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Winnipeg Police Service

August 15, 2019

Winnipeg Police Service Media Release
For Immediate Release

Break & Enter/Drug Offence – Arrest: C19-189887

On August 14, 2019, at approximately 4:05 a.m. West District General Patrol units, along with a K9 Unit, responded to the report of a break & enter at a locked compound of a construction site in the 1800 block of Pembina Highway.

Soon after, a male suspect was located in the construction site and was taken into custody. A search of the male resulted in the seizure of break-in tools and .3 grams of methamphetamine.

The male is believed to have stolen copper wiring and piping from the construction site before being spotted by a private security guard. The stolen material was recovered.

Jeffrey Alexander Sholdra, a 43-year-old male of Winnipeg, has been charged with:

- Break & Enter with Intent – Place
- Possession of Break In Instrument(s)
- Possession of Scheduled Substance – Methamphetamine

He was detained in custody.

Stolen Vehicle/Drug Offence – Arrest: C19-190207

On August 14, 2019, at approximately 1:00 p.m., an East District General Patrol unit was in the area of Raleigh Street and Chalmers Avenue when they observed a stolen vehicle travelling nearby.

As the police unit followed, the stolen vehicle came to an abrupt stop. Officers turned on their emergency lighting at which time the stolen vehicle drove up on a curb and fled at a high rate of speed.

Officers did not pursue; however, the stolen vehicle continued to drive dangerously and began to ignore stop signs in the area. At the intersection of Chalmers Avenue and Watt Street, the stolen vehicle struck an SUV containing a couple with their 5-year-old daughter.

The driver of the stolen vehicle fled on foot and officers, who had seen the collision from a distance, engaged in a foot chase and apprehended the male in the 400 block of Harbison Avenue West.

The occupants of the SUV were checked by members of the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service but did not require medical attention.

A search of the stolen vehicle resulted in the seizure of a large knife and a .6 gram bag of methamphetamine.

The suspect was treated at a hospital for injuries from the collision and was medically cleared soon after.

Brendan James Neufeld, a 20-year-old male of Winnipeg, has been charged with:

- Dangerous Operation of a Conveyance
- Flight While Pursued by Peace Officer
- Possession of a Weapon
- Possession of Scheduled Substance – Methamphetamine
- Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Over $5000
- Fail to Comply with Probation Order

He was detained in custody.

Last Update: August 15, 2019

Constable Jay Murray, Public Information Officer
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Constable Claude Chancy, Public Information Officer
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