Wednesday, May 23, 2018

News Release - Winnipeg Police Service

Winnipeg Police Service

Wednesday, May 23, 2018
  

Groping Incidents – Arrest: R18-30777 & C18-103583
As previously released on Saturday, May 20, 2018, the Winnipeg Police Service has recently received the report of two groping incidents in the Downtown area.
   
On May 18, 2018, at approximately 7:50 a.m., a female in her 30's was walking in the skywalk near the Bell MTS Place and Cityplace Shopping Centre connection when she was approached by a male and grabbed.
   
On May 19, 2018, at approximately 9:15 a.m., a female in her late teens was walking in a public walkway between the YCMA and Portage Place Shopping Centre when she was approached by a male and grabbed.
   
Investigators learned of a third incident where a male had been acting suspiciously around a female in her late teens on May 19, 2018, at approximately 6:45 a.m. in the Portage Place Shopping Centre.
   
On May 22, 2018, at approximately 4:40 p.m., an officer patrolling the skywalk in the downtown area observed a male matching the description of the suspect. The male was taken into the custody in the area of Portage Avenue and Vaughn Street.
   
A 15-year-old male has been arrested for Sexual Assault X2. He was released on a Promise to Appear.
   
   
Theft Over - Arrest: R17-42206
On May 30, 2017 members of the Winnipeg Police Pawn Unit entered into an investigation after several suspicious pawns were made by the same female. Officers discovered several past pawns of similar items made by a male suspect dating back to 2013.
   
Through the course of the investigation, officers learned that between May and July 2015, the suspect male stole approximately $32,800 worth of tools from his employer. He began pawning the stolen tools in May 2013. The female suspect began pawning the stolen tools in August 2014 at various locations.
   
Officers were able to recover approximately $20,200 worth of stolen property.
   
On May 21, 2018, both suspects were located at a residence in the 400 block of Redwood Avenue.
   
A 56-year old male of Winnipeg was arrested for Theft Over $5000.  A 45-year-old female of Winnipeg was arrested for Possess Goods Obtained by Crime Over $5000. Both have been released on Promise to Appear.
   
   
Vehicle Robbery: C18-105937
On May 22, 2018, at approximately 6:00 a.m., the Winnipeg Police Service was alerted to a robbery in the 1000 block of McGregor Street in which a vehicle was stolen. Officers attended and searched the area but were unable to locate the vehicle.
   
The 48-year-old female victim advised that she was sitting in her car when she was approached by two males. One male, armed with a handgun, demanded that she exit the vehicle.  The victim complied and the male got into the driver's side of the vehicle while the second male enter the passenger side and sat down. The males fled with the vehicle which is described as a red, 2013, Toyota Corolla.
   
The suspects are described as Indigenous males, 20 - 25 years of age. One has a thin build with long dark hair, and the second has an average build with short dark hair.
   
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).
   
Robbery: C18-105734
On May 21, 2018, at approximately 9:30 p.m., the Winnipeg Police Service was alerted to a robbery in the first 100 block of Donald Street. Two adult males advised that they were attending to a car in a parking structure when they were approached by a lone male swinging a belt. The male threatened to harm the victims if they did not give him money. The suspect was given a small amount of money and cigarettes and fled.
   
The victims were not harmed.
   
The suspect is described as male, 20 - 30 years of age, with a thin build, short dark hair and unshaven face. He was wearing jeans and a t-shirt and carrying a pair of black boots.
   
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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Tuesday, May 22, 2018

News Release - Winnipeg Police Service

Winnipeg Police Service
 
Tuesday, May 22, 2018
 
Groping Incidents – Update: R18-30777 & C18-103583
 
As previously released on Saturday, May 20, 2018, the Winnipeg Police Service has recently received the report of two groping incidents in the Downtown area.
 
On May 18, 2018, at approximately 7:50 a.m., a female in her 30's was walking in the skywalk near the Bell MTS Place and Cityplace Shopping Centre connection when she was approached by a male and grabbed.
 
The male was described as being black in appearance, 20 years old, approximately 5' tall with a small build and was wearing t-shirt and cargo pants (no colours are available).
 
