Thursday, December 21, 2017

News Release - Winnipeg Police Service

Winnipeg Police Service

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Attempt Murder - Arrest: C17-282924
On December 17, 2017 at approximately 6:35 a.m., the Winnipeg Police Service was alerted to male, behaving violently, who had barricaded himself in a room with another male.
Officers responded to the location, a business in the 400 block of Notre Dame Avenue, and located both males in a room, covered with blood. One male, the suspect, was armed with a knife which he discarded when directed to do so by police.
The victim, an adult male, was transported in critical condition. The suspect, also an adult male, was placed under arrest and transported to hospital in the stable condition.
Officers learned that the male had ingested narcotics earlier in the morning, met with the victim at this location and further ingested drugs. Armed with a knife, the male barricaded himself in a room with the victim who he threatened with the knife.  He proceeded to damage the room and contents, resulting in a small fire which staff were able to safely extinguish through a broken window.
The suspect male then turned his attention to the victim, choking him, cutting his throat, and stabbing him numerous times in the upper body.
On December 18, 2017 officers, by way of search warrant, searched the scene and seized various items.
On December 20, 2017 the suspect male was released from hospital and taken into police custody. Brian Joseph Steve PENSAK, 32-years-old of Winnipeg has been charged with the following:

  • Attempt to Commit Murder
  • Forcible Confinement
  • Utter Threats
  • Possess Weapon
  • Mischief Under $5000
  • Arson with Disregard for Human Life 

He has been detained in custody.

Break & Enter – Arrest: C17-285533   
On December 20, 2017, at approximately 8:15 p.m., a male suspect broke in and gained entry to the Public Safety Building at 151 Princess Street. The building, which is unoccupied, is heavily alarmed and police were notified as the suspect wandered through the building.
A search was conducted by members of the Tactical Support Team and the suspect was located inside the building. He was taken into custody without incident.
The suspect was also found to be the subject of an arrest warrant from an incident where a vehicle was stolen from an address in the RM of Springfield in early November 2016.
Wesley Manford Wadien, a 34-year-old male of Winnipeg, has been charged with :
  - Break & Enter with Intent - Place
  - Possession of Property Obtained by Crime over $5,000
  - Fail to Comply with Probation Order (x2)
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:

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