Police Chopper Lands to Arrest Break and Enter Suspect

Winnipeg Police CrestA man who allegedly broke into a business and began vandalizing the interior was thwarted with the help of Air 1.

Winnipeg police responded to a business on Hangar Lane at around 6:30 p.m. on Thursday evening. Police say the suspect forced his way into a clothing locker once inside and removed its contents. He then armed himself with a baseball bat and caused damage in excess of $5,000 to the business.

Air 1 was in the area of the James Richardson International Airport and responded to the break-in. The police chopper safely landed near the airport and members of the flight operations unit took the man into custody before patrol officers could arrive.

Darrell Martens, 27, has been charged with break and enter, theft, and mischief over $5,000. He remains in custody.


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