Drayton Valley RCMP make multiple arrests in recent crimes

By Laine Mitchell (Twitter: @Laine_Mitchell)
October 25, 2017 - 12:38pm

Mounties were kept busy making multiple arrests in the past week, with a taser being deployed in one of the cases.

Drayton Valley RCMP say during the afternoon of October 19 members observed a male on warrant in a back alley in Drayton Valley. When confronted the man resisted arrest, and a conducted electrical weapon was used to subdue him.

He was later treated at the hospital for minor injuries and the 36-year-old man has charges pending for assaulting a police officer and resisiting arrest.

The next day while on patrol during the early morning hours of the 20th, police located a vehicle by the 7-Eleven that was suspected in being involved in recent vehicle thefts. Inside the vehicle were two occupants along with suspected heroin, and they were subsequently arrested.

Melissa Heinrichs, 20, faces a charge of possession of heroin along with eight outstanding warrants out of Red Deer. The male's name could not be released but charges are pending against him. 

A man was also arrested after stealing fuel from a lease site during the early morning hours of October 23 after a oil and gas company security member contacted the RCMP to report a vehicle involved with stealing fuel.

With the assistance of Edson RCMP members, the suspect vehicle was stopped on Highway 16 and two occupants were arrested. 

Fred Turner, 29, is charged with theft under $5,000. After further investigation police were able to determine Turner was also responsible for a theft of fuel on October 8 where over $5,000 worth was stolen. In that case, he will also face a theft over $5,000 charge. Turner will appear in Drayton Valley Court on November 7.

The 25-year-old female occupant of the vehicle could not be named due to charges not being sworn in. 

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