RED DEER- Recent arrests by RCMP include locating and arresting a number of suspects in stolen vehicles.
Many of the suspects attempted to flee police before being arrested.
A number of those arrests occurred as RCMP monitored areas and prolific property offenders identified through the Red Deer’s Pinpoint policing strategies.
Other arrests were made thanks to citizens reporting suspicious activity.
Shortly before 5:30 a.m. on October 11, RCMP located a suspect walking in the Johnstone neighbourhood who fled when he saw police.
He was located shortly after and it was confirmed he was wanted on 10 outstanding warrants out of Red Deer and Edmonton.
A new court date has not yet been set for 30-year-old Jeremy Sanderson-Hayward.
At 5:30 p.m. on October 10, RCMP worked with Lacombe Police in locating two men driving a stolen SUV in south Red Deer.
When the vehicle refused to stop, police laid a tire deflation device and punctured several tires.
The SUV continued south onto Spruce Drive, where the occupants abandoned it and attempted to flee on foot.
Both suspects were arrested in the Mountview neighbourhood.
One assaulted a police officer in his attempt to escape custody.
He also used stolen identification in an attempt to conceal his identity, and was found to be in possession of a small amount of what appeared to be crystal meth.
The police officer was not injured during the arrest.
A 32-year-old man and a 39-year-old man face charges.
Their names cannot be released at this time as their charges have not yet been sworn before the courts.
Shortly before 5:30 p.m. on October 9, RCMP responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle driving in an industrial area in north Red Deer.
Police located the truck and confirmed that it was stolen.
The driver refused to stop for police, who did not pursue due to public safety concerns.
The pickup was observed speeding, driving over a median and through a ditch as it fled.
The truck was found abandoned in the GH Dawe Centre parking lot.
The suspect driver was found hiding in an alley on Hamilton Drive and found to be in possession of a small amount of what is believed to be ecstasy.
Shane William Brown, 34, was wanted on three outstanding warrants at the time of his arrest.
In addition to those charges, he now faces drug possession, dangerous driving, flight from police, possession of stolen property, and other charges.
At approximately 5 p.m. on October 9, RCMP located a stolen truck as it drove in north Red Deer.
The driver refused to stop for police, who did not pursue it for public safety reasons but moved to intercept it as it drove through the Normandeau neighbourhood and back to Gaetz Avenue.
That's where the two occupants abandoned the pickup in a parking lot and attempted to flee on foot.
The woman driving the truck and a passenger were arrested without incident.
Lacey Ann Crabbe, 31, faces charges of possession of stolen property, dangerous driving, flight from police, possession of a dangerous weapon, possession of break-in instruments and failing to comply with conditions.
Johnathon Patrick Durocher, 39, faces charges of possession of stolen property and failing to comply with conditions.
Shortly after 1:30 p.m. on October 7, RCMP responded to a report of a disturbance at a residence in the Riverside Meadows neighbourhood.
On arrival, they located a man in possession of a machete and arrested him after a brief foot chase.
RCMP determined that the victim and the suspect were known to each other.
Solomon Courtoreille, 21, has been charged with possession of a weapon, resisting arrest and failing to comply with conditions.
Shortly before 9:30 p.m. on October 6, RCMP were called to a break and enter in progress where the suspect attempted to break down the door of an apartment suite in West Park.
RCMP determined that the suspect had smashed the glass at the building entry door to gain access, and then attempted to break into an apartment while its residents were inside.
The suspect and the victims were not known to each other.
Jordan Charles Allen, 35, faces break and enter, failing to comply with conditions and breach of probation charges.
Shortly before 10:30 a.m. on October 5, RCMP responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle in a parking lot in the Highland Green neighbourhood.
On arrival, RCMP located a suspect who was wanted on outstanding warrants, and seized a club and hydromorphone during his arrest.
A 32 year old man faces new charges in addition to his outstanding warrants.
His name cannot be released as those charges have not yet been sworn before the courts.
Shortly before 1:30 p.m. on September 29, The RCMP Traffic unit was doing a speed campaign in the area of 59 Ave. and 63 St. when a pickup refused to stop.
Mounties determined the vehicle was stolen and tracked it to C & E Trail just north of Highway 11A, where the occupants abandoned it and attempted to flee on foot.
Police Dog Services attended and tracked the suspects to a bushed area where they were arrested.
A 22-year-old man and a 20-year-old woman each face numerous charges.
Their names cannot be released at the charges have not yet been sworn before the courts.
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