Winnipeg cops get two-for-one arrest while investigating on Langside Street

Two people are in custody after officers stumbled upon a would-be break in while following up on another incident Wednesday evening.Police said they first received a report of a gun being fired in the 500 block of Langside Street, and tracked down a car that had been seen fleeing the scene. They discovered a 17-year-old with a gunshot wound in the car. He was taken to hospital in stable condition.Story continues belowWhile talking to the occupants of the car, police saw a suspect, who fled the scene when police tried…

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Alleged meth-fueled crime spree ends with burned-down house on Nairn, say Winnipeg police

An allegedly meth-fueled crime spree – that culminated in an armed and barricaded situation at an Elmwood home that went up in flames – has resulted in a laundry list of charges for a Winnipeg man.Police said the suspect was involved in a crash on the Nairn Overpass Thursday afternoon, fleeing to a home in the 400 block of Nairn Avenue and barricading himself inside.The man locked himself in the home – along with three other adults who were inside for hours – eventually setting the home on fire, said…

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Winnipeg police warn public about sex offender’s release

Winnipeg police are alerting the public to the release of a convicted sex offender who will be living in Winnipeg.Vincent Rain, 52, was released from federal custody on Thursday under statutory release conditions.READ MORE: High-risk sex offender unlawfully at large, say Winnipeg policePolice say Rain is considered a risk to re-offend against all females.He is described as 5’9″, 170 lbs, with black hair and brown eyes.WATCH: New video helps show how to report a sexual assault View original article here Source

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Arson charges in Little Grand Rapids fire that forced thousands to evacuate

Three people have been charged with arson in a 2018 wildfire on Little Grand Rapids First Nation that forced more than 2,000 residents of two communities to evacuate.By the time it was contained, the fire, which started May 21 of last year, had burned 29,000 hectares of forest in Manitoba and 3,000 in Ontario.READ MORE: Manitoba wildfire evacuees to return to Little Grand RapidsThe blaze also damaged a kilometre of Hydro line, six homes, an equipment warehouse and a substation on Little Grand Rapids First Nation, 15 buildings at Moar…

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St. Boniface senior, 73, beaten and robbed in her home

Winnipeg police are asking for the public’s help in finding a suspect in an armed robbery at a St. Boniface home.Police said the incident took place on the afternoon of May 20, when the female suspect convinced a 73-year-old woman to let her into her house.The suspect then attacked the senior with a weapon, stole her purse, and drove away in her vehicle.The victim was taken to hospital in stable condition and treated for upper-body injuries.Story continues belowREAD MORE: Care home worker stole jewelry from elderly victims with dementia, say…

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Cleveland first degree murder trial to wrap up Friday, accused may take stand

The man accused of murdering one of his five “wives” and dissolving her body in a barrel may take the stand Friday.Perez Cleveland is accused of first degree murder in the death of Jennifer Barrett, whose decomposed body was found in a metal barrel in the backyard of her Waverley Heights home in 2016.Over the past two weeks, several witnesses have recounted how Cleveland lived with a harem of five women, including Barrett, and detailed horrific physical abuse at his hands.READ MORE: ‘I woke up with a gun pointed to…

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Winnipeg Ukrainian church forgives statue vandals, seeks return of stolen head

Whether it was a crime of opportunity or an act of senseless vandalism, members of a Winnipeg Ukrainian church on McGregor Street were devastated to discover that a statue of their patron saint had been desecrated.Anna Katchanovski has been attending service at the Ukrainian Catholic Metropolitan Cathedral of Sts. Vladimir & Olga for decades, walking by the statue of St. Volodymyr countless times.Story continues below“I’ve been here for 30 years and this has always been a part of it,” she said.READ MORE: Winnipeg church statue blessed by Pope decapitatedTuesday morning,…

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Portage la Prairie taxi driver killed while working, RCMP investigating homicide

Portage la Prairie RCMP are investigating the death of a 51-year-old man that is being considered a homicide.RCMP said the man was found unresponsive outside the town of MacGregor on Monday night.On May 20, 2019, at approximately 8:20 pm, Portage La Prairie RCMP responded to a report of an unresponsive 51yo male outside the town of Macgregor. The investigation has determined the death to be a homicide. RCMP continue to investigate.#rcmpmb— RCMP Manitoba (@rcmpmb) May 23, 2019While RCMP have not confirmed the man’s name, family and friends identified him as…

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Driver of stolen car hospitalized after allegedly robbing Winnipeg beer store, police chase

One man is in hospital after an early-morning pursuit that followed a beer store robbery, said Winnipeg police.The incident began around 11:50 Wednesday night when police responded to an armed robbery at a beer vendor in the 2100 block of McPhillips Street. The suspects sped off in a stolen vehicle.Around 1:30 a.m. Thursday, police spotted the stolen car in the St. John’s area and pursued it.READ MORE: Winnipeg police copter tracks burglar after break-in at schoolFive minutes later, the driver of the stolen vehicle lost control on a highway ramp…

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Winnipeg police close Nairn Avenue near Watt Street for investigation

Winnipeg police have closed Nairn Avenue between Watt Street and Stadacona Street for an investigation.Global News has been told by several tipsters that there is a large police presence in the area.A reporter is en route to the scene.#TRAFFIC: Nairn Avenue between Stadacona Street and Watt Street is currently closed due to a police investigation. Please avoid the area if possible and plan an alternative route. @WinnipegTMC #Winnipeg— Winnipeg Police (@wpgpolice) May 23, 2019More to come. Get daily local headlines and alertsView original article here Source

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