July 19, 2022 Media Release

Firearm – Arrests: C22-160148

On July 18, 2022, the North District Community Support Unit and the Tactical Support Team assisted Manitoba Justice’s Public Safety Investigations Unit with an eviction at a residence in the 400 block of Flora Avenue.

Two individuals were taken into police custody, and a loaded 12 gauge firearm and ammunition were seized.

A 25-year-old male, Maxim Dale GARNEAU and a 23-year-old female, Emily Jessica Marie Kate HUDSON of Winnipeg, were charged with the following offences:

- Possess Firearm/ Ammunition Contrary to Order x 2
- Possession of a Firearm Knowing its Possession is Unauthorized
- Store Firearm or Restricted Weapon Contrary to Regs

They were both detained in custody.

The Winnipeg Police Service frequently works with Manitoba Justice’s Public Safety Investigations Unit to enforce The Safer Communities and Neighbourhoods Act. This Actaims to hold property owners accountable for undesirable, threatening and disturbing activities that habitually occur on their property and negatively impact a community. Some of these issues may include:

  • Criminal sales, production and use of illegal drugs
  • Unlawful sales of liquor, habitual non-potable and solvent usage
  • Prostitution and related activity
  • Sexual abuse/exploitation and related activity involving children
  • Possession/Storage of unlawful firearms, weapons or explosives
  • Participating in offences related to organized crime

Residents in a community who fear safety or security can file confidential complaints to Manitoba Justice. The Public Safety Investigations Unit reviews and investigates each complaint, which may result in the following steps being taken:

  • a warning letter issued to the property owner
  • resolve the matter out of court
  • apply for a Community Safety Order, with or without a Closure Order against the property
  • apply for an Emergency Closure Order

For more information about The Safer Communities and Neighbourhoods Act, see the link below:

https://www.gov.mb.ca/justice/commsafe/pubs/scnafactsheet.pdf

Robbery – Arrests: C22-160606

On July 18, 2022, at 9:38 p.m., members of the Winnipeg Police Service responded to the 300 block of Arlington Street for a report of an attempted robbery. A passerby had observed a male being stabbed by several youths who had since run off.

Upon arrival, officers located an injured 51-year-old male and began to administer emergency medical care, including the use of a chest seal. The victim was transported to a hospital in unstable condition and was later upgraded to stable condition.

A pair of suspects were located nearby and placed under arrest. A knife was seized from one of the suspects.

Members of the Major Crimes Unit continued with the investigation.

It is believed that the victim had been walking in the area when confronted, and an attempt was made to rob him of his personal property – during which he was stabbed and punched.

A 14-year-old male of Winnipeg has been charged with:

- Robbery
- Assault with a Weapon
- Possession of a Weapon
- Fail to Comply with Sentence (x6)
- Fail to Comply with Condition of Release Order (x3)
- Theft of Motor Vehicle

A 16-year-old male of West St. Paul has been charged with:

- Robbery
- Assault with a Weapon
- Possession of a Weapon
- Fail to Comply with Probation Order

They were detained in custody.

Assault – Investigation: C22-160545

On July 18, 2022, at 8:21 p.m., members of the Winnipeg Police Service responded to an apartment building in the 600 block of Broadway for a report of an assault.

Upon arrival, officers located a seriously injured 44-year-old male and began to administer emergency medical care, including the use of trauma bandages and a pair of tourniquets. The victim was transported to a hospital in unstable condition and was later upgraded to stable condition.

This investigation is continuing by members of the Major Crimes Unit. Anyone with information that may assist investigators is asked to call 204-986-6219 or Crime Stoppers at 204-786-TIPS (8477).

Stabbing – Update/Arrest: C22-151734

As previously released:

On July 9, 2022, at 12:39 a.m., members of the Winnipeg Police Service responded to the area of Wilkes Avenue and Community Row for a report of a stabbing that had just occurred.

Soon after, a WPS unit arrived in the area but could not immediately locate anyone. They travelled south on Community Row, a gravel road, for approximately two kilometers until they were flagged down by several teenagers who advised that their friend had been stabbed and that they would have to locate him some distance away on foot in a heavily-bushed and muddy area.

The pair of officers gathered their medical equipment and set out approximately one kilometer on foot until they located the victim (an 18-year-old male) suffering from significant stab wound injuries. Other police units arrived soon after, and emergency medical care, including bandages and chest seals, was used to stabilize the victim.

The Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service was directed to the site. WPS and WFPS members worked together to carry the victim on a soft stretcher for approximately one kilometer to an ambulance on Community Row, where he was transported to a hospital in critical condition. He was later upgraded to stable condition.

Update:

Members of the Major Crimes Unit continued with the investigation and identified a suspect.

A 19-year-old male of Winnipeg has been arrested (on July 18, 2022) and is facing charges of:

- Aggravated Assault

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

Firearm/Stolen Vehicle – Arrest: C22-160561

On July 18, 2022, at approximately 8:45 p.m., AIR1 responded to the report of a stolen vehicle. A caller reported seeing their friend’s recently stolen vehicle being driven in the area of Portage Avenue and Cavalier Drive.

AIR1 quickly spotted the vehicle and maintained visual containment. The vehicle continued to drive around the west end in an unsafe manner, at times into oncoming traffic.

Ground units converged in the area, and the stolen vehicle eventually stopped. The two occupants exited the vehicle and fled into a residence in the 1800 block of William Avenue. General Patrol, with the assistance of K9, established containment, and the two suspects were located within the residence. Both were taken into custody, and a replica 9 mm handgun was seized.

A 27-year-old male, Rainey Dellis BARKER of Winnipeg, was charged with:

- Dangerous Operation of a Conveyance
- Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Over $5,000
- Possess a Weapon
- Possess Break-In Instruments
- Fail to Comply with Probation Order

A 24-year-old female, Faith CAMPBELL of Winnipeg, was charged with:

- Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Over $5,000
- Possess a Weapon
- Possess Break-In Instruments
- Fail to Comply with Release Order

Both were 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