Swift Current Rural RCMP arrest missing dangerous offender

Wanted on Canada-wide warrant

While travelling to work in the morning of Oct. 2, 2019, an off-duty Swift City RCMP police officer noticed a suspicious vehicle with a Manitoba license plate driving in an erratic manner.

The officer called the Swift Current Rural RCMP Detachment to conduct a background check on the vehicle and received information that the vehicle was stolen from a car dealership in Winnipeg, MB, on Sept. 30, 2019.

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At approximately 9:30 a.m., Swift Current Rural RCMP stopped the vehicle just outside of Swift Current on Highway 1.

The driver was identified as a 58-year-old male who was wanted on a Canada-wide warrant issued by Correctional Service Canada.

A search of the vehicle led to the discovery of two large knives, a black balaclava, zip ties, a forged social insurance card and a forged driver’s license.

Rodney Carl Starke (DOB: 1961-01-19) of Red Deer, AB, has been arrested and is facing the following charges under the Criminal Code:

· Possession of stolen property Sec. 354(1)a;

· Illegal possession of government documents Sec. 56.1; and

· Identity theft Sec. 402.2(1).

Starke has been taken into custody and will be appearing in Provincial Court in Swift Current on Oct. 9, 2019, at 9:30 a.m.

The investigation is ongoing.

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