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ALERT fugitive drive nets five people on outstanding warrants

ALERT fugitive drive nets five people on outstanding warrants

January 26, 2012

ALERT fugitive drive nets five people on outstanding warrants

Edmonton…The Alberta Law Enforcement Response Teams (ALERT) apprehended five people wanted on 24 outstanding warrants for serious offences, such as sexual assault and sexual interference, and laid additional charges against two people.

Following a request for assistance from the Lac La Biche RCMP detachment, ALERT’s Fugitive Apprehension Sheriffs Support Team (FASST) covered over 1,200 kilometres during a three-day warrant drive, tracking down fugitives in areas surrounding Goodfish, Whitefish, Buffalo and Beaver Lakes. The operation took the team as far east as St. Paul and as far west as Boyle.

“Fugitives should know that just because they have left the city doesn’t mean they can hide from us,” said Sergeant Paul Hunter of FAAST. “ALERT maintains a province-wide focus. When it comes to taking criminals off the street, we won’t be limited by municipal boundaries. We will track people wanted on warrants in both rural and urban areas across Alberta to keep our communities safe.”

During the operation, FASST arrested the following people:

  • A 28-year-old man from Goodfish Lake was wanted for sexual assault, sexual interference, invitation to sexual touching and anal intercourse. He was also found in breach of his current conditions. A publication ban prevents the release of his name.
  • Kenneth BLOOD, a 25-year-old from Buffalo Lake, was wanted for spousal assault and failure to appear.
  • Matthew GLADUE, a 28-year-old from St. Paul, was wanted for unlawfully causing harm and criminal negligence causing bodily harm.

Two young offenders, one from Buffalo Lake Métis settlement and the other from Lac La Biche, were also arrested as part of this operation. The first was wanted for break and enter, theft over $5,000, mischief, and failure to appear. Subsequent to the arrest, this young offender was charged with possession of a controlled substance, fraud over $40,000 and credit card offences. The other was wanted for break and enter with the intent to commit assault and failure to comply.

At any given time in Alberta, thousands of people are wanted on nearly 200,000 outstanding arrest warrants. Approximately 8,000 of those warrants involve serious or violent crimes, such as robbery and attempted murder.

FASST tracks and arrests criminals who are wanted on outstanding warrants in Alberta and have previously evaded capture. The team plays an important role in promoting safe, secure communities by arresting criminals who evade capture and decreasing the likelihood of them re-offending and re-victimizing Albertans. The support of FASST allows local police more time and resources to focus on other priorities like community policing and criminal investigations.

ALERT encourages the public to report suspicious activity or tips regarding people wanted on outstanding warrants by calling police or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

Made up of provincial sheriffs, FASST is an ALERT team funded by the Government of Alberta. FASST works with other ALERT units to tackle serious and organized crime around the province. Over 400 municipal police, RCMP and sheriffs work for ALERT.

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Sgt. Paul Hunter Jill Baird
Fugitive Apprehension Sheriff Support Team Communications
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Protecting Kids Online | Internet Child Exploitation

Q1

Q2

Q3

Q4

2023-24

2022-23

2021-22

FILE INTAKES

680

872

1,149

1,114

3,815

2,994

2,764

SUSPECTS CHARGED

22

16

34

37

109

81

125

CHARGES LAID

87

45

123

160

415

351

413

CHILDREN RESCUED

26

78

56

43

203

46

100

EXHIBITS SEIZED

335

368

545

476

1,724

1,243

1,845

TOTAL PHOTOS/VIDEOS

262,400

511,133

1,374,310

606,254

2,754,097

2,551,921

13,260,819

Stopping Human Trafficking | HUMAN TRAFFICKING & COUNTER EXPLOITATION

Q1

Q2

Q3

Q4

2023-24

2022-23

2021-22

SUSPECTS CHARGED

13

10

7

4

34

30

76

CHARGES LAID

79

46

87

19

231

96

157

VICTIM INTERVENTIONS

30

29

17

37

113

28

22

Intelligence & Expertise | CISA / Training

Q1

Q2

Q3

Q4

2023-24

2022-23

2021-22

INTELLIGENCE REPORTS

409

296

327

442

1,474

1,560

1,318

TRAINING COURSES

5

3

8

11

27

36

25

CANDIDATES TRAINED

321

56

135

350

862

933

638

Disrupt & Dismantle Organized Crime | Combined Special Forces Enforcement

Q1

Q2

Q3

Q4

2023-24

2022-23

2021-22

SUSPECTS CHARGED

40

27

42

32

141

197

168

CHARGES LAID

176

156

237

231

800

1,088

820

FIREARMS SEIZED

105

53

26

48

232

102

126

EST. VALUE OF DRUGS SEIZED

$906,814

$553,851

$2,725,161

$1,148,337

$5,334,163

$10,898,269

$334,093,020

PROCEEDS OF CRIME SEIZED

$218,133

$52,970

$130,996

$230,195

$632,294

$1,432,847

$21,740,617

ANNUAL Regional ResultS

ARRESTS

CHARGES

FIREARMS

DRUGS

PROCEEDS

CALGARY

24

110

14

$937,422

$65,881

EDMONTON

17

131

45

$592,839

$272,446

FORT MCMURRAY

8

78

4

$352,942

$144,301

GRANDE PRAIRIE

7

17

13

$192,145

$31,855

LETHBRIDGE

7

29

44

$349,773

$51,245

LLOYDMINSTER

24

93

41

$164,134

$12,504

MEDICINE HAT

37

179

13

$293,108

$7,861

RED DEER

17

163

58

$2,451,800

$46,201

TOTALS

141

800

232

$5,334,163

$632,294

Organized Property Crimes | Auto Crimes

Q1

Q2

Q3

Q4

2023-24

2022-23

2021-22

SUSPECTS CHARGED

1

1

2

1

10

CHARGES LAID

11

47

STOLEN VEHICLES

23

15

1

6

45

245

118

RECOVERED ASSETS

$1,432,000

$941,025

$108,000

$260,000

$2,741025

$8,420,500

$3,919,500

Firearms investigations | Firearms lab & Gang suPpression teams

Q1

Q2

Q3

Q4

2023-24

2022-23

2021-22

FIREARMS EXAMINATIONS

349

351

243

235

1,178

EXHIBIT EXAMINATIONS

1,316

1,409

891

1,099

4,715

SERIAL NUMBER RESTORATIONS

31

34

19

24

108

IBIS SUBMISSIONS

343

421

1,334

304

2,402

GUN SEIZURES

1

14

15

SUSPECTS CHARGED

4

22

26

CHARGES LAID

41

144

185

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