Teen fleeing from burning car in Eastwood chased down on foot by police

Thompson RCMP officers responding to a report of two males breaking into cars on Princeton Drive found a vehicle engulfed in flames and chased down a 16-year-old male on foot before arresting him.

Police were informed around 1:18 a.m. Jan. 21 that the males were breaking into vehicles, throwing rocks at them and smashing their windows and mirrors. They saw the vehicle on fire and observed one male running away from the scene, intercepting him near McGill Place.

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The youth was remanded into custody and faces multiple criminal charges, including arson.

Anyone with information about this mischief and arson can call Thompson RCMP at 204-677-6909 or Crime Stoppers anonymously  at 1-800-222-8477. Tips can also be submitted online at www.manitobacrimestoppers.com.

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