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Saturday, February 18, 2017
News Release - Winnipeg Police Service
Saturday, February 18, 2017
Update - Shots Fired Investigation - C16-227700
As previously released - On October 30, 2016 at approximately 10:00 p.m., members of the Winnipeg Police Service, including patrol members, the Tactical Support Team, the Canine Unit and Air1 responded to reports of shots fired inside a business located in the 700 block of William Avenue.
The investigation revealed that two suspects confronted a 32 year old male while inside the lobby of a business. It's been determined that one of the suspects produced a handgun and discharged it in the direction of the 32 year old.
Despite numerous patrons and employees also being present during the incident, no one was injured. Officers confirmed that multiple shots had been fired as a result of property damage and spent casings being located at the scene.
The suspects fled the area in a vehicle at a high rate of speed westbound on William Avenue.
The investigation continued by members of the Major Crimes Unit.
Due to the efforts of detectives, both suspects were positively identified. Officers revealed that the male suspects have gang associations and had been involved in a verbal dispute with the 32 year old male prior to the shooting occurring.
On November 10, 2016, officers located and arrested Royce Anthony BOYLE, 20 years old while in the area of the 500 block of Ellice Avenue.
On February 17, 2017, Ryan John MONIAS, 25 years old was in Powerview RCMP custody on an unrelated matter when an outstanding warrant came to light. He was turned over to members of the Winnipeg Police Service Major Crimes Unit.
Both males have been charged with numerous firearm/weapon related offences and remanded into custody.
Commercial Robbery Arrest - C17-31903
On January 24, 2017 at approximately 10:10 p.m., a Dodge Caravan was stolen from the driveway of a residence located on Savoy Crescent.
On February 14, 2017 at approximately 9:00 a.m., a lone male suspect entered a drug store while concealing his identity and robbed the business of a large quantity of prescription medication. The suspect was in possession of a long screwdriver during the robbery, however no one was injured.
He then fled the business in the previously stolen Dodge Caravan.
An investigation commenced involving members of the East District Crime Unit.
On February 16, 2017 at approximately 2:20 p.m., officers observed a male suspect enter the stolen Dodge Caravan while parked in the 600 block of Bannerman Avenue.
After a brief foot pursuit, the suspect was taken into custody.
The investigation continued at which time a search warrant was executed at a residence located in the 600 block of Atlantic Avenue. Numerous items associated to the drug store robbery such as: pill bottles, shopping basket and clothing were located and seized.
John Jay MACAULAY, 46 years old of Starbuck, Manitoba has been charged with the following due to his alleged involvement:
Robbery Assault with a Weapon Disguise with Intent Fail to Comply with Probation Order x 2 Fail to Comply Condition Recognizance by Judge/Justice Resist Peace Officer Possession of Property Obtained by Crime x 2
He was detained in custody.
For further information contact either: Constable Jason Michalyshen, Public Information Officer Constable Rob Carver, Public Information Officer Kelly Dehn, Manager of Public Affairs