Friday, November 30, 2012
VEHICLE ROBBERY - C12-241243
On Thursday, November 29, 2012, at approximately 2:00 p.m., officers responded to the area of the 900 block of Portage Avenue regarding the report of a vehicle robbery.
Attending members met with the 32 year old female victim who advised that the two male suspects had approached and asked for a cigarette. As she providing them the cigarettes she was pushed to the ground at which point her purse was taken and the suspects drove off in her vehicle. The victim was not injured during the incident.
The vehicle has since been recovered.
The suspects are described as:
#1 Black, 20-30 years of age, 6' tall, lanky build.
#2 Caucasian, 16-18 years of age, 5'10", medium build long black hair, beard and moustache.
The investigation is continuing by members of the Division 11 Crime Unit. Anyone with information regarding this matter is asked to contact investigators at 204-986-6668 or CrimeStoppers at 204-786-TIPS (8477).
AUXILARY CADETS ASSIST IN MEDICAL EMERGENCY C12-240471
On Wednesday, November 28, 2012 two members of the Winnipeg Police Service Auxiliary Cadets were patrolling in the downtown area when they came upon a person in distress.
An unresponsive individual, later learned to be suffering from a medical emergency, was observed to be lying on the sidewalk with a person performing CPR. The cadets immediately requested medical assistance upon noting that the individual was unconscious and not breathing. One of the cadets then took over responsibility of the CPR.
Medical personnel attended and later transported the individual to hospital.
It was learned that the person performing CPR upon the cadets' arrival was a passer-by who had just come upon the individual laying on the sidewalk.
The Winnipeg Police Service would like to acknowledge the efforts of the passer-by and the cadets. Emergency Medical Services has advised that without their intervention the individual would not likely have survived.
PROVINCIAL OFFENCE NOTICE USE A CELLULAR TELEPHONE OR OTHER HAND-OPERATED ELECTRONIC DEVICE WHILE DRIVING A VEHICLE
As previously released on March 6, 2012, on March 2nd, 2012 a patrolling marked police cruiser car was travelling on Portage Avenue when they were approximately 6 to 7 feet away from another vehicle driving on the roadway. Officers observed a male driver to be holding a cell phone up to his ear. Emergency equipment was activated and it took several blocks before the vehicle was pulled over. A provincial offence notice was issued to the male driver of the vehicle.
On Tuesday, November 27, 2012 the Winnipeg Police Service was advised by Manitoba Prosecutions Services that after reviewing this matter the charge will be stayed.
The Winnipeg Police Service remains supportive of the two involved member's actions that day. The Service along with the two members are extremely disappointed with the decision and feel that this matter should have proceeded to trial, giving the court an opportunity to determine the outcome.
The Winnipeg Police Service will continue to enforce the sections in the Highway Traffic Act related to Distracted Driving to ensure our roadways are safe.
For further information contact either:
Constable Jason Michalyshen, Public Information Officer
Constable Eric Hofley, Public Information Officer
Fax: (204) 986-3267
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