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April 1, 2012
Winnipeg Police Service Media Release
For Immediate Release
Homicide Investigation :: C12-57700
As previously released, on Saturday, March 31st, 2012 shortly after 10:00 a.m., Winnipeg Police Service uniform members were dispatched to the rear of an apartment complex located within the 700 block of Notre Dame Avenue for a report of suspicious circumstances.
Upon arrival, officers located evidence near a garbage bin. The scene was secured and members of the Winnipeg Police Service Forensic Identification Unit, assisted by the Medical Examiner’s Office, processed the scene and gathered evidence.
The body of a deceased adult female has been recovered.
This investigation is in the early stages. Further information is expected to be released as it becomes available.
Anyone who has any information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Homicide Unit at 204-986-6508 or CrimeStoppers at 204-786-TIPS (8477).
Homicide Investigation :: C12-58014
On March 31st, 2012 at approximately 7:40 p.m. Winnipeg Police Service members and emergency services responders were dispatched to an area within the 200 block of Balmoral Street for a report of male found lying in a yard.
Upon arrival, a deceased adult male was located.
This investigation is continuing by members of the Homicide Unit. At this stage in the investigation the cause of death will not be provided.
Anyone who has any information regarding this incident is asked to contact investigators at 204-986-6508 or CrimeStoppers at 204-786-TIPS (8477).
Commercial Robbery Arrest :: C12-57402
As previously released, on March 30th, 2012 shortly before 11:30 p.m., Winnipeg Police Service members were dispatched to a restaurant within the 1100 block of Main Street for a report of a commercial robbery that had just occurred.
Upon arrival officers learned that a suspect male had entered the restaurant and attended to the till area where he demanded and received an undisclosed amount of cash.
The suspect fled and police were notified.
A number of units including a canine unit attended to the area. At approximately 11:45 p.m. Division 13 uniform members observed a male matching the description of robbery suspect near the intersection of Arlington Street and Mountain Avenue. This male was arrested and taken into custody without incident.
As a result of the continued investigation led by detectives from the Major Crimes Unit, the same suspect male is believed to be responsible for the following three robberies:
- March 26th, 2012 at approximately 7:30 p.m. a restaurant in the 1400 block of Main Street
- March 27th, 2012 at approximately 8:30 p.m. a restaurant in the 1100 block of Main Street
- March 28th, 2012 at approximately 9:30 p.m. a restaurant in the 1000 block of Notre Dame Avenue
During these robberies an undisclosed amount of money was demanded and received. There were no reported injuries.
John Raven WARD, 28 years of Winnipeg is facing four counts of both robbery and disguise with intent as well as one count of breach of probation for his alleged involvement in these incidents.
WARD has been detained in custody at the Winnipeg Remand Centre.
Commercial Robbery :: C12-57812
On March 31st, 2012 just before 2:00 p.m. Winnipeg Police Service members received a report of a commercial robbery that had just occurred at a convenience store within the 400 block of Sargent Avenue by two suspects.
Upon arrival officers located a 57 year old male with minor injuries to his upper body.
The investigation has revealed that a male suspect and a female suspect, armed with a knife, entered the business demanded cash. Witnesses, including the injured male, had entered the store and observed the robbery. They confronted the suspects and attempted to hold them for police. During the confrontation the 57 year old male sustained a small cut as the suspects fled the scene.
A number of police units searched the area for the suspects however this met with negative results.
The suspects, who had their faces concealed, are described as:
Suspect #1- Female with darker skin, approximately 20 years of age, 5’5” tall with a slim build, wearing eye glasses, a hoodie and black pants.
Suspect #2- Male, approximately 25 years, 6’0” tall with a slim build. He was wearing a black jacket with the hood up, dark jeans.
This investigation is continuing by members of the Major Crimes Unit. Anyone who has any information regarding this incident or the suspects is asked to call 204-986-6219 or CrimeStoppers at 204-786-TIPS (8477).
Stabbing Investigation Arrest :: C12-58332
On April 1st, 2012 at approximately 2:45 a.m. Winnipeg Police Service Division 11 members responded to a gas station parking lot within the 800 block of Ellice Avenue for a report of a male that had been stabbed.
Upon arrival officers located a 42 year old male who had sustained stab wounds to his upper body. Paramedics attended and transported the male to the hospital in critical condition.
Attending members were alerted that the suspect male had just exited a nearby convenience store. Upon observing officers the suspect immediately fled on foot but was taken into custody by officers after a brief foot chase.
As a result of the continued investigation by members of the Division 11 Crime Unit, a 19 year old male has been charged with robbery with violence, aggravated assault and failing to comply with the conditions of an undertaking for his alleged involvement in this incident.
Awasis John BEARDY, 19 years of Garden Hill, Manitoba has been detained in custody at the Winnipeg Remand Centre.
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