Car Thief Charged with Assaulting Police Officers

Car Thief Assaults Police

WINNIPEG - A stolen vehicle briefly eluded police before Air1 picked it up and tracked the suspect until he was safely arrested.

A Patrol Unit first attempted to pull the stolen vehicle over but lost sight of it after a brief pursuit. Air1 stepped in and observed the vehicle stop and the driver flee on foot.

The suspect was tracked as he attempted to hide from officers and eventually hid under a carport in the same block.

Officers were directed to the man who resisted arrest and assaulted two officers. Conducted electrical weapons (“Tasers”) were deployed but were ineffective. The male was eventually safely taken into custody.

The vehicle had been reported stolen on July 18, 2019, from the Sargent Park area.

31 year-old Michael McKenzie Graham Carriere has been charged with:

- Assault a Peace Officer (x2)

- Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Over $5000

- Resist Peace Officer

- Flight While Pursued by Peace Officer

- Operation of a Conveyance While Prohibited

He was detained in custody.

TOPICS:   Winnipeg Crime

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