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Who’s a Good Boy? RCMP Canine Helps Makes Second Arrest in a Week

Who’s a Good Boy? RCMP Canine Helps Makes Second Arrest in a Week

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RCMP in Portage la Prairie recovered guns and ammunition following the arrest of two teens on Tuesday, September 12, 2017. (RCMP HANDOUT)
Ozzy - RCMP Canine
Ozzy, a member of the RCMP canine unit, is being credited with helping officers arrest five suspects in Portage la Prairie within the last week. (RCMP HANDOUT)

Ozzy, an RCMP canine with the Portage la Prairie detachment, should be in store for plenty of belly rubs this week.

For the second time in as many days, the police pooch has apprehended suspects in the Portage area.

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RCMP Canine Locates Three Robbery Suspects Hiding in Shed

RCMP Canine Locates Three Robbery Suspects Hiding in Shed

Ozzy - RCMP Canine
Ozzy, a member of the RCMP canine unit, is being credited with leading officers to three robbery suspects in Portage la Prairie. (RCMP HANDOUT)

Three men have been charged after an RCMP canine found them cowering in a shed following a robbery and assault in Portage la Prairie on Sunday.

At around 4:35 a.m., a female was attacked by three masked men in front of a home on Oak Bay in Portage la Prairie.

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Three Charged in Manhunt, Police Shooting Near Portage la Prairie

Three Charged in Manhunt, Police Shooting Near Portage la Prairie

Portage Suspect Vehicle
A damaged Buick sedan sits on the lawn at the intersection of McKay and 14th Street NW in Portage la Prairie on Tuesday, June 27, 2017. (MATT HERMIZ / PORTAGEONLINE.COM)

RCMP have charged three suspects in a manhunt that ended with a man being shot near Portage la Prairie last month.

What began as a robbery on June 27 in the RM of St. Francois Xavier led police to Portage la Prairie to pursue a stolen vehicle. The driver, believed to be armed with a rifle, forced officials to lock down several schools in the city as a safety precaution.

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Manhunt in Portage la Prairie for Armed Suspect Triggered by Robbery

Manhunt in Portage la Prairie for Armed Suspect Triggered by Robbery

Portage Suspect Vehicle
A damaged Buick sedan sits on the lawn at the intersection of McKay and 14th Street NW in Portage la Prairie on Tuesday, June 27, 2017. (MATT HERMIZ / PORTAGEONLINE.COM)

A chaotic scene in Portage la Praire on Tuesday began hours earlier east of the city with a robbery in the RM St. Francois Xavier, Manitoba.

A man and two women pulled up to a rural residence on Highway 26 at around 2 p.m. and confronted the homeowner on his driveway. According to police, the male suspect threatened him with a gun and then demanded all the guns at the residence and the keys to the homeowner’s Buick Lacrosse.

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Tense Manhunt Ends Near Portage la Prairie with Suspect Shot

Tense Manhunt Ends Near Portage la Prairie with Suspect Shot

By The Canadian Press

Portage Suspect Vehicle
A damaged Buick sedan sits on the lawn at the intersection of McKay and 14th Street NW in Portage la Prairie on Tuesday, June 27, 2017. (MATT HERMIZ / PORTAGEONLINE.COM)

RCMP Logo VehiclePORTAGE LA PRAIRIE, Man. – RCMP in central Manitoba say they have apprehended a suspect they believed fled a traffic stop armed with a rifle and “public safety is no longer a concern.”

Mounties say the man was shot as he was being arrested just east of Portage la Prairie, Man., off the Trans-Canada Highway.

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