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February 29, 2016

Winnipeg Police Service Media Release
For Immediate Release

Drug Warrant Arrests – C16-41027

Recently, members of the Winnipeg Police Service East District Community Support Unit became aware of on-going drug activity at a residence in the 500 block of Johnson Avenue East.  The investigation resulted in a Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (CDSA) Search Warrant being obtained.

On February 27th, with the assistance of the Tactical Support Team, the warrant was executed.  Two individuals within the residence were taken into custody without incident.

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

  • 222 grams of marihuana with an estimated street value of $1500.00
  • $240.00 Canadian currency
  • Drug paraphernalia 
For their alleged involvement, a 27-year-old female and 32-year-old male, both of Winnipeg are both facing charges of Traffic in Scheduled Substance – CANNABIS (MARIHUANA), Possession of a Scheduled Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking – CANNABIS (MARIHUANA) and Possession of Proceeds of Property Obtained by Crime.

Both were released via Promises to Appear.

Suspicious Male – C16-39227

On February 25, 2016, members of the Winnipeg Police Service were dispatched for the report of a suspicious male.

Officers met with the 13-year-old victim who advised that at approximately 8:30 a.m. that morning she had been walking in the area of McGee Street and Sargent Avenue.  It was at this time a grey coloured taxi pulled up and the male driver exited the vehicle, asking her “Do you want a lift?” to which she declined.  The male then attempted to grab her arm.  The victim pushed the male away and fled the area.

The driver is described as: Darker skinned male, 5’10” tall, approximately 40 years of age with a medium build, black moustache and black beard that had a little white in it.  He was wearing a black toque, black sweater and grey or brown pants.

The investigation is continuing by members of the Division 11 Crime Unit.  Anyone with information regarding this incident or the identity of the suspect is asked to contact investigators at (204) 986-6668 or CrimeStoppers at (204) 786-TIPS (8477).

Fatal Fire Investigation Update – C16-51251

As previously released, on February 28, 2016, at approximately 2:30 a.m. emergency personnel were dispatched to the 300 block of Alexander Avenue for the report of a fire.

Several people were transported to hospital, four of them in critical condition.  Two women, 20 and 21 years of age, later succumbed to their injuries.

A third victim, 50 years of age has since succumbed to his injuries sustained in the fire.

The cause of the fire has not yet been determined and the investigation is continuing by members of the Arson Unit.

No further information is available at this time.

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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