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Thousands in Damages at Winnipeg Water Treatment Plant

Tuesday, September 5, 2023 - Aaron Michael Yarema, 39, from Winnipeg, was is in custody on charges including Theft of a Motor Vehicle, Dangerous Operation of a Motor Vehicle, Breaking and Entering, Resist Arrest (x2), Assaulting a Police Officer, Mischief Over $5000 and Fail to Comply with a Release Order.

Manitoba RCMP said on Sunday shortly before 3:00 a.m. officers from Oakbank, Red River North and Selkirk, responded to a call at the Winnipeg Water Treatment Plant, located in the RM of Springfield.

When RCMP arrived on scene, they saw numerous damaged vehicles in the parking lot and witnessed the excavator causing damage to a building.

RCMP approached the excavator and climbed aboard, ordering the operator to stop the machine. He refused and a demand was made a second time, with which he complied.

The suspect resisted arrest and assaulted the officers while being taken into custody, however the suspect nor the officers were injured.

Oakbank RCMP continue to investigate.

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