Winnipeg Male Arrested Following Costly String of Commercial Break and Enters


Winnipeg PoliceWinnipeg, Manitoba – Between August 10, 2016 and September 14, 2016, 21 businesses across the city were broken into after regular business hours by a lone male suspect.


The suspect targeted a variety of businesses by smashing a window or door to gain entry. The suspect would then search the respective businesses for cash and other valuables.


As a result of these break-ins:

  • A total of $22,450.00 in damage was caused.
  • Over $16,000.00 in cash and merchandise was stolen.

The businesses involved range from restaurants, clothing stores, shopping mall, pet stores and a clinic.

The investigation continued by East District Detectives with the assistance of Division 13 Detectives, West District Detectives and General Patrol.

The project progressed resulting in the identification of a male suspect.

On September 15, 2016, search warrants were executed at residences on Selkirk Avenue, Manitoba Avenue and College Avenue.

At approximately 2:15 p.m., Clinton Garry QUESNEL, 37 years old of Winnipeg was located, arrested and charged with the 21 offences associated to break-ins and theft due to his alleged involvement.

He was remanded into custody.

Winnipeg Police Service