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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‘We’re starting to run out of energy’: Winnipeg police concerned with homicide rate

Just six months into 2019, Winnipeg has already matched its number of homicides for 2018.Twenty-two homicides have taken place across Winnipeg in those six months, and concerns are rising among members of the police service.READ MORE: Winnipeg’s 22nd homicide victim identified as Robert Donaldson“I’ve been doing this a long time, and I don’t have an answer as to what we would do different,” said Winnipeg Police Service Cst. Rob Carver.Story continues belowThe homicides are not confined to one area; they have taken place in various parts of the city. Some…

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Winnipeg’s 22nd homicide of 2019 puts city on track to break grisly record

Winnipeg Police are investigating the city’s 22nd homicide.On Friday night at around 8:45 p.m., officers responded to reports of a fight involving several men at the intersection of Sherbrook Street and Sara Avenue.READ MORE: Winnipeg police ask for public’s help seeking suspects in lawyer’s homicideStory continues belowResponding officers found an adult man suffering from a stab wound in his upper body, and started giving him first aid. The man in his 50s was transported to hospital by ambulance but succumbed to his injuries.A 34-year-old man has been arrested and is…

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Silicz family speaks

June 7 2019 1:11pm The family of Justin Silicz read a statement asking the public to help them solve the Winnipeg lawyer’s homicide. ‘ }); } 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() { //console.log(‘ !!! gnca_shareVideoCallback REGISTRATION !!!…

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Manitoba Avenue house fire deliberately set, say police, marking city’s 21st homicide

Winnipeg police have confirmed Winnipeg’s 21st homicide of the year.The death, originally treated by police as ‘suspicious’, was the result of a house fire in the 500 block of Manitoba Avenue on Saturday night.READ MORE: Homicide investigators looking into deadly Manitoba Avenue blazeA man was killed in the blaze, which investigators now believe was deliberately set.Police identified the victim Wednesday as Hubert Wilson McKay, 63.Anyone with information that might help detectives is asked to call police at 204-986-6508 or Crime Stoppers at 204-786-TIPS (8477).

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British passengers jailed after ‘drunken and loutish’ behaviour that forced plane landing in Winnipeg

Four men are behind bars in England after forcing a plane bound for Las Vegas to make an emergency landing in Winnipeg.The men were sentenced Tuesday for behaviour the Greater Manchester Police described as “drunken and loutish” on the March 2018 flight.Police said the men, who were on their way to a Vegas bachelor party, began drinking heavily, vaping on the plane, and intimidating other passengers and flight crew.READ MORE: Smoke from onboard oven forces Vancouver to Winnipeg flight to divert to ReginaStory continues belowThree of them dropped their trousers…

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Winnipeg Police investigating 3 serious assaults early Sunday morning

Winnipeg police are looking for suspects in three separate assaults that took place early Sunday morning.Police are saying a weapon was involved in each one of the incidents.Portage Avenue assaultOfficers arrived at the intersection of Portage Avenue and Balmoral Street just after 3:45 a.m., after reports of an assault.They quickly located an injured man. The man was taken to hospital in unstable condition and has since been upgraded to stable condition.Story continues belowREAD MORE: Man facing charges after alleged assault at Winnipeg convenience storeLangside Street assaultAt around 3:45 a.m. Winnipeg…

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Man facing charges after alleged assault at Winnipeg convenience store

A 30-year-old man is facing charges following an alleged assault near York Avenue and Smith Street.Winnipeg police were called to the area just before midnight Friday.READ MORE: Winnipeg police lay attempted murder charges in connection with early May stabbingPolice say the owner of a convenience store attempted to confront the suspect over a broken window. The suspect then took the owner’s walking stick and began beating him with it, according to police.A man in his 50s was injured and taken to hospital.Ernie George Spence is charged with aggravated assault and…

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‘It was like the movies’: Woman describes escape from Nairn Avenue house

May 27 2019 11:33am Imagine waking from a nap to find yourself trapped by a manic stranger and a swarm of police outside the house. ‘ }); } 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() { //console.log(‘ !!! gnca_shareVideoCallback…

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Winnipeg police say man stabbed inside hotel on Keewatin Street

Winnipeg police are investigating a stabbing at the Westbrook Inn on the corner of Keewatin Street and Pacific Avenue on Sunday.READ MORE: Man, teenage boy facing charges after Saturday morning North End stabbingPolice were called to the area around 2 a.m. after receiving reports of a man being stabbed. The front entrance of the Westbrook Inn, on the 100th block of Keewatin Street.Marek Tkach / Global NewsA caller to 680 CJOB said blood was visible on the ground and walls after the incident.When police arrived, they found the victim suffering…

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