Late Sunday night, approximately 11:30 p.m. a woman’s vehicle was stolen on Robinson St. She was forced out of her SUV, her purse with the smartphone in it was still in the car, so she was able to track it with the help of “Find my iPhone” app, so police arrived at the location and found the stolen vehicle at Swinford Way.
Carjackers decided to flee and rammed the police cruiser, one officer was injured. Inside there were two suspects, as per police, both were under influence of alcohol and drugs. Both suspects were arrested later and identified, a 23-year-old Ashtan Cole Peters facing multiple charges. The second suspect, a 16-year-old youth is also facing multiple charges including driving while impaired. While being processed, one of the suspects damaged interview room microphones, making them inoperable.
Unfortunately, car theft in Winnipeg happens pretty often and sometimes involves another people being injured, in another incident the owner of a stolen car got injured trying to stop thieves. At the beginning of September, a vehicle was stolen from the Rossmere neighborhood. Later the same week on Friday, September 7th, around 3 p.m. the owner came across his vehicle that was reported stolen and in wanted by police, it happened on McLeod Avenue. The owner tried to stop the driver from leaving but unfortunately didn’t succeed, was dragged by the moving car and got injured. He was later delivered to a hospital in a stable condition.
Winnipeg police found the stolen vehicle later that day, obviously, the carjacker decided to abandon the car due to the meeting with the owner and leave on foot or in another vehicle. Later suspects were identified as a 39-year-old Scott Kenneth Lindell and a 25-year-old Melissa Ashley Forest.