Special Media Release – Police use Taser to make arrest

October 8th, 2021 20211328523

On September 5th, 2021 at 2:22 am a member of the Morden Police Service conducted a check on a vehicle that was parked on the side of Highway #3 with the four way flashers activated. As police approached the vehicle, the officer observed the driver to be slumped over with his head against the window and police observed alcohol containers and drug paraphernalia inside the vehicle. Police knocked on the window several times to wake the driver up. The driver then aggressively exited the vehicle and rushed towards police. The driver was clenching his fists and yelling incoherently at the officer. The driver was advised he was under arrest and given commands to put his hands behind his back. The driver continued to ignore police instructions and sprinted at police with his fists raised. At this point, the officer deployed a Conducted Energy Weapon (Taser) and the accused was taken into custody.
A further search of the accused vehicle revealed a folding knife on the driver side floorboard, alcohol containers, dried marihuana and a bag with white residue in it. The accused had sustained an upper body injury and was transported by ambulance to Boundary Trails Health Centre for precautionary reasons. The accused was treated and released a short time later. The accused was then transported to the Morden Police Service where he provided two breath samples of 100 mg%.
As a result of this incident, 23-year-old Isaac Lomeling of Carman is facing charges of: Operate or have care and control of a conveyance over 80mgs, Assault on a Police Officer, Resist Arrest and Fail to Comply with the conditions of an Undertaking. The accused was released on conditions to appear in Morden Provincial Court in November 2021.

Respectfully submitted,

Sean Aune, Inspector

Morden Police Service