Monday, May 15, 2017

News Release - Winnipeg Police Service

Winnipeg Police Service


Monday, May 15, 2017 

Motor Vehicle Collision: C17-101510   
On May 14, 2017, at approximately 9:50 a.m., emergency personnel responded to a report of a motor vehicle collision involving a pedestrian in the 2100 block of Main Street.
Upon arrival, a 25-year-old male was located and transported to hospital where he remains in critical but stable condition.
It has been determined that the male had run westbound across Main Street when he was struck by a northbound vehicle.
This investigation is continuing by members of the Central Traffic Unit. Investigators are looking to speak with anyone who may have witnessed the collision. Anyone with information that may assist investigators is asked to call 204-986-7085 or Crime Stoppers at 204-786-TIPS (8477).   

Arson - Arrests: C17-101753
Winnipeg Police have charged two male youths with a number of arson related offences over the weekend. 
On May 12, 2017, at approximately 1:00 a.m., a garbage and recycling bin in the 600 block of Magnus Avenue was set on fire. No extensive damage was caused to the bins.
At approximately 9:30 p.m. a building under constriction in the 500 block of Selkirk Avenue was entered and a small fire was started on the third floor of the building.
On May 14, 2017 at approximately 4:20 p.m., a trailer in the lane of the 700 block of Burrows Avenue was set on fire. The Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service attended an extinguished the fire.
At approximately 5:20 p.m., a play structure at a school in the 800 block of Selkirk Avenue was set on fire. Members of the Winnipeg Police responded to the area and located all four suspects.  
No injuries were reported.
Suspicious Package: C17-101510
On May 12, 2017 at approximately 12:30 p.m., emergency personnel responded to the report of a suspicious item at the corner of Portage Avenue and Garry Street.
As a result, the buildings at all corners of the the intersection were evacuated and several streets were closed to ensure public safety.
Members of the Winnipeg Police Service Bomb Unit were notified and deployed. The area was later deemed safe and public access was restored. The suspicious item has been seized and will be further examined. 
There are currently no suspects and the investigation is continuing. 
Police are requesting anyone with information pertaining to the incident to contact the Winnipeg Police Service Major Crime Unit at 204-986-6219 or Crime Stoppers at 204-786-TIPS (8477).   

For further information contact either:
   Constable Rob Carver, Public Information Officer
   Constable Jay Murray, Public Information Officer
   Constable Tammy Skrabek, Public Information Officer
   Kelly Dehn, Manager of Public Affairs

   Phone: (204) 986-3061 | Fax: (204) 986-3267 | Email:

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