Off-duty RCMP thwarts armed encounter, seizes guns, stolen goods in Winnipeg

An off-duty RCMP officer stopped an armed encounter and seized guns, and stolen goods last week, Winnipeg police are saying.

On Thursday evening the officer alerted police after spotting a previously stolen vehicle parked in front of a home in the 1900 block of Ross Ave West.

Police say the vehicle was reported stolen last Tuesday from a parking lot in the 1700 block of Sargent Ave. The car was full of the owner’s belongings, including luggage and identification.

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The off-duty officer approached the vehicle and a man armed with a machete came out of the home and confronted him, police say.

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The man ran after the officer identified himself. Police arrived and the man was found and taken into custody.

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Police say a large quantity of property, weapons and two firearms were seized from the home, including:

  • Remington 1100 LT Model
  • Remington Wingmaster Shotgun
  • Ammunition
  • Machetes
  • A stolen Ford-150 pickup truck
  • A stolen Dodge Caravan
  • Several stolen vehicle license plates
  • Stolen credit cards and personal items

A 42-year-old man from Winnipeg was arrested and charged with 21 firearms, property and weapons-related offences. He was detained in custody.

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