Tuesday, July 25, 2017

News Release - Winnipeg Police Service

Winnipeg Police Service

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

 
Missing Person – Public Assistance Requested:
Assist to Ontario Provincial Police

(
KENORA, ON)– The Kenora Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is asking for the public's assistance in locating a 39-year-old male from Kenora. He was reported missing to police on Friday, July 21, 2017.

James BEGG was last seen in the downtown area of Kenora on July 16, 2017. He is described as an indigenous male, 5'11" in height, larger build, short black hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing brown/grey sweater and black jeans.


 
The search has expanded into the surrounding areas of Kenora and is continuing with the assistance of the OPP Northwest Region Emergency Response Team (ERT), OPP K9 Unit and the OPP Provincial Liaison Team (PLT).

Anyone who has seen BEGG or knows of his whereabouts is asked to contact the Kenora OPP at (807) 548-5534 or call 1-888-310-1122. 
   
   
  Contact: Provincial Constable Laurie Harkof
  Community Safety/Media Relations Officer
  Phone: (807) 548-5534 ext. 3753
  Fax: (807) 548-8381
  Email: laurie.harkof@opp.ca

 

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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Monday, July 24, 2017

News Release - Winnipeg Police Service

Winnipeg Police Service

Monday, July 24, 2017

   
STOLEN MEDICATIONS – R17-59214
Between July 13, 2017 and July 21, 2017 the following medication used to treat animals was stolen from a south Winnipeg Veterinary Clinic:

  • 5 - 10 ml bottles of Katamine

The Winnipeg Police Service reminds the public that taking large quantities of these medications alone or in combination with other drugs or alcohol could be dangerous to your health or fatal.


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   Kelly Dehn, Manager of Public Affairs

   
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Winnipeg Police Service

Monday, July 24, 2017

Homicide Investigation – Update: C17-161171
The victim in Friday's homicide has been identified as:

Trevor BODNAREK (aka: Trevor DESJARLAIS), 27.

As previously released:    
On July 21, 2017, at approximately 10:00 p.m., emergency personnel responded to the 700 block of Selkirk Avenue for a report of shots fired.

Upon arrival, officers located an adult male suffering from a gunshot wound.

The male was transported to the hospital in critical condition; however, he was subsequently pronounced deceased.

This investigation is continuing by members of the Homicide Unit. Anyone with information that may assist investigators is asked to call 204-986-6508 or Crime Stoppers at 204-786-TIPS (8477).

Robbery & Assaults – Arrest: C17-162040
On July 22, 2017, investigators from the Major Crimes Unit arrested two suspects in relation to a string of violent offences that occurred late that evening.

Tonisha Shylene FAVEL, 21, of Winnipeg, has been charged with:
- Robbery x 3
- Assault

Matthew John DELORME, 23, of Winnipeg, has been charged with:
- Robbery x 3

Both accused were detained in custody. The charges stem from the following incidents:

On July 22, 2017 at approximately 10:55 p.m.,  a 25-year-old female customer was at a restaurant in the 2700 block of Pembina Highway when she was assaulted without provocation by an unknown female. The victim suffered minor injuries.

On July 22, 2017 at approximately 11:00 p.m.,  a 16-year-old male was riding his bicycle in the area of Pembina Highway and Dalhousie Street when he was confronted by male and female suspects. Without provocation, the 16-year-old was assaulted and knocked off his bike. The assault continued while the victim was on the ground. The suspects fled stealing the victim's bicycle and personal property. The victim was taken to a hospital where he was treated for minor injuries.

On July 22, 2017 at approximately 11:15 p.m., a 16-year-old-female was in the same area when she was confronted by male and female suspects. The male suspect grabbed the victim's phone and assaulted her in the upper body. The victim was knocked to the ground and was further assaulted. The victim sustained non-life-threatening injuries.

