Friday, January 23, 2015

News Release - Winnipeg Police Service

Winnipeg Police Service

Friday, January 23, 2015

Marihuana Grow Operation Arrests – R15-2793
On January 22, 2015, members of the Marihuana Grow Operation Unit, with the assistance of uniform members and the Tactical Support Team, executed a Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (CDSA) search warrant in the 300 block of College Avenue.  Two occupants were arrested without incident.  A search of the residence resulted in the seizure of the following:

  • 508 Marihuana plants with an estimated street value of $568,960.00
  • 48 grams of dry marihuana with an estimated street value of $480.00
  • Grow operation equipment valued at $12,000.00
  • $1,800.00 in Canadian currency

A 40-year-old male and 33-year-old female, both of Winnipeg are facing drug related charges for their alleged involvement.
They were released via Promises to Appear.
CDSA Search Warrant Arrests – C15-15164
Recently, members of the East District Community Support Unit became involved in a drug investigation.  As a result, a Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (CDSA) search warrant was obtained for a residence in the 100 block of Youville Street.
On January 22, 2015, with the assistance of uniform and Tactical Support Team members the warrant was executed.  Two males were located within the residence and arrested without incident.  A search of the home resulted in the seizure of the following:

  • Approximately $56,000.00 in Canadian currency
  • 295 grams of Crack Cocaine an estimated street value of $24,000.00
  • Loaded .40 calibre Glock handgun with two 10 round clips
  • Two pellet guns
  • Two sets of brass knuckles

Both Anthony Paul CARLUCCI (31) of Winnipeg and Shane David FERGUSON (30) of Hadashville, Mb have been charged with a multitude of drug and weapons related offences for their alleged involvement.
Both were detained in custody.
Commercial Robbery Arrest – C15-15269
On January 22, 2015 shortly after 10:00 a.m. members of the Winnipeg Police Service were dispatched to the 200 block of Bannatyne Avenue for the report of a commercial robbery that had just occurred.  Information provided was that an unknown male had demanded that the clerk open the till to which she complied.  The male made off with an undisclosed amount cash and fled on foot.  A suspect description was provided by the victim.
Several units attended and shortly thereafter the suspect was located within a nearby business at which time he was taken into custody without incident.
Members of the Major Crimes Unit continued with the investigation. 
Christopher Lee CHARTRAND, 28 years of Winnipeg has been charged with Robbery and Fail to Comply with Probation Order for his alleged involvement.
He was detained in custody.
Gunseen Incident – C15-15832
On January 23, 2015 at approximately 12:30 a.m. members of the Winnipeg Police Service were dispatched to the 600 block of Langside Street for the report of a gun having been seen.  Information provided was that the 25-year-old complainant had been threatened by a male armed with a firearm.  She was not injured and the male was seen to run inside a nearby residence.
Multiple units attended and the area around a residence within the 600 block of Langside Street was secured.  Three occupants, two females and a male were eventually removed from the home and arrested by members of the Tactical Support Team.
Interviews are on-going and no charges have been laid.  The suspect is still outstanding.
The investigation is continuing by members of the Division 11 Crime Unit.  Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact investigators at (204) 986-6668 or CrimeStoppers at (204) 786-TIPS (8477).


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

Phone: (204) 986-3061 | Fax: (204) 986-3267 | Email:

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