On August 9, at approximately 6:30 p.m., Manitoba First Nations Police Service’s K-9 unit was called to Sandy Bay First Nation, where a male was reported to be high on methamphetamine and carrying a long rifle firearm on Center Road.
Police arrived and confronted the male suspect, who quickly fled into the bush area. The suspect had thrown the firearm in the bush, which was recovered by police. The K-9 unit arrived at the scene and immediately obtained a track northbound, towards a local residence.
The homeowners, fearing for their safety, granted police permission to enter the home. K-9 member Ceto searched the residence and located the male hiding in a bedroom.
Police engaged the male and took him into custody without incident. The suspect has been charged with several firearms offences.