Winnipeg car theft suspect resists arrest, breaks cops hand

Winnipeg car theft suspect resists arrest, breaks cop\s hand
Winnipeg car theft suspect resists arrest, breaks cops hand
A Winnipeg police officer suffered a broken hand while struggling to arrest an alleged car thief on Wednesday.

Just before 10:30 p.m., officers patrolling near Provencher Boulevard and Tache Avenue, in the city's St. Boniface area, spotted a pickup truck that had been reported stolen.

The police helicopter tracked it from above as it travelled through the St. Boniface, the Exchange District, South Point Douglas, North Point Douglas and the Elmwood neighbourhoods.

The vehicle eventually stopped in an alley between Talbot and Riverton avenues, just off Stadacona Street. A man and woman got out and started walking away when a police cruiser pulled up and stopped them.

Once the man was in custody, police searched him and also found a stolen debit card, which had been taken from a vehicle in the St. Vital area back in June.

A 25-year-old man is charged with possession of property obtained by crime, resisting a peace officer, driving without a licence and failing to comply with a probation order.

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A Winnipeg police officer suffered a broken hand Wednesday night during an incident with an uncooperative suspect.

Around 10:20 p.m., police spotted a stolen vehicle in traffic. With the help of the Air1 helicopter, they tracked the stolen vehicle through St. Boniface, the Exchange District, Point Douglas and Elmwood, until it eventually came to a stop in a Talbot Avenue back lane.

Two suspects – a man and a woman – left the vehicle and attempted to walk away, but were caught by police.

The male suspect resisted arrest, and during the struggle that ensued, the officer’s hand was broken.

Police discovered keys to the stolen vehicle as well as a stolen debit card when they searched the man.

Michael Dwayne Gunnar Dahlin, 25, faces charges of resisting a peace officer, possessing property obtained by crime (both over and under $5,000), failing to comply with a probation order, and driving without a licence or with an invalid licence.

A 25-year-old Winnipeg woman was also charged for possessing property obtained by crime over $5,000. She was released on a promise to appear.

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