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Friday, September 4, 2015
News Release - Winnipeg Police Service
Friday, September 4, 2015
Suspicious Item Investigation Update C15-185450 On September 3, 2015 at approximately 4:00 p.m., emergency personnel responded to the area of the 300 block of St. Mary Avenue regarding a suspicious item located by hotel staff.
As a result, approximately 150 guests were evacuated and the area was secured.
Members of the Winnipeg Police Service Bomb Unit were notified and attended the scene. Officers deployed the robot and utilized measures to disrupt the item.
At approximately 9:30 p.m., there area was deemed safe and all roadways were re-opened.
It has been determined that the suspicious item did not pose a threat to the public. Members of the Division 11 Crime Unit continue to investigate.
Anyone with further information regarding this incident is asked to contact investigators at 204-986-6668 or Crime Stoppers at 204-786-TIPS (8477).
Motor Vehicle Collision C15-185893 On September 4, 2015 at approximately 3:45 a.m., the Winnipeg Police Service received report(s) that a single motor vehicle collision had just occurred in the area of St. Mary's Road and Britannica Road.
Emergency personnel located a Black Honda Civic into a tree. A 26-year-old female driver was transported from the scene in critical condition. She remains in critical but stable condition.
The investigation has revealed that the vehicle was travelling southbound on St. Mary's Road when the driver appears to have lost control.
Members of the Central Traffic Unit continue to investigate. Speed appears to be a contributing factor in the collision.
Anyone with information regarding the collision is asked to contact investigators at 204-986-6271.
Assault Investigation R15-66122 On September 2, 2015 at approximately 5:00 p.m., a 40-year-old female was walking on a footpath along Waterfront Drive near Provencher Boulevard when she was confronted from behind by an unknown male.
The suspect took hold of the victim and forced her to the ground. The victim defended herself at which time the suspect began assaulting her in the upper and lower body.
The victim began screaming which alerted passers-by. The suspect fled, leaving the victim with various minor injuries.
The suspect is described as: Male, Aboriginal in appearance, approximately 40-years-old, shoulder length wavy hair, 5'6" tall, pockmarked face, wearing a brown hoody, black sweat pants with "Yellowknife" written in white print.
The investigation is continuing by members of the Division 11 Crime Unit. Anyone with further information regarding this incident is asked to contact investigators at 204-986-6668 or Crime Stoppers at 204-786-TIPS (8477).
Child Sexual Abuse Imagery Arrest C15-147956 On July 7, 2015, a 20-year-old male brought his laptop computer to a computer repair business located on Century Street. While technician's began running a restoration on the computer, child sexual abuse videos were observed.
Members of the Internet Child Exploitation (ICE) Unit were notified and continued the investigation. A search warrant was applied for and granted. A review of the laptop revealed numerous videos of females between the ages of 3 and 7-years-old engaged in sexual abusive acts.
On September 3, 2015 at approximately 11:15 a.m., ICE Unit members located the suspect and placed him under arrest.
The 20-year-old male is facing the following charges:
Access any Child Pornography Possession of Child Pornography
He was released on a Promise to Appear.
For further information contact either: Constable Jason Michalyshen, Public Information Officer Constable Eric Hofley, Public Information Officer Kelly Dehn, Manager of Public Affairs