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Red Deer RCMP arrest offenders during break and enters in progress

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Over the past month, Red Deer RCMP have arrested a number of people in the act of breaking into businesses, garages and sheds; many of these successful arrests involved a number of downtown businesses and were thanks to a swift police response to security alarms and to tips from the public.

“Red Deer’s Pinpoint crime reduction strategy uses analytics to identify current crime hot spots and peak times for criminal activity so we’re very purposefully putting police officers in those areas to deal with issues while they’re happening,” says Inspector Gerald Grobmeier of the Red Deer RCMP. “These successful arrests during break and enters in progress are thanks to RCMP’s constant focus on the downtown and other crime hot spots, and thanks to the active support we get from those citizens who call in suspicious activity.”

September 19 

Shortly after 8 pm on September 19, RCMP responded to a report of a possible break and enter in progress at a business in a light industrial area in north Red Deer, after the business owner chased a male suspect away from the property. RCMP attended and arrested the suspect after a brief foot chase; he was found to be in possession of a stolen credit card and other identification and was in breach of other court-imposed conditions.

A 38 year old man faces a number of criminal charges; his name cannot be released at this time at those charges have not yet been sworn before the courts.

 September 13 

At 2:45 am on September 13, RCMP responded to a report of a break and enter in progress at a downtown business after a window was smashed in. Police located the suspect nearby and arrested him without incident.

34 year old Steven Gordon Hubley faces the following charges:

  • Breaking, entering and committing

Hubley is scheduled to appear in court in Red Deer on October 1 at 9:30 am.

 September 2 

Shortly after 2:30 am on September 2, RCMP responded to a report of an intruder in the back yard of a Sunnybrook residence and located two male suspects inside a neighbouring garage. One suspect was arrested as he attempted to flee and the other was arrested a short time later with the assistance of Police Dog Services. RCMP recovered two rifles, a shotgun, ammunition and several knives that had been stolen from the garage.

32 year old Rainbow Pierre Saddleback faces the following charges:

  • Unauthorized possession of a firearm X 3
  • Possession of weapon obtained by crime X 3
  • Break and enter to steal firearm
  • Weapons possession contrary to order X 2
  • Resist/ obstruct peace officer
  • Breaking and entering with intent
  • Breaking, entering and committing
  • Possess break-in instruments

Rainbow Saddleback is scheduled to appear in court in Red Deer on October 2 at 9:30 am.

 23 year old Presley Dean Saddleback faces the following charges:

  • Unauthorized possession of a firearm X 3
  • Possession of weapon obtained by crime X 3
  • Break and enter to steal firearm
  • Weapons possession contrary to order X 2
  • Fail to comply with conditions X 3
  • Breaking and entering with intent
  • Breaking, entering and committing
  • Possess break-in instruments

Presley Saddleback is scheduled to appear in court in Red Deer on October 2 at 9:30 am.

 September 1

At 9:30 am on September 1, RCMP responded to a report of a male suspect smashing a window at a downtown business then entering the business. RCMP located the suspect nearby as he fled on foot, and arrested him without incident.

25 year old Joshua Dwayne Gairdner was charged and subsequently convicted of:

  • Breaking and entering with intent
  • Fail to comply with an undertaking

 

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At 5:30 pm on August 30, RCMP received a report of a break and enter to a mobile home located in a business compound in north Red Deer, and arrested a man and a woman inside one of the trailers.

31 year old Justin Eric Arnault faces the following charges:

  • Breaking and entering with intent
  • Mischief under $5,000

Arnault is scheduled to appear in court in Red Deer on October 29 at 8:30 am.

A 26 year old woman faces similar charges but those charges have not yet been sworn before the courts.

August 20 

Shortly after 2 am on August 20, RCMP responded to a report of a break and enter in progress on the grounds of Lindsay Thurber Comprehensive High School; with support from Police Dog Services, RCMP located three male suspects in a shed. RCMP seized break-in tools during the arrest.

24 year old Vernon Chance Currie faces the following charges:

  • Breaking and entering with intent
  • Possess break-in instruments

43 year old Monte Randall Riggins faces the following charges

  • Breaking and entering with intent
  • Possess break-in instruments

Riggins failed to appear in court in Red Deer on September 26 and the charges have now gone to warrant status.

53 year old Donald Arthur Hermary faces the following charges:

  • Breaking and entering with intent
  • Possess break-in instruments
  • fail to attend court

Hermary made his first appearance in court in Red Deer on September 26 and is scheduled to appear again on October 31 at 9:30 am.

August 17 

Shortly before 5 am on August 17, RCMP responded to a report of a glass break at a downtown business, and located a suspect fleeing the store. He was arrested after a brief foot chase.

36 year old Robert Alexander Barry was charged with and subsequently convicted of:

  • Breaking and entering with intent
  • Fail to comply with conditions

August 17

Shortly before 2:30 am, RCMP were called to Oriole Park School in response to a break and enter in progress. On arrival, RCMP located two male suspects inside the school.

19 year old Joshua Scholten and 19 year old Mitchell Cole Brown each face one charge of breaking, entering and committing. Both are scheduled to appear in court in Red Deer on October 12 at 9:30 am.

August 2 

Shortly after 4:30 am on August 2, RCMP responded to a report of a break and enter at a hair studio in north Red Deer. On arrival, RCMP arrested a male suspect inside the store, wearing a black mask.

53 year old Bradley Lee Jones faces the following charges:

  • Breaking, entering and committing
  • Disguised with intent

Jones is scheduled to appear in court in Red Deer on October 24 at 9:30 am.

