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March 14, 2017

Winnipeg Police Service Media Release
For Immediate Release

Sexual Assault – Arrest: R17-7844

The Winnipeg Police Sex Crimes Unit has been involved in a long-term investigation involving allegations of sexual assault beginning in the spring of 2016.

In late January and early February, 2017, two victims contacted investigators; the 34-year-old and a 56-year-old female advised detectives that they had both been victims of sexual assaults that had occurred, one in 2012 and one in 2014. The assaults were alleged to have happened while the victims were in a client – patient relationship with a male practising as an Osteopathic Therapist in a clinical setting.

It’s alleged that the victims, while receiving therapy at a location in the Wildwood Park area, were inappropriately touched and sexually assaulted. The victims were not known to each other.

As a result of the investigation a 50-year-old male from Winnipeg was arrested on March 8, 2017. He was charged with:
 - Sexual Assault x 2

The accused was released on a Promise to Appear.

Commercial Break-ins – Arrest: C17-42773

Winnipeg Police became aware of a series of break-ins to commercial properties that were occurring in early March of 2017. An investigation was undertaken by detectives from the East District Crime Unit.

Between March 1 and March 12, nineteen separate incidents occurred throughout the City of Winnipeg. Total damages to the properties are estimated to be in excess of $20,000. Stolen property is estimated to over $15,000.

On March 13, 2017 at approximately 11:45 p.m., general patrol officers located a suspect vehicle that had been identified in the investigation. After a short time, with the assistance of Air-1, the vehicle was stopped in the area of the 200 block of Poplar Avenue.

As a result, police have charged Clinton Garry QUESNEL, 38, with the following charges:
- Break, Enter and Theft x 17
- Fail to Comply Recognizance x 8
- Flight While Pursued by Police
- Dangerous Operation of Motor Vehicle
- Break and Enter with Intent x 2

Quesnel was detained in custody.

2017 Dufferin Hockey / Learn to Skate Program

On March 15th, the Dufferin Learn to Skate Program will be completing their fifth tremendously successful year. Accomplishing such incredible success comes directly from a community based approached with support from everyone involved.
The Winnipeg Police Service and Police Cadets have partnered with Dufferin Elementary School, Hugh John MacDonald Junior High, Pinkham Elementary and Freight House.  The main goal is to keep our youth engaged in a positive, healthy atmosphere.

At 1:00 p.m. participants will be walking with the Dufferin Hockey/ Learn to Skate group, starting at Dufferin School (545 Alexander) and finishing at Pioneer Arena on Logan.

At 1:20 p.m. participants in the Dufferin Hockey/Learn to Skate Program will engage in a Skills Competition to show case there on ice abilities. Once this is completed there will be a Community skate with anyone who wishes to participant.

At 2:15 p.m. depart back to Dufferin School Gym for Pizza and refreshments (Generously donated by CNDC)
Metals will be awarded to participants and there will also be coffee and hot cholate (all donated by Tim Hortons)

We hope we can count on your support to show the students and the Community that we all really do "Walk the Walk and Talk the Talk"

      Last Update: March 14, 2017

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