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May 3, 2019

Winnipeg Police Service Media Release
For Immediate Release

Missing Person/Parental Abduction: R19-2770

The Winnipeg Police Service is requesting the public's assistance in locating 6-year-old Ayla Velic and her 30-year-old Mother, Elmedina Velic.

Both Ayla and Elmedina were residing in Clinton Township, Michigan.  They travelled to Winnipeg earlier this year, however, they may currently be in Ontario.

The Missing Persons Unit has been investigating this abduction in conjunction with the US authorities.

The Winnipeg Police received authorization under a Hague Convention Application to apprehend Ayla Velic.

The Winnipeg Police Service is asking anyone with information as to the whereabouts of Ayla and Elmedina Velic to contact the Missing Person's Unit at 204-986-6250. There is no evidence to suggest there is a concern for Ayla’s safety.

Elmedina Velic was last believed to be driving a 2016 Red Nissan Versa with Michigan licence plate DUE 2506.

Below is a stock photo of a Nissan Versa.

For more information or to report a tip, visit missingKids.ca or call 1-866-KID-TIPS (543-8477).


Motor Vehicle Collision – Investigation: C19-95199

On May 2, 2019, at approximately 7:10 p.m., emergency personnel responded to the 2300 block of Pembina Highway for the report of a collision involving a motorcycle and an automobile.

The driver of the motorcycle, a male in his 20’s, was transported in critical condition and has been upgraded to serious/stable condition where he remains at this time. The driver of the automobile, a female in her 20’s, was transported to hospital in unstable condition where she was treated and released.

It is believed that the collision occurred on Pembina Highway near the entrance of the Victoria General Hospital.

Investigators are asking that anyone who may have witnessed the collision or have information concerning the incident contact the Traffic Division at 204-986-7085 or Crime Stoppers at 204-786-TIPS (8477).


Impaired Driving/Drug Offence – Arrest: C19-95079

On May 2, 2019, at approximately 4:30 p.m., the Winnipeg Police Service received a call from a business in the Mission Industrial area after an intoxicated male arrived in a truck and drove into a fence. The male entered the business and left in the vehicle a short time later.

The truck was later involved in a collision in the area of St. Anne’s Road and Fermor Avenue. The male driver exited the truck and exchanged particulars before he drove off.

At approximately 6:30 p.m., East District General Patrol officers located the damaged vehicle at the rear of an address in the 300 block of Marion Street. Officers met with a male passenger who advised that the driver had left for his suite approximately 15 minutes earlier, had not returned and was not answering numerous calls to his phone.

Officers attended to the suite where they found the door ajar and the driver unresponsive on a couch with a quantity of cocaine and cash near him. He did not respond to officers and was ultimately woken up before being placed under arrest.

It is believed the driver was impaired by a drug.

A Controlled Drugs and Substances Act search warrant was later granted for the suite and a number of items were seized including:

- 15 grams of cocaine (estimated street value of $1,200)
- 5.45 ounces of methamphetamine (potential street value $ 4,300)
- 2 digital scales contaminated with white residue
- $15,635 in Canadian currency
- packaging material ie. baggies, elastics
- 4 cellular phones

Michael Robert Labossiere, a 25-year-old male of Winnipeg, has been charged with:

- Operation of a Conveyance While Impaired to Any Degree by BAC or Drug or a Combination of Both
- Poss of a Scheduled Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking – Methamphetamine
- Poss of a Scheduled Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking – Cocaine
- Poss of Proceeds of Property Obtained by Crime Over $5,000

He was also processed on an outstanding warrant for the suspension of his parole/statutory release and was detained in custody.


  • Last Update: May 3, 2019

Constable Rob Carver, Public Information Officer
Constable Jay Murray, Public Information Officer
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Kelly Dehn, Manager of Public Affairs

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E-mail: WPS-PIO@winnipeg.ca


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