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Car stolen in Little Italy leads to drug arrest in Transcona

Winnipeg Police have charged Victor Maurice Cobham with several weapons and drug offences.
Winnipeg Police have charged Victor Maurice Cobham with several weapons and drug offences. Jeremy Desrochers / Global News / File

Winnipeg police have arrested a 35-year-old man in connection to several drugs and weapons offences.

Monday afternoon around 1:30 p.m., police received a call about a car that was stuck in a snow bank in south Transcona, just off Copeland Street.

A passer-by saw the car and said the man inside asked for help because he was frozen. After 911 was called, the man inside the vehicle threatened to shoot the passer-by. He tried to reverse the car but failed so he fled on foot.

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A short time later, the suspect was arrested a few blocks away near Dugald and Murdock Road.

It turned out the car had been stolen from a convenience store in the 700 block of Corydon Avenue when the owner left it unlocked and running.

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A collapsible baton and a revolver-style handgun with a spent round were found in a backpack near the snow bank. Officers also discovered a rifle hidden in an unlocked truck that was parked nearby.

35 year-old Victor Maurice Cobham has been charged with several weapons and drug related offences.