A Winnipeg man is behind bars and facing several charges after two incidents — one involving a chainsaw — at a strip club in St. Boniface earlier this week.
Ray Rybachuk, 42, has been charged with several counts of mischief and uttering threats after he vandalized a washroom at Teasers Tuesday, then returned on Thursday with a chainsaw and damaged the roof.
Const. Jason Michalyshen said police want to keep him in custody for now.
"We were opposed to his release, whether or not he met conditions of bail…that would be a matter for the courts," Michalyshen said.
Public records show that Rybachuk is the owner of the building as well as part owner of the club.
Rybachuk has a long history of criminal activity, with multiple convictions for drug trafficking, money laundering, assault and obstructing justice.