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February 7, 2017

Winnipeg Police Service Media Release
For Immediate Release

Sudden Death Investigation - C17-0026739

On February 6, 2017 at approximately 11:15 p.m., officers along with members of the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responded to the 500 block of Magnus Avenue regarding an injured male.

A 28 year old male was located suffering from multiple serious injuries and transported to hospital in critical condition. He has since succumbed to his injuries.

Members of the Homicide Unit were notified and continue to investigate. Several individuals are currently being interviewed by detectives.

Anyone with information regarding this on-going investigation is asked to contact investigators at 204-986-6508 or Crime Stoppers at 204-786-TIPS (8477).

Further details will be provided as they become available.  

Project Central – Arrests - C17-18893 C17-18895

In the fall of 2016, members of the Division 11 Community Support Unit (CSU) and officers from the Street Crime Unit (SCU) commenced Project Central.

Project Central was initiated due to significant criminal activity associated to the buying and selling of illicit drugs by groups of individuals in the central part of Winnipeg.

Beginning in September 2016, officers collaborated in an effort to identify suspects involved, including specific locations.

On January 27, 2017, officers from Division 11 CSU and SCU, assisted by District 3 & 4 CSU and the Tactical Support Team executed search warrants at three residences within the City of Winnipeg. The locations are as follows:

* 200 block of Beacon Street
* 600 block of Pacific Avenue
* 500 block of Leila Avenue  

As a result of the warrants executed, the following was located and seized:

* $8,500.00 cash
* Cocaine with an estimated street value of $18,000.00
* Crystal Methamphetamine with an estimated street value of $2,500.00
* Marihuana with an estimated street value of $360.00
* 1.1 kg of a white (unknown) powder (lab tests pending)
* Loaded sawed-off rifle
* Several thousand dollars' worth of clothing and jewellery

Due to these efforts, 14 individuals have been arrested and charged with numerous drug and weapon related offences.

Project Central is continuing its efforts in dealing with drug related issues through collaboration and proactive policing.

  • Last Update: February 7, 2017

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