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James Favel, Bear Clan Patrol executive director, informed that last year the organization found forty thousand of needles on the streets of the city. This year, it will probably see two times more. Favel said that most needles are found when spring begins, usually in March and April. Bear Clan joins locals who care about their community and the city to be clean, drug and weapon free environment for their children and youth. Volunteers with the Bear Clan h...
animal cruelty
Animal shelters are full of animals that are just waiting for someone to take care of them and bring them to a place they can feel safe at and could call it home. Doggy daycares across Winnipeg are filling up fast, there are many pets waiting to be adopted. Volunteers are working hard to help as much as they can to save and protect the animals that ended up on the street, people donate and contribute with food and other things for homeless pets and as far...
Crime
Winnipeg city authorities started a full-scale investigation on the city`s meth problem. More manpower and resources are dedicated to the matter than in any of the previous year and the new special units and target groups created to fight methamphetamine production and distribution in Winnipeg. On Sunday a man has been arrested following an incident where an axe stolen from a fire truck was used to threaten firefighters. Firefighters with the Winnipeg Fire...
Crime
How often do you see an ad or article online about a person missing? How about flyers at busy intersections and downtown building walls? Nowadays people go missing in Canada almost every day. Most of them are found fast and returned home safely, but for in some cases, the search continues for months. A missing person is always a tragedy for the family and friends. People have no rest, can’t sleep peacefully, when a family member is not at home and safe. Ov...
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! 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. But also, the copter can help and track down other criminals that are fleei...
Fake Crime
Just last week the Winnipeg police were called to a cafe on Corydon Avenue on a hate crime report. The attack happened last Thursday, April 18th around 10:45 p.m. An incident at a Corydon Avenue cafe that was originally reported as one of Winnipeg’s worst-ever hate crime was apparently staged, said police. When officers arrived, they found a woman inside the restaurant who had been assaulted. She was taken to hospital in stable condition, treated and relea...
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 are investigating an incident at a cafe on Corydon Avenue as a hate crime. Emergency services were called to BerMax Caffe for a medical call on Thursday around 10:45 p.m. When they arrived, responders found a woman inside the restaurant who had been assaulted. She was...
Crime
A series of recent retail store robberies left store owners and management concerned and the employees are worried about their own safety. Winnipeg Police currently investigating few recent robberies and employees attack, officers talk about a large number of thefts. Nowadays in Winnipeg, there is no question if the robbery will occur but when it will happen. On Friday, April 5th police arrested a man following separate incidents – the first at the Marlbor...
Meth Lab
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. Winnipeg Police have shut down a...
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. Winnipeg Police officers were called to the intersection of Portage Avenue and Spence Street at approximately 1 a.m. on Friday where they found an injured man. The unidentified male appeared injured after the attack or assault by another perso...
Crime
Winnipeg police stated that they received a call on Tuesday morning. When the officers arrived at the crime scene, they found out that a woman was in critical condition. She was taken to the hospital, however, she was not saved. Const. Rob Carver explained that it is a real tragedy. The house of the woman was not associated with any criminal activity. Apart from this, there are no witnesses who could tell what exactly happened there. On Wednesday, the poli...
Speeding Fine
Speeding is not only dangerous but also is against a law and can cost you a hefty fine and license revocation for a period up to two years without a right for renewal. Highway RCMP team nabbed two drivers, who decided to race each other at nearly 200 km/h speed. The 17 and 18-year-old boys had been speeding down a highway at 189 km/h when police pulled them over, said RCMP. Both vehicles were traveling west on Highway 44 north of Winnipeg. Cops say each dr...
Alcohol Theft
Brazen, daylight thefts have been an ongoing problem at stores around Manitoba, leaving paying customers to wonder what is being done about it. Despite having security guards in Liquor Marts, alcohol theft is still happening. Liquor Mart thefts have been an ongoing and increasing problem around 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 stor...
Bank Robbery
Bank robbery sounds almost impossible nowadays, but still, such crimes still happening, but everyone gets caught eventually. Former Winnipeg TV host and journalism teacher Steve Vogelsang will stand before the judge, as per his lawyer Greg White. Stephen Vogelsang is accused of robbing two banks in Medicine Hat, Alberta, three in Regina, and one in Saskatoon from July to October 2017. At a preliminary hearing in November last year in Alberta, it was determ...
Crime
On Tuesday, March 19th approximately at 12:00, the Winnipeg police received a message about a carjacking in the area of Burrows Avenue and McPhillips Street. The victim, a 65-year-old woman, reported that when she stopped at a red light, an unknown man sat in the front seat of her car, grabbed her wrist and told her to go. The suspect took out a knife, and the victim, fearing for her safety, followed the carjacker demands. The victim took the suspect to va...
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...