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July 29, 2017

Winnipeg Police Service Media Release
For Immediate Release

Arson – Investigation: C17-166510

On July 28, 2017, at approximately 10:15 a.m., emergency personnel responded to an apartment building in the 400 block of Sherbrook Street for the report of a fire.

Six individuals were transported to hospital and have since been released. Initial damages are estimated to be approximately $1,000,000.

The fire is believed to be suspicious in nature.

This investigation is continuing by members of the Major Crimes Unit. Anyone with information that may assist investigators is asked to call 204-986-6219 or Crime Stoppers at 204-786-TIPS (8477).

Homicide – Update: C17-166069

As previously released on July 28, 2017:

On July 27, 2017, at approximately 7:45 p.m., emergency personnel responded to a residence in the 100 block of Euclid Avenue for a report of an injured male.

Upon arrival, officers located both a 29-year-old male and a 31-year-old female who had been stabbed.

The victims were transported to hospital in critical condition. The female has since been upgraded to stable condition; however, the male has succumbed to his injuries.

The deceased victim has been identified as Rohn Conan Abraham, a 29-year-old male of Winnipeg.

This investigation is continuing by members of the Homicide Unit. Anyone with information that may assist investigators is asked to call 204-986-6508 or Crime Stoppers at 204-786-TIPS (8477).

Assault/Suspicious Male – Update: C17-153631

As previously released on July 13, 2017:

On July 12, 2017, at approximately 6:45 p.m., an adult female was jogging in the area of Lindsay Street and Corydon Avenue when she was approached by a male who made a motion as if he was asking for the time.

The victim provided the time and continued to jog, but noticed the male was still following her. It was at this time that the male grabbed the victim and attempted to assault her. After a brief struggle, the victim was able to flee with minor injuries.

Major Crime Unit investigators have provided the following composite sketch and an updated description of the suspect male based on witness information:

- Tan-coloured skin.
- Late 20's to early 30's in age.
- 5'10" in height with an athletic build.
- Hair that is described as being short, curly and/or woolly.

- Wearing large square sunglasses.

This investigation is continuing by members of the Major Crimes Unit. Anyone with information may help investigators identify the suspect is asked to call 204-986-6219 or Crime Stoppers at 204-786-TIPS (8477).

Firearm/Weapons – Arrest: C17-167099

On July 28, 2017 at approximately 11:30 p.m., East District Station Community Support Unit members were traveling in the area of Watt Street and Kimberly Avenue when they observed a vehicle driving in an erratic matter.

The vehicle was stopped in the 600 block of Watt Street and an investigation led to the arrest of two male occupants.

Officers recovered and seized a loaded sawed-off .22 calibre rifle, a machete and bear spray.

Jonathan Lee Martens, a 28-year-old male of Richer, has been charged with:

- Possession of a Weapon (x3)
- Unauthorized Possession of a Prohibited or Restricted Weapon
- Store Firearm or Restricted Weapon Contrary to Regulations
- Carrying Concealed Weapon Prohibited Device or Ammunition
- Possession of a Firearm Knowing its Possession is Unauthorized
- Unauthorized Possession of a Prohibited or Restricted Weapon in Motor Vehicle
- Possession of a Loaded Prohibited or Restricted Firearm
- Possession of a Firearm, Prohibited or Restricted Weapon Obtained by Crime
- Possession of Firearm, Restricted/Prohibited Weapon or Ammunition Contrary to Prohibition Order (x2)
- Fail to Comply with Probation Order
- Drive without licence or with invalid licence (Highway Traffic Act)
- Drive without driver's liability insurance (Highway Traffic Act)
- Drive imprudently (Highway Traffic Act)

Michael James Macdonald, a 32-year-old male of Winnipeg, has been charged with:

- Possession of a Weapon (x3)
- Unauthorized Possession of a Prohibited or Restricted Weapon
- Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm
- Store Firearm or Restricted Weapon Contrary to Regulations
- Carrying Concealed Weapon Prohibited Device or Ammunition
- Unauthorized Possession of a Prohibited or Restricted Weapon in Motor Vehicle
- Possession of a Loaded Prohibited or Restricted Firearm
- Possession of a Firearm, Prohibited or Restricted Weapon Obtained by Crime
- Fail to Comply with Probation Order

They were detained in custody.

Injured Male – Public Assistance Requested: C17-167195

On July 29, 2017, at approximately 2:00 a.m., emergency personnel responded to the 600 block of Notre Dame Avenue for a report of an injured male.

Upon arrival, officers located an unresponsive adult male suffering from significant injuries. The male was transported to hospital in unstable condition and has since been downgraded to critical condition.

Investigators have been unable to ascertain the identity of the male. He is described as:

- Indigenous in appearance.
- Black short hair (appears to have a receding hairline and no facial hair).
- 35 to 40 years of age.
- Approximately 5'10" and 180 to 200 lbs.
- Wearing a blue t-shirt, black/grey cargo-style pants and size 10 white Sketcher shoes.
- He was also found to have a blue watch and multiple keys on a key chain.

Anyone with information regarding this incident, or the possible identity of this male, is asked to contact Major Crime Unit investigators at 204-986-6219 or Crime Stoppers at 204-786-TIPS (8477)

    • Last Update: July 31, 2017

Constable Rob Carver, Public Information Officer
Constable Jay Murray, Public Information Officer
Constable Tammy Skrabek, Public Information Officer

Kelly Dehn, Manager of Public Affairs

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