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June 16, 2017

Winnipeg Police Service Media Release
For Immediate Release

Drug Offence/Search Warrant – Arrests: C17-130830

On June 15, 2017, after an intensive investigation, members of the Winnipeg Police Service Street Crime Unit executed a Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (CDSA) search warrant on a residential address in the 1000 block of Powers Street.

As a result, an adult male in his 30’s and an adult female in her 20’s (both from Winnipeg) were arrested and charged with:
- Possession of a Scheduled Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking (Methamphetamine)
- Possess Proceeds of Property Obtained by Crime

Both accused were released on a Promised to Appear 

Investigators seized 1.6 kilograms of Methamphetamine. The street value of this drug is estimated to be $240,000. A quantity of cash was also seized.

UPDATE: Missing Person – Scott HADATH: C17-122405

The Winnipeg Police Service continues to request the public’s assistance in locating a missing 39-year-old male, Scott HADATH.


As previously released, HADATH was last seen in the Southdale area of Winnipeg on the afternoon of June 5, 2017. 


HADATH is described as a Caucasian male, 5’10” in height, heavy build, with a thick beard and hazel eyes.  There is no clothing description.  HADATH believed to be driving a 2015 black Mini Cooper with Manitoba license HJB 662. 

This investigation is ongoing, and the Winnipeg Police Service is concerned about HADATH’s well-being. Anyone with any information regarding his whereabouts is asked to contact the Winnipeg Police Service Missing Persons Unit at 204-986-6250.

Update: Arrest - Male Wanted - C160249563

As previously released:
On November 28, 2016, the Winnipeg Police Service and RCMP responded to two separate shooting incidents involving three victims.

The first incident occurred in the 400 block of Pritchard Avenue involving a male who was shot and later succumbed to his injuries. The 39-year-old male victim has been identified as Benjamin Franklin TRAVERSE.

Prior to fleeing, the suspects robbed two additional victims and then forced them into a vehicle and drove them to the area of Raleigh Street between Glenway Avenue and Foxgrove Avenue in East St. Paul, Manitoba. It was at this location where the two were shot before the suspects fled the area in the same vehicle.

The investigation continued and on January 6, 2017 members of the Major Crimes Unit, General Patrol, and the Tactical Support Team located and arrested James Andrew JEWEL, 26-years-old of Winnipeg. He was charged with Attempt Murder x2, Kidnapping x2, Robbery with a Firearm X2, and Robbery.

On December 7, 2016 a Canada wide warrant was issued for the arrest of Michael Taylor FLESS, 30-years-old.

On June 16th, 2017 investigative members of the Waterloo Regional Police Service located and arrested Michael FLESS and executed the Canada wide warrant.  He has been charged with: Second Degree Murder, Attempt Murder x 2, Kidnapping X2, Robbery using a Firearm X2 and Fail to Comply with Probation.

    • Last Update: June 16, 2017

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