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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
More than $4M in illegal drugs seized during EDGE investigation
News release from Edmonton Police Service
A nine month EPS investigation has culminated with the arrest of four males and the seizure of an estimated $4.3M in drugs and buffing agents.
“This investigation and the corresponding results are the culmination of nine months of commitment by our members to keep a significant amount of illegal drugs off Edmonton streets,” said Staff Sgt. David Paton, of the Edmonton Drug and Gang Enforcement Unit (EDGE). “The continued reduction of harm to our community is our number-one objective.”
Responding to intelligence received in the spring of 2021, the EPS Edmonton Drug and Gang Enforcement Unit (EDGE) began investigating several individuals allegedly involved in the illegal drug trade throughout the city.
Working in conjunction with the Alberta Law Enforcement Response Team (ALERT), EDGE members successfully arranged several undercover drug buys with four suspects over the last six months.
In October, investigators identified two addresses of interest; the first being the residence of the primary suspect, David Vidal, 31, near 208 Street and 61 Avenue with the second being an alleged drug stash pad on Secord Boulevard.
Police seized significant amounts of drugs and weapons at the culmination of this investigation including:
- Methamphetamine – 5,784.5 g (est. street value of more than $206,000)
- Cocaine – 11,374 g(est. street value of more than $607,000)
- Other drugs – 4,591 tablets (cocaine or Fentanyl-based); 25.7 g Ketamine (est. street value $1,028)
- Buffering agent – 897.85 kg (est. street value $3,500,000.00)
- Firearms & ammunition – 12 gauge shotgun, .300 win mag rifle, 800 rounds of ammo
- Other weapons: 2 tasers, brass knuckles, 2 butterfly knives, 2 sets of brass knuckles
- Cash: Approximately $21,000
- Vehicle: 2018 Kia Sorrento
Investigators have since arrested and charged:
David Vidal, 31, of Edmonton: 19 offences including drug trafficking and possession, firearms and weapon-related offences, child endangerment, proceeds of crime and resisting arrest.
Nathaniel Cloney, 39, of Edmonton: 6 offences including drug trafficking and possession and proceeds of crime.
Matthew Lunty, 33, of Edmonton: 6 offences including drug trafficking and possession and proceeds of crime.
Abraham Chavez, 37, of El Salvador: 4 offences including drug trafficking and possession and proceeds of crime; a warrant for his arrest has also been issued.
Anyone with any information about this or any other crime is asked to contact the EPS at 780-423-4567 or #377 from a mobile phone. Anonymous information can also be submitted to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online at www.p3tips.com/250.
Can you help RCMP identify this suspect?
News Release from Red Deer RCMP
Red Deer RCMP seek public assistance to identify suspect
Red Deer RCMP are asking for the public’s assistance to help identify a suspect involved in an assault and robbery this past July.
On July 11, 2021 at approximately 7:30 a.m., a male arrived at the McDonalds located at 2502-50 Ave on a bicycle. The individual approached the occupant sitting inside of a parked 2012 Chevrolet Silverado and stole the vehicle. Around 8:40 a.m. that same morning, the suspect drove the stolen vehicle to a Fas Gas at 5926-54 Ave where he attempted a robbery. The suspect confronted a gas station employee and an altercation occurred, and the suspect fled in the stolen vehicle. Police later recovered the vehicle that day.
Red Deer RCMP are releasing images of the suspect so that the public might aid in identifying this individual. The suspect is described as a male wearing a blue hoodie, backpack with bright neon green straps, and camouflage cargo pants.
If you have information on these incidents or witnessed suspicious activity in your neighbourhood, please contact the Red Deer RCMP at 403-343-5575 or your local police department. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), on line at www.p3tips.com or by using the “P3 Tips” app available through the Apple App or Google Play store.
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