Winnipeg Free Press - ONLINE EDITION

Teen in stolen vehicle tries to hit officer

  • Print

A youth in a stolen vehicle nearly struck a police officer, then collided with a police cruiser and finally smashed into a pole before being arrested Thursday night.

The 16-year-old male was driving a black Chevrolet Silverado missing from a residence in the 500 block of Whittier Avenue in Transcona. Police spotted the stolen truck and lone occupant in the vicitinity of Kildare Avenue East and Widlake Street.

Police stopped the car but the suspect tried to flee by gunning the truck in reverse. One officer took cover behind a cruiser and the stolen truck rammed into it, causing significant damage. He continued to drive in reverse and struck a pole.

The youth was taken into custody and charged with several counts, including assaulting a police officer with a weapon, flight from a police officer, and motor vehicle theft. He is detained at the Manitoba Youth Centre.

History

Updated on Friday, December 6, 2013 at 11:30 AM CST: Typo fixed.

Fact Check

Fact Check

Have you found an error, or know of something we’ve missed in one of our stories?
Please use the form below and let us know.

* Required
  • Please post the headline of the story or the title of the video with the error.

  • Please post exactly what was wrong with the story.

  • Please indicate your source for the correct information.

  • Yes

    No

  • This will only be used to contact you if we have a question about your submission, it will not be used to identify you or be published.

  • Cancel

Having problems with the form?

Contact Us Directly
  • Print

Comments are not accepted on this story because it involves young offenders or minors.

letters

Make text: Larger | Smaller

LATEST VIDEO

Jets players discuss outcome of Game 3 and hopes for Game 4

View more like this

Photo Store Gallery

  • June 25, 2013 - 130625  -  A storm lit up Winnipeg Tuesday, June 25, 2013. John Woods / Winnipeg Free Press - lightning
  • Bright sunflowers lift their heads toward the south east skies in a  large sunflower field on Hwy 206 and #1 Thursday Standup photo. July 31,  2012 (Ruth Bonneville/Winnipeg Free Press)

View More Gallery Photos

Poll

Are you concerned about the number of homicides so far this year?

View Results

Ads by Google