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Stolen SUV Rams Winnipeg Police as Thieves Try to Flee

January 24, 2019 2:53 PM | News

Winnipeg Police Crest

Two people were arrested after the driver of a stolen SUV deliberately rammed several Winnipeg police cruisers early Thursday.

Officers were patrolling in the area of Main Street and Royal Avenue at around 2 a.m. when they spotted a vehicle that was stolen while running from the 600 block of Centennial Street on January 20.

Police followed the vehicle to Salter Street and Jefferson Avenue, where additional officers tried to safely stop it. The driver immediately tried to flee and rammed several police vehicles trying to escape.

Officers tried to remove two people from the car as it continued to ram vehicles and the driver resisted. Both people were eventually removed and taken into custody.

No damage estimates are yet available.

Jordan Malcolm Desjarlais, 23, faces six separate charges, including driving without a licence. Desjarlais also had four outstanding arrest warrants for failing to attend court and for not complying with a recognizance order.

A 39-year-old Winnipeg man was charged with possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000. He also had an outstanding arrest warrant.