Winnipeg Police have a 31-year-old man in custody after he was caught in a stolen vehicle by police.
On Tuesday, November 12, 2019, police saw two men inside a stolen vehicle near Portage Avenue and Good Street. The officers followed the vehicle and with help from a second cruiser tried to box in the stolen vehicle near Broadway and Langside.
The suspects rammed one of the police vehicles then drove onto the sidewalk and rammed a second patrol unit. both men then jumped out of the stolen vehicle and tried to take off on foot.
As police were chasing the suspects down the male who had been the passenger in the stolen vehicle sprayed bear spray at two of the officers. Officers soon had both suspects in custody.
Mark Jalantillia Galeos, the alleged driver of the vehicle, was also connected to two other incidents in the previous ten days.
On November 2, 2019, police say Galeos allegedly fired three rounds from a shotgun in the 300 block of William Newton Avenue. One of the rounds hit an adult male. The victim was taken to hospital in unstable condition.
On November 9, 2019, Galeos allegedly carjacked a man who had made arrangements to sell his vehicle using social media. When the victim met with the buyer, who police say was Galeos, he was pepper-sprayed and his vehicle was stolen.
Galeos is facing a number of charges for his alleged involvement in the three incidents including:
- Assault Peace Officer x 4
- Discharge Firearm in a Reckless Manner
- Point Firearm
- Aggravated Assault
- Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm
- Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm in a Motor Vehicle
- Possess Property Obtained by Crime
- Fail to Comply Probation
He is also facing a number of charges relating to Hiway Traffic Act violations.
The passenger in the vehicle 28-year-old Steven Andrew Mingo has been charged for his alleged involvement with four counts of Assault Peace Officer, Possess Prohibited/Restricted Firearm, Possess Firearm Contrary to Probation Order and Possess Property Obtained by Crime.
Both men were detained in custody.
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