Cranbrook RCMP arrest man wanted by FBI

On Sunday, Cranbrook RCMP arrested a man that was wanted in the U.S by the FBI.

Arne Petryshen

On Sunday, Cranbrook RCMP arrested a man that was wanted in the U.S by the FBI.

Staff Sgt. Hector Lee said an off-duty officer spotted the 28 year old — identified as Keir Anthony Grosse-Rhode — near the 2100 block of Cranbrook Street North on Sunday afternoon. The off-duty officer then put in a call to the detachment while he kept his eye on the subject, until police arrived and he was taken into custody without incident.

Lee said the man had fled from police a number of times in the past week and a half, so they have been actively looking for him.

“He just had immigration warrants put out for being in the country illegally, and he was facing assault charges from a recent incident here,” Lee said. “We’re just liaising with the Canada Border Services Agency and Immigration to have this fellow on a one-way trip back to the U.S.”

The arrest was carried out at 3:15 p.m. on Sunday.

Staff Sgt. Lee also provided information on calls to service over the week. From Monday, Nov. 16 at 6 a.m. to Monday, Nov. 23 at 6 a.m. there were 109 calls for service.

Cranbrook RCMP handed out four Immediate Roadside Prohibitions.

Officers responded to six mental health calls, four of which resulted in apprehension and the subject was brought to the hospital for further assessment.

There were seven motor vehicle accidents, and one hit and run.

“Which is higher than usual,” Lee said, adding he attributes some of that to the weather last week. “We had a few accidents on the 17th after that bit of a snow.”

A number of the accidents involved vehicles hitting ice, others involved careless driving and included charges under the Motor Vehicle Act. None of the accidents resulted in serious injuries.

One occurred due to ice on the bridge at the Fort Steele turnpike on the morning  of Nov. 18. A truck hit the icy bridge deck and went off the road. The driver was not injured.

RCMP responded to seven assault complaints over the past week, three of those resulted in arrests. Two of calls were domestic in nature.

 

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