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Search warrant seizure: Early morning traffic stop leads Innisfail RCMP to firearms cache in Penhold

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News Release from Innisfail RCMP

Innisfail RCMP execute search warrant recovering numerous firearms, charges laid

 At approximately 5 a.m. on Nov. 30, 2021, Innisfail RCMP observed a subject known to police to violate his court-imposed conditions by leaving his residence in Penhold, Alta., and depart in a vehicle.

With the assistance of Blackfalds RCMP, a traffic stop was conducted on Highway 2A leaving Penhold. Three occupants in the vehicle were located in possession of two firearms. The vehicle and firearms were seized and the occupants, two males and one female, were arrested.

Search warrants were obtained and executed by Innisfail RCMP at the residence in Penhold as well as on the seized vehicle with the assistance from the Southern Alberta Crime Reduction Unit (SACRU), Forensic Identification Section (FIS), and the National Weapons Enforcement Support Team (NWEST) along with Blackfalds and Innisfail ITU

A total of 21 prohibited and non restricted firearms were seized, along with silver coins, collectable currency and suspected methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia.

Jordan Glasgow (21) from Penhold, Casey Laprise (33) of no fixed address, and Amber Parfitt (37) from Olds, Alta., have been jointly charged with numerous offences:

  • Possess firearm in vehicle (x2)
  • Possession of a firearm obtained by crime
  • Possession of a weapon dangerous to public peace (x2)
  • Possession of stolen property over $5000 (x2)
  • Possession of stolen property under $5000
  • Possession of break in instruments

Jordan Glasgow and Amber Parfitt have been jointly charged with:

  • Unauthorized possession of a firearm (x3)
  • Unsafe transportation of firearm in motor vehicle
  • Possess loaded firearm

Jordan Glasgow has also been charged with:

  • Possession of a weapon dangerous to public peace
  • Fail to comply with release order
  • Unsafe storage of a firearm (x2)
  • Unauthorized possession of a firearm (x2)
  • Possession of a firearm obtained by crime
  • Possession of stolen property under $5000 (x2)

Amber Parfitt has also been charged with:

  • Possession for the purpose of trafficking (CDSA)
  • Possession of a controlled substance (CDSA)
  • Possession of stolen property over $5000

Casey Laprise has also been charged with:

  • Unsafe transportation of a firearm in a motor vehicle
  • Possession of a loaded firearm
  • Unauthorized possession of a firearm (x2)

After a judicial hearing, all three accused were remanded to custody. Casey Laprise and Amber Parfitt will next be appearing on Dec. 9, 2021, and Jordan Glasgow on Dec. 12, 2021, in Red Deer Provincial Court.

Innisfail RCMP General Investigative Section believe the firearms seized are related to a recent Break and Enter in Innisfail and are continuing to investigate.

Innisfail RCMP are encouraging the community to report criminal or suspicious activity when it is observed as too often incidents are reported long after the incident. Reports tell us where to look, who to look for, and where to patrol in the future. If you see a crime in progress, dial 911. If you wish to remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), online at www.P3Tips.com or by using the “P3 Tips” app available through the Apple App or Google Play Store.

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Two Million Dollar Drug Bust in Edmonton

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News Release from ALERT (Alberta Law Enforcement Response Team)

Project Elk concludes with eight arrests, millions in drugs and assets seized

A two-year cross-Canada drug trafficking investigation has concluded with eight Edmonton suspects facing charges. ALERT seized roughly $2 million in drugs, cash, and proceeds of crime.

Project Elk was a lengthy investigation into an Edmonton-based drug trafficking network that was involved in drug importation. Eight suspects were arrested and charged in October 2021 with offences ranging from drug and firearms related, to conspiracy to commit an indictable offence, to commission of an offence for a criminal organization.

The suspects are scheduled to make their initial court appearances on November 25, 2021.

“Project Elk will prove to be significant disruption to drug markets in Edmonton and other communities in northern Alberta. The negative impacts of drug trafficking are multi-faceted and connect back to societal harms such as gang-related violence, theft, property crimes, and healthcare implications,” said Inspector Kevin Berge, ALERT Edmonton.

ALERT Edmonton’s organized crime team spearheaded the investigation in November 2019, and Project Elk also involved the assistance of the Edmonton Police Service, and specialized RCMP units from Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Ontario.

In August 2020, ALERT intercepted a six-kilogram cocaine shipment that originated in Toronto. The seizure precipitated a series of search warrant executions in which six homes in the Edmonton were searched and one home in Strathcona County.

Project Elk resulted in the seizure of:

  • Five firearms;
  • 10 kilograms of cocaine;
  • 17 kilograms of a cocaine buffing agent;
  • 4.7 kilograms of meth;
  • 2.9 kilograms of cannabis; and
  • $135,000 cash.

In addition, ALERT seized roughly $200,000 in offence related property, including three vehicles, jewelry, diamond rings, and Rolex watches.

“The drug trade doesn’t pay in the end. If you’re not shot, you’re ending up in jail, and you’re only hurting the people around you. It’s not the glamourous lifestyle that is fictionalized for the sake of TV and movies,” said Berge.

A total of 35 criminal charges have been laid against:

  • Tyshawn Walters, 29-year-old man from Edmonton;
  • Kashane Walters, 34-year-old man from Edmonton;
  • Kariyawasam Kariyawasam, 39-year-old man from Edmonton;
  • Tyree Malcolm, 28-year-old man from Edmonton;
  • Levi Collinge, a 39-year-old man from Edmonton;
  • Boris Derpich, 43-year-old man from Edmonton;
  • Stacey Sharpe, 35-year-old woman from Edmonton; and
  • Trevor Bellows, 31-year-old man from Edmonton.

Members of the public who suspect drug or gang activity in their community can call local police, or contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). Crime Stoppers is always anonymous.

ALERT was established and is funded by the Alberta Government and is a compilation of the province’s most sophisticated law enforcement resources committed to tackling serious and organized crime.

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