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4 Youths Arrested After Crime Spree in Silver Heights

WINNIPEG - Four youths were arrested after an overnight rampage, including crashing a stolen car, firing a weapon at a victim during a carjacking and spraying Bear Mace at the same victim. The suspects first crashed a stolen truck into a tree on Olive Street. They then began to case cars in the Silver Heights…

Brash Liquor Mart Robbery Ends in Arrest

WINNIPEG - Another brash liquor mart robbery ended in the arrest of three suspects last night at around 7:30. Two men and a woman entered the liquor mart on Pembina Highway and stole a number of bottles of liquor. Before they fled the store, one of the suspects threatened staff by brandishing an unknown item.…

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4 Youths Arrested After Crime Spree in Silver Heights

WINNIPEG - Four youths were arrested after an overnight rampage, including crashing a stolen car, firing a weapon at a victim during a carjacking and spraying Bear Mace at the same victim. The suspects first crashed a stolen truck into a tree on Olive Street. They then began to case cars in the Silver Heights…

Brash Liquor Mart Robbery Ends in Arrest

WINNIPEG - Another brash liquor mart robbery ended in the arrest of three suspects last night at around 7:30. Two men and a woman entered the liquor mart on Pembina Highway and stole a number of bottles of liquor. Before they fled the store, one of the suspects threatened staff by brandishing an unknown item.…

Youth Targets Same Store Five Separate Times

WINNIPEG - A grocery store was targeted by the same suspect on five different occasions over the summer, committing assaults, thefts and robberies. During one of the robberies, he also pointed a firearm at a store employee. He was also linked to an attempted residential break-in and theft from a pawn shop. An investigation by…

Winnipeg Man Steals $56,000 of Parts from School Buses

WINNIPEG - A Winnipeg man faces numerous charges regarding the theft of parts from school buses over the summer. The suspect cut and removed catalytic converters and diesel particulate filters from five school buses with total losses amounting to $56,800. He then attempted to sell the stolen parts for scrap metal. After investigating, a 38…

9 Year-Old Child Has Knife Held to Throat During Robbery

WINNIPEG - A 9 year-old child had a knife held to his neck, after his father tried to buy a cell phone through an online ad. The victim agreed to meet the seller on September 3, outside of a business on McGee Street. When he arrived with his son, the suspect pulled a knife and…

Winnipeg Man Faces 15 Charges for Armed Standoff

WINNIPEG - A Winnipeg man faces 15 separate firearms-related offences after threatening to shoot.residents in an apartment complex. Police responded to an apartment building on Selkirk Avenue after reports that a man armed with a shotgun was threatening to shoot anybody that attempted to enter the residence. General Patrol and the Tactical Support Team responded,…

Woman Tasered During Violent Carjacking

WINNIPEG - Police are looking for a suspect in a violent carjacking that occurred on September 17 just before 1:00 A.M. at the intersection of Meadowood and St. Mary's Road. The victim was yanked out of her car and tasered as she was getting into her parked car. The carjacker then took her cell phone…

Police Looking for Identity of Suspect in Armed Robbery

WINNIPEG - Police are looking for assistance from the public in identifying a suspect in a frightening armed robbery. The 39 year-old victim was approached on August 26, just before 8:00 A.M. on Portage Avenue by the suspect who tried to take his wallet. He held a large knife and ran up to the victim…

Police Warn Increase in Online Dating Site Sexual Assaults

WINNIPEG - Police are warning that there is an increase in sexual assaults stemming from online dating classified ads and are advising caution when meeting anyone through an online source. The following tips are recommended to reduce the risk: Consider using a credible online dating site; most require a user fee Do some research; thoroughly…

Police Looking for Witnesses to St. Regis Hotel Shooting

WINNIPEG - Police are looking for anyone who may have information on a shooting that took place overnight behind the St. Regis Hotel on Smith Street. A member of the Winnipeg Police heard the shot as he was leaving HQ at about 1:10 A.M. Other members in the area also heard the shot. An investigation…

Victims Punched, Kicked and Hit Over Head for Cell Phone and Cigarettes

WINNIPEG - Two people have been charged after they attacked a man and a woman near Carlton Street and Ellice Avenue. A 25 year-old woman and a 26 year-old man were punched, kicked and hit over the head with a hammer before their cell phone and cigarettes were stolen. Both victims require hospital treatment. The…

Youths Shot with BB-Gun in Schoolyard

WINNIPEG - Four youths, between the ages of 11 and 16 were attacked on Sunday in the Champlain schoolyard. The youths were confronted by a group of 5-7 men at around 2:15 P.M. and shot with BB-Guns. All four youths were struck but fortunately did not sustain any significant injuries. The suspects fled on foot.…

Ontario Driver Fined Over $1000

WINNIPEG - A 48-year-old man, from Ontario, driving on highway 2 received more than $1,000 in traffic infractions. The man was initially stopped for speeding when officers discovered multiple infractions including, 14 passengers on board a 12 seat vehicle. The driver was fined $495 for speeding, $203 for too many passengers for the number of…

39 Arrested for Sexual Exploitation

WINNIPEG - A police project, designed to target those who exploit underage children has resulted in the arrest of 39 people for street and online sexual exploitation. Project Guardian ran between June 16 and August 31 targeting the demand side of sexual exploitation. In addition to the arrests, 38 Deter and Identify Sex Trade Consumer…

Fountain Avenue Apartment Arsonist Arrested

WINNIPEG - Police have arrested an arsonist involving a fire in an apartment on Fountain Avenue that resulted in the evacuation of 35 people and hospitalized one victim. Fire crews responded to the fire on September 5 at about 5 P.M. One resident was taken to the hospital in critical condition due to smoke inhalation.…

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