No one is hurt following an incident where a suspect broke into a family's home and demanded a ride after ditching a stolen vehicle.
In the area of Dufferin Avenue and Andrews Street on Thursday afternoon at 2:40 p.m., officers with the Winnipeg Police Service's K-9 unit discovered a Chevrolet Traverse travelling down the road.
They began following the vehicle with more cruiser in tow.
When getting to Logan Avenue and King Street Stop Stick tire-deflation device was deployed, but it was unsuccessful. The Traverse continued, travelling onto Main Street, sideswiping a truck and driving into oncoming traffic.
Now driving to the intersection of Alfred Avenue and Charles Street, the driver ditched the vehicle, fleeing on foot. The K-9 unit began tracking the driver, following a trail of live shotgun shells as the suspect fled.
Now in the 300 block of Alfred Avenue, the suspect forced his way into a family's home. The suspect took off his jacket, revealing a sawed-off shotgun to the home despite children being present.
Demanding a ride, the suspect knocked down a woman inside the house.
Unsuccessful, he then fled on foot to the 300 block of Burrows Avenue, leaving the shotgun behind.
Officers then tracked the 23-year-old, taking him into custody.
The suspect is now facing the following charges:
- Break & Enter – Assault
- Possess Weapon
- Carry Concealed Prohibited Weapon
- Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm in a Motor Vehicle
- Possess Prohibited/Restricted Weapon
- Possess Firearm Contrary to Weapon Contrary to Order
- Possess Property Obtained by Crime
- Fail to Comply with Release Order x 5