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Tuesday , 1 December 2020

Lac La Biche RCMP arrest four in warrant round up

Lac La Biche RCMP have arrested four people on outstanding warrants.

On Oct. 14, they were assisted by St. Paul and Cold Lake Police Dog Services, along with the Eastern Alberta Rural Crime Reduction Unit, began a planned operation to find these suspects.

“The collaboration with several units was a success,” said Sgt. Charles Brown, Lac La Biche Detachment. “We will continue these types of initiatives to reduce crime in our communities and bring those who are wanted before the courts.”

Patrol officers observed a wanted individual driving a truck stolen out of Smoky Lake on Elinor Road.

He attempted to flee the area in the truck and a tire deflation device was used to stop the vehicle.

The male and a female passenger ran away on foot but were later arrested after what RCMP described in a press release Wednesday as a lengthy police dog track. A sawed-off shotgun was found inside the stolen vehicle.

Chad Gladue (24) of Beaver Lake, had outstanding warrants for 15 offences. He was additionally charged with 13 offences from this incident, some of which include:

  •     Flight from police
  •     Dangerous operation of a motor vehicle
  •     Careless use of firearm
  •     Possession of weapon for dangerous purpose
  •     Possession of stolen property over $5000
  •     Fail to comply with release order (x4)

He was remanded into custody after a judicial hearing and is set to appear in Lac La Biche Provincial Court on Nov. 2.

Gina Huppie (34) of Lac La Biche, had outstanding warrants for 11 offences. She was additionally charged with nine offences from this incident, some of which include:

  •     Careless use of firearm
  •     Possession of weapon for dangerous purpose (x2)
  •     Obstruct a peace officer
  •     Unauthorized possession of a prohibited weapon (x2)

She was released after a judicial hearing and is set to appear in Lac La Biche Provincial Court on Nov. 2.

Damien Quintal (35) of Conklin and Murray Laboucane (55) of Lac La Biche were also arrested during this round up at separate residences in the Lac La Biche area for their outstanding warrants.

About Michael Menzies

Menzies is the editor-at-large for Connected Media Inc. Born and raised in Vermilion, he started in May 2018 during his NAIT Radio and Television practicum and reports on local politics, sports, and community issues. He became the Bonnyville Pontiacs play-by-play voice during the 2019-20 season. He also comments on provincial and national issues. Menzies hosts Connected! Evening Monday-Thursday at 5 o’clock. He also likes to buy books and read some of them.