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March 31, 2016

Winnipeg Police Service Media Release
For Immediate Release

Grow Operation Arrests – R16-16351

On Wednesday, March 30, 2016 after a lengthy investigation, members of the Marihuana Grow Operation Unit, with the assistance of both the Division 13 Community Support Unit and the Tactical Support Team executed a Controlled Drug and Substance Act search warrant in the 200 block of Queensbury Bay.

The following items were seized:

  • Grow operation equipment valued at $3,800
  • 115 marihuana plants with an estimated street value of $128,800
  • Harvested marihuana with an estimated street value of $2,500
  • Canadian currency totalling $787

A 63-year-old male resident was charged with Production of Marihuana, Possession (Marihuana) for the Purpose of Trafficking, and Possess Proceeds of Crime. He was released on a Promise to Appear.

Commercial Robbery Investigation – C16-63206

On Wednesday, March 30, 2016, at approximately 1:00 p.m., Winnipeg Police General Patrol Units responded (for the second time in 24 hours) to a report of a Commercial Robbery in the 1100 block of Main Street. A male suspect, armed with a weapon, entered the business. He was able to grab an undisclosed amount of cash from an open till after confronting the lone employee. There were no injuries.

The suspect fled area. A Winnipeg Police K-9 Unit assisted, but was unsuccessful in locating the suspect.

The suspect was described as: male, medium height, wearing a light-coloured baggy jacket with a hood up, a black and red coloured toque and a neck warmer concealing his face.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact investigators at (204) 986-6219 or Crime Stoppers at (204) 786-TIPS (8477).

Commercial Robbery Investigation – C16-63353

On Wednesday, March 30, 2016, at approximately 5:00 p.m., Winnipeg Police General Patrol Units responded to a report of a Commercial Robbery in the 2100 block of Main Street.

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

The suspect is described as: Caucasian male, late 20’s to early 30’s, approximately 5’8”, small to medium build, blond hair – almost bald. He was wearing a black hoodie with the hood up, a black coloured neck warmer over his face, black coloured ski jacket with stripes on the arms, and blue plaid over the hoodie. 

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact investigators at (204) 986-6219 or Crime Stoppers at (204) 786-TIPS (8477).

Assault Investigation: Public assistance requested – C16-56277

On Sunday, March 20, 2016, Winnipeg Police General Patrol responded to a report of an assault call that occurred at a restaurant located in the 2000 block of Pembina Highway. During this incident, one victim was assaulted in the upper body, and numerous other patrons were pepper-sprayed.

An investigation by members of the District 2 Crime Unit has resulted in arrest warrants being issued for the following two suspects:

Zuhair MOHAMMAD, 21 years,

Zuhair MOHAMMAD, 21 years,
DOB: March 2, 1995

Zuhur MOHAMMAD-ZARIF, 23 years

Zuhur MOHAMMAD-ZARIF, 23 years
DOB: April 25, 1992

Anyone with information regarding this incident or further details regarding the suspects involved are asked to contact investigators at either (204) 986-2877, (204) 986-2842 or Crime Stoppers at (204) 786-TIPS (8477).

Firearm Investigation – C16-63705

On Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at approximately 1:15 a.m., Winnipeg Police attended to a residence in 600 block of Union Street East in response to a report of a male shooting a gun. Numerous individuals were reported to have fled a home in this area due to shots being fired.
   
Members of the Tactical Support Team and East District General Patrol units were able to secure the area. After approximately 45 minutes officers were able to gain access to the home without incident. There were no injuries reported.
   
An air rifle was located within the residence. A 20-year-old male resident was arrested and charged with the following offences:

  • Possess Weapon
  • Point Firearm
  • Discharge Firearm in Reckless Manner
  • Careless Use of Firearm

He was detained in custody.

Arson Investigation C-16-63592

On Wednesday, March 30, 2016, at approximately 10:30 p.m. police responded to an Arson call in the 700 block of Dufferin Avenue. Members of the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service had successfully extinguished the fire at the time of police arrival.
   
It was determined that 2 vehicles in a fenced compound at this location had been set on fire. A third adjacent vehicle had also sustained damage. Damage is estimated at $150,000.
   
This investigation is continuing by members of the Winnipeg Police Arson Unit. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact investigators at (204) 986-6813 or Crime Stoppers at (204) 786-TIPS (8477). 


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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