August 31, 2013


Stolen Vehicle

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On August 31, 2013 at about 12:20 pm, Killarney RCMP were advised that a car bearing North Dakota, USA plates had illegally entered Canada. It was learned that the driver proceeded through the Lena Port of Entry at a high rate of speed without reporting to Canada Border Services Agency while being pursued by American authorities.

The pursuit was suspended once in Canada. Killarney RCMP were notified of the incident and advised that the suspect was driving a stolen Chevrolet Lumina. Despite immediate patrols of the area, the vehicle could not be located.

At about 3 pm, Blue Hills RCMP were advised that an older model Ford F-150 pickup truck had been stolen from the RM of Whitewater (Souris area) and a car bearing US plates had been left behind. Efforts to locate the pickup truck continued.

At about 3:30 pm, a Portage la Prairie RCMP officer travelling westbound on the Trans-Canada Highway spotted the stolen F-150 pickup going eastbound. The driver managed to elude the officer by turning off and speeding away on a gravel road and taking off on foot. Within a short while, another report of a stolen pickup truck, a white Ford F-350, out of St Francis Xavier was received. Again that vehicle was located in the area and despite efforts to apprehend the suspect, the suspect remains at large.