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News Winnipeg. Crime

Crime
March 3rd a teenager was killed during a violent home invasion at night. Responding police shot the 29-year-old suspect, who remains in critical condition. When police arrived minutes later, they found a man attacking 17-year-old Jaime Adao with a weapon. In order to stop the attack, police had to shoot the man. The suspect identified as a 29-year-old Ronald Chubb, he has a long history of breaking and entering, according to court documents. As an adult, C...
Crime
Winnipeg`s authorities recognize the growth of our city`s needs, the population grows every year and the workforce visiting Winnipeg constantly increases as well. Public transportation is a very important part of city infrastructure modernization and development. A Winnipeg man is behind bars after he was observed assaulting four people in a downtown bus shelter. A 56-year-old Glen Roger Asselin faces charges of uttering threats, possessing a weapon, and f...
Robbery
Two robbers, a man, and a woman broke into the Flamingo Vape Shop in St. Norbert for vapers and took the Acer laptop, the iPad, as well as several electronic cigarettes. The whole robbery process was recorded by surveillance cameras. Judging by these records, the criminals could not even imagine how to behave during the raid. The store owner even posted a video with unlucky thieves on Youtube, along with his mocking comments. What should criminal wear duri...
Drugs
Drug trafficking problem is on a rise in Canada for the last couple of years. Winnipeg authorities started a full-scale investigation into the city`s meth problem. As per Winnipeg Police, there is a spike in meth-related crime incidents, like property theft, residential break-ins, unreasonable anger towards each other (meth users) and other people around them, violent attacks, some ending up in lethal outcomes for victims. On Tuesday, March 12th Winnipeg p...
Crime
The crime is on the rise in Canada for the last couple of years, and the Winnipeg, unfortunately, is not an exception. Violent attacks, beating, and stabbing happens almost every day in our city. Winnipeg Police dedicate a lot of manpower and recourses to fight crime, to locate and punish those responsible for criminal activity in the city. Police Cst. Jay Murray said on Tuesday, March 12th that the number of firearm-related homicides, as well as the numbe...
Crime
Last Sunday, March 3rd a teenager was killed during a violent home invasion at night. Responding police shot the 29-year-old suspect, who remains in critical condition. When police arrived minutes later, they found a man, 29, attacking 17-year-old Jaime Adao with a weapon. In order to stop the attack, police had to shoot the man. The wounded criminal was delivered to a hospital in critical condition, where doctors were fighting for his life. As of now, the...
Car Theft
Car theft is a growing problem in Canada, thankfully in Winnipeg, we have the Air1 helicopter that helps police to track down and find the stolen vehicle fast! A new report from the Canadian Insurance Bureau says that picky car thieves are increasingly targeting Ford trucks and high-end SUVs. At the same time, the total number of car thefts continues to grow throughout the country. The stolen vehicle was first spotted just before 4 a.m., stuck in the snow...
Crime
Methamphetamine is a real problem in Canada, the majority of people involved are youth and older teenagers. There is a study conducted by Winnipeg Police department about how people on meth are no longer productive, so they have to find other ways to get money to fuel their addiction and get more drugs. People on meth turn to pity theft and other, more serious crimes. Last Sunday, March 3rd a teenager was killed during a violent home invasion at night. Res...
Teen Killed
Last Sunday, March 3rd a teenager was killed during a violent home invasion at night. Responding police shot the 29-year-old suspect, who remains in critical condition. Police chief Danny Smyth updated media on the investigation at a community meeting Friday night at Maples Collegiate. “Our early indications from our investigators is that he may have been using meth beforehand,” Smyth said. “We don’t know that for certain yet and certainly once we get an o...
Sexual Assault
Violence against women and young girls is a big problem in Canada. Unfortunately, statistic shows the increase in reports related to violence against women for the last decade. Manitoba had one of the highest rates of reported violence against girls and young women in 2017, according to a new Statistics Canada report. Our own Winnipeg is recorded as having the third-highest rate among Canadian cities, according to the report. Also, a big problem is the sex...
Crime
Liquor thefts are a big and constantly increasing problem in Winnipeg. Winnipeg police said that security staff of these stores is not doing their job, not doing enough to prevent thefts like this from happening in their stores, but also often employees do not even try to intervene or confront thieves when such crimes occur. Despite calls for Winnipeg Liquor Mart staff to react more aggressively in response to ongoing daylight booze thefts, a loss preventi...
