On July 25, 2023, the Winnipeg Police Service arrested a male near Israel Asper Way and Provencher Boulevard in relation to two previous incidents at the Brady Resource Management Facility.
- On April 6, while wearing military-style fatigues, the accused was protesting at the Brady site when he confronted an on-site security guard who was stationed at the site. The accused made threatening comments to cause him harm and referenced access to firearms. As the victim was fearful, he left the area unharmed and contacted police.
- On July 23, while protesting at the Brady site, the accused confronted a different on-site security guard in his work truck. He jumped on the hood of the security vehicle, uttered threats to harm him, and refused to get off the hood. Rocks were thrown at the truck causing damage. The victim was fearful and eventually escaped unharmed and contacted police.
Tre Lennox DELARONDE (27) was charged with the following offences:
- Uttering Threats to Cause Death or Bodily Harm x 2
- Possess body armour without a valid permit
- Mischief Under $5,000
He was released on an Undertaking as mandated by the Criminal Code.
On July 25, at approximately 11:30 p.m., while the accused was still in police custody, a group of protestors gathered in front of police Headquarters. It is believed the group knew the accused was in custody as they chanted for him to be released. Several individuals used red paint to write derogatory phrases and smeared red handprints on the front windows and inner vestibule.
Numerous police units were present to de-escalate the situation and maintain public safety. After approximately two hours, the crowd dispersed, and nobody was injured.
The Major Crimes Unit has taken over this investigation. Anyone with information regarding the damage incident can call investigators at 204-986-6219 or anonymously at 204-786-TIPS or winnipegcrimestoppers.org
The Winnipeg Police Service respects the right to freedom of expression and lawful assembly. All citizens participating in such an assembly are expected to behave peacefully and respectfully. Police must balance the rights of individuals to gather with the need to ensure public safety and keep the peace.
Violence and property damage will not be tolerated and can lead to criminal charges.