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Sylvan RCMP arrest male for break and enter and pursuit

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Sylvan RCMP arrest male for break and enter and pursuit

Sylvan Lake, Alta. – On Feb. 26, 2019 at approximately 12:00 a.m., Sylvan Lake RCMP were called to assist Rocky Mountain House RCMP with a report of two stolen vehicles involved in a break and enter to a local business in Rocky Mountain House.

Sylvan Lake RCMP were then advised of a break and enter a short time later to a gas station in Bentley. During this investigation, it was determined that one of the stolen vehicles from Rocky Mountain House was used to commit this offence. A second call for service was received from a Bentley resident advising that someone had just tried to steal his vehicle, but was unsuccessful.

The suspect(s) then travelled in the stolen vehicle from Rocky Mountain House from Bentley to the Kuusamo Industrial Park area. Police were able to locate the suspect inside an industrial shop, where the suspect then opened the overhead door and drove a semi truck and trailer towards officers in an attempt to escape. No one was injured.

A short pursuit ensued as the semi tractor continued towards Red Deer travelling in the westbound lane towards oncoming traffic. Police were able to stop the semi, after a tire deflation device was successfully deployed. An adult male was taken into custody with the assistance of Red Deer RCMP and RCMP Police Dog Services.

Further investigation revealed that a second semi unit was stolen from Kuusamo Industrial Park area, and the semi was later located in Gasoline Alley in Red Deer.

Jason William Ionson (38) of Red Deer, Alta. has been charged with:

  • Possession of stolen under $5,000
  • Mischief over $5,000
  • Mischief under $5,000
  • Dangerous operation of a motor vehicle
  • Flight from police
  • Resist arrest
  • Operate motor vehicle while disqualified
  • Fail to comply with recognizance

At the time of his arrest, Ionson was at large on numerous outstanding warrants from RCMP detachments throughout the Central Alberta area.

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

The investigation continues in connection with the other stolen vehicle out of Rocky Mountain House and the other stolen semi from the Kuusamo Industrial Park area.

If anyone has information regarding this incident, they are asked to contact the Sylvan Lake RCMP at 403-858-7200 or their local police. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can 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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Innisfail woman charged with stealing over $50 thousand from employer

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Red Deer RCMP charge woman for defrauding employer

An Innisfail woman is facing multiple charges following an investigation by the Red Deer RCMP. Police allege that the suspect stole more than $54,000 from her employer between September 2015 and 2017.

The Red Deer RCMP Financial Crime Unit recently completed an investigation, and uncovered the fraud. It is alleged that the women, while serving as the Executive Director of a local member association, misused the funds of the organization for personal use.

Pamela Bernard (38) of Innisfail has been charged with 11 Criminal Code charges, including:

  • Fraud exceeding $5,000 (x3)
  • Fraud under $5000 (x2)
  • Theft under $5000 (x2)
  • Theft over $5000 (x2)
  • Falsification of books/documents

Pamela Bernard’s first court appearance is scheduled for August 2, 2019 in Red Deer Provincial Court.

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Major bust nets a million in drugs and cash

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Project Embrace Makes 6 Arrests,
$1 Million in Seizures

Edmonton… A drug trafficking network that spanned Alberta and British Columbia has been dismantled. ALERT’s Project Embrace has resulted in the arrest of six suspects and the seizure of over $1 million worth of drugs and cash.

Project Embrace was a nine-month investigation that targeted all facets of the suspected criminal network’s operation, including supply, distribution, and street-level sales. ALERT Edmonton’s organized crime team led the investigation with the assistance of British Columbia’s Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit and Bonnyville RCMP.

More than six kilograms of cocaine and two kilograms of methamphetamine were seized, along with more than $342,000 in cash. In addition, half a dozen suspects were charged, with the most recent arrests taking place in late June 2019.

Project Embrace collected evidence to suggest an Edmonton-based group coordinated the supply of drugs from British Columbia, and then facilitated distribution in Alberta – specifically in the communities of Bonnyville, Lloydminster, St. Paul, Cold Lake, Little Smoky and Frog Lake.

Investigators allege that Matthew Castle was at the centre of the Edmonton group, which involved family members and associates. Castle allegedly conspired with B.C.-based David Davinder Lally and Jacob Fralin to import drugs into Alberta.

Six homes were searched, including four in Edmonton and two Vancouver apartments. In total, investigators seized:

  • 6.5 kilograms of cocaine;
  • 2 kilograms of methamphetamine;
  • 18 kilograms of a cocaine buffing agent;
  • $342,982 cash; and
  • a 2007 Volvo XC90 with a hidden mechanized compartment.

The following suspects were each charged with conspiracy to traffic drugs, in addition to a range of other offences:

  • Matthew Castle, 29, from Edmonton;
  • Terri Lynn Castle, 50, from Edmonton
  • Christian Castle-Wasson, 18, from Edmonton;
  • David Davinder Lally, 40, from Vancouver;
  • Jacob Fralin, 32, from Vancouver; and
  • Ryan Rautiainen, 26, from Lloydminster.

Project Embrace began in October 2018 when Bonnyville RCMP developed criminal intelligence about drug trafficking taking place in the area.

In conjunction with Project Embrace, Bonnyville RCMP arrested a number of street-level dealers in separate investigations. Each of the following was charged with multiple counts of drug trafficking:

  • Charlie Houle, 24, from Bonnyville;
  • Brent Coell, 18, from Bonnyville;
  • Rayden Hill, 22, from Bonnyville;
  • Michael Pownall, 36, from Bonnyville;
  • Britney Coulombe, 27, from Bonnyville;
  • Wayne Friesen, 27, from Bonnyville;
  • Tyanna John, 21, from Bonnyville; and
  • Dustin Gellerman, 27, from Bonnyville.

A number of other police agencies were involved in Project Embrace, including Edmonton Police Service, Vancouver Police Department, RCMP K-Division, Kamloops RCMP, Lloydminster RCMP, Cold Lake RCMP, Elk Point RCMP, Kitscoty RCMP and St. Paul RCMP.

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. Members of Calgary Police Service, Edmonton Police Service, Lethbridge Police Service, Medicine Hat Police Service, and RCMP work in ALERT.

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