Friday, December 4, 2015

News Release - Winnipeg Police Service

Winnipeg Police Service


Friday, November 4, 2015

2015 Festive Season Checkstop Program
Effective today, the Festive Season Checkstop program is on the road for 2015.
Through the month of December, including New Year's Eve, motorists can expect to see an increased presence of police officers on Winnipeg roadways, enforcing Impaired Driving legislation.
While we accept our responsibility to enforce this legislation, we take this opportunity to remind Winnipeggers that they have animportant role to play in preventing impaired driving and the all too often human costs associated with this crime.Impaired driving is the number one criminal cause of death in Canada, yet it is 100% preventable.
Our message is simple, if you choose to drink, DON'T DRIVE."Have a plan in place before you go out this holiday season,"says Constable Stephane Fontaine, Impaired Driving Countermeasures Coordinator."Take a cab or a bus, contact Operation Red Nose or designatea sober driver for the night. "With the many safe alternatives for a ride home this holiday season, ask yourselves – and your loved ones – 'Why drive under the influence?"
Last year's campaign
resulted in:
·         33 - 24 hour drivers licence suspensions
·         12 – Failed Alcohol Screening Device Tests
·         45 - Drive Impaired/Drive Over 80mg%/Refusal charges
The names of drivers charged with impaired driving related offences will be made public.
The Winnipeg Police Service would like everyone to have a safe and enjoyable festive season.The Festive Season Checkstop program is made possible through a partnership with Manitoba Liquor and Lotteries.
Homicide Investigation Arrest – C15 248909
As previously released,on November 26, 2015 at approximately 10:00 a.m., police and other emergency personnel responded to a suite located in the 100 block of Tuxedo Avenue regarding an unresponsive female.
A 28-year-old female was located and pronounced deceased at the scene. She has been identified as Candace MONIAS of Garden Hill, Manitoba.
The investigation has revealed that the deceased and her domestic partner travelled to Winnipeg recently. On November 26, 2016 while at the suite located on Tuxedo Avenue, the two became involved in an argument. During that time, the victim was physically assaulted to the upper body rendering her unconscious.
Officers attended and made contact with the victim's partner Charley HARPER, 29-year-old of Garden Hill, Manitoba. It was determined that HARPER was bound by two probation orders not to have contact with the victim due to previous domestic related incidents in Garden, Hill, Manitoba. As a result, he was arrested and detained at the Provincial Remand Centre.   
The investigation continued by members of the Homicide Unit. An autopsy was completed and results indicated that MONIAS died as a result serious upper body injuries.
On December 3, 2015, investigators attended to the Provincial Remand Centre where HARPER was again taken into police custody. It was at this time he was charged with Second Degree Murder and remanded into custody.
Firearm Seen Investigation – C15-254866
On December 3, 2015 at approximately 7:30 p.m., members of the Winnipeg Police Service responded to the 200 block of Powers Street regarding a gun seen in the area.
Officers took custody of several individuals without incident. A 25-year-old male is currently in custody facing charges.
No further information is available at this time.



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

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