On May 19, 2018, at approximately 9:15 a.m., a female in her late teens was walking in a public walkway between the YCMA and Portage Place Shopping Centre when she was approached by a male and grabbed.
 
The male was described as being black in appearance, 20 years old, approximately 5'8", 150 lbs with short black hair and a slight accent. He was wearing a white t-shirt with a logo on front, blue jeans, black runners with white soles and had a black backpack with white stitching on the pockets.
 
Investigators have since learned of a third incident where a male had been acting suspiciously around a female in her late teens on May 19, 2018, at approximately 6:45 a.m. in the Portage Place Shopping Centre.
 
Surveillance images from the third incident are being provided and it is believed the three events may be related. Investigators are asking the public for their assistance with identifying the male.
 
 
This investigation is continuing by members of the Sex Crimes Unit. Anyone with information regarding these investigations is asked to contact investigators at 204-986-6245 or Crime Stoppers at 204-786-TIPS (8477).
 
Anyone that observes an incident in-progress of similar nature is asked to call 911.
 

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
 
Tuesday, May 22, 2018
 
Suspicious Deaths – Investigation: C18-105707
 
On May 21, 2018, at approximately 9:00 p.m., the Winnipeg Police Service received a request to check the well-being of a resident in the 600 block of Buckingham Road. 
 
Officers attended and located two deceased adults in the residence. 
 
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).
 
Weapons – Request for Witnesses: C18-103261
 
As previously released:
 
On May 18, 2018, at approximately 11:00 p.m., members of the Traffic Division came upon a group on individuals on the verge of a physical confrontation in the area of Graham Avenue and Hargrave Street.
 
In an effort to disperse the parties, officers activated their vehicle's air horn causing the group to step back from one another. At this time, a male yelled a comment about another male in the group having pointed a firearm at him earlier.
 
Officers located the suspect male holding a small crowbar and with what appeared to be a firearm sticking out of his pant pocket. The male was safely taken into custody. A search resulted in the seizure of a number of items including:
 
- Numerous stolen identification cards in various names.
- The small crowbar.
- A black imitation plastic handgun.
 
The male initially provided a false name but was identified by his fingerprints with the assistance of the Forensic Identification Section.
 
John Abraham Choken, a 40-year-old male of Winnipeg, has been charged with:
 
- Possession of a Forged Document with Intent
- Possession of Firearm Contrary to Prohibition Order (x2)
- Carrying Concealed Weapon Prohibited Device or Ammunition
- Possession of a Weapon (x2)
- Possession of Property Obtained by Crime under $5,000 (x7)
- Identity Theft
 
Choken was also processed on an outstanding warrant for his involvement in an attempted stabbing on April 18, 2018, in the 200 block of Edmonton Street. He has been charged with:
 
- Assault with a Weapon
- Possession of a Weapon
 
He was detained in custody.
 
Traffic Division members are asking the public for their help in locating any witnesses to the confrontation prior to police arrival. Anyone with information that may assist investigators is asked to call 204-986-7085 or Crime Stoppers at 204-786-TIPS (8477).
 

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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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Sunday, May 20, 2018

News Release - Winnipeg Police Service

Winnipeg Police Service
 
Sunday, May 20, 2018
 
Groping Incidents – Investigation: R18-30777 & C18-103583
 
The Winnipeg Police Service has recently received the report of two groping incidents.
 
On May 18, 2018, at approximately 7:50 a.m., a female in her 30's was walking in the skywalk near the Bell MTS Place and Cityplace Shopping Centre connection when she was approached by a male and grabbed.
 
The male was described as being black in appearance, 20 years old, approximately 5' tall with a small build and was wearing t-shirt and cargo pants (no colours are available).
 
On May 19, 2018, at approximately 9:15 a.m., a female in her late teens was walking in a public walkway between the YCMA and Portage Place Shopping Centre when she was approached by a male and grabbed.
 
The male was described as being black in appearance, 20 years old, approximately 5'8", 150 lbs with short black hair and a slight accent. He was wearing a white t-shirt with a logo on front, blue jeans, black runners with white soles and had a black backpack with white stitching on the pockets.
 
Investigations believe the incidents may be related and are providing surveillance images from the second incident.
 
