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April 22, 2016

Winnipeg Police Service Media Release
For Immediate Release

Theft Investigation – Public Assistance Requested – R16-23895

On March 26, 2016 at approximately 4:45 p.m., a 58-year-old female exited a transit bus while in the area of Main Street and Alfred Avenue.

Due to leaving the bus in haste, she realized that she left her back-pack behind containing various personal items.

A short time later, the victim caught up with the bus and spoke to the driver about leaving her backpack behind. It was confirmed that her backpack was no longer on the bus realizing a theft likely occurred.

The Winnipeg Police Service was notified of the theft and members of the District 3 Crime Unit followed-up the incident.

Surveillance footage indicates that an unknown male exits the bus while in possession of the victim’s back-pack. Detectives are requesting the public’s assistance in identifying the following person of interest.

Theft Investigation – Public Assistance Requested – R16-23895 Theft Investigation – Public Assistance Requested – R16-23895

Anyone with information regarding the identity of the male above is asked to contact investigators at 204-986-2848 or Crime Stoppers at 204-786-TIPS (8477).

Impaired Driver Arrest – C16-79110

Shortly after 12:30 a.m. on 22 April 2016 a passenger vehicle was stolen in the area of Edmonton Street and St. Mary Avenue. Shortly before 1:00 a.m. the same stolen vehicle was travelling north bound on Balmoral Street approaching Ellice Avenue.

Two other vehicles were stopped for a traffic signal at this same intersection. One of these vehicles was a marked Winnipeg Police general patrol unit. The stolen vehicle accelerated at a high rate of speed and collided with the police vehicle.

The two officers in the police vehicle suffered non-life-threatening injuries. The driver of the stolen vehicle was not injured.

A 24-year-old female resident of Bloodvein First Nation, Manitoba was arrested at the scene. Bambi Lyn GOOSEHEAD was charged with the following offences:

  • Assault Peace Officer x 2
  • Assault Peace Officer with Weapon x 2
  • Drive While Impaired Cause Bodily Harm x 2
  • Drive Without Licence
  • Theft Over $5,000
  • Possess Property Obtained by Crime Over $5,000

Goosehead was detained in custody.

Temporary Criminal Record Check Process

Temporary Criminal Record Check Process

As the Winnipeg Police Service transitions to the downtown HQ building, some temporary changes will be implemented as it pertains to the Criminal Record Check process.  It will likely affect a small percentage of the people who apply, however, the public should be aware the process could mean having to attend to two locations:  the Public Safety Building and HQ

Please note:  Our forensic imaging section will be moving from the Public Safety Building (151 Princess Street) to the new Headquarters (245 Smith Street), during the week of April 25th-29th, so there will be no civil fingerprinting services during this week inclusive.

Beginning May 2nd:

  • All Criminal Record Check Applications will be accepted at either the Public Safety Building or any Service Centre – just like they are now.
  • All payments for services will be processed at the Public Safety Building – just like they are now.
  • After it is determined if the applicant requires the fingerprinting service either for a Criminal Record Check Application (Vulnerable Sector Screening), Transcripts or Immigration, payment must be made at the Public Safety Building (151 Princess Street). The applicant will then make their way to the new Headquarters for fingerprinting services.

Times

  • Civil printing will now take place in the afternoons Monday to Friday, 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. (this is a change from the current printing hours of Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.)

Who Will this Affect?

  • This will affect everyone who requires the fingerprinting service:
    • People that require fingerprints for the Immigration process.
    • People that require fingerprints for their Criminal Record Check (Vulnerable Sector Screening).
    • People that require fingerprints for a transcript (list of their charges and the dispositions).

If the Applicant does not require fingerprints for any reason and just requires a straight Criminal Record Check, there will be no change in the process.

There will also be no change in the process for the location of “Pick-ups” for Online Criminal Record Checks – it will remain at 151 Princess Street until June 22nd, 2016.


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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