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May 26, 2016

Winnipeg Police Service Media Release
For Immediate Release

Stolen Medication – R16-39469

On May 25, 2016, the Winnipeg Police Service received the report of stolen medication from a vehicle parked in the 1300 block of Pembina Highway.

The stolen medication consists of:

MEDICATION

Gabapentin, 600mg (9 pills)
Baclofen, 10mg (3 pills)
Citalopram, 40mg (3 pills)
Docusate Sodium, 100mg (6 pills)
Hydromorphone, 3mg (9 pills)
Ibruprofen (6 pills)
Omeprazole, 20mg (3 pills)
Zopiclone, 7.5mg (6 pills)
Fentanyl patch, 100mg (2)
Fentanyl patch, 25mg (2)

The Winnipeg Police Service reminds the public that taking large quantities of these medications alone or in combination with other drugs or alcohol could be dangerous to your health or fatal.

42nd Annual School Safety Patrol Awards

The Winnipeg Police Service hosted the 42nd Annual School Safety Patrol Awards ceremony this morning at the Convention Centre.

Since 1936, the Winnipeg Police Service has been involved in the School Safety Patrol Program.  Winnipeg is proud to have had the first fully organized and officially recognized school patrol program in Canada.  The School Safety Patrol Program is beginning its milestone 80th year.

Every year the patrols are judged on their ability, professionalism and technique while on patrol by the School Education Section of the Winnipeg Police Service.

In 2016, there were approximately 7,000 patrols ensuring our children arrive safely to their schools everyday here in Winnipeg.

The top four City-Wide School Patrol teams are as follows:

1st Place         Montrose School – Winnipeg School Division (South District)
                        CAA Manitoba Trophy

2nd Place        Bairdmore School – Pembina Trails School Division
                       Winnipeg Free Press Trophy

3rd Place        Ecole LacerteDivision Scolaire Franco-Manitobaine
                       Manitoba Public Insurance Trophy

4th Place         Sherwood School – River East Transcona School Division
                      Winnipeg Police Service Trophy

The Most Improved School Patrol Team is:

Oakenwald School – Pembina Trails School Division
CAA Manitoba Trophy

Louise Staples Nomination Award:

Louise Staples, a teacher at Greenway School, was instrumental in starting up the patrol program in Winnipeg.  Every year the most efficient Patrol Captain receives an award in honour of Louise Staples.

The Winnipeg Police Service is pleased to announce that the recipient of the 2016 Louise Staples Award is Joslen Collantes from Norquay School – Winnipeg School Division – Inner City District

“CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL ON ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL YEAR

Sexual Assault Arrest – C16-97863

On May 15, 2016, at approximately 11:30 p.m., a 55 year old male was working in the capacity of providing local transportation while in the area of Broadway.

A 22-year-old female requested transportation and entered the vehicle.

Before the female was driven to a secluded location in the 1100 block of Main Street, the driver made inappropriate sexual advances toward her, which she declined. A short time later, the victim was sexually assaulted.

She was eventually driven to her destination at which time the incident was reported to the Winnipeg Police Service. An investigation commenced by members of the Sex Crimes Unit.

On May 24, 2016, the male suspect, having learned of the ongoing Police investigation, attended to the victim’s residence and offered her money to abandon her complaint against him. This offer was declined and police were again notified.

Mohinder SARKARIA, 55 years old has been charged with Sexual Assault and Attempt to Obstruct Justice due to his alleged involvement.

He was remanded into custody.

Robbery and Break-In Investigation Arrests – C16-105290

On October 7, 2015, several youth attended to the area of River Heights and became involved in a crime spree where several homes, garages and vehicles were broken into. Property was stolen and damage was caused.
   
On May 24, 2016, a male and female youth stole cash, property, including a vehicle belonging to a family member while in the area of St. Paul Avenue.

On May 25, 2016 at approximately 4:35 a.m., the two then attended to a convenience store located on Killarney Avenue. They proceeded to select items from the store and eventually left without paying. They fled the area on foot after assaulting staff.

Between 5:45 a.m. and 6:00 a.m., the suspects broke into a shed, a vehicle and a garage located at separate residences on Purdue Bay and Dalhousie Drive. Damage was caused and property stolen.

West District Patrol members observed the suspects and immediately took them into custody. The investigation continued by members of the West District Crime Unit.

A 17 year old male and 16 year old female have been charged with numerous offences with include:

17 year old male: Robbery, Assault with a Weapon, Theft Over $5000.00, Theft Under $5000.00 x 3, Break Enter – Theft x 7, Break, Enter w/Intent x 3, Mischief x 19 including Highway Traffic Act offences.

16 year old female: Robbery, Possession of a Weapon, Theft Over $5000.00, Theft Under $5000.00 x 3, Break Enter – Theft x 5, Break, Enter w/Intent, Mischief x 4

Both were remanded 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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