Sunday, May 20, 2018

News Release - Winnipeg Police Service

Winnipeg Police Service
 
Sunday, May 20, 2018
 
Groping Incidents – Investigation: R18-30777 & C18-103583
 
The Winnipeg Police Service has recently received the report of two groping incidents.
 
On May 18, 2018, at approximately 7:50 a.m., a female in her 30's was walking in the skywalk near the Bell MTS Place and Cityplace Shopping Centre connection when she was approached by a male and grabbed.
 
The male was described as being black in appearance, 20 years old, approximately 5' tall with a small build and was wearing t-shirt and cargo pants (no colours are available).
 
On May 19, 2018, at approximately 9:15 a.m., a female in her late teens was walking in a public walkway between the YCMA and Portage Place Shopping Centre when she was approached by a male and grabbed.
 
The male was described as being black in appearance, 20 years old, approximately 5'8", 150 lbs with short black hair and a slight accent. He was wearing a white t-shirt with a logo on front, blue jeans, black runners with white soles and had a black backpack with white stitching on the pockets.
 
Investigations believe the incidents may be related and are providing surveillance images from the second incident.
 
 
This investigation is continuing by members of the Sex Crimes Unit. Anyone with information regarding these investigations is asked to contact investigators at 204-986-6245 or Crime Stoppers at 204-786-TIPS (8477).
 
Anyone that observes an incident in-progress of similar nature is asked to call 911.
 
Drugs/Weapon Offences – Arrests
 
During the day of May 18, 2018, members of the Drug Enforcement Unit and the East District Community Support Unit, with the assistance of the Tactical Support Team and the East St. Paul RCMP, executed a number of Controlled Drugs and Substances Act search warrants at a pair of residences in the East St. Paul and Lord Roberts areas.
 
Two individuals were taken into custody and an investigation has led to the seizure of a number of items including the following:
 
100 block of Eagle Creek Drive, East St. Paul
 
- 1 kilogram of cocaine (estimated street value of $60,000)
- $45,000 in Canadian currency
- 2 ballistic "bulletproof" vests
- A prohibited ammunition magazine
- Cutting agent
- Money counter
- Multiple mobile phones
 
600 block of Rosedale Avenue, Winnipeg
 
- 2,500 pieces of crack cocaine (estimated street value of $62,500)
- 13 pounds of marijuana (estimated street value of $26,000)
- 105 single-gram packages of cannabis resin (estimated street value of $8,400)
- $5,000 in Canadian currency
- Sawed-off shotgun
- Ammunition
- Multiple mobile phones
 
The investigation was also aided by the help of members from the Street Crime Unit, Organized Crime Unit and Crime Analysis Unit.
 
Matthew David Bachinski, a 36-year-old male of East St. Paul, has been charged with:
 
- Possession of a Scheduled Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking - Cocaine
- Possession of Proceeds of Property Obtained by Crime over $5,000
- Unauthorized Possession of a Prohibited Weapon
- Possess body armour without a valid permit (x2)
 
Ian Douglas Francis Loudon, a 36-year-old male of Winnipeg, has been charged with:
 
- Produce a Scheduled Substance - Cannabis Resin
- Possession of a Scheduled Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking - Cocaine
- Possession of a Scheduled Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking - Cannabis (Marijuana)
 - Possession of a Scheduled Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking - Cannabis Resin
- Possession of Proceeds of Property Obtained by Crime over $5,000
- Store Firearm or Restricted Weapon Contrary to Regulations
- Possession of a Weapon
- Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm
- Possession of a Prohibited Firearm with Ammunition
 
They were detained in custody.
 
Break & Enter/Weapon Offences – Arrest: C18-103365
 
On May 19, 2018, at approximately 12:45 a.m., a resident in the 900 block of Clifton Street interrupted a male suspect who had broken into his detached garage. When confronted the suspect produced a handgun, pointed it at the homeowner and fled. No shots were fired and the homeowner was not injured. 
 
The victim called 911 and responding officers quickly located a suspect in the immediate area. The suspect was found to be in possession of 2 guns, described as 'zip guns' and various break & enter tools.
 
A 16-year-old male of Winnipeg has been charged with:
 
- Break Enter & Theft - Place
- Possession of Break In Instrument(s)
- Pointing a Firearm
- Use of Firearm During Commission of an Indictable Offence
- Possession of a Weapon (x2)
- Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm
- Fail to Comply with Sentence (x3)
- Fail to Comply Condition Undertaking by Judge/Justice
 
He was detained in custody.