Finally, on July 22, 2017 at approximately 11:45 p.m., a fourth victim, an adult female in her forties, was at a retail store in the 2100 block of Pembina Highway when she was confronted by a male and female who demanded her phone. Detectives from the Major Crimes Unit were in the area investigating the three previous incidents and were able to arrest the two suspects as they were attempting to rob the victim.

Robbery/Weapons - Arrest: C170162305
On July 21, 2017 at approximately 4:20 a.m., the residents of a home in the 5600 block of Rannock Ave. reported their residence being entered and being robbed and pepper sprayed by an unknown male. The male fled in a vehicle belonging to one of the persons in the home. 

On July 23, 2017 at approximately 6:30 a.m., the residents of a home in the first 100 block of Wendon Way reported two persons forced their way into their residence, one armed with a firearm, and assaulted two of the residents. The suspects fled with personal property belonging to the victims. 

One of the victims suffered minor injuries. A second victim was transported to hospital and treated for numerous lacerations and bruising.  

On July 23, 2017 at 7:30 a.m., two youth males contacted police and advised that they had been riding their bikes in the area of Aberdeen Ave. and Salter St. when an unknown male pointed a firearm at them, ordered them to get off of their bikes, and chased them a short distance. The victims managed to escape without being injured.

On the same date officers located and arrested two youth males and a youth female.

An 18-year-old male has been arrested and charged with 20 various offences including: Assault with a Weapon, Armed Robbery X2, Break, Enter and Commit Robbery X2, Theft Over $5000, Assault with a Weapon, Conspiracy to Commit an Indictable Offence and 12 firearm related offences. 

A 15-year-old male has been arrested and charged with Break, Enter and Commit Robbery X2, Armed Robbery X2, Conspiracy to Commit an Indictable Offence and Fail to Comply with Conditions of Undertaking X2.

A 17-year-old female has been arrested and charged with Break, Enter and Commit Robbery X2, Armed Robbery X2, Conspiracy to Commit an Indictable Offence and Possession of Property Obtained by Crime over $5000.

Officers have recovered the stolen vehicle, a sawed off 12-gauge shotgun with defaced serial number, a can of bear mace, and some of the personal items stolen. 


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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Saturday, July 22, 2017

News Release - Winnipeg Police Service

Winnipeg Police Service
 
Friday, July 21, 2017
 
Homicide – Investigation: C17-161171
 
On July 21, 2017, at approximately 10:00 p.m., emergency personnel responded to the 700 block of Selkirk Avenue for a report of shots fired.
 
Upon arrival, officers located an adult male suffering from a gunshot wound.
 
The male was transported to the hospital in critical condition; however, he was subsequently pronounced deceased.
 
This investigation is continuing by members of the Homicide Unit. Anyone with information that may assist investigators is asked to call 204-986-6508 or Crime Stoppers at 204-786-TIPS (8477).
 
Firearms Investigation – Public Assistance Requested (Update): C17-151662
 
As previously released:
 
On July 10th, 2017, at approximately 9:30 a.m., a patrolling unit was in the area of Redwood Avenue and Powers Street when a suspect male was observed in a taxicab.
 
A traffic stop was conducted in the 700 block of Redwood Avenue. At this time the male attempted to flee into a nearby residence. An officer pursued the male and attempted to place him under arrest while the male pulled away. During the incident, the officer was splashed with hot coffee and pushed down a set of stairs.
 
As the struggle continued, a loaded firearm and set of handcuffs fell out of a bag that had been around the male's neck. The male then attempted to pass off a purse to a female that had exited the nearby residence and attended to the fight. As the purse was turned over, the male fled and the female was taken into custody.
 
The purse was found to contain an amount of crack cocaine, methamphetamine, heroin and a substance believed to be fentanyl. The total value of the drugs is estimated at $11,500.
 
Lyric Charisse Laye, a 25-year-old female of Selkirk, has been charged with a number of firearm and drug-related offences, as well as obstructing a peace officer.
 
She was detained in custody.
 
The Winnipeg Police Service is asking the public for their assistance in locating Dallas Tyler Friesen, a 33-year-old male of Winnipeg
 
He is described as a Caucasian male, 6'1" in height, approximately 231 lbs., with a medium build. He has brown hair and blue eyes.
 
