Tuesday, September 15, 2015

News Release - Winnipeg Police Service

Winnipeg Police Service



Tuesday, September 15, 2015


Update - Officer Injured – Motor Vehicle Collision Investigation – C15-192639

Public Assistance Required - Male Wanted

As previously released -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.

An Alcohol Screening Device (ASD) was administered and once 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 continued by members of the Central Traffic Unit. As a result, a Canada-Wide Warrant has been issued for Gregory Blaine MARTIN, 42-years-old.

MARTIN is believed to have fled west and may be in the Alberta area.He is described as a Caucasian male, 5'11" tall, 198 pounds, medium build and brown hair.


Anyone with further information regarding his whereabouts and/or his involvement is asked to contact investigators at 204-986-6271 or Crime Stoppers at 204-786-TIPS (8477).   

Stabbing Investigation - C15-193909
On September 14, 2015 at approximately 2:20 p.m., officers and paramedics responded to a school located in the 6700 block of Betsworth Avenue after receiving a report that a student had been stabbed in the upper body while in an Industrial Arts class.

The school, including another school nearby was placed under lockdown as a precaution.

A 14-year-old male victim was located and transported to hospital. A 14-year-old male suspect was also located at the scene and taken into custody.

Members of the West District Crime Unit continued to investigate.

The investigation quickly progressed and it was determined that the two males involved are close friends. While in class, the males were given instructions to complete an assignment using an "exacto" knife. At some point, the suspect flipped the knife in the direction of the victim striking him in the upper body.

Staff members were immediately on hand and assisted the victim by administering first aid. The suspect was taken to another area within the school and held for police.

The victim has since been treated and released for a minor injury.

It has been determined that the incident was not criminal in nature, however a poor choice involving horseplay.

At this time, no charges are being pursued. The youth involved and their families have been cooperative and are remorseful.


For further information contact either:
Constable Jason Michalyshen, Public Information Officer
Constable Eric Hofley, Public Information Officer
Kelly Dehn, Manager of Public Affairs

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

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