Wednesday, January 7, 2015

News Release - Winnipeg Police Service

Winnipeg Police Service


 Wednesday, January 7, 2015


CDSA Warrant Arrest - C15-002429
On January 4, 2015, members of the Winnipeg Police Service Street Crime Unit applied for and were granted a Controlled Drugs and Substances (CDSA) Search Warrant for a residence in the 400 block of Nairn Avenue.
On January 5th, with the assistance of Division 13 Community Support, East District Uniform members and the Tactical Support Team, the warrant was executed.  Several persons within the residence were taken into custody without incident.  A search of the residence resulted in the seizure of the following:

  • Loaded, sawed-off Model 101 Winchester 12 gauge shotgun
  • Ammunition
  • Rifle scope

Subsequent investigation revealed that the shotgun had been stolen from a Winnipeg residence in January, 2014.
Kyle Joseph KOSTIUK, 25 years of Winnipeghas been charged with the following offences for his alleged involvement:

  • Possession of a Firearm Knowing its Possession is Unauthorized
  • Possession of a Loaded Prohibited or Restricted Firearm
  • Possession of a Firearm, Prohibited or Restricted Weapon Obtained by Crime
  • Possession of Firearm or Ammunition Contrary to Prohibition Order x 2
  • Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm
  • Possession of a Weapon for Dangerous Purpose
  • Store Firearm or Restricted Weapon Contrary to Regulations
  • Careless Storage of Firearm Weapon, Prohibited Device or Ammunition

He was remanded into custody.
All others present within the residence were released without charge.
Pursuit - Impaired Driving Arrest – C15-003972
On January 7, 2015 at approximately 12:15 a.m., Patrol members observed a Chevrolet Uplander being operated in the area of Nairn Avenue and Panet Road.
Computer checks revealed that the insurance for the vehicle was suspended. As a result, officers conducted a traffic stop in the area of Regent Avenue West and Stapon Road. As the officer approached the vehicle, the driver sped off evading contact with police.
Officers pursued the vehicle which was observed being operated at excessive speeds and disobeying numerous traffic control devices.
The vehicle was eventually stopped and the suspect was taken into custody in the area of Gables Court and Kildare Avenue East.
Marc Allen SWEET, 35 years-old of Winnipeghas been charged with the following due to his alleged involvement:
Driving while ability impaired
Flight while pursued by peace officer
Resist peace officer
Dangerous operation of motor vehicle
Fail to comply with probation order
Highway Traffic Act Offences
Driver – Fail to leave particulars re: damage – unattended vehicle
Drive with registration suspended
Drive while disqualified
He was remanded into custody.


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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