Red Deer, Alberta – Red Deer RCMP continue their focus on repeat offenders as part of the Pinpoint crime reduction strategy, with numerous recent arrests involving stolen vehicles, illicit drugs, shoplifting, break and enters in progress, and the arrests of multiple individuals found to be breaching probation, parole and court-imposed conditions.
At 4 pm on September 16, RCMP responded to a report of a stolen SUV at a 67 Street business. RCMP located the SUV and arrested the three occupants as they exited the business. The female, who had been identified as the driver, gave police a false name but her identity was soon confirmed. RCMP seized identity documents and what is believed to be methamphetamine.
At the time of her arrest, 25 year old Madison Coutre was wanted on warrants for assault, failing comply, and failing to attend court. She now faces the following additional charges:
- Criminal Code 355(b) – Possession of stolen property under $5,000
- Criminal Code 56.1 – Possession of identity documents
- Criminal Code 129(a) – Resist/ obstruct peace officer
- Criminal Code 145(3) – Breach of recognizance X 5
- CDSA 4(1) – Possession of Schedule I substance
Coutre is scheduled to appear in court in Red Deer on September 21 at 8:30 am.
The two male passengers, 43 year old Marty Roy and 33 year old Kleedis Lagrelle, were both arrested on outstanding warrants out of Calgary. The vehicle was reported stolen out of Red Deer on September 15 during a garage break and enter; the vehicle keys and a wallet containing cash and bank cards were stolen from the garage.
Around noon on September 14, RCMP responded to a report of suspicious activity in downtown Red Deer and located 35 year old Amanda Hadiken, who was wanted on nine outstanding warrants for theft (X 2), fail to comply with an undertaking or conditions (X 4), fail to appear in court (X 2) and breach of conditions. A court date has not yet been set.
Shortly before 3 am on September 13, RCMP responded to a report of a break and enter in progress at a downtown business; RCMP located the suspect nearby and arrested him without incident.
34 year old Steven Hubley faces a charge of Criminal Code 348(1)(a)/344 – breaking, entering and committing. He is scheduled to appear in court in Red Deer on October 1 at 9:30 am.
At 4 am on September 12, RCMP on foot patrol in downtown Red Deer located a suspect who was wanted on a warrant for assault. In the course of his arrest, RCMP seized pills and what is believed to be fentanyl.
In addition to his warrant, 46 year old Wessam Haimour faces two charges of CDSA 4(1) – possession of a controlled substance. Haimour is scheduled to appear in court in Red Deer on October 4 at 8:30 am.
At 7 am on September 11, RCMP responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle parked in a residential area in Oriole Park and located a man and a woman occupying a stolen vehicle that contained a number of stolen items, including electronics and identification documents.
39 year old Jason Gregory was wanted on warrants out of Strathcona area and Edmonton at the time of his arrest; he now faces the following additional charges:
- Criminal Code 56.1 – Illegal possession or trafficking in government documents
- Criminal Code 355(b) – Possession of stolen property under $5,000 X 2
Gregory was remanded to appear in court in Red Deer on September 13 and will appear next on September 20 at 9:30 am.
RCMP continue to investigate to determine if charges will also be sworn against the 41 year old female passenger.
Shortly before 5 pm on September 10, RCMP responded to a report of shoplifting in progress at a south Red Deer store. The suspect was gone when police arrived, but was quickly identified through surveillance. RCMP located the suspect on September 11 and arrested him without incident.
27 year old Hayden William Smith faces the following charges:
- Criminal Code 334(b) – Theft under $5,000
- Criminal Code 145(5.1) – Fail to comply with undertaking
- Criminal Code 733.1(1) – Fail to comply with probation
Smith made his first court appearance on September 13 and is scheduled to appear again on September 19 at 9:30 am.
At 1:30 pm on September 10, RCMP on patrol in downtown Red Deer conducted a traffic stop and located a woman who was wanted on 10 outstanding warrants out of Edmonton for fail to attend court (X 6), assault, obstruct/ resist peace officer, identity fraud and theft under $5,000. At the time of her arrest, she was in possession of stolen identification documents.
In addition to her warrants, 28 year old Adut Garang faces a charge of Criminal Code 56.1 – Illegal possession or trafficking in government documents. She is scheduled to appear in court in Red Deer on September 18 at 9:30 am.
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Cst. Derek Turner
Red Deer RCMP