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Justice in twenty minutes or less

By: Staff Writer

Posted: 02/9/2018 3:25 PM

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Call it a case of hot pursuit.

RCMP said on Friday that two 16-year-olds boys, one from Steinbach and the other from the RM of Hanover, have been arrested and charged after a pizza delivery vehicle was stolen in Steinbach.

Police received a report of the theft on Saturday night around 10 p.m. and said the vehicle was located and surrounded, all within 20 minutes.

In a separate release, police said 36-year-old Paul Claeys of Blumenort was arrested after another stolen vehicle report in Steinbach on Tuesday night around 10:45 p.m. Claeys, police said, was found a short time later in the driver’s seat of the vehicle while it was parked on Barkman Avenue.

He made his first appearance in court yesterday after being charged with possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000, knowingly possessing a prohibited weapon, possess a weapon dangerous to the public and failure to comply with a weapons prohibition order.

Police said they would also like assistance in locating a trailer stolen from Penner Trailers in Steinbach, sometime in January. The trailer, value at $12,000, is described as a black, 2018 Load Trail 83 x 14 with 48-inch side walls.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Steinbach RCMP at 204-326-4452 or Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or or text "TIPMAN" plus a message to Crimes (274637).

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