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April 10, 2017

Winnipeg Police Service Media Release
For Immediate Release

Missing Person - Kristen Couture - C16-71905 - Located

The Winnipeg Police Service is requesting the public’s assistance in locating a missing 34-year-old female; Kristen COUTURE.  COUTURE was last heard from very early in the morning of April 10, 2017, at which time she was in the North End area of Winnipeg.

COUTURE is described as Caucasian, 5'6", average build, with long dark brown hair and brown eyes.  She was last seen wearing a bright pink zip-up sweater, black pants, and brown boots.    

MISSING PERSON – KRISTEN COUTURE: C17-71905

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

Missing Person - Christine WOOD - Homicide Investigation C16-174340

On April 7, 2017, the Winnipeg Police Service Homicide Unit arrested Brett Ronald OVERBY, 30-years-old of Winnipeg, and charged him with Second Degree Murder in the homicide of Christine Wood.

Christine went missing in Winnipeg, on the evening of August 19, 2016 and the Winnipeg Police Missing Persons Unit entered into an investigation.    

On January 2017, members of the Missing Persons Unit began collaborating with Homicide investigators.

On March 21, 2017, a search warrant was executed at a residence in the 300 block of Burrows Avenue. Brett Overby was arrested at that time and charged with an unrelated offence. The Forensic Identification Unit remained at this location for several days gathering evidence.

On April 7, 2017, a charge of Second Degree Murder was authorized by the Crown Attorney's office.

Anyone with further information regarding the whereabouts of OVERBY is asked to contact Homicide investigators at 204-986-6508 or Crime Stoppers at 204-786-TIPS (8477).

The investigation and search for Christine continues.

Homicide Investigation – Arrests: C17-51335

Winnipeg Police Homicide Investigators have made two arrests in the shooting death of Shania Chanel CHARTRAND. Chartrand was killed on March 12, 2017, while she was in the 200 block of Spence Street.

Lacy SOROKOWSKI, 22 years, was arrested on April 7, 2017. She was charged with Second Degree Murder and Possess Controlled Substance for the Purpose Trafficking (Methamphetamine).

Christopher Ryan St. PAUL, 24 years, was arrested on April 7, 2017. He was charged with Second Degree Murder.

Both accused were detained in custody.

This investigation is continuing by members of the Homicide Unit. Anyone with information that may assist investigators is asked to call 2014-986-6508 or Crime Stoppers at 204-786-TIPS (8477).

Manitoba Integrated High Rsk Sex Offender Unit - 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 Apay OGOUK, 33 years of age, a convicted sex offender who is considered at risk to re‑offend in a sexual manner against all females, both children and adults.

Apay OGOUK will be released from Grande Cache Institution, Alberta on April 10, 2017 after serving a sentence for three counts of aggravated sexual assault.

Apay OGOUK is expected to take up residence in Winnipeg.

Upon release, Apay OGOUK will be subject to a lifetime weapons prohibition order.

Apay OGOUK also has a criminal record for two previous counts of aggravated sexual assault. Although he participated in some treatment programming in the past, Apay OGOUK is still considered at risk to re-offend in a sexual manner.  All females 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. OGOUK will not be tolerated.

 

 

Name:  Apay OGOUK

DOB:     1984-01-01

Height: 185 cm (6’1”)

Weight:  68 kg (149.6 lbs)

Hair:      Black

Eyes:    Brown

Race:    Black

Distinguishing marks: 

 

If you have any information about Mr. OGOUK, 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:

Apay OGOUK is a 33 year-old male with a criminal record for five counts of aggravated sexual assault.

Apay OGOUK’s offences took place in Winnipeg and Calgary between 2006 and 2010. The victims were ages 13, 15 and 16.

Apay OGOUK  was arrested and detained in 2010. On May 23, 2014, he was convicted in Calgary, Alberta of two counts of aggravated sexual assault and was sentenced to five years (which included credit for pre-sentence custody). When that sentence was completed, Apay OGOUK was transferred to Manitoba where he was convicted of three additional counts of aggravated sexual assault on December 11, 2014, and received an additional prison term. 

Apay OGOUK will be released from Grande Cache Institution, Alberta on April 10, 2017.

Upon release, Apay OGOUK will be subject to a lifetime weapons prohibition order.

While incarcerated, OGOUK participated in some sex offender programming but is still considered at risk to re-offend in a sexual manner against all females, both adults and children.

OGOUK 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 Apay OGOUK will not be tolerated.

If you have information about Mr. Apay OGOUK, 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   

  • Last Update: April 11, 2017

Constable Rob Carver, Public Information Officer
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