For further information contact either:
Constable Rob Carver, Public Information Officer
Constable Jay Murray, Public Information Officer
Constable Tammy Skrabek, Public Information Officer
Kelly Dehn, Manager of Public Affairs


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Saturday, May 19, 2018

News Release - Winnipeg Police Service

Winnipeg Police Service
 
Saturday, May 18, 2018
 
Weapons/Assault Police Officer – Arrest: C18-102429
 
On May 17, 2018, at approximately 10:05 p.m., Division 11 General Patrol members responded to a building in the 500 block of Furby Street for a report of a male armed with a knife.
 
Upon arrival, officers entered the building and were directed to a rear exit. A male was found holding a knife and ran when directed to drop the weapon. 
 
Officers gave chase and during the foot pursuit, the male dropped the knife but continued to run. He later dropped a second weapon, a hatchet, as officers caught up. The male resisted officers as he was taken into custody.
 
The male was then transported to hospital in stable condition. During the male's treatment, he spat in an officer's face with blood and saliva. The male was treated and released from hospital a short time later.
 
Trent James Clifford Fraser, an 18-year-old male of Winnipeg, has been charged with:
 
- Possession of a Weapon (x2)
- Resist Peace Officer
- Assault a Peace Officer
 
He was detained in custody.
 
Weapons – Arrest: C18-103261
 
On May 18, 2018, at approximately 11:00 p.m., members of the Traffic Division came upon a group on individuals on the verge of a physical confrontation in the area of Graham Avenue and Hargrave Street.
 
In an effort to disperse the parties, officers activated their vehicle's air horn causing the group to step back from one another. At this time, a male yelled a comment about another male in the group having pointed a firearm at him earlier.
 
Officers located the suspect male holding a small crowbar and with what appeared to be a firearm sticking out of his pant pocket. The male was safely taken into custody. A search resulted in the seizure of a number of items including:
 
- Numerous stolen identification cards in various names.
- The small crowbar.
- A black imitation plastic handgun.
 
The male initially provided a false name but was identified by his fingerprints with the assistance of the Forensic Identification Section.
 
John Abraham Choken, a 40-year-old male of Winnipeg, has been charged with:
 
- Possession of a Forged Document with Intent
- Possession of Firearm Contrary to Prohibition Order (x2)
- Carrying Concealed Weapon Prohibited Device or Ammunition
- Possession of a Weapon (x2)
- Possession of Property Obtained by Crime under $5,000 (x7)
- Identity Theft
 
Choken was also processed on an outstanding warrant for his involvement in an attempted stabbing on April 18, 2018, in the 200 block of Edmonton Street. He has been charged with:
 
- Assault with a Weapon
- Possession of a Weapon
 
He was detained in custody.
 
Arson/Assault Police Officer – Arrest: C18-103047
 
On May 18, 2018, at approximately 5:05 p.m., District 3 General Patrol members responded to a building in the 100 block of Jarvis Avenue for a report of a male acting erratically and setting fires.
 
As police arrived, the male ran into a suite and barricaded the door with various pieces of furniture. Officers forced the door open and the male fled out a window and scaled down to a ledge where he threw a small metal rod at an officer, striking him in the hand. 
 
The male then climbed onto some nearby live power lines/wires and continued to act erratically as officers and members of the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service attempted to safely take the male into custody. He eventually climbed down on his own and was placed under arrest.
 
It was later determined that several fires had been set inside the building, causing a minor amount of damage (estimated at approximately $500).
 
Frederick Joseph Morrissett, a 42-year-old male of Winnipeg, has been charged with:
 
- Arson with Disregard for Human Life
- Mischief under $5,000/Obstruct in Enjoyment
- Assault a Peace Officer with a Weapon
 
He was detained in custody.
 

For further information contact either:
Constable Rob Carver, Public Information Officer
Constable Jay Murray, Public Information Officer
Constable Tammy Skrabek, Public Information Officer
Kelly Dehn, Manager of Public Affairs


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Friday, May 18, 2018

News Release - Winnipeg Police Service

Winnipeg Police Service

Friday, May 18, 2018
 

Robberies - Arrest: C18-102363
On May 17, 2018, at approximately 8:00 p.m., the Winnipeg Police Service was alerted to a robbery which just occurred at a financial institution in the 100 block of St Anne's Road. General patrol officers attended and learned that an adult male wearing a disguise to hide his face, and armed with a knife, confronted a female teller and demanded money. He was provided with money and fled.
   
