Tuesday, June 16, 2015

News Release - Winnipeg Police Service

Winnipeg Police Service

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Homicide Investigation Update – C15-115053
As previously released - On June 4, 2015 at approximately 3:00 a.m., officers and members of the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responded to the 200 block of Dufferin Avenue regarding reports of an injured male.
An adult male identified as 29-year-old Elmer KAKEWASH was located suffering from an injury consistent with being stabbed. He was transported from the scene in critical condition and later pronounced deceased in hospital.
At this time, it has been determined that KAKEWASH was stabbed in the upper body after becoming involved in an altercation with a group of people.   
Members of the Homicide Unit continued with the investigation and were able to identify a suspect.
On June 10, 2015, investigators arrested an adult male. The male was released and a Senior Crown Attorney was consulted regarding criminal charges.
After a thorough review, the Crown has advised that no charges will be laid against the male.
No other persons are outstanding and the matter is now considered closed.
Law Enforcement Telephone Scam
Recently, the Winnipeg Police Service has received complaints regarding the solicitation of personal and credit card information.
In each incident, the caller advises the he or she is with a law enforcement agency such as the R.C.M.P., a municipal Service or even the Central Intelligence Agency.  Once the person who answered identifies themselves, the caller says that they are facing an outstanding criminal matter that has to be dealt with.  The caller then asks for further identification and a credit card number which will ensure that the matter is dealt with prior to criminal charges being laid.  In some cases the caller provides a phone number or 'caller id' shows a number with a 613 area code.
At no time should anyone provide requested information such as this.  No criminal matter could be dealt with in this manner and no legitimate law enforcement agency would attempt to convince you otherwise.
For further information on how to protect yourself or your business from fraud, please visit the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre's website at;


For further information contact either:
Constable Jason Michalyshen, Public Information Officer
Constable Eric Hofley, Public Information Officer

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