Air 1 Successfully Tracks Stolen Vehicle

Manitoba Post StaffNews

WINNIPEG – Air 1 played a critical role in tracking a stolen vehicle through the North End on December 30th.

At about 11:48pm., police spotted a stolen vehicle speeding through the area of Arlington and Dufferin. It failed to stop for several red lights and stop signs.

Officers used various pursuit tactics to follow the vehicle and when Air 1 arrived they dropped back.

They used a ‘Stop Stick’ on Keewatin Street and the stolen vehicle eventually came to a stop on Notre Dame where the suspect left the vehicle and fled on foot.

He was tracked by Air 1 as he ran through a residential neighbourhood and was eventually taken into custody in the Bannatyne area.

The following is footage taken by Air 1 as they tracked the suspect.

The vehicle had been stolen from the Bridgwater Trails area between the evening of December 24, 2018, and the morning of December 25, 2018, after the keys to the vehicle were left inside another vehicle that had been broken into.

22 year-old Ronto Antonio Baptiste has been charged with Dangerous Operation of a Conveyance, Possession of Stolen Property, Driving While Disqualified, and Failing to Comply with a Probation Order.

He was detained in custody.