Condo Burglar Arrested After Crashing in Snowbank

Manitoba Post StaffNews

WINNIPEG – Thieves broke into a condominium complex on Creek Bend Road, breaking into several vehicles in the parkade and stealing one, using a spare key that had been left in the car.

The stolen car was located later that morning by police and when they attempted to stop it, it fled away a high speed. Police did not pursue out of concern for public safety.

A short time later, officers located the vehicle abandoned after it had crashed into a snowbank in the area of King Edward Street and St. Matthews Avenue.

The K9 Unit tracked it to a garbage dumpster at the rear of a business on Berry Street and the suspect was found hiding inside.

Further investigation determined the male is also believed to be responsible for a break & enter to a condominium complex on Dovercourt Drive in September 2017. The male was identified as a suspect after members of the Forensic Identification Section located forensic evidence linking him to the incident.

29 year-old Brent Vernon Arksey has been charged with:

– Dangerous Operation of a Conveyance

– Break Enter & Theft – Place

– Theft of Motor Vehicle

– Theft Under $5000 (x2)

– Mischief Under $5,000/Obstruct in Enjoyment

– Flight While Pursued by Peace Officer

– Drive suspended/while disqualified (Highway Traffic Act)

He was also processed on two outstanding arrest warrants for charges that include:

– Break & Enter with Intent – Place

– Mischief Under $5,000/Obstruct in Enjoyment

– Fail to Comply Probation Order (x2)

Arksey was detained in custody.