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February 7, 2016

Winnipeg Police Service Media Release
For Immediate Release

Update - Homicide Investigation – Arrests - C16-25752

As previously released -On February 6, 2016 at approximately 5:00 a.m., emergency personnel responded to an assault in progress at a residence located in the 500 block of Stella Avenue.

Attending members located a 39-year-old female nearby identified as, Mavis DUCHARME having sustained serious injuries. She was transported to hospital in critical condition and later pronounced deceased.

Members of the Homicide Unit have been notified and continue to investigate. An autopsy is pending and interviews are on-going.

Anyone with further information regarding this investigation is encouraged to contact investigators at 204-986-6508 or Crime Stoppers at 204-786-TIPS (8477).

Pursuit and Impaired Driving Arrest – C16-25717

On February 6, 2016 at approximately 3:10 a.m., members of the Winnipeg Police Service observed a black Ford Focus being driven in an unsafe manner and having suspended registration.

Officers followed the vehicle westbound on Portage Avenue near Maryland Street. A pursuit was initialled due to the reckless manner of driving by the suspect. The Ford Focus was observed to be driven at high speeds, disregarding traffic control devices and having no regard for public safety.

Officers made efforts to contain and effectively stop the suspect vehicle before it came to a stop near Broadway and Maryland Street. The lone female driver attempted to flee on foot however due to the efforts of Patrol members and Canine she was taken into custody.

Constable Rob Carver, Public Information Officer
Constable Jay Murray, Public Information Officer
Constable Tammy Skrabek, Public Information Officer

Kelly Dehn, Manager of Public Affairs

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