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Crime

Police make significant arrests stemming from long weekend crime spree

Published

May 24, 2019

Central Area District RCMP make significant arrests from long weekend incidents

Red Deer, Alta. – “Multiple members across various jurisdictions were involved with this dangerous crime spree,” says S/Sgt Mark Groves Central Alberta District RCMP. “Policing efforts do not have borders, nor do crimes so we will continue to pursue these repeat offenders throughout the province of Alberta.” 

Central Area District (CAD) RCMP are laying over 40 charges against 4 people stemming from multiple incidents that primarily took place in the Red Deer and Sylvan Lake, Alta. area during the Victoria Day long weekend. These approximately 30 occurrences involved serious risk to police and public as firearms were involved in the commission of these crimes.

On May 16, 2019, at 4:30 a.m., a stolen truck was involved in multiple break and enters with the use of discharging firearms to gain entry.

On May 17, 2019, at 1:30 a.m., Rimbey RCMP were dispatched to a residential break and enter in progress at which a firearm was produced. The suspects fled the scene in a stolen truck. At approximately 2 a.m., Sylvan Lake RCMP located the truck near Bentley, Alta. traveling at a high rate of speed.  The suspect vehicle ultimately took a dead end township road and entered a ditch.  An unknown number of people fled from the vehicle into a wooded area, and one female was arrested. 

The stolen truck from the previous morning’s incidents arrives in the area and swerved at RCMP members who were trying to deploy a tire deflation device. The fleeing individual(s) jumped into the white truck and RCMP members pursued. The pursuit continued through the Town of Sylvan Lake where firearms from the truck were discharged multiple times at police. During the pursuit, a female fell from the truck and was arrested without incident. The truck was located unoccupied a short distance away, having collided with a parked vehicle.  A loaded firearm was recovered from the vehicle.

On May 19, 2019, at 1:30 a.m., Sylvan Lake RCMP responded to a 911 call of a break and enter in progress in the Sylvan Lake industrial area., Sylvan Lake, Red Deer RCMP, along with the Emergency Response Team (ERT) and Police Dog Services made contact with a suspect vehicle which swerved at members. An officer discharged their firearm at the vehicle, but no one in the vehicle was injured. A second suspect vehicle, a truck stolen from the industrial property, fled through fencing and was immediately pursued by ERT. The vehicle stopped a short time later, due to mechanical failure, and a male was arrested without incident. 

On May 21, 2019, at around 2:45 p.m., a male suspect was taken into custody without incident after he was arrested driving a stolen car. 

Danelle Rickett (32) of no fixed address has been charged with:

·         Possession of stolen property over $5,000 

·         Possession of stolen property under $5,000 

·         Joyriding 

Rickett was released from custody after a judicial hearing with conditions, and will appearing in Red Deer Provincial Court on May 29, 2019.

Samantha Johnston (29) of Red Deer has been charged with:

·         Possession of stolen property over $5,000 

·         Possession for the purpose of trafficking 

·         Breach of recognizance (x4) 

Johnston has been remanded into custody after a judicial hearing, and will be appearing in Red Deer Provincial Court on May 30, 2019.

Tyler Harris (23) of Red Deer has been charged with:

·         Break and enter of a business (x2)

·         Disguise with intent

·         Breach of recognizance (x4) 

·         Flight from police

Harris has been remanded into custody after a judicial hearing, and will be appearing in Red Deer Provincial Court on June 12, 2019.

Zacharias Paradoski, of the Red Deer has been charged with 39 offences, some of which include:

·         Using a firearm in the commission of an offence

·         Possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose

·         Break and Enter 

·         Discharging a firearm

·         Possession of break and enter instruments

·         Disguise with intent

Paradoski was remanded into custody after a judicial hearing, and will be appearing in Red Deer Provincial Court on June 5, 2019.

No RCMP members were injured during any of these incidents.

As this matter is now before the courts no further details will be provided.

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Central Alberta

Rocky RCMP investigate armed robbery.

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September 13, 2019

                            Rocky Mountain House RCMP investigate bank robbery

Caroline, Alberta – On September 13, 2019, at approximately 10:30 am Rocky Mountain House RCMP received a call of a robbery at the ATB Financial in Caroline.

One male suspect entered the bank and demanded money. The suspect left the bank with an undisclosed amount of money. No one inside the bank was injured during the incident.  

Rocky Mountain House RCMP conducted an extensive search for the suspect but they were unable to locate.  


The male suspect is described as:

  • 5’7”
  • Stocky build

The suspect was wearing:

  • Black Ball Hat
  • Black Hoodie & Blue Shirt
  • Safety Vest
  • Dark Blue Jeans
  • Black Shoes
  • Brown or Burgundy Scarf

Rocky Mountain House RCMP and the General Investigation Section continue to investigate.

If you have any information please about this event, please call the Rocky Mountain House RCMP at 403-845-2882. If you want to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), or by internet at www.tipsubmit.com. You do not have to reveal your identity to Crime Stoppers, and if you provide information to Crime Stoppers that leads to an arrest(s), you may be eligible for a cash reward. 

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Crime

Red Deer RCMP charge 11 people with solicitation offences   

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Sept. 10, 2019

Red Deer RCMP charge 11 people with solicitation offences   

Red Deer, Alta. – Red Deer RCMP have arrested and charged 11 people during an enforcement initiative targeting criminal activities in downtown Red Deer.

In August, various units including the Downtown Unit and the General Investigative Section, conducted a targeted enforcement operation to address sex trade activities in the downtown area of Red Deer.

As a result of this operation, 11 men ranging in age from 21 to 61 years old were charged with obtaining sexual services for consideration. In addition to these charges, one man was arrested for possession of cocaine, one man was arrested for breach of probation and one man was arrested on an outstanding warrant.

“It’s critical that we continue to work to deter this type of crime in order to protect workers in the sex trade industry,” said Inspector Mark Groves, Operations Support Officer for Red Deer. “They represent some of the most vulnerable in our society. This operation also further supports our broader enforcement efforts in the downtown area to decrease criminal activity.”

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