 
This investigation is continuing by members of the Sex Crimes Unit. Anyone with information regarding these investigations is asked to contact investigators at 204-986-6245 or Crime Stoppers at 204-786-TIPS (8477).
 
Anyone that observes an incident in-progress of similar nature is asked to call 911.
 
Drugs/Weapon Offences – Arrests
 
During the day of May 18, 2018, members of the Drug Enforcement Unit and the East District Community Support Unit, with the assistance of the Tactical Support Team and the East St. Paul RCMP, executed a number of Controlled Drugs and Substances Act search warrants at a pair of residences in the East St. Paul and Lord Roberts areas.
 
Two individuals were taken into custody and an investigation has led to the seizure of a number of items including the following:
 
100 block of Eagle Creek Drive, East St. Paul
 
- 1 kilogram of cocaine (estimated street value of $60,000)
- $45,000 in Canadian currency
- 2 ballistic "bulletproof" vests
- A prohibited ammunition magazine
- Cutting agent
- Money counter
- Multiple mobile phones
 
600 block of Rosedale Avenue, Winnipeg
 
- 2,500 pieces of crack cocaine (estimated street value of $62,500)
- 13 pounds of marijuana (estimated street value of $26,000)
- 105 single-gram packages of cannabis resin (estimated street value of $8,400)
- $5,000 in Canadian currency
- Sawed-off shotgun
- Ammunition
- Multiple mobile phones
 
The investigation was also aided by the help of members from the Street Crime Unit, Organized Crime Unit and Crime Analysis Unit.
 
Matthew David Bachinski, a 36-year-old male of East St. Paul, has been charged with:
 
- Possession of a Scheduled Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking - Cocaine
- Possession of Proceeds of Property Obtained by Crime over $5,000
- Unauthorized Possession of a Prohibited Weapon
- Possess body armour without a valid permit (x2)
 
Ian Douglas Francis Loudon, a 36-year-old male of Winnipeg, has been charged with:
 
- Produce a Scheduled Substance - Cannabis Resin
- Possession of a Scheduled Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking - Cocaine
- Possession of a Scheduled Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking - Cannabis (Marijuana)
 - Possession of a Scheduled Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking - Cannabis Resin
- Possession of Proceeds of Property Obtained by Crime over $5,000
- Store Firearm or Restricted Weapon Contrary to Regulations
- Possession of a Weapon
- Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm
- Possession of a Prohibited Firearm with Ammunition
 
They were detained in custody.
 
Break & Enter/Weapon Offences – Arrest: C18-103365
 
On May 19, 2018, at approximately 12:45 a.m., a resident in the 900 block of Clifton Street interrupted a male suspect who had broken into his detached garage. When confronted the suspect produced a handgun, pointed it at the homeowner and fled. No shots were fired and the homeowner was not injured. 
 
The victim called 911 and responding officers quickly located a suspect in the immediate area. The suspect was found to be in possession of 2 guns, described as 'zip guns' and various break & enter tools.
 
A 16-year-old male of Winnipeg has been charged with:
 
- Break Enter & Theft - Place
- Possession of Break In Instrument(s)
- Pointing a Firearm
- Use of Firearm During Commission of an Indictable Offence
- Possession of a Weapon (x2)
- Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm
- Fail to Comply with Sentence (x3)
- Fail to Comply Condition Undertaking by Judge/Justice
 
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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Saturday, May 19, 2018

News Release - Winnipeg Police Service

Winnipeg Police Service
 
Saturday, May 18, 2018
 
Weapons/Assault Police Officer – Arrest: C18-102429
 
On May 17, 2018, at approximately 10:05 p.m., Division 11 General Patrol members responded to a building in the 500 block of Furby Street for a report of a male armed with a knife.
 
Upon arrival, officers entered the building and were directed to a rear exit. A male was found holding a knife and ran when directed to drop the weapon. 
 
Officers gave chase and during the foot pursuit, the male dropped the knife but continued to run. He later dropped a second weapon, a hatchet, as officers caught up. The male resisted officers as he was taken into custody.
 
The male was then transported to hospital in stable condition. During the male's treatment, he spat in an officer's face with blood and saliva. The male was treated and released from hospital a short time later.
 
