Thursday, October 1, 2015

News Release - Winnipeg Police Service

Winnipeg Police Service


 Thursday, October 1, 2015

Attempt Murder Arrest – C15-205723
On September 30, 2015 at approximately 5:00 a.m., officers responded to a residence located in the 200 block of College Avenue where a small drinking party was taking place.

While in the lower level of the home, a male suspect donned a skeleton mask and produced a knife. Due to an on-going dispute, the suspect proceeded to stab a 33-year-old male victim multiple times.

Partygoers heard the commotion and intervened. The suspect eventually fled the residence prior to police arrival.

Patrol members attending the incident located the suspect fleeing and placed him under arrest at approximately 5:20 a.m.

The victim was transported from the scene with numerous injuries and was initially listed in critical condition. He was later stabilized.

Desmond Arnold NAZZIE, 21-years-old has been charged with Attempt to Commit Murder and Disguise with Intent due to his alleged involvement.

He was remanded into custody.

High Risk Sex Offender Arrest – C15-205198
On September 29, 2015 at approximately 1:05 p.m., a male was located trespassing by Canadian Pacific Police Service in the area of the CP rail yards near the Arlington Street Bridge.

The officer made contact with the suspect and placed him under arrest. It was at this time, the suspect was identified at Winston George THOMAS, 38-years-old and found to be in an intoxicated state. The suspect proceeded to back away from the officer when a struggle ensued. The officer fell onto the tracks sustaining minor injuries. The suspect ran from the officer, managed to climb under a train and flee the area.

The incident was reported to the Winnipeg Police Service and further investigated by members of the Manitoba Integrated High Risk Sex Offender Unit. 

On September 30, 2015 at approximately 11:15 p.m. in the city of Winnipeg, THOMAS was located and placed under arrest. He has been charged with the following due to his alleged involvement:

Assault a Peace Officer
Resist Peace Officer
Numerous - Fail to Comply with Probation Order

He was remanded into custody.

Strong Arm Robbery Investigations – Public Assistance Requested
Recently, the Winnipeg Police Service has received reports of several robberies that have occurred in central Winnipeg which have been committed by various individuals.

Investigators are requesting the public's assistance regarding the following incidents:

On August 30, 2015, shortly before 4:00 a.m., two males were walking in the 300 block Portage Avenue when they were confronted and robbed by four male suspects as shown in the surveillance photos below.


On September 5, 2015 at approximately 7:30 p.m., a female was on a transit bus which was stopped on Graham Avenue and Fort Street when she was robbed of her cellular phone by the two suspects as shown below.

It is believed that these same suspects are responsible for a similar robbery which occurred the following day in the same area.


On September 9, 2015, at 3:30 a.m., a male was walking in the area of Donald Street and Portage Avenue when he was approached by a group of males who robbed him of several items. One of the suspects involved is displayed in the surveillance photo below.

On September 21, 2015 at 11:15 p.m., a male was in the 600 block of Balmoral Street where two suspects robbed him of personal property. The males believed to be involved are pictured below.


These investigations are continuing by members of the Division 11 Crime Unit.  Anyone with information regarding these incidents or the identity of the suspect(s) involved is asked to contact investigators at (204) 986-6649 or Crime Stoppers at (204) 786-TIPS (8477).


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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