Thursday, September 26, 2013

News Release - Winnipeg Police Service

Winnipeg Police Service


Thursday, September 26, 2013

SERIOUS MOTOR VEHICLE COLLISION                   C13-195552
At approximately 9:45 a.m. on Wednesday, September 25th, 2013 a serious motor vehicle collision occurred at the intersection of Nairn Avenue and Grey Street.
A blue Jeep Liberty was travelling southbound on Grey Street approaching Nairn Avenue, when it is believed to have entered the intersection against a red traffic light.  The Jeep was struck on the driver's side by a westbound semi-truck.
The two occupants of the Jeep, the 72 year old male driver and the 71 year old female passenger were conveyed to hospital with life threatening injuries.   The 65 year old male driver of the semi was not injured.
The investigation is continuing by members of the Winnipeg Police Service Traffic Unit. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact investigators at (204) 986-6271.
THEFT INVESTIGATION ARREST                      C13-169525
As previously released on Tuesday, August 27, 2013, sometime between August 22nd and August 23rd, 2013, the Paddle Wheel Princess while docked at 55 Redwood Avenue in the City of Winnipeg was broken into and the ship's wheel (steering wheel) was removed and stolen.
The investigation led investigators to a residence in the 100 block of Machray Avenue where they located the stolen property and took the 31 year old male resident into custody yesterday.
The male has been released on a Promise to Appear.
On Wednesday, September 25th, 2013 East District general patrol members were dispatched to the report of damage to a bus shelter that had just occurred in the 200 block of Kildare Avenue West.
An older grey/silver mini-van was observed to be stopped near the bus shelter when it is believed a pellet gun was discharged at the bus shelter resulting in the window being damaged.   Further investigation has revealed that multiple bus shelters in the Transcona and East Kildonan areas also sustained similar damage.
The investigation is continuing by members of the East District Crime Unit.  Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact investigators at 204-986-2859 or CrimeStoppers at 204-786-TIPS (8477).

OBSTRUCT PEACE OFFICER                 R13-68736
Over the past few months Peace Officers working in the capacity as photo enforcement operators have been obstructed in their abilities to perform their directed functions.
On Tuesday, September 25th, 2013 an individual who is a member of a well-known anti-photo enforcement advocacy group was arrested by members of the Winnipeg Police Traffic Unit. He was charged with 3 counts of Obstructing a Peace Officer and released on a Promise to Appear. 



For further information contact either:
Constable Jason Michalyshen, Public Information Officer
Constable Eric Hofley, Public Information Officer
Detective Sergeant Natalie Aitken, Public Information Officer

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