Red Deer RCMP respond to erratic driver complaints, male charged

Red Deer, Alberta – On Aug. 23, 2022, between 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m., Red Deer RCMP received numerous reports of an erratic driver travelling throughout the City.

Several concerned citizens called 911 to report a black pick-up truck passing others on the shoulder and in the grass, cutting other drivers off, and travelling at a high rate of speed.

RCMP immediately responded, in order to intercept and stop the vehicle, coordinated by the Red Deer Crime Reduction Team (CRT), along with General Duty, Police Dog Services (PDS), and RCMP Air Support.

Information provided by the public led police to identify the licence plate as stolen. RCMP located the vehicle and identified the male driver, who then abandoned the truck, which was determined to be stolen.

Following a brief foot chase, RCMP arrested the male driver. Further investigation resulted in police locating and seizing ammunition from inside the stolen truck, and a .22 calibre handgun on the male driver.

Erratic driver
Erratic driver

Kyle Macleod (26), a resident of Red Deer, has been charged with 11 offenses, including the following:

· Possession of Stolen Property – over $5000

· Possession of Controlled Substance x2

· Fail to Comply with Release Order Conditions x2

· Unauthorized Carry Concealed Weapon

· Knowingly Possess a Prohibited Weapon x2

· Obstruct/ Resist a Peace Officer

Following a Judicial Interim Release Hearing (JIR), Macleod was remanded into custody and is scheduled to appear in Red Deer Provincial Court on Aug. 31, 2022.

Red Deer RCMP remains fully committed to building safe communities and enforcing laws to the fullest extent. Red Deer RCMP would like to thank members of the public who called to report their concerns, as the information provided to police was instrumental in maintaining safety in the community.

RCMP encourage the public to report suspicious, concerning, or any other other illegal activity to police. Please call the Red Deer RCMP at 403-406-2300 or your local police. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), online at www.P3Tips.com (http://www.p3tips.com/ ) or by using the “P3 Tips” app available through the Apple App or Google Play Store.

File 2022-1202611

Red Deer RCMP

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