Grande Prairie crime reduction efforts result in arrest

Grande Prairie, Alberta – Grande Prairie RCMP have arrested a male following a crime reduction initiative to locate known offenders wanted on outstanding warrants.

On March 12, 2021 Grande Prairie RCMP General Duty officers conducted an investigation to locate a male wanted on several warrants out of Grande Prairie and Edmonton. Investigation indicated that the male was at a residence in Grande Prairie. RCMP confirmed the male was at the location and obtained a warrant to enter the residence after the male refused to exit.

Arrested by Police in Canada
(File Photo) Arrested by Police in Canada

Grande Prairie RCMP General Duty officers, with assistance from Grande Prairie RCMP Police Dog Services, entered the residence and arrested Ryan Bateson (29) of Grande Prairie.

In addition to being arrested on warrants, Bateson has been charged with resisting arrest, obstruction and failing to comply with a release order. Bateson was released from custody following a judicial hearing and is scheduled to appear in Grande Prairie Provincial Court on April 7, 2021.

Grande Prairie RCMP utilizes various crime reduction strategies which have had a positive impact on curbing criminal activity in the Grande Prairie area. Crime reduction is a policing priority for the Grande Prairie RCMP and initiatives undertaken by the detachment are an important piece of the overall policing strategy designed to reduce the negative impact of crime in our community.

Grande Prairie RCMP encourages the public to report all crimes and suspicious occurrences to Grande Prairie RCMP at 780-830-5701 or your local police. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), online at or by using the “P3 Tips” app available through the Apple App or Google Play Store.

Grande Prairie RCMP

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