Wednesday, May 16, 2018

News Release - Winnipeg Police Service

Winnipeg Police Service

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Robbery - Arrests: C18-96753 & C18-99035
On May 10, 2018, at approximately 11:00 p.m., the Winnipeg Police Service was alerted to a robbery of a food delivery driver who was stabbed. Officers learned that when the adult male victim attended an address to make a delivery he was confronted by a male who demanded his money, keys and cell phone. When the victim did not comply, the suspect grabbed the victim's cell phone, stabbed him in the upper body and punched him.
The victim attended a hospital where he was treated and later released.
On May 13, 2018, at approximately 8:50 p.m., the Winnipeg Police Service was alerted to a robbery of a food delivery driver who was assaulted and his vehicle stolen. Officers responded to the area of West Transcona and were unable to locate the stolen vehicle.
Officers learned that the driver left his keys in the delivery vehicle while he was with a customer. He witnessed a female enter the vehicle and attempted to stop her by reaching into the car. The victim was then punched by a male who entered the passenger side of the vehicle before it was driven away. The victim was not seriously injured.
On May 14, 2018, at approximately 3:45 a.m., the Winnipeg Police Service was alerted to the theft of a motor vehicle by a male suspect which occurred while the victim was delivering papers. The vehicle was left on the street with the keys inside.
On May 15, 2018, officers located and arrested the adult male suspect in the River East area. In his possession were the car key to the paper delivery person's vehicle and personal papers belonging to the delivery driver who was stabbed.
On May 16, 2018, at approximately 12:20 a.m., general patrol members in District 3 observed the stolen vehicle being driven in the area of Magnus Avenue and McGregor Street. A spike belt was successfully deployed and the vehicle came to a stop in the area of Scotia Street and Forrest Avenue. A lone adult female was taken into custody.
The stolen vehicle was searched and officers located several individually packed grams of cocaine inside.   
Michael James READER, a 33-year-old male has been charged with:

  • Robbery
  • Aggravated Assault
  • Possession of Break-in Instruments
  • Possess Weapon
  • Possession of Property Obtained by Crime X2

Cheyenne Beverley TRAVERSE, a 25-year-old female has been charged with:

  • Robbery
  • Possession of Cocaine
  • Drive without a Licence or with invalid licence 

Both people remain in custody.
Public Mischief - Arrest: C17-86417
On April 27, 2017, at approximately 11:30 a.m., members of the Winnipeg Police Service responded to the 400 block of York Street for a report of a suspicious package which indicated that it contained a chemical weapon. The Winnipeg Police Service received several additional reports of similar packages left on windshields of vehicles parked in the area. Police attended and seized all suspicious packages.

Later in the day, another victim advised that a similar package was left on his vehicle in the 800 block of Portage Avenue. The victim delivered the item to the RCMP.

At approximately 7:50 p.m., the Winnipeg Police Service was notified by Canada Post that they located a similar package in the mail at the processing station on Wellington Avenue. Police attended and seized the package.  

In total, 18 packages were seized. The investigation continued members of the Major Crimes Unit, Winnipeg Police Bomb Unit, and the RCMP Bomb Unit. Tests determined that there were no hazards contained in any of the packages.

In committing the above-noted acts the suspect tied up numerous emergency services resources and caused fear to many citizens.

On May 14, 2018, a 71-year-old male of St. Claude, Manitoba has been arrested for Public Mischief. He was released on a Promise to Appear.

Anyone with additional information is asked to contact the Major Crimes Unit at 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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