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March 23, 2017

Winnipeg Police Service Media Release
For Immediate Release

Fatal Motor Vehicle Collision: C17-57953

On March 22, 2017, at approximately 10:25 a.m. emergency services personnel responded to the intersection of Grant Avenue and Lilac Street for a report of a motor vehicle collision that had just occurred. The incident involved two vehicles where the drivers were the lone occupants.

One adult male was transported to hospital in critical condition. The 56-year-old victim has since succumbed to his injuries.

This investigation is continuing by members of the Central Traffic Unit. Investigators are looking to speak with anyone who may have witnessed the collision. Anyone with information that may assist investigators is asked to call 204-986-7085 or Crime Stoppers at 204-786-TIPS (8477).

Traffic Pursuit- Arrests: C17-58465

On March 23, 2016, at approximately 4:00 a.m., general patrol officers located a suspected stolen vehicle in the area of Charles Street and Aikins Street. The suspect vehicle refused to stop and a traffic pursuit was initiated.

The pursuit continued to westbound Portage Avenue where the suspect vehicle slowed and then collided with a building in the 1900 block of Portage Avenue. The four occupants of the vehicle fled on foot, however all four were arrested a short distance away with the assistance of a K-9 unit. Officers located two loaded firearms inside the suspect vehicle.

While this investigation is ongoing by detectives from the District 3 Crime unit, four adult males suspects will be facing numerous criminal charges.

Suspicious Person: C17-58145

During the afternoon on March 22, 2017, Winnipeg Police were made aware of a suspicious male in the Island Lakes area of the city.

A male wearing a Manitoba Hydro uniform had attended to a residence off Island Shore Boulevard. He was wearing a Manitoba Hydro jacket, shirt, and dark coloured pants. The male advised the resident that he was there to ‘check if the furnace was up to code’. When the homeowner requested that he produce Manitoba Hydro identification the male said he had left it in his vehicle. He returned to his vehicle, but sped off.

The male is described as:
- Caucasian, 25 – 30 years old, with dark coloured hair and facial stubble. The male left in an older model, maroon coloured car.

Manitoba Hydro has advised that they do not conduct random furnace inspections. Hydro employees, most likely meter readers, will be wearing navy-blue pants, a matching jacket or shirt and will have either a baseball hat or toque. In addition they will be carrying a grey laptop. All Manitoba Hydro employees doing residential work will have official identification and will present this upon request.

    Last Update: March 23, 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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