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October 20, 2017

Winnipeg Police Service Media Release
For Immediate Release

Missing Person – Kierra Hather: C17-235965

The Winnipeg Police Service is requesting the public’s assistance in locating a missing 13-year-old female, Kierra Hather.

Hather was last seen in the West End area of Winnipeg during the evening of October 18, 2017.

She is described as Indigenous in appearance, 5’5”, medium build with medium length straight brown hair and brown eyes. Hather was last seen wearing a white jacket with black stripes, black leggings and black shoes. Kierra Hather

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

Firearm & Drugs – Arrest: C17-236543

On October 19, 2017, at approximately 8:40 a.m., members of the Winnipeg Police K9 Unit and Street Crime Unit were conducting a proactive patrol in the area of Arlington Street and Manitoba Avenue.

At this time, they were flagged down by a member of the public who asked for help removing an intoxicated individual from a residence in the 600 block of Manitoba Avenue.

Officers attended to the residence and located the male. A nearby bag was observed to contain the following:

  • Identification in the male's name.
  • A sawed-off shotgun with an altered serial number.
  • 3.75 grams of Ketamine (valued at approximately $300).
  • A single .22 calibre cartridge

A search of the individual resulted in the seizure of two concealed knives.

Justin Roddy Dunsford, a 33-year-old male of Winnipeg, has been charged with:

  • Possession of Scheduled Substance (Ketamine)
  • Store Firearm or Restricted Weapon Contrary to Regulations
  • Possession of a Weapon (x3)
  • Possession of a Firearm Knowing its Possession is Unauthorized
  • Possession of a Firearm, Prohibited or Restricted Weapon Obtained by Crime
  • Possession of a Firearm Knowing Serial Number has been Tampered With
  • Possession of Firearm or Ammunition Contrary to Prohibition Order (x4)
  • Warrant of Arrest for Fail to Comply with Order or Obligation (x2)

He was detained in custody.

Last Update: October 20, 2017

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