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January 25, 2017

Winnipeg Police Service Media Release
For Immediate Release

Serious Assault Investigation – C17-17132

On January 24, 2017, at approximately 6:30 p.m., Winnipeg Police and Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responded to a report of a female who had been assaulted in the 1000 block of Sherburn Street.

Responding units located an adult female who was suffering from a stab wound to the upper body. She was transported to a hospital in critical condition, however, she has since been upgraded to stable.

This investigation is continuing by members of the West District Crime Unit. Anyone with information that may assist investigators is asked to call 204-986-2877 or Crime Stoppers at 204-786-TIPS (8477).

Utter Threats – Arrest: C17-16565

On January 23, 2016, Winnipeg Police were made aware of an online threat that had been made against West Kildonan Collegiate located at 101 Ridgecrest Avenue. An investigation was undertaken by officers from the West District.

As a result of this investigation, police arrested a 16-year-old male. He has been charged with Utter Threats and two counts of Fail to Comply with Conditions of Undertaking.

The accused was detained in custody.

Assault Investigations: C17-15766/C17-15807

On the evening of January 22, 2017, Winnipeg Police responded to two reports of  individuals who had been assaulted with pepper spray in the North West area of the city.

The first incident occurred in 700 block of Sheppard Street. At approximately 9:20 p.m.
the victim, an adult male in his thirties, answered the doorbell at his home. He was immediately sprayed in the face with what is believed to be pepper spray.

The victim was unable to provide a description of his attacker. It should be noted that at the time of the attack there were three children under five-years-old in the residence.
The adult victim, as well as the children, were treated in hospital and released.
The second assault occurred at approximately 10:00 p.m. in the 1200 block of Jefferson Avenue. The victim, an adult male in his mid-thirties was in the parking lot of his apartment building when an unknown male suspect approached him asking for change. The suspect then pepper sprayed the victim in the face and attempted to further assault him, however, the victim was able to enter the apartment block and safely lock the doors.

The suspect in this incident is described as a male, Aboriginal in appearance, approximately 5’10” in height, approximately 20 – 30 years of age wearing a black jacket with a hoodie and neck warmer covering his face.

Investigators believe these two incident are potentially linked to the same suspect.

This investigation is continuing by members of the District 3 Crime Unit. Anyone with information that may assist investigators is asked to call 204-986-2848 or Crime Stoppers at 204-786-TIPS (8477).

  • Last Update: January 26, 2017

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