Red Deer, Alberta – Recent arrests of note by Red Deer RCMP include suspects located while police officers were on proactive patrols in downtown Red Deer, and more arrests of suspects police were actively looking for on outstanding warrants. Red Deer RCMP seized fentanyl, cocaine and methamphetamine, and seized knives and a BB gun from repeat offenders who are prohibited by court order from possessing weapons.
On June 6, Red Deer RCMP located and arrested 28 year old Tamara Blair, who was wanted on six outstanding warrants for breach of probation (X 2) and failing to comply with conditions (X 4). Blair was released on a recognizance and is scheduled to appear in court in Red Deer on June 13 at 8:30 am.
On June 6, RCMP located 47 year old James Jack Smaaslet, who was wanted on outstanding warrants on a number of files for fail to comply with conditions (X 2), obstruct peace officer, assault, fail to appear in court (X 2) and drug possession. Smaaslet was remanded to appear in court on June 8.
The morning of June 5, RCMP attended a north Red Deer business in response to a report of suspicious activity. RCMP located a suspect still at the business and determined he was driving a white Trailblazer that had been reported stolen. The suspect gave police a false name, and then provided a second false name when RCMP determined the first one was false. RCMP quickly determined his correct identity and found that the suspect was wanted on ten outstanding warrants out of Red Deer for a number of persons crimes and numerous charges for failing to comply with probation.
In addition to his warrants, 29 year old Daniel Richard Marten faces the following charges:
- Criminal Code 355(b) – Possession of stolen property over $5,000
- Criminal Code 129(a) – Resist/ obstruct peace officer X 2
Marten was remanded to appear in court on June 7; he is scheduled to appear again on June 13 at 9:30 am.
Shortly before 1:30 am on June 5, RCMP responded to a report of suspicious activity in the Eastview neighbourhood and located a female suspect who was wanted on nine outstanding warrants for possession of stolen property (X 2), drug trafficking (X 4), failing to comply with conditions (X 2) and failing to appear in court. At the time of her arrest, she was found to be breaching her court-imposed curfew conditions.
22 year old Reanne Brodersen faces a new charge of failing to comply with conditions as well as her warrants. She was remanded to appear in court in Red Deer on June 6 and is scheduled to appear again on June 28 at 9:30 am.
At 3:30 pm on June 4, RCMP were called to a south Red Deer store in response to a report of an alleged shoplifter in custody. RCMP arrested the suspect after determining he was in possession of a suitcase containing stolen electronics. During the arrest, police officers found the suspect was also in possession of a knife and a BB gun, in violation of court-imposed weapons bans.
27 year old Hayden William Smith faces the following charges:
- Criminal Code 334(b) – Theft under $5,000
- Criminal Code 127(1) – Disobey order of court X 3
Smith is scheduled to appear in court in Red Deer on June 12 at 9:30 am.
At 6 pm on June 2, RCMP responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle parked in a South Hill parking lot. RCMP confirmed the Jeep had been reported stolen and arrested the suspect inside without incident. The suspect was found to be in possession of two baggies of drugs that tested positive for combinations of methamphetamine, cocaine, fentanyl, amphetamines and morphine.
26 year old Luke Andrew Jardine faces the following charges:
- Criminal Code 355 – Possession of stolen property
- Criminal Code 733.1(1) – Fail to comply with probation
- CDSA 4(1) – Possession of Schedule I substance X 2
Jardine was remanded to appear in court in Red Deer on June 7; he is scheduled to appear again on June 13 at 9:30 am.
The afternoon of June 2, RCMP on bike patrol in downtown Red Deer located a suspect in a store who police officers recognized was violating his court-imposed curfew condition. The suspect resisted arrest and was taken into custody after a brief struggle. At the time of his arrest, the suspect was wanted on two warrants for earlier instances of violating court-imposed conditions. RCMP seized several knives and other tools the suspect was prohibited from possessing, as well as what is believed to be methamphetamine and marijuana.
In addition to his warrants, 25 year old Todd Kenneth Deschambeault faces the following charges:
- Criminal Code 129(a) – Resist/ obstruct peace officer
- Criminal Code 145(3) – Fail to comply with conditions X 11
- CDSA 4(1) – Possession of Schedule II substance X 3
Deschambeault was remanded to appear in court in Red Deer on June 5 at 9:30 am; he is scheduled to appear again on June 12 at 9:30 am.
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Cpl. Karyn Kay
Red Deer RCMP