Drug Bust
Unfortunately, meth and other drugs trafficking is a rising problem in Manitoba and Canada overall. Police and Drug Enforcement Agency working hard to identify and arrest those, who involved in drug trafficking organized crime activities. Police said they identified a primary target as well as a number of associates and homes and made the busts March 1st. Three homes – two in Bridgwater Forest and one in Garden City – were raided, resulting in the arrests...
Liquor Thefts
There is a huge amount of thefts in liquor marts nearly 2,602 reported last year, which a big increase in comparison to previous years 2017 and 2016. This statistics is at least concerning, but also shows a bigger problem in the city where crime lever constantly rises and police are not capable of preventing from increasing every year. Brazen, daylight thefts have been an ongoing problem at stores around Manitoba, leaving paying customers to wonder what is...
Crime
Brian Anderson wants to fight to prove he is innocent 45 years after a murder conviction. Now, the man is 64 and he leads a fairly normal lifestyle: he works and communicates with his children and grandchildren. At first glance nothing squeezes out the fact that he spent a decade in prison. "I struggle like everybody else. I gotta live," he says. "I try not to think about it — try to forget it, but it's there. Somebody's done you wrong, it's hard to forget...
Crime
In August 2014, Tina Fontaine’s body was found in the Red River in August 2014. Manitoba's Advocate for Children and Youth Daphne Penrose is going to give publicity to the report on how the provincial government has been involved in the case during the past few years. Tina’s death has attracted much attention to the disappearance and murder of girls and women in Manitoba, especially among the Indigenous population. The report will be released a year after...
Murder
Crime is on the rise in Canada for the last couple of years in a row. Unfortunately, Winnipeg is not an exception and various crimes occur in the city every day. Vandalism, car theft, drug trafficking, murder, and home invasions, sometimes it can lead to a deadly outcome. Winnipeg police confirmed on Monday that a 17-year-old is dead following a violent home invasion on Sunday night. Responding police shot the 29-year-old suspect, who remains in critical c...
Crime
Crime is on the rise in Canada for the last couple of years. Car theft, drugs, property theft, and property damage…the list goes on and on. More and more calls about robbery and break-ins coming to police every day. Sometimes criminals get away with what they did, but some cases get solved and arrests are made even months after the incident. As per multiple reports and witnesses, a man was threatening people during the past month. Luckily police had arrest...
Crime
Sheryl Ann Dyck, a former educational assistant at Winnipeg's Elmwood High School, was sentenced to 3.5 years of prison for sexually exploiting a minor student in 2014. The court's decision was made in June 2018 when it was proved that they had multiple oral sexual contacts and one sexual intercourse. Dyck’s new lawyers filed an appeal to the court arguing that her former lawyer Gisele Champagne did not do her job qualitative and that led to an unfair tria...
Crime
Winnipeg's South Sudanese community wants to get answers about why the police fatally shot the man from the community. The man was named Machuar Madut. He was 43 and had three children. “Madut is remembered as a quiet, polite, industrious, friendly and family person. He has been struggling recently with mental health issues which resulted from his separation from his children and family,” the Council of South Sudanese Community of Manitoba Inc. said. The a...
Crime
Speeding is a major factor in road accidents, as well as distracted driving. Both of these factors can lead to serious crashes with vehicles damaged and people getting injured or even killed. Over 78% of all distracted drivers are distracted because they have been texting while driving. RCMP pulled this driver over for going almost double the speed limit. A 17-year-old male driver was caught on Highway 34 going 190 km/h in a 100 km/h zone. He told police h...
Crime
The Winnipeg Police Service arrested Winnipegger Ed Richardson, who is accused of having ordered his employees to use fraudulent software when servicing police radios. According to the police, he received expensive illegal software in 2011 from a person who is considered a security risk by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. After that, he instructed employees to use it when working with police radio stations. Richardson worked as a manager in one of...
Car Theft
Car theft is a growing problem in Canada, thankfully in Winnipeg, we have the Air1 helicopter that helps police to track down and find the stolen vehicle fast! A new report from the Canadian Insurance Bureau says that picky car thieves are increasingly targeting Ford trucks and high-end SUVs. At the same time, the total number of car thefts continues to grow throughout the country. A 22-year-old man is in custody after a brazen carjacking in Winnipeg’s dow...
