Winnipeg police arrest 5 teens after attempted break-in

Five teenagers are facing charges after attempting to break into a home in the 100 block of Hillbrook Drive, according to Winnipeg police.General patrol officers, along with the Winnipeg police helicopter Air1 and the K9 unit, responded after receiving reports of three youth suspects breaking into an attached garage and checking vehicles on the street.Air1 arrived first and began tracking the suspects as they entered a nearby vehicle that was reported stolen on July 18 from the Tyndall Park area, police say.Story continues belowREAD MORE: Winnipeg police arrest 37-year-old man…

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Man in hospital after gunfire in East Kildonan

A man was sent to the hospital after a shooting in East Kildonan on Saturday.Winnipeg Police Service officers were in the area at 11:45 p.m. when they heard gunfire.READ MORE: Air1 helicopter seen as good use of Winnipeg police resources by public, officers: reportThe officers found an injured man sitting inside a car near Gordon Avenue and Brazier Street.The victim was transported to the hospital in stable condition.The WPS Major Crimes Unit has taken over the investigation.Anyone with information about the incident is being asked to call Winnipeg Police or…

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Winnipeg police arrest 37-year-old man after shots fired Friday morning

Winnipeg police arrested a man after gunshots were reportedly fired downtown early Friday morning.Police responded to the area of Assiniboine Avenue and Hargrave Street after receiving reports of a man firing a gun outside.Members of the tactical support team and canine unit cleared a Hargrave Street building that the suspect had reportedly entered after discharging the shots, police say. The man was placed under arrest approximately an hour after officers were called, according to police.Story continues belowREAD MORE: Search is on for downtown stabbing suspect(s), say policeThe major crimes unit…

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Air1 helicopter seen as good use of Winnipeg police resources by public, officers: report

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Police say man caught on tape buying gas to set Thompson business on fire

RCMP are looking for a man accused of lighting a Thompson business on fire early Thursday.Police say the Selkirk Avenue business was engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived to put it out around 3:35 a.m.Investigators have determined a male suspect filled a small bottle with gas at a nearby gas station, paid for it, then walked over to the nearby business to start the fire.READ MORE: Manitoba police watchdog looking for witnesses to Thompson arrestThey released surveillance video footage of their suspect Friday, asking for the public’s help identifying the…

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Sexual assault, child porn charges laid in connection with social media video: Manitoba RCMP

Two northern Manitoba teenagers are facing sexual assault and child porn charges after RCMP were alerted to a video that was shared on social media.Police said Friday their investigation determined a teenage female youth was sexually assaulted by two males, and that the incident was both captured on video and shared online.READ MORE: Winnipeg organization using international help to crack down on child sexual abuse onlineStory continues below“We believe the video continues to be circulating on social media and possibly between individuals via text,” said RCMP Cpl. Laura Ledrew.“Our investigators…

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‘Luxury officers’ should be on the street, not in schools, says Winnipeg Police Association

Winnipeg Police Association President Maurice Sabourin believes more officers are needed on the street, and he has an idea of where to pull them from.“There’s a lot of areas in the service that I would call a luxury,” Sabourin told 680 CJOB Wednesday. “Right now school resources, community support, those types of units. If general support is drowning, and we do know they’re drowning, you should be taking those resources and putting them into general patrol.”Story continues belowHowever, pulling officers off of those duties may be difficult.READ MORE: Winnipeg police…

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Bogus 2018 bomb threat leads to mischief charges for Winnipeg man

A Winnipeg man is facing public mischief charges in connection with a bomb threat in the Morden/Winkler area back in October of last year.RCMP said the incident happened on the morning of October 19, when the manager of an energy company told them one of his employees heard another employee threaten to bomb a local pipeline.Police shut down the pipeline and sent the Explosive Disposal Unit in to investigate, but ultimately no bomb was located.READ MORE: Great-West Life locations close in Winnipeg due to threatAfter an in-depth investigation, police determined…

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Meth, fully-loaded shotgun found during Winnipeg traffic stop

A man and three women caught driving in a vehicle without a licence plate are in even more trouble after police say they found drugs and a fully-loaded shotgun after pulling them over.Officers made the traffic stop near the corner of Higgins Avenue and Waterfront Drive around 11:20 a.m. Wednesday after noticing a vehicle drive past them missing a front licence plate.READ MORE: Winnipeg police chief urges officers to ‘hang in there’ amidst elevated calls for serviceThe four people inside the vehicle were arrested after police say officers noticed “a…

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Winnipeg police to address controversial picture making social media rounds

Winnipeg police say they will be addressing a controversial photo that made the rounds on social media late last week.The photo appears to show officers and fire paramedics posing with a vulnerable man for a photo.The photo was taken on Grant Avenue Friday afternoon, where police said a man was initially assessed for medical reasons by fire paramedics and ultimately determined to be intoxicated, which required a police presence to transport him to safe lodging at the Main Street Project.Const. Rob Carver will talk to media at 2 p.m. Wednesday.READ…

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