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Stolen Vehicle Chase Ends in Collision with RCMP Vehicle, Suspect Arrested with Firearms and Drugs

An RCMP vehicle was rammed by stolen vehicle to end a high-speed chase.
RCMP vehicle struck by stolen vehicle (Supplied by RCMP)

By: Staff Writer I Winnipeg Tribune

Winnipeg, January 4, 2024 - On the night of December 29, a routine report of a suspicious vehicle quickly escalated into a dramatic chase involving multiple law enforcement agencies, ultimately ending in a head-on collision between the stolen vehicle and a marked police car.

The suspect, identified as 30-year-old Kyle Enns of Grunthal, is now facing a litany of charges, including assault on a peace officer with a weapon, possession of a loaded rifle, and possession of prescription drugs.

According to the Steinbach RCMP, the incident began shortly before midnight when they received a report of a suspicious vehicle on Highway 52 in Mitchell. Upon investigation, it was determined that the vehicle had been reported as stolen. Officers immediately initiated patrols in an attempt to locate the stolen vehicle, but it wasn't until a second call came in at approximately 1:05 am that they received a more precise location. The vehicle was spotted on Road 19N, in the Rural Municipality (RM) of De Salaberry.

Officers from both Steinbach and St-Pierre-Jolys promptly responded to the scene. Upon attempting to conduct a traffic stop, the suspect driving the stolen vehicle refused to comply, leading to a high-speed pursuit. The chase ended tragically when the stolen vehicle collided head-on with one of the marked police vehicles.

Despite the collision, the suspect, Kyle Enns, was apprehended by law enforcement. As a precautionary measure, he was taken to a nearby hospital for evaluation. A search of the stolen vehicle uncovered a loaded rifle, an imitation handgun, and prescription drugs.

Kyle Enns now faces a slew of charges, including:

  • Assault on Peace Officer with a Weapon

  • Dangerous Operation of a Motor Vehicle Causing Bodily Harm

  • Flight from Peace Officer

  • Possession of Property Obtained by Crime

  • Possession of a Firearm in a Motor Vehicle

  • Possession of a Firearm knowing Possession is Unauthorized

  • Unsafe Storage of Firearm

  • Fail to Comply (x3)

Following his arrest, Enns was remanded into custody pending further legal proceedings. Meanwhile, the officer involved in the collision was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries and is expected to make a full recovery.

The Steinbach RCMP continue to investigate the case, and anyone with additional information is urged to come forward to aid in the ongoing investigation.


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