Winnipeg police say drugs may have factored into morning of mayhem

Winnipeg police said drug use may have been a factor in a chaotic series of events Tuesday that ended with a man from St. Jean Baptiste behind bars.The apparently random rampage began around 6:05 a.m. near Notre Dame Avenue and Winnipeg Avenue West, when the suspect approached a man unprovoked and knocked the man’s coffee over his face and torso, police said.The suspect then moved on to a nearby restaurant, jumped the counter and demanded to use a phone.Story continues belowStaff tried to flee, but the suspect allegedly grabbed a…

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Winnipeg police looking for three teens after alleged purse snatching

A 66-year-old woman was walking in River Heights at around 6:00 p.m. on Saturday night, when she was allegedly robbed of her purse.Police are saying she was also pepper-sprayed and struck with a weapon.The incident took place near the intersection of Brock Street and Grosvenor Avenue.READ MORE: 2 men behind bars after 3 stabbings on Osborne StreetStory continues belowMembers of the Winnipeg Police Service’s Major Crimes Unit are looking for three boys between the ages of 14 and 15.The first suspect is Indigenous in appearance, around five-foot-six in height with…

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Winnipeg Police investigating two assaults

On Saturday, around 2:30 a.m, emergency personnel responded to the 100 block of Osborne Street North after reports of an injured person.Upon arrival, three adult men were located suffering from serious injuries.All three men were transported to hospital in critical condition and have since been upgraded to stabled condition.READ MORE: Man hospitalized after east Winnipeg assault, say policeStory continues belowJust 15 minutes later, emergency personnel responded to the area of Main Street and Rupertsland Avenue for the report of another injured person.When officers arrived, an adult man was located suffering…

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Manitoba RCMP officer charged with assaulting ‘snotty’ man with pylon

A Selkirk RCMP officer has been charged with assault after allegedly hitting a man with a pylon while the man was in police custody.The Independent Investigation Unit (IIU), the province’s police watchdog, said Wednesday that their investigation into the Oct. 21 incident determined there were reasonable and probable grounds to believe a criminal offence occurred.The incident, which took place in the RM of Rockwood, involved a 27-year-old man arrested for driving without a licence.Story continues belowREAD MORE: Man blows snot all over police cruiser, Manitoba RCMP officer strikes back with…

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Police watchdog investigating after cyclist accuses Winnipeg cop of assault

Manitoba’s police watchdog is investigating after receiving a complaint that a Winnipeg police officer allegedly assaulted a cyclist.The man was cycling home from work around 3 a.m. on April 12 when a police car stopped him and told he matched the description of a wanted man on a bike with a backpack.READ MORE: Watchdog investigating death of 56-year-old man in Winnipeg police custodyThe cyclist says after he refused to hand the backpack over, the officer pepper-sprayed him and threatened him with a baton.The Independent Investigation Unit says the man suffered…

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Watchdog investigating death of 56-year-old man in Winnipeg police custody

Manitoba’s police watchdog is investigating after a man died in police custody Tuesday evening.Police said they answered a call about an assault and a disturbance at a home in the North Point Douglas area, where they found an injured man who was taken to hospital in stable condition.READ MORE: Man dead from gunshot wounds after Winnipeg police open fire, says IIUA 56-year-old suspect was found near Main Street and Sutherland Avenue.  Police said he was arrested and brought to the police station for processing, but was later discovered unresponsive in…

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Police identify woman killed in Winnipeg’s 11th homicide as Lise Danais

Winnipeg police have identified the victim in the city’s 11th homicide.Lise Danais, 51, died in hospital Tuesday after being assaulted in her Southdale home, said police.Neighbours told Global News on Wednesday that the victim lived in the Rockcliffe Road home with her teenage son.READ MORE: Woman’s death in Southdale confirmed to be city’s 11th homicideThe police Homicide Unit continues to investigate, and ask anyone with information about the assault to call police at 204-986-6508 or Crime Stoppers at (204)786-TIPS (8477).The victim has been identified as Lise DANAIS, a 51-year-old female of…

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Winnipeg mall employee assaulted in shoplifting incident

Winnipeg cops want store owners to tell their employees not to confront shoplifters after a man was seriously injured at the Polo Park Foot Locker store.Police were called to the store around 8:30 Thursday night and learned the suspect who had tried to steal several articles of clothing, attacked an employee who confronted him.Story continues belowREAD MORE: Baby formula under lock and key as thefts rise, say Winnipeg retailersCst. Tammy Skrabek told 680 CJOB that the victim was sent to hospital in unstable condition, and urges retailers to take a…

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Winnipeg police close off Langside alley after incident at rooming house

Winnipeg police were at the scene of an apparent assault on Sunday night, prompting the closure of the street’s back alley.Police were called to a rooming house at 456 Langside St. at about 7:30 p.m. While police at the scene politely refused to comment, a reliable source tells Global News at least one man was taken to hospital after being stabbed. The front of the house Sunday evening.Elisha Dacey/Global NewsOne witness told Global News that he lives in the house and the victim’s name was Charles, however, Global could not…

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Man arrested for assaulting women, Transit staff at downtown bus shelter

A Winnipeg man is behind bars after he was observed assaulting four people in a downtown bus shelter, say police.Glen Roger Asselin, 56, faces charges of uttering threats, possessing a weapon, and four counts of assault after the Wednesday night incident, which took place at the intersection of Graham Avenue and Fort Street at around 7:20 p.m.READ MORE: Assault in north end Winnipeg leaves man, 30, in critical conditionPolice said the accused punched one woman and shoved another before he was stopped by two Winnipeg Transit supervisors – both of…

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