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January 22, 2016

Winnipeg Police Service Media Release
For Immediate Release

Assault Investigation – R16-2648

As previously reported in the media, on January 13, 2016, the Winnipeg Police Service received the report of a male youth having been assaulted.

Information provided was that on January 7th, at approximately 7:00 p.m. the complainant located a young male in a garbage bin in the 700 block of Flora Avenue.  She helped him out of the bin but was unable to get any information as to what had happened and the victim walked away.

The victim, along with his father was interviewed and it was learned that two adult males had thrown the boy into the dumpster.  The victim did not sustain any serious injury during the incident.

There are no suspect descriptions.

The investigation is continuing by members of the District 3 Crime Unit.  To date, investigators have been unable to identify the males responsible.  They are asking that anyone with information regarding this incident or the identity of the suspects to contact investigators at (204) 986-2848 or CrimeStoppers at (204) 786-TIPS (8477).

Impaired Driving Arrest – C16-14646

On January 22, 2016, shortly before 2:00 a.m. Winnipeg Police Service members observed a vehicle being driven erratically in the area of Plessis Road and Fermor Avenue.  Attempts to stop the vehicle were unsuccessful and the driver fled at a high rate of speed.

Members of AIR1 followed the vehicle into the Transcona area where the driver was seen to flee from the vehicle.  Officers were directed to a yard where the suspect was hiding.  After a brief struggle, he was taken into custody.

A 37-year-old male of Winnipeg is facing the following charges for his alleged involvement:

  • Driving While Ability Impaired
  • Driving with More Than 80 mgs of Alcohol in Blood
  • Dangerous Operation of Motor Vehicle
  • Flight while Pursued by Peace Officer
  • Assault a Peace Officer
  • Resist Peace Officer
  • Drive without licence or with invalid licence

 He was released via an Appearance Notice.

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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