June 7, 2022 Media Release

Robbery with Firearm – Arrests: C22-122031

On June 6, 2022, at approximately 5:45 p.m., the Winnipeg Police Service responded to a gun call in the 300 block of Powers Street. 

Officers met with the two teenage victims, who indicated they were walking south on Powers Street when two unknown males standing in the front yard of a residence called them over. When the teens approached, the suspects, brandishing a gun and bear spray, demanded their property. One of the victims was struck in his face with the gun, while the other victim was punched. The suspects took the property, fleeing into the residence, and the victims ran for help. They did not require medical attention at the time. 

As backup units from the North District and the Tactical Support Team arrived, bystanders in the area pointed to the house. The two suspects were located in the back lane and safely taken into custody. A firearm was not recovered.

 A 15-year-old youth male from Winnipeg faces the following charges: - Armed Robbery Using a Firearm x 2 - Fail to Comply with Undertaking x 3 He was detained in custody. 

A 16-year-old youth male from Winnipeg faces the following charges: - Carrying Concealed Weapon or Prohibited Device - Fail to Comply with Undertaking x 2 He was released on an Undertaking as mandated by the Criminal Code. 

Firearm – Arrest: C22-122285

On June 6, 2022, shortly after 11:00 p.m., General Patrol Units from the Central District responded for the report of a male at Main/Higgins waving around a firearm. 

Police units arrived in a well-populated pedestrian area and observed the accused walking southbound, still armed with a firearm. The accused complied with police directions dropping the firearm; however, it unexpectedly discharged a round when it landed. Nobody was injured, and he was taken into custody. 

Recovered was an improvised firing device derived from a sawed-off pellet gun and 18 rounds of .22 calibre ammunition. 

Blake Allan Wade MORAND, 35, of Winnipeg, was charged with the following offences: 

- Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm 

- Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm Knowing its Prohibited 

- Possess Weapon Dangerous Purpose 

- Possess Prohibited Firearm with Ammunition 

- Possess Firearm Contrary to Order x 3 

He was detained in custody.

Weapons – Arrest: C22-122457

On June 7, 2022, at approximately 5:00 a.m., the Winnipeg Police Service responded to the 100 block of Notre Dame Street for the report of a male observed in possession of a firearm. 

 General Patrol officers from the West and East Districts attended and determined that the male had returned to his residence after being observed brandishing a rifle on the street. 

 Officers directed the male to exit his residence and safely placed him under arrest without incident. Officers seized the following items from his residence. 

- bolt action rifle 

 - 12-gauge shotgun x 2 

 - various ammunition 

 A 44-year-old male of Winnipeg is facing the following charges: 

 - Careless Use of Firearm, Weapon, Prohibited Device, or Ammunition 

 - Store Firearm or Restricted Weapon Contrary to Regulations 

 - Possession of a Weapon 

 - Possession of a Firearm Knowing its Possession is Unauthorized 

 The accused is still in police custody.

Weapons – Arrest: C22-121823

On June 6, 2022, at approximately 1:30 p.m., Guns & Gangs officers of the Winnipeg Police Service observed a male exiting a yard of a residence in the 400 block of Langside Street. 

 As the male walked toward them, officers observed a knife on his person and quickly placed him in custody after a short struggle. Officers searched and seized the following items: 

 - sawed-off rifle (loaded) 

 - extended rifle magazine holding 16 bullets 

 - black folding knife - brass knuckles 

 - 3.5 grams of powder cocaine (estimated street value: $280) 

 - 38 grams of fentanyl (estimated street value: $7600) 

 - 109 grams of methamphetamine (estimated street value: $5400) 

 - 9 grams of psilocybin (estimated street value: $90) - $295 in Canadian currency 

 Gino Tyrell Kerwin HALCROW, 24, of Winnipeg, was charged with the following offences: 

 - Unauthorized Possession of a Prohibited Firearm with Ammunition 

 - Possession of a Firearm Knowing its Possession is Unauthorized 

 - Contravention to Storage Regulations - Possession of a Prohibited Weapon 

 - Possession of a Prohibited Device - Possession of a Weapon 

 - Possession of a Controlled Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking (Methamphetamine, Fentanyl, Cocaine, Psilocybin (Mushrooms)) 

 - Possession of Proceeds Obtained by Crime Under $5000 

 - Resist Arrest - Fail to Comply with Probation Order x 3 - Possession of a Firearm Contrary to Prohibition Order x 6 

 He was detained in custody.


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