Winnipegosis RCMP and Police Service Dog Marook rescue infant

May 1, 2024
Camperville, Manitoba

News release


Police Service Dog Marook

On April 18, 2024, at approximately 2:35 pm, Winnipegosis RCMP received a report that a male had threatened to use a firearm on residents of a home and then fled the residence with an infant. It was unknown if the male had access to a firearm. The male was known to the residents.

A short time later, RCMP located the vehicle the male was travelling in, and officers saw the male leave the vehicle and flee on foot into the bush with the infant, who was not dressed for the sub-zero temperatures.

RCMP Police Dog Services was called in, and Police Service Dog Marook started a track. After approximately two kilometres through heavily treed area, PSD Marook and his handler located the male and the infant. The male was taken into custody. The infant appeared unharmed, and was handed over to Emergency Medical Services once officers hiked out of the bush. It was determined the infant was not physically injured.

The male was not in possession of a firearm.

The 26-year-old male was charged with Flight From Peace Officer, Criminal Negligence Causing Bodily Harm, and Uttering Threats Against a Person x2. He remains in custody.


Contact information

Phone: 204-983-8497

Manitoba RCMP Media Relations Unit

Tara Seel, Media Relations Officer
Cpl. Julie Courchaine, Media Relations Officer
Sgt. Paul Manaigre, Media Relations Officer
Robert Cyrenne, Director Communications and Media Relations
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