January 6, 2021 Media Release
On January 5, 2021, Winnipeg Police North District General Patrol officers attempted a traffic stop on a vehicle in the 700 block of Dufferin Avenue. The half-ton truck had been reported stolen on December 19, 2020.
As officers approached, the suspect vehicle reversed and struck the marked police cruiser. A female passenger quickly exited the truck and was taken into custody. As officers approached, the driver put the truck into reverse and drove directly towards one of the officers. The officer was able to jump out of the way to avoid being struck. He suffered minor injuries.
As the driver attempted to flee, a second female passenger jumped out of the truck, at which time the driver reversed, causing the female to slip under the vehicle. The open passenger door struck a second officer who was pulling the female to safety. Neither the second passenger nor the officer were seriously injured.
The stolen truck was later located in the 700 block of Inkster Boulevard, and it was determined that the suspect had fled to a nearby residence. Due to concerns over public safety, a significant police presence was deployed until the suspect exited the house and surrendered.
Daniel Colin FOUI, 32, has been charged with:
- Assault Peace Officer with Weapon x 2
- Assault with Weapon
- Dangerous Operation of a Conveyance
- Flight While Pursued by Peace Officer
- Possess Body Armour Without Valid Permit
- Break Enter and Theft
- Possess Property Obtained by Crime
An investigation into the incidents preceding these events is continuing by members of the Major Crimes Unit. Anyone with information that may be relevant is asked to contact either Major Crimes at 204-986-6219 or Crime Stoppers at 204-786-TIPS (8477).
Constable Jay Murray, Public Information Officer
Constable Dani McKinnon, Public Information Officer
Constable Claude Chancy, Public Information Officer
Kelly Dehn, Manager of Public Affairs