Monday, July 23, 2018

News Release - Winnipeg Police Service

Winnipeg Police Service
Monday, July 23, 2018
Homicide – Arrest: C18-157135
During the morning of July 21, 2018, East District General Patrol officers responded to a suite in a residential complex in the 1700 block of Henderson Highway to check the well-being of an elderly male.
Upon arrival, officers found the male deceased with obvious stab wounds. His wife was taken into custody.
Members of the Homicide Unit continued with the investigation and believe that during the evening of July 15, 2018, the male and his wife were involved in a dispute which escalated to the male being stabbed in the upper body and succumbing to his injuries.
The deceased has been identified as Hans George Scheppner, an 85-year-old male of Winnipeg.
Anne-Dore Maria Scheppner, a 73-year-old female of Winnipeg, has been charged with Second Degree Murder. She was detained in custody.
Robbery – Arrests: C18-156560
On July 20, 2018, at approximately 5:45 p.m., Winnipeg Police were called to the area of the Donald Street Bridge in response to a report of a female being assaulted by several people. General Patrol members attended and located the victim, two witnesses, and several suspects in the area. 
Officer learned that a 26-year old female and a 59-year old male were walking over the Donald Street Bridge when they were confronted by four youths. The male was kicked in the back and managed to escape while the female was punched and kicked numerous times. She suffered minor injuries as a result and did not require immediate medical attention.
Two adults males, who were in a vehicle crossing the bridge, witnessed the attack and yelled at the group to stop. One of the youths continued to kick the victim. The witnesses drove back over the bridge in the opposite direction to check on the victim. A female youth approached them holding a knife in her hand. The driver exited the vehicle and attempted to grab the knife from the female when the other three youths attacked the passenger, still seated in the vehicle. The female youth then began swinging the knife in the direction of the passenger and in an attempt to defend himself, he used a stick to push the youths back.
One of the youth males attempted to grab the keys from the vehicle and a female youth grabbed the stick and began striking the vehicle, causing extensive damage. The driver was struck with the stick before getting back in his vehicle. 
Two 17-year-old males, a 13-year-old female, and a 14-year-old female were arrested. They have been charged with Robbery, Assault (x2), and related charges.  

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   Constable Rob Carver, Public Information Officer
   Constable Jay Murray, Public Information Officer
   Constable Tammy Skrabek, Public Information Officer
   Kelly Dehn, Manager of Public Affairs

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