A warrant for the arrest of Friesen has been issued for the following offences:
 
- Possession of a Weapon (x2)
- Possession of a Scheduled Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking - Cocaine
- Possession of a Scheduled Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking - Heroin
- Possession of a Scheduled Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking - Fentanyl 
- Possession of a Scheduled Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking - Methamphetamine
- Possession of Proceeds of Property Obtained by Crime Under $5,000
- Transport Firearm or Restricted Weapon Contrary to Regulations
- Possession of a Firearm Knowing its Possession is Unauthorized
- Possession of a Prohibited or Restricted Firearm with Ammunition
- Possession of Firearm, Restricted/Prohibited Weapon or Ammunition Contrary to Prohibition Order
- Carrying Concealed Weapon Prohibited Device or Ammunition (x2)
- Escape Lawful Custody
- Possession of Firearm, Restricted/Prohibited Weapon or Ammunition Contrary to Prohibition Order
- Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm in Motor Vehicle
 
On July 21, 2017, at approximately 8:45 p.m., Community Support Unit members, along with K9 and the Tactical Support Team, located and placed Dallas Friesen under arrest at an apartment building in the 1700 block of Henderson Highway.
 
He has been detained in custody.
 
The Winnipeg Police Service wishes to thank the public for their assistance in the matter.
       
Fraud/Drug – Arrest: C17-160566
 
On July 21, 2017, at approximately 4:30 a.m., an East District Station General Patrol unit was patrolling in the area of St. Anne's Road and Bishop Grandin Boulevard when they came upon a suspicious male and female on bicycles.
 
The male initially provided a false name but was identified and found to be the subject of an arrest warrant.
 
A small quantity of methamphetamine was located on the male in addition to break-in instruments. He was also found to be carrying stolen identity documents and financial cards. A stolen bicycle was also recovered.
 
The investigation led officers to the 700 block of St. Mary's Road where they located a truck that had been stolen on July 13 from the 500 block of St. Mary's Road. The vehicle was found to have an out-of-province licence plate that had been stolen from a vehicle in the 1st 100 block of Alpine Avenue.
 
Eric Wesley Allan, a 29-year-old male of Steinbach, has been charged with:
 
- Identity Fraud - Intent to Avoid Arrest, Prosecution or Obstruct Justice
- Possession of Break In Instrument(s)
- Possession of Scheduled Substance - Methamphetamine
- Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Over $5,000
- Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Under $5,000 (x4)
- Possession of an Identity Document (x4)
- Warrant – Fail to Comply Probation (x2)
- Highway Traffic Act – Operate a bicycle on a sidewalk
 
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, July 21, 2017

News Release - Winnipeg Police Service

Winnipeg Police Service
 
Friday, July 21, 2017
 
Robbery – Arrests: C17-159709
 
On July 20, 2017, at approximately 12:30 a.m., members of the West District Station Community Support Unit were in the area of Lindsay Street and Wellington Crescent conducting a proactive project focused on property crime when they came upon a robbery.
 
Officers met with a 14-year-old male who had been pushed to the ground, punched and robbed of his bicycle by three suspect males who had fled the area.
 
A short time later, a General Patrol unit observed the suspect males in the area of Portage Avenue and Winston Road. The three males immediately ran from police and were tracked by members of the K9 unit.
 
One suspect was located in the 100 block of Winston Road while another suspect was located in the 100 block of Cavell Drive.
 
The stolen bicycle was recovered and will be returned to the 14-year-old victim.
 
Charles Kaniki, an 18-year-old male of Winnipeg, has been arrested for:
 
- Robbery
- Fail to Comply Condition Recognizance
 
He was detained in custody.
 
An 18-year-old male of Winnipeg has been arrested for:
 
- Robbery
- Possession of a Weapon
 
He was released on a Promise to Appear.
 
This investigation is continuing by members of the Major Crimes Unit. Anyone with information that may assist investigators is asked to call 204-986-6219 or Crime Stoppers at 204-786-TIPS (8477).
 
