Local RCMP have made an arrest.

Just before 1 p.m. on Tuesday (Mar.15), the Fort Saskatchewan RCMP got a complaint about a man jumping out of a grey 2006 Mercedes Benz and the intersection of Highway 28A and Highway 37, leaving the vehicle abandoned.

The Strathcona County RCMP responded as well, as one of their investigations was of a vehicle that had fled from police multiple times over the previous two days in Vermilion and Edmonton, and the vehicle matched the description given.

While on the scene, police determined the abandoned vehicle had been stolen and was the same one the Strathcona County RCMP had been looking for. Officers then managed to find the driver near the scene and Steven Brazeau was arrested.

The 30-year-old from Sylvan Lake has been charged with:

  • Possession of property obtained by crime over $5000
  • Possession of a forged document
  • Possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose
  • Possession of break-in tools
  • Illegal possession of Government documents
  • Possession of a firearm in a vehicle
  • Carrying a concealed weapon
  • Failing to comply with a release order (x2)
  • Five charges under the Traffic Safety Act

Brazeau was taken into police custody and has a court date set for Thursday (Mar.17) in Fort Saskatchewan Provincial Court.