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November 2, 2017

Winnipeg Police Service Media Release
For Immediate Release

Firearms - Arrests: C17-246395

On October 30, 2017 at approximately 10:10 p.m. an off duty officer observed a suspicious male, in the company of two other males, inside a business in the 1900 block of Bishop Grandin Blvd. The off duty officer was aware that one of the males had an outstanding warrant for his arrest. 

Winnipeg Police General Patrol officers attended and located the three males inside the establishment. It was confirmed that all three males had outstanding warrants for their arrest. The males were arrested and two of them were found to be in possession of a large quantity of drugs as well as firearms and ammunition.

The Street Crimes Unit continued to investigate and obtained a search warrant for two vehicles belonging to the males. As a result, a number of additional firearms and drugs were located and seized.

The following is a list of the total items seized:

  • $9814.50 Canadian currency
  • .39 grams of an unknown substance
  • 2 magazines - 1 loaded with Luger 9mm ammunition
  • 56.4 grams Marijuana
  • 63.38 grams of powder cocaine
  • 79.3 grams of Methamphetamine
  • A black "bear claw" shredding tool
  • A box of shotgun shells
  • A hatchet
  • A Sturm Ruger, Mini 30, "Ranch Rifle" with a magazine loaded with three rounds of ammunition
  • An SKS style semi-automatic rifle
  • Gun Holster
  • Loaded 9mm Sawed-off Semi-Automatic Rifle
  • Rifle ammunition
  • Score Sheets
  • Smith and Wesson Model 659 handgun
  • Two "banana clip" style high capacity magazines, one loaded with ten to twelve rounds of ammunition.
  • Two Cell Phones
  • Weigh digital scale
  • Winchester Air Pistol

The Sturm Ruger, Mini 30, "Ranch Rifle" was found to have been stolen during a break-in which occurred in West St. Paul in April 2017.  

Morgan Stuart KNOTT, 33-years-old of Regina, Saskatchewan has been charged with the following offences:

  • Careless Use of Firearm, Weapon, Prohibited Device or Ammunition
  • Carry Concealed Weapon, Prohibited Device or Ammunition
  • Fail to Comply with Probation Order
  • Possess Weapon X3
  • Possession of a Firearm Knowing its Possession is Unauthorized X5
  • Possession of a Firearm Knowing Serial Number has been Tampered With
  • Possession of a Firearm, Prohibited or Restricted Weapon Obtained by Crime X2
  • Possession of a Firearm, Restricted/Prohibited Weapon or Ammunition Contrary to Prohibition Order X21
  • Possession of a Scheduled Substance - Marihuana
  • Possession of a Scheduled Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking - Methamphetamine
  • Possession of a Scheduled Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking - Cocaine
  • Possession of Loaded Prohibited or Restricted Firearm
  • Possession of Proceeds of Property Obtained by Crime Over $5000
  • Storage of Firearm or Restricted Weapon Contrary to Regulations X2
  • Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm in Motor Vehicle X2

Stephen Bartholomew EGESZ, 33-years-old of Winnipeg has been charged with the following offences:

  • Possession of a Scheduled Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking - Cocaine
  • Possession of Proceeds of Property Obtained by Crime Under $5000
  • Possess Weapon X2
  • Carry Concealed Weapon Prohibited Device or Ammunition X2
  • Possess Firearm, Restricted/Prohibited Weapon or Ammunition Contrary to Prohibition Order

Both males have been detained in custody.

A 37-year-old male of Winnipeg was also arrested and charged with Fail to Comply with Undertaking and Fail to Comply with Probation Order.

Serious Motor Vehicle Collision - C170247526

On November 1, 2017 at approximately 10:30 a.m., emergency personnel responded to a report of a pedestrian struck by a motor vehicle at Ellice Ave. and Milt Stegal Dr.

Upon arrival, a 33-year-old male was located and transported to hospital in critical condition. His condition was later upgraded with stable.

Members of the Winnipeg Police Service Central Traffic Collision Investigation Unit continue to investigate. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Central Traffic Division at 204-986-6271.

Aggravated Assault - Arrest: C17-247660

On November 1, 2017 at approximately 2:010 p.m., emergency personnel responded to a report of an injured male in the area of Martha St. and Henry Ave. Upon arrival a 42-year-old male was located suffering from a stab wound to the upper body. He was transported to hospital in critical condition.

The investigation revealed that the victim was involved in an altercation with a female near the corner of Austin St. and Henry Ave. when he was stabbed him once with a knife.

An adult female was located on the scene and placed under arrest.

Harriet Jane PASCAL, 31-years-old of Winnipeg has been charged with Aggravated Assault, Possess Weapon, and Fail to Comply with Probation Order X3. The victim remains in hospital at this time.

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).

Suspicious Incident – C17-248249

Earlier today, the Winnipeg Police Service was notified that a mother in North Kildonan had found several Xanax pills in their child's Halloween candy bag.

Officers met with the woman who advised her children had been trick-or-treating in the area of Knowles Avenue, Bonner Avenue and Rothesay Street. Upon looking in a child's candy bag last night, she noticed a small zipped bag containing the pills.

The Winnipeg Police Service wishes to remind the public that all Halloween candy should be examined by an adult caregiver

Halloween safety tips can be found here:

    • Last Update: November 2, 2017

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