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May 27, 2016

Winnipeg Police Service Media Release
For Immediate Release

Missing Person – Kelsie Jones  R16-36230 - Located

The Winnipeg Police Service is requesting the public’s assistance in locating a missing 23 year old female, Kelsie JONES.

JONES was last seen on Sunday, April 10, 2016 in the St. Vital area of Winnipeg.

JONES is described as Caucasian, 5’3”, long blonde/red hair and brown eyes.

Missing Person – Kelsie Jones R16-36230

Police are concerned for JONES’ well-being and are asking anyone with information regarding her whereabouts to contact the Winnipeg Police Service Missing Persons Unit at 986-6250.

Manitoba Motorcycle Ride for Dad

The 2016 Motorcycle Ride for Dad will take place on Saturday, May 28, 2016 – 10:00 AM starting at Polo Park Shopping Centre. 

Our goal is for men to get checked. We accomplish this by bringing local research and awareness to the fight against prostate cancer and increase the number of registered riders and pledge donations from last year. Since 2009, the Manitoba Motorcycle Ride for Dad has raised over 1.1 million for prostate cancer research and education in Manitoba.

Where: Polo Park Shopping Centre (south parking lot, near Earl’s)

When: 10:00 a.m.

Description: The event will begin with an official parade westbound on Portage Avenue to the Perimeter Highway and Red River Exhibition Park. As a result, minor traffic interruptions may occur during the parade.  

The Winnipeg Police Service would like to remind motorists to reduce their speeds and drive cautiously while in the area of the parade.

Thank you for your support.

Doors Open Winnipeg

As part of 13th annual ‘Doors Open Winnipeg’, the Winnipeg Police Service invites members of the public to visit the Winnipeg Police Museum, located on the main floor of the new Police Headquarters, 245 Smith Street on May 28th & 29th between 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.
   
This free annual event is presented by Heritage Winnipeg which showcases the rich history and architecture of our great city.
   
For more information, please visit http://www.doorsopenwinnipeg.ca/
   
Hope to see you there!

Male Wanted – Aggravated Assault Investigation – C16-104513

Public Assistance Requested:
   
On May 24, 2016 at approximately 8:40 a.m., emergency personnel responded to the area of the first 100 block of Omands Creek Boulevard regarding a stabbing incident.
   
A 59 year old male was stabbed in the upper body due to a confrontation involving a 36 year old male suspect.
   
The suspect fled and the victim was transported to hospital.
   
As a result, David Michael HARDISTY, 36 years is currently wanted due to his alleged involvement. He is described as: Aboriginal, 5’11” tall, 188 pounds, medium build and short dark hair.
   
At the time of the incident, he was wearing a reversible reflective-type jacket.   

Male Wanted – Aggravated Assault Investigation – C16-104513

Members of the West District Crime Unit continue to investigate. Anyone with information regarding HARDISTY’S whereabouts is asked to contact investigators at 204-986-2842, Crime Stoppers at 204-786-TIPS (8477) or 204-986-2877.
   
HARDISTY is not to be approached, if located, call police immediately. 

Cops for Cancer Head Shave

The Cops for Cancer Head Shave 2016 will take place tomorrow, Saturday, May 28th at 12:00 noon at the Kildonan Place Shopping Centre (Centre Court), located at 1555 Regent Avenue West. Participants comprised of police and staff members of the Winnipeg Police Service, retired members, spouses, children and special friends, will be losing their locks to raise money for the Canadian Cancer Society Manitoba Division.
   
Over the past decade, this event has raised over $400,000 and has become a significant fundraiser for the Cancer Society in raising money for the fight against Cancer.  All money raised remains in our Province.
   
"Today's event highlights the important role that the Winnipeg Police Service plays in our community", said Erin Crawford, Canadian Cancer Society Senior Director of Public Issues and Community Engagement.
   
WPS members are invited to come out and support their peers and make donations to help in the battle against Cancer which has touched many of us in some way.
   
The Winnipeg Police Service would like to invite the public and members of the media to come out and support this cause.
   
Hope to see you there!
   


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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