Wednesday, December 23, 2015

News Release - Winnipeg Police Service

Winnipeg Police Service

Wednesday, December 23, 2015


Residential Robbery – C15-268849
On December 22, 2015, at approximately 9:00 p.m. emergency personnel were dispatched to the 1100 block of Beauty Avenue for the report of a medic.

Two males were located suffering from stab wounds to the upper body.  Both were transported to hospital, one stable and the other critical.

No arrests have been made.

The investigation is continuing by members of the Major Crimes Unit. Anyone with information regarding this matter or the identity of the suspect is asked to contact investigators at (204) 986-6219 or Crime Stoppers at (204) 786-TIPS (8477).

Marihuana Grow Operation Arrests – R15-78657
Recently, members of the Marihuana Grow Operation Unit became aware of a possible marihuana grow operation at a residence in the 800 block of Burnell Street.  As a result of the investigation, a Controlled Drugs and Substances Act Search Warrant (CDSA) was obtained.

On December 22, 2015, with the assistance of the Tactical Support Team and Uniform members, the warrant was executed.  Two males located within the residence were arrested without incident.

A search of the residence resulted in the seizure of the following:

  • 221 marihuana plants with an estimated street value of $247,540.00
  • $930.00 in Canadian Currency
  • Grow equipment valued at $7,565.00

The two males, 47 & 42 years of age, of Winnipeg are both facing charges of Produce a Scheduled Substance – CANNABIS (MARIHUANA), Possession of a Scheduled Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking - CANNABIS (MARIHUANA).  The 42-year-old also faces an additional charge of Possession of Proceeds of Property Obtained by Crime.

Both were released via Promise to Appear.

Vehicle Robbery Investigation – C15-265717
On December 18, 2015, shortly before 7:00 a.m., members of the Winnipeg Police Service were dispatched to the 500 block of Home Street for the report of a vehicle robbery.

Officers met with the victim who advised that he had been travelling northbound on Home Street when a southbound vehicle blocked his way.  Two occupants exited and then proceeded to assault the victim about the upper body.  He was eventually able to break free and flee on foot.  Both suspects drove off, one in the vehicle they arrived in, the other in the victim's vehicle.

It is believed that one of these suspects may be responsible for a person robbery that occurred near Portage Avenue and Burnell Street a short time later.  In that incident the suspect attempted to rob the victim of her purse but was unsuccessful as a bystander intervened.

The suspect vehicle described as: dark coloured SUV or van.

The suspect who made off with the victim's vehicle is described as: Aboriginal in appearance, 5'5" tall with a medium build, medium length black hair and a light moustache.

The second suspect is described as: Aboriginal in appearance, early twenties, approximately 5'8" tall with a skinny build, black medium length hair and was clean shaven.

The investigation is continuing by members of the Division 11 Crime Unit.  Anyone with information regarding this incident or the identity of the suspect(s) is asked to contact investigators at (204) 986-6668 or CrimeStoppers 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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