More information has been released regarding an arrest that was made this week in Steinbach.
RCMP now say the suspect is wanted on several warrants in British Columbia.
Early Thursday morning, at around 1:10am, Steinbach RCMP were called about suspicious activity and they heard that windows were being broken at a residence and yelling could be heard.
Officers arrived on scene and report that is when they learned that a suspect had been running through the back alley on Elm Avenue, breaking several windows and assaulting a male.
“Officers patrolled the area, locating the suspect riding a bike,” RCMP report. “When the male was told to get off his bike as he was under arrest, the male threw his bike down and began running. After a short foot pursuit, officers were able to take the male into custody without incident.”
RCMP state that their investigation determined that Kevin Friesen, 32, of Steinbach, had broken approximately five windows at a residence on Elm Avenue using a board. Police say he also broke the rear window of a vehicle and damaged the trunk.
“When the homeowner came out to see what was happening, Friesen struck the homeowner with the board. The homeowner received minor physical injuries. Friesen and the homeowner were unknown to each other,” RCMP report.
It was also determined that Friesen was not only wanted on several warrants from British Columbia, but he was also on a release order to reside in BC under a curfew.
Friesen is charged with Causing Disturbance, Assault with a Weapon, Mischief Over $5000 x2, and numerous breaches. He remains in custody.