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June 21, 2016

Winnipeg Police Service Media Release
For Immediate Release

MISSING PERSONS – Montana and Josh GIESBRECHT C16-127423 - Located

The Winnipeg Police Service is requesting the public’s assistance in locating two missing children: Montana Giesbrecht, 11 years, and Josh Giesbrecht, 9 years.  These children were last seen in the St. James area near Lumsden Avenue.   The children may have received a ride from a party believed to be known to them, who was operating a small white four door vehicle.  No other details regarding vehicle description are available at this time. 
 
Montana GIESBRECHT, 11 years, is described as a Caucasian female, 4’5” in height, small build, and short dirty-blonde hair.  She was last seen wearing a yellow Minion T-shirt, a white blouse over top and black Capri leggings. 
 
Josh GIESBRECHT, 9 years, is a Caucasian male, 4’2”, long dirty-blonde hair, and small build.  He was last seen wearing a dark blue sweater overtop of a grey t-shirt with a basketball picture on it and blue sweatpants. 

These children may now be in the company of their mother, Sandra Giesbrecht, at this time.  

 

Montana GIESBRECHT, 11 years, is described as a Caucasian female, 4’5” in height, small build, and short dirty-blonde hair. She was last seen wearing a yellow Minion T-shirt, a white blouse over top and black Capri leggings. 
Josh GIESBRECHT, 9 years, is a Caucasian male, 4’2”, long dirty-blonde hair, and small build. He was last seen wearing a dark blue sweater overtop of a grey t-shirt with a basketball picture on it and blue sweatpants. 
The Winnipeg Police Service is requesting the public’s assistance in locating two missing children: Montana Giesbrecht, 11 years, and Josh Giesbrecht, 9 years. These children were last seen in the St. James area near Lumsden Avenue. The children may have received a ride from a party believed to be known to them, who was operating a small white four door vehicle. No other details regarding vehicle description are available at this time. 

 

The Winnipeg Police Service is concerned for the wellbeing of these two children and are asking anyone with information regarding their whereabouts to contact the Winnipeg Police Service Missing Persons Unit at 986-6250.  

Arson Arrest – C16-127535

Winnipeg Police have arrested a 26-year-old male from Winnipeg.

Alexander CAMPBELL is facing the following charges:
- Assault
- Choke to Overcome Resistance
- Arson – Disregard Life
- Arson – Property
- Possess Incendiary Materials
- Fail to Comply Recognizance x 4
- Fail to Comply Probation

Campbell was charged as a result of a number of incidents occurring in the 100 block of Jarvis Avenue that occurred June 20, 2016 at approximately 9:30 p.m.

Police initially received a report of an assault at this location. A 45-year-old female victim was able to flee her residence after being assaulted by a suspect who was known to her. Shortly after this report Winnipeg Emergency Services received a report of a fire at an apartment at the same location.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Services responded to a working fire in the 3-story building. A number of residents were trapped inside, however, firefighters were able to remove extract all the victims.

A total of 21 people were successfully removed. Five occupants were transported to hospital, one in critical condition. One firefighter was treated at the scene for a non-life-threatening injury. Damage is estimated at $200,000.

The fire appears to have been deliberately started in a third floor stair well.

At approximately 12:15 a.m. general patrol units located the suspect – Campbell in the 500 block of Stella Avenue.

Campbell was detained in custody.

Closure of the Public Safety Building

The Winnipeg Police Service would like to announce that as of tomorrow morning, the public should attend to the new Headquarters Building on 266 Graham Avenue regarding any business they may have with the WPS.  On Wednesday, June 22 at  7:00 a.m., the Public Safety Building will be closed to the public.  Officers will be on hand until that time to provide assistance that people may require.
   
Starting tomorrow, if you need a record check, that service will be provided at HQ from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.  If you need fingerprints, that service will be provided between 12:30 and 3:30 in the in the afternoon.
   
During the past 7 months, more than 1300 members were moved into HQ from facilities across the city.  That included most of the divisions and units within the Winnipeg Police Service. 
 
Construction crews began construction on The Public Safety Building in 1965.  At the time, it housed the Provincial Remand Centre, provincial courts, and most of the employees of the Winnipeg Police Department, considering amalgamation didn’t take place until 1974.  Even though today we are announcing the closure of the PSB, we will holding our official PSB Farewell and HQ Ribbon Cutting on July 5th.

Construction crews began construction on The Public Safety Building in 1965.  At the time, it housed the Provincial Remand Centre, provincial courts, and most of the employees of the Winnipeg Police Department, considering amalgamation didn’t take place until 1974.  Even though today we are announcing the closure of the PSB, we will holding our official PSB Farewell and HQ Ribbon Cutting on July 5th.

 

Last Update: June 27, 2016

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