At approximately 4:20 Tuesday afternoon, Creighton RCMP received reports that a vehicle had been stolen from outside a business on Main Street in Creighton. There was a 3 year-old girl in the backseat of the truck. Reports indicated the vehicle was headed toward Flin Flon and members from the Creighton and Flin Flon RCMP Detachments responded immediately and pursued the vehicle.
The pursuit ended just outside of Cranberry Portage when the stolen vehicle struck a spike belt and rear-ended a vehicle, rendering the suspect vehicle inoperable. The driver got out and fled into the nearby bush. At this time, officers located the 3 year-old unharmed in the backseat of the truck.
RCMP from Creighton, Flin Flon, Cranberry Portage and The Pas set up a perimeter in efforts to contain the man. A police dog from The Pas RCMP Police Dog Service Unit attended the scene and located the driver hiding under a vehicle in an outbuilding. The man is not cooperating with investigators and his indentity has not been confirmed.
As a result of this incident, an adult male has been charged with:
· Kidnapping without a firearm,
Theft of truck,
· Dangerous operation of a motor vehicle,
· Resist peace officer,
· Abduction of a person under 16,
· Operation of a motor vehicle while being pursued by police.