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February 19, 2017

Winnipeg Police Service Media Release
For Immediate Release

Weapon Arrest - C17-34304

On February 17, 2017 at approximately 1:30 p.m., two males were observed causing a disturbance at the rear of a mall located in the 300 block of Portage Avenue.

Members of the Downtown Watch observed the males and alerted Winnipeg Police in support of the downtown safety strategy, Centreline.

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Division 11 members located the males and found them both to be in an intoxicated state. One of the males was identified as having an outstanding warrant and bound by two probation orders.

The male was arrested and found to be in possession of the following:

* Knife
* Screwdriver
* A round of ammunition
* Debit card/identification associated to a previous robbery/stabbing incident

The 24 year old male has been charged with the following:

* Carrying Concealed Weapon Prohibited Device or Ammunition
* Possession of a Weapon x 2
* Identity Theft
* Possession of an Identity Document
* Possession of a Prohibited Device or Ammunition Knowing its Possession is Unauthorized
* Possession of Firearm, Restricted/Prohibited Weapon or Ammunition Contrary to Probation Order x 2
* Fail to Comply with Probation Order x 2

He was remanded into custody.

    Last Update: February 21, 2017

Constable Rob Carver, Public Information Officer
Constable Jay Murray, Public Information Officer
Constable Tammy Skrabek, Public Information Officer

Kelly Dehn, Manager of Public Affairs

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