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Sunday foot-chase leads to arrest after two motorcycles stolen Saturday


SYLACAUGA, Ala. – An arrest has been made after multiple motorcycles were stolen from West 1st St. Saturday.

According to a press release, the Sylacauga Police Department attempted to stop a motorcycle northbound on Hwy. 21 on May 7. The driver refused to stop for the officer, and continued northbound. The officer deactivated his emergency equipment, but continued for a short distance.

The officer soon found the motorcycle wrecked near Winterboro High School. A witness told the officer when the motorcycle wrecked, the driver got into another vehicle and left the scene.

Officers gathered the owners information from the motorcycle, and learned that the motorcycle was stolen from West 1st St. Patrol officers went to the address and found a window busted out, and a door open to a shed at the owner’s address. The owner met officers there, and stated that two motorcycles were missing, while a third motorcycle’s ignition was damaged.

The next day, a Sylacauga patrol officer saw a motorcycle matching the description of the second stolen motorcycle near the Mill Village. When the officer attempted to pull the motorcycle over, the driver attempted to flee. He then wrecked the motorcycle, and attempted to flee on foot. The officer was able to catch the subject after a short foot chase.

The driver of the second stolen motorcycle was identified as Austin Lee Brunfeldt of Alpine.

The Sylacauga Police Department arrested the 35-year-old from Alpine for Receiving Stolen Property 1st Degree. Judge Hollingsworth set bond for Brunfeldt at $5000.00.

Receiving Stolen Property 1st  Degree is a Class B Felony and punishable not less than 2 years and no more than 20 years in prison and a fine of up to $30,000.

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