Friday, July 29, 2016

News Release - Winnipeg Police Service

Winnipeg Police Service

Friday, July 29, 2016 

   
Homicide Investigation – C16-156802
On July 28, 2016, at approximately 11:30 p.m., Winnipeg Police general patrol and Tactical Support Team units attended to the 100 block of Bannerman Avenue for a report of gun shots heard in the area.

It was determined that an incident had occurred in a multi-family residence on this block which has now resulted in an ongoing investigation by the Winnipeg Police Service Homicide Unit.

No further information is available at this time.

Anyone with information regarding this on-going investigation is asked to contact members of the Homicide Unit at 204-986-6508 or Crime Stoppers at 204-786-TIPS (8477).  

Project Return 
The Winnipeg Police Service's Counter Exploitation Unit and the Missing Persons Unit, in partnership with Outreach Workers from the Community in Winnipeg (StreetReach, W.O.N. – Winnipeg Outreach Network), initiated a joint project on Thursday, July 28, 2016, with the aim of protecting youth within our city who are at high risk of being sexually exploited. The operation resulted in the following:

- Four males arrested between ages of 14 and 52 for
Purchasing Sexual Services CC 286.1(1)
- 2 Vehicle seized under the Prostitution HTA offence. 
- 16 CPTSD contacts (Crime Prevention through Social
Development) were made to identify and assist those
involved in the street level Sex Trade
- 55 locations known to be frequented by high risk missing
youth checked   
- Five at risk youth were located with each transported to a
lace of safety
- One of these missing youth was arrested for Failing to
Comply with Conditions of an Undertaking

The Winnipeg Police Service remains committed to issues surrounding our missing youth and those at risk of sexual exploitation in the community.

 

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


Phone: (204) 986-3061 | Fax: (204) 986-3267 | Email:
WPS-PIO@Winnipeg.ca

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