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March 30, 2016

Winnipeg Police Service Media Release
For Immediate Release

Assault Investigation C16-63015

On Wednesday, March 30, 2016, at approximately 8:45 a.m., Winnipeg Police responded a report of an assault that had occurred in the vicinity of Lagimodiere Boulevard and Headmaster Row. The information received was that a dispute had occurred between the occupants of two vehicles that were waiting in line in the drive-through of a local restaurant.

As a result of the altercation, the driver of one of the vehicles, a 65-year old male from the R. M. of Springfield, suffered an apparent stab wound. The victim was treated by Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Services for non-life threatening injuries.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the investigators at the East District Crime Unit at (204) 986-2868 or Crime Stoppers at (204) 786-TIPS (8477).

Male Wanted – Martin Louis PATRICK R16-21883

The Manitoba Integrated High Risk Sex Offender Unit (MIHRSOU), which consists of both RCMP and WPS Members, is requesting assistance from the Public in locating 33 year-old Martin Louis PATRICK, who is wanted on a Canada-wide warrant for breaching his release conditions.  PATRICK is designated as a High Risk Sex Offender.

Male Wanted – Martin Louis PATRICK R16-21883

PATRICK did not return to his approved residence and is currently unlawfully at large.

PATRICK is described as an Aboriginal male, 5'6", 217 lbs, black hair and brown eyes.

If you have any information regarding PATRICK's whereabouts, please contact the Manitoba Integrated High Risk Sex Offender Unit at (204)984-1888.  After normal business hours, please contact either the appropriate RCMP detachment or the Winnipeg Police Service at (204)986-6222 or Crime Stoppers at 786-8477 or toll free at 1-800-222-8477.  

Serious Assault Investigation C16-62624

On Tuesday, March 29, 2016 at approximately 6:00 p.m., Winnipeg Police general patrol units responded to a report of an assault that had just occurred in the vicinity of Portage Avenue and Vaughan Street. Officers located an injured 19 year-old male victim on the sidewalk.

The victim was conveyed to hospital by Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Services, where he remains in critical, but stable condition.

At this time, no arrests have been made.

This investigation is continuing by members of the Major Crimes Unit. Anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to contact investigators at (204) 986-6219 or Crime Stoppers at (204) 786-TIPS (8477).

Commercial Robbery Investigation C16-62473

On Tuesday, March 29, 2016 at approximately 1:00 p.m., Winnipeg Police general patrol units responded to a report of commercial robbery in the 1100 block of Main Street.

A male suspect had entered a business armed with a weapon and demanded money from the employee. The suspect fled the location with an undisclosed amount of cash. There were no injuries.

The suspect is described as: Caucasian male, 25 to 30 years of age, very thin build, sunken cheeks, pock-marked complexion, wearing a grey-coloured zip-up hoodie.

This investigation is continuing by members of the Major Crimes Unit. Anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to contact investigators at (204) 986-6219 or Crime Stoppers at (204) 786-TIPS (8477).

Firearm Investigation C16-62278

On Tuesday, March 29, 2016 at approximately 2:30 p.m., District 3 general patrol officers conducted a traffic stop in the vicinity of Main Street and St. John’s Avenue.  At the time of the traffic stop the passenger of the vehicle fled on foot.    

Officers were able to apprehend the passenger after a brief foot chase. During the arrest officers recovered a loaded, .22 calibre sawed-off rifle. The driver of the vehicle was able to flee the area.     

A 17 year old male youth was charged with Firearms Offences x 10 and 2 breaches of the Youth Criminal Justice Act. He was detained in custody.

The investigation is being continued by members of the Division 13 Crime Suppression Unit.  


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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