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Stolen Vehicle Chase Ends in Ditch


Winnipeg Police along with assistance from Headingly RCMP eventually ended a stolen vehicle chase that started in the North End of the city and concluded

on the west side of Portage La Prairie.


During the chase the suspect rammed a police vehicle which required the officers to be treated for minor injuries in hospital.


RCMP took over the chase outside of the city and the suspect eventually lost control of his heavily damaged vehicle in a ditch outside of Portage La Prairie


The suspect was transported to hospital in stable condition to be assessed for upper-body injuries sustained during the earlier impact with the police vehicle. RCMP members took the male into custody at approximately 1:00 a.m. and later turned custody over to members of the WPS to continue the investigation. The suspect provided a false name to officers at the time of his arrest.

The Major Crimes Unit assumed the investigation learned the involved stolen vehicle had been reported stolen earlier in the afternoon from the 300 block of Roseberry Street. Mark Douglas RODGERS, 31, of Winnipeg, is charged with the following offences: - Assault a Peace Officer with a Weapon x 2 - Dangerous Operation of a Conveyance - Flight While Pursued by Peace Officer - Operation of a Conveyance While Prohibited by Order Under Criminal Code - Identity Fraud – Intent to Avoid Arrest, Prosecution or Obstruct Justice - Fail to Comply with Probation Order x 2 - Fail to Comply with Condition of Release Order x 4 - Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Over $5,000 He was detained in custody. The Major Crimes Unit is continuing the investigation. Anyone with information that may assist investigators is asked to call 204-986-6219 or Crime Stoppers at 204-786-TIPS (8477).


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