With the assistance of Police Service Dog Jolt, Amaranth RCMP located and arrested a 32-year-old Winnipeg man who was attempting to flee police in the Rural Municipality of Westlake-Gladstone, Manitoba.

Amaranth RCMP recently received a report of a suspicious vehicle driving in and out of yards on Road 50 West in the RM of Westlake-Gladstone. It was reported that the side-by-side off-road vehicle (ORV) had two occupants, and when the vehicle became inoperable, they ran into a nearby wooded area at a location north of Road 50 West and Road 92 North.

Officers arrived on scene and quickly determined the ORV was stolen from the Sandy Bay First Nation area. With assistance from Manitoba First Nations Police, the area was contained and RCMP Police Dog Services (PDS) was called to assist. While PDS was enroute, a female exited the wooded area and was taken into custody. The male suspect was still in the trees and was advised by police that PDS was contacted and the dog would be deployed. The male suspect, determined to be 32-year-old Blake Beaulieu of Winnipeg, remained hidden.

Police Service Dog Jolt soon after arrived on scene and began tracking the suspect. Jolt located Beaulieu on the other side of the bush line attempting to conceal himself in a woodpile. Beaulieu again attempted to flee, but was apprehended by Jolt and her handler.

RCMP report that Beaulieu was wanted on warrants for a number of offences, including two assaults and robbery. He is now facing further charges of possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000, resisting a peace officer, and mischief.