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November 9, 2017

Winnipeg Police Service Media Release
For Immediate Release

Arson – Arrests: C15-222704

As previously released on October 22, 2015, and March 23, 2016:

On October 21, 2015, at approximately 2:30 a.m., emergency personnel responded to a fire at a condominium complex located in the area of the 2400 block of Waverley Street. 

Upon arrival, a large apartment complex under construction was fully engulfed in flames.  Nearby homes were evacuated as a precaution while emergency crews extinguished the blaze. No one was injured as a result of the incident. 

Damage has been estimated at 3.5 million dollars and the cause is considered suspicious in nature.

The investigation has since revealed that another nearby construction site located at 100 Southview Crescent was broken into during the same time frame as the fire.  Evidence of drinking alcohol at this site, including an accelerant was located and seized by investigators. As a result, it is believed that the individuals who broke into the construction site on Southview Crescent may be associated with the fire on Waverley Street.  

Damage to the building has since been determined to be approximately $5 million dollars.

A lengthy and extensive investigation continued by members of the Arson/Major Crimes Unit and the Southview Crescent fire was definitively linked to the Waverley Street fire.

Officers used a number of investigative efforts to make arrests, including examining DNA evidence with the assistance of the Forensic Identification Section

On November 8, 2017, three suspects were located and placed under arrest.

Jordan Charles Dooley, a 24-year-old male of Amaranth, Manitoba, has been charged with:

- Break Enter & Commit - Place (x2)
- Arson Causing Damage to Property (x2)
- Possession of Incendiary Material

Jesse James McLeod, a 23-year-old male of Morris, Manitoba, has been charged with:

- Break Enter & Commit - Place (x2)
- Arson Causing Damage to Property (x2)
- Possession of Incendiary Material

Nolan Scott Wozny, a 22-year-old male of Winnipeg, has been charged with:

- Break Enter & Commit - Place (x2)
- Arson Causing Damage to Property (x2)
- Possession of Incendiary Material

They were detained in custody.

Firearms – Arrest: C17-252672

On November 8, 2017, at approximately 1:50 a.m., District 3 General Patrol members were patrolling the area of Parr Street and Pritchard Avenue when they observed a rental vehicle driving southbound.

As officers attempted to catch up to the vehicle, it came to a stop in the 700 block of Pritchard Avenue and the four occupants fled. A male suspect was located nearby wearing a ballistic-style vest and was placed under arrest.

A search of the vehicle revealed two loaded firearms:

- A sawed-off Remington .243 calibre pump-action rifle.
- A sawed-off Remington 12-gauge pump-action shotgun.

The Remington .243 calibre rifle was identified as having been stolen from a residence in the Waverley Heights area in September 2017. The ballistic vest was found to be missing the Kevlar panels.

Eric Matthew Moar, a 22-year-old male of Winnipeg, has been charged with:

- Possession of a Weapon (x2)
- Possession of a Firearm Knowing its Possession is Unauthorized (x2)
- Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm in Motor Vehicle (x2)
- Possession of a Loaded Prohibited Firearm (x2)
- Possession of Firearm Contrary to Prohibition Order (x2)
- Carrying Concealed Weapon Prohibited Device or Ammunition (x2)
- Possession of Property Obtained by Crime under $5000

He was detained in custody.

Tip a Cop Fundraiser – Update

Yesterday, the Winnipeg Police Service took part in the 7th annual Tip a Cop fundraiser in partnership with Boston Pizza.

We are proud to announce that over $13,000 was raised for the University of Winnipeg Opportunity Fund which provides scholarships to inner-city youth in memory of injured and fallen police officers. The scholarships provide opportunities for inner-city youth to continue with post-secondary education at the University of Winnipeg.

To date, the event, combined with the Winnipeg Police Community Challenge Golf tournament, has raised over $150,000.00.

The Winnipeg Police Service wishes to thank the public for their great support. We would also like to thank the staff at our Boston Pizza restaurants for their help and assistance.

Winnipeg Police Service Unclaimed Goods Auction

The Winnipeg Police Service will be holding an Unclaimed Goods Auction on Sunday, December 3, 2017.  The auction will be held at Associated Auto Auction, 7130 Roblin Boulevard, Headingley, Manitoba.
   
Viewing begins at 9:00 a.m. and the auction starts at 12:00 noon.
   
For information, as well as a listing of items for auction, please visit
/police/auctions/auctions_171012.stm

   
See you there!

Last Update: November 9, 2017

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