WINNIPEG — Winnipeg police said a Saturday crime spree that started at a gas bar on Henderson Highway before noon sent police trailing a man for four hours.
It started at around 11:30 a.m. at a gas bar on Henderson Highway where a man allegedly jumped in to the driver’s seat of a Jeep where a woman sat in the passenger seat. Police said she attempted to drive off, but was stopped by the driver as they returned to the vehicle.
Police said the same suspect then broke into a home on Springfield Road where he took the keys and stole a Chevrolet Silverado.
Officers said at around noon, the suspect hit a parked car in the area of McLeod Avenue and Henderson Highway.
Police said the crime spree continued as the suspect hit a Freightliner tow truck in the area of Redonda Street and Gunn Road at about 12:40 p.m. The suspect fled the scene.
Police said 10 minutes later, the suspect was behind the wheel of a stolen vehicle when it collided with an occupied police cruiser and then fled the scene at a high speed.
That wasn’t the end of it. Officers say around 3:10 p.m. the suspect broke into a collision centre on Owen Street, and stole car keys and other valuables. Police said the suspect got behind the wheel of a Honda Pilot and drove it into an overhead door. He couldn’t drive that anymore and switched over to a Ford F-150.
Thirty minutes later, emergency personnel found the man passed out in the truck. He was taken into custody and charged.
The 29-year-old’s charges due to his alleged involvement include:
- Assaulting a Peace Officer with a weapon
- Flight while pursued by Peace Officer
- Dangerous Operation of motor vehicle
- Break & enter with intent twice
- Possession of break-in instruments
- theft of motor vehicle
- Mischief over $5000.00
The man also faces charges under the Highway Traffic Act.