Friday, January 12, 2018

News Release - Winnipeg Police Service

Winnipeg Police Service

Friday, January 12, 2018

Robbery - Arrest: C18-936
On January 2, 2018 at approximately 11:25 a.m., the Winnipeg Police Service was alerted to an attempt robbery in the area of St. James Street and Portage Avenue. Tactical Support and General Patrol member attended and were unable to locate the suspect.
Officers met with the adult male victim who advised that he was driving Northbound on St. James Street from Portage Avenue. He stopped at red light, with his driver's side window partially down when a male approached the driver's side window and asked the victim for money. The victim politely refused and the male brandish a knife, demanded money, and threatened to injure the victim. The male grabbed onto the window and attempted to pull it. The light turned green and victim was able to drive away. He did not suffer injuries nor was his vehicle damaged.  
The Winnipeg Police Forensic Services Unit examined the vehicle and was able to obtain fingerprints from the window, identifying a suspect. A warrant was obtained for his arrest.
On January 11, 2018 officers attended to the Winnipeg Remand Centre and arrested Jaime Efrain GARCIA, 36-years-old of Winnipeg. He has been charged with Robbery and Fail to Comply with Probation.
Garcia was detained in custody.

Weapon/Drugs – Arrest: C18-7386   
On January 11, 2018, Winnipeg Police received a report of suspicious activity occurring at a residence in the 200 block of Chalmers Ave. East, where investigators were advised that a handgun and drugs were seen in a suite.
The Street Crime Unit secured the suite and obtained a search warrant. As a result one suspect was arrested and a police seized a loaded handgun, $30,000 in cocaine, $25,000 in methamphetamine, and $15,000 in cash.
Tyion POLICARPO 28, has been charged with:
   - Numerous Firearms offences
   - Produce Scheduled Substance
   - Possess Scheduled Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking x 2
   - Possess Proceeds of Crime
   - Fail to Comply with Conditions of Undertaking
Policarpo was detained in custody.
 Weapon/Drugs – Arrest: C18-7373
On January 11, 2018, Winnipeg Police responded to a report of a male being threatened at an apartment in the 3300 block of Pembina Hwy. Police arrived and located 2 males within the suite. In addition, responding officers located $26,000 in methamphetamine, and a loaded shotgun.
Mario TRUNZO, 50, was charged with:
   - Uttering Threats
   - Numerous Firearms offences
   - Possession of a Scheduled Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking
   - Possession of Proceeds of Crime
Trunzo was detained in custody.
A male in his 50's was charged with various firearms offences and Possession of a Scheduled Substance for the purpose of Trafficking. He was released on a Promise to Appear.
Road Rage Incident - C18-4267
On January 7, 2018 the Winnipeg Police Service was notified that a 63-year-old male had been the victim of a road rage incident. The incident occurred at approximately 11:40 p.m. (January 6, 2018) in the area of the Centennial Concert Hall.
Officer met with the victim and learned that he was being picked up on Market Street between Market Street and Main Street after attending a show. As he was attempting to get into the rear seat of a silver SUV, a white Mercedes Benz was attempting to merge through traffic from behind.  A male then exited the Mercedes and assaulted the male by punching him in the upper body.
The victim was transported to hospital by a family member where he remains and is in stable condition.
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).

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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