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April 23, 2010
Winnipeg Police Service Media Release
For Immediate Release
Manitoba Motorcycle Ride for Dad
The Motorcycle Ride for Dad is a Canada-wide fundraiser dedicated to prostate cancer research and education. The event, which is in its 10th year nation-wide and its second year in Manitoba, brings together motorcycle enthusiasts and all members of the community.
The Winnipeg Police Service is proud to continue to support this very special fundraising and awareness event which is spear-headed by the Winnipeg Police Association.
The 2009 inaugural Manitoba Motorcycle Ride for Dad in 2009 was a success with 487 registered riders, 9,012 pledge donors and a total of $69,000.00 raised for the cause.
The 2010 Ride for Dad will take place on Saturday, May 29, 2010 with the goal of increasing the number of registered riders and adding to last year’s successful fundraising total.
Assault with a Weapon Arrest
On April 21, 2010 at approximately 7:40 p.m., an unknown male was walking in the 100 block of Lisgar Avenue where he proceeded to taunt a dog in a yard. The owner confronted the male regarding his actions resulting in the male threatening the 19year old victim and assaulting him with what is believed to be bear spray.
As the suspect attempted to flee, he was confronted by the victim’s neighbour and physically assaulted him as he continued to attempt to flee the area. A number of persons came to the aid of the 59 year old victim but the suspect made good his escape.
The suspect returned to the area a short time later armed with a machete and proceeded to physically assault a third male with the machete. The 46 year old victim was able to overcome the assault and restrain the suspect with the assistance of other area residents until police arrived.
The three victims were all treated in hospital for non life-threatening injuries.
Jonathon Fernand GUIBOCHE, 28 years, of Winnipeg was charged with the following in connection with the incidents and detained at the Winnipeg Remand Centre.
- Assault with a Weapon X 3
- Possession of a Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose X 2
- Unauthorized Possession of a Weapon
- Utter Threat to Cause Death or Bodily Harm
- Possessing a Controlled Drug or Substance
- 6 Court Order violations
The Winnipeg Police Service Fun Run
On behalf of The Winnipeg Police Service, Chief McCaskill, and the Winnipeg Police Service Half Marathon Committee, we’d like to extend an invitation to all those interested in participating in the 3Rd Winnipeg Chief of Police 5 km Fun Run.
Date: Sunday April 25, 2010
Time: 8:00 a.m .
Location: Dr. Shaver Park, Corner of Rover Avenue & Barber St.
Parking: Local surface streets and vacant lots east of the Disraeli Bridge.
The run is a partnership between the Winnipeg Police Service, Winnipeg Police Service Half Marathon Committee and the Point Douglas Community Association. The goal is to promote the neighbourhood as well as encourage the local community youth to become more active.
The run will not be timed, police will be directing traffic, and runners will be expected to follow the rules of the road on all portions of the course. Volunteer marshals will be on hand to remind runners of their personal safety.
It will start at Dr. Shaver Park (ball Diamond at corner of River and Barber), heading west on Rover to Hallet Street and proceed from Hallet Street to Granville Street, to Euclid Avenue to Sutherland Avenue, to Angus Street, to Rover Avenue, past Dr. Shaver Park and then complete a second loop for a total of approx 5k. The run will finish up at the baseball diamond at Dr. Shaver Park. There will be an aid station at the start finish area with water and Gatorade.
The event will once again be attended by number of dignataries and the wonderful kids from the Winnipeg Aboriginal Sports Achievement Centre (WASAC).
Last year’s event saw approximately 300 participants. This year WASAC is expecting 300 staff and kids to attend.
Walkers and runners of all abilities are welcome and there is no cost to participate. Hope to see you there!
On Sunday, April 18, 2010, the Winnipeg Police Service released information regarding the homicide of 34 year old Ricky Martin LATHLIN.
The investigation by the Homicide Unit has resulted in the arrest of 25 year old Jonathan BOYER of Winnipeg in the evening hours of April 22nd. BOYER was charged with Manslaughter in connection with the incident and detained at the Winnipeg Remand Centre.
A 26 year old male was arrested this afternoon in connection with the incident and remains in police custody at this time.
The investigation is continuing and further arrests are pending.
Anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to contact investigators at 204-986-6508 or CrimeStoppers at 204-786-TIPS (8477).
For Further Information Contact Either:
| Cst. Jason Michalyshen
Public Information Officer
| Cst. Jacqueline Chaput
Public Information Officer
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