Three men behind bars following a spate of property crimes in west Winnipeg – Winnipeg


Three men are behind bars after a series of property crimes in Winnipeg’s West End, police say.

On October 28, at 4:20 p.m., officers observed a man riding a bicycle on a sidewalk contrary to the Highway Code.

Arresting him, the police realized that he had two warrants outstanding He was eventually arrested and found to have nine grams of methamphetamine on him.

In addition, the bicycle he was riding was stolen from the University of Manitoba on October 24.

About an hour later, police noticed a man breaking into an SUV near Young Street and Ellice Avenue.

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Officers stopped him as he searched the vehicle.

The suspect attempted to impersonate the vehicle owner’s brother, police said.

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Officers found out who he was and that he had two outstanding warrants and a knife.

The vehicle appeared to be undamaged and nothing had been washed away.

On Halloween morning, officers saw a “masked” man in the Ellice Street and Furby Avenue area, where vehicles were reportedly broken into recently, police say.

He, too, was wanted on an outstanding warrant relating to a July incident where an SUV window was smashed with a piece of concrete and a pair of $400 shoes were stolen outside a shelter in the Logan-CPR area.

As a result, three men between the ages of 39 and 28 face charges and have been detained.

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