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Friday, February 17, 2017
News Release - Winnipeg Police Service
Friday, February 17, 2017
Homicide Arrests: R16-92861 After an investigation that spanned several months, homicide investigators have arrested and charged the following individuals in connection with the murder of Jennifer BARRETT, 42-years-old. Barrett's death had not previously been released.
- Perez Adaryll CLEVELAND, 43, Canadian Citizen (Born USA) Charged: First Degree Murder
- Jessica Elizabeth REID, 34, of Winnipeg Charged: Accessory After the Fact to Murder
- Holley Alyssa SULLIVAN, 28,of Calgary Charged: Accessory After the Fact to Murder
All three have been detained in custody.
In the late fall of 2016, homicide detectives began an investigation into human remains that had been recovered.
The victim Barrett, and the three accused shared a residence in the Waverley Heights neighbourhood of Winnipeg. In August, 2016, the victim had succumbed to injuries sustained during an assault that lasted several days. The victim's remains were placed in a barrel along with several chemical agents which hastened the decomposition of the body. The barrel had been left on the property.
A search warrant was executed on December 1, 2016. Forensic lab results were required to confirm the identity of the deceased.
As a result of this lengthy investigation, Cleveland was arrested while in custody at Headingley Gaol, Reid was arrested at a residence in Winnipeg, and Sullivan was arrested with the assistance of Calgary Police Service.
Robbery Arrests C17-33204 The District 11 Crime Unit has charged two individuals with 5 robberies after a spree of violent incidents that began on the afternoon of 2017-02-15. In each case, armed with knives, the suspects robbed victims of their personal belongings. The incidents took place in the downtown area.
One victim received a laceration that required treatment in hospital.
Just after 11 p.m., general patrol members took two individuals into custody.
Randal GLADUE, 28 years, and Samantha STEVENSON, 19 years have both been charged with:
-Possess Weapon for dangerous purpose -Possess Prohibited weapon -Robbery X5
Both also face charges of drug possession and breaching court conditions.
Male Shot C17-33851 At approximately 9:10 p.m. on February 16, 2017 Winnipeg Police and Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Services responded to an incident in the area of Furby Street and Ellice Avenue. Upon arriving officers located a male youth who was suffering from a gunshot wound to his lower body. The victim was transported to the hospital in critical condition. He remains in non-life-threatening condition.
The investigation determined that a group was confronted by a male suspect and robbed of personal items. During the robbery the suspect produced a gun and one of the male youths was shot. The suspect fled the area prior to police arrival.
Due to an armed suspect having fled the scene, the Tactical Support Team and the AVR-1 were deployed.
This investigation is continuing by members of the Major Crimes Unit. Anyone with information that may assist investigators is asked to call 204-986-6219 or Crime Stoppers at 204-786-TIPS (8477).
Suspicious Person C17-33423 The Winnipeg Police Service is seeking information regarding a suspicious incident that occurred at the intersection of Kullman St. and Snowden Ave. On February 16th at 9:30am, officers in East District were assigned to speak to an 8 year old boy who reported that he had been approached by a man the previous two days while walking to school.
It was reported to officers that the male was driving a Black Ford Windstar Van, who offered the boy a ride. The man is described as middle aged, East Indian in appearance, wearing a turban, having a small build and facial stubble.
Anyone with information about this matter is asked to call police at our non-emergency line at (204) 986-6222.
Winnipeg Police School Engagement Officers encourage parents and educators to remind youngsters of the following street safety tips:
· Use the buddy system. Walk together with a friend, sibling or a parent rather than alone when you are going to and from places. There is safety in numbers.
· If approached by a stranger, never go with him or her. Trust your instincts, turn and run the opposite way and tell a grown up as soon as possible.
· Never accept a ride from a stranger. If approached by someone in a car offering you a ride, keep a safe distance away.
· If a stranger is following you, in a car or on foot, run home or to the nearest public place (police station, fire hall, bank, restaurant or a block parent house - or any place that would have plenty of people).
· Know not all strangers are dangerous. Find a safe person such as a police officer or a cadet in uniform, firefighters or paramedics in uniform or bus driver and ask for help.
For further information contact either: Constable Jason Michalyshen, Public Information Officer Constable Rob Carver, Public Information Officer Kelly Dehn, Manager of Public Affairs