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September 30, 2017

Winnipeg Police Service Media Release
For Immediate Release

Firearm - Arrest: C17-219613

On September 29, 2017, at approximately 6:45 p.m., General Patrol officers from Division 13 attempted to stop a male on a bicycle and pushing a second bike who was known to have outstanding arrest warrants. The male fled, eventually throwing his bicycle at the uniformed officers. Police were able to arrest the male without injury.

As the male was being arrested police located a sawed-off shotgun, ammunition, a quantity of methamphetamine (street value $400) and bolt cutters in his backpack.

James Kelly POOLE, 29, was arrested and charged with the following offences:
- Warrant of Arrest for Armed Robbery, Point Firearm
- Warrant of Arrest for Fail to Comply with Probation Order
- Possess Scheduled Substance (Methamphetamine)
- Assault Peace Officer
- Resist Peace Officer
- Numerous Firearm-related offences
- Possess Break-in Instruments
- Possess Property Obtained by Crime

Poole was detained in custody.

    • Last Update: October 2, 2017

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