Monday, March 26, 2012

Winnipeg Police Service News Release:


  Monday, March 26th, 2012

Winnipeg Police Service & Red River College
Working together as the Service hosts the 2013
Canadian Association of Chief's of Police Conference 
Working with the Red River College Graphic Design Program, the Service is pleased to release the logo and launch the plenary stage of the 2013 Canadian Association of Chief's of Police Conference (CACP).
The Service and CACP would like to acknowledge and thank the RRC, Graphic Design Program Coordinator Diane Livingston and Ms Callie Teetaert for her winning logo to trade-mark the 2013 conference.
The Service is proud to work with the RRC to encourage, inspire and promote the great work of youth in our City.
The Chief will present Ms Teetaert with a certificate of appreciation and cheque from the CACP.
As part of Fraud Awareness Month, the Winnipeg Police Service Commercial Crime Unit would like to remind the public and merchants of the importance of being aware of current scams and other fraudulent activity that has occurred in Winnipeg and surrounding areas.
Citizens and employees are encouraged to educate themselves to avoid becoming a victim of crime. "Recognize it, Report it and Stop it". 
The Competition Bureau of Canada has launched "The Little Black Book of Scams". This compact and easy-to-use reference guide is filled with information people can use to protect themselves against a variety of common scams.
Consumers and businesses can consult the book to avoid falling victim to internet scams, fake lotteries, romance scams, and other schemes currently used to defraud Canadians of their money or personal information.
The booklet offers information on how scams work and how to recognize them, as well as practical tips on how consumers can protect themselves.  It also offers a step-by-step guide for victims to reduce their losses and avoid becoming repeat victims.
The Little Black Book of Scams can be downloaded from the bureau's website at:
The Competition Bureau as an independent law enforcement agency ensures that Canadian businesses and consumers prosper in a competitive and innovative marketplace.
Anyone who has been the victim of any of the above mentioned scams or any other scam should report the matter to police by attending in person to any police station.
Enquiries can also be directed to the Winnipeg Police Service Commercial Crime Unit at 986-6231.
The Winnipeg Police Service will be hosting two Community Consultations regarding the proposal to close the Police Service Centres located at 1400 Henderson and 1085 St-Mary's Road. 
Representatives from the Winnipeg Police Service will be in attendance at both meetings.
The consultations will take place as listed below:
Wednesday March 28th, 7:30 pm, at the Bronx Community Centre located at 720 Henderson Highway. 
Thursday March 29th, 7:30 pm at the Dakota Collegiate located at 661 Dakota Street.
Members of the public are invited to attend.  
On March 25, 2012, at approximately 8:20 a.m., members of the Winnipeg Police Service responded to the first 100 block of Polson Avenue regarding a fight in progress.
The investigation has revealed that as a result of an ongoing dispute between a 21 year old female and 22 year old female, a physical confrontation occurred in front of the previously mentioned address. Two other females intervened, (21 years and 24 years) resulting in injuries to all parties.
Officers recovered two knives at the scene of the incident.
All four females are facing charges, some of which include: Assault with a Weapon, Assault and Possession of Weapon for Dangerous Purpose.  
Interviews are ongoing involving investigators form the District 3 Crime Unit.
On March 25, 2012, at approximately 7:10 a.m., officers attended to the area of the 400 block of Elgin Avenue regarding the sound of shots.
Attending members observed damage to a window of a residence, however no injuries were reported.
Members of the Major Crimes Unit continued with the investigation. It has since been determined that a firearm discharged occurred from within the residence.
A search warrant was obtained which resulted in the seizure of a firearm, partial firearm and ammunition.
Matthew Joseph HOLLOHAN, 28 years has been charged with the following offences due to his alleged involvement:
  • Possession of Firearm, etc, while prohibited x 2
  • Breach Firearms Regulation
  • Knowledge of Unauthorized Possession of Firearm x 2
  • Possession of Weapon for Dangerous Purpose
  • Possession of Prohibited or Restricted Firearm/ammunition
He was detained at the Provincial Remand Centre.

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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