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Snowmobilers Charged After Break in RM of St. Andrews

February 10, 2020 2:55 PM | News

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UPDATE: Trevor Kyle Klatt, 43, of Winnipeg, and David J. Watts, 23, of Winnipeg have been charged with numerous offences.

RCMP say the suspects have also been linked to other residential break and enters in the area, including at a residence on January 23 in St. Andrews and a residence on February 8 in Petersfield. The woman who was arrested was released without charges.

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Original story:

Two snowmobilers were arrested Saturday night after a break-in at a home in the RM of St. Andrews near Petersfield.

A woman was home when her front door was forced open by two people at around 1:30 p.m. The homeowner called her neighbours, who were confronted by the suspects when they arrived.

One of the men had a gun, but all three people were able to retreat to safety.

The two suspects fled on snowmobilers, one of which broke down in a yard in the RM of St. Andrews at around 8:15 p.m.

The homeowner gave the pair a ride to a home on Highway 8, but then called RCMP to report that the snowmobilers appeared suspicious.

Police determined that the snowmobile that had broken down was the same make, size and colour as the one used in the earlier break-in. The two men also fit the descriptions given by the neighbours.

Selkirk and Gimli RCMP found two men and a woman at the home on Highway 8 a short time later and took them into custody.

Police also seized a long rifle and a loaded handgun.

A 23-year-old man and a 43-year-old man, both from Winnipeg, face numerous charges.