Abbotsford man charged after police seize “Zombie Killer” machete, brass knuckles and wig

Warrant had been issued for Albert Fontaine on kidnapping charges from Penticton

An Abbotsford man is facing charges after being arrested last month with an array of weapons, along with ski masks and a curly brown wig.

Metro Vancouver Transit Police say that officers travelling between Surrey skytrain stations pulled over a vehicle with inactive insurance in the 100 block of 132nd Street.

Police say that although the driver provided an alias and fraudulent ID, they identified him as Albert Edgar Fontaine of Abbotsford. Fontaine, police say, was wanted on a warrant for parole revocation, related to charges laid in a high-profile 2016 kidnapping case in Penticton.

Police say they arrested Fontaine – who was also a suspended driver – and proceeded to seize an array of “items of concern.”

They included: a curly brown wig; ski masks; an set of brass knuckles considered a prohibited weapon; a “Zombie killer”-branded machete; handcuffs; a baseball bat, several knives; and a “Beretta” airsoft replica pistol.

Fontaine has been charged with possession of identity documents, possession of a prohbited weapon, and failing to comply with a probation order. He was scheduled to appear in Surrey Provincial Court Friday.

“We are pleased the court has recognized the importance of holding this individual in custody while judicial proceedings into his alleged crimes are under way,” Metro Vancouver Transit Police’s Ed Eviston said in a press release.

Just Posted

Surging Valley Huskers stun Okanagan Sun

The perenial doormat Huskers beat the perenial powerhouse Sun 22-18 in Chilliwack Saturday night.

Chilliwack soccer star helps UBC Thunderbirds get preseason hype

Coming off a stellar rookie season, Victory Shumbusho is one of UBC’s most dangerous scorers.

Documentary filmed in Chilliwack nominated in the ‘Wildlife Oscars’

Toad People is the only Canadian film to be nominated in this year’s Panda Wilderness Awards

Regional fire and police resources head up to B.C. wildfire fire zone

Both equipment and personnel are offering fire relief, traffic control, and more as needed

Chilliwack transit service expands this September

Among the service improvements includes expansion of the Fraser Valley Express, Route 66

VIDEO: Mud racing makes annual Chilliwack stop

Family-friendly North West Mud Racing Association event returns for fourth stop of circuit

Liberals scrap lottery system for reuniting immigrants with their parents

Lottery for parent sponsorship to be replaced, more applications to be accepted

UPDATED: Mother charged in death of 7-year-old daughter makes first court appearance

Aaliyah Rosa’s 36-year-old mother charged with second degree murder: IHIT

More bus trips coming to Metro Vancouver this fall

TransLink touts improvements when fall service changes take effect Sept. 34

Bear kills off-leash dog in North Vancouver park

There have been nearly 200 pet or livestock and bear encounters so far this year

Trudeau says he won’t apologize to heckler, pledges to call out ‘hate speech’

Prime Minister had accused woman of racism as she shouted about illegal immigration at Quebec rally

B.C. man builds 10-foot sign thanking fire responders

Ken Rawson built his “thank u” sign on Saturday as helicopters responded to fires around the province.

PHOTOS: Olympian Patrick Chan helps B.C.’s ‘SuperChefs’ celebrate 10th anniversary

Former figure skater among those at event Friday in Surrey

Smaller B.C. bus service prepares to replace Greyhound

Kootenay-to-Okanagan run would require online reservations

Most Read