October 10, 2018 4:57 pm

Teens arrested after west Winnipeg crime spree

A group of youths is charged with breaking into multiple cars in the Crestview neighbourhood Monday.

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A group of teenagers has been arrested following a destructive crime spree Monday night in the Crestview/Lakewood area.

Police said between 10:20 and 11:20 p.m. Oct. 8, five suspects committed a wide range of criminal activities, including mischief and theft.

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Primarily focused around the 100 block of Lumsden Avenue, the spree included three cars being broken into (and items stolen), as well as an obscene word spray-painted on one of the vehicles.

The suspects also damaged a vehicle on Risbey Crescent, broke into a vehicle on North Lake Drive, and stole bikes from backyards on North Lake Drive and Kay Crescent.

The two stolen bikes (along with two other bikes) were recovered after a chase, which resulted in police arresting three of the suspects in a yard on North Lake Drive and the other two on a bus near Lumsden Avenue and Cavalier Drive.

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Three girls, aged 13-16, and a 14-year-old boy are facing charges including mischief, theft under $5,000, and possession of property obtained by crime.

Two of the suspects also face arson-related charges. All were taken into custody.

An 18-year-old man was also charged with possession of property obtained by crime, possessing break-in instruments, mischief and theft under $5,000.

He was released on a promise to appear.

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