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June 26, 2016

Winnipeg Police Service Media Release
For Immediate Release

Attempt Abduction – C16-131229

On Saturday June 25, 2016 at approximately 4:00 p.m., an 11 year old male was walking alone in the area of Simpson Avenue and Besant Street when he was approached by an unknown male.
   
The suspect drove towards and past the victim parking behind him at which time he exited the vehicle and yelled out, “Get in my car now.” The victim attempted to run however, the suspect took hold of his right wrist and proceeded to drag him towards his vehicle. The victim began yelling and striking at the suspects arm, eventually breaking free. The victim ran home and notified a parent, who in turn contacted police.
   
The victim sustained a minor injury due to the incident.
   
The suspect male/vehicle was last seen turning onto Besant Street. The suspect and vehicle are described as follows:
   
Aboriginal in appearance, approximately 24 years old, medium build, fair complexion, between 6’3” – 6’6” tall, dark medium length hair, dark thin goatee and moustache, stained/yellowing and missing some teeth. He had a tattoo of a cross on his right forearm area described as white and black in colour with a chain design looping through it. He was wearing a black hoodie with some white on the front, black pants with a hole in the left knee, black shoes with white trim around the sole area and sunglasses.
   
A newer model black van, tinted windows, possibly a Dodge Caravan with rust on the back and red colouring on the rear bumper.
   
The investigation is continuing by members of the East District Crime Unit.  
   
Anyone with information regarding the incident or suspect involved are asked to contact Detectives at 204-986-2857 or Crime Stoppers at 204-786-TIPS (8477).  

Update - Homicide Investigation Arrests – C16-129347

As previously released -On June 23, 2016 at approximately 3:05 a.m., emergency personnel responded to reports of an injured male inside a suite located in the 400 block of Furby Street. 
   
James Edsel TUCKER, 45 years old was found stabbed in the upper body and transported to hospital in critical condition. He succumbed to his injuries. 
   
Martin Archie FLETT, 22 years old and more recently Joshua EVANS, 24 years old have been charged with 2nd Degree Murder, Robbery with Firearm x 2, Kidnapping with Firearm, Sexual Assault, Assault with a Weapon and other weapon related offences due to their alleged involvement.  
   
The investigation has revealed that the pair attended to the 400 block of Furby Street to purchase drugs when they first encountered a 37 year old male resident. The suspects were armed and for a period of time, the 37 year old victim was seriously assaulted.
   
Sometime later, the victim was forced into his suite when the suspects encountered victim James TUCKER. A confrontation erupted resulting in TUCKER being stabbed. The suspects fled and police were notified.  
   
The investigation continued by members of the Homicide Unit.
   
Both FLETT and EVANS have been remanded into custody.

Arson Arrests – C16-131303

On June 25, 2016 at approximately 5:15 p.m., two male youth were walking in the River Heights area when they proceeded to light several separate fires involving trash bins. The incidents occurred near the following locations:
   
700 block of Cambridge Street
700 block of Cambridge Street
1200 block of Grant Avenue
1500 block of Corydon Avenue
Grant Avenue and Nathaniel Street
   
Damage is estimated at approximately $1000.00
   
Responding Patrol members observed one male youth fleeing who was arrested and taken into custody. The second suspect was arrested later a short distance away.
   
A 13 year old male and 14 year old male are facing the following charges:
   
Arson Causing Damage to Property x 5
Possession of Incendiary Material
   
Both were released on a Promise to Appear. 

 

Last Update: June 27, 2016

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