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October 8, 2009

Winnipeg Police Service Media Release
For Immediate Release


Homicide Arrest

Sometime on October 1st, 2009, three males were socializing in a suite located in the 200 block of Smith Street.

During the early morning hours, two of the males became involved in a dispute with a 60 year old male, previously identified as Edward John DENETCHEZHE.

The dispute escalated to the point where the victim was assaulted by both males, sustaining serious injuries to his upper body. The suspects subsequently fled the suite and the victim succumbed to his injuries.

On October 5th, 2009 police were notified and entered into an investigation regarding a suspicious death.

The investigation continued by members of the Homicide Unit.

An autopsy has been completed and the cause of death has been attributed to blunt force trauma to the upper body.

On October 7th, 2009, 31 year old Paul Clemence CAWSON was arrested and charged with 2nd degree Murder.

An Arrest Warrant has been issued for 29 year old Oliver Newton John McCallum for 2nd degree Murder.

Please be advised that 29 year old Oliver Newton John McCallum has been arrested.

Picture of the Suspect

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of McCallum is asked to contact police immediately.

Drug Warrant

On September 22, 2009 members of the Winnipeg Police Service Green Team executed a Controlled Drug and Substance Act Search Warrant at a residence in the area of the 200 block of Waterloo Street.

An active grow-operation was located comprised of approximately 361 plants with an estimated street value of over $400,000.00. Approximately $12,000.00 in grow operation was also seized.

On October 7th, 2009, a 48 year old male was arrested and is facing the following charges:

  • Produce Cannabis Marihuana
  • Possess for the Purpose of Trafficking
  • Theft of Services

The male was released on a Promise to Appear.

Alarm Permit Renewal Information

The City of Winnipeg Alarm Bylaw was first passed in August 1987.

In 1999, a fee was required for new permits - $20.00 for residential permits, $30.00 for commercial permits

In 2008, City Council approved a renewal fee every 4 years for all alarm permits.

The Winnipeg Police Service started the renewal process by sending letters and renewal applications to all residents and businesses who obtained an alarm permit in the year 1999 and earlier.

Approximately 23,000 renewal applications will be mailed during the month of October for alarm permits originally issued between 2000 and 2002. If the resident/business is still at that location and operating an alarm system they must complete the application and return it along with the $20.00 fee by November 30th. Once renewed, the permit will again expire 4 years from the renewal date.

The third mailing of renewal notices will be sent in the fall of 2010. These will be mailed to all permit holders who received their alarm permit between the years 2003 and 2006.

The final mailing of renewal notices will be sent in the fall of 2011. These will be mailed to all permit holders who received their alarm permit during 2007.

Any permits issued during 2008 and later will expire 4 years from the date they were issued.

The renewal process will enable the Winnipeg Police Service to update its database to reflect accurate, current information for all alarm systems within the City of Winnipeg.

Alarm permits are required for any alarm system whether it is monitored or audible. Failure to obtain a valid permit or renew an existing permit for operating an alarm system could result in a fine being assessed.

Further information on the Alarm By-Law No. 4676/87 can be found on the Alarm Permit page.

If you require any further information regarding Alarm Permit Renewal please contact 311.

Missing Person - Roy LEDOUX

The Winnipeg Police Service is requesting the public’s assistance in locating a 48 year old male, ROY LEDOUX, who also goes by the name of Bob LEDOUX. He was last seen on October 2nd, 2009.

LEDOUX has a serious medical condition, requiring daily medication. He is described as: Métis, 6’0, heavy build, short brown hair, brown eyes and wears prescription glasses.

Anyone with information regarding LEDOUX’s whereabouts is asked to contact the Winnipeg Police Service 204-986-6250.

Picture of Roy LEDOUX


For Further Information Contact Either:

Cst. Jason Michalyshen
Public Information Officer
Cst. Jacqueline Chaput
Public Information Officer
Office: 204-986-3061
Fax: 204-986-7992

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