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August 30, 2017

Winnipeg Police Service Media Release
For Immediate Release

Attempt Abduction: C17-193305

On August 29, 2017 at approximately 6:15 p.m., Winnipeg Police general patrol responded to a report of an attempt abduction of a child in the 200 block of Booth Dr.

A 65-year-old male advised that he and his 8-year-old grandson were walking down their apartment stair well when the suspect, an unknown adult male, walking the opposite direction, asked them for the time. The victims continued walking and the suspect began to swear at them and then chase them to the basement level. The suspect threatened the adult victim and attempted to the grab the child. The victims were able to run to a parking garage and notify police. They were not physically harmed.

Police conducted an extensive search of the area but were unable to locate the suspect.

The suspect is described as: Caucasian male, 25 - 30 years of age, approximately 6'2" in height, weighing approximately 250 lbs, with short wavy hair, and blue eyes. He was wearing an orange coloured shirt with a black stripe in the middle and tan coloured pants.

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).

Robbery: C17-192999

On August 29, 2017 at approximately 11:45 a.m. Winnipeg Police an 86-year-old female contacted police advising that she had just been robbed in the 1800 block of Main St.

The victim advised that shortly after she left the bank and was walking in the area she was knocked over and fell to the ground at which time her purse was stolen.  The victim sustained cuts to her elbow as a result.

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).

Drugs/Weapons - Arrest: C17-193145

On August 29, 2017 at approximately 7:40 p.m., members of the Tactical Support Team, Street Crime Unit, and District 3 executed a search warrant on Halkirk Bay.  Three adults and two children were removed from the residence.

A search of the residence yielded the following items:

  • 75 grams of cocaine
  • 82 oxycodone pills
  • 27 grams of marijuana
  • $1413 CAD
  • 9 mm handgun
  • 10 - 12 gauge shotgun shells

Mitchell Stephen Lee BRUNEAU, 36- years-old of Winnipeg, Nicole Leah SPENCE, 30-years-old of Winnipeg, and a 54-years-old female of Winnipeg have been charged with:

  • Store Firearm or Restricted Weapon Contrary to Regulations
  • Possession of a Weapon
  • Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm x2
  • Possession of a Firearm, Prohibited or Restricted  Weapon Obtained by Crime
  • Possession of Cocaine for the Purpose of Trafficking
  • Possession of a Scheduled Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking
  • Possession of a Scheduled Substance - Marihuana
  • Possession of Proceeds of Crime Under $5000

Drugs/Weapons - Arrest: C17-193562

On August 30, 2017 at approximately 12:25 a.m. general patrol officers spot checked a male the area of Flint St. and Notre Dame Ave. and learned of an outstanding warrant of arrest for the male. Upon arrested officers discovered the male's backpack contained the following items:

  • Sawed-off and modified bolt-action .22 calibre rifle
  • A metal magazine containing five rounds of .22 calibre rifle ammunition
  • A pellet handgun
  • 10.26 grams of Methamphetamine packaged in 23 individual dime baggies
  • Used glass crack pipe
  • Digital Scale and packaging materials
  • Three cell phones
  • $180.00 cash

 

Sterling Moyer FLETT, 38-years-old of Winnipeg has been charged with:

  • Possession of Methamphetamine for the Purpose of Trafficking
  • Carry Concealed Weapon, prohibited Device or Ammunition X2
  • Possession of a Weapon x2
  • Possession of a Firearm Knowing its Possession is Unauthorized
  • Possession of a Prohibited or Restricted Firearm with Ammunition
  • Possession of a Firearm, Restricted Weapon or Ammunition Contrary to Prohibition Order X2
  • Fail to Comply with Condition - Recognizance X3

 

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).

 

    • Last Update: August 30, 2017

Constable Rob Carver, Public Information Officer
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