ARRESTS MADE - A shotgun

Red Deer men arrested after complicated investigation

Several RCMP detachments involved in complex case, charges have been laid

  • Mar. 21, 2017 10:00 a.m.

A complex investigation started after Ponoka RCMP received a complaint on March 16th at 7:22 a.m. that there was a two vehicle collision near Crestomere where one truck was attempting to pull another truck out of the ditch.

A series of events followed and with the assistance of the Ponoka Integrated Traffic Unit, Rimbey, Maskwacis and Wetaskiwin RCMP detachment members as well as other specialized RCMP units, three men were ultimately arrested and 12 different investigations were cleared by charges.

On March 15th Red Deer RCMP received a report of a stolen Ford F-350 and an investigation was launched.

The following day, the first call Ponoka RCMP received on March 16th at 7:22 a.m., was in relation to the above referenced collision.

At 7:51 a.m., Ponoka RCMP received a complaint that a Dodge truck was stolen from the County Office, and a Chevrolet truck was stolen near an adjacent property.

Prior to RCMP arrival, the Dodge truck, towing a trailer with two quads, was freed from the ditch and departed, with what was identified as the Ford F-350 stolen from Red Deer.

A Chevrolet truck was abandoned at the collision scene. After a short time the Dodge truck again became stuck in a ditch and when RCMP members arrived, the occupants fled in the stolen Ford F-350 and left the Dodge truck.

RCMP members later located the Ford F-350 and took three male suspects into custody without any incident.

The Ford F-350 was found to be full of stolen property. The recovered trailer and quad were stolen. As well, the stolen Chevrolet truck abandoned at the initial collision was loaded with stolen property.

The majority of the stolen property and vehicles have been returned to their owners. Some items, including credit cards, are pending return. A shotgun which was stolen from a shop in Sylvan Lake was located hidden, and retrieved by the RCMP.

William Wilkie, 46, of Innisfail, 51-year-old William Gladue face numerous charges between them.

Twelve area investigations have been cleared by the RCMP including complaints from Ponoka, Sylvan Lake, Red Deer, Rocky Mountain House, Innisfail and Blackfalds Detachments.

“We’re always grateful to the public for bringing suspicious activities to the RCMP’s attention” said Staff Sgt. Mike Numan of Ponoka RCMP. “Thanks to the efforts of the many involved RCMP Detachments and Units, we were able to stop this criminal activity and provide our communities closure on these investigations.”

EDIT:

RCMP issued a media release in which three accused’s were identified as being charged with 88 offences. Since that release, Ponoka RCMP have learned that Miles Appenrodt was not involved in the offences whatsoever and is in fact, a victim of identity theft.

When arrested, the male – whose name cannot yet be released – produced an Alberta drivers license to police in the name of Miles Appenrodt and held himself out to be that person for the duration of his time in custody.

The RCMP deeply regrets this error and apologizes to Mr. Appenrodt for the difficulties this has caused. We are doing all we can to remove any re-posts of the original publication from social media and we are issuing this media release to ensure that its message gets to all forms of media that posted our original statement.

The RCMP has now correctly identified the male responsible and a warrant is being sought. The charges will now include personation and possession of identity document, in addition to the original offences.

– Mendonsa

 

Just Posted

Triple murder trial set to get underway after delays

Jason Klaus and Joshua Frank charged with Castor-area murders; trial starts this morning in Red Deer

Canada Winter Games to benefit from Celebrity Dance Off

‘Celebrity’ dancers named for next year’s event in Red Deer

Lacombe and District Chamber of Commerce awards see almost 200

Chamber awards celebrate the successes of local businesses

Red Deer Royals hope to appeal to Trudeau for funding

Show band is $600,000 short in fundraising efforts for the Kinsmen Fieldhouse

Man dead after being shot by police

Incident, where officers discharged their firearm, took place near Bashaw Thursday morning

WATCH: Lacombe voters eager to get to the polls

Lacombe voters are out today to decide who will represent their interests in the community

Parents group filing human rights complaint against Surrey school district

District denies Parents United Canada right to rent Bell Performing Arts Centre for rally next month

Amazon gets 238 proposals for 2nd headquarters

Submissions were due last week. Online retailer has said tax breaks and grants would be factors

Police officer hit by car, stabbed in Edmonton attack back on job

Const. Mike Chernyk, 48, returned to work Thursday

Three-car pile-up on Northstar Drive and 58th Street

No injuries reported at Thursday afternoon incident

Berry disappointed: Bear tries to eat fake fruit on woman’s door wreath

A Winnipeg woman has taken her berry-embellished wreath down, after a hungry bear visited her porch

4 B.C. prisons install body scanners to combat drug smuggling

The scanners are aimed to combat the smuggling of contraband including weapons and drugs

Outspoken Mountie assigned to admin duties for refusing to shave goatee

The 15-year veteran of the force said he believes the RCMP is targeting him

Victim in fatal ammonia leak remembered for his passion and smile

Friends and colleagues remember Lloyd Smith as someone who was always willing to help people

Most Read