Drugs
Drug trafficking problem is on a rise in Canada for the last couple of years. Winnipeg authorities started a full-scale investigation into the city`s meth problem. As per Winnipeg Police, there is a spike in meth-related crime incidents, like property theft, residential break-ins, unreasonable anger towards each other (meth users) and other people around them, violent attacks, some ending up in lethal outcomes for victims. On Thursday, February 21st two Wi...
Crime
Winnipeg pastor Nathan Rieger is 53 and he was sentenced for two years for arranging to meet a teenage girl for having sex. The pastor was found guilty after he offered a 15-year-girl to meet in California. The girl whom he had to meet was an avatar created by the Police. When the man came to the meeting place, the police were waiting for him and he was arrested. David Ruis, the national director of the Association of Vineyard Churches Canada, was shocked,...
Speeding
A lot of accidents on the road happened because drivers are in a hurry and some are excessively speeding, distracted or simply intentionally do not follow the rules and regulations. Every year, about 421,000 people are injured in crashes that have involved a driver who was distracted in some way. In 2018 that number is already much higher throughout Canada. Manitoba alone seeing a 25% increase in road fatalities. Most of those accidents happening due to dr...
Drug Trafficking
Drug trafficking problem is on a rise in Canada for the last couple of years. Winnipeg authorities started a full-scale investigation into the city`s meth problem. As per Winnipeg Police, there is a spike in meth-related crime incidents, like property theft, residential break-ins, unreasonable anger towards each other (meth users) and other people around them, violent attacks, some ending up in lethal outcomes for victims. Opioid use continues to be a publ...
Crime
Recently the acts of vandalism based on racial and religious hatred happening more often in Winnipeg. Most of such cases never get solved and the investigation leads nowhere. A very violent attack was made on the North End's Indian and Metis Friendship Centre. Friday, February 15th the community discovered how bad it was. All rooms s in the building were robbed of anything valuable and trashed, the furniture damaged and destroyed. The images taken at the c...
Meth problem
Drug trafficking problem is on a rise in Canada for the last couple of years. Winnipeg authorities started a full-scale investigation into the city`s meth problem. As per Winnipeg Police, there is a spike in meth-related crime incidents, like property theft, residential break-ins, unreasonable anger towards each other (meth users) and other people around them, violent attacks, some ending up in lethal outcomes for victims, lately there were three deadly be...
Crime
A lot of accidents on the road happened because drivers are in a hurry and some are excessively speeding, distracted or simply intentionally do not follow the rules and regulations. Every year, about 421,000 people are injured in crashes that have involved a driver who was distracted in some way. Over 78% of all distracted drivers are distracted because they have been texting while driving. In 2018 that number is already much higher throughout Canada. Mani...
Crime
Recently the acts of vandalism based on racial and religious hatred happening more often in Winnipeg. Most of such cases never get solved and the investigation leads nowhere. Winnipeg police found the word "Jew" written in black paint on the window of BerMax Caffe. The same inscription was depicted on the fence in the parking lot of the institution. The inscription was discovered on Friday, February 1st at approximately 8 am. The cafe owners immediately ca...
Crime
Winnipeg authorities started a full-scale investigation into city`s meth problem. As per Winnipeg Police, there is a spike in meth-related crime incidents, like property theft, residential break-ins, unreasonable anger towards each other (meth users) and other people around them, violent attacks, some ending up in lethal outcomes for victims. On Saturday, February 2nd Winnipeg police officers spotted the stolen truck in the area of Keewatin Street and Paci...
Crime
Winnipeg`s authorities recognize the growth of our city`s needs, the population grows every year and the workforce visiting Winnipeg constantly increases as well. Public transportation is a very important part of city infrastructure modernization and development. The local transit union and other organizations have been pushing for since the February 2017 murder of a driver. A deadly accident happened on the city transit bus. As per defense lawyer Evan Roi...
Car Theft
Car theft is a growing problem in Canada, thankfully in Winnipeg, we have the Air1 helicopter that helps police to track down and find the stolen vehicle fast! A new report from the Canadian Insurance Bureau says that picky car thieves are increasingly targeting Ford trucks and high-end SUVs. At the same time, the total number of car thefts continues to grow throughout the country. Four people are in custody facing more than 100 charges between them after...
Serial Killer
A retired gardener killed eight people. On Tuesday, January 29 the Supreme Court of Toronto, Ontario held hearings in a serial murder case. In the presence of jurors 67-year-old gardener Bruce MacArthur confessed to killing eight people who disappeared between 2010 and 2017. “MacArthur is accused of killing eight men between the ages of 40 and 58,” the report said. The first victim was murdered in 2010. A Skandaraj Navaratnam, who was last seen in Septembe...