Serious Assault – Arrests: C17-144725
 
As previously released:
 
On July 2, 2017, at approximately 12:10 a.m., Winnipeg Police responded to a report of a large fight that broke out at the intersection of Smith St. and St. Mary Ave. 
 
Upon arriving officers located three people who were suffering from stab wounds. A 27-year-old male and a 26-year-old male were both treated for stab wounds and released. A 22-year-old male victim was transported in critical condition. The victim has since been treated and released from hospital. Two other adult male victims were treated and released for stab wounds.
 
An investigation by the Winnipeg Police Major Crimes Unit has resulted in a number of arrests. Sergeant MacKinnon of the Major Crimes unit has authorized the release of the following details:
 
Evan Ryan Bettles, 26, has been charged with: 
 - Aggravated Assault
 - Assault
 - Unsafe storage of firearm
 - Possess weapon
 - Unauthorized Possess of a Firearm with Ammunition
Bettles was detained in custody
 
Anthony Evaristo Gonzales, 27, has been charged with:
 - Aggravated Assault
 - Assault
 
Jonathon Paul Ortiz, 23, has been charged with:
 - Aggravated Assault
 
A 23-year-old female has been charged with: 
 - Assault
 - Aggravated Assault
 
A 26-year-old male has been charged with:
 - Assault with a Weapon
 
A 28-year-old male has been charged with: 
 - Aggravated Assault
 - Public Mischief
 
A 27-year-old male has been charged with:
 - Aggravated Assault
 
In addition to the above seven accused, investigators have identified two additional suspects who remain outstanding.
 
Detectives are also hoping to locate the occupants of a late model Nissan Rouge, dark grey or silver in colour that was directly in the vicinity during this assault. 
 
On July 20, 2017, Major Crimes Unit members located a suspect in the 2100 block of McPhillips Street and placed him under arrest.
 
Laurence Martin Mesina, a 25-year-old male of Winnipeg, has been charged with:
 
- Aggravated Assault
- Assault
 
He was detained in custody.
 
The Winnipeg Police Service is asking the public for their assistance in locating Jeremy Andrew Cabalu, a 27-year-old male of Winnipeg.
 
 
He is described as an Asian male, 5'5" in height, approximately 114 lbs., with a thin build. He has black hair with brown eyes.
 
A warrant for the arrest of Cabalu has been issued for Aggravated Assault.
 
This investigation is continuing by members of the Major Crimes Unit. Anyone with information that may assist investigators is asked to call 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


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Thursday, July 20, 2017

News Release - Winnipeg Police Service

Winnipeg Police Service

Thursday, July 20, 2017
   

Child Sexual Abuse Imagery Arrest - R16-0096441
As a result of a lengthy investigation, members of the Internet Child Exploitation Unit (ICE) identified a Winnipeg resident as having uploaded child sexual abuse imagery from a known chat room site.
   
The image was reported and members of the ICE unit commenced an investigation.
   
On July 11, 2017, officers attended to a residence in the north St. Boniface area of the city and executed a search warrant with the assistance of the Technological Crimes Unit and East District patrol. Numerous electronic devices were seized. A warrant was also executed on a vehicle were additional electronic devices were seized.
   
On July 19, 2017,Matthieu GAUTHIER, 32-years-old of Winnipeg was arrested and charged with the following:
   

  • Possession of Child Pornography
  • Imports, Distributes, Sells or Possesses for the Purpose of Distribution or Sale any Child Pornography

 
He was remanded into custody. 
   
   
Child Sexual Abuse Imagery Arrest - R16-0028599
In February 2017 the Internet Child Exploitation Unit (ICE) was notified of a Winnipeg resident uploading child sexual abuse imagery.   
   
The ICE unit commenced an investigation and learned the same person had exchanged child pornography images via email in March 2013. He uploaded additional images of child pornography in February 2016 and again in April 2016.
   
