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RCMP Emergency Response Team takes Innisfail suspect after standoff

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Male charged after short standoff with police

A 33 year old Central Alberta man has been charged after a short term investigation by Innisfail General Investigation Section.
Innisfail GIS while doing targeted patrols, observed a van that was confirmed stolen from the University of Calgary that morning. The investigation continued and later in the day after a short standoff an arrest was made by the Calgary RCMP Emergency Response Team.  Pedestrian and vehicle traffic was delayed for a short period of time to ensure public safety while the police operation was underway.  The investigation resulted in the recovery of the stolen van and the seizure of methamphetamine, a prohibited firearm, ammunition, break-in tools, brass knuckles and other weapons.
Innisfail GIS was supported by Innisfail Detachment along with support units including the Innisfail Integrated Traffic Unit, the Emergency Response Team, Red Deer Police Dog Service, Auto Theft Unit, Red Deer Crime Reduction Team, Forensic Identification Section, and General Investigation Section members from Blackfalds and Sylvan Lake Detachments.
Tyler James Ratledge (33) of Innisfail was arrested by the Southern Alberta Emergency Response Team in the area of 52 Avenue in the Town of Innisfail on November 13, 2019.   Rateledge has been charged with 19 criminal code charges including but not limited to:
  • Possess stolen property over $5000
  • Possess prohibited firearm
  • Unauthorised possession of a firearm
  • Unsafe Storage of a firearm
  • Fail to comply with recognizance x2
  • Possess weapon dangerous to public peace
  • Possess break in  tools
  • Drive no insurance, no registration
  • Drive while disqualified
Ratledge has been remanded and is scheduled to appear in Red Deer Provincial court on November 18th for a bail hearing.
Innisfail Detachment General Investigation Section will continue to work on Crime Reduction Efforts in the Innisfail Detachment area with support of these units throughout the winter in efforts to reduce drug and property crime. Information can be provided to Innisfail GIS at 403-227-8514.

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Weapons charges laid on three people in Cochrane

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Cochrane RCMP Charge Three Adults with Numerous Weapons Offences
Cochrane, AB. – On Friday afternoon, December 6, 2019, members of Cochrane RCMP’s General Investigation Section located a suspicious vehicle with three occupants.  The officers observed a firearm in the vehicle and arrested the occupants.  As the investigation unfolded, several weapons were located and seized, including: a loaded shotgun, a loaded rifle, bear spray and brass knuckles.
Carlyle Holloway, 39 yrs, Zachary Sampson, 33 yrs, and Aldina Snow, 34 yrs, all from Morley, Alberta, have been charged with several offences including:
  • Possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose (four counts),
  • Carrying a concealed weapon (three counts),
  • Careless storage of a firearm (two counts),
  • Unauthorized possession of a firearm (two counts), and
  • Tampering with a serial number (one count).
All three accused were held for a Judicial Interim Release hearing.  Holloway was remanded to appear in Cochrane Provincial Court on Tuesday, December 10th,  Sampson was released on a $2000 no deposit Recognizance to appear in Court on December 17th, and Snow was released on $3000 no deposit Recognizance to appear in Court on Tuesday, December 10th.
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Central Alberta man released on bail after being charged with 2nd degree murder… is charged with attempted murder less than 2 weeks later!

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Red Deer RCMP apprehend and charge Quentin Strawberry

On the morning of December 2, 2019, members of the Red Deer RCMP Downtown Patrol Unit responded to an incident at an apartment building in downtown Red Deer. While investigating the scene, members discovered a male suffering from a head injury from an alleged attack with a machete.

Quentin Strawberry (38) of O’Chiese First Nation was located and arrested by police on outstanding warrants for failure to comply with conditions of his release on bail.

An investigation led RCMP to charge Strawberry in relation to the attack;

  • attempted murder
  • obstructing a police officer
  • breach of recognizance X 6

Strawberry is also facing previously existing charges, including 2nd degree murder, from the March 29, 2019 homicide of Joseph Junior Alfred Gallant.  Strawberry was arrested on this charge on April 16, 2019.

On November 20, 2019, Strawberry was granted bail, with restrictions including a 24-hour curfew, keeping the peace, and not possessing anything intended to be used as a weapon.  Strawberry failed to comply with all conditions and was subsequently charged for breaching his release conditions on November 20, 25 and 26.

Strawberry will remain in custody until his next court date on December 11, 2019 at Red Deer Provincial Court.

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