Wednesday, July 25, 2018

News Release - Winnipeg Police Service

Winnipeg Police Service

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Robbery – Arrest: C18-159559

On July 24, 2018, at approximately 1:15 p.m., Central District Foot Patrol officers were in the area of Central Park when they were flagged down by a male who advised that he had just been robbed. Officers pursued the suspect and took him into custody in the area of Edmonton Street and Ellice Avenue.

Officer's learned that the suspect attempted to rob a 65-year-old woman who was seated on a park bench in the area. He produced a knife and demanded money from the women. Not receiving any money, the suspect turned his attention to a 38-year-old male and again demanded money while holding a knife. The victim ran and alerted police.

Neither victim was injured.

Justin Kenneth MONAN, a 32-year-old male of Winnipeg,was charged with Robbery (x2), Possess Weapon (x2) and Utter Threats. He has been detained at the Winnipeg Remand Centre.

 

Stabbing –  Investigation: C18-159712

On July 24, 2018, at approximately 4:50 p.m., Winnipeg Police were alerted to a male stabbed in the area of Ellice Avenue and Empress Street. Emergency crews responded and located a 38-year-old male with a single stab wound to his upper body. He was transported to hospital in stable condition, where he remains at this time.

General Patrol member and a K-9 unit searched the area and were unable to locate the suspect.

The victim advised that he was in the parking lot of business at this location when an unknown male ran towards him.  The victim slipped and fell and the suspect produced a knife, stabbing the victim once. The suspect did not say anything or attempt to rob the victim.

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).

 

Drugs – Arrest: C18-159876

On July 24, 2018, at approximately 8:30 p.m., a East District Community Support unit attempted to stop a vehicle in the area of Archibald Street and Nairn Avenue for failing to have a valid registration/insurance. The vehicle was found to have a licence plate that did not match the vehicle it was associated with and had a suspended registration.

As the officers activated their emergency equipment, the vehicle took off and quickly made a U-turn. At this time, the hood of the vehicle flew up and became stuck in an upright position.

The vehicle (with the hood up) drove erratically and at a high rate of speed throughout the Elmwood area as police attempted to bring it to a safe stop. During one instance on Henderson Highway; the vehicle proceeded onto oncoming traffic. The vehicle eventually came to a stop at the rear of a residence in the 100 block of McIntosh Avenue.

Officers caught up to the vehicle and took the driver into custody. A search of the vehicle resulted in the seizure of a number of items including the following:

- 16 grams of marihuana (estimated street value of $160)

- 6.5 grams of methamphetamine (estimated street value of $985)

It is believed the licence plate had been stolen in mid-January 2018 from a vehicle in the Daniel Mcintyre neighbourhood.

Chad Dickerson, a 43-year-old male of Winnipeg,has been charged with:

- Flight while Pursued by Peace Officer

- Dangerous Operation of Motor Vehicle

- Possession of Scheduled Substance – Methamphetamine

- Possession of Scheduled Substance – Cannabis (Marihuana)

- Driving While Disqualified

- Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Under $5000

- Fail to Comply Condition Recognizance by Judge/Justice (x3)

He has also been issued a total of 7 Provincial Offences Act notices under Highway Traffic Act and the vehicle was seized as the male was identified as a suspended driver.

He was detained in custody.

 

Kidnapping – Arrest: C18-156912

On July 21, 2018, at approximately 12:50 a.m., a North District General Patrol unit was in the area of McGregor Street and Jarvis Avenue when they observed a vehicle being driven in an erratic manner. The vehicle ran a stop sign and officers began to follow.

The vehicle continued to drive in an erratic manner and it became apparent the driver was attempting to evade police. AIR1 was assigned and began to track the vehicle as police vehicles backed off and increased their distance.

AIR1 tracked the vehicle as it drove through the city at a high rate of speed, running several red lights and stop signs. The vehicle eventually turned onto the north Perimeter Highway where officers twice deployed a tire deflation device ("StopStick") in an attempt to bring the vehicle to a safe stop.

While on the Perimeter Highway, the vehicle turned into the westbound lanes and drove eastbound against oncoming traffic at a high rate of speed estimated to be approximately 160-170 km/h.

At this time, the tire deflation device – which was effective – caused one of the vehicle's tires to deflate gradually without causing a sudden blowout. The driver of the vehicle continued to flee and eventually the tire separated from the vehicle. The vehicle came to a stop against a ditch the driver fled on foot. He was taken into custody a short distance away.

Officers came across a female in the vehicle that advised she had been taken against her will from her residence in the Weston neighbourhood.

A 32-year-old male of Winnipeg has been charged with:

- Driving While Ability Impaired

- Fail or Refuse to Provide Sample - Drug Evaluation

- Dangerous Operation of Motor Vehicle

- Flight while Pursued by Peace Officer

- Resist Peace Officer

- Possession of a Weapon

- Assault

- Forcible Confinement

- Kidnapping

- Fail to Comply with Probation Order

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:
WPS-PIO@Winnipeg.ca

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