Stolen Vehicle Incidents – Arrests:

Released: March 3, 2024 at 11:59 a.m.

On March 2, at approximately 11:50 p.m., patrolling members of the Winnipeg Police Service’s Community Support Unit observed a stolen vehicle being operated at St. Matthews Avenue and St. James Street.

Immediately after noting police presence, the 2004 Ford F350 (reported stolen from the 2300 block of McPhillips on February 25, 2024) fled southbound on St. James Street at a high rate of speed and erratic manner, endangering members of the general public. Officers initiated a follow and summoned the Flight Operations Unit (Air1) to assist and obtain visual containment of the vehicle.

As the vehicle continued to evade police, it became involved in collisions with two separate civilian vehicles, causing extensive damage to both. Occupants of the involved vehicles did not sustain injuries that required medical attention due to the collisions.

At approximately 12:02 a.m., officers successfully deployed a tire deflation device, resulting in the disabled vehicle coming to rest in a snowbank in the 200 block of Rita Street. The driver of the vehicle immediately fled on foot but was located shortly after hiding in the 200 block of Ainslie Street by members of the Canine (K9) Unit and taken into custody without incident.

James AYRES, 32, of Winnipeg, has been charged with Dangerous Operation of a Conveyance and Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Over $5,000. Officers also determined AYRES was subject to two unendorsed RCMP warrants of arrest.

He was detained in custody.

Officers also arrested a 29-year-old female passenger from Winnipeg, and faces the charge of Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Over $5,000. She was released via Appearance Notice as mandated by the Criminal Code.

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On March 3, 2024, at approximately 12:46 a.m., patrolling West District General Patrol members observed a stolen vehicle being operated near Valour Road and St. Matthews Avenue. The vehicle, a 2011 Mazda 3 Sport, had previously been reported stolen in the 1800 block of King Edward Street on February 29, 2024.

The Flight Operations Unit (Air1) immediately obtained visual containment of the vehicle, which was now being operated in a manner dangerous to the general public. During the pursuit, the suspect vehicle collided with a Tactical Support Team vehicle at Burrows Avenue and Sgt. Tommy Prince Street, causing minor damage to both. The driver of the vehicle was quickly taken into custody in the 1000 block of Magnus Avenue by TST officers after a short foot pursuit. Neither the occupants of the vehicle nor TST officers suffered any injury due to the collision.

Quinton James Blake MANNINGWAY, 33, of Winnipeg, has been charged with the following offense:

- Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Over $5,000
- Dangerous Operation of a Conveyance

- Flight While Pursued by Peace Officer

- Assault Peace Officer with a Weapon x 2

- Operation of a conveyance While Prohibited by Order Under Criminal Code

- Fail to Comply with Condition of release Order x 4

He was detained in custody.

An adult male and an adult female passenger were also taken into custody at the time of the incident but later released with no charges.

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