On August 20, 2016 AROUND 11:30 am, a man confronted a female passenger in a Jeep at a gas bar in the 1400 block of Henderson Highway. The suspect, who had been riding a bicycle, jumped in the driver’s seat and tried to drive off but was thwarted after the owner ran from the gas bar and was able to shut off the vehicle and take back the keys.
Fifteen minutes later the suspect broke into a home in the 300 block of Springfield Road where he took keys to a Chevrolet Silverado and stole it.
Around noon the suspect hit a parked Dodge Caravan in the area of McLeod Avenue and Henderson Highway while driving the stolen Silverado and took off.
A little while later, around 12:40 pm, the suspect struck a Freightliner tow truck in the area of Redonda Street and Gunn Road. He once again fled the scene.
Ten minutes later police caught up with him in the stolen truck in the area of Pandora Avenue West and Moroz Street and attempted to stop the truck. The suspect hit a police cruiser in the 600 block of Melrose Avenue West. He then fled at high speed with no regard for public safety.
The crime spree continued when the suspect broke into a collision centre on Owen Street around 3:10pm where he stole keys and other valuables. The suspect then stole a Honda Pilot and drove it through an overhead door causing significant damage. The Honda was rendered inoperable at which time the suspect entered a Ford F150.
At approximately 3:40 pm, emergency personnel located the suspect passed out inside the truck. He was taken into custody, treated and processed accordingly. T
A 29 year old male of Winnipeg has been charged for his alleged involvement with the following offences:
– Assault a Peace Officer with a Weapon
– Flight while Pursued by Peace Officer
– Dangerous Operation of Motor Vehicle
– Break & Enter with Intent x 2
– Possession of Break-In Instruments
– Theft of Motor Vehicle
– Mischief Over $5000.00
Highway Traffic Act
– Fail to remain at the scene of an accident and exchange particulars x 3
– Drive without licence or with invalid licence
– Driving While Ability Impaired
He was detained.