Citizen’s call results in an arrest

A concerned citizen’s early-morning call to the RCMP helped bag a Calgary man who was allegedly driving a stolen vehicle on May 21.

A statement from the Revelstoke RCMP detachment said the car was located on the 500 block of 10th Street East after a concerned citizen called 911 after seeing it being driven erratically on the 1100 block of Vernon Avenue.

Two youths, aged 14 and 15, were apprehended and subsequently released without charge into the care of their parents in Alberta.

Brandon Lee Michaud, 20, of Calgary was charged with possession of stolen property over $5,000, breaching a condition where he was not to be in a motor vehicle unless he is with the registered owner, operating a motor vehicle without a valid driver’s licence and driving without due care and attention.

He appeared in Salmon Arm Provincial Court on May 23 and although bail was set at $500 he is currently in custody at the Kamloops Regional Correctional Centre. His next court appearance is set for June 4.

The statement said the Mounties “appreciate the public’s assistance, as in this particular instance it led to the arrest of a car thief.”

If you see a crime in progress or have any knowledge of a crime, please call the RCMP at 250-837-5253 or contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or visit their website at