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Owner Charged in Dog Attack

WINNIPEG - The Animal Services Agency has concluded its investigation of the dog attack involving three adult dogs and one puppy on Saturday, February 29, 2020 in the 1800 block of Pembina Highway. Two of the adult dogs were located in adjacent neighbourhoods and had to be put down by police officers following the incident.…

5 People Charged with Fraud Against Manitoba Public Insurance

WINNIPEG - Manitoba Public Insurance said in a release a total of 14 charges have been laid against five individuals this year who allegedly committed separate frauds against Manitoba Public Insurance. “Following extensive investigations, these files were forwarded to the provincial prosecution office for review,” said Curtis Wennberg, vice-president, Customer Service and COO, MPI. “These…

RCMP Shoot at Fleeing Car During Pursuit

WINNIPEG - RCMP shot at a fleeing car after a report that the suspect was distraught and threatening violence. At approximately 12:45 pm on March 2, 2020, RCMP received a call of an armed male that was distraught at a residence in West St. Paul. The call indicated that the male was threatening violence and…

Gang Feud Cause of Back-to-Back Murders

WINNIPEG - A gang feud appears to be the cause of two murders that took place two days apart in November 2019. On November 2, 2019, at 1:25 a.m., emergency personnel responded to a shooting at a nightclub in the 200 block of Bannatyne Avenue. A deceased male was located and identified as 23 year-old…

March is Fraud Prevention Month

WINNIPEG - For Fraud Prevention Month 2020, the Winnipeg Police Service is focusing its efforts on combating the ‘Bank Investigator Scam’. In 2019, Canadians lost over $3.2 million to the scam. Manitobans accounted for $1 million of those losses making the ‘Bank Investigator Scam’ the top scam in Manitoba. If you or someone you know…

Winnipeg Teacher Charged with Sexual Exploitation

WINNIPEG - On February 27, Winnipeg Police Sex Crimes Unit laid charges of Sexual Exploitation, Sexual Assault, and Supply Liquor to Minor (LCGA-Manitoba) against a 27-year-old female from Winnipeg. The accused had been employed as a teacher at a Winnipeg high school. The victim was a 16-year-old at the school. The offences occurred between December…

Shawenim Abinoojii Employee Charged with Fraud

WINNIPEG - A 46-year-old Winnipeg woman is facing fraud-related charges following the discovery of financial irregularities that had occurred at Shawenim Abinoojii. This agency provides foster care, support worker services and programming for children and families within the City of Winnipeg and rural Manitoba. In April of 2019 concerns were brought to the attention of…

Police Seize Drugs Worth $300,000 During Search

WINNIPEG - Three Ontario men have been charged with drug trafficking after police found almost $300,000 worth of drugs during the execution of a search warrant. Two suites were searched on February 24 - one on Ronald Street and the other in the 1100 block of Portage Avenue. They arrested three men during the search…

Impaired Driver Crashes While Fleeing Police

WINNIPEG - A 29 year-old Winnipeg man man has been charged with impaired driving after crashing into another car while fleeing from police. Justin Vandale was driving erratically at around 4:30 AM at William and Princess. When police tried to pull him over he sped away and collided with another car almost immediately. He fled…

Male 15 and Female 19 Facing Assault With a Weapon Charges

WINNIPEG - It appears Winnipeg house parties have kept the Police Service busy over the last week. Early in the morning on February 15, a male and female went to the victim’s residence in the 200 block of Dufferin Street. One got into an argument with an adult male. The co-accused then pulled a firearm…

Winnipeg Police Cadets Stop Assault

WINNIPEG - Winnipeg Police Cadets stop a fight between a man and woman before it gets out of control. Police said on February 17, around 7:02 p.m. the man and woman were at party in the 200 block of Smith Street in an intoxicated state. The man and woman got into a verbal argument which…

Winnipeg Purse Snatcher Busted

WINNIPEG - A Winnipeg 44-year-old male purse snatcher was arrested by police Wednesday along with a 64-year-old man. Police said on January 29,2020, a purse was stolen from a shopping cart inside a grocery store on Dakota Street. A credit card from the purse was later used to purchase food at a restaurant in the…

Crash Victim Threatens Good Samaritans

HEADINGLY - Some good Samaritans were threatened after they stopped to help the driver of car that had crashed On February 9, 2020, at 2:10 am. RCMP responded to the call and found the vehicle in the ditch on the North Perimeter Highway. Witnesses who tried to help him were threatened and officers placed him…

Three Boys Stabbed in Grocery Store

WINNIPEG - Three 16 year-old boys were stabbed in a Keewatin Street grocery store after an altercation led to violence. Police responded to the store just before 7:00 PM and found two of the boys injured. They were taken to hospital in critical condition and later upgraded to stable condition. The third boy went to…

Man Stabbed to Death in Armstrong's Point

WINNIPEG - A 26 year-old man has been charged with second-degree murder after 34 year-old Michael Bruyer was found stabbed to death in a home in Armstrong's Point. Police say that the two men knew each other and had been together at the home on Middle Gate when the stabbing occurred. 26 year-old Jordan James…

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