Winnipeg Attempted Child Abduction Suspect Photo Released; Mother Fought off Abductor – ARRESTED

Winnipeg, Manitoba – On June 29, 2017, Winnipeg Police received a report of an attempted abduction of a child. The incident occurred at approximately 2:45 p.m. in the front street in the 300 block of McKenzie Street.

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A mother was walking with her 4-year-old daughter when a male grabbed the girl and attempted to leave with her. The mother engaged in a physical confrontation with the suspect and was able to safely retrieve her daughter. The mother sustained a minor injury and received medical attention as a result. The child was not physically harmed.

After an extensive investigation, members of the Major Crime Unit identified a suspect in this matter due to the assistance of the Forensic Services Unit (“Identification Unit”).

On July 2, 2017, at approximately 3:15 p.m., the Winnipeg Police Service had asked the public for their assistance in locating Ruben Kyle Mawakeesick, a 26-year-old male of Winnipeg after a warrant was issued for his arrest for the following charges:

Abduction of Person Under Fourteen Years of Age
Sexual Assault
Sexual Interference
Assault Cause Bodily Harm
Fail to Comply with Probation Order

With the public’s assistance, officers attended a residence in the 700 block of Toronto Street at approximately 5:10 p.m. and located Mawakeesick.

Upon being placed under arrest, Mawakeesick resisted and assaulted two officers.

Mawakeesick later committed an indecent act while in custody at the Headquarters building.

In addition to the charges listed earlier, Mawakeesick has been charged with the following:

– Assault a Peace Officer (x2)
– Resist Peace Officer
– Indecent Act
– Fail to Comply with Probation Order

He has been detained in custody.

The Winnipeg Police Services wishes to thank the public for their assistance in this matter.

Winnipeg Police Service

BACKGROUND

Winnipeg, Manitoba – On June 29, 2017, Winnipeg Police received a report of an attempted abduction of a child. The incident occurred at approximately 2:45 p.m. in the front street in the 300 block of McKenzie Street.

A mother was walking with her 4-year-old daughter when a male grabbed the girl and attempted to leave with her. The mother engaged in a physical confrontation with the suspect and was able to safely retrieve her daughter. The mother sustained a minor injury and received medical attention as a result. The child was not physically harmed.

After an extensive investigation, members of the Major Crime Unit have identified a suspect in this matter.

The Winnipeg Police Service is asking the public for their assistance in locating Ruben Kyle Mawakeesick, a 26-year-old male of Winnipeg.

He is described as Indigenous, 5’6″ in height, approximately 147 lbs., with a medium build.

Ruben Kyle Mawakeesick, a 26-year-old male of Winnipeg.
Ruben Kyle Mawakeesick, a 26-year-old male of Winnipeg has been arrested.

A warrant for the arrest of Mawakeesick has been issued for the following offences:

  • Abduction of Person Under Fourteen Years of Age
  • Sexual Assault
  • Sexual Interference
  • Assault Cause Bodily Harm
  • Fail to Comply with Probation Order

This investigation is continuing by members of the Major Crimes Unit. Anyone with information on Mawakeesick that may assist investigators is asked to call 204-986-6219 or Crime Stoppers at 204-786-TIPS (8477).

Attempted Abduction – Investigation: C17-142743

Winnipeg Police Service


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