Friday, June 30, 2017

News Release - Winnipeg Police Service

Winnipeg Police Service

Friday, June 30, 2017

   
Attempted Abduction – Investigation: C17-142743   
On June 29, 2017, Winnipeg Police received a report of an attempted abduction of a child. The incident occurred at approximately 2:45 p.m. in the front street in the 300 block of McKenzie Street.
   
A mother was walking with her 4-year-old daughter when a male grabbed the girl and attempted to leave with her. The mother engaged in a physical confrontation with the suspect and was able to safely retrieve her daughter. The mother sustained a minor injury and received medical attention as a result. The child was not physically harmed.
   
  The suspect is described as:
   - An Indigenous male
   - Late 20's in age
   - Short dark hair
   - Slim build
   - Diamond earrings
  The suspect was wearing:
   - Grey coloured Adidas hat
   - Purple or blue coloured Hugo Boss shirt
   - Black coloured track jacket tied around his waist
   - Grey coloured sweatshirt slung over his shoulder
   - Black coloured pants with two red strips down the side of the legs
   - Red coloured shoes with a white Nike symbol
   
   
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). 
   
Homicide – Update – Additional Arrests: C17-133703   
As previously released:
   
On June 18, 2017, at approximately 6:15 p.m., emergency services personnel responded to a report of a male down in the front yard of a residence in the 600 block of Pritchard Avenue. The male was transported to hospital, however he was subsequently pronounced deceased.
   
The victim was identified as a William George Sumner, a 27-year-old.
   
Homicide Unit investigators have determined that Sumner had been inside a residence in the 600 block of Pritchard Avenue when a dispute ensued with an adult male and his associates.
   
The adult male produced a handgun and fired a number of shots at Sumner, causing critical injuries. The male then fled the residence.
   
On June 20th, 2017, at approximately 8:30 p.m., the suspect male was travelling in the area of Logan Avenue and Keewatin Street when he was involved in a manner of driving complaint and pointed a handgun at a motorist.
   
On June 22nd, 2017, at approximately 8:30 a.m., a General Patrol unit supervisor was patrolling the area of Logan Avenue and Keewatin Street when he observed the suspect's vehicle in traffic.
   
The vehicle was followed to the 1800 block of Logan Avenue where it parked at the rear of a residence. General Patrol unit members, along with the Tactical Support Team and ARV1, attended and secured the area.
   
The suspect male later exited the residence without incident and was placed under arrest.
   
Cameron Bounthieng Kinnavanthong, a 32-year-old male,has been charged with:
   
  - Second Degree Murder
  - Possession of a Weapon for Dangerous Purpose (x2)
  - Point Firearm
  - Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm (x2)
  - Possession of a Firearm Knowing its Possession is Unauthorized (x2)
  - Possession of a Prohibited Device Knowing its Possession is Unauthorized (x3)
  - Possession of a Restricted Firearm with Ammunition
  - Possession of a Firearm Contrary to Order (x2)
   
He was detained in custody.
   
On June 29, 2017, two additional arrests were made:
   
Gene Lester Joseph Malcolm, a 33-year-old male of Winnipeg,has been charged with:
   
  - Manslaughter
   
Jonathan Erin Catcheway, a 28-year-old male of Winnipeg,has been charged with:
   
  - Manslaughter
  - Fail to Comply with Probation Order
   
This investigation is continuing by members of the Homicide Unit. Anyone with information that may assist investigators or who may have been in the area at the time of the incident are asked to call 204-986-6508 or Crime Stoppers at 204-786-TIPS (8477).
   
Firearms / Child Pornography – Arrest: R17-7804   
In December 2016, members of the Street Crime Unit entered into a firearms investigation involving an adult male.
   
During the investigation, the Winnipeg Police Service liaised with the Edmonton Police and the Langley Detachment of the RCMP to provide assistance.
   
On March 19, 2017, a suspect male was arrested in the area of Tache Avenue and Provencher Boulevard and a search warrant was executed at a residence in the 400 block of Edgewood Street.
   
As a result of the search warrant a number of firearms and a large quantity of ammunition were seized, in addition to electronics, computer hardware and an amount of marijuana. Investigation also revealed that the suspect had been discharging firearms in the basement of the residence.
   
The male, facing a number of firearm-related offences, was detained in custody and the investigation continued by members of the Internet Child Exploitation unit.
   
A forensic analysis of seized electronic equipment resulted in the discovery of evidence of child pornography.
   
As a result, on June 27, 2017, the male was re-arrested in the 400 block of Edgewood Street and additional charges were laid.
   
Conor Errols Woods, a 35-year-old male of Winnipeg,has been charged with:
   
  - Careless Use of Firearm, Weapon, Prohibited Device or Ammunition (x4)
  - Careless Storage of Firearm, Weapon, Prohibited Device or Ammunition (x8)
  - Unauthorized Possession of a Prohibited Device or Ammunition (x5)
  - Possess of Scheduled Substance (Marijuana)
  - Makes, Prints, Publishes or Possession for the Purpose of Publication any Child Pornography
  - Possession of Child Pornography
  - Possess body armour without a valid permit or in a manner inconsistent with the valid permit (The Body Armour and Fortified Vehicle Control Act)
   
He was detained in custody.


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:
WPS-PIO@Winnipeg.ca

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