On March 7, 2017, officers attended to a residence in the Inktster/Faraday area of the city and exdcuted a search warrant for, and seized, a computer belonging to an adult male. Analysis of the computer revealed close to 2000 images and videos of children involved in various sex acts with other children and adults.
   
On July 19, 2017, Matthew Adam MACNEIL, 29-years-old of Winnipeg was arrested and charged with the following:
   

  • Access any Child Pornography X2
  • Possession of Child Pornography
  • Imports, Distributes, Sells or Possesses for the Purpose of Distribution or Sale any Child Pornography X2

 
He was remanded into custody.  


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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, July 20, 2017
 
Robbery Investigation – Public Assistance Requested: C17-133768
 
On June 18, 2017, Winnipeg Police responded to responded to a report of Commercial Robbery that had just occurred in the 500 block of Hamilton Avenue at approximately 8:00 p.m.
 
The investigation revealed that two males had entered the convenience store and demanded money. The males are described as follows:
 
 - Suspect #1: Light coloured skin, 5'7" – 5'7" in height. 
 - Suspect #2: Light coloured skin, 5'3"  - 5'7" in height with dark coloured facial hair. 
 
Investigators are requesting the public's assistance in identifying the two suspects pictured below:
 
 
This investigation is continuing by members of the Major Crimes Unit. Anyone with information that may assist investigators is asked to call 204-986-6219 or Crime Stoppers at 204-786-TIPS (8477).
 

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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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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

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Winnipeg Police Service
 
Wednesday, July 19, 2017
 
Please note a correction to the date and time.
 
Firearms – Arrests: C17-158608
 
On July 18, 2017, at approximately 7:00 p.m., a Tactical Support Team supervisor was traveling in the 500 block of Spence Street when a male was observed handling what was believed to be a rifle at the rear of a vehicle.
 
As a result of this incident, a male and female were placed under arrest. Officers located and seized a number of weapons from within the vehicle including two SKS rifles, a .30-30 Winchester rifle and three air guns.
 
The investigation continued by members of the Major Crimes Unit.
 
Billy James Skerratt, a 36-year-old male of Winnipeg, has been charged with numerous firearm-related offences in addition to breach of recognizance.
 
Jessie Lynn McKay, a 47-year-old female of Winnipeg, has been charged with numerous firearm-related offences in addition to possession of a scheduled substance (codeine).
 
They were 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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Winnipeg Police Service
 
Wednesday, July 19, 2017
 
Homicide – Arrest: C17-157120
 
As previously released:
 
On July 16, 2017, at approximately 10:30 p.m., emergency services personnel responded to a report of an injured male in the front entrance of a business in the 600 block of Main Street. An adult male was transported to hospital in critical condition; however, he was subsequently pronounced deceased. 
 
The victim has been identified as: John Blaine Flett, 50-years-old, of Winnipeg. 
 
The investigation continued by members of the Homicide Unit.
 
It has been determined that the victim had been involved in a dispute with a known male when he was stabbed in the upper-body.
 
On July 18, 2017, Homicide Investigators placed a suspect male under arrest. Eric John Guimond, a 57-year-old male of Winnipeg, has been charged with Second Degree Murder.
 
He was detained in custody.
 
Firearms – Arrests: C17-158608
 
On July 19, 2017, at approximately 9:00 p.m., a Tactical Support Team supervisor was traveling in the 500 block of Spence Street when a male was observed handling what was believed to be a rifle at the rear of a vehicle.
 
As a result of this incident, a male and female were placed under arrest. Officers located and seized a number of weapons from within the vehicle including two SKS rifles, a .30-30 Winchester rifle and three air guns.
 
The investigation continued by members of the Major Crimes Unit.
 
Billy James Skerratt, a 36-year-old male of Winnipeg, has been charged with numerous firearm-related offences in addition to breach of recognizance.
 
Jessie Lynn McKay, a 47-year-old female of Winnipeg, has been charged with numerous firearm-related offences in addition to possession of a scheduled substance (codeine).
 
They were 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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