Friday, April 21, 2017

News Release - Winnipeg Police Service

Winnipeg Police Service

  
 Friday, April 21, 2017

Fraud Warning – Home Furnace Inspection Scam
The Winnipeg Police Service have received numerous complaints from homeowners concerning aggressive and potentially fraudulent sales practices for home heating systems. 
 
The common theme is that a sales person will make cold-calls to random residences. There may be one or two individuals, male or female. These individuals may have uniforms with corporate logos as well as business identification. The concern is that these individuals are attempting to gain access to the residence by stating that they are performing furnace inspections, or asking to check the operating status of the homeowner's heating system. 
 
Neither private companies, nor their employees, have any legal authority to enter a home to perform furnace inspections. These individuals are sales people whose ultimate goal is to entice residents to make purchases of home heating products. 
 
Manitoba Hydro staff will go door-to-door for various reasons. Hydro employees carry official Manitoba Hydro identification with their name and photo and will not pressure homeowners to gain entry, even for inspections. 
 
The public is reminded that they can deny entry to any individual that seems suspicous, and are asked to call the police non-emergency number at 204-986-6222 if they require information from the Winnipeg Police Service.
 
Additional information is also available at: https://www.hydro.mb.ca/frauds_and_scams.shtml
 

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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News Release - Winnipeg Police Service

Winnipeg Police Service

 

Friday, April 21, 2017
 

 
Community Notification
The Manitoba Integrated High Risk Sex Offender Unit (MIHRSOU) is a joint forces unit of the Winnipeg Police Service and the RCMP. MIHRSOU today provides information regarding Timothy Frederick KOLTUSKY formerly known as Kevin Scott STEPPAN, 32 years of age, a convicted sex offender who is considered high risk to re‑offend in a sexually violent manner. Females are at risk of sexual violence.
   
KOLTUSKY will be released from Stony Mountain Institution, on April 21, 2017. He is expected to take up residence in Winnipeg.
   
KOLTUSKY has previous convictions for sexual assault with a weapon, assault causing bodily harm as well as many other criminal offences.  Although KOLTUSKY participated in sex offender treatment programs while in prison, he is still considered high risk to re-offend.  Females are at risk of sexual violence.
   
A previous notification was made in August 2010 for Kevin Scott STEPPAN.  STEPPAN has legally changed his name to Timothy Frederick KOLTUSKY
   
Background information:  
Timothy Frederick KOLTUSKY is a 32 year-old male with a criminal record for sexual offences as well as numerous other criminal offences.
   
In August 8, 2005, KOLTUSKY approached a sex trade worker. He took her to a secluded area along the riverbank in Winnipeg where he punched and kicked her numerous times causing injuries and attempted to throw her into the river. Two days later, he approached another sex trade worker. He took her to a secluded area where he began touching her in a sexual manner. He produced a rope which he put around the victim's neck. A struggle followed in which KOLTUSKY punched the victim, ripped off her shirt and bra and pulled down her pants. The victim was able to escape. KOLTUSKY was arrested a few days later and was remanded in custody.
   
Between September 18, 2006 and October 31, 2006, while in custody at Headingley Correctional Institution awaiting court on the above described offences, KOLTUSKY made numerous harassing telephone calls of a sexual nature to a woman.
   
At his sentencing hearing on these offences (sexual assault with a weapon, assault causing bodily harm and harassing telephone calls), in February 2010, KOLTUSKY was declared a Long Term Offender, received a jail sentence of 9 months (in addition to the equivalent of 7 years and 6 months pre-sentence custody credit), and given a 10 year Long Term Supervision Order.  KOLTUSKY's was subsequently convicted of breaching the Long Term Supervision Order in October 2012, and received a sentence of one month (in addition to five months pre-sentence custody credit); and, in May 2013 and received a sentence of nine months (in addition to four months pre-sentence custody credit).  On October 24, 2014 KOLTUSKY was convicted of two additional counts of breaching the Long Term Supervision Order and attempt obstruct justice, and received a total sentence of two years and six months (in addition to six months pre-sentence custody credit). He will be released after serving that sentence on April 21, 2017.
  

While in custody, KOLTUSKY did participate in sex offender treatment programs. However, he is still considered a high risk to re-offend. Females are at risk of sexual violence.
   
Upon release, Koltusky will be subject to a Long Term Supervision Order until December 23, 2023. He will also be subject to a lifetime weapons prohibition order.
   
KOLTUSKY is expected to take up residence in Winnipeg.
   

Community Notification
This information is provided to enable members of the public to take suitable measures to protect themselves.  Any form of vigilante activity or other unreasonable conduct directed at Mr. Koltusky will not be tolerated.
 
