On August 16, 2022, at approximately 3:00 am, Dauphin RCMP officers were conducting a patrol on 1st Street S when they observed three known subjects on bicycles who appeared to be in the process of conducting a drug trafficking transaction.
Officers attempted to approach the three suspects who fled the scene on their bicycles. A short foot pursuit ensued and the officers apprehended a 21-year-old male, from Saskatoon.
A search of a backpack in the possession of the suspect resulted in the seizure of a sawed-off shotgun, a handgun, bear spray and break-in instruments.
Collin Pruden was remanded into custody on charges of Unauthorized Possession of a Weapon x2, Possess Weapon for Dangerous Purpose x2, Carry Firearm in Careless Manner and Possess Break-In Instruments.
Officers continue to search for a 24-year-old male and 30-year-old male, both from Dauphin, who will face charges once apprehended.
RCMP urge anyone who may have any information regarding drugs or any other criminal activity, to please contact your local police agency or call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-8477, or submit a secure tip online at www.manitobacrimestoppers.com.
Dauphin RCMP continue to investigate.