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Suspect Faces Multiple Charges After Stealing Ambulance

Tuesday July 11, 2023 - A 20 year-old man faces multiple charges after stealing an ambulance in Thompson, Manitoba.

The suspect, Draven Beardy was reported to be jumping in front of traffic and hitting vehicles on Princeton Drive at around 9:00pm on July 8. When an ambulance arrived to assist, he jumped into the drivers seat and eventually drove into a tree in front of Assiniboine Place after striking a mini van and injuring the occupants.

The driver of the ambulance and the five occupants of the minivan were all transported to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Once in hospital, Beardy threatened medical staff. He was treated and released into police custody.

Beardy is charged with Dangerous Operation Causing Bodily Harm x 5, Utter Threats, Theft of Vehicle, and Possession of Property Obtained by Crime. He remains in custody. Further charges may be pending.


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