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January 23, 2017

Winnipeg Police Service Media Release
For Immediate Release

Update - Homicide – C17-13701

As previously released - On January 19, 2017, at approximately 11:50 p.m., members of the Winnipeg Police Service were dispatched to a residence in the 600 block of Sherbrook Street to check on the well-being of an individual at that location.

Upon entering the residence responding officers located a deceased adult male. He has been identified as 38 year old, Trenten Jeffrey BALONYK.

The investigation is continuing by members of the Homicide Unit.

Anyone with information that may assist investigators regarding the deceased and or the Sherbrook Street location is asked to contact investigators at 204-986-6508 or Crime Stoppers at 204-786-TIPS (8477).

Homicide Investigation – Arrest - C16-265978

As previously released - On December 20, 2016, at approximately 11:00 p.m., members of the Winnipeg Police Service responded to a stabbing incident that just occurred in the area of the 400 block of Kennedy Street.

Officers located an adult male with serious injuries due to an apparent stabbing. The male victim was transported to the hospital by members of the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service. The victim has since succumbed to his injuries. 

The victim was identified as Clarence IGNACE, 25-years-old, of Winnipeg.

An arrest warrant for Second Degree Murder was issued for the arrest of Tyron Custer HARPER, 23-years-old, in connection with the murder. Public assistance was requested.

On January 20, 2017, HARPER was located and arrested by members of the Street Crimes Unt while in the area of the 500 block of St. Mary's Road.

HARPER was turned over to members of the Homicide Unit for further processing and remanded into custody.

Commercial Robbery – Public Assistance Requested - C16-266827

On December 22, 2016, at approximately 7:45 a.m., members of the Winnipeg Police Service responded to a report of a commercial robbery that just occurred at a gas bar located in the 1300 block of McPhillips Street.

A lone employee had been approached by a male suspect brandishing a knife who had attempted to gain entry to the building. The suspect was unsuccessful and fled on foot.

The suspect is described as a Caucasian male, approximately 50-year-old, 5’11” tall with a slim build and a short white beard.

Police are requesting the public’s assistance in identifying the suspect male on right side of the pictures below.

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

  • Last Update: January 23, 2017

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