Stolen Vehicle Doing 150 KM/H is Tracked Down by Air 1

Stolen Vehicle Doing 150 KMH

WINNIPEG, MB. - Two men from Starbuck in a stolen vehicle reached speeds in excess of 150 km/h, but were tracked down by Air 1 and charged with multiple crimes.

Early Friday morning, around12:45 a.m., police tried to pull over a newer model Jeep Cherokee near Dale Boulevard and Roblin Boulevard.

The vehicle sped off at a high rate of speed, estimated by police to be in excess of 150 km/h.

AIR1 was able to quickly find the vehicle and follow it as it travelled recklessly both south and west of Winnipeg. The vehicle finally stopped in the town of Starbuck trying to park behind a home. With the help of police they were able to move in and arrest the two suspects after a brief foot pursuit.

Officers found numerous break-in tools including bolt cutters, pliers, and wire cutters inside the vehicle. One of the suspects had 73 grams of marijuana in his possession and had two outstanding warrants for failing to appear in court.

In a news release police said the Jeep was stolen from an automotive dealership on Pembina Highway December 19 of this year.

One of the suspects, was also charged for a theft at a business in the 1500 block of Regent Avenue on April 25, 2017 and the other suspect for a break & enter at a business in the 900 block of Waverley Street back on January 31, 2016.

Police have charged Chadwick Joel Fitzgerald, a 33-year-old male of Starbuck, with the following;

  • Dangerous Operation of Motor Vehicle
  • Flight while Pursued by Peace Officer
  • Possession of Break-in Instrument(s)
  • Possession of Property Obtained by Crime over $5000
  • Possession of Property Obtained by Crime under $5000
  • Possession of a Scheduled Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking - Cannabis
  • Theft under $5,000
  • Fail to Appear (Appearance Notice)
  • Fail to Appear (Promise to Appear)

Daniel Joseph Tarnowski, a 57-year-old male of Starbuck, has been charged with:

Possession of Break-in Instrument(s)

Possession of Property Obtained by Crime over $5000

Possession of Property Obtained by Crime under $5000

Fail to Comply with Probation Order

Break Enter & Commit - Place

Kevin Klein, Manitoba Post

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