 
  Name:  Timothy Frederick Koltusky
                           
  DOB: 1985-01-25
   
  Height: 6'1"  (185 cm)
   
  Weight:  68 kg (150 lbs)
   
  Hair:   Blonde
   
  Eyes:    Blue
   
  Race:    Caucasian
   
  Distinguishing marks: Small scar above right eye
   
If you have any information about Koltusky, please call the Manitoba Integrated High Risk Sex Offender Unit at (204) 984-1888. You may also contact the Winnipeg Police Service at (204) 986-6222, your local RCMP Detachment, or Manitoba Crime Stoppers at (204) 786-8477 or toll free at 1-800-222-8477.  For media inquiries, please contact the Winnipeg Police Service Public Information Officer at (204) 986-3061.

 
This information is provided to enable members of the public to take suitable measures to protect themselves.  Any form of vigilante activity or other unreasonable conduct directed at Mr. Koltusky will not be tolerated.
   
If you have information about Mr. Koltusky, please call the Manitoba Integrated High Risk Sex Offender Unit at (204) 984-1888. You may also contact the Winnipeg Police Service at (204) 986-6222, your local RCMP Detachment, or Manitoba Crime Stoppers at (204) 786-8477 or toll free at 1-800-222-8477.  For media inquiries, please contact the Winnipeg Police Service Public Information Officer at (204) 986-3061.
   
This information will also displayed on the Manitoba Justice Sex Offender Website: www.gov.mb.ca/justice/notification
   
www.winnipeg.ca/police/TakeAction/docs/brochure/personal_safety_sexual_assault.pdf

   
www.winnipeg.ca/police/TakeAction/docs/brochure/streetproffing_children.pdf
    


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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

   
   Phone: (204) 986-3061 | Fax: (204) 986-3267 | Email:
WPS-PIO@Winnipeg.ca

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News Release - Winnipeg Police Service

Winnipeg Police Service

 

Friday, 21 April 2017
 

 
Child Abuse Imagery Arrest - R16-67302, R17-30058 
The Winnipeg Police Service's Internet Child Exploitation (ICE) Unit has arrested a suspect in connection to an investigation into child sexual abuse imagery.
   
On June 2016, an unknown individual uploaded child pornography to an internet chatroom. The incident was reported to the National Centre for Missing and Exploited Children and the ICE unit began an investigation.
   
In March 2017, investigators, along with members of the Technological Crimes Unit, executed a search warrant in the first 100 block of Roslyn Road and seized a number of electronic devices.
   
Julio Edgardo Nunfio, a 42-years-old male of Winnipeg, was arrested and charged with the following offences:
  - Possession of Child Pornography
  - Make Available Child Pornography
   
Nunfio was detained in custody. The investigation continued and further evidence was uncovered which ultimately led to a number of additional charges.
   
On April 20th, 2017, Nunfio was re-arrested and charged with the following offences:
  - Indecent Act
  - Invitation to Sexual Touching
  - Luring a Person Under 14 years of age by Means of Telecommunication
  - Make Available Child Pornography
  - Fail to Comply Conditions Recognizance (x3)
   
Nunfio has been detained in custody.
   
For further information regarding the online sexual exploitation of children, please refer to Cybertip.ca - a national tip-line operated by the Canadian Centre for Child Protection.


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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

   
   Phone: (204) 986-3061 | Fax: (204) 986-3267 | Email:
WPS-PIO@Winnipeg.ca

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News Release - Winnipeg Police Service

Winnipeg Police Service

MANITOBA INTEGRATED

HIGH RISK SEX OFFENDER UNIT

 
Winnipeg Police Service / Royal Canadian Mounted Police
1091 Portage Ave, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3G 3K2
Phone (204) 984-1888    Fax (204) 983-2222


Update: Christopher MURDOCK has been arrested without incident by the Manitoba Integrated High Risk Sex Offender Unit (MIHRSOU) on the evening of April 19th, 2016. MIHRSOU is comprised of Winnipeg Police Service and RCMP Officers.

   
MIHRSOU would like to thank the public and the media for their assistance in this matter, as one of the tips that were received from the public led to the arrest of MURDOCK.
    

As Previously Released:
MIHRSOU Request Assistance to Locate Christopher Edwin MURDOCK

 
 
The Manitoba Integrated High Risk Sex Offender Unit, which consists of both RCMP and WPS Members, is requesting assistance from the Public in locating Christopher Edwin MURDOCK.  Police are seeking to locate MURDOCK as he failed to comply with his Long Term Supervision Order and is currently unlawfully at large.
 
MURDOCK was designated as a Long Term Offender on September 18, 2002 as a result of numerous sexual assault convictions.  On March 28th, 2017, MURDOCK failed to report to his Parole Officer.  Correctional Service Canada issued a Canada Wide Warrant for being unlawfully at large.  MURDOCK has an extensive criminal record which includes several sexual assaults, weapons and violent offences.  MURDOCK has a long history of alcohol and substance abuse.  MURDOCK was recently seen in the Winnipeg area but may be in the Fisher Branch/Fisher River area.
 
MURDOCK is 49 years old and described as an Aboriginal male, 6" (183 cms), 153 lbs (69 kg), black and gray hair and brown eyes.
 
