Police dog helps nab suspect in armed Winnipeg carjacking: RCMP

Selkirk RCMP are crediting a police dog named Earl for helping to arrest a suspect wanted in connection with a violent Winnipeg carjacking.

Police in Selkirk were notified to be on the look out for the vehicle, stolen at gunpoint in Winnipeg, around 7:30 p.m. Friday.

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An officer later spotted the stolen vehicle on Highway 101, near Pipeline Road, but police say the driver refused to stop and sped away.

Then around 10:35 p.m. police were called to the scene of a crash on Manitoba Avenue in Selkirk where they say the stolen vehicle had crashed into a tree.

A passer-by told police the driver had fled the scene on foot.

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Police dog Earl was brought in to help track the suspect and police say he led officers to a field where the suspect was hiding.

The suspect refused to listen to officer’s commands, police say, and Earl was also sent in to help make the arrest.

A 28-year-old man was arrested and taken to hospital where he was treated and released.

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RCMP have charged the man with flight from police, dangerous driving, possession of property obtained by crime, resisting arrest, uttering threats, and two counts of failing to comply with a court order.

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Police say the man is also facing further charges stemming from the carjacking in Winnipeg.

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