Winnipeg police use armoured vehicle more than 30 times in 2018

The Winnipeg Police Service‘s armoured response vehicle was in high demand last year.The ARV was used for tactical deployment 34 times in 2018, according to the city police board’s latest report.Of those times, the vehicle was deployed on eight occasions for active firearm calls, including an incident in which the vehicle was shot at, the report says.Story continues belowREAD MORE: Winnipeg Police Service adds armoured vehicle to its fleet“Notably, one of these events included an active shooter situation in November 2018. The ARV sustained multiple shots directed at members, saving…

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Intruder who killed Winnipeg teen may have been on meth, says police chief

Winnipeg’s top cop believes Sunday’s brutal and random home invasion that killed a Winnipeg teen may have been meth-fuelled.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 opportunity to interview, we’re hoping that we’ll be able to clarify that.”READ MORE: Winnipeg teen killed by random attacker in brutal West End home invasionThe…

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The best and worst of 2018, according to Winnipeg Police Chief Danny Smyth

Winnipeg Police Chief Danny Smyth usually takes the first week of January off work, a time he admits he uses to reflect on the year.With his second full year under his belt, he says he’s settling in.“At its most basic level, just a little more comfortable in the job, knowing what to expect with the job and being able to roll with the punches a little bit easier with each passing year,” Smyth said.

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The Thelma Krull case: Winnipeg’s Chief of Police looks back at 2018

During a year-end interview with Global News anchor Heather Steele, Winnipeg Police Chief Danny Smyth said the investigation into the death of Thelma Krull “has always been open” and that officers will “work that file as best they can” now that they have a crime scene.

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Cases that stay with you: Reflections on 2018 by Winnipeg’s Chief of Police

December 14 2018 1:50pm During a year-end interview with Global News anchor Heather Steele, Winnipeg Police Chief Danny Smyth said cases like Guido Amsel, Thelma Krull and Project Riverbank are ones that just stay with you. ‘ }); } else { var rel_id = svp.releaseInfo.contentId+””; if( typeof gnca_social_share_collection[rel_id] != “object” ) { var resp = jQuery.parseJSON( jQuery.ajax({ url: “/gnca-ajax/videoshare-links/{\”id\”:\”” + svp.releaseInfo.contentId + “\”}/”, async: false }).responseText); gnca_social_share_collection[rel_id] = resp; } jQuery(‘#videoContainer’).gnca_socialVideoShare(‘init’, gnca_social_share_collection[rel_id] ); } }; // don’t do on IE, doesn’t work yet if ( !gNews.Common.isIE && !gNews.Common.isTrident && gNews.Common.isFlash…

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Weapons calls: Winnipeg’s Chief of Police takes a look back at 2018

December 14 2018 1:38pm During a year-end interview with Global’s Heather Steele, Winnipeg’s police chief said the service will be refocusing its Street Crimes Division toward guns and gangs. ‘ }); } else { var rel_id = svp.releaseInfo.contentId+””; if( typeof gnca_social_share_collection[rel_id] != “object” ) { var resp = jQuery.parseJSON( jQuery.ajax({ url: “/gnca-ajax/videoshare-links/{\”id\”:\”” + svp.releaseInfo.contentId + “\”}/”, async: false }).responseText); gnca_social_share_collection[rel_id] = resp; } jQuery(‘#videoContainer’).gnca_socialVideoShare(‘init’, gnca_social_share_collection[rel_id] ); } }; // don’t do on IE, doesn’t work yet if ( !gNews.Common.isIE && !gNews.Common.isTrident && gNews.Common.isFlash ) { var gnca_videoShareCallbackInterval = window.setInterval( function()…

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Looking Back: Winnipeg’s chief of police reflects on 2018

December 14 2018 1:10pm During a year-end interview with Global News anchor Heather Steele, Winnipeg Police Chief Danny Smyth said he is “a little more comfortable in the job,” as he completes his second year in command. ‘ }); } else { var rel_id = svp.releaseInfo.contentId+””; if( typeof gnca_social_share_collection[rel_id] != “object” ) { var resp = jQuery.parseJSON( jQuery.ajax({ url: “/gnca-ajax/videoshare-links/{\”id\”:\”” + svp.releaseInfo.contentId + “\”}/”, async: false }).responseText); gnca_social_share_collection[rel_id] = resp; } jQuery(‘#videoContainer’).gnca_socialVideoShare(‘init’, gnca_social_share_collection[rel_id] ); } }; // don’t do on IE, doesn’t work yet if ( !gNews.Common.isIE && !gNews.Common.isTrident &&…

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As MMIWG testimony wraps in St. John’s, commission to ‘make do’ with short extension for work

The chief commissioner of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls says she hasn’t seen much progress from the federal government since the inquiry’s critical interim report was published last year.The inquiry is hearing its final testimony on Thursday in St. John’s, N.L., with witnesses calling for authorities to include sexual exploitation survivors in policing and protection of victims of human trafficking.Story continues belowREAD MORE: Police tell MMIWG inquiry that human trafficking is an under-reported source of violenceThe inquiry had requested a two-year extension earlier this…

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Winnipeg police chief Danny Smyth still loses sleep over city’s meth problem

Winnipeg Police Chief Danny Smyth says the issue of meth is in all corners of the city.On Wednesday he spoke to a crowd of about 75 people at the Gonzaga Middle School in North Point Douglas about the struggle with meth in Winnipeg.“You’d see evidence of meth pretty much in every corner of the city now,” he said.Story continues below“We are certainly seeing evidence of crime. We’re seeing a spike in violent crime. We’re seeing a spike in property crime and we’re seeing some association to the meth trade as a…

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