Man Rams Bylaw Officers Vehicles In a Front End Loader

Manitoba PostNews

WINNIPEG, MB – A 65-year-old man rams bylaw officer vehicles with a front end loader and takes off on the Perimeter.

Wednesday, March 21, two RM of MacDonald bylaw officer vehicles had been rammed by a front-end loader at Samborski Environmental on Brady Road. RCMP were told that the loader had left the scene and was heading east on the Perimeter Highway, driving in a manner that was dangerous to the public.

As the front-end loader exited onto Pembina, it was pulled over near Bishop Grandin by Winnipeg Police without incident.

The RCMP took the driver, Leonard Samborski, 65, of Winnipeg into custody.

Police said the bylaw officers from the RM of MacDonald were executing a seizure warrant related to a breach of municipal bylaw at Samborski Environmental at the time of the incident. Two bylaw vehicles had partially blocked the driveway of the business while the bylaw officers attempted to seize the front-end loader. Samborski rammed the front-end loader into the two bylaw vehicles and exited the property.

One bylaw officer sustained non-life threatening injuries as he exited the vehicle through the passenger side door while the vehicle was being rammed. The other officer was uninjured.

Samborski has been charged with Resisting/Obstructing a Peace Officer, Dangerous Operation of a Motor Vehicle, Mischief Over $5000 x2, Assault on a Peace Officer x3, Fail to Stop at Scene of Collision, and Flight from Peace Officer While Pursued.

Photo supplied by Manitoba RCMP