Innisfail RCMP - Male charged after short standoff with police

A 33 year old Innisfail man faces a list of charges after a short term investigation by Innisfail General Investigation Section.

According to Innisfail RCMP, Innisfail GIS while doing targeted patrols, observed a van that was confirmed stolen from the University of Calgary. The investigation continued and later in the day after a short standoff an arrest was made by the Calgary RCMP Emergency Response Team.

Pedestrian and vehicle traffic was delayed for a short period of time to ensure public safety while the police operation was underway. The investigation resulted in the recovery of the stolen van and the seizure of methamphetamine, a prohibited firearm, ammunition, break-in tools, brass knuckles and other weapons.

Innisfail GIS was supported by Innisfail Detachment along with the Innisfail Integrated Traffic Unit, the Emergency Response Team, Red Deer Police Dog Service, Auto Theft Unit, Red Deer Crime Reduction Team, Forensic Identification Section, and General Investigation Section members from Blackfalds and Sylvan Lake Detachments.

Tyler James Ratledge was arrested by the Southern Alberta Emergency Response Team in the area of 52 Avenue in the Town of Innisfail on Wednesday, November 13.

Ratledge has been remanded and is scheduled to appear in Red Deer Provincial court on Monday, November 18th for a bail hearing.

His charges include:

Possess stolen property over $5000
Possess prohibited firearm
Unauthorised possession of a firearm
Unsafe Storage of a firearm
Fail to comply with recognizance x2
Possess weapon dangerous to public peace
Possess break in tools
Drive no insurance, no registration
Drive while disqualified

Innisfail Detachment General Investigation Section will continue to work on Crime Reduction Efforts in the Innisfail Detachment area with support of these units throughout the winter in efforts to reduce drug and property crime. Information can be provided to Innisfail GIS at 403-227-8514.

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