Red Deer man charged for home invasion in Wainwright

WAINWRIGHT – A Red Deer man man was arrested following a home invasion in Wainwright.

Andre Robert Vromans, 37, of Red Deer, is facing more than 25 charges including three counts of break and enter, two counts of pointing a firearm, discharging a firearm with intent, robbery with a firearm, flight from a peace officer, and dangerous operation of a vehicle while prohibited.

On Aug. 16, 2021, shortly after 10 a.m., Wainwright RCMP responded to a report of a home invasion, searched the residence, deemed it safe and secured the scene. Simultaneously, nearby RCMP detachments were alerted to be on the lookout for a suspect and suspect vehicle. Within 20 minutes of being alerted, a neighbouring RCMP detachment had located the suspect vehicle.

Around 10:30 a.m., the police pursuit began. RCMP officers were able to keep eyes on the suspect vehicle throughout the police pursuit, from the time it was located, to the time it was rendered inoperable. The suspect was arrested and placed into police custody at approximately 11:30 a.m., on Aug. 16, 2021. The suspect is known to police.

After an in-custody judicial hearing, Vromans is being held until his scheduled court appearance on Sept. 3, 2021, in Wainwright.

“One of Wainwright RCMP’s goals is to ensure public safety. By working together within our community and with our neighbours, we will achieve this goal,” said Acting Detachment Commander Corporal Kirk Smith. “Seeing how Wainwright RCMP and all the surrounding RCMP detachments supported us to assist in making a safe and successful arrest, solidifies my belief that the Wainwright RCMP and our neighbours are doing their absolute best for the safety of our community. Thank you”.

This was a multi-agency response to a report of an alleged home invasion. Wainwright RCMP would like to thank the following organizations for their support: The Wainwright Fire Department, Town of Wainwright Public Works and RCMP police officers from Wainwright, Provost, Vermilion, Kitscoty, Viking, Cold Lake, Lloydminster, Eastern Alberta District, Edmonton General Investigation Section; Alberta RCMP Emergency Response Team, Forensic Identification Section and Police Dog Services. As well as RCMP members from Saskatchewan who also assisted, including Cutknife, Maidstone and Unity RCMP Detachments.