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Red Deer RCMP recent arrests include stolen vehicles, break and enters and drug charges

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Red Deer RCMP continue their focus on repeat offenders as part of the Pinpoint Crime Reduction Strategy, with numerous recent arrests involving stolen vehicles, illicit drugs, shoplifting, break and enters in progress, and the arrests of multiple individuals found to be breaching probation, parole and court-imposed conditions.

 

September 16 

At 4 pm on September 16, RCMP responded to a report of a stolen SUV at a 67 Street business. RCMP located the SUV and arrested the three occupants as they exited the business. The female, who had been identified as the driver, gave police a false name but her identity was soon confirmed. RCMP seized identity documents and what is believed to be methamphetamine.

At the time of her arrest, 25 year old Madison Coutre was wanted on warrants for assault, failing comply, and failing to attend court. She now faces the following additional charges:

  • Possession of stolen property under $5,000
  • Possession of identity documents
  •  Resist/ obstruct peace officer
  • Breach of recognizance X 5
  • Possession of Schedule I substance

The two male passengers, 43 year old Marty Roy and 33 year old Kleedis Lagrelle, were both arrested on outstanding warrants out of Calgary. The vehicle was reported stolen out of Red Deer on September 15 during a garage break and enter; the vehicle keys and a wallet containing cash and bank cards were stolen from the garage.

 September 14 

Around noon on September 14, RCMP responded to a report of suspicious activity in downtown Red Deer and located 35 year old Amanda Hadiken, who was wanted on nine outstanding warrants for theft (X 2), fail to comply with an undertaking or conditions (X 4), fail to appear in court (X 2) and breach of conditions. A court date has not yet been set.

 September 13 

Shortly before 3 am on September 13, RCMP responded to a report of a break and enter in progress at a downtown business; RCMP located the suspect nearby and arrested him without incident.

34 year old Steven Hubley faces a charge of  breaking, entering and committing.

September 12 

At 4 am on September 12, RCMP on foot patrol in downtown Red Deer located a suspect who was wanted on a warrant for assault. In the course of his arrest, RCMP seized pills and what is believed to be fentanyl.

In addition to his warrant, 46 year old Wessam Haimour faces two charges of possession of a controlled substance.

September 11 

At 7 am on September 11, RCMP responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle parked in a residential area in Oriole Park and located a man and a woman occupying a stolen vehicle that contained a number of stolen items, including electronics and identification documents.

39 year old Jason Gregory was wanted on warrants out of Strathcona area and Edmonton at the time of his arrest; he now faces charges of illegal possession or trafficking in government documents and possession of stolen property under $5,000 X 2

 September 10 

Shortly before 5 pm on September 10, RCMP responded to a report of shoplifting in progress at a south Red Deer store. The suspect was gone when police arrived, but was quickly identified through surveillance. RCMP located the suspect on September 11 and arrested him without incident.

27 year old Hayden William Smith faces charges of theft under $5,000, failure to comply with undertaking and failure to comply with probation.

September 10 

At 1:30 pm on September 10, RCMP on patrol in downtown Red Deer conducted a traffic stop and located a woman who was wanted on 10 outstanding warrants out of Edmonton for fail to attend court (X 6), assault, obstruct/ resist peace officer, identity fraud and theft under $5,000. At the time of her arrest, she was in possession of stolen identification documents.

In addition to her warrants, 28 year old Adut Garang faces a charge of illegal possession or trafficking in government documents.

 

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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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