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February 19, 2016

Winnipeg Police Service Media Release
For Immediate Release

Commercial Robbery Arrests – C16-34507

On February 18, 2016, shortly after 7:30 p.m. Winnipeg Police Service members were dispatched to the 1400 block of Henderson Highway for the report of a commercial robbery that had just occurred.

Several units, including K-9 attended and the two suspects were located and arrested without incident.

Members of the East District Crime Unit continued with the investigation.

Stefan Donat MCKENZIE, 29 years of Winnipeg has been charged with Robbery, Fail to Comply with Probation Order and Fail to Comply Condition Recognizance x 2 for his alleged involvement.

He was detained in custody.

A 25-year-old female of Winnipeg is facing a charge of Robbery for her alleged involvement.

She was released via a Promise to Appear.

Marihuana Grow Operation Arrest – R16-4735

On February 18, 2016, members of the Marihuana Grow Operation Unit, along with uniform and Tactical Support Team members executed a Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (CDSA) search warrant at a residence in the 300 block of Selkirk Avenue. A lone male was located within and arrested without incident.

A search of the residence resulted in the seizure of the following:

  • 54 Marihuana plants with an estimated street value of $60,480.00
  • 337.7 grams of dried Marihuana with an estimated street value of $3,377.00
  • 1 gram of Cannabis Resin with an estimated street value of $20.00
  • 0.1 gram of Methamphetamine with an estimated street value of $20.00
  • Grow equipment valued at $2,035.00

For his alleged involvement, a 44-year-old male of Winnipeg is facing several drug related charges.

He was released via a Promise to Appear.

Update - Missing Person – Cooper James NEMETH - R16-11373

The Winnipeg Police Service is continuing to request the public’s assistance in locating 17-year-old, Cooper James NEMETH. He was last seen during the early morning hours of Sunday, February 14, 2016, in the Valley Gardens area of Winnipeg.

Currently, investigators are at a residence in the 1st 100 block of Treger Bay, where a search warrant has been executed.

While this incident remains a missing person investigation, with the amount of information coming in, the resources of the Homicide Unit have been brought in to assist.

NEMETH is described a Caucasian male, 6’0” tall, 170 pounds, average build with short brown hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing black jacket with a River East Marauders hockey logo on the front, black pants, and brown skater runners.

The Winnipeg Police Service remains concerned for NEMETH’S well-being and is asking anyone with information regarding his whereabouts to contact the Winnipeg Police Service Missing Persons Unit at 204-986-6250.

Kick-Off for the WPS Half Marathon, 2-Person Relay & 5K
Mayor Bowman and Chief Clunis Team Up To Help Fight Brain Cancer

On May 1, 2016 the 12th annual Winnipeg Police Service Half Marathon takes place. Mayor Brian Bowman and Chief Devon Clunis will kick off this year’s fund raising campaign.

All monies raised for the Winnipeg Police Service Half Marathon, 2 person Relay and 5 K will go to support brain cancer research. All funds raised will be matched dollar-for-dollar by Brain Canada through the Canada Brain Research Fund, a public-private partnership established by the Government of Canada.

Brain Cancer is the second most common cause of cancer deaths among youth and young adults.

Again this year the race will start and finish inside Assiniboine Park, near the baseball diamonds. There will be a single wave start with the half marathon and 2 person relay commencing at 8:00 AM and the 5K starting at 8:10 AM. The course remains open for four hours to allow runners, wheelchair athletes and walkers to participate. A course map can be accessed at www.wpshalfmarathon.ca.

Registration can be made in person or online at any Running Room location/website, at the Canadian Cancer Society office at 193 Sherbrook Street or through the event website at www.wpshalfmarathon.ca.

Early bird registration is still available until February 29th. Registration for the half marathon is $84.00, the 2-person relay is $168.00 and the NEW 5k is $57.75. Free registration is available for those who which to raise funds.

All runners receive a complimentary souvenir t-shirt, refreshments throughout the course, a pancake breakfast, entertainment after the race, a finisher medal and a surprise finisher’s gift!

For more information on volunteering opportunities, visit our website at www.wpshalfmarathon.ca.


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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