Officer’s Hand Broken Trying to Arrest Suspect in Stolen Vehicle

Officer’s Hand Broken Trying to Arrest Suspect in Stolen Vehicle

Winnipeg Police CrestA Winnipeg police officer suffered a broken hand during a struggle with a suspect Wednesday night accused of stealing a vehicle.

Police spotted the vehicle in the area of Provencher Boulevard and Tache Avenue at around 10:20 p.m. and called in Air1 to track it.

The truck, which was stolen on November 7, made its way through the North St. Boniface, Exchange District, South Point Douglas, North Point Douglas and Elmwood areas before stopping in the 300 block of Talbot Avenue.

A man and woman got out and walked away before officers quickly arrived on scene.

While attempting to take the man into custody, police say he resisted arrest and that’s when an officer’s hand was broken.

Police found the keys to the stolen vehicle in the man’s possession, along with a stolen debit card that was swiped from a vehicle parked in the St. George area on June 29, 2018.

Michael Dwayne Gunnar Dahlin of Winnipeg, 25, faces multiple charges, including driving without a licence and failing to comply with a probation order.

A 25-year-old Winnipeg woman was arrested for possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000. She was later released.

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