Meth problem
Health Minister Cameron Friesen promised a plan to overcome the local methamphetamine crisis in October, but a report from a new task force to combat drug trafficking said the plan would not be available to the public until June 2019. Crime Stoppers announced the 100% increase in rewards for tips that help to fight meth crisis and arrest criminals dealing drugs and selling it to teenagers and even youth. Winnipeg Officials say methamphetamine has become su...
Air1
Car theft is a growing problem in Canada, thankfully in Winnipeg, we have the Air1 helicopter that helps police to track down and find the stolen vehicle fast! The use of Air 1 was quite successful in Winnipeg, no problems were detected. It helped the police to find stolen vehicles and follow the high-speed chases multiple times. On Monday, January 21st police officers found a car near Beverley Street that matched the description of a vehicle that was repo...
Car Theft
Car theft is a growing problem in Canada, thankfully in Winnipeg, we have the Air1 helicopter that helps police to track down and find the stolen vehicle fast! A new report from the Canadian Insurance Bureau says that picky car thieves are increasingly targeting Ford trucks and high-end SUVs. At the same time, the total number of car thefts continues to grow throughout the country. Winnipeg Police continue to receive reports of hijackings of cars that were...
Meth problem
Methamphetamine is a real problem in Canada, the majority of people involved are youth and older teenagers. There is a study conducted by Winnipeg Police department about how people on meth are no longer productive, so they have to find other ways to get money to fuel their addiction and get more drugs. People on meth turn to pity theft and other, more serious crimes. Bike theft, residential break-ins, garage theft is now a rising problem in the city. On F...
Bank Robberies
In the capital of the easternmost Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador, the city of St. Johns last week four bank robberies were committed. All the robberies were carried out using heavy construction equipment. As per police, two robbers are located and arrested. As reported on Sunday, January 20th the robbers tried using the loader to gain access to the ATM of one of the major Canadian WMO banks. They left heavy equipment near the crime scene in...
Death Sentence
Drug trafficking problem is on a rise in Canada for the last couple of years. In some case Canada citizens involved in drug trafficking and smuggling, but recent international court hearing caught press attention – Citizen of Canada is sentenced to death for drug smuggling in China Canadian Foreign Minister Hristia Freeland stated that Ottawa requested a pardon for Canadian citizen Robert Lloyd Schellenberg, who was sentenced to death in China for smugglin...
Crime
Due to the violence that occurs because of meth crisis in the city Winnipeggers do not feel safe. After the events that happened this week in the apartment building in West End in Winnipeg, people feel a lot of fear. On Tuesday morning, a suspicious man was spotted by surveillance cameras near a store close to Maryland Street. The video showed that a man was wandering around the store and then decided to follow the man, which led him to the apartment build...
Crime
Drug trafficking is a big and constantly growing problem in Canada, but on the other hand, it is also a problem in other countries. In some case Canada citizens involved in drug trafficking and smuggling, but recent international court hearing caught press attention – Citizen of Canada is sentenced to death for drug smuggling in China A middle stage court in the city of Dalian in Liaoning province in northeastern China sentenced a Canadian citizen to death...
Drugs
Drug trafficking problem is on a rise in Canada for the last couple of years. Winnipeg authorities started a full-scale investigation into city`s meth problem. As per Winnipeg Police, there is a spike in meth-related crime incidents, like property theft, residential break-ins, unreasonable anger towards each other (meth users) and other people around them, violent attacks, some ending up in lethal outcomes for victims, lately there were three deadly beatin...
Alcohol Theft
There is a huge amount of thefts in liquor marts nearly 1500 reported last year, which a big increase in comparison to previous years 2017 and 2016. This statistics is at least concerning, but also shows a bigger problem in the city where crime lever constantly rises and police are not capable of preventing from increasing every year. In Winnipeg, a group of teenagers decided to have fun and break a law, which led to all of them arrested after a break-and-...
Drugs
Unfortunately, meth and other drug trafficking is a rising problem in Manitoba and Canada overall. Police and Drug Enforcement Agency working hard to identify and arrest those, who involved in drug trafficking organized crime activities. But sometimes a regular traffic stop can lead to a major drug bust. Last Friday, January 11th police stopped a vehicle on Highway 17 east of Dryden, Ontario after the driver allegedly committed Highway Traffic Act offenses...
