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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Manitoba RCMP officer charged with sexual assault

The province’s independent police watchdog says a Manitoba RCMP officer is facing a sexual assault charge, but has few details on what exactly happened.The Independent Investigation Unit said Tuesday they were told by RCMP about the incident, which happened in February, on March 15, 2019.RCMP told the IIU they were notified by the Winnipeg Police Service that an RCMP officer was being investigated for sexual assault.READ MORE: Winnipeg police officer to face charges after IIU investigationThe IIU’s director, Zane Tessler, determined there were grounds to charge the officer.“The details of…

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Winnipeg police officer to face charges after IIU investigation

A Winnipeg police officer is heading to court after the police watchdog determined there were grounds to charge him with “a criminal offense.”The Independent Investigation Unit said police stopped a car being driven erratically on June 16, 2018 on Portage Avenue near the Perimeter Highway. The driver, a 36-year-old man, was removed from the vehicle and didn’t co-operate with police. Force was used, said the IIU.Story continues belowREAD MORE: Cruise night motorcycle chase leads to charges for Winnipeg driver“The man complained of injuries and was taken to hospital where he…

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Family awarded $100,000 after ‘egregious conduct’ by Winnipeg Police officer

A Winnipeg family has been awarded more than $100,000 in damages after what a Manitoba judge called ‘egregious conduct’ by a City of Winnipeg police officer.According to the judgement handed down by Justice Jeff Harris, Ola and Andrew Beaulieu took their two teenage children, along with a family friend, to the Clarion Hotel as a late Christmas gift on Dec. 26, 2014.After a noise complaint, four Winnipeg Police Service officers entered the family’s room without a warrant, and, according to the judgement, without justifiable cause.Story continues belowREAD MORE: Violent weekend…

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Meth task force not talking to ‘street level’ programs; incident numbers on all fronts continue to rise

With the meth task force expected to report to the provincial government in June, street-level addictions advocates in Winnipeg say the task force has yet to contact them about their experiences or ideas.Dane Borget is a former meth addict and founder of Jib Stop, a peer-to-peer phone line to help other addicts. He said his program is now being run out of St. Boniface Street Links, and neither he nor his program partners have been contacted about their experiences.Story continues below“They haven’t asked … what’s working, what isn’t working, what…

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‘They need to know the facts’: police on sharing news of fatal car crash

May 28 2019 3:48pm A collision analyst with the Winnipeg police service says sharing information about a fatal crash with surviving family members can be challenging, weighing their need to know with the needs of the investigation. ‘ }); } 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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Meth crisis impacting the level of violence in Winnipeg

The Winnipeg Police have been busy investigating the city’s latest murders, causing some people to question if enough is being done about the meth crisis.READ MORE: Violent weekend means not enough cops to deal with meth crisis: Winnipeg police union presidentThe city is on pace to set a new record for the number of homicides in a single year, many of which have been drug related.Story continues below“We’ve been taking steps as a council to not only increase the financial support to the Winnipeg police service to historic levels, but…

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Winnipeg police still trying to find van stolen from beaten and robbed 73-year-old

Winnipeg police are asking for the public’s help in finding a stolen van that was taken after a 73-year-old woman was beaten and robbed in her own home.Police said the incident took place on the afternoon of May 20, when a female suspect convinced the woman to let her into her house.READ MORE: St. Boniface senior, 73, beaten and robbed in her homeThe 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 was…

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Winnipeg police identify victim in latest homicide as 25-year-old woman

Winnipeg police have identified the city’s latest homicide victim as 25-year-old Shaylnne Hunter.Police were called to the 400 block of Simcoe Street after reports of someone being injured around 2:45 Saturday morning.READ MORE: Winnipeg police investigating two weekend homicidesWhen they arrived, officers found Hunter suffering from stab wounds. She was transported to hospital in critical condition, where she was pronounced dead.READ MORE: North End stabbing is city’s 16th homicide say Winnipeg policeThe homicide unit continues to investigate. Anyone with information is asked to call 204-986-6508 or Crime Stoppers at 204-786-TIPS…

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Man, teenage boy facing charges after Saturday morning North End stabbing

An 18-year-old man and a teenage boy are in custody after Winnipeg police came across a stabbing victim early Saturday morning.Officers say they were flagged down in the area of Salter Street and Selkirk Avenue around 1:30 a.m..A 31-year-old man was brought to hospital in critical condition but has since been upgraded to stable.READ MORE: Winnipeg police investigating two weekend homicidesWith help from witnesses, police tracked down two suspects seen running from the area and gave chase.One male was arrested in the 400 block of Redwood Avenue while the other…

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