As 2017 wraps up, Winnipeg police said it has been “controlled mayhem” in Winnipeg.
“It seems, when it rains it pours,” said police spokesperson Const. Jay Murray on Saturday.
From arson and fraud arrests to a stolen vehicle speeding through the city at 150 km/h, police said the bitter cold has not slowed down crime in the city.
High speed chase leads to arrest
Officers tried to pull over a Jeep Cherokee around Dale and Roblin Boulevard on Friday around 12:45 a.m. when the vehicle’s plates didn’t match its make and model, Murray said.
But the jeep took off — speeding up to 150 km/h.
Officers backed off the chase, trailing from a far distance, and Air1, the police helicopter, took over. Police said the vehicle continued to drive recklessly south and west of Winnipeg.
The helicopter eventually tracked the jeep to the town of Starbuck, about 38 kilometres southwest of Winnipeg, where it parked behind a home.
Officers moved in around the home and arrested two men.
The jeep turned out to be stolen from a dealership earlier this month, police said. The plates, which had originally tipped off police, were from a different stolen vehicle.
Inside the jeep, police said they also found bolt cutters, pliers and wire cutters.
A 33-year-old man and 57-year-old man from Starbuck face multiple charges including dangerous driving and possession of property obtained by crime.
The suspects were also charged with other break and enters going back to early 2016.
Meth-fuelled break and enter terrifies family, police say
A man who was high on methamphetamine broke into a residential complex and chased a young family out of their home, Winnipeg police said.
The man tried to pry open windows and patio doors of a residential complex on Ellen Street near Bannatyne Avenue around 2:50 a.m. on Friday, police said.
A security guard confronted him but the man used a piece of wood to hit the guard across the head.
The man kept trying to break in to suites and…