Winnipeg police kept busy with extra-violent weekend

Winnipeg police had their hands full the weekend of Oct. 27-28.A series of violent, weapons-related incidents – none of which were related – were a significant draw on resources, said police.READ MORE: Eight men on Winnipeg police most wanted listRobberiesSaturday morning at 6:44, a commercial robbery took place in the 1700 block of Portage Avenue. Suspects were armed with what appeared to be a shotgun.Saturday afternoon, another commercial robbery took place, this time in the 700 block of Ellice Avenue. Two suspects were believed to be armed with a handgun, although no shots were fired.The following incidents all took place on Sunday:A violent robbery occurred near midnight at Cavalier Drive and Gerrond Bay. A 16-year-old boy was assaulted, knocked unconscious, and robbed of his wallet, cell phone and shoes. The suspects fled in a half-ton truck, but with the assistance of the Air1 helicopter, two men were arrested and face robbery charges.A man and two women were charged following a robbery on St. Mary’s Road. Police also noticed a shotgun in the vehicle of the suspects.A victim was robbed on Burrows Avenue at 11:50 p.m. by a suspect armed with what was described as a shotgun.Two male suspects, one armed with a knife, committed a robbery in the 100 block of Marion Street. There were no injuries.At 9:35, police responded to a home invasion on Manitoba Avenue. One suspect reportedly had a shotgun.A business on Marion Street was robbed by two suspects, one armed with a knife.READ MORE: Teens arrested after west Winnipeg crime spreeStabbingsA man was stabbed near Sargent Avenue and Maryland Street Sunday morning. He remains in stable condition.A man was robbed and stabbed multiple times in the area of Osborne Street and Rosedale Avenue at 12:30 a.m. Sunday.Two groups of men confronted each other in the River Avenue and Osborne Street area early Sunday morning. A 22-year-old was seriously stabbed in the torso and rushed to hospital in critical condition. A 19-year-old man was arrested and charged with aggravated assault.The victim of a serious stabbing in the area of Qu’Appelle Avenue and Carlton Street at 10 p.m. Sunday was hospitalized in stable condition.Assaults
At 10:15 Sunday morning, a man was assaulted with pepper spray at a residence in the 400 block of Ross Avenue. One suspect was armed with a shotgun.Police arrested a 32-year-old man Sunday afternoon for assaulting another man at a business in the 300 block of Portage Avenue.A 36-year-old man was arrested for breaking into a Roblin Boulevard residence early Sunday morning and discharging a fire extinguisher. He assaulted officers, who didn’t require hospitalization, upon his arrest.A 31-year-old man was arrested for assaulting a loss prevention officer at a St. James Street business Sunday afternoon after he was detained for shoplifting. He was found to be in possession of meth and a knife.After attacking an arresting officer, a 46-year-old man described as ‘out of control’ was charged with assault at a business on Marion Street at 4 p.m. Sunday.A 31-year-old intoxicated woman was arrested for assaulting a beer store employee on Pembina Highway on Sunday.READ MORE: Winnipeg police union boss fears more standoffs on the way due to ‘inadequate budget’Other violent incidentsShots were fired at a man near a residence on Dufferin Avenue Sunday night. He wasn’t hit, but police say it’s the third time in two weeks that shots have been reported nearby.A 46-year-old man was arrested and charged with uttering threats to staff at Health Sciences Centre.Police said many of these incidents are still under investigation.WATCH: Beer store standoff last stop on city-wide crime spree

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