Monday, July 30, 2018

News Release - Winnipeg Police Service

Winnipeg Police Service

Monday, July 30, 2018

In-Custody Death: C18-163818  
On July 28, 2018, at approximately 10:30 p.m., emergency services personnel responded to a Medic call in the area of Alexander Ave. and Fountain St.
Responders encountered an adult male behaving aggressively. Winnipeg Police general patrol officers were required to deploy a conducted energy weapon (Taser) in order to bring the individual under control. The male was briefly taken into custody In the area of King St. and Logan Ave. but subsequently experienced a medical emergency. Medical attention was immediately provided and the male was transported to a hospital where he was later pronounced deceased.  
As a result of the involvement of Winnipeg Police members the Independent Investigation Unit of Manitoba (IIU) was contacted and has initiated an investigation. All further inquiries regarding this incident are to be directed to the Independent Investigation Unit of Manitoba.

Drugs - Arrests: C18-161774
On July 27, 2018, at approximately 10:15 am, members of the Winnipeg Police Service observed a stolen Cadillac Escalade traveling south bound on Furby Street between Sargent Avenue and Ellice Avenue.  When the driver observed police approaching from the south with their emergency equipment activated, the driver immediately drove up on the west boulevard and continued driving south at over 100 km/hr on the sidewalk.
Between Sargent Avenue and Ellice Avenue, the stolen vehicle struck 6 fences and narrowly missed a 25-year-old female who was entering her yard and was forced to jump out of the way to avoid being struck. The vehicle then collided with a business at the corner of Ellice Avenue and Furby Street, causing the vehicle to nearly flip on its side. The Escalade missed colliding with a police cruiser car, the driver lost control and the vehicle crashed head-on into an apartment building at the south corner of the same intersection.
The driver of the stolen vehicle attempted to flee on foot and was taken into custody after a short foot pursuit. Upon searching the male driver, officers recovered approximately $600 in one pant pocket. While searching the stolen vehicle, officers located:
  ·         a bag containing approximately 29 grams of Methamphetamine
  ·         a bag containing 16 grams of Methamphetamine
  ·         two cell phones
The passenger of the stolen vehicle, a 29-year-old pregnant female, was taken to hospital in stable condition. She was later arrested for Possession of Proceeds of Property Obtained by Crime Under $5000 and Possession of Methamphetamine for the Purpose of Trafficking and released on a Promise to Appear.
The Escalade was reported stolen on July 25, 2018.  In total, more than $11,000 in property was damaged.
Justin Raymond WISZNIOWSKI, a 37-year-old male of Winnipeg has been charged with:

  • Possession of Methamphetamine for the Purpose of Trafficking
  • Possession of Proceeds of Property Obtained by Crime Under $5000
  • Flight while Pursued by Peace Officer
  • Dangerous Operation of Motor Vehicle
  • Driving While Disqualifies
  • Theft of Motor Vehicle

A Canada Wide warrant for Parole Revocation, issued on July 5, 2018, was also executed. Wiszniowski was detained at the Winnipeg Remand Centre.
On the same date, at approximately 1:20 p.m., members of the Street Crime Unit, Tactical Support Unit, North District Community Support and Drug Enforcement Unit attended to a residence in the 300 block of Boyd Avenue in an attempt to execute a search warrant.
During the execution of the search warrant, several distraction devices were discharged at and in the residence. As a result, six people exited the residence. Tactical Support members then deployed CS gas into the residence in an attempt to draw the remaining occupants out of the residence. Over the period of several hours, one male exited the residence and a female was located and removed from the residence with the assistance of a K-9 unit.   
Officers were unable to enter the residence and conduct a search due to the heavy presence of gas. As a result, officers remained at the residence, securing it overnight. The search warrant was executed the following day at approximately 10:00 a.m. Officers recovered a magazine and shotgun shell from the residence. 

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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