Winnipeg man behind bars after string of East St. Paul, Man. property crimes: RCMP

A 23-year-old Winnipeg man is behind bars in connection with several instances of property crime in East St. Paul, Man.

On Monday, Red River North RCMP got a call about a person trying to get into some locked cars at around 1 a.m. on Omeniuk Drive.

Officers went to the area and found an abandoned car at the intersection of Omeniuk Drive and Terrance Place.

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As the car was being checked over by an officer, a woman approached along with a man holding a baton, police say.

With the cruiser’s emergency lights switched off, it’s believe the two were unaware they were walking up to police.

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Once the officer took notice of the baton, he placed the man under arrest without incident.

It was later discovered the man was linked to a number of crimes in the area.

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The 23-year-old is facing several charges including breaking and entering, theft of a vehicle and carrying a weapon.

The woman was released and is facing zero charges.

RCMP are continuing to investigate.

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