Steinbach RCMP are reporting that two suspects from Steinbach have been arrested and charged in connection to a recent break and enter that occurred in the community.

During the early morning hours of June 30, 2023, Steinbach RCMP were dispatched to a report of a break and enter at residence located on Second Street in Steinbach, Manitoba.

Investigation determined that two suspects had entered the residence while the family was sleeping. While inside, several items were stolen, including the purse of one of the victims.

Police say that the stolen purse contained keys to a truck that had been parked on the driveway. The suspects subsequently stole the truck and fled the scene.

Steinbach RCMP were able to locate the stolen truck in Mitchell, Manitoba, and attempted to do a traffic stop. The suspect then rammed the police cruiser and fled the scene. The truck was located later, but both suspects had fled into the bush.

Police Dog Services (PDS) were contacted to assist in the investigation. After tracking through the bush, PDS located one of the suspects who was arrested without incident. The second suspect was located shortly after and also arrested without incident.

RCMP report that Kelly Ann Martha Toews and Kimberley Sawatzky, of Steinbach, were both arrested and remanded into custody. They will be facing multiple charges in connection to this incident, including assaulting a police officer with a weapon and break and enter.