A girl residing in Elma, Manitoba, says she thought she was going to die after an SUV, later decided to be stolen, got here tearing by way of her yard in the direction of her dwelling Tuesday night time.
On Tuesday round 2:20 p.m., RCMP in Beausejour received a name a couple of suspicious individual driving within the space. Mounties mentioned the licence plate on the car revealed it had been stolen from Winnipeg.
When an officer discovered the car in a car parking zone on Selch Avenue in Beausejour, they turned on the emergency lights and have been about to get out of the cruiser. Nonetheless, RCMP mentioned the stolen car reversed, slammed into the police cruiser, after which drove away.
The officer was not injured.
Officers in Lac Du Bonnet have been instructed the stolen car was heading their method, and arrange a roadblock on Freeway 15 within the RM of Whitemouth.
“The suspect car stopped on the roadblock and officers spoke with the motive force in an try to get him to show off the car and exit. Nonetheless, he refused and fled,” RCMP mentioned in a information launch. “Officers anticipated this would possibly happen and had already laid out a spike belt.”
RCMP mentioned the car drove over the spike belt and took off as Mounties continued to trace it.
It was then that Bridget Barron, an space resident, instructed CTV Information Winnipeg she had a harrowing expertise. She had been in her dwelling close to Whitemouth River when she noticed an SUV come tearing into her yard.
“All I noticed was this SUV coming in the direction of my window,” she mentioned. “I believed I used to be going to die, as a result of once I noticed that SUV coming I believed, ‘That is it, I am useless.'”
The motive force ended up veering away from Barron’s home by way of her yard, dropping automotive elements within the course of, earlier than coming to a cease on the riverbank behind her dwelling.
“I ran to the again as a result of I believed possibly any individual had a coronary heart assault – that was my first response,” Barron mentioned. “Then the police got here and so they simply instructed me to return inside and lock the doorways.”
She mentioned the complete space was locked down as a number of police models, together with a helicopter, started looking out the world. Mounties mentioned with the assistance of a police service canine, a suspect was discovered hiding in a shed on a rural property.
“The suspect gave the impression to be affected by an overdose,” Mounties mentioned in a information launch. “Officers administered Naloxone and carried out first help till Emergency Medical Providers arrived.”
The suspect, a 26-year-old man from the RM of St. Clements, was taken to hospital and later launched. He’s now dealing with prices below the Freeway Site visitors Act, together with a number of prison prices together with possession of property obtained by crime, harmful driving, failing or refusing to adjust to a requirement, working a car whereas impaired, and failure to adjust to a launch order.
The fees haven’t been confirmed in courtroom.
RCMP mentioned the investigation is ongoing.
-with information from CTV’s Mason DePatie and Kayla Rosen