At approximately 10:00 p.m., members of the Major Crimes Unit located the suspect at a residence in the first 100 block of Kettering Street at which time he was taken into custody.
   
Officers determined that the suspect was also responsible for the following robberies:
   
On January 12, 2009, at approximately 3:30 p.m., a female employee was working at a restaurant in the 200 block of Hargrave Street when the suspect grabbed her by the arm and demanded her money. She pulled away and the suspect fled empty-handed. A male employee pursued the suspect and confronted him at which time the suspect produced a knife and swung it at the male. The suspect fled.
   
On February 28, 2018, at approximately 7:45 p.m., the suspect, wearing a disguise to hide his face, attended a financial institution in the 1300 block of Pembina Hwy. Armed with a knife, he approached a female teller and demanded money. The suspect received an undisclosed amount of money and fled.
   
On March 7, 2018, at approximately 8:00 p.m., the suspect, wearing a disguise, attended a financial institution in the 1200 block of Grant Avenue. Armed with a knife he approached a female teller and demanded money. The teller advised that she needed to ask a manager at which time the manager pushed the suspect out the door, locked it and notified police. No money was obtained.
   
On March 8, 2018, at 5:30 p.m., the suspect, wearing a disguise, attended a financial institution in the 1300 block of Henderson Hwy. Armed with a knife he entered an office and demanded money. He was given an undisclosed amount of money and fled.
   
On March 23, 2018, at 7:45 p.m., the suspect, wearing a disguise, attended a financial institution in the 200 block of St. Anne's Road. He approached a female teller and demanded money. He was given a small sum of money and then jumped the counter demanding to be escorted to the vault. He searched several drawers for money before fleeing.
   
On April 12, 2018, at approximately 7:55 p.m., the suspect, wearing a disguise, attended a financial institution in the 1800 block of Portage Avenue. Armed with a knife, he approached a female teller and demanded money. He was provided with an undisclosed amount of money and fled.
   
Andrew Jason MARCEAU, a 43-year-old male of Winnipeg has been charged with:

  • Robbery X7
  • Disguise with Intent X7
  • Possess Weapon 

He has been detained at the Winnipeg Remand Centre. 
   
Weapons - Arrest: C18-102109
On May 17, 2017, at approximately 3:30 p.m. members of the Community Support Unit, Street Crimes Unit and the Tactical Support, executed a search warrant in the 300 block of Machray Avenue. Inside the residence, officers located and seized:
   

  • A sawed-off 12 gauge shotgun with altered serial number
  • Ammunition
  • Approximately 465 grams of Cannabis Marihuana with a street value of $4,650.00
  • Contaminated operational digital scale
  • 7 x 1 gram packets of cannabis resin shatter with a street value of $350.00
  • 1 package of Cannabis resin edibles totaling 250 milligrams with a street value of $25.00
  • 12 grams of psilocybin (magic mushrooms) with a street value of $180.00
  • Approximately$4,500 Canadian currency

Jonathan Andrew Paul RHODENIZER, a 35-year-old male of Winnipeg has been charged with: 

  • Possession of Psilocybin
  • Possession of Cannabis Resin
  • Possession of Cannabis Marihuana for the Purpose of Trafficking
  • Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Under $5000
  • Store Firearm or Restricted Weapon Contrary to Regulations
  • Possession of a Prohibited Device or Ammunition Knowing its Possession is Unauthorized X2
  • Possession of Prohibited or Restricted Firearm with Ammunition
  • Tampering with Serial Number of a Firearm
  • Possession of Firearm, Restricted/Prohibited Weapon or Ammunition Contrary to Prohibition Order X 5

For further information contact either:
   Constable Rob Carver, Public Information Officer
   Constable Jay Murray, Public Information Officer
   Constable Tammy Skrabek, Public Information Officer
   Kelly Dehn, Manager of Public Affairs

   
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Thursday, May 17, 2018

News Release - Winnipeg Police Service

Winnipeg Police Service

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Update:  Missing Person/Body Recovered from Red River - C180089395 &C18-101121

April Carpenter has been located. She has been identified as the deceased person removed from the Red River on May 16, 2018.

The investigation is continuing. Investigators are looking to speak with individuals who may have had contact with April on the evening of Thursday, April 26, 2018, and beyond. Anyone with information or who may have been in contact with April is asked to call investigators at 204-986-6508 or Crime Stoppers at 204-786-TIPS (8477).

