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Historical Homicide Unit makes arrest in case of Gloria Gladue

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June 28, 2018

Alberta RCMP Historical Homicide Unit arrest male in relation to missing person investigation

Desmarais, Alberta – Yesterday afternoon Grant Arthur Sneesby of Gladstone, Manitoba, (68) was arrested in Edmonton and charged in relation to the murder of Gloria Gladue.

Gloria was reported missing from the Wabasca, Alberta on November 17, 2015. She was last seen entering a residence in the Wabasca area on October 10, 2015. Her remains were recovered in rural Manitoba by the RCMP on June 17, 2018 and positively identified via the Office of the Medical Examiner in Winnipeg on June 26, 2018.

Grant Sneesby has been charged with 2nd degree murder and offering an indignity to her remains. He was remanded into custody and is scheduled to appear in Desmarais Provincial Court on July 12, 2018.  This investigation was conducted by RCMP “K” Division’s Serious Crimes Branch, Historical Homicide Unit working in conjunction with the Desmarais RCMP Detachment and the RCMP “D” Division’s Major Crimes Unit and the Forensic Identification Section.

Our thoughts are with the family during this difficult time.

As this matter is now before the courts no further information will be provided.

Background:

November 24, 2015

Demarais RCMP seek public assistance to locate 44-year-old Gloria Gladue

Demarais, Alta. – Desmarais RCMP are asking for public assistance to locate 44-year-old Gloria Gladue. Gladue was reported missing on Nov. 17 and was last seen on Oct. 9, 2015 in Desmarais, Alberta. Gladue is known to frequent the Edmonton area.

Gloria Gladue is described as:

  • Female
  • Aboriginal
  • Brown hair
  • Brown eyes
  • 5′ 7″ tall
  • 133 lbs – slim build

If you have any information about Gloria Gladue’s whereabouts, you are asked to contact the Desmarais RCMP at 780-891-3768.

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Alberta RCMP Officer attacked with own baton

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From Cold Lake RCMP

Cold Lake RCMP officer recovering after aggravated assault

A 44-year-old male is in custody in Cold Lake following yesterday’s violent attack on the RCMP officer trying to effect his arrest.

At 5:30 p.m., Cold Lake RCMP located a stolen vehicle in the Walmart parking lot and the responding officer made an effort to deal with the vehicle and arrest the male who was believed to be responsible.  The male allegedly assaulted the RCMP member by punching the member in the head.  The RCMP member’s baton was taken by the male and the member was struck in the head numerous times with the baton.

The male fled on foot with the RCMP baton. The male smashed the window of a different, occupied vehicle in an unsuccessful attempt to steal it.  He then threatened another driver with a knife and the baton and fled southbound on Highway 28 in the newly stolen Trailblazer.

Cold Lake RCMP initiated a pursuit and managed to cause the stolen Trailblazer to become disabled.  The male was arrested on scene without further incident.  The RCMP baton was recovered in the vehicle.

The RCMP member has been treated at the hospital for non life-threatening, but serious injuries and is recovering at home.

The male remains in police custody and will be facing charges as this investigation continues. An update will be provided when available.

“I want to thank the community members who came forward to assist our RCMP member and to provide valuable witness evidence in relation to this terrible incident” says Sergeant Ryan Howrish of the Cold Lake RCMP.  “An incident like this highlights the unpredictable and dangerous situations we face on a daily basis.”

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Two women arrested with drugs, guns, and cash at Innisfail

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Drugs, Guns Seized in Innisfail

A short-term investigation by ALERT’s Red Deer organized crime team has resulted in the seizure of a wide variety of drugs from a home in Innisfail. Two women were arrested.

The two-week investigation wrapped up on June 25, 2020, as ALERT investigators executed a search warrant at a house in the 4000 block of 48 Avenue in Innisfail. Assistance was provided by Innisfail RCMP.

Once inside, investigators seized more than $23,000 worth of drugs and cash, including:

  • 47 grams of fentanyl powder;
  • 146 grams of methamphetamine;
  • 18 grams of cocaine;
  • 445 millilitres of gamma-hydroxybutyrate (GHB);
  • 8 blotters of LSD;
  • 198 illicit prescription pills;
  • 13.9 grams of cannabis resin; and
  • $1,750 cash proceeds of crime.

Two .22-calibre rifles — one of which had the barrel sawed off — and hundreds of rounds of ammunition were also seized.

“The wide variety of drugs seized during this investigation is remarkable, especially for a town such as Innisfail,” said Insp. Sean Boser, ALERT Regional Teams. “Being able to act quickly to get drugs and firearms out of these suspects’ hands is a big win for community safety.”

“Having a partner like ALERT, who we can collaborate with on investigations like this one, is invaluable,” said Staff Sgt. Chris Matechuk, Innisfail RCMP detachment commander. “The drug trade and associated violence are problems that are not confined to urban centres. We will use every resource at our disposal to keep our community safe.”

Pamela Jacobson, 43, and Keanna Chuhaniuk, 24, are each charged with:

  • possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking (x5);
  • possession of proceeds of crime;
  • careless use of a firearm (x2);
  • unauthorized possession of a firearm;
  • possession of a prohibited firearm; and
  • possession of a weapon obtained by crime.

Members of the public who suspect drug or gang activity in their community can call local police, or contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). Crime Stoppers is always anonymous.

ALERT was established and is funded by the Alberta Government and is a compilation of the province’s most sophisticated law enforcement resources committed to tackling serious and organized crime.

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