Friday, March 4, 2016

News Release - Winnipeg Police Service

Winnipeg Police Service


Friday, March 4, 2016

Update Arrest - Homicide Investigation – C16-40568

Male wanted:

As previously released, on February 27, 2016, shortly before 3:00 a.m., emergency personnel were dispatched to the 800 block of Main Street for the report of a male having been assaulted.

A 43-year-old male was located and transported to hospital in critical condition suffering from injuries as the result of an apparent assault.  He later succumbed to his injuries.  The victim has been identified as Henry KIPLING, 43-years-of-age.

The investigation has revealed that the victim was assaulted twice, within a short period of time, by two separate individuals.

Initially, it's alleged that a female suspect and the victim became involved in a minor dispute while inside a nearby establishment. As a result, the suspect was ejected from the business. A short time later, the female confronted the victim again outside the business and assaulted him further. The victim was assisted and the two went their separate ways.

Approximately 30 minutes later, the victim was assaulted and robbed while in the same area during a separate incident involving a male suspect. The investigation has revealed that KIPLING was quietly waiting for a cab when he was attacked and robbed. He was incapacitated at the time due to the earlier assault. KIPLING sustained further injuries and was eventually transported to hospital.

Jenna Rose TRAVERSE, 23-years-old was arrested on March 3, 2016 and charged with Aggravated Assault due to her alleged involvement. She was remanded into custody.

A Canada-Wide Warrant for Manslaughter has been issued for the arrest of Travis CHIEF (aka Travis GUIMOND), 23-years-old as a result of the death of Henry KIPLING.


He is described as Aboriginal, 5'9" tall, 177 pounds, medium build, black hair and brown eyes.

It is believed that CHIEF has left Winnipeg and may be in the area of Waywayseecappo, Manitoba in the company of a male and female. They may be operating a blue sedan, possibly an Oldsmobile Alero, being driven by the female.

CHIEF is considered dangerous and should not be approached. If anyone encounters CHIEF, police should be contacted immediately.

The investigation is continuing by members of the Homicide Unit. Anyone with further information regarding this matter or the whereabouts of CHIEF is asked to contact investigators at (204) 986-6508, Crime Stoppers at (204) 786-TIPS (8477) or their local police agency.

Firearm Investigation Arrests – C16-44208
On March 3, 2016 at approximately 11:20 a.m., members of the Winnipeg Police Service responded to a gun incident at a residence located on Brotman Bay.

The investigation has revealed that a male and female initially became involved in a domestic dispute when a roommate attempted to intervene. It was at this time the male suspect produced a handgun and made threats toward the other male. No shots were fired and no one was injured. As a result of the incident, police were notified.

Officers, including members of the Tactical Support Team responded. A 24-year-old male and 23-year-old female were arrested. A firearm and ammunition was seized.

The investigation continued by members of the East District Crime Unit. The male and female involved are facing numerous weapon related charges.

Suspicious Circumstances – C16-44252
On March 3, 2016 at approximately 12:45 p.m., emergency personnel responded to a suite located in the 100 block of Smith Street.

It was reported that unknown substances were found requiring members of the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service and the Winnipeg Police Service to attend.

For public safety reasons, the building was evacuated and the immediate area was secured.

Members of the Winnipeg Police Service Clandestine Lab Team were notified and deployed. After a period of time, it was determined that the area was safe.

The investigation is continuing regarding further testing of unknown substances seized from the suite.

Suspicious Male – C16-44416
On March 3, 2016 at approximately 3:30 p.m., a 9-year-old female was confronted by an unknown male while walking in the area of the Fernwood Avenue and St. George Road.

The child was approached when the male engaged in a conversation. She continued walking however, the male followed and continued to speak with her. The child began running away eventually making her way to a friend's residence. She was not injured as a result of the incident.

The suspect is described as a Caucasian male, in his 40's, heavy build and white beard.

The investigation is continuing by members of the East District Crime Unit. Anyone with further information regarding this incident is asked to contact Detectives at 204-986-2857 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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