Sunday, July 8, 2018

News Release - Winnipeg Police Service

Winnipeg Police Service
 
Sunday, July 8, 2018
 
Stabbings – Arrest: C18-145831
 
As previously released: 
 
On July 7, 2018, at approximately 3:41 a.m., emergency services responded to the area outside of a nightclub in the 100 block of Princess Street for a report of a male that had been stabbed.
 
Upon arrival, officers located three males suffering from stab wound injuries.
 
One male was transported to hospital in critical condition. The other two were transported in unstable and stable conditions.
 
Members of the Major Crimes Unit continued with the investigation.
 
It is believed that the three victims had been in attendance at a private function at a nightclub/restaurant & bar (same building) in the 100 block of Princess Street when one victim became involved in a verbal argument with a bouncer.
 
The victim agreed to leave the premise and was escorted outside. The bouncer then produced a knife and began to stab the victim. The two other victims attempted to intervene and were also stabbed.
 
Two of the victims remain in hospital in stable condition.
 
On July 7, 2018, at approximately 3:55 p.m., a male suspect turned himself in at the Headquarters building.
 
Cezleik Nigel Wright, a 37-year-old male of Winnipeg, has been charged with:
 
- Aggravated Assault (x3)
- Possession of a Weapon
 
He was detained in custody.
 
Dangerous Operation of a Motor Vehicle/Assault – Arrest: C18-145713
 
On July 6, 2018, at approximately 11:50 p.m., a Division 11 General Patrol unit was in the area of the 300 block of Kennedy Street when they heard a commotion including the sounds of a vehicle revving, tires squealing, and yelling.
 
Officers then observed an injured male stumbling on a nearby sidewalk while witnesses advised that a vehicle had just sped off. 
 
The vehicle returned to the scene a short time later and officers placed the driver under arrest. The victim, a male in his 30's, was transported to hospital in stable condition.
 
The suspect was also transported to hospital due to injuries he sustained during the incident and was released a short time later.
 
Members of the Major Crimes Unit continued with the investigation.
 
It is believed that during the evening, the victim and the suspect had been together in the Central Park area when they became involved in a verbal argument. They entered the suspect's vehicle and drove away at which time the victim was threatened.
 
The suspect and the victim then attended to the 400 block of Ferry Street where the victim was again threatened and they engaged in a mutual fight. After the fight, they returned to the Central Patrol area and the victim left on foot.
 
At this time, the suspect drove up onto a sidewalk and struck the victim with the vehicle causing a number of injuries. The suspect then fled the area.
 
Eyasu Gidyelew, a 37-year-old male of Winnipeg, has been charged with:
 
- Dangerous Operation of Motor Vehicle Cause Bodily Harm
- Assault with a Weapon 
- Uttering Threats - Cause Death or Bodily Harm 
 
He was detained in custody.
 
Assault with a Weapon – Arrests: C18-47219
 
On March 6, 2018, at approximately 11:00 p.m., District 3 General Patrol members responded to a report of a disturbance in the 600 block of Pritchard Avenue.
 
Officers met with a male in his 20's who advised that he had been assaulted. The male had injuries to his upper body and was transported to hospital in stable condition.
 
Members of the Major Crimes Unit continued with the investigation.
 
It is believed that on the same date at approximately 10:00 p.m., the victim had been walking in the 700 block of Flora Avenue when he was confronted by two male suspects in a vehicle.
 
The suspects, one armed with a baseball bat and the other armed with a machete, exited the vehicle and started yelling a word consistent with the name of a known street gang. They then began to assault the victim with the weapons and dragged him into the vehicle, driving away.
 
While the victim was restrained inside the vehicle, one suspect pulled out a knife and carved a number of letters into the victim's cheek. The victim was able to break free and fled the vehicle.
 
The victim and the suspects were not known to each other prior to the incident.
 
On May 2, 2018, at approximately 6:55 p.m., District 3 General Patrol members located a suspect in the area of Andrews Street and Selkirk Avenue and placed him under arrest.
 
Jordan Paul Brown, a 24-year-old male of Winnipeg, has been charged with:
 
- Aggravated Assault
- Kidnapping
- Assault with a Weapon
- Possession of a Weapon (x2)
 
He was detained in custody.
 
On July 7, 2018, at approximately 10:55 p.m., District 3 General Patrol members located a second suspect in the area of Salter Street and Flora Avenue and placed him under arrest.
 
Craig Tapotat, a 19-year-old male of Winnipeg, has been charged with:
 
- Aggravated Assault
- Kidnapping
- Assault with a Weapon
- Possession of a Weapon
- Breach of Recognizance
 
 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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