Owner of Stolen Vehicle Leads Police to Thieves Using GPS

Owner Helps Police with GPS

WINNIPEG - The owner of a vehicle that was stolen uses the vehicles own GPS system to help police locate the suspect and make three arrests, but only after a game of hide and seek with the K-9 Unit and AIR1.

Police said the vehicle was stolen on Friday night the owner of the vehicle using GPS technology was able to relay the location of the stolen vehicle as it travelled throughout the city to officers.

Officers found the vehicle near Chalice Place unoccupied and parked in the driveway of an unrelated home.

A female suspect was located at Chalice Place and Woodington Bay and was taken into custody.

K-9 was called in and tracked a male suspect to a yard of a home on Lindenwood Place where he was he was found hiding in a child’s play structure. The man immediately ran and was then tracked by AIR1 to the another yard of a home on Wallingford Crescent. The man again ran, but was captured and taken into custody nearby.

Police said a second male suspect was located at Wallingford Crescent and Lindenwood Place by officers and was also taken into custody.

The vehicle is believed to have been taken from a home in the Lakewood area overnight on August 1st.

  • Police arrested, William Richard Woodhouse, a 28-year-old man from Winnipeg, and charged him with:
  • Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Over $5000
  • Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Under $5000
  • Flight while Pursued by Peace Officer

Woodhouse was also wanted on a warrant for Apprehension and Suspension of Parole/Statutory Release

Levi River Woodhouse, a 20-year-old man from Winnipeg, has been charged with:

  • Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Over $5000
  • Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Under $5000

He also had an outstanding arrest warrant for Fail to Comply with Probation Order

Finally a 39-year-old woman from Winnipeg was arrested for:

  • Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Over $5000
  • Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Under $5000

TOPICS:   Manitoba News

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