Man arrested following multiple drug, vehicle theft

Man arrested following multiple drug, vehicle theft

Winnipeg police have arrested a man in connection with a crime spree that took place between Feb. 3 and Feb 12.

Police said on Feb. 3, a pharmacy in the 900 block of Keewatin Street was broken into and prescription drugs valued at $5,000 were stolen.

The next day, a pharmacy in the 400 block of William Avenue was broken into. Large quantities of prescription narcotics were stolen.

Then on Feb. 9, a 2018 SUV was stolen from a rental agency in the 1700 block of Waverley Street.

More narcotics, a cargo van, and another SUV were also stolen in the following 48 hours.

On Monday, officers located one of the stolen vehicles in the 500 block of Langside Street and a man was arrested inside the vehicle.

Officers also recovered cash totaling roughly $11,000, over $1,000 in methamphetamine, $2,000 in cocaine, and prescription medication valued at approximately $7,200, along with break-in tools and a weapon.

Roman Wolfgang Reichart, 34, has been charged with multiple break and enter and weapon related charges.

He remains in custody.

Published at Tue, 13 Feb 2018 13:06:51 -0500