Fugitive arrested without incident in Edmonton

A man wanted after leading police on a dangerous chase through Sylvan Lake on Oct. 11 was arrested without incident late last week.

A man wanted after leading police on a dangerous chase through Sylvan Lake on Oct. 11 was arrested without incident late last week.

Edmonton Police Service arrested Lance James Peters, 24, of no fixed address, last Thursday morning, just days after he evaded police after lying to them about his identity.

He was the passenger in a vehicle at the time of his arrest. Police say a recent crime spree has netted 43 criminal code charges against him, with more still pending.

Theft of vehicle, break and enter, flight from police and robbery are among them.

A warrant for Peters’ arrest was issued following a routine traffic stop near CP Blakely School in Sylvan Lake on Oct. 11. The driver of the vehicle stopped was found to have lied about his identity before fleeing, ramming a police car and narrowly missing an officer.

A chase was led through Sylvan Lake and along Highway 20 toward Bentley before it was called off due to the risk posed to the public.

In weeks prior, Peters allegedly broke into several houses and stole a number of vehicles in the Sylvan Lake and Rocky Mountain House areas, to which he has ties.

Police last week deemed him to be armed and dangerous, and encouraged the public not to approach him if sighted.

In a joint press release issued Friday, RCMP detachments from Sylvan Lake, Rocky Mountain House and Innisfail thanked the public for its assistance in locating Peters.

“The interest generated from the prior press release (issued Oct. 12) no doubt had an impact on Mr. Peters’ actions in the time that followed and assisted police in his capture,” it read.

Peters is to appear at the Red Deer Provincial Courthouse Oct. 24. Police say that’s just one of several court appearances he currently has scheduled in courthouses throughout the province.

 

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