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Police Plan to Reduce Wait Times with Virtual Police Response Pilot Project

WINNIPEG - The Winnipeg Police Service is conducting a Virtual Police Response pilot project as an alternative reporting method. It is designed to test the use of online video platforms to enhance police ability to contact victims of residential and commercial Break & Enter events in a more timely and efficient manner. Currently, two online…

High-Risk Sex-Offender Released from Headingly

WINNIPEG - Winston George Thomas, a convicted, high-risk, sex-offender has been released from Headingly Correctional Centre and is expected to live in Winnipeg. All females, both adults and children are considered at high risk. He will be subject to supervised probation until December 13, 2020. He will also be subject to a lifetime weapons prohibition…

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Police Plan to Reduce Wait Times with Virtual Police Response Pilot Project

WINNIPEG - The Winnipeg Police Service is conducting a Virtual Police Response pilot project as an alternative reporting method. It is designed to test the use of online video platforms to enhance police ability to contact victims of residential and commercial Break & Enter events in a more timely and efficient manner. Currently, two online…

High-Risk Sex-Offender Released from Headingly

WINNIPEG - Winston George Thomas, a convicted, high-risk, sex-offender has been released from Headingly Correctional Centre and is expected to live in Winnipeg. All females, both adults and children are considered at high risk. He will be subject to supervised probation until December 13, 2020. He will also be subject to a lifetime weapons prohibition…

Police Looking for Witnesses to Fatal Accident

WINNIPEG - Police are looking for anyone who witnessed two separate accidents that claimed the life of one victim and left another in critical condition in hospital. A 37 year-old pedestrian died yesterday after she was struck by a vehicle on William Avenue. The accident took place at around 4:00 pm and the driver remained…

Police Reminder for Safe Gun Removal Program

WINNIPEG - Police are reminding Winnipeggers that if you want to have firearms or ammunition safely removed from your home, to call the service's non-emergency number at 204-986-6222 to arrange for police come to your home to pick it up. During the summer a number of instances have been recorded where members of the public…

Police Add Buy and Sell Zones

WINNIPEG - In an effort to promote personal safety, the Winnipeg Police Service has initiated buy and sell exchange zones at each of the four main Winnipeg police stations. Persons conducting legal buy and sell transactions are invited to attend the designated zones to make the exchanges. Buy and Sell zones can be found here.…

Police Investigating Two Serious Accidents

WINNIPEG - Winnipeg Police are investigating two collisions on July 31 that resulted in serious injuries to two women. On July 31 just before 2:00 in the afternoon, Emergency Services responded to a motor vehicle collision involving a pedestrian at the cross-walk located on Sargent Ave. at Simcoe St. An adult female was crossing Sargent…

Police Looking for Witnesses to Accident on St. Vital Road and Dunkirk

WINNIPEG - Police are looking for witnesses to an automobile-motorcycle collision that took place on July 28 at about 2:35 PM. t the intersection of St. Vital Road and Dunkirk Drive. The driver of the motorcycle was taken to hospital in critical condition and has since been upgraded to stable condition. The driver of the…

Collision Sends Two Police to Hospital

WINNIPEG - Two Police officers were hospitalized after their vehicle was struck as it went through an intersection with a flashing yellow light at around 1:30 A.M. on July 27. A preliminary investigation revealed that the car that struck the police vehicle went through a flashing red light. Two officers, the occupants of the police…

Police Cruiser Collides with Van on Salter

WINNIPEG - A section of Salter Street was shut down for almost 8 hours after a marked police cruiser car collided with a van at an intersection. The police car was arriving to assist with another unit who was investigating a suspicious man in the area, when it collided with the van at the intersection…

At Risk Sex-Offender Living in Winnipeg

WINNIPEG - A convicted sex-offender was released from federal custody and is living in Winnipeg under parole supervision. 52 year-old Vincent Rain is considered to be at risk to re-offend sexually against all females. This information is provided to enable members of the public to take suitable measures to protect themselves. Any form of vigilante…

Joint Task Force Locates 21 Missing and At-Risk Youths

WINNIPEG - A joint task force consisting of the WPS Counter Exploitation/Missing Person's Unit as well as Outreach Workers from community groups in Winnipeg, initiated a joint project last weekend with the goal to protect youth who are at high risk of being sexually exploited. The result of this Project Return are: 21 reported missing,…

Man Found Suffering From Serious Injuries

WINNIPEG - Winnipeg Police are asking for the public's help after being called to a report of an injured person Saturday morning. Police said at approximately 2:45 a.m., emergency personnel responded to the area of Main Street and Rupertsland Avenue after receiving a report of an injured person. Upon arrival, a man was found suffering…

Police Officer on Trial For Pointing a Gun at Female Officer's Crotch

WINNIPEG — A retired Winnipeg police sergeant’s notes read into court say a female officer complained after a male colleague pointed a shotgun at her crotch. Former officer Leroy Gold is on trial for pointing a firearm and uttering threats stemming from two encounters with the female officer in 2016. The female officer and her…

IIU Investigation for Winnipeg Man Who Dies in Police Custody

WINNIPEG - A 56 year-old man died in police custody after being placed under arrest for assaulting a 50 year-old man in the North Point Douglas area. The victim was arrested on April 16 after he assaulted a man. He was later found unresponsive in a holding room and was taken to hospital in critical…

Police Looking for Witnesses to Fatal Pedestrian-Vehicle Collision

WINNIPEG - Winnipeg police are looking for anyone who witnessed a pedestrian-vehicle collision that occurred on April 1 in a parking lot on McPhillips Street. A 57 year-old woman was struck by a half-ton truck in the parking lot at about 3:00 pm. She was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries where she was…

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