Police Service Dog, Mocha, recently assisted Beausejour and Lac Du Bonnet RCMP in tracking down a suspect that had recently fled police. The suspect was subsequently arrested and is facing multiple charges in connection to the incident.
On June 21, 2022, at approximately 2:20pm, Beausejour RCMP responded to a call of a suspicious person driving in the area of Mazur Avenue in Beausejour. The license plate was checked and came back to a stolen vehicle out of Winnipeg.
Police attended the location and discovered the stolen vehicle stopped in a parking lot on Selch Street. An officer proceeded to turn on the emergency lights and was about to exit and approach the vehicle, when the vehicle reversed, struck the police vehicle and fled. The officer was not physically injured as a result.
Lac Du Bonnet RCMP were then advised that the suspect vehicle was headed in their direction and a roadblock was set-up on Highway 15 in the RM of Whitemouth. The suspect vehicle stopped at the roadblock and officers spoke with the driver in an attempt to get him to turn off the vehicle and exit, however, he refused and fled. Officers anticipated this might occur and had already laid out a spike belt. The suspect vehicle then drove over the spike belt and police were able to track the vehicle, which was located abandoned in Elma along the riverbank.
The area was contained and RCMP Police Dog Services attended. Police Service Dog, Mocha, located the suspect hiding in a shed on a rural property.
Police say that the suspect appeared to be suffering from an overdose and officers administered Naloxone and preformed first aid until Emergency Medical Services arrived.
RCMP report that the male suspect, a 26-year-old RM of St. Clements man, was transported to hospital where he was treated and released. The suspect will be facing numerous charges related to this incident.