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Police helicopter helps track stolen car following chase

The Winnipeg Police Service helicopter.
The Winnipeg Police Service helicopter. Brittany Greenslade / Global News

Police tracked a stolen vehicle with their Air1 helicopter Monday night, and arrested a Winnipeg man.

Police said the vehicle – which had been reported stolen Sunday – was travelling on York Avenue near Memorial Boulevard, when it sped away from a traffic stop.

The helicopter followed the vehicle as it tried to evade police through the St. Matthews, Daniel McIntyre and West Alexander areas, until it eventually came to a stop in the back lane of the the 800 block of William Avenue.

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The driver tried to escape on foot, but was taken into custody.

Luke Tyler Woodhouse, 23, faces charges of fleeing while pursued by a peace officer, possession of property obtained by crime under $5,000, failing to comply with conditions of a recognizance, and driving without a licence. There were also two outstanding warrants for his arrest.

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