Thursday, March 31, 2016

News Release - Winnipeg Police Service

Winnipeg Police Service

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Firearm Investigation – C16-63705
On Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at approximately 1:15 a.m., Winnipeg Police attended to a residence in 600 block of Union Street East in response to a report of a male shooting a gun. Numerous individuals were reported to have fled a home in this area due to shots being fired.
Members of the Tactical Support Team and East District General Patrol units were able to secure the area. After approximately 45 minutes officers were able to gain access to the home without incident. There were no injuries reported.
An air rifle was located within the residence. A 20-year-old male resident was arrested and charged with the following offences:
  -       Possess Weapon
  -       Point Firearm
  -       Discharge Firearm in Reckless Manner
  -       Careless Use of Firearm
He was detained in custody.
Arson Investigation C-16-63592
On Wednesday, March 30, 2016, at approximately 10:30 p.m. police responded to an Arson call in the 700 block of Dufferin Avenue. Members of the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service had successfully extinguished the fire at the time of police arrival.
It was determined that 2 vehicles in a fenced compound at this location had been set on fire. A third adjacent vehicle had also sustained damage. Damage is estimated at $150,000.
This investigation is continuing by members of the Winnipeg Police Arson Unit. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact investigators at (204) 986-6813 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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