Winnipeg, Manitoba – On June 30, 2017 at approximately 12:00 pm, members of the Street Crime Unit were patrolling the area of Euclid Avenue and Main Street when they observed a stolen truck operating in traffic.
The vehicle was followed to the area of Selkirk Avenue and McGregor Street where it was safely brought to a stop with the assistance of the Tactical Support Team.
Three occupants were removed from the vehicle and placed under arrest. A search of the vehicle resulted in the seizure of a loaded handmade firearm “zip gun” capable of firing a .410 bore shotgun shell.
The driver, a 28-year-old male, has been charged with a number of firearm and driving-related offences in addition to possessing property obtained by crime.
He was detained in custody.
The passengers, an 18-year-old female and a 19-year-old female, have been charged with a number of firearm-related offences and possessing property obtained by crime.
The 18-year-old female was detained in custody while the 19-year-old female was released on a Promise to Appear.
Firearms – Arrests: C17-143494
Winnipeg Police Service