Saturday, July 1, 2017

News Release - Winnipeg Police Service

Winnipeg Police Service

Saturday, July 1, 2017
 
Firearms – Arrests: C17-143494
 
On June 30, 2017 at approximately 12:00 pm, members of the Street Crime Unit were patrolling the area of Euclid Avenue and Main Street when they observed a stolen truck operating in traffic.
 
The vehicle was followed to the area of Selkirk Avenue and McGregor Street where it was safely brought to a stop with the assistance of the Tactical Support Team.
 
Three occupants were removed from the vehicle and placed under arrest. A search of the vehicle resulted in the seizure of a loaded handmade firearm "zip gun" capable of firing a .410 bore shotgun shell.
 
The driver, a 28-year-old male, has been charged with a number of firearm and driving-related offences in addition to possessing property obtained by crime.
 
He was detained in custody.
 
The passengers, an 18-year-old female and a 19-year-old female, have been charged with a number of firearm-related offences and possessing property obtained by crime.
 
The 18-year-old female was detained in custody while the 19-year-old female was released on a Promise to Appear.
 

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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