On Sept. 14, 2022, Wainwright RCMP responded to a report of a home invasion involving a firearm at a residence in Wainwright. The Investigation determined that three individuals were involved, two known to the victim, and it appeared to be a targeted event. The suspects departed the residence in the victim’s vehicle. Wainwright RCMP notified area detachments of the incident.
On Sept. 15, 2022, Kitscoty RCMP observed the suspect vehicle at a rural residence in the Paradise Valley area with at least one of the suspects inside the vehicle. Kitscoty RCMP, with assistance from Vermilion Detachment, Vermilion Traffic Unit, EAD Crime Reduction Unit and St Paul Police Dog Service, were able to locate and apprehend all three individuals.
As a result of the investigation, Skye Martin (29), a resident of Paradise Valley, Corinne Chaisson (23), a resident of Wainwright and Steven Brazeau (31), a resident of Slave Lake, were charged with various offences including:
- Robbery with a firearm
- Assault with a weapon
- Possession of a stolen vehicle.
Chaisson was subsequently released on bail with her next court appearance set for Oct. 20, 2022, at Wainwright Provincial Court.
Martin was remanded in custody with her next court date set for Sept. 27, 2022, at Lloyminster Provincial Court.
Brazeau was remanded in custody with his next court appearance set for Oct. 6, 2022, at Wainwright Provincial Court.