Ste. Rose du Lac RCMP arrest male after he failed to stop for police: Manitoba

Ste. Rose du Lac, Manitoba – On December 15, 2020, at approximately 11:40 pm, Ste. Rose du Lac RCMP were conducting traffic enforcement on Highway 5, near Ste. Amelie, when a vehicle passed going 147 km/hr in the 100 km/hr zone. The officer initiated a traffic stop, however the vehicle refused to stop and fled.

The vehicle was located a short time later, abandoned at a dead end on road 134 N. Inside the vehicle officers located ammunition along with a driver’s license.

Officers conducted police checks on the license and found that the person was prohibited from possessing firearms and ammunition. Officers were cautious as they believed the suspect may be in possession of a firearm.

Officers followed the footsteps in the snow, which led them to a farm house. Upon speaking with the homeowner, it was found that a male had attended the residence and asked for help. The male was picked up by someone in a truck.

Officers located the truck and initiated a traffic stop. The vehicle stopped, and the passenger immediately exited the vehicle yelling and aggressively coming towards officers. The male was confirmed to be the same person as on the driver’s licence. The male charged at officers and a Conducted Energy Weapon(CEW) was deployed. The male was arrested and continued to be combative and assaulted the officers, and damaged the police vehicle.

The vehicle driver was initially arrested, but was later released with no charges.

Officers searched the suspect vehicle and located a loaded firearm.

Police Vehicle
File Photo – Police Vehicle

Cody Zastre, 32, of Laurier, has been charged with:

Flight from Police

Possession of a Firearm while Prohibited

Possession of Ammunition while Prohibited

Possession of a Firearm knowing it’s Possession is Unauthorized

Assault on a Police Officer x2

Resisting Arrest

Possession of a Firearm in a Vehicle when Unauthorized


He was also charged under the Highway Traffic Act for Speeding, Drive while Unregistered, Drive without Insurance and Fail to Display Licence Plate.

He has been remanded into custody.

Ste. Rose du Lac RCMP continue to investigate.

Ste. Rose du Lac RCMP

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