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August 2, 2017

Winnipeg Police Service Media Release
For Immediate Release

Found Property – Money: C17-170223

A quantity of money was recently located in correlation with a business in the west end of Winnipeg. The Winnipeg Police Service is attempting to locate the rightful owner. If you are the rightful owner, or have information regarding these monies, please contact the Winnipeg Police Service at (204)986-7598.

If you are claiming this money, you will be required to provide verification of ownership as determined by the Winnipeg Police Service. Any advertising costs incurred by the Winnipeg Police Service in attempting to locate any owner/information of the money will be recouped from the located money.

Search Warrant/Firearm – Arrests: R17-61628

During the evening of August 1, 2017, members of the Street Crime Unit, with the assistance of the Organized Crime Unit, executed a search warrant on a residence in the 300 block of College Avenue.

The investigation has led to the seizure of a Winchester Defender 12-gadge shotgun with ammunition, $1,135 Canadian currency and a small amount of marijuana.

Investigators believe that these arrests and the seized items are related to gang activity in the neighbourhood. The firearm appears to have been in the process of being illegally modified to allow for concealment.

Sheldon John Michelle, a 35-year-old male of Winnipeg, has been arrested and charged with:

- Possession of a Weapon
- Possession of a Firearm Knowing its Possession is Unauthorized
- Possession of Firearm Contrary to Prohibition Order
- Store Firearm or Restricted Weapon Contrary to Regulations
- Possession of Scheduled Substance - Marijuana
- Possession of Proceeds of Property Obtained by Crime under $5,000
- Fail to Comply Condition Recognizance by Judge/Justice (x5)
- Warrant for Arrest (Fail to Comply Condition Recognizance by Judge/Justice (x2))

He was detained in custody.

A 35-year-old male of Winnipeg has been arrested (with charges pending) for:

- Possession of a Weapon
- Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm
- Possession of a Firearm Knowing its Possession is Unauthorized
- Possession of Firearm Contrary to Prohibition Order
- Store Firearm or Restricted Weapon Contrary to Regulations

A 30-year-old female of Winnipeg has been arrested (with charges pending) for:

- Possession of a Weapon
- Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm
- Store Firearm or Restricted Weapon Contrary to Regulations

They were released on a Promise to Appear.

    • Last Update: August 2, 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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E-mail: WPS-PIO@winnipeg.ca

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