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Wednesday, July 13, 2016
News Release - Winnipeg Police Service
Wednesday, July 13, 2016
Update - Motor Vehicle Collision C16-143975 As previously released -On July 12, 2016 at approximately 7:40 a.m., emergency personnel responded to the area of Portage Avenue and Berry Street regarding a serious motor vehicle collision involving a 61 year old female pedestrian.
It has been determined that a Toyota Yaris was being operated by a 27 year old female eastbound on Portage Avenue approaching Berry Street. The pedestrian involved was on the northeast corner of the controlled intersection and began crossing Portage Avenue in a southbound direction when she was struck.
The pedestrian was transported to hospital in critical condition where she remains at this time. Members of the Central Traffic Unit continue to investigate.
Anyone with further information regarding the collision is asked to contact investigators at 204-986-6271.
Stolen Vehicle Arrest C16-144685 On July 13, 2016 at approximately 4:40 a.m., officers came into contact with a suspicious Ford F350 being operated in the area of Dugald Road and Panet Road. It was determined that the vehicle had been stolen from the Windsor Park area.
Officers attempted to stop the vehicle safely, however the driver fled at a high rate of speed having no regard for public safety. The suspect eventually abandoned the vehicle which was located partially submerged in the Red River at a dead end on Tache Avenue near Whittier Park.
Members of the Canine Unit tracked the suspect along the riverbank and arrested a male a short distance away.
A 17 year old male is facing the following charges:
Theft of Motor Vehicle Mischief Over $5000.00 x 2 Flight while Pursued by Peace Officer HTA Fail to Remain at the Scene of an Accident and Exchange Particulars x 2
He has been detained.
Public Advisory - Sexual Assaults - C16-144338 On July 12, 2016 at approximately 5:20 p.m., the Winnipeg Police Service responded to an incident where a 46 year old female victim had been assaulted while in the area of the 300 block of Portage Avenue.
Further information indicated that prior to the assault, the victim observed an unknown male performing an indecent act. After indicating that she was calling police, the suspect assaulted her causing her to fall to the ground.
The suspect fled and the victim was treated for minor injuries.
Soon after, additional groping incidents and indecent acts were reported to police in the same area, possibly involving the same male suspect.
The suspect is described as: Aboriginal in appearance, 20-25 years old, short black hair, heart shaped face, approximately 6'0" tall and skinny build. He was wearing: a white shirt, black shorts, white runners and baseball cap.
Members of the Sex Crimes Unit continue to investigate.
Anyone with further information regarding these incidents of further details regarding the suspect is asked to contact investigators at 204-986-6245 or Crime Stoppers at 204-786-TIPS (8477).
For further information contact either: Constable Jason Michalyshen, Public Information Officer Constable Rob Carver, Public Information Officer Kelly Dehn, Manager of Public Affairs