June 2018 RCMP News Archive

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Red Deer RCMP arrest offenders wanted on multiple warrants

June 5, 2018 12:12 PM

Red Deer, Alberta – Red Deer RCMP made a number of arrests while conducting proactive patrols in downtown Red Deer, and more thanks to continued reports from the public of suspicious activity or suspicious vehicles. Many of those arrested were wanted on multiple outstanding warrants and were found to be breaching court-imposed conditions at the time of their arrests.

May 29

The afternoon of May 29, Red Deer RCMP located a woman who was wanted on outstanding warrants and took her into custody. 35 year old Samantha Gibb was wanted for failing to comply with conditions and possession of stolen property after she was arrested in a stolen vehicle on February 2; she now faces an additional charge of failing to appear in court. Gibb is scheduled to appear in court in Red Deer on June 11 at 9:30 am.

May 29

At 5:30 pm on May 29, RCMP responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle in a north Red Deer parking lot, and located a stolen truck; the male driver was arrested without incident. 

54 year old Adam Reginald Spare faces the following charges:

  • Criminal Code 355(a) – Possession of stolen property over $5,000
  • Criminal Code 733.1(1) – Fail to comply with probation

Spare was remanded to appear in court in Red Deer on May 31 and is scheduled to appear again on June 7 at 9:30 am.

May 28

Shortly before 3:30 pm on May 28, RCMP responded to a report of a stolen wallet at a downtown business. The victim and a staff person followed the female suspect and RCMP located them nearby. RCMP arrested the suspect and retrieved the wallet.

A 25 year old woman faces the following charges:

  • Criminal Code 334(b) – Theft under $5,000
  • Criminal Code 175(1) – Disturbing the peace

Her name cannot be released at this time as the charges have not been sworn before the courts; she is scheduled to appear in court in Red Deer on June 6 at 9:30 am.

May 28

Shortly after 12:30 pm on May 28, RCMP responded to a report of suspicious activity in a green space in the Kentwood neighbourhood and located a suspect who was wanted on six outstanding warrants out of Edmonton. During his arrest, RCMP seized two prohibited weapons: brass knuckles and a knife.

35 year old Cooper John Harrison faces the following charges in addition to his warrants:

  • Criminal Code 91(2) – Possession of prohibited weapon X 2
  • Criminal Code 145(3) – Fail to comply with conditions
  • CDSA 4(1) – Possession of Schedule I substance

Harrison was remanded to appear in court in Red Deer on May 30 and is scheduled to appear again on June 7 at 9:30 am.

May 26

At 9 pm on May 26, RCMP responded to a report of an attempted carjacking where the victim was detaining a suspect who had allegedly attempted to steal their truck. The victim sustained minor injuries while restraining the suspect, who then gave police a false name during his arrest. Police seized what is believed to be methamphetamine during the arrest.

26 year old Jeremy Strawberry faces the following charges:

  • Criminal Code 344(1)(b) – Robbery using violence
  • Criminal Code 129(a) – Resist/ obstruct peace officer
  • Criminal Code 145(3) – Fail to comply with conditions X 2
  • CDSA 4(1) – Possession of Schedule I substance

Strawberry was remanded to appear in court in Red Deer on May 28 and is scheduled to appear again on June 5 at 9:30 am.

May 26

On May 26, Red Deer RCMP located and arrested 21 year old Shae-Lee Lynn Phillips, who was wanted on 13 warrants out of Wetaskiwin for robbery with a firearm, aggravated assault, assault with a weapon, weapons and firearms offences (X 7), stolen property, breach of probation and failing to appear in court. Phillips was further wanted on three warrants out of Red Deer for breach of probation (X 2) and failing to comply with conditions. Phillips was remanded to appear in court on May 29 and is scheduled to appear again on June 7 at 9:30 am.

May 26

Shortly before 4:30 pm on May 26, RCMP responded to a report of suspicious activity behind a downtown church; on arrival, police located a suspect who was wanted on two warrants for breaching his probation. 28 year old Wyatt Kirk Brooks was arrested without incident and was scheduled to appear in court in Red Deer on May 29; Brooks did not appear in court on that date and is now wanted on warrants.

May 26

Shortly after 11 am on May 26, RCMP were called to a residence in Highland Green after a report of unknown persons inside a parked motorhome. RCMP attended and arrested a man and a woman without incident, seizing several stolen identity documents during the arrest.

31 year old Justin Eric Arnault faces the following charges:

  • Criminal Code 430(1)(c) – Mischief under $5,000
  • Criminal Code 355(b) – Possession of stolen property under $5,000
  • Criminal Code 145(3) – Fail to comply with conditions

Arnault was remanded to appear in court in Red Deer on May 28 and is scheduled to appear again on June 5 at 9:30 am.

