Police have made an arrest in connection to a string of property break-ins last week in the Rural Municipality of Reynolds.

Between March 5th and 8th, Falcon Beach and Lac du Bonnet RCMP received several reports of break-ins. Then on Wednesday of last week, at approximately 4:25 pm, RCMP responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle driving on Birch River Road south of Provincial Road 507. That is north of Prawda in the RM of Reynolds. The vehicle was believed to be associated to the ongoing property crime investigations.

An officer stopped the vehicle, however, the driver got out and allegedly fled into a densely forested area.

RCMP contained the area and brought in help from Police Dog Services (PDS) and Remote Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS). After several hours, they were able to pinpoint the suspect's location. Police Service Dog Hannie located the male suspect hiding approximately two kilometres from the scene. Due to the extremely dense bush and rough terrain, it took approximately 90 minutes to walk the suspect back to the road.

Police say 41-year-old Michael John Shindruk of Winnipeg has been charged with seven counts of break and enter, possession of break-in instruments, mischief, possession of property obtained by crime, three counts of failing to comply with probation and resisting arrest. 

He was remanded into custody. 

RCMP would like to thank the public for their assistance in this investigation. 

Photo taken from a Remote PIloted Aircraft System