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Police arrest the driver of a stolen vehicle after a chase in the streets of Winnipeg

Police arrest the driver of a stolen vehicle after a chase in the streets of Winnipeg
Winnipeg police and Air 1 make arrest

By: Staff Writer I Winnipeg Tribune

Winnipeg, January 23, 2024 - Shortly after 12:30 a.m. this morning, a police pursuit unfolded on Selkirk Avenue and McPhillips Street, ultimately leading to the arrest of a 41-year-old man from Fairford, Manitoba. Officers spotted a stolen Ford F150 XLT Supercrew in operation and immediately initiated a distant follow, with support from Central General Patrol and Community Support Units.

The situation escalated as the driver attempted to evade the police, but officers successfully deployed a stop stick, partially disabling the vehicle. To ensure public safety, the Flight Operations Unit (Air1) was summoned to provide aerial support.

Air1 maintained visual containment as the suspects abandoned the vehicle on Clifton Street and Ellice Avenue, fleeing on foot. During the chase, a firearm was discarded by one of the suspects. Police apprehended both suspects hiding in separate yards on Clifton Street. A sawed-off .22 caliber bolt-action rifle was recovered from a residential backyard, later determined to be the discarded weapon.

Further investigation revealed that the stolen Ford F150 had been reported stolen to Steinbach RCMP on November 28, 2023. Stolen license plates and a reciprocating saw were also seized from the vehicle.

The male suspect is now facing multiple charges, including possession of a prohibited firearm, flight from a peace officer, and possession of stolen property. He remains in custody, while the female passenger was released without charges.


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