Trent James Clifford Fraser, an 18-year-old male of Winnipeg, has been charged with:
 
- Possession of a Weapon (x2)
- Resist Peace Officer
- Assault a Peace Officer
 
He was detained in custody.
 
Weapons – Arrest: C18-103261
 
On May 18, 2018, at approximately 11:00 p.m., members of the Traffic Division came upon a group on individuals on the verge of a physical confrontation in the area of Graham Avenue and Hargrave Street.
 
In an effort to disperse the parties, officers activated their vehicle's air horn causing the group to step back from one another. At this time, a male yelled a comment about another male in the group having pointed a firearm at him earlier.
 
Officers located the suspect male holding a small crowbar and with what appeared to be a firearm sticking out of his pant pocket. The male was safely taken into custody. A search resulted in the seizure of a number of items including:
 
- Numerous stolen identification cards in various names.
- The small crowbar.
- A black imitation plastic handgun.
 
The male initially provided a false name but was identified by his fingerprints with the assistance of the Forensic Identification Section.
 
John Abraham Choken, a 40-year-old male of Winnipeg, has been charged with:
 
- Possession of a Forged Document with Intent
- Possession of Firearm Contrary to Prohibition Order (x2)
- Carrying Concealed Weapon Prohibited Device or Ammunition
- Possession of a Weapon (x2)
- Possession of Property Obtained by Crime under $5,000 (x7)
- Identity Theft
 
Choken was also processed on an outstanding warrant for his involvement in an attempted stabbing on April 18, 2018, in the 200 block of Edmonton Street. He has been charged with:
 
- Assault with a Weapon
- Possession of a Weapon
 
He was detained in custody.
 
Arson/Assault Police Officer – Arrest: C18-103047
 
On May 18, 2018, at approximately 5:05 p.m., District 3 General Patrol members responded to a building in the 100 block of Jarvis Avenue for a report of a male acting erratically and setting fires.
 
As police arrived, the male ran into a suite and barricaded the door with various pieces of furniture. Officers forced the door open and the male fled out a window and scaled down to a ledge where he threw a small metal rod at an officer, striking him in the hand. 
 
The male then climbed onto some nearby live power lines/wires and continued to act erratically as officers and members of the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service attempted to safely take the male into custody. He eventually climbed down on his own and was placed under arrest.
 
It was later determined that several fires had been set inside the building, causing a minor amount of damage (estimated at approximately $500).
 
Frederick Joseph Morrissett, a 42-year-old male of Winnipeg, has been charged with:
 
- Arson with Disregard for Human Life
- Mischief under $5,000/Obstruct in Enjoyment
- Assault a Peace Officer with a Weapon
 
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, May 18, 2018

News Release - Winnipeg Police Service

Winnipeg Police Service

Friday, May 18, 2018
 

Robberies - Arrest: C18-102363
On May 17, 2018, at approximately 8:00 p.m., the Winnipeg Police Service was alerted to a robbery which just occurred at a financial institution in the 100 block of St Anne's Road. General patrol officers attended and learned that an adult male wearing a disguise to hide his face, and armed with a knife, confronted a female teller and demanded money. He was provided with money and fled.
   
At approximately 10:00 p.m., members of the Major Crimes Unit located the suspect at a residence in the first 100 block of Kettering Street at which time he was taken into custody.
   
Officers determined that the suspect was also responsible for the following robberies:
   
On January 12, 2009, at approximately 3:30 p.m., a female employee was working at a restaurant in the 200 block of Hargrave Street when the suspect grabbed her by the arm and demanded her money. She pulled away and the suspect fled empty-handed. A male employee pursued the suspect and confronted him at which time the suspect produced a knife and swung it at the male. The suspect fled.
   
On February 28, 2018, at approximately 7:45 p.m., the suspect, wearing a disguise to hide his face, attended a financial institution in the 1300 block of Pembina Hwy. Armed with a knife, he approached a female teller and demanded money. The suspect received an undisclosed amount of money and fled.
   
