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December 4, 2017

Winnipeg Police Service Media Release
For Immediate Release

Robberies – Arrest: C17-271283

On December 2, 2017 at approximately 10:45 a.m. Winnipeg Police arrested a 27-year-old male in relation to a series of 4 robberies that had occurred earlier that morning.

Cory Roger LEGAULT, of Winnipeg, has been charged with:
- Robbery x 4
- Wearing a Disguise with Intent to Commit a Crime

Legault as detained in custody.

At approximately 9:35 a.m. that morning a male suspect, with his face concealed, robbed a financial institution located in the 1500 block of Regent Ave.

At approximately 9:40 a.m. that morning a male suspect attempted to rob a restaurant located in the 1500 block of Regent Ave. however he was not successful in his attempt.

At approximately 10:35 a.m. a male suspect attempted to rob a store located in the 400 block of William Ave., however he was not successful.

At approximately 10:45 Legault was observed in the 400 block of William Ave and placed under arrest for the noted robberies.

A K-9 officer was actively involved in tracking a suspect in relation to these incidents. At the intersection of William Ave. and Harriet St. the officer was struck by a motor vehicle. The officer was conveyed to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries where he was treated and released. The service dog was not injured.


Weapon – Arrest: C17-271957

On December 3, 2017, officers from Division 13 went to an address in the 500 block of Alfred Ave. responding to a report of a firearm seen within the residence. Initially, 13 people were detained. After executing a search warrant police seized a sawed-off rifle, numerous airsoft guns, bear spray, a quantity of various drugs, and cash.

Ultimately, 4 adults were charged in relation to this incident.

Derek Paul RICHARD, 31, was charged with various firearms and drug-related offences (15 in total). He was detained in custody.

John Alfred SCOTT, 25, was charged with 2 firearm-related offences and Assault Peace Officer. He was detained in custody.

Two other adults were arrested on the strength of outstanding warrants.


Assault – update: C17-270028

On Friday, December 1, 2017 the Winnipeg Police Service Public Information Office released on an incident that occurred the previous day in the 400 block of William Ave. The incident was released as a homicide. Autopsy results have determined the death was not a homicide and the cause of death is not criminal in nature.

As previously released:
On November 30, 2017 at approximately 6:45 p.m., emergency personnel responded to a residence in the 400 block of William Ave. for the report of an injured person at this location. 

Upon arrival, general patrol officers located an adult male suffering from serious injuries. Members of the Tactical Support Unit immediately provided first aid to this male. The victim was transported to hospital in critical condition. He remains in hospital at this time.

Members of the Tactical Support Unit located an unconscious adult female with serious injuries at this location. She was transported to hospital in unstable condition. She was pronounced deceased a short time later.

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

Last Update: December 4, 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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