 

Previously released:

The Winnipeg Police Service is requesting the public's assistance in locating a missing 23-year-old female, April Carpenter.

Carpenter was last seen in the West end of Winnipeg on Thursday, April 26th, 2018.

Carpenter is described as an Indigenous female, 5'7", 130 lbs, with light brown shoulder length hair and noticeable dimples.

The Winnipeg Police Service is concerned about Carpenter's well-being and is asking anyone with information regarding her whereabouts to contact the Winnipeg Police Service Missing Persons Unit at 204-986-6250

Body Recovered From Red River – C18-101121

On May 16, 2018, at approximately 12:00 p.m., emergency personnel responded to the banks of the Red River in the 600 block of Kildonan Drive regarding a body being located.                                            

The body of a female was recovered by members of the Winnipeg Police Underwater Search and Recovery Unit.                                                           

The cause of death is unconfirmed and an autopsy is pending.

No further information is available at this time. The investigation is continuing.


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Constable Rob Carver, Public Information Officer
Constable Jay Murray, Public Information Officer
Constable Tammy Skrabek, Public Information Officer
Kelly Dehn, Manager of Public Affairs


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Winnipeg Police Service

Thursday, May 17, 2018


Body Recovered From Red River – C18-101121
On May 16, 2018, at approximately 12:00 p.m., emergency personnel responded to the banks of the Red River in the 600 block of Kildonan Drive regarding a body being located.   
                                              
The body of a female was recovered by members of the Winnipeg Police Underwater Search and Recovery Unit.
                                                             
The cause of death is unconfirmed and an autopsy is pending.
 
No further information is available at this time. The investigation is continuing.


For further information contact either:
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   Constable Jay Murray, Public Information Officer
   Constable Tammy Skrabek, Public Information Officer
   Kelly Dehn, Manager of Public Affairs

   
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Winnipeg Police Service

Thursday, May 17, 2018
  

Aggravated Assault - Arrests: C18-99926
On May 15, 2018, at approximately 12:10 a.m., Winnipeg Police responded to a report of a female assaulted in the 700 block of Maryland Street. An adult female was located suffering from stab wounds to the upper body. She was transported to hospital in critical condition. She has since been upgraded to stable condition.
   
Officer's learned that the victim was walking in the area when she was approached by two females who demanded her personal property. After robbing the victim of several personal items, one of the females produced a knife and stabbed her multiple times.
   
At approximately 1:30 a.m., officers located a female matching the suspect description in the 600 block of Sargent Avenue and placed her under arrest.   

Billie Jo COOKE, a 30-year-old female of Winnipeg has been charged with:

  • Aggravated Assault
  • Robbery
  • Fail to Comply with Recognizance 

She has been detained at the Winnipeg Remand Centre.
   
On May 16, 2018, at approximately 12:10 p.m., the second suspect, a 16-year-old female, was located and taken into custody. She was charged with Aggravated Assault, Robbery, Possess Weapon, and Fail to Comply with Under Undertaking. She has been detained at the Manitoba Youth Centre.

Robbery - Arrest: C18087451 & C18-100801
On April 29, 2018, at approximately 4:00 p.m., Winnipeg Police responded to a report of a robbery in the 300 block of Portage Avenue. A security guard advised that he was assaulted by a male who is responsible for a theft of two cell phones from the store in the area.
   
Officers attended and learned that the suspect first attended the store at approximately 1:15 p.m. and stole a cell phone. A security officer attempted to arrest him for shoplifting and was kicked in the upper body and head-butted by the suspect before he fled. The suspect returned to the same store at approximately 3:35 p.m., and stole another cell phone and fled.
   
Officers were able to identify the suspect however they were not able to locate him. A warrant was issued for his arrest.
   
On May 16, 2018, at approximately 12;30 a.m., the Winnipeg Police Service was alerted to a break-in alarm at a business in the 400 block of Notre Dame Avenue.  Division 11 officers attended and located an insure door and evidence inside of a break, enter and theft.
   
At approximately 2:30 a.m., general patrol members attended an address in the 500 block of Ross Avenue where they encountered the shoplifting suspect. He was arrested for the outstanding warrant for his arrest.
   
During his arrest, the suspect was found to be in possession of approximately half a gram of methamphetamine.
   
Through the course of the investigation, officers learned that the suspect was responsible for the break and enter on Notre Dame Avenue. Officers were able to locate the majority of the jewelry stolen.
    
