Winnipeg police utilized Air 1 as their eyes in the sky New Years’s Eve to track down two stolen vehicles that led officers on high-speed pursuits.
Police first spotted a stolen vehicle at around 12:30 a.m. in the area of Charles Street and College Avenue. The vehicle had been stolen from Elie, Manitoba on December 30.
A stop stick was used to slow the suspect as Air 1 continued to track its location.
Police say the vehicle travelled upwards of 140 km/h in a 60 km/h zone before it became stuck on a median on Main Street in front of the Kildonan Park Golf Course.
A brief foot pursuit ended in the arrest of Mitchell Grant David Giasson, 26, of Winnipeg.
Giasson faces several charges, including failing to comply with the conditions of a release order.
A female passenger was arrested, but released without charges.
At around 1:06 a.m. the same night, officers spotted a stolen car in the area of the 400 block of Selkirk Avenue. It was taken from the West Alexander area between December 28-29 and was involved in a pursuit the previous night.
Police tried to use a stop stick, but the car was able to flee at high speeds as Air 1 tracked its location from above.
The vehicle blew through several stop signs in a residential area and eventually turned around in the 700 block of Machray Avenue, colliding slowly head-on with two police units.
Marissa Simone Eveleigh, 24, of Winnipeg was arrested and faces several charges.