Manitoba RCMP took several calls concerning property crime in the Lockport, St. Andrews and West St. Paul areas on Monday. All reports were involving the same two suspects.

On September 18, at approximately 8:00 a.m., a report came down to police of two suspects attempting to break into a business in Lockport. Police say the two suspects were scared off by people in the area and fled. 

A second report was received regarding a damaged, stolen truck located on River Road in the RM of West St. Paul. The truck and a side-by-side had been stolen from a nearby residence, and the suspects had backed the truck through the garage door to gain entry to the garage. The side-by-side was not located. 

A third report was a theft in the area. A male suspect, driving a side-by-side, stopped at a property and began going through a vehicle. The homeowner confronted the suspect and was injured when the suspect struck him with the quad while fleeing. The 65-year-old male sustained minor injuries.

Officers located an abandoned side-by-side on Highway 9, and a report came in about two suspicious people nearby. This led officers to locate the female suspect and a stolen vehicle. She was arrested without incident.

RCMP contained the area, and a call from the public about a suspicious male led officers to locate the male suspect, who was riding a stolen bicycle. He was arrested without incident.

"Thank you to all the people who called in and reported these two individuals," says Inspector Sheldon Hollingworth, Detachment Commander of Selkirk and the Red River North RCMP. "The information we received from the public was crucial and led us to locate and arrest these suspects."

A 30-year-old female from the RM of Macdonald is facing charges of:

  • Breaking and Entering x2
  • Possession of Property Obtained by Crime x2
  • Theft of Truck
  • Theft
  • Failing to Comply

Randall Schaffer 32, of Winnipeg has been charged with:

  • Breaking and Entering x2
  • Possession of Property Obtained by Crime x3
  • Theft of Truck
  • Theft x2
  • Theft of Bicycle
  • Dangerous Operation of a Motor Vehicle

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