Portage la Prairie RCMP received 27 calls on December 1, including one about a suspicious man driving on the Service Road east of the city alongside the Trans-Canada Highway.

At 9:52 p.m., the call came in and officers arrived and engaged their emergency equipment to direct the driver to stop. The driver sped up to escape but stopped after seeing a second cruiser nearby.

The 31-year-old man is from Calgary, Alberta, and was found to be breaching his Probation Order when placed under arrest. 

Further investigation revealed that the vehicle that the suspect was driving had been stolen from a residence in Onanole, Manitoba. 

Tyriel Beckford was charged with Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Over $5000.00 and Fail to Comply with Probation Order. He was held in custody and appeared in court on December 2nd.