On March 18, at approximately 5:30 p.m., Portage RCMP were called to a business in the 2100 block of Saskatchewan Avenue West in regards to a shoplifting.

When officers arrived, the two suspects had already fled the scene. With a good description from the business of the suspects, officers were able to locate them a short distance away and place them under arrest.

A 41-year-old man from Long Plain First Nation and a 34-year-old woman from Portage face charges of Theft Under $5,000 and were released to appear in court at a later date.