Rocky Mountain House, Alberta – On Feb. 6, 2023, Rocky Mountain House RCMP began an initiative targeting offenders in the surrounding area with outstanding warrants. The initiative ran from Feb.6 to Feb. 10 and utilized resources from Alberta RCMP’s Air Services, Police Dog Services, Emergency Response Team, Central Alberta District Crime Reduction Unit, Traffic Services, as well as analysts and administrative support personnel.
The most serious of the warrants executed included Kidnapping, Sexual Assaults, Aggravated Assaults, and Robbery.
In one case RCMP, arrested 35-year-old O’Chiese First Nation resident Ashlee Lance Gladeau. Gladeau had outstanding warrants from a Sept. 1, 2022 incident where he is accused of shooting the victim. As a result of that investigation, Gladeau was charged with:
· Aggravated assault
· Failing to comply with release conditions.
On Feb. 7, 2023, officers of the round up initiative located Gladeau seated in the back seat of a vehicle with a small child. After providing a false name, Gladeau was arrested. At the time of arrest, it was observed that Gladeau had a can of dog deterrent spray in his hand. Additionally, a search of Gladeau found him to be in possession of a small quantity of Methamphetamine and Fentanyl. Gladeau was additionally charged with:
· Possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose
· Possession of a controlled substance (x2)
Gladue was taken before a Justice of the Peace on all charges and released from custody on No cash Bail, with his next court appearance set for Feb. 22, 2023 at Rocky Mountain House Provincial Court.
In total, officers arrested 40 individuals executing 78 outstanding warrants. In the process of locating individuals, officers recovered a stolen vehicle, seized a firearm and various types illegal drugs. A total of 10 new charges were laid against offenders for various offences.
“A ‘warrant round-up’ is an effective way for police to bring in additional resources to efficiently and safely locate and apprehend individuals,” said Staff Sergeant Carl Dinsdale Detachment Commander of the Rocky Mountain House RCMP. “We are pleased with the results of this initiative which took a lot of planning and organization to bring together.”
If you have information with regards to the whereabouts of a person you believe has outstanding warrants for their arrest. Please call the Rocky Mountain House RCMP at 403-845-2881 or your local police.
If you want to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), online at www.P3Tips.com or by using the “P3 Tips” app available through the Apple App or Google Play Store.
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