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January 18, 2017

Winnipeg Police Service Media Release
For Immediate Release

Update - Aggravated Assault Investigation - C17-0010270

Arrests made - Investigation continues

As previously released - On January 15, 2017 at approximately 6:00 p.m., a group of youth became involved in an argument with a 27 year old male passenger while travelling on a transit bus in the area of the South West Transit Corridor, near Stradbrook Avenue and Harkness Avenue.

In an unprovoked attack, the suspects stabbed the victim multiple times. Prior to fleeing, bear spray was discharged in the direction of the victim, including others riding on the bus at that time.

The victim was transported to hospital and treated for non-life threatening injuries. Members of the West District Crime Unit were notified and investigated.

Two male suspects have since been identified due to the assistance and support of Winnipeg Transit.

On January 17, 2017 at approximately 8:45 p.m., a 14 year old male, 16 year old male and 38 year old male were located in the 1400 block of Magnus Avenue and arrested.

It was also determined that the same males allegedly assaulted a 16 year old male with a knife and bear spray on January 17, 2017, while in the area of Selkirk Avenue and Salter Street. His injuries were non-life-threatening.

Members of the District 3 Crime Unit continued with this investigation.

Of note, the 38 year old male was allegedly involved in one incident in the area of Selkirk Avenue and Salter Street. The 14 and 16 year old, along with two other unidentified males were allegedly involved in the Stradbrook Avenue and Harkness Avenue incident. This investigation continues.

14 year old -
Aggravated Assault x 2 (Both incidents)
Possession of a Weapon
Fail to Comply with Conditions of an Undertaking x 2

16 year old -
Aggravated Assault x 2 (Both incidents)
Possession of a Weapon x 3

38 year old -
Aggravated Assault
Possession of a Weapon
Fail to Comply with Conditions of an Undertaking

Anyone with further information regarding this incident and/or the outstanding suspects is asked to contact investigators at 204-986-2877 or Crime Stoppers at 204-786-TIPS (8477).  

Motor Vehicle Collision - C17-0011985

Public Assistance Requested:

On January 17, 2017 at approximately 7:00 p.m., emergency personnel responded to the area of the crosswalk located southbound Main Street near Higgins Avenue for an injured adult female.

The 46 year old female was transported to hospital in critical condition. The investigation has determined that her injuries are as a result of being struck by an unknown vehicle(s).

The victim is described as an Aboriginal female, 5'2" tall, approximately 120 lbs. At the time of the collision, she was wearing blue fleece pajama pants with a white spotted design and utilizing a blue walker.
The investigation is continuing by members of the Central Traffic Unit.

Anyone with information regarding the collision or details that may assist in identifying the involved vehicle(s) is asked to contact investigators immediately at 204-986-6271.

Thank you.  

Missing Person – Evan BRIGHTNOSE-BAKER  - R16-97269

The Winnipeg Police Service is requesting the public’s assistance in locating a missing 17 year old male, Evan BRIGHTNOSE-BAKER.  BRIGHTNOSE-BAKER was last seen in late December, 2016, in the Waverley Heights area of Winnipeg.

BRIGHTNOSE-BAKER is described as Aboriginal, 5’4” tall, 120 pounds, thin build, short black hair and brown eyes. There is no clothing description available at this time. 

Police are concerned for BRIGHTNOSE-BAKER'S well-being and are asking anyone with information regarding his whereabouts to contact the Winnipeg Police Service Missing Persons Unit at 204-986-6250.

  • Last Update: January 19, 2017

Constable Rob Carver, Public Information Officer
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