Some Killarney residents were surprised to see police cars and EMS on the south side of town in the early morning hours of Wednesday this week.

The Killarney RCMP received a call about a disturbance at 3:40 am taking place on Young Street.  A suspicious vehicle was in the area.  Upon police attending the vehicle fled the scene.  The attending officer attempted to do a traffic stop but the male driver refused to stop.

The male driver from the Killarney area was well-known to police and so the RCMP members followed from a distance.

"Because the male was driving at a very slow speed, there was no danger to the public at the time, we initiated a spike belt in order to deflate the tires to stop the vehicle at the junction of Highways 3 and 18, " shares Killarney Sargeant Eric Descoteaux. "The vehicle kept going at a very slow speed and then went to a stop."

"At that time officers were able to safely arrest the driver who was taken into custody," he continues. "He was seen by EMS and then was taken to the Killarney detachment, and then transported to Brandon Hospital for a mental health assessment."

The male faces a series of charges, including mischief, causing a disturbance, flight from police, possession of a weapon for dangerous purposes, and resisting arrest.

Sgt Descoteaux continues to encourage residents to report any kind of suspicious behavior, either at their own home, or at their neighbors.  If something doesn't feel right, often it's not.

Please listen to more with Officer. Eric Descoteaux, Sargeant in charge of the Turtle Mountain area.