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October 10, 2004
Winnipeg Police Service Media Release
For Immediate Release
PUBLIC ASSISTANCE REQUESTED
#2 Hue TROUNG, Male, Male, Asian, 20 yrs, 59, 150 lbs., short black hair and brown eyes.
Arrest warrants have also been issued for the following two persons in relation to this offence:
Justin RIVERA, Male, Asian, age 24 yrs, 59, stocky build 205 lbs., brown eyes, short black hair, pock marked complexion, tattoos on left forearm the letter J and some Asian symbols.
Rainier SANTOS, Male, Asian, age 28 yrs, 511, 187 lbs., short black hair, brown eyes.
The following vehicle may be involved a 1996 Mazda 626, green in colour, Man. Lic# DRL 376. If you have information regarding the whereabouts of any of these persons please notify Winnipeg Police Service at 204-986-6222.
Yesterday, the Winnipeg Police Service released information regarding a 37-year-old deceased male whose body was recovered in a shallow grave near Warren, Manitoba. The victim is identified as Jeffrey Gibson of Winnipeg. The cause of death has not yet been determined pending results of a post-mortem examination,
Nathan Marriott, 24 years of Winnipeg remains in custody at the Provincial Remand Centre charged with 2nd degree murder.
UPDATE ON HOMICIDE #24
Yesterday, the Winnipeg Police Service released information regarding the shooting death of a 25-year-old male near King Street and Dufferin Avenue. The victim is identified as Trevor Sinclair of Winnipeg. Police have charged Norman Lacasse, 26 years of Winnipeg with 2nd degree murder and he remains in custody at the Provincial Remand Centre. The cause of death has not yet been determined pending the results of a post-mortem examination.
STOLEN AUTO ARRESTS
Over the past several months, Car Rental companies in Winnipeg have reported numerous thefts of vehicles from their lots. Key drop boxes for use by customers dropping vehicles off after hours were being broken into and the keys were being used to steal the vehicles.
In many instances, the cars were stolen for weekend use and returned to the lot by the culprit hoping the theft and illegal use of the vehicle would go undetected.
The Winnipeg Police Service Stolen Auto Unit investigated and detectives have arrested a 21-year-old male of Winnipeg who faces at least nine charges for Theft Over $5000 in relation to the Car Rental company thefts.
The Car Rental companies have been consulted and measures have been taken to prevent further incidents.
RASH OF ROBBERIES OVERNIGHT
Yesterday evening, shortly before 10:30 p.m. two males robbed an 18-year-old female employee of the Domo Gas Bar located at 951 Henderson Highway. One of the males produced a knife, demanded and received cigarettes and an undisclosed amount of cash. Both males then fled and no one was injured.
Early this morning, three 7-11 convenience stores were robbed. Shortly after 3:00 a.m. three males robbed a 24-year-old male employee and a 24-year-old female employee of the 7-11 convenience store located at 554 Keenleyside St. One of the males produced a machete, demanded and received lottery tickets and an undisclosed amount of cash. The three males then fled and no one was injured.
Then at approximately 3:15 a.m. a lone male armed with a knife robbed a 40-year-old male employee of the 7-11 convenience store located at 1124 St. Marys Rd. The suspect obtained cigarettes and an undisclosed amount of cash before fleeing. No one was injured.
Finally at approximately 4:40 a.m. three males entered the 7-11 convenience store located at 920 Archibald St. where one of them produced a machete, demanded and received cigarettes and an undisclosed amount of cash. The suspects then fled. The 23 and 24-year-old male clerks were not injured.
Police are investigating and it appears that two of the 7-11 robberies were committed by the same group of males while the other robberies were committed by other culprits. Anyone who may have witnessed these robberies or who may have information regarding these robberies is encouraged to contact detectives from the Major Crimes Unit at 204-986-6219 or Crimestoppers at 204-786-8477.
DUMB CRIME OF THE WEEK
At 5:40 p.m. on October 1st, 2004 a 26-year-old male attended to the payphone outside the Centennial Concert Hall on Main Street and began striking the phone against the housing unit. This disruption drew the attention of numerous bystanders who were waiting at a bus shelter nearby. The crowd watched as the male continued his assault on the phone attempting to pull it from its base. At one point, the male poured coffee on the phone, then undid his pants exposing himself while he urinated on the entire payphone and housing unit.
A witness contacted police who responded and arrested the suspect. Kenneth Anderson, 26 years of no fixed address is charged with Mischief Under $5000 and Indecent Act. He was detained in custody at the Provincial Remand Centre.
For further information contact either:
Constable Bob Johnson
Public Information Officer
Constable Shelly Glover
Public Information Officer
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