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Sunday, September 13, 2015
News Release - Winnipeg Police Service
Sunday, September 13, 2015
Officer Injured Motor Vehicle Collision Investigation C15-192639 On September 12, 2015 at approximately 8:25 p.m., members of the Winnipeg Police Service were engaged in the RoadWatch program on Waverley Street near Lake Crest Road when an officer encountered a male operating a Buick Century.
The officer commenced a conversation with the driver which resulted in an Alcohol Screening Device (ASD) being administered. Once the test was completed, it was determined that the driver had failed.
It was at this time, the driver sped off while the officer made efforts to stop the suspect from fleeing. The officer was dragged along the roadway causing non-life threatening injuries.
The driver continued his erratic behaviour by driving his vehicle on Lake Crest Road and colliding with a median causing substantial damage. The driver abandoned the vehicle in the 1200 block of Chancellor Drive and fled the area on foot.
The officer was transported to hospital where he was treated for his injuries and released.
The investigation is continuing by members of the Central Traffic Unit.
Anyone with further information regarding the incident is asked to contact investigators at 204-986-6271 or Crime Stoppers at 204-786-TIPS (8477).
Commercial Robbery Arrest C15-192258 On September 12, 2015 between 3:00 a.m. and 9:15 a.m., members of the Winnipeg Police Service responded to several commercial robbery incidents involving a lone male suspect.
The suspect entered the businesses while attempting to conceal his identity and demanded cash after confronting various staff.
The incidents are as follows:
Convenience store 1000 block of McGregor Street
Convenience store 1700 block of Plessis Road
Convenience store 800 block of Salter Street
Convenience store 2500 block of Main Street
Convenience store 700 block of Gateway Road
The suspect fled on each occasion after obtaining merchandise and an undisclosed amount of cash. No one was injured during any of the incidents.
Patrol members observed a vehicle at approximately 9:35 a.m., in the area of Selkirk Avenue and Pritchard Street. A traffic stop was initiated and the suspect was taken into custody.
Members of the Major Crimes Unit continued to investigate.
Zachary Leonard BROWN, 26-years-old of Winnipeg has been charged with the following due to his alleged involvement:
Robbery x 5 Disguise with Intent x 5
He was remanded into custody.
For further information contact either: Constable Jason Michalyshen, Public Information Officer Constable Eric Hofley, Public Information Officer Kelly Dehn, Manager of Public Affairs