Morons, drugs and lousy drivers

By Lloydminster Source staff

February 4, 2016 10:00 AM

All in a day's work for the Mounties

If there are police cars outside a home, and officers inside the home, it’s probably best to walk right on by when your pockets are crammed with drugs, and the cash proceeds from selling drugs.
That’s the lesson a Lloydminster man may take away from his recent arrest, but that’s doubtful.
What makes the man, who cannot be named until he is formally charged,  an obvious contender for this year’s Darwin Awards, was his apparent blindness to a drug bust already in progress.
Red Deer RCMP were executing a search warrant at a Clearview Ridge residence on the afternoon of Jan. 22 and seized nearly 217 grams of cocaine, 48.9 grams of methamphetamine and almost $2,100 in cash.
The two men who at the residence were arrested without incident.
That’s when our Darwin nominee made his oblivious entrance.
The marked police cruisers parked outside mustn’t have raised any alarms for the alleged dealer because he entered the residence with a pocketful of illegal drugs.
Shortly after his cameo, he was arrested without incident and the 111 grams of cocaine and the $33,547 he had on him were seized.
He is set to appear in court later this week.
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On Jan. 31 Lloydminster RCMP were tracking a stolen truck, which had been involved in multiple break and enters in the Kitscoty area.
The vehicle was then spotted in Lloydminster, where members of the RCMP attempted to stop it.
However, the male driver rammed one police vehicle, crashed into a parked vehicle, through a patio and a back yard fence and finally into a power pole in a back alley in the 5000 block of 56B Street.
Jarvis Lindskog, 26 years old from Lloydminster, is facing three counts of mischief, operation of a motor vehicle while being pursued, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, assault on police officer, assault with a weapon, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, fail to comply with probation, resisting arrest, driving while disqualified, possession of property obtained by crime, possession of break-in instruments, and two charges of failing to remain at the scene of a collision.
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That very same day, Lloydminster RCMP was conducting patrols in a hot spot location when a suspicious vehicle was seen driving in the area.
Once the driver of the vehicle noticed the police the vehicle sped from the area.
As the RCMP helicopter was in the area, police did not pursue the vehicle and it was monitored from the air.
The vehicle was located just outside of the city and, with the assistance of the helicopter, police were able to deploy spike belts and apprehend all occupants.
Ronnie Dillon, 33, Christopher Kenny, 29 and Tamara Tootoosis, 29, all from Onion Lake are facing a combination of the following charges;
fleeing from police, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, resisting arrest, obstruction, refusing to blow, impaired driving and driving while disqualified.
“The helicopter is one of the many resources provided by the RCMP,” said Const. Grant Kirzinger.
“Utilizing this service enabled us to follow all of these suspects and reduce the danger to the public,” he said.
“The helicopter is an invaluable resource which will continue to assist with our crime reduction strategies.”

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