Sunday, January 11, 2015

News Release - Winnipeg Police Service

Winnipeg Police Service


Sunday, January 11, 2015

Update - Serious Motor Vehicle Collision Arrest – C14-208557
As previously released, on September 29, 2014 at approximately 10:45 p.m., officers observed a 2000 Dodge Caravan travelling at a high rate of speed southbound on Balmoral Street between Cumberland Avenue and Notre Dame Avenue. The Caravan narrowly missed side-swiping a marked police cruiser travelling in a northbound direction.
Officers commenced a pursuit of the suspect vehicle, however aborted that pursuit due to the unsafe manner of driving by the suspect. It was at this time members of the WPS Flight Operations Unit, AIR1 became involved maintaining visual contact with the vehicle.
The suspect continued to drive erratically having no regard for public safety. While travelling at a high rate of speed westbound on Ellice Avenue at Arlington Street, the suspect struck a Plymouth Reliant which was stopped at a red light. Damage was caused to both vehicles, however no one was injured.
The suspect continued at a high rate of speed, nearly becoming involved in a head-on collision with an eastbound vehicle. The driver continued through Empress Street and eventually collided with equipment in the area the 1400 block of Ellice Avenue due to on-going construction.
The investigation has revealed that the Caravan had reached a speed of 113 km/hr. just prior to the collision. Extensive damage was caused to the vehicle rendering it inoperable.
The driver was taken into custody and transported to hospital in critical condition. His condition has since improved.
Members of the Central Traffic Unit continued to investigate.
On January 10, 2015, officers arrested the 48 year-old male driver. He is facing the following charges:
Flight while pursued by Peace Officer
Dangerous Operation of Motor Vehicle
(HTA) Fail to remain at the scene of an accident and exchange particulars
He was released on a promise to appear.  
Assault and Utter Threats Arrests – C15-006503 
On January 10, 2015 at approximately 2:15 a.m., a male and female suspect attended to a residence located in the 300 block of Olive Street for the purpose of confronting the occupants regarding relationship issues.
The suspects forced their way into the home at which time a 35 year-old male and 27 year-old female were threatened and physically assaulted. They sustained non-life threatening injuries.
The suspects eventually fled the residence in a vehicle.
Patrol members including the Flight Operations Unit (AIR1) responded.
As the suspect vehicle began leaving the area, Air1 maintained visual contact while directing Patrol members on the ground. As a result of these efforts, the suspect vehicle and occupants were stopped and taken into custody while in the area of Moray Street and Ness Avenue.
While in custody, the female suspect threatened and assaulted two officers.
Kayla Josephine BERNARD, 22 years-old has been charged with the following due to her alleged involvement:
Forcible entry
Assault x 2
Assault a peace officer x 2
Uttering Threats – cause death or bodily harm x 2
She was remanded into custody due to her violent behaviour and level of intoxication.
A 21 year-old male is facing the following offences:
Forcible entry
Uttering Threats – cause death or bodily harm
He was 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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