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Tuesday, October 10, 2017
News Release - Winnipeg Police Service
Monday, October 10, 2017
Robbery: C17-226562 On October 7, 2017 at approximately 2:30 p.m. Winnipeg Transit contacted Winnipeg Police reporting an adult female on a bus who reported being assaulted prior to getting on the bus. Emergency service personnel attended and the victim was transported to hospital in stable condition.
General patrol officers met with the victim who advised that at approximately 2:00 p.m. she was waiting for a bus in the area of McGregor St. and Jefferson Ave. when she was confronted by two unknown females. One of the suspects pulled the victim backwards causing her to fall to the ground and bang her head after which the suspects kicked the victim several times and stole her cell phone and money.
The suspects are described as follows: Suspect #1: Indigenous female, late teens, approximately 5'1" with a small build and red/brown hair
Suspect #2: Indigenous female, late teens, approximately 5'1" with a large build and long dark hair
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).
Theft - Arrest: C17-136386 Between March 21, 2017 and August 15, 2017 a series of thefts of lottery tickets took place at various convenience stores, gas stations and other small businesses in the City of Winnipeg.
On October 9, 2017 members of the Winnipeg Police Major Crimes Unit attended to a residence in St. George, Manitoba where they located and arrested and adult male.
Jonathan Roy FITZSIMMONS, 29-years-old of St. George, Manitoba has been charged with the following offences:
Theft Under $5000 X32
As previously released on July 27, 2017: The Winnipeg Police Major Crimes Unit has been investigating a series of thefts that have taken place over the past several months. The thefts have occurred at locations throughout the city.
The suspect in these thefts has gone to various convenience stores where sleeves of lottery tickets have been stolen after distracting the clerk. Investigators believe the same suspect is responsible for over thirty thefts.
Traffic Pursuit - Arrest: C17-2282702 On October 6, 2017 at approximately 5:40 a.m. 2016 Ford F150 was stolen from a parking lot in the area of Grassie Blvd. and Lagimodiere St.
On October 8, 2017 at approximately 2:00 p.m. the driver of the stolen vehicle gassed up in the area of Gateway Rd. and McLeod Ave. and fled without paying for the gas.
On October 9, 2017 at approximately 11:00 a.m. General Patrol officers observed the stolen vehicle being operated in a dangerous manner in the Transcona area. Officers attempted to stop the vehicle; however, it fled at a high rate of speed. A short pursuit followed and was aborted due to the manner of driving.
At approximately 3:10 p.m. General Patrol members observed the stolen vehicle being operated in the area of Plessis Rd. and Regent Ave. Police again attempted to stop the vehicle which fled resulting in a traffic pursuit. The pursuit proceeded at high speeds through a residential area of Transcona and was called off due to public safety concerns.
A short time later the stolen vehicle was involved in a traffic collision involving two vehicles in the area of Plessis Rd. and Pandora Ave. The driver of the stolen vehicle neglected to stop. The stolen vehicle was later abandoned in the area and the driver fled.
The Winnipeg Police Canine Unit located the stolen vehicle and deployed a Police Service Dog which was able to the track the driver of the vehicle to an area nearby.
Wayne Daniel RENNIE, 26-years-old of Winnipeg has been charged with the following offences:
Flight while Pursued by Peace Officer X2
Dangerous Operation of a Motor Vehicle X2
Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Over $5000
Driving While Disqualified
Fail to Comply with Probation Order X4
Fail to Remain at the Scene of an Accident X2
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