Condo Burglar Arrested After Crashing in Snowbank

Burglar Arrested After Crashing in Snowbank

WINNIPEG - Thieves broke into a condominium complex on Creek Bend Road, breaking into several vehicles in the parkade and stealing one, using a spare key that had been left in the car.

The stolen car was located later that morning by police and when they attempted to stop it, it fled away a high speed. Police did not pursue out of concern for public safety.

A short time later, officers located the vehicle abandoned after it had crashed into a snowbank in the area of King Edward Street and St. Matthews Avenue.

The K9 Unit tracked it to a garbage dumpster at the rear of a business on Berry Street and the suspect was found hiding inside.

Further investigation determined the male is also believed to be responsible for a break & enter to a condominium complex on Dovercourt Drive in September 2017. The male was identified as a suspect after members of the Forensic Identification Section located forensic evidence linking him to the incident.

29 year-old Brent Vernon Arksey has been charged with:

- Dangerous Operation of a Conveyance

- Break Enter & Theft – Place

- Theft of Motor Vehicle

- Theft Under $5000 (x2)

- Mischief Under $5,000/Obstruct in Enjoyment

- Flight While Pursued by Peace Officer

- Drive suspended/while disqualified (Highway Traffic Act)

He was also processed on two outstanding arrest warrants for charges that include:

- Break & Enter with Intent – Place

- Mischief Under $5,000/Obstruct in Enjoyment

- Fail to Comply Probation Order (x2)

Arksey was detained in custody.

TOPICS:   Winnipeg Crime

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