Drugs
Drug trafficking problem is on a rise in Canada for the last couple of years. Winnipeg authorities started a full-scale investigation into city`s meth problem. As per Winnipeg Police, there is a spike in meth-related crime incidents, like property theft, residential break-ins, unreasonable anger towards each other (meth users) and other people around them, violent attacks, some ending up in lethal outcomes for victims, lately there were three deadly beatin...
Meth problem
Methamphetamine is a real problem in Canada, the majority of people involved are youth and older teenagers. There is a study conducted by Winnipeg Police department about how people on meth are no longer productive, so they have to find other ways to get money to fuel their addiction and get more drugs. People on meth turn to pity theft and other, more serious crimes. Bike theft, residential break-ins, garage theft is now a rising problem in the city. On M...
Crime
We all had bad days, some are just hard, but sometimes you just wish you didn’t leave a bad today. Hitting a wall or throwing a game console controller into a TV is pretty bad, but this Toyota driver went crazy and crashed into a Porsche dealership - on purpose. The incident occurred late on Monday night in Toronto, according to a Toronto media report, it is known that this man was 20 years old, and he did everything intentionally. Apparently, two employee...
Crime
A lot of accidents on the road happened because drivers are in a hurry and some are excessively speeding, distracted or simply intentionally do not follow the rules and regulations. Every year, about 421,000 people are injured in crashes that have involved a driver who was distracted in some way. Over 78% of all distracted drivers are distracted because they have been texting while driving. In 2018 that number is already much higher throughout Canada. Mani...
Speeding
A lot of accidents on the road happened because drivers are in a hurry and some are excessively speeding, distracted or simply intentionally do not follow the rules and regulations. Every year, about 421,000 people are injured in crashes that have involved a driver who was distracted in some way. Over 78% of all distracted drivers are distracted because they have been texting while driving. In 2018 that number is already much higher throughout Canada. Mani...
Crime
Methamphetamine is a real problem in Canada, the majority of people involved are youth and older teenagers. There is a study conducted by Winnipeg Police department about how people on meth are no longer productive, so they have to find other ways to get money to fuel their addiction and get more drugs. People on meth turn to pity theft and other, more serious crimes. Bike theft, residential break-ins, garage theft is now a rising problem in the city. It a...
Air1
Winnipeg Police Press Release from January 6th. Car theft is a growing problem in Canada, thankfully in Winnipeg, we have the Air1 helicopter that helps police to track down and find the stolen vehicle fast! The first part of the video shows events that happened December 30th at about 11 pm, police noticed a pickup truck with a stolen license plate. Later it turned out that the car had been stolen from the Fort Richmond area two days earlier (the owner had...
Crime
Methamphetamine is a real problem in Canada, the majority of people involved are youth and older teenagers. There is a study conducted by Winnipeg Police department about how people on meth are no longer productive, so they have to find other ways to get money to fuel their addiction and get more drugs. People on meth turn to pity theft and other, more serious crimes. Winnipeg police say a man high on meth made dozens of fake calls to 911 operators New Yea...
Crime
The holiday season is over and it was a great and happy time, but also, unfortunately, many criminal incidents happened during these past holidays. As the press service of the Winnipeg Police informs, the holidays were not easy for law enforcement officers. Here is a list of incidents, that happened in the city on holidays - from December 24, 2018, to January 1, 2019: 7599 calls to 911 3412 calls to help desk (not urgent calls) The largest number of calls...
Meth problem
Methamphetamine is a real problem in Canada, the majority of people involved are youth and older teenagers. There is a study conducted by Winnipeg Police department about how people on meth are no longer productive, so they have to find other ways to get money to fuel their addiction and get more drugs. People on meth turn to pity theft and other, more serious crimes. Bike theft, residential break-ins, garage theft is now a rising problem in the city. Two...
Stabbing
The crime is on the rise in Canada for the last couple of years, and the Winnipeg, unfortunately, is not an exception. Violent attacks, beating and stabbing happen almost every day in our city, even on Christmas day. A young woman in Winnipeg was charged with attempted murder after the murder on Toronto Street on Tuesday, December 25th. When the police arrived, they found a woman at the age of 20 who suffered serious injuries. The victim was rushed to a ne...