On March 7, 2018, at approximately 8:00 p.m., the suspect, wearing a disguise, attended a financial institution in the 1200 block of Grant Avenue. Armed with a knife he approached a female teller and demanded money. The teller advised that she needed to ask a manager at which time the manager pushed the suspect out the door, locked it and notified police. No money was obtained.
   
On March 8, 2018, at 5:30 p.m., the suspect, wearing a disguise, attended a financial institution in the 1300 block of Henderson Hwy. Armed with a knife he entered an office and demanded money. He was given an undisclosed amount of money and fled.
   
On March 23, 2018, at 7:45 p.m., the suspect, wearing a disguise, attended a financial institution in the 200 block of St. Anne's Road. He approached a female teller and demanded money. He was given a small sum of money and then jumped the counter demanding to be escorted to the vault. He searched several drawers for money before fleeing.
   
On April 12, 2018, at approximately 7:55 p.m., the suspect, wearing a disguise, attended a financial institution in the 1800 block of Portage Avenue. Armed with a knife, he approached a female teller and demanded money. He was provided with an undisclosed amount of money and fled.
   
Andrew Jason MARCEAU, a 43-year-old male of Winnipeg has been charged with:

  • Robbery X7
  • Disguise with Intent X7
  • Possess Weapon 

He has been detained at the Winnipeg Remand Centre. 
   
Weapons - Arrest: C18-102109
On May 17, 2017, at approximately 3:30 p.m. members of the Community Support Unit, Street Crimes Unit and the Tactical Support, executed a search warrant in the 300 block of Machray Avenue. Inside the residence, officers located and seized:
   

  • A sawed-off 12 gauge shotgun with altered serial number
  • Ammunition
  • Approximately 465 grams of Cannabis Marihuana with a street value of $4,650.00
  • Contaminated operational digital scale
  • 7 x 1 gram packets of cannabis resin shatter with a street value of $350.00
  • 1 package of Cannabis resin edibles totaling 250 milligrams with a street value of $25.00
  • 12 grams of psilocybin (magic mushrooms) with a street value of $180.00
  • Approximately$4,500 Canadian currency

Jonathan Andrew Paul RHODENIZER, a 35-year-old male of Winnipeg has been charged with: 

  • Possession of Psilocybin
  • Possession of Cannabis Resin
  • Possession of Cannabis Marihuana for the Purpose of Trafficking
  • Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Under $5000
  • Store Firearm or Restricted Weapon Contrary to Regulations
  • Possession of a Prohibited Device or Ammunition Knowing its Possession is Unauthorized X2
  • Possession of Prohibited or Restricted Firearm with Ammunition
  • Tampering with Serial Number of a Firearm
  • Possession of Firearm, Restricted/Prohibited Weapon or Ammunition Contrary to Prohibition Order X 5

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, May 17, 2018

News Release - Winnipeg Police Service

Winnipeg Police Service

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Update:  Missing Person/Body Recovered from Red River - C180089395 &C18-101121

April Carpenter has been located. She has been identified as the deceased person removed from the Red River on May 16, 2018.

The investigation is continuing. Investigators are looking to speak with individuals who may have had contact with April on the evening of Thursday, April 26, 2018, and beyond. Anyone with information or who may have been in contact with April is asked to call investigators at 204-986-6508 or Crime Stoppers at 204-786-TIPS (8477).

 

Previously released:

The Winnipeg Police Service is requesting the public's assistance in locating a missing 23-year-old female, April Carpenter.

Carpenter was last seen in the West end of Winnipeg on Thursday, April 26th, 2018.

Carpenter is described as an Indigenous female, 5'7", 130 lbs, with light brown shoulder length hair and noticeable dimples.

The Winnipeg Police Service is concerned about Carpenter's well-being and is asking anyone with information regarding her whereabouts to contact the Winnipeg Police Service Missing Persons Unit at 204-986-6250

Body Recovered From Red River – C18-101121

On May 16, 2018, at approximately 12:00 p.m., emergency personnel responded to the banks of the Red River in the 600 block of Kildonan Drive regarding a body being located.                                            

The body of a female was recovered by members of the Winnipeg Police Underwater Search and Recovery Unit.                                                           

The cause of death is unconfirmed and an autopsy is pending.

No further information is available at this time. The investigation is continuing.


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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