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March 24, 2017

Winnipeg Police Service Media Release
For Immediate Release

Community Notification

The Manitoba Integrated High Risk Sex Offender Unit (MIHRSOU) is a joint forces unit of the Winnipeg Police Service and the RCMP. MIHRSOU today provides information regarding Winston George THOMAS, 39 years of age, a convicted sex offender who is considered high risk to re‑offend in a sexual and/or sexually violent manner against all females, both adults and children.

THOMAS will be released from Headingley Correctional Centre, Manitoba on March 24, 2017 after serving a sentence of 18 months (in addition to 176 days of pre-sentence custody) for assault peace officer and breach of probation. THOMAS is expected to take up residence in Winnipeg.

Upon release, THOMAS will be subject to supervised probation until July 24, 2017. He will also be subject to a lifetime weapons prohibition order.

THOMAS has a history of sexual and violent offences. Although he participated in some treatment programming in the past, THOMAS is still considered high risk to re-offend in a sexual and/or sexually violent manner.  All females, both adults and children are at risk.

 

Community Notification
This information is provided to enable members of the public to take suitable measures to protect themselves.  Any form of vigilante activity or other unreasonable conduct directed at Mr. THOMAS will not be tolerated.

 

 

 

Name:  Winston George THOMAS

DOB:     1977-04-10

                Height:   168 cm (5’5”)

Weight:  106.5 kg (234 lbs)

Hair:      Black

Eyes:    Brown

Race:    Aboriginal

Distinguishing marks: Scar of Left side of face, Tiger Tattoo Right arm

 

If you have any information about THOMAS, please call the Manitoba Integrated High Risk Sex Offender Unit at (204) 984-1888. You may also contact the Winnipeg Police Service at (204) 986-6222, your local RCMP Detachment, or Manitoba Crime Stoppers at (204) 786-8477 or toll free at 1-800-222-8477.  For media inquiries, please contact the Winnipeg Police Service Public Information Officer at (204) 986-3061.

Background information:

Winston George THOMAS is a 39 year-old male with a lengthy criminal record including convictions for two counts of sexual assault, break enter and commit sexual assault, aggravated assault, four counts of assault, assault peace officer and numerous breaches of probation and recognizance orders.

THOMAS’ conviction for sexual assault in 2008 was committed against a 13 year old female. He was sentenced to 2 years less one day (in addition to one year pre-sentence custody) and supervised probation for 3 years. In 2006, THOMAS was convicted of sexual assault involving an adult female. He was sentenced to two months (in addition to 3.5 months of pre-sentence custody). In 2003, THOMAS was convicted of break enter and commit sexual assault in which he broke into a females’ residence and sexually assaulted the victim. THOMAS was sentenced to 14 months (in addition to 5 months pre-sentence custody) and 3 years supervised probation. THOMAS has also been convicted of aggravated assault, assault and breaching probation and recognizance orders.

THOMAS will be released from Headingley Correctional Institution, Manitoba on March 24, 2017.

Upon release, THOMAS will be subject to supervised probation order until July 24, 2017 which includes conditions that:
- prohibit the consumption of alcohol, non-prescription drugs, other intoxicants, hairspray, gas or glue;
- impose a curfew of 11:00 pm – 7:00 am and require compliance with curfew checks;
- require that he attend, participate and complete all assessments, treatments,       programming and counselling as directed by probation officer; and
- prohibit owning, possession or carrying a weapon.

THOMAS is also subject to a lifetime weapons prohibition order.

While incarcerated, THOMAS participated in some sex offender programming but is still considered high risk to re-offend in a sexual and/or sexually violent manner against against all females, both adults and children.

THOMAS is expected to take up residence in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

This information is provided to enable members of the public to take suitable measures to protect themselves.  Any form of vigilante activity or other unreasonable conduct directed at Winston George THOMAS will not be tolerated.

If you have information about Mr. THOMAS, please call the Manitoba Integrated High Risk Sex Offender Unit at (204) 984-1888. You may also contact the Winnipeg Police Service at (204) 986-6222, your local RCMP Detachment, or Manitoba Crime Stoppers at (204) 786-8477 or toll free at 1-800-222-8477.  For media inquiries, please contact the Winnipeg Police Service Public Information Officer at (204) 986-3061.

This information is also displayed on the Manitoba Justice Sex Offender Website: www.gov.mb.ca/justice/notification

www.winnipeg.ca/police/TakeAction/docs/brochure/personal_safety_sexual_assault.pdf

www.winnipeg.ca/police/TakeAction/docs/brochure/streetproffing_children.pdf   

Homicide - Arrest: C17-26739


On March 23, 2017 members of the Winnipeg Police Homicide Unit made an arrest in the homicide of Canon Franklin BEARDY. Beardy was killed on February 6, 2017 in the 500 block of Magnus Avenue.

A 16-year-old male has been charged with:
- Second Degree Murder
- Possess Proceeds of Crime
- Flight from Police Officer
And a number of related offences.

On February 16, 2017 members of the homicide unit arrested a 14-year-old male. He was charged with Second Degree Murder in connection with this incident.

Members of the Winnipeg Police Homicide Unit continue to investigate this incident and are seeking the public’s assistance in locating the following suspect;

Joshua LECLERC, 19-years-old is the subject of an arrest warrant for Second Degree.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of this individual is asked to call the Homicide Unit at 204-986-6508 or Crime Stoppers at 204-786-TIPS (8477).

Serious Assault Investigation - Arrests: C16-238219

Investigators from the Winnipeg Police Major Crimes Unit have arrested two suspects in connection with this serious assault that had occurred on November 13, 2016.

On March 15, 2017, police arrested Harriet Jane PASCAL, 31 years, of Winnipeg. Pascal has been charged with:
- Assault
 - Fail to Comply Probation

On March 23, 2017, police arrested Michael James MACDONALD, 39 years, of Winnipeg. MacDonald has been charged with:
 - Attempt to Commit Murder
 - Assault

Both accused were detained in custody.

As previously released:

On November 13, 2016, at approximately 8:40 a.m., emergency personnel responded to a report of an injured male in the 300 block of Princess Street.

A 29-year-old male was located with serious upper-body injuries. He was transported to hospital in critical condition. He received treatment for his injuries and has since been released from hospital.

This investigation is continuing by members of the Major Crimes Unit. Anyone with information that may assist investigators is asked to call 204-986-619 or Crime Stoppers at 204-786-TIPS (8477).

    Last Update: March 24, 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

Office: 204-986-3061
E-mail: WPS-PIO@winnipeg.ca

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