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Man charged with smashing windows, assaulting Steinbach, Man. homeowner

Steinbach RCMP detachment. RCMP

A 32-year-old man is in custody after allegedly smashing windows at a home in Steinbach, Man., and then attacking the homeowner when he came out to see what was going on.

Manitoba RCMP said they were called to a home on Elm Avenue in the southern Manitoba city in response to a report of suspicious activities in the back alley.

Police patrolled the area and found the suspect nearby riding a bike. When he was told by officers to get off his bike, the man dropped the bike and ran off. After a short foot chase, he was arrested without incident.

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The man — who police said didn’t know the owner of the home prior to the incident — is accused of smashing five windows and damaging a vehicle using a board, then turning the board on the homeowner, who received minor injuries in the scuffle.

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Police later discovered that the suspect was wanted in British Columbia on several warrants and was under court-imposed conditions to live in B.C. and adhere to a curfew.

He’s been charged with multiple breaches of his conditions, as well as causing a disturbance, assault with a weapon, and two counts of mischief.

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