Crime
Crime is on the rise throughout Canada and in Winnipeg in particular. Our city police dedicate a lot of manpower and recourses to fight crime, to locate and punish those responsible for criminal activity in Winnipeg. Christmas morning was a busy time for Winnipeg Police with a body was found on Logan Avenue and a homicide in the West End. It was just before noon when officers responded to reports of a body in front of businesses in the 1900 block of Logan...
Homicide
Crime is on the rise throughout Canada and in Winnipeg in particular. Our city police dedicate a lot of manpower and recourses to fight crime, to locate and punish those responsible for criminal activity in Winnipeg. Christmas morning was a busy time for Winnipeg Police with a homicide in the West End. Approximately 7:15 a.m. police were called to the 400 block of Victor Street, where they found an adult male in critical condition. The victim was delivered...
Fraud
A woman from Calgary received a nasty surprise for Christmas this year after the scammers allegedly used her name and credit history to buy a luxurious Land Rover in Kelowna, British Columbia. Alana Higgins found out about the vehicle and the huge loan that she had been hanged on her only when she received a letter from the Bank of Nova Scotia, which said that she was in debt. However, she first ignored the letter because she does not have Scotiabank accou...
Car Theft
Car theft is a growing problem in Canada, thankfully in Winnipeg, we have the Air1 helicopter that helps police to track down and find the stolen vehicle fast! A new report from the Canadian Insurance Bureau says that picky car thieves are increasingly targeting Ford trucks and high-end SUVs. At the same time, the total number of car thefts continues to grow throughout the country. The Canadian insurance bureau reports in its annual list of the most freque...
Cer Theft
Car theft is a growing problem in Canada, thankfully in Winnipeg, we have the Air1 helicopter that helps police to track down and find the stolen vehicle fast! A new report from the Canadian Insurance Bureau says that picky car thieves are increasingly targeting Ford trucks and high-end SUVs. At the same time, the total number of car thefts continues to grow throughout the country. The Canadian insurance bureau reports in its annual list of the most freque...
Checkpoint
A lot of accidents on the road happened because drivers are in a hurry, distracted or simply intentionally do not follow the rules and regulations. Every year, about 421,000 people are injured in crashes that have involved a driver who was distracted in some way. In week three, police stopped 2,007 vehicles and gave 183 roadside breath tests. Thirteen of those drivers received warnings and three failed. Police also laid 10 impaired driving-related charges...
Car Theft
Car theft is a growing problem in Canada, thankfully in Winnipeg, we have the Air1 helicopter that helps police to track down and find the stolen vehicle fast! A new report from the Canadian Insurance Bureau says that picky car thieves are increasingly targeting Ford trucks and high-end SUVs. At the same time, the total number of car thefts continues to grow throughout the country. Manitoba Public Insurance warns about the prevention of car theft, especial...
Impaired Driving
Starting today, December 21st the rules regarding impaired driving are becoming very strict in Canada. Alcohol, marijuana, mushrooms, ecstasy, or you just decided to drink too many painkillers - all of this includes the word impaired. Until today, the police officer had the right to test you for alcohol or drug intoxication only if he had a reason to suspect impaired driving. Now the police are allowed to check everyone without demand and for no reason. An...
Violence
Violence against women and young girls is a big problem in Canada. Unfortunately, statistic shows the increase in reports related to violence against women for the last decade. Manitoba had one of the highest rates of reported violence against girls and young women in 2017, according to a new Statistics Canada report. Our own Winnipeg is recorded as having the third-highest rate among Canadian cities, according to the report. Thunder Bay was posted at the...
Crime spree
Crime is on the rise in Canada for the last couple of years. Car theft, drugs, property theft, and property damage…the list goes on and on. More and more calls about robbery and break-ins coming to police every day. Sometimes criminals get away with what they did, but some cases get solved and arrests are made even months after the incident. Two men are behind bars following the police investigation of a spate of property crimes in the River Heights neighb...
Crime
A lot of accidents on the road happen because drivers are in a hurry, distracted or simply intentionally do not follow the rules and regulations. Every year, about 421,000 people are injured in crashes that have involved a driver who was distracted in some way. Police said Monday that week two of the campaign resulted in 50 tickets issued, as well as five non-driving criminal arrests, 14 impaired driving-related charges, and one driver who tested positive...
Meth problem
Methamphetamine is a real problem in Canada, the majority of people involved are youth and older teenagers. There is a study conducted by Winnipeg Police department about how people on meth are no longer productive, so they have to find other ways to get money to fuel their addiction and get more drugs. People on meth turn to pity theft and other, more serious crimes. Bike theft, residential break-ins, garage theft is now a rising problem in the city. It a...
