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Sunday, October 16, 2016
News Release - Winnipeg Police Service
Sunday, October 16, 2016
Creepy Clowns No Laughing Matter - C16-215959 On October 15, 2016 at approximately 8:00 p.m., members of the Winnipeg Police Service responded to the 200 block of Antrim Road in Valley Gardens, regarding a suspicious incident.
It was reported that two suspects dressed in clown costumes were chasing people in the area, one of which was possibly armed. Attending members met with multiple people who indicated that they were chased, causing concern for their safety.
Two 17 year old male suspects were located in the area of the 700 block of Kimberley Avenue and taken into custody. It was at this time, officers located clown-like masks and a large flashlight.
Although weapon related charges and mischief were considered, the male suspects were identified and cautioned in relation to their actions and involvement.
While dressing up as a clown in not against the law, police may charge a person criminally if there are grounds to believe he or she committed acts of mischief, or threatened, assaulted or harassed others.
The Winnipeg Police Service takes matters like these very seriously and encourages anyone considering engaging in this type of behaviour, to stop and take a moment to consider the impact it may have on others, including themselves.
Although "creepy clown" sightings appear to be merely pranksters dressing up for the sole purpose of deliberately scaring people, however, should anyone find themselves in a similar situation and concerned for their safety, please call police immediately.
Fight Incident and On-going Investigation - C16-216160 On October 16, 2016 at approximately 1:35 a.m., the Winnipeg Police Service was notified of a fight involving multiple people at a hotel/bar located in the 1000 block of Pembina Highway.
Injuries were reported and confirmed. All parties involved are in stable condition.
Members of the West District Crime Unit continue to investigate. Numerous people are in police custody at this time and interviews are on-going.
Further details will be provided as they become available.
Robbery Investigation - C16-216210 On October 16, 2016 at approximately 3:20 a.m., officers responded to the area of College Avenue and Powers Street regarding a robbery incident that just occurred.
The investigation led members which included, the Tactical Support Team, ARV1, Canine and uniform patrol to a residence in the 400 block of College Avenue.
The area was secured and multiple people have been removed from the home.
The investigation is in its very early stages and members of the Major Crimes Unit have been notified. Interviews are on-going.
Additional information will be provided at a later time.
For further information contact either: Constable Jason Michalyshen, Public Information Officer Constable Rob Carver, Public Information Officer Kelly Dehn, Manager of Public Affairs