Wanted couple caught possessing firearms, stolen ID, drugs

By rdnewsNOW staff
December 4, 2017 - 11:50am

A man and a woman wanted on multiple outstanding warrants face more charges after Mounties found them in possession of stolen identification, meth and a gun.

Red Deer RCMP were conducting targeted patrols at around 4 a.m. on Nov. 30 in an area they say is known for criminal activity when they located a suspicious vehicle parked in a commercial lot.

When officers approached a suspicious vehicle sitting in a commercial parking lot, the man and woman associated with the vehicle gave police false names. The man attempted to flee police on foot.

RCMP seized stolen identification, a firearm, ammunition and methamphetamine from the car.

Joseph Peter Schneider, 31, is charged with resist/obstruct peace officer, identity fraud and three counts of possession of stolen property under $5,000.

At the time of his arrest, Schneider was wanted on outstanding warrants out of Red Deer for possession for the purpose of trafficking, evading police, possession a prohibited weapon (X 2), possession of break-in instruments, possession of stolen property, fail to appear in court and possession of controlled substance (X 3).

Schneider has been remanded to appear in court on December 19.

Kayla Marie Cecka, 28, is charged with unsafe storage of firearm, possession of firearm in motor vehicle, resist/obstruct peace officer, fail to comply with conditions (X 5), identity theft and possession of Schedule I substance (methamphetamine).

At the time of her arrest, Cecka was wanted on numerous outstanding warrants for persons and property crimes.

Cecka was remanded to appear in court in Red Deer on December 4 and is scheduled to appear again on December 19.

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