July 22, 2022 Media Release

Stabbing – Arrests: C22-145140

As previously released:

On July 1, 2022, at approximately 10:45 p.m., Central District officers responded to the report of a stabbing on Israel Asper Way.

Police located two adult victims in their twenties in front of the Human Rights Museum. One of the males was bleeding profusely with a life-threatening injury. He was transported to hospital in critical condition and stabilized, while the second victim who had been bear sprayed was treated and released. 

Investigators determined the two victims were walking in the area when they bumped into an oncoming group of individuals. An altercation resulted in the two victims being assaulted by the unknown suspects. The suspects fled on foot, and two bystanders quickly ran to aid the victim in medical distress.

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

Update:

Investigators in the Major Crimes Unit interviewed witnesses, combed through hours of CCTV surveillance footage, and established a group of suspects. With the assistance of General Patrol, the suspects were then identified.

Between July 20 to 21, 2022, the Major Crimes Unit arrested three males involved in this assault.

Tyson Cole Steven Bechard, a 19-year-old male of Winnipeg, has been charged with the following offences:

- Aggravated Assault
- Assault with a Weapon

He was detained in custody.

Jayden Kyle Martin, a 19-year-old male of Winnipeg, has been charged with the following offences:

- Aggravated Assault
- Assault with a Weapon
- Possession of a Weapon

He was detained in custody.

A 15-year-old youth male is facing the following charges:

- Aggravated Assault
- Assault with a Weapon
- Possession of a Weapon x 2
- Robbery (unrelated incident)

He was detained in youth custody.

ATM Theft – Investigation: C22-162548

On July 21, at approximately 3:45 a.m., the Winnipeg Police Service responded to the 2500 block of Main Street for the report of a Commercial Alarm.

Officers from the Central District attended to a business that had sustained significant storefront damage and noted an automated teller machine (ATM) had been removed from the premises. Shortly thereafter, officers located the ATM in the 3000 block of Main Street as well as an unoccupied stolen vehicle in the first 100 block of Meadowcrest Bay (believed to have been used during the incident).

Investigators believe a suspect attended the location in the stolen vehicle and reversed into the storefront to access the ATM within. The suspect connected the ATM to the vehicle using a chain and dragged for some distance before it became detached and ultimately located by officers. The suspect fled the area and remains outstanding.

This incident is being investigated by members of the Major Crimes Unit. Anyone with information is asked to call 204-986-6219 or Crime Stoppers at 204-786-TIPS (8477).

Firearm & Drug Offences – Arrests: C22-163335

On July 21, 2022, at approximately 11:25 p.m., a Central District General Patrol officer was searching a rear lane with his flashlight in the 300 block of Broadway (on an unrelated matter) when he was summoned over by a male sitting in the driver’s seat in a nearby parked vehicle.

The officer attended to the vehicle and observed the male driver to have a clear bag with a substance believed to be crack cocaine on his lap.

Other Central District General Patrol officers attended, and the driver and a female passenger were arrested and taken into custody. A third occupant, a male, attempted to run from the vehicle but was apprehended a short distance away. The male who tried to flee was found to be in possession of a loaded .45 calibre handgun.

A search of the vehicle resulted in the seizure of a loaded 9mm handgun, a high-capacity magazine (containing 21 rounds of ammunition), approximately 19.1 grams of crack cocaine (estimated street value between $1,528 – $1,910), about 32 grams of cocaine (estimated street value between $2,560 – $3,200) and $884.25 in cash.

A 22-year-old male of Winnipeg faces charges of:

- Possession of a Scheduled Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking – Cocaine
- Possession of a Firearm Knowing its Possession is Unauthorized (x2)
- Possession of a Prohibited or Restricted Weapon Knowing its Possession is Unauthorized
- Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm in Motor Vehicle (x2)
- Possession of a Prohibited or Restricted Firearm with Ammunition (x2)
- Possession of Firearm, Restricted/Prohibited Weapon or Ammunition Contrary to Prohibition Order (x3)
- Possession of Proceeds of Property Obtained by Crime Under $5000
- Fail to Comply with Condition of Release Order (x3)

A 20-year-old male of Winnipeg faces charges of:

- Possession of a Scheduled Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking – Cocaine
- Unauthorized Possession of a Prohibited or Restricted Weapon
- Possession of a Firearm Knowing its Possession is Unauthorized (x2)
- Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm in Motor Vehicle (x2)
- Possession of a Prohibited or Restricted Firearm with Ammunition (x2)
- Possession of Firearm, Restricted/Prohibited Weapon or Ammunition Contrary to Prohibition Order (x2)
- Fail to Comply with Condition of Undertaking (x2)

A 28-year-old female of Winnipeg faces charges of:

- Possession of a Scheduled Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking – Cocaine
- Unauthorized Possession of a Prohibited or Restricted Weapon
- Unauthorized Possession of a Prohibited Device or Ammunition
- Unauthorized Possession of a Prohibited or Restricted Weapon
- Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm in Motor Vehicle (x2)
- Possession of a Prohibited or Restricted Firearm with Ammunition (x2)

All three remain in WPS custody at this time and will be detained. As they have not yet been formally charged, they cannot be named at this time.


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