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May 15, 2017

Winnipeg Police Service Media Release
For Immediate Release

Suspicious Person Incidents: C17-98482

On May 10, 2017 at 10:35 p.m., the Winnipeg Police Service received a report of a suspicious person incident that had occurred at approximately 9:30 p.m.

An 11-year-old male youth was cycling in the area of Dakota Street and Beliveau Road when he was approached by an adult male and offered candy. The youth began to bike away and was chased for a short distance.

The adult male has been described as:

- 30 to 40 years old.
- Dark medium length beard with no moustache.
- Wearing black clothing, black shoes and black gloves.

Suspicious Person Incident: C17-99228

On May 11, 2017 at 8:37 p.m., the Winnipeg Police Service received a report of a suspicious person incident that had occurred at approximately 3:50 p.m.

A 14-year-old female youth had exited a bus in the area of Bournais Drive and Rougeau Avenue and passed by a parked vehicle with an adult male occupant. The adult male offered the youth candy and followed her for a short distance in the vehicle.

The adult male has been described as:

- White.
- 50 to 60 years old.
- Heavy build with facial hair and glasses.
- Wearing a white shirt.

The vehicle has been described as:

- An older model silver 4-door car with rust above the wheels.

While it is unknown if both incidents are related, the investigations are continuing by members of the Major Crimes Unit. Anyone with information that may assist investigators is asked to call 204-986-6219 or Crime Stoppers at 204-786-TIPS (8477).

Motor Vehicle Collision: C17-101510

On May 14, 2017, at approximately 9:50 a.m., emergency personnel responded to a report of a motor vehicle collision involving a pedestrian in the 2100 block of Main Street.

Upon arrival, a 25-year-old male was located and transported to hospital where he remains in critical but stable condition.

It has been determined that the male had run westbound across Main Street when he was struck by a northbound vehicle.

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).

Arson Arrests: C17-101753

Winnipeg Police have charged two male youths with a number of arson related offences over the weekend. 

On May 12, 2017, at approximately 1:00 a.m., a garbage and recycling bin in the 600 block of Magnus Avenue was set on fire. No extensive damage was caused to the bins.

At approximately 9:30 p.m. a building under constriction in the 500 block of Selkirk Avenue was entered and a small fire was started on the third floor of the building.

On May 14, 2017 at approximately 4:20 p.m., a trailer in the lane of the 700 block of Burrows Avenue was set on fire. The Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service attended an extinguished the fire.

At approximately 5:20 p.m., a play structure at a school in the 800 block of Selkirk Avenue was set on fire. Members of the Winnipeg Police responded to the area and located all four suspects.  

No injuries were reported.

Suspicious Package: C17-101510

On May 12, 2017 at approximately 12:30 p.m., emergency personnel responded to the report of a suspicious item at the corner of Portage Avenue and Garry Street.
 
As a result, the buildings at all corners of the the intersection were evacuated and several streets were closed to ensure public safety.

Members of the Winnipeg Police Service Bomb Unit were notified and deployed. The area was later deemed safe and public access was restored. The suspicious item has been seized and will be further examined.

There are currently no suspects and the investigation is continuing. 

Police are requesting anyone with information pertaining to the incident to contact the Winnipeg Police Service Major Crime Unit at 204-986-6219 or Crime Stoppers at 204-786-TIPS (8477).

Last Update: May 15, 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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