If you have any information regarding MURDOCK's whereabouts, please contact the Manitoba Integrated High Risk Sex Offender Unit at (204)984-1888.  After normal business hours, please contact either the appropriate RCMP detachment or the Winnipeg Police Service at (204)986-6222 or Crime Stoppers at 786-8477 or toll free at 1-800-222-8477.
 
Cst. Sheldon Beaton
Acting NCO i/c Manitoba Integrated High Risk Sex Offender Unit


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 Constable Jason Michalyshen, Public Information Officer
 Constable Rob Carver, Public Information Officer
 Kelly Dehn, Manager of Public Affairs

 
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Thursday, April 20, 2017

News Release - Winnipeg Police Service

Winnipeg Police Service

 

Thursday, April 20,2017

Robbery – Arrest: C17-79175
On April 19, 2017 at 1:30 p.m. Winnipeg Police responded to the report of an armed Robbery at a clothing store in the 600 block of St. James Street. The male suspect fled on a bicycle and was located by General Patrol members at the corner of Empress Street and Wellington Avenue. The suspect confronted officers, armed with a knife. Police deployed a Conductive Electrical Weapon (CEW), which was ineffective. The male then fled on foot, dropping his backpack in the process. The suspect attempted to carjack a passing vehicle but was unsuccessful.

General patrol members again confronted the suspect in the 1200 block of Empress Avenue. The male was still armed with a knife and officers again deployed a CEW. The suspect continued to resist officer's attempts to take him into custody. Police were able to physically overcome the suspect's resistance and take him into custody without injury. Officer's recovered the backpack which was found to contain a loaded .22 calibre rifle.

Johnathon Mark COUTURE, 28-years-old, was charged with the following offences:
- Robbery x2
- Assault Peace Officer X5
- Possession of Prohibited or Restricted Firearm with Ammunition
- Possession of Firearm, Restricted Weapon/Prohibited Weapon or Ammunition Contrary
to Prohibition Order X2
- Carry Concealed Weapon
- Possess Firearm Knowing it Possession is Unauthorized
- Fail to Comply with Probation Order x3



Armed Robbery – Investigation: C17-79625
On April 19, 2017, at approximately 10:50 p.m., Winnipeg Police received a reported of an armed robbery that had occurred approximately 30 minutes earlier.

Police learned that the victim, a male in his twenties, was walking in the area of Portage Avenue and Main Street when he was confronted a male suspect. The suspect produced a handgun and demanded money. The victim was not injured and the suspect fled on foot with the victim's personal property.

The suspect is described as:
- Caucasian male (darker skin)
- approximately 5'6" in height
- thin build


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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Winnipeg Police Service


Thursday, April 20, 2017   

   
Serious Incident  - 600 Block of Pritchard: C17-79770
At approximately 3:45 a.m. on April 20, 2017, Winnipeg Police responded to a potentially serious incident in the 600 Block of Pritchard Avenue.
   
While police are maintaining a presence on Pritchard Avenue and are likely to remain for some time, there are no concerns for the safety of residents in the area.
   
There were no injuries reported, and no arrests have been made at this time. This investigation is still in its early stages and no further information will be available until officers have confirmed the exact nature of the incident.  

 

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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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Wednesday, April 19, 2017

News Release - Winnipeg Police Service

Winnipeg Police Service


 Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Child Sexual Abuse Imagery – Arrests: R17-28115

The Winnipeg Police Internet Child Exploitation Unit has arrested two suspects in connection with an investigation into child sexual abuse imagery and sexual assault. This investigation began because of a tip from the public. Without the public's vigilance and support, investigators would not have been able to intervene and locate the victim in this case. Child sexual abuse imagery affects us all and occurs in every community. The Winnipeg Police Service wishes to thank those individuals who came forward and encourages everyone to continue to play a part in protecting the most vulnerable members of our communities.
   
In December, 2016, members of the Winnipeg Police General Patrol Unit received a report from a member of the public that child pornography images had been posted on a social media account. The Winnipeg Police Service Internet Child Exploitation Unit (ICE), assisted by the Technical Crime Unit, began a lengthy investigation identifing two suspects. 
   
In February, 2017, as a result of the execution of a Search Warrant and the discovery of child sexual abuse images, two suspects were arrested. They were charged with numerous offences, including;Possess Child Pornography, Make Available Child Pornography,Distribute, Sell or Possess for the Purpose of Distribution or Sale, and Fail to Comply with Undertaking.
   
The investigation continued, spanning more than five months, and ultimately uncovered evidence of the sexual assaults of a five-year-old Winnipeg child. That child has been identified and is now safe.
   
The discovery of the sexual abuse images led to the re-arrest in April, 2017 of the same two accused. The suspects now face additional charges of Sexual Assault, Sexual Interference, making Child Pornography, Import, Distribute, Sell or Possess for the Purpose of Distribution or Sale relating to the images and videos seized.
   
Information on internet child exploitation can be found at Cybertip.ca – owned and operated by the Canadian Centre for Child Protection.
   

 

For further information contact either:
 Constable Jason Michalyshen, Public Information Officer
 Constable Rob Carver, Public Information Officer
 Kelly Dehn, Manager of Public Affairs

 
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