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February 11, 2016

Winnipeg Police Service Media Release
For Immediate Release

Transit Assault Arrest – C16-28501

On February 10, 2016, shortly before 11:00 a.m. members of the Winnipeg Police Service responded to the area of Sargent Avenue and Valour Road for the report of a Transit driver having just been assaulted.

Officers met with the driver who advised that she had been involved in a verbal argument with a passenger that later escalated to the point where the female physically assaulted her.

Officers later met with the 17-year-old suspect.  She advised that the physical altercation had been started by the Transit driver and that she had struck back in self-defence.

Members of the West District Crime Unit continued with the investigation.  It has been learned that the transit driver had in fact started the physical altercation, after having been involved in the verbal confrontation.

A 51-year-old female of Winnipeg is facing charges of Public Mischief and Assault for her alleged involvement.

She was released via a Promise to Appear.

The investigation is continuing by members of the West District Crime Unit. Anyone who may have witnessed this incident is asked to contact investigators at 204-986-2877 or Crime Stoppers at 204-786-TIPS (8477).

5th ANNUAL GUNS Vs. HOSES CHARITY HOCKEY GAME

On Saturday, February 13, 2016 at 7:30 p.m., the Winnipeg Police Service Patrolmen Hockey Club will be playing the Winnipeg Fire Department Fire Fighters Hockey Team in the 5th Annual Guns vs. Hoses Charity Hockey game. The game will be held at the MTS Ice Plex located at 3969 Portage Avenue. Doors open at 6:00 p.m.

This event continues to build bridges between the Winnipeg Police Service and the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service, strengthening our relationship while raising money for well deserving, important charities. Modelled after the program in New York City where the New York Police Department and the New York Fire Department play in a charity hockey match, the game brings members, their families, friends, and the community together to celebrate the event and the daily life of a Police Officer or Fire-fighter.

Tickets are being sold by each team and are $10.00 each. Additional tickets will be sold at the door. There will be prizes which have been donated by the Winnipeg Jets as well as a 50/50 draw.

Members of the public are encouraged to attend.

This year, proceeds raised by the Patrolmen are in support of SMA (Spinal Muscular Atrophy) while the funds raised by the Fire Fighters will be in support of Huntington Disease.

For information on these debilitating and often fatal diseases, please see:
http://curesma.ca/ or http://www.huntingtonsociety.ca/

The Guns Vs Hoses charity hockey game has raised approximately $50,000.00 for charity since its inception.

Since the team formed in 2000, the Patrolmen have raised approximately $750,000.00 for Manitoba charities.

ANNUAL GUNS Vs. HOSES CHARITY HOCKEY GAME

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

Kelly Dehn, Manager of Public Affairs

Office: 204-986-3061
E-mail: WPS-PIO@winnipeg.ca

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