Ste. Anne Police report that two people have been charged following a three-month investigation that targeted the trafficking of stolen vehicles.
The investigation began in February with support from the Winnipeg Police Service Commercial Stolen Auto Unit, and Manitoba Public Insurance Investigators.
Law enforcement officials apprehended a 33-year-old male suspect. The accused has been charged with a multitude of offenses including:
Theft of Motor Vehicle (x2), Possession of Property Obtained by Crime (x2), Trafficking in Property Obtained by Crime (x2), Fraud (x2), Driving While Prohibited (x4), and Fail to Comply with Release Order (x8). The accused has been remanded into custody pending further legal proceedings.
A 22-year-old female accused has also been charged in the case. She has been charged with Theft of Motor vehicle (x2), Possession of Property Obtained by Crime (x2), Trafficking Property Obtained by Crime (x2), Fraud (x2), and Driving While Prohibited. The female accused has been released on a release order, awaiting her court appearance.
Ste. Anne Police state that this successful collaboration between the three departments has once again demonstrated the effectiveness of interagency cooperation in combating organized criminal activities.
“The Sainte Anne Police Service would like to express its appreciation to the Winnipeg Police Service Commercial Stolen Auto Unit and Manitoba Public Insurance Investigators for their invaluable assistance throughout this operation. The collective efforts of these agencies have undoubtedly contributed to disrupting a significant stolen vehicle trafficking operation, further protecting the community and its residents.”