Morden, Manitoba – The Morden Police Service would like to confirm that a major incident did occur yesterday in the south portion of the city.
The incident began when members of the Morden Police service were investigating a stolen vehicle at approximately 12:15 pm. This was an ongoing investigation and police were familiar with several suspects that have been involved in similar incidents in the past months. Police were able to take several individuals into custody and recovered one of the stolen vehicles.
Through further investigation police learned that one of the suspects was attempting to evade police and had moved to a nearby location. With the assistance of the Winkler Police Service, members were able to attend to this location and several more individuals were taken into custody, and police recovered a second stolen vehicle.
While at this location one of the suspects barricaded themselves inside the residence and would not communicate with police. Police learned of the presence of a weapon and the Regional Support Tactical Team was deployed to deal with an armed and barricaded situation. Police utilized negotiators throughout the day and at approximatley 9:20 pm the suspect was taken into police custody. Numerous individuals are now facing drug and property related crimes. Police are continuing to investigate with more details to follow.
Morden Police Service