A man was arrested in the central Alberta town of Bruderheim after residents were asked to stay inside for about two hours Monday afternoon. Members of the Fort Saskatchewan RCMP were searching the area for suspects in a stolen vehicle investigation.
Shortly before 2:30 p.m., officers said one suspect was in custody and residents were able to go back outside.
The K9 unit was deployed and RCMP were worried that additional people outside would make it harder for the police dog to do its job because of the additional human scents.
RCMP said a 24-year-old man from Edmonton was arrested and is in custody with charges pending.
Anyone who has information about the crime is asked to call RCMP at 780-997-7900 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
Bruderheim is about 62 kilometres northeast of Edmonton.