On Aug.8, 2021, at 8:12 p.m., Thorsby RCMP and the Mulhurst Fire Department responded to a vehicle fire on Range Road 280 south of Highway 616.
Witnesses reported seeing a male run from the scene of a truck fire into the nearby bushes. Thorsby RCMP officers determined the truck had been stolen, and set up containment in the area.
With the assistance of RCMP Police Dog Services the male was located and arrested.
Brandon Chase, 29, of Wetaskiwin, Alta., has been charged with:
• Possession of stolen property over $5,000;
• Possession of stolen property under $5,000;
• Driving while prohibited (x2);
• Arson to property;
After a judicial release hearing Chase was released to appear in Breton Provincial Court on Aug. 25, 2021 at 10:00 a.m.
At the time of his arrest Chase was violating parole and had an Apprehension Order out for him. His parole was suspended and he was returned to custody.