Winnipeg police arrest 5 teens after attempted break-in

Five teenagers are facing charges after attempting to break into a home in the 100 block of Hillbrook Drive, according to Winnipeg police.General patrol officers, along with the Winnipeg police helicopter Air1 and the K9 unit, responded after receiving reports of three youth suspects breaking into an attached garage and checking vehicles on the street.Air1 arrived first and began tracking the suspects as they entered a nearby vehicle that was reported stolen on July 18 from the Tyndall Park area, police say.Story continues belowREAD MORE: Winnipeg police arrest 37-year-old man…

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Winnipeg police arrest 37-year-old man after shots fired Friday morning

Winnipeg police arrested a man after gunshots were reportedly fired downtown early Friday morning.Police responded to the area of Assiniboine Avenue and Hargrave Street after receiving reports of a man firing a gun outside.Members of the tactical support team and canine unit cleared a Hargrave Street building that the suspect had reportedly entered after discharging the shots, police say. The man was placed under arrest approximately an hour after officers were called, according to police.Story continues belowREAD MORE: Search is on for downtown stabbing suspect(s), say policeThe major crimes unit…

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‘Luxury officers’ should be on the street, not in schools, says Winnipeg Police Association

Winnipeg Police Association President Maurice Sabourin believes more officers are needed on the street, and he has an idea of where to pull them from.“There’s a lot of areas in the service that I would call a luxury,” Sabourin told 680 CJOB Wednesday. “Right now school resources, community support, those types of units. If general support is drowning, and we do know they’re drowning, you should be taking those resources and putting them into general patrol.”Story continues belowHowever, pulling officers off of those duties may be difficult.READ MORE: Winnipeg police…

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Meth, fully-loaded shotgun found during Winnipeg traffic stop

A man and three women caught driving in a vehicle without a licence plate are in even more trouble after police say they found drugs and a fully-loaded shotgun after pulling them over.Officers made the traffic stop near the corner of Higgins Avenue and Waterfront Drive around 11:20 a.m. Wednesday after noticing a vehicle drive past them missing a front licence plate.READ MORE: Winnipeg police chief urges officers to ‘hang in there’ amidst elevated calls for serviceThe four people inside the vehicle were arrested after police say officers noticed “a…

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Search is on for downtown stabbing suspect(s), say police

A man was stabbed early Tuesday morning near Young Street and Cumberland Avenue, said Winnipeg police.Police said they received a call around 2:10 a.m. and found a man suffering from upper-body injuries that were consistent with being stabbed. He was rushed to hospital in unstable condition but has since been upgraded to stable.READ MORE: Winnipeg police lay attempted murder charges in connection with early May stabbingAlthough a search of the area didn’t turn up anything useful, police said they believe several people were involved in the incident.Anyone with information is…

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Man arrested after joy ride in Manitoba First Nations Police car

A Manitoba First Nations Police vehicle was stolen near Roblin Boulevard and the West Perimeter Highway Tuesday morning.READ MORE: Stolen car suspect rams, then steals police cruiser in Elmwood chaseWinnipeg police said the car drove throughout the city before being stopped 45 minutes later by a tire-deflation “stop stick” device in the area of Dawson Road and Lagimodiere Boulevard.One man was arrested and remains in custody.WATCH: Speed, sparks and surrender: Air1 video footage of Winnipeg police pursuit View original article here Source

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Man charged with second-degree murder in death of 27-year-old from Teulon

Winnipeg police have made an arrest in the weekend murder of Teulon man Christopher Helstrom.Helstrom, 27, died as a result of an assault in a Flora Avenue apartment building Saturday afternoon.READ MORE: Christopher Helstrom, of Teulon, Man. killed in Winnipeg apartment hallwayPhilip William Bennett, 46, was arrested Monday and has been charged with second-degree murder.He was detained in custody.View original article here Source

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Firearm pulled on security officers at Health Sciences Centre

Winnipeg police are investigating after a firearm was pulled on security guards at Health Sciences Centre.MGEU President Michelle Gawronsky said the incident happened this weekend and that a suspect pulled out what looked like a gun near Children’s Hospital. Gawronsky said security guards removed the person and put the hospital and surrounding area in lockdown.Story continues below“These security guards, these heroes as far as I’m concerned, they did everything that they could to ensure that the hospital was kept safe. They removed the person that had the gun, they got…

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Controversial photo may not be what it seems, say Winnipeg police

A photo that made the rounds on social media over the weekend, depicting what appears to be officers and paramedics disrespecting a vulnerable person may not be what it seems, say Winnipeg police.The photo was taken on Grant Avenue Friday afternoon, where police said a man was initially assessed for medical reasons by paramedics and ultimately determined to be intoxicated, which required a police presence to transport him to safe lodging at the Main Street Project.View link »View original article here Source

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Significant police presence in Elmwood after crash

Numerous Winnipeg police units are on scene at Watt Street and Harbison Avenue in Elmwood where a red SUV was involved in a crash Monday night.Witnesses told Global News a pair of suspects were were being pursued by police in the vehicle, which came to an abrupt stop when the car hit a curb near Watt Street and Harbison Avenue.READ MORE: Police car stolen at Headingley gas bar, leads Winnipeg cops on early-morning chaseAccording to bystanders, two suspects got out of the car, and one fled on foot.Watt Street is…

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