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Red Deer RCMP arrest offenders during break and enters in progress

September 27, 2018 2:38 PM

Red Deer RCMP arrest offenders during break and enters in progress 

Red Deer, Alberta – Over the past month, Red Deer RCMP have arrested a number of people in the act of breaking into businesses, garages and sheds; many of these successful arrests involved a number of downtown businesses and were thanks to a swift police response to security alarms and to tips from the public. 

“Red Deer’s Pinpoint crime reduction strategy uses analytics to identify current crime hot spots and peak times for criminal activity so we’re very purposefully putting police officers in those areas to deal with issues while they’re happening," says Inspector Gerald Grobmeier of the Red Deer RCMP. “These successful arrests during break and enters in progress are thanks to RCMP’s constant focus on the downtown and other crime hot spots, and thanks to the active support we get from those citizens who call in suspicious activity.” 

September 19

Shortly after 8 pm on September 19, RCMP responded to a report of a possible break and enter in progress at a business in a light industrial area in north Red Deer, after the business owner chased a male suspect away from the property. RCMP attended and arrested the suspect after a brief foot chase; he was found to be in possession of a stolen credit card and other identification and was in breach of other court-imposed conditions. 

A 38 year old man faces a number of criminal charges; his name cannot be released at this time at those charges have not yet been sworn before the courts. 

September 13 

At 2:45 am on September 13, RCMP responded to a report of a break and enter in progress at a downtown business after a window was smashed in. Police located the suspect nearby and arrested him without incident. 

34 year old Steven Gordon Hubley faces the following charge:

  • Criminal Code 348(1)(a)/334 – Breaking, entering and committing

Hubley is scheduled to appear in court in Red Deer on October 1 at 9:30 am. 

September 2

Shortly after 2:30 am on September 2, RCMP responded to a report of an intruder in the back yard of a Sunnybrook residence and located two male suspects inside a neighbouring garage. One suspect was arrested as he attempted to flee and the other was arrested a short time later with the assistance of Police Dog Services. RCMP recovered two rifles, a shotgun, ammunition and several knives that had been stolen from the garage. 

32 year old Rainbow Pierre Saddleback faces the following charges:

  • Criminal Code 91(1) – Unauthorized possession of a firearm X 3
  • Criminal Code 96(1) – Possession of weapon obtained by crime X 3
  • Criminal Code 98(1)(b) – Break and enter to steal firearm
  • Criminal Code 117.01(1) – Weapons possession contrary to order X 2
  • Criminal Code 129(a) – Resist/ obstruct peace officer
  • Criminal Code 348(1)(a) – Breaking and entering with intent
  • Criminal Code 348(1)(b) – Breaking, entering and committing
  • Criminal Code 351(1) – Possess break-in instruments

Rainbow Saddleback is scheduled to appear in court in Red Deer on October 2 at 9:30 am. 

23 year old Presley Dean Saddleback faces the following charges:

  • Criminal Code 91(1) – Unauthorized possession of a firearm X 3
  • Criminal Code 96(1) – Possession of weapon obtained by crime X 3
  • Criminal Code 98(1)(b) – Break and enter to steal firearm
  • Criminal Code 117.01(1) – Weapons possession contrary to order X 2
  • Criminal Code 145(3) – Fail to comply with conditions X 3
  • Criminal Code 348(1)(a) – Breaking and entering with intent
  • Criminal Code 348(1)(b) – Breaking, entering and committing
  • Criminal Code 351(1) – Possess break-in instruments

Presley Saddleback is scheduled to appear in court in Red Deer on October 2 at 9:30 am. 

September 1

At 9:30 am on September 1, RCMP responded to a report of a male suspect smashing a window at a downtown business then entering the business. RCMP located the suspect nearby as he fled on foot, and arrested him without incident. 

25 year old Joshua Dwayne Gairdner was charged and subsequently convicted of:

  • Criminal Code 348(1)(e)/334 – Breaking and entering with intent
  • Criminal Code 145(5.1) – Fail to comply with an undertaking 

August 30

At 5:30 pm on August 30, RCMP received a report of a break and enter to a mobile home located in a business compound in north Red Deer, and arrested a man and a woman inside one of the trailers. 

31 year old Justin Eric Arnault faces the following charges:

  • Criminal Code 348(1)(a) – Breaking and entering with intent
  • Criminal Code 430(1)(a) – Mischief under $5,000

Arnault is scheduled to appear in court in Red Deer on October 29 at 8:30 am. 

A 26 year old woman faces similar charges but those charges have not yet been sworn before the courts. 

August 20

Shortly after 2 am on August 20, RCMP responded to a report of a break and enter in progress on the grounds of Lindsay Thurber Comprehensive High School; with support from Police Dog Services, RCMP located three male suspects in a shed. RCMP seized break-in tools during the arrest. 

24 year old Vernon Chance Currie faces the following charges:

  • Criminal Code 348(1)(e) – Breaking and entering with intent
  • Criminal Code 351(1) – Possess break-in instruments

Currie made his first appearance in court in Red Deer on September 26 and is scheduled to appear again on October 31 at 9:30 am. 

43 year old Monte Randall Riggins faces the following charges:

  • Criminal Code 348(1)(e) – Breaking and entering with intent
  • Criminal Code 351(1) – Possess break-in instruments

Riggins failed to appear in court in Red Deer on September 26 and the charges have now gone to warrant status. 

53 year old Donald Arthur Hermary faces the following charges:

  • Criminal Code 348(1)(e) – Breaking and entering with intent
  • Criminal Code 351(1) – Possess break-in instruments
  • Criminal Code 145(2)(a) – Fail to attend court

Hermary made his first appearance in court in Red Deer on September 26 and is scheduled to appear again on October 31 at 9:30 am. 

August 17 

Shortly before 5 am on August 17, RCMP responded to a report of a glass break at a downtown business, and located a suspect fleeing the store. He was arrested after a brief foot chase. 

36 year old Robert Alexander Barry was charged with and subsequently convicted of:

  • Criminal Code 348(1)(e)/334 – Breaking and entering with intent
  • Criminal Code 145(3) – Fail to comply with conditions 

August 17 

Shortly before 2:30 am, RCMP were called to Oriole Park School in response to a break and enter in progress. On arrival, RCMP located two male suspects inside the school. 

19 year old Joshua Scholten and 19 year old Mitchell Cole Brown each face one charge of Criminal Code 348(1)(e)/334 – breaking, entering and committing. Both are scheduled to appear in court in Red Deer on October 12 at 9:30 am. 

August 2 

Shortly after 4:30 am on August 2, RCMP responded to a report of a break and enter at a hair studio in north Red Deer. On arrival, RCMP arrested a male suspect inside the store, wearing a black mask. 

53 year old Bradley Lee Jones faces the following charges:

  • Criminal Code 348(1)(e) – Breaking, entering and committing
  • Criminal Code 351(2) – Disguised with intent

Jones is scheduled to appear in court in Red Deer on October 24 at 9:30 am. 

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Media contact:
Insp. Gerald Grobmeier
Red Deer RCMP
403-391-4034

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