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June 24, 2016

Winnipeg Police Service Media Release
For Immediate Release

Male Wanted – Aggravated Assault Investigation – C16-126313 - Located

On June 19, 2016 at approximately 2:20 a.m., a male and female suspect attended a hotel located in the 500 block of Main Street. While there, they confronted a staff member after they were refused service.

A 40 year old female victim was viciously assaulted by the pair over several minutes causing serious injuries.

Members of the Winnipeg Police Service responded however the suspects fled. Members of the Division 11 Crime Unit continued to investigate. As a result, a male identified as Donald “Rocky” LOUPELLE, 44 years old is currently wanted for aggravated assault.

He is described as Caucasian, 5’7” tall, 143 pounds, medium build, dark wavy hair, facial hair and brown eyes

Male Wanted  -Donald “Rocky” LOUPELLE, 44 years ols is described as Caucasian, 5’7” tall, 143 pounds, medium build, dark wavy hair, facial hair and brown eyes.

female in her 20’s is also being sought by police who was in the company of LOUPELLE and participated in the assault. She is described as Aboriginal in appearance, 5’9” tall, 172 pounds, medium build, dark hair and brown eyes.
   
Anyone with further information regarding the suspects involved and their whereabouts, please contact Detectives at 204-986-6668 or Crime Stoppers at 204-786-TIPS (8477).  

 

Fire Update – Homicide Investigation – C16-128501

As previously released - On June 22, 2016 at approximately 3:40 a.m., emergency personnel responded to a residence located in the 300 block of Aberdeen Avenue regarding a fire incident. 

A 50 year old male resident was removed from the home and transported to hospital in critical condition. He has since succumbed to his injuries. 

Autopsy results have confirmed that the victim identified as David SANDERSON, 50 years old was assaulted prior to the fire being set.   

Anyone who may have had contact with SANDERSON during the evening of June 21, 2016 and into the early morning hours of June 22, 2016 is asked to contact investigators immediately. It has been determined that SANDERSON was in the area of Main Street between Dufferin Avenue and Selkirk Avenue during this time frame. 

SANDERSON is described as an Aboriginal male, 6’0” tall, 150 pounds, thin build, long hair in a ponytail and wearing a dark coloured t-shirt and jeans.

SANDERSON is described as an Aboriginal male, 6’0” tall, 150 pounds, thin build, long hair in a ponytail and wearing a dark coloured t-shirt and jeans. SANDERSON is described as an Aboriginal male, 6’0” tall, 150 pounds, thin build, long hair in a ponytail and wearing a dark coloured t-shirt and jeans. SANDERSON is described as an Aboriginal male, 6’0” tall, 150 pounds, thin build, long hair in a ponytail and wearing a dark coloured t-shirt and jeans.

Members of the Homicide Unit continue to investigate. Anyone with further information regarding this investigation is asked to contact investigators at 204-986-6508 or Crime Stoppers at 204-786-TIPS (8477).

Update - Homicide Investigation – C16-129347

As previously released - On June 23, 2016 at approximately 3:05 a.m., emergency personnel responded to reports of an injured male inside a suite located in the 400 block of Furby Street. 

James Edsel TUCKER, 45 years old was found stabbed in the upper body and transported to hospital in critical condition. He succumbed to his injuries. 

Martin Archie FLETT, 22 years old has been charged with 2nd Degree Murder, including several other serious charges due to his alleged involvement. 

Members of the Homicide Unit continue to investigate. Anyone with further details that may assist Detectives is asked to contact investigators at 204-986-6508 or Crime Stoppers at 204-786-TIPS (8477). 

 

Last Update: June 29, 2016

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