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February 27, 2017

Winnipeg Police Service Media Release
For Immediate Release

Assault Cause Bodily Harm - Arrests - C17-0040943

On February 26, 2017 at approximately 2:30 p.m., District 3 Community Support Unit members were patrolling in the area of Boyd Avenue and Powers Street when they observed an injured male staggering down the street.

It was determined that the victim had been assaulted in the upper body by another male believed to be in the area.

Officers located the male suspect armed with a bat in front of the 400 block of Boyd Avenue. The suspect was advised to drop the weapon numerous times which he refused. He then began walking toward officers and challenging them while still armed with the bat.

A Conducted Electrical Weapon (Taser) was deployed, however ineffective.

The suspect continued his aggressive and non-compliant behaviour toward officers. He was eventually disarmed however the suspect proceeded to physically assault officers in the upper body.

During the confrontation, the suspect reached for and obtained a Winnipeg Police Service issued CEW (Taser) and subsequently pointed it in the direction of an officer. The CEW (Taser) was deployed, however due to the officer's quick reaction it narrowly missed striking him in the upper body.

The suspect was taken into custody.

A female suspect attempted to interfere with officers and was also placed under arrest.

Both officers sustained minor injuries and were treated and released from hospital.

Robert James CHAYKOWSKI, 19 years of Winnipeg has been charged with the following:
Pointing a Firearm
Discharge a Restricted Firearm or a Prohibited Firearm with Intent
Disarming a Peace officer
Assault Peace Officer with a Weapon
Use of Firearm during Commission of an Indictable Offence
Possession of a Weapon x 2
Possession of a Firearm Knowing its Possession is Unauthorized
Possession of a Prohibited or Restricted Firearm with Ammunition
Possession of a Firearm, Prohibited or Restricted Weapon Obtained by Crime
Resist Peace Officer
Assault Peace Officer x 4
Assault Cause Bodily Harm
Fail to Comply with Probation Order x 2
Mischief Under $5000.00
Possession of Firearm, Restricted/Prohibited Weapon or Ammunition Contrary to Probation Order

He was remanded into custody.

A female youth has also been charged with the following:

Attempt Obstruct Justice
Possession of Scheduled Substance - Cannabis

She was released on a promise to appear.

Missing Person – Shyla BOUBARD - R17-15140 - LOCATED

The Winnipeg Police Service is requesting the public’s assistance in locating a missing 14 year old female, Shyla BOUBARD.  BOUBARD was last seen early in the morning on Monday, February 27, 2017, in the North End area of Winnipeg.

BOUBARD is described as Aboriginal, 5'7" tall, 134 pounds, long auburn hair and brown eyes.  She may be wearing a dark pink sweater, dark pants and black shoes.

The Winnipeg Police Service is concerned for BOUBARD’S well-being and is asking anyone with information regarding her whereabouts to contact the Winnipeg Police Service Missing Persons Unit at 204-986-6250.

Last Update: February 28, 2017


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