A 32-year-old man is in custody after he reportedly stole an empty money register, and tried to get away by swimming within the icy water of the Assiniboine River on Thursday, Winnipeg police say.
Police had been known as to the 2000 block of Portage Avenue close to Assiniobine Park at about 10:15 p.m. after folks noticed a person damaging the door of a closed enterprise, based on a information launch issued on Saturday.
Police say the particular person stole an empty money register and ran within the path of the river.
Officers, together with the Ok-9 unit adopted the particular person’s tracks in recent present. As they closed in on the person, he jumped into the Assiniboine River, making an attempt to stroll on the ice, however falling by means of and swimming within the chilly water.
Two water rescue models from the Winnipeg Hearth Paramedic Service got here to attempt to rescue the person, however he refused to be rescued for almost a half hour, earlier than he was taken into custody.
Police took the person to the hospital as a precaution, however he was medically cleared to be taken into custody.
The 32-year-old man was charged with breaking and getting into and theft, in addition to two excellent expenses and was detained in custody.
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