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January 21, 2016

Winnipeg Police Service Media Release
For Immediate Release

Attempt Murder Arrest – C16-13130

On January 19, 2016, shortly before midnight, emergency personnel were dispatched to the 700 block of Dufferin Avenue for the report of an injured female.

A 32-year-old female was located suffering from apparent stab wounds to the upper body and was transported to hospital in critical condition.

Several people, including a 50-year-old male, were taken into custody.

Members of the Major Crimes Unit continued with the investigation.  It was learned that the victim, along with others had been socializing within the residence.  An altercation escalated to the point where the above noted male armed himself with a weapon and stabbed the victim.  A second female victim received a minor injury while attempting to intervene in the assault.

James Ernest BUMP of Winnipeg has been charged with Attempt to Commit Murder, Possession of Weapon for Dangerous Purpose, Robbery and Assault with a Weapon for his alleged involvement.

He was detained in custody.

Marihuana Grow Operation – R15-89962

In the fall of 2015, members of the Winnipeg Police Service Marihuana Grow Operation Unit became aware of a grow operation in the 300 block of Niagara Street.  Investigation led to the issuance of a Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (CDSA) Search Warrant.

On the evening of January 20, 2016, with the assistance of the Tactical Support Team, investigators executed the warrant.  Two persons within the residence were taken into custody without incident.  A subsequent search of the residence resulted in the seizure of the following:

- 36 Marihuana plants with an estimated street value of $39,200.00
- Approximately three pounds of harvested marihuana with an estimated street value of $7,500.00
- Approximately 8.5 pounds of marihuana shake (used to make cannabis resin) with an estimated street value of $21,250.00 
- Grow equipment valued at $6,890.00

A 43-year-old male and 24-year-old female, both of Winnipeg, are each facing charges of Produce a Scheduled Substance – CANNABIS (MARIHUANA) and Possession of a Scheduled Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking – CANNABIS (MARIHUANA).

Both were released via a Promise to Appear.

For Further Information Contact:

Constable Jason Michalyshen, Public Information Officer
Constable Eric Hofley, Public Information Officer
Kelly Dehn, Manager of Public Affairs
Office: 204-986-3061
Fax: 204-986-7992

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