June 10, 2022 Media Release

Aggravated Assault – Arrests: C22-124999

On June 9, 2022, at approximately 9:00 p.m., the Winnipeg Police Service responded to the report of an assault in a school field within the 100 block of Ellen Street.

A passerby contacted police, and AIR1 quickly located a victim on the ground being kicked in the head by a group of people. AIR1 coordinated with ground units to locate the victim and three suspects at McDermot Avenue / Frances Street. A female in her teens with serious injuries to her upper body was transported to hospital in stable condition.

All three suspects were taken into custody, and a knife and drugs were seized during their arrests. Further investigation determined the victim and the suspects were all previously known to each other while attending the school grounds together before the victim was attacked.

A 12-year-old female and a 15-year-old female of Winnipeg are facing the charge of Aggravated Assault. They were both released on an Undertaking (as mandated by the Criminal Code).

A 13-year-old female of Winnipeg is facing the following charges:

- Aggravated Assault
- Possess a Weapon
- Possession of a Scheduled Substance – Methamphetamine
- Possession of a Scheduled Substance – Fentanyl

She was detained in youth custody.

Assault Cause Bodily Harm – Arrest: C22-125072

On June 9, 2022, at approximately 11:00 p.m., the Winnipeg Police Service responded to the intersection of Notre Dame Avenue and Arlington Street for the report of a male who had been assaulted at a Winnipeg Transit bus stop.

Officers from the Central District located the 55-year-old victim at the bus stop suffering from multiple injuries. He was transported to hospital and subsequently released.

The suspect, who had remained at the scene, was safely placed under arrest by officers without incident.

Through their investigation, officers believed the victim was standing at the bus stop when he was attacked without provocation. The victim sustained multiple upper body injuries as a result of the attack, which required medical attention.

The accused and the victim were previously unknown to one another.

Nathaniel Aaron PITTMAN, 26, of Winnipeg, has been charged with the following offence:

- Assault Cause Bodily Harm

He was detained in custody.

Weapons – Arrest: C22-124381

During the morning of June 8, 2022, members of the Guns & Gangs Unit began an investigation regarding a male who was believed to be illegally in possession of a firearm.

At approximately 10:15 a.m., the male was placed under arrest at a hotel in the 1650 block of Regent Avenue West. He was found to be in possession of brass knuckles when taken into custody. A bag containing 12 grams of crack cocaine and 17.5 grams of cocaine was also seized.

At approximately 11:20 a.m., Guns & Gangs Unit investigators, with the assistance of the Tactical Support Team and East District officers, executed a Criminal Code search warrant at a residence in the 600 block of Sandhurst Avenue.

A number of items were seized, including the following:

- A Ruger Mini-14 semi-automatic rifle
- A .223 calibre bore sight
- A riflescope
- An angled fore-grip
- Two magazines that were taped together and loaded with .223 calibre ammunition
- A magazine loaded with 7.62 calibre ammunition
- A large amount of other assorted ammunition
- 1 gram of methamphetamine
- Two digital scales contaminated with a residue

Skylar Andrew McPherson, a 29-year-old male of Winnipeg, has been charged with:

- Possession of a Loaded Prohibited or Restricted Firearm
- Possession of a Prohibited or Restricted Weapon Knowing its Possession is Unauthorized (x4)
- Possession of a Firearm Knowing its Possession is Unauthorized
- Possession of Firearm, Restricted/Prohibited Weapon or Ammunition Contrary to Prohibition Order (x5)
- Possession of a Scheduled Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking – Cocaine
- Possession of Scheduled Substance – Methamphetamine

He was detained.

Drug Offences – Arrests: C22-124141

Members of the Guns & Gangs Unit recently began an investigation into a male believed to be trafficking drugs.

On June 9, 2022, at approximately 5:50 p.m., officers located the male in the company of a female in a vehicle near Tache Avenue and Marion Street. Both were taken into custody, and a search of the vehicle resulted in the seizure of:

- 258 grams of methamphetamine (estimated street value of $12,900)
- $12,240 in Canadian currency
- Two mobile phones

Soon after, a Controlled Drugs and Substances Act search warrant was executed at a residence in the 100 block of Humboldt Avenue. A number of items were seized, including the following:

- 4.9 kg of methamphetamine (estimated street value of $240,000)
- A digital scale contaminated with a residue
- Packaging material

James Thomas Wiebe, a 31-year-old male of Winnipeg, has been charged with:

- Possession of a Scheduled Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking – Methamphetamine (x2)
- Possession of Proceeds of Property Obtained by Crime Over $5000 (x2)

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

A 23-year-old female of Winnipeg is facing charges of:

- Possession of a Scheduled Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking – Methamphetamine
- Possession of Proceeds of Property Obtained by Crime Over $5000 (x2)

She was released on an Undertaking (as mandated by the Criminal Code).


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