   
Greg Joseph DUMAS, a 31-year-old male of Pukatawagan, Manitoba was charged with:

  • Break, Enter and Theft
  • Possess Methamphetamine 

He was also arrested on an outstanding warrant for Robbery, Theft Under $5000 and Assault.  
 
He has been detained at the Winnipeg Remand Centre. 


For further information contact either:
   Constable Rob Carver, Public Information Officer
   Constable Jay Murray, Public Information Officer
   Constable Tammy Skrabek, Public Information Officer
   Kelly Dehn, Manager of Public Affairs

   
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Wednesday, May 16, 2018

News Release - Winnipeg Police Service

Winnipeg Police Service

Wednesday, May 16, 2018
  

Robbery - Arrests: C18-96753 & C18-99035
On May 10, 2018, at approximately 11:00 p.m., the Winnipeg Police Service was alerted to a robbery of a food delivery driver who was stabbed. Officers learned that when the adult male victim attended an address to make a delivery he was confronted by a male who demanded his money, keys and cell phone. When the victim did not comply, the suspect grabbed the victim's cell phone, stabbed him in the upper body and punched him.
   
The victim attended a hospital where he was treated and later released.
   
On May 13, 2018, at approximately 8:50 p.m., the Winnipeg Police Service was alerted to a robbery of a food delivery driver who was assaulted and his vehicle stolen. Officers responded to the area of West Transcona and were unable to locate the stolen vehicle.
   
Officers learned that the driver left his keys in the delivery vehicle while he was with a customer. He witnessed a female enter the vehicle and attempted to stop her by reaching into the car. The victim was then punched by a male who entered the passenger side of the vehicle before it was driven away. The victim was not seriously injured.
   
On May 14, 2018, at approximately 3:45 a.m., the Winnipeg Police Service was alerted to the theft of a motor vehicle by a male suspect which occurred while the victim was delivering papers. The vehicle was left on the street with the keys inside.
   
On May 15, 2018, officers located and arrested the adult male suspect in the River East area. In his possession were the car key to the paper delivery person's vehicle and personal papers belonging to the delivery driver who was stabbed.
   
On May 16, 2018, at approximately 12:20 a.m., general patrol members in District 3 observed the stolen vehicle being driven in the area of Magnus Avenue and McGregor Street. A spike belt was successfully deployed and the vehicle came to a stop in the area of Scotia Street and Forrest Avenue. A lone adult female was taken into custody.
   
The stolen vehicle was searched and officers located several individually packed grams of cocaine inside.   
   
Michael James READER, a 33-year-old male has been charged with:

  • Robbery
  • Aggravated Assault
  • Possession of Break-in Instruments
  • Possess Weapon
  • Possession of Property Obtained by Crime X2

Cheyenne Beverley TRAVERSE, a 25-year-old female has been charged with:

  • Robbery
  • Possession of Cocaine
  • Drive without a Licence or with invalid licence 

Both people remain in custody.
   
Public Mischief - Arrest: C17-86417
On April 27, 2017, at approximately 11:30 a.m., members of the Winnipeg Police Service responded to the 400 block of York Street for a report of a suspicious package which indicated that it contained a chemical weapon. The Winnipeg Police Service received several additional reports of similar packages left on windshields of vehicles parked in the area. Police attended and seized all suspicious packages.

Later in the day, another victim advised that a similar package was left on his vehicle in the 800 block of Portage Avenue. The victim delivered the item to the RCMP.

At approximately 7:50 p.m., the Winnipeg Police Service was notified by Canada Post that they located a similar package in the mail at the processing station on Wellington Avenue. Police attended and seized the package.  

In total, 18 packages were seized. The investigation continued members of the Major Crimes Unit, Winnipeg Police Bomb Unit, and the RCMP Bomb Unit. Tests determined that there were no hazards contained in any of the packages.

In committing the above-noted acts the suspect tied up numerous emergency services resources and caused fear to many citizens.

On May 14, 2018, a 71-year-old male of St. Claude, Manitoba has been arrested for Public Mischief. He was released on a Promise to Appear.
 

Anyone with additional information is asked to contact the Major Crimes Unit at 204-986-6219 or Crime Stoppers at 204-786-TIPS (8477).


For further information contact either:
   Constable Rob Carver, Public Information Officer
   Constable Jay Murray, Public Information Officer
   Constable Tammy Skrabek, Public Information Officer
   Kelly Dehn, Manager of Public Affairs

   
   Phone: (204) 986-3061 | Fax: (204) 986-3267 | Email:
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