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February 5, 2016

Winnipeg Police Service Media Release
For Immediate Release

Missing Person – Frank Louie TOEWS - C16-24030 - Located

The Winnipeg Police Service is requesting the public’s assistance in locating 20-year-old, Frank Louie TOEWS. TOEWS was last heard from on Thursday, February 4th, 2016 and is known to frequent the downtown area.

TOEWS is described as an Aboriginal male, 5’8” tall, slim build, dirty blonde hair, partial beard and brown eyes. TOEWS may be wearing a red or black baseball cap, a long black trench coat, black shirt and black pants.

The Winnipeg Police Service is concerned for TOEWS’ well-being and is requesting anyone with information regarding his whereabouts to contact the Winnipeg Police Service Missing Persons Unit at 204-986-6250.

Neighbourhood Watch Plays an Important Role in Crime Prevention

The Winnipeg Police Service Community Relations Unit, invite members of the public to meet with Crime Prevention officers to learn more and discuss the importance of programs such as: Neighbourhood Watch and Block Parent, including Crime Prevention tips.

Where & When

Polo Park Shopping Centre, 1485 Portage Avenue - February 6th, 2016 from 12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m.

St. Vital Shopping Centre, 1225 St. Mary’s Road - February 7th, 2016 from 12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m.

Our goal each and every day is aimed at reducing crime and creating a culture of safety for all. An effective means of crime prevention through programs such as Neighbourhood Watch encourages community members to practice good security habits and watch out for each other’s property. The Neighbourhood Watch program is a proactive concept designed to reduce residential break and enters and other property related crimes within a community.

Come by and learn more about how you can “Serve & Connect” with your community!

Hope to see you there!

For more information on Crime Prevention and Neighbours watching out for Neighbours, please visit:
/police/TakeAction/neighbourhood_watch.stm

Update - Motor Vehicle Collision Involving Pedestrian – Arrest – C14-181764

As previously released -on Wednesday, August 27, 2014 shortly after 2:30 a.m., emergency personnel were dispatched to the area of St Anne’s Road & St Mary’s Road for the report of a motor vehicle collision involving a pedestrian.

A 35-year-old female was located and transported to hospital in critical condition where she later succumbed to her injuries.

The victim has been identified as Jennie Lynda Lee GRAVES, of Winnipeg.

The driver of the vehicle was located and arrested at the scene.

The investigation continued by members of the Major Crimes Unit.

It was learned that the victim had been a passenger in the vehicle when an argument between she and the driver occurred.  The argument turned physical which resulted in the driver, while the vehicle was still in motion, pushing the victim out onto the road.  The victim was then struck by the rear wheels of the vehicle.  The driver continued on for several blocks before stopping.  A witness, who observed part of the incident, followed the vehicle and later brought the suspect back to the scene.

Keith Ryan THOMPSON, 35-years-old (at the time)of Winnipeg had been charged with the following for his alleged involvement:

  • Causing Death by Criminal Negligence
  • Driving While Ability Impaired Causing Death
  • Fail or Refuse to Provide Sample when Involved in an Accident Causing Death
  • Dangerous Operation of Motor Vehicle Causing Death
  • Fail to remain at the scene of an accident and exchange particulars

On February 4, 2016 THOMPSON, 37-years-old, who remains in custody, was arrested and charged with two additional offences:

Manslaughter

Fail to Stop at Scene of Accident Involving Death

He remains in custody.


Constable Rob Carver, Public Information Officer
Constable Jay Murray, Public Information Officer
Constable Tammy Skrabek, Public Information Officer

Kelly Dehn, Manager of Public Affairs

Office: 204-986-3061
E-mail: WPS-PIO@winnipeg.ca

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