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January 13, 2016

Winnipeg Police Service Media Release
For Immediate Release

Homicide Investigation Arrests – C16-8008

On January 12, 2016, shortly before 6:00 p.m. emergency personnel were dispatched to the 500 block of William Avenue for the report of a stabbing.

Two adult females were located suffering from serious injuries as a result of an apparent stabbing.  Both were transported to hospital in critical condition where one of the victims later succumbed to her injuries. The second victim has since been upgraded to stable condition. 

The deceased has been identified as 35-year-old Cynthia Marie FRENCH of Winnipeg.

A 35-year-old female was arrested at the scene.  A second suspect was arrested a short time later in the 400 block of Pacific Avenue.

Members of the Homicide Unit continued with the investigation.

It was learned that the victims had returned to their home in the 500 block of William Avenue earlier in the afternoon to discover the 35-year-old suspect in the deceased’s room.  The suspect was eventually forced from the residence.  Within an hour, the suspect, along with her sister attended to the residence at which time they proceeded to stab both victims in the upper body.  One of the victims was able to escape and make her way to a payphone where she contacted police.  The two suspects left the residence and located the victim at the payphone where they proceeded to assault her a second time.

Candice Nora NEPINAK, 31 years of Winnipeg has been charged with Second Degree Murder and Attempt Murder for her alleged involvement.

Vanessa Louise NEPINAK, 35 years of Winnipeg has been charged with Second Degree Murder and Attempt Murder for her alleged involvement.

Both have been detained in custody.

Stolen Vehicle Arrest – R16-75

On the evening of January 1, 2016, the Winnipeg Police Service received the report of a vehicle having been stolen in the River Heights area.

On January 12th shortly after 11:00 p.m. members observed the stolen vehicle being operated by a lone male in the area of Inkster Boulevard and McGregor Street.  When officers attempted to stop the vehicle, the driver fled at a high rate of speed, eventually heading north on Main Street.  Members of AIR1 followed the vehicle into the Rural Municipality of St Andrews where the driver was seen to flee from the vehicle.  Winnipeg Police Uniform and Canine members, along with members from the RCMP were able to arrest the suspect without incident after a short foot pursuit.

No injuries or damage occurred during the incident.

Joseph Christopher COLOSIMO, 32 years of Winnipeg has been charged with the following offences for his alleged involvement:

  • Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Over $5000
  • Flight while Pursued by Peace Officer
  • Dangerous Operation of Motor Vehicle
  • Fail to Comply with Probation Order
  • Drive while disqualified  

He was detained in custody.

2015/16 Festive Season Checkstop Program

The following is a list of names of persons charged with impaired driving related offences during the 2015/16 Festive Season Checkstop Program:
Nolan Scott WOZNY (20), Winnipeg
Mikhayla Caitlyn MANN (20), Winnipeg
Angela PETERSON (28), Winnipeg
Gerald BOUCHARD (33), Winnipeg
Gurinder SINGH BHANGOO (29), Winnipeg
Cari MACFARLANE (31), Winnipeg
Jordan Charles DOOLEY (22), Winnipeg
Given Kenny ISAAK (23), Winnipeg
Dale MORRISSEAU (46) Winnipeg
Carolyn Suzanne CHMIL (38), West St Paul, Mb
Gregory Todd ASH (54) Winnipeg
Jordan MYRAN (23) Winnipeg
Trent SHANNON (34) Winnipeg
Dan YANG (20), Winnipeg
Deidre GOMEZ (22), Winnipeg
Ryan Nicholas SHUMSKI (25), Winnipeg
Julius OGUNMOLA (35), Winnipeg
Alexander GREEN (37), Winnipeg
John Hubert MCKAY (49), Peguis, MB
Ronald Keith JABS (51), Winnipeg
Darren Shaun REYDA (29), Winnipeg
Bruce SHUMSKI (57), Winnipeg
Kristopher Aaron STEVENSON (26), Winnipeg
Sean MCCAULEY (36), Winnipeg
Jamie Alexander KIZIUK (53), Winnipeg
Christopher GAUDETTE (38), Winnipeg
Gordon SCHMIDT (28), Winnipeg
David DUMORE (41), Winnipeg
Virgil Cory BOUGIE (29), Winnipeg
Nico ALBO (25), Winnipeg
Tristan Rene BISSON (22), Winnipeg
Douglas HORNBROOK (45), Peguis, MB
Melissa Ingrid SANDERSON (36), Winnipeg
Golnaz NASAJPOUR (33), West St Paul, MB
Darren BROWN (50), Winnipeg
Daniel LOUER (47), Winnipeg
Doug SOUSA (19), Winnipeg
Andrew Glen FITZGERALD (32), Carman, MB
Dennis KOOME (32), Winnipeg
Jenna Rachel MENARD (24), Winnipeg
Paul Clifford LAWRENCE (25), Winnipeg
Jimmy Wallace HENDRICKSON (49), Winnipeg
Hans Giesbrecht SAWATZKY (62), Winnipeg
Dustin FRANCIS (19), Winnipeg
Steven WOODEN (35), Winnipeg
Lisa STEVENSON (40), Peguis FN
Rhonda Lynn OWEN (28), Winnipeg
Jason Joseph MCKAY (46), Winnipeg
Vince Edward SANDERSON (46), Winnipeg
Jordan DJ BEETTAM (25), Winnipeg
Jaswant Singh GILL (66), Thompson, MB
James Henry OLFERT (20), Winnipeg
Robert James BROWN (46), Winnipeg
Chadwick Kirby BAPTISTE (45), Arborg, MB
Manuel Antonio SOARES (43), Winnipeg
Leonard BRUYERE (55), Fort Alexander, MB


For Further Information Contact:

Cst. Jason Michalyshen
Public Information Officer
  Cst. Eric Hofley
Public Information Officer

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Fax: 204-986-7992

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