Ste Rose du Lac RCMP track down prolific offender - Media Release

On March 28, 2024, at approximately 5:00 pm, officers with the Ste Rose du Lac RCMP were conducting a patrol in Ebb and Flow First Nation when they observed a 31-year-old male, known to have several outstanding Warrants of Arrest, driving in Ebb and Flow First Nation.

The officers attempted a traffic stop but the suspect failed to stop for police. Due to public safety concerns, a pursuit was not initiated.

The suspect vehicle was located a short distance away as it had entered the ditch at the end of a dead-end road. The suspect fled on foot but was apprehended a short distance away after a foot pursuit.

A 29-year-old female passenger, from Ebb and Flow First Nation, was arrested on scene and later released for court scheduled May 28 in Dauphin.

A search of the vehicle led to the seizure of a loaded sawed-off shotgun.

A 31 year old man from Portage la Prairie, was charged with Operation while Prohibited, Flight from Police and numerous firearms-related offences. He was remanded in to custody for a court appearance scheduled for April 3 in Dauphin.

Ste Rose du Lac RCMP continue to investigate.

Photos attached include the sawed-off shotgun, and where it was found in the trunk of the car