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Stolen vehicle collides with brick wall and tree, Winnipeg police say

Tire marks left behind from stolen car. Julie Campbell/ Global News

Winnipeg police say they have arrested a man after a stolen vehicle crashed into a wall.

Friday afternoon, officers responded to the area of Pinewood Drive and Assiniboine Crescent after reports that a vehicle had collided with a brick wall and a tree near the Moray Bridge.

The only occupant of the vehicle had fled the area.

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Police say officers arrived on scene and located the heavily damaged vehicle. Police determined the vehicle had been recently stolen from a nearby hotel.

Prior to fleeing the collision area, the male suspect had dropped some of his personal belongings that identified him.

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A short time later, the man returned to the area and was placed under arrest, police say. Emile Mario Freunt, 32, has been charged with theft of a motor vehicle.

He was detained in custody.

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