Have you seen these people? Winnipeg’s most wanted fugitives for March

Here are the top targets for the Winnipeg Police Service and Crime Stoppers as of Monday.Canada-wide warrants are out for all of the following people:Brandon Hunter began statutory release Nov. 29 after serving time for robbery, but had breached his conditions by late January.Story continues belowCheyenne Bruce was sentenced to 28 months in prison for identity fraud, breaking and entering, and other crimes. She was released on day parole Dec. 27, but disappeared the next day, and her whereabouts are unknown.Joey Tataquason, convicted for robbery and carrying a concealed weapon, began…

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Police officers spotted in Liquor Marts; psychologist calls thefts a ‘slow-moving train wreck’

A few days after new, tougher security measures for liquor stores were announced, a local psychologist says the new measures are a response to a situation similar to a “slow-moving” riot.Officers were spotted in the Liquor Mart in Osborne Village Friday, one standing guard at the entrance, and another inside the store.People outside the store Saturday had mixed reaction to the possible presence of officers every time they shop for alcohol.“I think it’s about time, it makes me feel safer and I’m sure the people inside, the workers and the…

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Danger — thin ice: Winnipeg emergency crews issue warning

With an abundance of rivers and bodies of water around the city, Winnipeg’s first responders are asking people to stay off the ice.The safety warning goes beyond the obvious Assiniboine and Red Rivers, extending to streams, creeks, retention ponds and drainage ditches.While the winter seemed long and ice was indeed thick, the spring thaw means frozen waterways pose a threat, especially to children.Story continues belowREAD MORE: Winnipeg river rescue crews save cat from ice flow, call for caution“Sadly, we see far too many calls each year for water and ice…

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Man faces murder charges in Langside homicide

A 19-year-old man has been arrested and charged with second-degree murder after a March 17 assault at a Langside Street rooming house.Abdul Abduikadir Mohamed was taken into custody Friday and charged with the city’s tenth homicide.READ MORE: Langside rooming house incident confirmed as city’s 10th homicideThe victim, 42-year-old Winnipegger William Lewis Paul, was taken to hospital in unstable condition after being attacked. He later died from his injuries.WATCH: Winnipeg police investigating ‘serious incident’ on Langside Street

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Winnipeg mall employee assaulted in shoplifting incident

Winnipeg cops want store owners to tell their employees not to confront shoplifters after a man was seriously injured at the Polo Park Foot Locker store.Police were called to the store around 8:30 Thursday night and learned the suspect who had tried to steal several articles of clothing, attacked an employee who confronted him.Story continues belowREAD MORE: Baby formula under lock and key as thefts rise, say Winnipeg retailersCst. Tammy Skrabek told 680 CJOB that the victim was sent to hospital in unstable condition, and urges retailers to take a…

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Naked arsonist believed to have been on meth, say Winnipeg police

A Winnipeg man who may have been in a meth-induced psychosis was arrested Wednesday night after being found burning items inside a vehicle.Police said the man had removed his clothes, added them to the fire and then stayed in the vehicle on College Avenue.READ MORE: 17-year-old charged with arson, theft in WinnipegWhen emergency personnel arrived, the front passenger seat was fully engulfed in flames, and the man, who was “in a state of undress” was pulled from the vehicle.Police said the man, 26, is believed to have taken meth before…

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Repeat convenience store robber busted in bizarre police impersonation incident

A man who tried to rob a convenience store by claiming to be a police officer is behind bars at the Winnipeg Remand Centre.Police said the man entered the William Avenue store around 5:30 p.m. March 13 and told staff he was police and was there to commit a robbery. He stole an unknown quantity of cigarettes.Story continues belowPolice said the suspect, Dariusz Tomasz Wojczynski, 38, has been identified as being responsible for a number of similar robberies, including four incidents dating back to October 2018.READ MORE: Armed suspect in…

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Winnipeg man charged with kidnapping himself

A Winnipeg man is facing charges of extortion and public mischief in a bizarre case where he appears to have faked his own kidnapping.Police said Thursday that their Major Crimes Unit began investigating a kidnapping early last year after a ransom video was sent electronically to the suspect’s parents in China.Story continues belowThe person behind the video demanded a large amount of cash within a set time period.READ MORE: Scammer impersonating Winnipeg police in latest phone schemePolice managed to locate the alleged victim of the kidnapping at an Arden Avenue…

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Carjackings in Winnipeg doubled last year, say Winnipeg police

If you think you’ve heard about carjackings more often than usual lately, you’re right.Winnipeg police say the number of carjackings in the city more than doubled from 2017 to 2018, from 50 to 103 – and carjackings have been on the rise for at least the past five years.“What we can attribute part of the increase to, is what we’ve been saying for some time now, is the increase in drug use, the increase in the combination of drug use and alcohol use,” said Cst. Tammy Skrabek.Story continues below“We’re seeing…

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Winnipeg police call for witnesses to help in fatal collision investigation

March 20 2019 7:06pm Winnipeg police Cst. Tammy Skrabek said they are hoping to hear from anyone who might have seen the crash on Isabel Tuesday, or have video, to help them understand what happened. ‘ }); } 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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