Crime
Drug trafficking problem is on a rise in Canada for the last couple of years. Winnipeg authorities started a full-scale investigation into city`s meth problem. As per Winnipeg Police, there is a spike in meth-related crime incidents, like property theft, residential break-ins, unreasonable anger towards each other (meth users) and other people around them, violent attacks, some ending up in lethal outcomes for victims. Police stopped the vehicle, which did...
Crime
A lot of accidents on the road happened because drivers are in a hurry, distracted or simply intentionally do not follow the rules and regulations. Every year, about 421,000 people are injured in crashes that have involved a driver who was distracted in some way. Police said Monday that week two of the campaign resulted in 50 tickets issued, as well as five non-driving criminal arrests, 14 impaired driving-related charges, and one driver who tested positiv...
Car Theft
Car theft is a growing problem in Canada, thankfully in Winnipeg, we have the Air1 helicopter that helps police to track down and find the stolen vehicle fast! A new report from the Canadian Insurance Bureau says that picky car thieves are increasingly targeting Ford trucks and high-end SUVs. At the same time, the total number of car thefts continues to grow throughout the country. Last Wednesday, December 12th a teenager girl had parked her vehicle when t...
Crime
On Wednesday, after a two-hour meeting, a jury in the Manitoba Court of Queen's Bench made its decision regarding Billy Joe Linklater and Lorie Knott on the charge of killing Sanderson 2.5 years ago. According to it, Linklater was convicted of second-degree murder. His girlfriend, Lorie Knott was acquitted. Both defendants pleaded not guilty throughout the trial. We want to recall that the 50-year-old man, David Sanderson, was killed in the summer of 2016....
Crime
The crime level is on the rise for the last couple of years in a row throughout Canada and in Winnipeg in particular. As per police, most crimes are connected to drugs like meth and crack cocaine. Recently in the city happened a lot of break-ins and thefts from the houses and cars, some incidents are connected and believed to be committed by the same person or a group of people, which is a whole different level called organized crime. Police accuse a man f...
Car theft
Car theft is a growing problem in Canada, thankfully in Winnipeg, we have the Air1 helicopter that helps police to track down and find the stolen vehicle fast! A new report from the Canadian Insurance Bureau says that picky car thieves are increasingly targeting Ford trucks and high-end SUVs. At the same time, the total number of car thefts continues to grow throughout the country. The Canadian insurance bureau reports in its annual list of the most freque...
Crime
The Winnipeg police arrested a man after it they found out that he deceived veterinary hospitals for more than $5,000. The police informed that the man had deceived four clinics: he came with a dog to treat it but in the end he did not pay the bill. Veterinary clinics stated that he came with different dogs. They assume the Winnipegger was breeding dogs for sale. The 29-year old city resident was charged in 8 cases of fraud and he did not deny his guilt af...
Air1
The use of Air 1 was quite successful in Winnipeg, no problems were detected. It helped the police to find stolen vehicles and follow the high-speed chases multiple times. Last Sunday, December 9th four people were arrested with the help of the Winnipeg Police Service’s AIR1 chopper. Police spotted a vehicle — reported stolen from an East. St. Paul residence on Nov. 27 — driving erratically with no tail lights around Redwood Avenue and Salter Street on Sun...
Distracted driving
237 Manitoba drivers were deprived of a driver license in just three days period for distracted driving after new provincial laws punishing this offense started on November 1st, according to statistics compiled by Manitoba Public Insurance. The Winnipeg Police Service revoked 149 driver's licenses, while the RCMP Police Service and Brandon Police Service reported that 67 and 21 drivers, respectively, were punished for using hand-held electronic devices whi...
Crime
Lorie Knott was arrested in murder charges that occurred in 2016. However, she stated that she had heard that her boyfriend, Billy Joe Linkater, told friends what really happened that night and admitted his guilt. The man’s lawyers deny everything, and say that Lorie Knott lied. On Thursday in the court, Lorie reported that she had seen Billy Joe Linkater telling his friends about the murder: Billy said he took a knife in the kitchen and killed the man. Lo...
Crime
In Windsor, Ontario police detained a woman who deliberately hit her own child with a vehicle. The incident occurred on Saturday, December 1st, but it became known only now. It was established that the 33-year-old woman sat behind the wheel of her SUV and deliberately drove into her 16-year-old son. As a result, the teenager was trapped between the car and the wall of a residential building, he was seriously injured and is now in hospital in critical condi...