31 year old Veronica Beaverbones faces the following charge:

  • Criminal Code 430(1)(c) – Mischief under $5,000
  • Criminal Code 270(1)(a) – Assault on peace officer (May 25)
  • Criminal Code 129(a) – Resist peace officer X 2 (May 25)
  • Criminal Code 145(3) – Fail to comply with conditions X 4 (May 25)
  • CDSA 5(1) – Possession for the purpose of trafficking (May 25)
  • Criminal Code 264.1(1) – Uttering threats (May 24)
  • Criminal Code 267(a) – Assault with a weapon (May 24)
  • Criminal Code 88(1) – Possession of weapon for dangerous purpose (May 24)

Beaverbones is scheduled to appear in court in Red Deer on August 17 at 8:30 am.

May 25

At 3 am on May 25, RCMP on patrol in downtown Red Deer approached a group of people sitting at a property with visible drug paraphernalia around them. One suspect was taken into custody after giving police a false name and attempting to flee police on foot; he was arrested after struggling with police officers and was found to be in possession of what is believed to be methamphetamine and other items consistent with drug trafficking. At the time of his arrest, RCMP were looking for the suspect regarding an incident the night before, in which he is alleged to have threatened a person known to him with a knife, and assaulted that person.

27 year old Jesse James Leckner faces the following charges regarding the incidents of May 24 and May 25:

Jesse Leckner was remanded to appear in court in Red Deer on May 29 and is scheduled to appear again on June 13 at 9:30 am.

May 24

Shortly before noon on May 24, Red Deer RCMP were conducting targeted crime reduction work when they located a stolen SUV containing two suspects. RCMP tracked the vehicle at a distance until it came to a stop and it was safe to make an arrest. Both occupants of the vehicle were wanted on a number of outstanding warrants and were taken into custody without incident.

28 year old Samantha Johnstone was wanted on 17 outstanding warrants out of Red Deer at the time of her arrest, for possession of a prohibited firearm (X 2), possession of prohibited weapon, possession of break-in instruments, possession of stolen property, possession of controlled substance (X 3), possess identity documents, fail to comply with conditions or an undertaking (X 7) and fail to attend court. One of the charges for failing to comply was sworn after Red Deer RCMP conducted a curfew check and determined that she was in violation of those court-imposed conditions. Red Deer RCMP regularly conduct conditions checks on individuals known to have court-imposed conditions as part of the Red Deer Pinpoint crime reduction strategy.

In addition to her 17 warrants, Samantha Johnstone faces the following charges:

  • Criminal Code 355(a) – Possession of stolen property over $5,000
  • Criminal Code 145(3) – Fail to comply with conditions

38 year old Byron Theron Peters was wanted on an outstanding warrant for breach of probation. He now faces the following additional charges:

  • Criminal Code 355(a) – Possession of stolen property over $5,000
  • Criminal Code 129(a) – Resist/ obstruct peace officer
  • CDSA 4(1) – Possession of Schedule I substance (fentanyl)

Johnstone and Peters made their first appearances in court in Red Deer on May 28; both were scheduled to appear again on June 1.

May 23

The night of May 23, RCMP on foot patrol in downtown Red Deer located a suspect they knew to be wanted on outstanding warrants for possession of stolen property (X 2), failing to comply with conditions and failing to attend court. RCMP arrested him without incident and determined he was also wanted on two warrants out of Edmonton.

30 year old Jeremy Sanderson-Hayward was remanded to appear in court in Red Deer on May 24 and is remanded until his next court appearance on June 8 at 9:30 am.

May 23

At 8:30 pm on May 23, Red Deer RCMP responded to a report of suspicious activity in the Kentwood neighbourhood and located a woman driving a Lincoln Aviator SUV that had been reported stolen out of Red Deer the same morning. RCMP executed a traffic stop and arrested the driver without incident.

A 23 year old woman faces the following charges:

  • Criminal Code 355(a) – Possession of stolen property over $5,000
  • TSA 51(a) – Operate motor vehicle without license
  • TSA 52(1)(a) – Operate motor vehicle without registration
  • TSA 54(1)(a) – Operate motor vehicle without insurance

She is scheduled to appear in court in Red Deer on July 3 at 9:30 am; her name cannot be released at this time as those charges have not been sworn before the courts.

May 23

The afternoon of May 23, RCMP on patrol in downtown Red Deer located a suspect who was wanted on five outstanding warrants for possessing break-in instruments, fail to comply with probation (X 2), fail to comply with conditions and fail to appear in court. At the time of his arrest, the suspect was in possession of methamphetamine.

In addition to his warrants, 47 year old Joel David Bremner now faces a charge of CDSA 4(1) – Possession of Schedule I substance. Bremner was remanded to appear in court in Red Deer on May 24 and is scheduled to appear again on June 6 at 9:30 am.

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Media contact:
Cpl. Karyn Kay
Red Deer RCMP
403-391-4034

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