Friday, July 24, 2015

News Release - Winnipeg Police Service

Winnipeg Police Service

Friday, July 24, 2015

Stolen Bike Investigation – Recovered - E15-5529
On July 23, 2015, the Winnipeg Police Service requested the public's assistance in locating a stolen bicycle, valued at $2500.00 and specific to the needs of a person with disabilities.
Officers had spoken with the complainant who resides in the area of Warde Avenue and Paddington Road.  He advised that the theft occurred from their garage sometime between July 3rd and 13th.
The bike was recovered and has since been returned to the owner.
The Winnipeg Police Service would like to thank members of the media and public for their assistance in this matter.
Incident involving AIR1 – Review Completed
On June 22nd, a private conversation from the cockpit of Air1, as well as dialogue from police radio dispatch was inadvertently broadcast over the helicopter's PA system.

A review of the incident has concluded that a number of variables needed to occur for this to happen.  The Winnipeg Police Service has taken steps to minimize the chances of this situation repeating itself.

Due to media exposure of the incident, a police service in another jurisdiction contacted our Flight Operations Unit to advise that they had experienced a similar (albeit not as public) situation, and offered a potential explanation.  Changes have now been made to the wiring system.  As well, a switch that activates the PA system has been modified to ensure it cannot be accidentally activated (as was the case in this incident).

This occurrence was not a deliberate act.  No disciplinary action will be taken against the crew members involved.  Several calls were received about the broadcast and the Service contacted those people individually.  Again, the Winnipeg Police Service apologizes for any embarrassment this may have caused.


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

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

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