Crime
Winnipeg police officers were working on another, completely unrelated case, when located a suspect with few outstanding warrants for robberies. On October 4th the suspect, along with two others, stole a couple bottles of alcoholic drinks from a liquor store on Grant Avenue. One week later, October 12th, as per witnesses’ testimony, the suspect argued with security at a Selkirk Avenue non-profit. He left and returned a short time later, armed with a stick...
Crime
Thelma Krull's remains are found three years after her disappearance. The police assume that the woman was murdered. Thelma Krull was 57 when she went out from her house in the Grassie Boulevard area to hike the West Coast Trail in British Columbia on July 2015. The woman did not return. The police also expressed the opinion that the woman was killed by one person and probably she did not know him. Her remains were found about 50 km from her home - near Ch...
Liquor theft
There is a huge amount of thefts in liquor marts nearly 1300 reported this year, which a big increase in comparison to previous years and there are still four-month left in 2018. This statistics is at least concerning, but also show a bigger problem in the city where crime lever constantly rises and police are not capable of preventing it from increasing every year. A security guard suffered minor injuries after being assaulted with a bottle during a robbe...
Crime
About 3.5 years ago, the police arrested Guido Amsel after he sent several packages of homemade bombs to his wife and two law firms that were involved in his divorce case. On Wednesday, the judge announced the verdict. The man received two life sentences and an additional 12 years of imprisoning. It became known that the prosecutor insisted on life imprisonment, while the defense requested to reduce the imprisonment to 20-25 years. Guido Amsel with his ex-...
Crime
The crime level is on the rise throughout Canada and in Winnipeg as well. In our city the gun-related crime happens every day, more than once a day a vehicle gets stolen, shots fired calls coming in every other day, this list goes on and on. Some crimes are thoroughly planned and done by professionals, but there are some that leave everyone wondering, how do criminal even did it and didn’t hurt themselves? Last week, November 12th a convenience store on He...
Crime
Over a month ago, the violent attack incident happened in Winnipeg, but the recent events surprised everyone. The attackers willingly came to the police department and turned themselves in. Early Saturday morning, October 13th, a married couple went to get something to eat at A&W on Portage Avenue. Tracy and Doug Thomas were in their vehicle when they saw two young men assaulting a homeless person, who was just trying to sleep on the bench inside the bus s...
Robbery
The crime lever is on the rise in Winnipeg for the last couple of years. The second term mayor Bowman promised to dedicate all the necessary recourses and manpower to resolve city`s crime and meth problem, which are in most cases connected. Last Monday, November 19th four teenagers decided to go on a crime spree in Winnipeg. The boys were trying the door handles of vehicles in the McPhillips Street and Mapleglen Drive area when they were confronted by a 19...
Crime
On Sunday night, three men with weapons broke into the house. The accident happened in the 400 block of Stella Avenue at about 1 a.m. At first, the men were trying to force a 14-year-old child to open the next suit using gun threats. Then they attacked 5 people and laid everyone on the floor. They wanted people to give up their property. Soon after the attack, the police arrived and arrested all three men at the scene of the crime. One of the criminals was...
Hhome Invasion
Unfortunately, the crime level is on the rise throughout Canada for the last couple of years. A similar situation is happening in Winnipeg, even though the Winnipeg Police and city official are working on securing the funds, workforce and other resources to overcome the crime in the city, to make it a better and a safe place to work and to live in. Last Sunday, November 18th three masked men armed with a sawed-off shotgun and a machete forced their way int...
Technology
A Winnipeg woman found that the Find My iPhone service is not only useful for finding her phone, but also for finding her stolen vehicle. It is really amazing what modern technology can do these days, especially if you didn’t even know or count on certain service, but still, the device helped, like in this case with a stolen car. A 33-year-old woman parked on Robinson Street near Flora Avenue, after which, as she told the police, two male suspects approach...
Crime
As per Winnipeg Police, there is a spike in meth-related crime incidents, like property theft, residential break-ins, unreasonable anger towards each other (meth users) and other people around them, violent attacks, some ending up in lethal outcomes for victims. Last weekend the incident occurred in Winnipeg, which resulted in three police officers getting injured with a knife from the suspect they were arresting. Approximately 2:30 p.m. Saturday, November...