WINNIPEG — A routine traffic stop turned into much more for Winnipeg police on Monday after they attempted to pull over a suspicious vehicle.
Officers were in the area of Sherbrook Street and Logan Avenue at around 1:15 a.m. when the vehicle quickly accelerated and blew through a red light at Logan and Arlington Street.
Air 1 began tracking the vehicle through the Shaughnessy Heights and Tyndall Park areas, where a loaded sawed-off shotgun was tossed away.
The vehicle then continued through Oak Point Highway, Omands Creek, Sargent Park, Wolseley, and West Broadway areas for another 30 minutes. Police on the ground took a man into custody after he exited the vehicle in the 100 block of Young Street.
The female driver continued on until abandoning the ride on Roslyn Crescent and fleeing on foot. The K9 unit tracked her to the 100 block of Balmoral Street and police made an arrest.
The woman was found to be in possession of cheques that were stolen in March, October, and November 2019 from various locations. She was also in possession of identification stolen from a residence in December 2019.
Police say the woman allegedly withdrew $818 by cheque from the account of a male whose vehicle was broken into in November 2019. Officers later learned the same two people in the vehicle were believed to be responsible for stealing an Amazon package from the front of a home on February 1, 2019.
Chantelle Louise Kryminski of Little Grand Rapids First Nation, 27, and Jason Frederick Moar of Little Grand Rapids First Natio, 27, face numerous charges and remain in custody.