Thursday, March 29, 2012

Winnipeg Police Service News Release:


  Thursday, March 29, 2012

On March 4, 2012, at approximately 3:00 a.m., members of the Winnipeg Police Service responded to the area of Corydon Avenue and Arbuthnot Street as a result of a stolen taxi cab.
The investigation revealed that a 25 year old male driver left his vehicle (cab) unattended for a period of time while parked outside of a convenience store. Upon exiting the store, his cab was missing and assumed stolen. It was at this time WPS members were notified.
The stolen cab is described as a: Green, 1999, Toyota Camry which was recovered abandoned in the area of the 800 block of Lorette Avenue by members of the Canine Unit.
The investigation continued by members of the District 6 Crime Unit.
Investigators are requesting the public's assistance in identifying the following person of interest.
Anyone with information regarding the identity of this individual is asked to contact investigators at 204-986-2877 or CrimeStoppers at 204-786-TIPS (8477).
On March 27, 2012, District 2 Uniform Patrol members entered into in a drug investigation involving a residence located in the area of the 1900 block of Logan Avenue.
On March 28, 2012, at approximately 6:30 p.m., District 2 members with the assistance of the Tactical Support Team and Drug Unit executed a Controlled Drug and Substance Act Search Warrant. As a result, a marihuana grow operation was located within the residence which consisted of the following:
·        356 marihuana plants – estimated street value $398,000.00
·        Grow operation equipment – estimated value $7500.00
A short time after executing the warrant, a 54 year old male was arrested at the scene and taken into custody. He is facing the following offences:
·        Possessing substance for purpose of trafficking
·        Production of controlled substance
He was released on a Promise to Appear.

For further information contact either:
Constable Natalie Aitken, Public Information Officer
Constable Jason Michalyshen, Public Information Officer

Office: (204)986-3061
Fax: (204) 986-3267
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