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Friday, July 7, 2017
News Release - Winnipeg Police Service
Friday, July 7, 2017
Homicide Arrests: C16-140291 Winnipeg Police homicide investigators have arrested two suspects in relation to a fatal rooming house fire in the 100 block of Austin Street North that occurred on July 7, 2016.
- Jonathon Graham BARSTAD, 34, of Winnipeg
- Edward Wade BEARDY, 35, of Winnipeg
Have both been charged with:
- Second Degree Murder x 2 - Arson Disregard for Life x 2
Both accused have been detained in custody.
Brenda Campbell, 51, and John McKinnon Bendon, 61, were both killed in a fire set at the residence.
Stabbing Arrest: C17-139065 As previously released: On June 25, 2017, at approximately 3:00 a.m., emergency personnel responded to a report of a large fight in front of a nightclub in the 200 block of Bannatyne Avenue.
Upon arrival, an adult male was located suffering from stab wounds to his upper body. The male was transported to hospital in critical condition where he remains.
The victim was identified as a 30-year-old male. He was treated for serious upper body injuries and has since been upgraded to stable condition.
On July 6, 2017 members of the Winnipeg Police Major Crime Unit arrested the following person:
Elvedin KOVACEVIC, 25-years-old, of Winnipeg.
He has been charged with Aggravated Assault.
Strong-arm Robbery Arrest: C17-148312 On July 6, 2017 at approximately 7:45 a.m. a 45-year-old female was waiting for a bus in the area of Selkirk Avenue and Salter Street when an unknown male grabbed her purse from her shoulder and ran off.
Winnipeg Police were notified by a witness and immediately attended to the area where they located the suspect.
Baptiste Wayne NABESS, 29-years-old, of Winnipeg was arrested and has been charged with Robbery.
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