Red Deer RCMP Downtown Patrol Unit traffic top leads to arrest of two

Red Deer, Alberta – The Red Deer RCMP Downtown Patrol Unit have taken two individuals into custody following an incident in downtown Red Deer.

On the afternoon of Nov. 26, 2019, a member of the Downtown Patrol Unit was on bike patrol and attempted a traffic stop on a female driver for distracted driving. The driver fled the scene. The vehicle was later spotted by a City of Red Deer Peace Officer. The driver was arrested by the Downtown Patrol Unit.

Both driver and passenger were arrested on outstanding warrants and found in possession of:

• suspected methamphetamine

• suspected fentanyl

• cash

• a number of weapons

• drug paraphernalia

• a stolen licence place

• stolen government identification

Carmen Brown (40) of Red Deer has been charged with:

• flight from peace officer

• possession for the purpose of trafficking X2

• possession of property obtained by crime under $5,000 x2

• possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose

• operating a vehicle without a driver’s license

• distracted driving

Jeremy Sanderson-Hayward (32) of Red Deer was currently on bail and has now been charged with:

• possession for the purpose of trafficking X2

• possession of property obtained by crime under $5,000 x2

• possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose x 3

• possession of break-in instruments

• illegal possession of government documents x 5

• carrying a concealed weapon

• failing to comply with a recognizance x3

Sanderson-Hayward remains in custody and will appear in Red Deer Provincial Court on Dec. 12. Brown has been released and is set to appear in Red Deer Provincial Court on Dec. 18.

“This is an ideal example of a how a traffic stop can lead investigators to uncover other illegal activities,” said Cpl. Dwayne Hanusich, head of the Red Deer RCMP’s Downtown Patrol Unit. “The Downtown Patrol Unit is committed to putting a dent into illegal activity.”

These two arrests reflect the continued success of the Downtown Patrol Unit. From Sep. 30 to Nov. 3, the unit laid 61 Criminal Code charges and issued 138 violation tickets, most of which were for Trespassing and Loitering offenses. The unit also arrested 28 individuals wanted on outstanding warrants, including a total of 65 arrest warrants with an associated 110 criminal charges during this period.

Red Deer RCMP

File No. 2019-1801298



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