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Tuesday, July 21, 2015
News Release - Winnipeg Police Service
Tuesday, July 21, 2015
Pursuit Arrest C15-151590 On July 20, 2015 at approximately 8:45 a.m., officers conducted a traffic stop in the area of Emily Street and Notre Dame Avenue involving a 2007 International cube van.
The male driver was identified and issued a Provincial Offence Notice (Ticket) for "Use a cellular telephone or other hand-operated electronic device while driving a vehicle" under the Highway Traffic Act." The driver objected the ticket issued, however eventually left the area.
At approximately 11:10 a.m., the driver of the cube van attended to the Public Safety Building located at 151 Princess Street and deliberately drove into five police vehicles causing $80,000.00-$100,000.00 in damage. He fled the area and began travelling westbound outside the city of Winnipeg.
At approximately 12:15 p.m., a police cruiser was travelling in an eastbound direction on Highway #1 near the junction of Blumberg Trail in Headingly, Manitoba when the suspect travelling in the opposite direction drove his vehicle head-on in a collision course with the police cruiser. The suspect swerved abruptly across the painted median making it necessary for the officer to take immediate evasive action to avoid a head-on collision.
After the near-collision, officers attempted to safely stop the cube van however he refused and continued westbound on Highway #1. Several police units from both the RCMP and the WPS pursued the suspect until which time a successful tire deflation device was deployed. The van was eventually stopped and the male occupant was taken into custody at approximately 1:30 p.m., nearly 100 km west of the city.
Wayne Daniel RENNIE, 24-years-old of Winnipeghas been charged with the following due to his alleged involvement:
Mischief Over $5000.00 x 5 Assault a Peace Officer with a Weapon x 2 Dangerous Operation of Motor Vehicle Flight while Pursued by Peace Officer Resist Peace Officer Fail to stop a Scene of Accident Fail to Comply with Probation Order
He was remanded into custody.
Homicide Investigation - C15-151436 On July 20, 2015 at approximately 7:30 a.m., emergency personnel responded to a residence located in the 600 block of Pritchard Avenue regarding a fire.
Once the fire was extinguished, further examination revealed a deceased male within the home. The deceased has not yet been identified and autopsy results are pending. At this time, circumstances are suspicious in nature.
Members of the Homicide Unit continue to investigate. Anyone with further information regarding this on-going investigation is asked to contact investigators at 204-986-6508 or Crime Stoppers at 204-786-TIPS (8477).
Commercial Robbery Arrests C15-151425 On July 20, 2015 at approximately 4:15 a.m., four suspects while in a stolen Honda Civic attended to the area of the 500 block of London Avenue with intentions to rob a convenience store.
The suspects concealed their identity and produced a knife when confronting staff. Cash and cigarettes were demanded and an undisclosed amount was obtained.
The suspect fled in the stolen vehicle.
Due to the investigative efforts of Patrol members and members of the Major Crimes Unit, the suspects were arrested in the area of the 300 block of Austin Street North.
A 15-year-old male, 18-year-old, Sabrina PAQUETTE and 23-year-old, Chelsea Loutit has been charged with the following due to their alleged involvement:
15-year-old male Robbery, Disguise with Intent & Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Over $5000.00, Possession of a Weapon.
PAQUETTE Robbery & Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Over $5000.00.
LOUTIT- Robbery & Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Over $5000.00.
All three were remanded into custody.
The investigation is continuing.
For further information contact either: Constable Jason Michalyshen, Public Information Officer Constable Eric Hofley, Public Information Officer