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September 27, 2017

Winnipeg Police Service Media Release
For Immediate Release

Project Return

The Winnipeg Police Service's Counter Exploitation Unit, Missing Person's Unit, and Community Support Division 11, in partnership with Outreach Workers from the Community in Winnipeg (StreetReach, W.O.N. - Winnipeg Outreach Network) initiated a Joint Project during the weekend of September 25 and 26th, 2017, with the aim of protecting youth within our city who are at a high risk of being sexually exploited.

  • 15 males arrested between ages of 19-62 for Purchasing Sexual Services CC 286.1(1)
  • 9 Vehicles seized under the Prostitution HTA offences
  • 46 Crime Prevention through Social Development (CPTSD) contacts were made to identify and assist those involved in the Sex Trade
    • 26 persons were provided Harm Reduction kits/food and/or clothing during the CPTSD contacts
  • 62 locations known to be frequented by high risk missing youths checked
  • 13 at risk youth were located with each transported to a place of safety
    • 2 of these missing/high risk youths were arrested for an outstanding warrant and Failing to Comply with Sentence

Our commitment to issues surrounding our missing youth and those at risk of sexual exploitation in the community will continue.

MVC Hit and Run Investigation - Arrest: C17-214839

On September 26, 2017 at approximately 9:00 p.m. an adult male attended to the Winnipeg Police Headquarters and identified himself as the driver of the suspect vehicle in a recently released Hit and Run.

Shane David STREBLEY, 37-years-old of Winnipeg has been arrested and charged with:

  • Fail to Stop at the Scene of an Accident Involving Bodily Harm
  • Drive Carelessly - Cause Bodily Harm
  • Drive while Disqualified

The suspect vehicle has been seized for examination.

The victim remains in critical condition at this time.

As previously released: On September 24, 2017, at approximately 1:45 a.m., emergency personnel responded to a report of an injured male in the middle of the roadway at Talbot Avenue and Panet Road.

The victim, a 43-year-old male, was transported to hospital in critical condition where he remains.

Central Traffic Unit Investigators have determined that the male was the victim of a hit and run motor vehicle collision, and are seeking the public's assistance in locating the following suspect vehicle: 2011 and newer Blue Dodge Grand Caravan with obvious front end damage on the passenger side.

    • Last Update: September 27, 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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