Source: Royal Canadian Mounted Police
On January 10th, 2024, 24-year-old Terry Dutko, an inmate from Stony Mountain Institution escaped lawful custody during a supervised visit in Winnipeg.
The Winnipeg Police Service Major Crimes Unit, working with the Manitoba Integrated Violent Offender Apprehension Unit (MIVOAU), an integrated team consisting of Manitoba RCMP and Winnipeg Police Service officers, led the investigation to safely locate and apprehend the escaped inmate.
On January 15, 2024, MIVOAU officers attended to a residence on Toronto Avenue in Selkirk where they were further assisted by officers from the Selkirk RCMP Detachment and RCMP Police Dog Services (PDS).
As the officers approached the residence, Dutko was observed exiting from the rear of the home and attempted to flee.
Dutko was placed under arrest but refused to comply with demands from police. PDS Phox was deployed to assist officers with the arrest. Dutko continued to resist by kicking and punching the police dog but officers were able to get Dutko into custody. Dutko sustained injuries from his interaction with the police dog. He was taken to hospital where he was treated and released.
Two officers, one from the Selkirk RCMP Detachment and a WPS officer, were injured as a result of the arrest. They were treated and released.
Terry Dutko was returned to the custody of Stony Mountain Institution and will face charges including Unlawfully at Large, Resisting Arrest x2 and Assaulting a Police Officer x2.