Amaranth RCMP and Police Service Dog Jolt apprehend fleeing suspects

On November 8, 2023, at approximately 12:25 pm, Amaranth RCMP received a report of a suspicious vehicle driving in and out of yards on Road 50 West in the RM of Westlake-Gladstone. The side-by-side off-road vehicle had two occupants, and when the vehicle became inoperable, they ran into a nearby wooded area north of Road 50 West and Road 92 North.

Police arrived on the scene and quickly determined the ORV was stolen from the Sandy Bay First Nation area. With assistance from Manitoba First Nations Police, the area was contained and RCMP Police Dog Services (PDS) was called to assist. While PDS was en route, a female exited the wooded area and was taken into custody. The male suspect was still in the trees and was advised through police loud hailer that PDS was contacted and the dog would be deployed. The male suspect, determined to be Blake Beaulieu, 32, of Winnipeg, remained hidden.

Police Service Dog Jolt arrived on scene and began tracking. Jolt located Beaulieu on the other side of the bush line attempting to conceal himself in a woodpile. Beaulieu again attempted to flee, but was apprehended by Jolt and her handler.

Beaulieu was wanted on warrants for a number of offences, including two assaults and Robbery with Other Offensive Weapon. He is now charged with Possession of Property Obtained by Crime over $5000, Resist/Obstruct Peace Officer x2, and Mischief.

The investigation continues. Beaulieu is remanded in custody.

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