RCMP have arrested and charged three teen males and a female teen in connection to damage caused to police vehicles after officers responded to a large house party in East St. Paul. Police say that the male teens aged, 18, 17 and 16 and the 17-year-old female were all identified and charged with Mischief. All four have been released from custody and are scheduled to appear in court.
“We made it very clear that the behaviour exhibited that evening was unacceptable. We anticipate that every individual who took part in damaging police vehicles will be arrested and charged,” said Superintendent John Duff, East District Commander for the Manitoba RCMP. “I have also reviewed video where a vile racial slur is directed at a RCMP officer. I have spoken with the officer and expressed my dismay that he had to endure such hateful language from those in attendance.”
A number of police vehicles suffered significant damage at the scene after partygoers climbed and jumped on the patrol units
Police say that a number of people who were on the police vehicles have been positively identified. Officers are in the process of locating them to place them under arrest. Video on social media and police vehicle cameras captured images of the suspects. Investigators are encouraging those involved to contact the RCMP to make arrangements to turn themselves in.
Officers are also looking to identify two individuals, a male and a female, who were present at the party and may have information that could help the investigation.
Anyone who may know, or has information about, these two individuals are asked to call the Red River North RCMP Detachment at 204-482-1222, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-8477, or secure tip online at www.manitobacrimestoppers.com.
Police say that additional arrests are expected related to the incident. Police are also continuing to investigate an attempted sexual assault that officers were able to stop. The two male suspects fled and the victim was taken to hospital.