June 6, 2022 Media Release

Carjacking – Arrest: C22-119278

On June 3, 2022, at approximately 2:00 p.m., an adult female was robbed in the entranceway of a library in the St. John’s neighbourhood. While in the company of her infant child, the victim was confronted by two unknown males who grabbed hold of her purse in an attempt to steal it. As she was still hanging onto her purse, she was dragged, and the baby stroller containing her child was knocked over.

The suspects made off with the purse but returned with the victim’s stolen car keys minutes later. As they jumped into the vehicle, bystanders intervened, trying to stop them from stealing the car. One of the suspects pointed a firearm at a bystander, then drove away in the stolen vehicle. Police were contacted and met with the victim. She did not request medical attention for herself or her child.

On June 4, General Patrol officers from the North District observed the stolen vehicle being driven near Salter/Powers and attempted a traffic stop. As the vehicle slowed down, an individual from the initial purse robbery jumped out and fled on foot.

After a short foot pursuit, the suspect was taken into custody and turned over to the Major Crimes Unit.

A 16-year-old male of Winnipeg was charged with the following offences, while the other suspect has not been arrested:

- Armed robbery with a firearm
- Possession of a Firearm, Contrary to Prohibition Order
- Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Over $5,000
- Operation of a Conveyance While Prohibited by Order Under Criminal Code

He was detained in custody.

Stabbing – Investigation: C22-121141

On June 5, 2022, at 6:00 p.m., the Winnipeg Police Service responded to the intersection of Sargent Avenue and Beverley Street for a stabbing.

General Patrol officers from the Central District attended and located an injured female in her thirties. She was subsequently transported to hospital in unstable condition.

No arrests have yet been made. Members of the Major Crimes Unit are continuing this investigation.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Major Crimes Unit at 204-986-6219 or Crime Stoppers at 204-786-TIPS (8477).

Shooting – Investigation: C22-121490

On June 6, 2022, at approximately 5:30 a.m., the Winnipeg Police Service responded to a shooting at a residence in the 300 block of Redwood Avenue.

Officers located an adult male with a gunshot wound and provided emergency medical care. He was transported to hospital in critical condition.

This investigation was turned over to the Major Crimes Unit, no arrests have been made.

Anyone with information is asked to contact investigators in the Major Crimes Unit at 204-986-6219 or Crime Stoppers at 204-786-8477 (TIPS).

Robbery with a Firearm – Arrest: C22-119482

On June 3, 2022, at approximately 6:00 p.m., officers responded to Edmonton/Graham for the robbery of a Transit bus passenger.

Officers met with the victim, who reported that two unknown individuals threatened him while travelling on the bus and demanded his backpack. As the victim exited the bus, the suspects followed him, assaulting him on the ground and spraying him with what was believed to be bear spray. They grabbed his property and fled on foot.

Another passenger in the immediate vicinity was also contaminated with the spray. Still occupied with other passengers, the bus had to be evacuated due to spray contamination. 

Police flooded the area and located one of the suspects at Vaughn and the Promenade. A conducted energy weapon (Taser) was deployed, and he was taken into custody.

Jarrett Dwight CRIVEA, 23, of Winnipeg, was charged with the following offences:

- Robbery
- Causing a Disturbance
- Assault Weapon x 2
- Possess Weapon
- Carrying Concealed Weapon Prohibited Device
- Resist Peace Officer
- Causing a Disturbance
- Mischief Under $5,000
- Fail to Comply with Probation Order

He was detained in custody.

Firearm Search Warrant – Arrests: C22-118564

In June 2022, the Winnipeg Police Service’s Guns & Gangs Unit began a firearms investigation believed to involve a residence in the North End.  
 
On June 5, 2022, the Guns & Gangs Unit, with the assistance of the Tactical Support Team and Community Support Units from Central and East Districts, executed a search warrant at a residence in the 700 Block of Dufferin Avenue.
 
As a result of the investigation, four adults were taken into custody. The following items were seized:
 
- an improvised firing device (zip-gun)
- various .22 caliber ammunition
 
Gerald Nathaniel TROUT, 36, of Winnipeg, is charged with the following offences:
 
- Possession of a Firearm, Restricted/Prohibited Weapon or Ammunition
- Possess of a Weapon
- Fail to Comply with Condition of Release Order x 6
 
He was detained in custody.
 
Rick Edward FLETT, 24, of Winnipeg, is charged with the following offences:
 
- Possession of a Weapon
- Fail to Comply Condition of Release Order x 2
 
He was detained in custody.
 
A 32-year old female, from Peguis First Nation, is facing the following charge:
 
- Possession of a Weapon
 
She was released on an Undertaking.
 
 A 32-year old female, of Winnipeg, is facing the following charge:

- Possession of a Weapon
 
She was released on an Undertaking.


Constable Jay Murray, Public Information Officer
Constable Dani McKinnon, Public Information Officer
Constable Claude Chancy, Public Information Officer
Kelly Dehn, Manager of Public Affairs

Office: 204-986-3061
E-mail: WPS-PIO@winnipeg.ca