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October 10, 2017

Winnipeg Police Service Media Release
For Immediate Release

Robbery: C17-226562

On October 7, 2017 at approximately 2:30 p.m. Winnipeg Transit contacted Winnipeg Police reporting an adult female on a bus who reported being assaulted prior to getting on the bus. Emergency service personnel attended and the victim was transported to hospital in stable condition.

General patrol officers met with the victim who advised that at approximately 2:00 p.m. she was waiting for a bus in the area of McGregor St. and Jefferson Ave. when she was confronted by two unknown females. One of the suspects pulled the victim backwards causing her to fall to the ground and bang her head after which the suspects kicked the victim several times and stole her cell phone and money.

The suspects are described as follows:
Suspect #1: Indigenous female, late teens, approximately 5'1" with a small build and red/brown hair

Suspect #2: Indigenous female, late teens, approximately 5'1" with a large build and long dark hair

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).

Theft - Arrest: C17-136386

Between March 21, 2017 and August 15, 2017 a series of thefts of lottery tickets took place at various convenience stores, gas stations and other small businesses in the City of Winnipeg.

On October 9, 2017 members of the Winnipeg Police Major Crimes Unit attended to a residence in St. George, Manitoba where they located and arrested and adult male.

Jonathan Roy FITZSIMMONS, 29-years-old of St. George, Manitoba has been charged with the following offences:

  • Theft Under $5000 X32
  • Robbery
  • Possess Weapon

As previously released on July 27, 2017:
The Winnipeg Police Major Crimes Unit has been investigating a series of thefts that have taken place over the past several months. The thefts have occurred at locations throughout the city.

The suspect in these thefts has gone to various convenience stores where sleeves of lottery tickets have been stolen after distracting the clerk. Investigators believe the same suspect is responsible for over thirty thefts.

Traffic Pursuit - Arrest: C17-2282702

On October 6, 2017 at approximately 5:40 a.m. 2016 Ford F150 was stolen from a parking lot in the area of Grassie Blvd. and Lagimodiere St.

On October 8, 2017 at approximately 2:00 p.m. the driver of the stolen vehicle gassed up in the area of Gateway Rd. and McLeod Ave. and fled without paying for the gas.

On October 9, 2017 at approximately 11:00 a.m. General Patrol officers observed the stolen vehicle being operated in a dangerous manner in the Transcona area. Officers attempted to stop the vehicle; however, it fled at a high rate of speed. A short pursuit followed and was aborted due to the manner of driving.

At approximately 3:10 p.m. General Patrol members observed the stolen vehicle being operated in the area of Plessis Rd. and Regent Ave. Police again attempted to stop the vehicle which fled resulting in a traffic pursuit. The pursuit proceeded at high speeds through a residential area of Transcona and was called off due to public safety concerns.

A short time later the stolen vehicle was involved in a traffic collision involving two vehicles in the area of Plessis Rd. and Pandora Ave. The driver of the stolen vehicle neglected to stop. The stolen vehicle was later abandoned in the area and the driver fled.

The Winnipeg Police Canine Unit located the stolen vehicle and deployed a Police Service Dog which was able to the track the driver of the vehicle to an area nearby.

Wayne Daniel RENNIE, 26-years-old of Winnipeg has been charged with the following offences:

  • Flight while Pursued by Peace Officer X2
  • Dangerous Operation of a Motor Vehicle X2
  • Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Over $5000
  • Driving While Disqualified
  • Fail to Comply with Probation Order X4
  • Theft Under
  • Fail to Remain at the Scene of an Accident X2

MISSING PERSON - DONALD KING:C17-226943

The Winnipeg Police Service is requesting the public’s assistance in locating a missing 63 year old male, Donald KING. KING was last seen in the Windsor Park area of Winnipeg on the morning of October 3, 2017. 

KING is described as Caucasian, 6'1", slim build, short white hair, with facial stubble. KING was last seen wearing dark rimmed prescription glasses, black sweater, blue jeans, grey casual shoes, a grey plaid scarf and a tanned coloured satchel.

The Winnipeg Police Service is concerned about KING’s well-being and is asking anyone with any information regarding his whereabouts to contact the Winnipeg Police Service Missing Persons Unit at 204-986-6250.

Fatal Motor Vehicle Collision - Arrest: C17-229308

On October 10, 2017 at approximately 8:00 p.m. emergency services responded to the area of Main Street and Sutherland Avenue regarding a serious motor vehicle collision involving a pedestrian. An adult male was transported to hospital in critical condition and later succumbed to his injuries.

The investigation has led to the arrest of an off duty Winnipeg Police officer.

The Independent Investigations Unit was notified immediately and took control of the investigation. Members of the Central Traffic Collision Investigation Unit are assisting the investigation under the direction of the Independent Investigation Unit.

    • Last Update: October 11, 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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