The Pas RCMP searching for two escaped inmates – UPDATED

The Pas, Manitoba – The Pas RCMP have located & arrested Xander Tardiff w/o incident. He is now in police custody. We continue to search for Kelly Castel & request anyone w/ information, in relation to his whereabouts, to contact the RCMP in The Pas @ 204-627-6200.


The Pas, Manitoba – The Manitoba RCMP continues to search for the two inmates who escaped from the Correctional Centre located in The Pas.

The Manitoba RCMP has also issued an Alert Ready message to residents in The Pas, Flin Flon and surrounding areas. The Saskatchewan RCMP has issued a Sask Alert message to residents in Creighton, Saskatchewan, and nearby areas. The Alerts were issued as new information was received late on the evening of May 8, this included:

the possibility that Xander Tardiff may attempt to harm individuals known to him

a report of an attempted break and enter into a residence in The Pas

Both Xander Tardiff and Kelly Castel are considered dangerous and a risk to the public.

Xander William Tardiff, 19, is 5'11", and weighs 180 lbs.
Xander William Tardiff, 19, is 5’11”, and weighs 180 lbs. (ARRESTED)
Kelly John Castel, 21, is 5'09", and weighs 135 lbs.
Kelly John Castel, 21, is 5’09”, and weighs 135 lbs.

The Manitoba RCMP is advising residents in The Pas and Flin Flon to lock all doors and windows and to report anything suspicious to the RCMP immediately.

If you have any information that can assist this investigation, you’re asked to contact The Pas RCMP at 204-627-6200.


On May 8, 2023, at 6:45 pm, the RCMP received a report of three missing inmates from The Pas Correctional Centre, located on 3 Street East, in The Pas.

Officers attended and were advised that the three inmates were last seen at 6:40 pm and escaped from the Correctional Centre moments later. The inmates fled the area on foot.

A number of additional police resources were immediately deployed, including Police Dog Services, to assist with the search.

At 8:05pm, one of the escaped inmates was located and safely taken into custody.

The Pas and surrounding communities can expect an increased police presence as well as roadblocks in the area as the search continues.

RCMP are requesting the public’s assistance in locating the following escaped inmates:

Xander William Tardiff, 19, is 5’11”, and weighs 180 lbs.

Kelly John Castel, 21, is 5’09”, and weighs 135 lbs.

Both have a history of violence and should not be approached. If you’ve seen them or have any information on their current whereabouts, please call The Pas RCMP immediately at 204-627-6200.

The Pas RCMP continue to investigate.

The Pas RCMP

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