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February 22, 2016

Winnipeg Police Service Media Release
For Immediate Release

Stolen Vehicle Arrest – C16-35583

On February 22, 2016 at approximately 2:00 a.m., Patrol members observed a stolen Toyota Camry being operated erratically in the area of Bannerman Avenue and Main Street.

Officers followed the vehicle until which time the suspect made efforts to evade police by driving at high speeds and having no regard for public safety.

The driver eventually lost control of the Camry and became involved in a collision in the area of Kimberley Avenue and Gateway Road. Three males were taken into custody, including the 18-year-old male driver. A 15-year-old male passenger fled the scene on foot.

Members of the Canine Unit tracked the outstanding male hiding in the area of the 700 block of Blantyre Avenue.

The 18-year-old male (driver) is facing the following charges:

  • Theft of Motor Vehicle
  • Theft Under $5000.00
  • Flight while Pursued by Peace Officer
  • Dangerous Operation of Motor Vehicle
  • Possession of a Weapon
  • Possession of Break-in Instruments
  • HTA – Fail to remain at the scene of an accident & exchange particulars
  • HTA – Drive without licence or invalid licence

He was released on a promise to appear.

The passengers in the vehicle were not charged.

Male Shot – C16-36648

On February 22, 2016 at approximately 5:30 a.m., members of the Winnipeg Police Service responded to the report of shots fired in the area of the 1800 block of Logan Avenue.

An adult male was located with injuries consistent with being shot. He was transported to hospital in critical condition, later upgraded to stable condition.

Members of the Major Crimes Unit continue to investigate. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact investigators at 204-986-6219 or Crime Stoppers at 204-786-TIPS (8477).

No further information is available at this time.

Sudden Death Investigation – C16-36822

On February 22, 2016 at approximately 10:40 a.m., emergency personnel responded to a residence located in the 200 block of Pritchard Avenue regarding a check the well-being incident.

Initial reports suggested that an individual at this address may be injured and in need of medical assistance. Upon arrival, officers located a deceased adult female. The circumstances surrounding the death are unconfirmed at this time.

Members of the Homicide Unit have been notified and continue to investigate.

Limited information is available at this time.


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

Kelly Dehn, Manager of Public Affairs

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E-mail: WPS-PIO@winnipeg.ca

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