Winnipeg Police Make Arrest on Drug and Firearms Charges

Winnipeg, Manitoba – During the day of September 14, 2017, members of the Street Crime Unit, with the assistance of the Tactical Support Team, executed a Controlled Drugs and Substances Act search warrant at a suite of a residence in the first 100 block of Kate Street.

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A number of individuals were taken into custody and the investigation has led to the seizure of a number of items including the following:

  • A sawed-off .410 bore shotgun with ammunition.
  • A can of bear spray.
  • A machete.
  • 27.9 grams of methamphetamine (valued at approximately $4,000).
  • An undisclosed amount of Canadian currency.

Investigators have also identified a suspect as being responsible for a number of fraud-related incidents that had occurred in early 2017.

Valentina Margaret Monkman, a 27-year-old female of Winnipeg, has been charged with:

  • Possession of a Scheduled Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking – Methamphetamine
  • Possession of a Scheduled Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking – Alprazolam
  • Possession of a Weapon (x3)
  • Possession of a Firearm Knowing its Possession is Unauthorized
  • Possession of a Prohibited or Restricted Weapon Knowing its Possession is Unauthorized (x2)
  • Possession of a Prohibited Firearm with Ammunition
  • Possession of Firearm, Restricted/Prohibited Weapon or Ammunition Contrary to Prohibition Order (x6)
  • Possession of Proceeds of Property Obtained by Crime under $5,000
  • Store Firearm or Restricted Weapon Contrary to Regulations
  • Use a Forged Document
  • Possession of an Identity Document
  • Identity Fraud – Intent to Gain Advantage
  • Possession of Property Obtained by Crime under $5,000 (x2)
  • Forgery
  • Use a Forged Document (x2)
  • Fraud under $5,000 (x2)
  • Warrant (Break & Enter)

Joseph Bernard Richard, a 20-year-old male of Winnipeg, has been charged with:

  • Possession of a Scheduled Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking – Methamphetamine
  • Possession of a Weapon (x3)
  • Possession of a Firearm Knowing its Possession is Unauthorized
  • Possession of a Prohibited or Restricted Weapon Knowing its Possession is Unauthorized
  • Possession of a Prohibited Firearm with Ammunition
  • Possession of Firearm, Restricted/Prohibited Weapon or Ammunition Contrary to Prohibition Order (x3)
  • Store Firearm or Restricted Weapon Contrary to Regulations
  • Possession of Proceeds of Property Obtained by Crime under $5,000
  • Fail to Comply Condition Recognizance by Judge/Justice (x2)
  • Warrant (Fail to Comply Sentence)
  • Warrant (Fail to Attend Court – Recognizance)

Markus Jason Schinkel, a 47-year-old male of Winnipeg, has been charged with:

  • Possession of Scheduled Substance – Methamphetamine
  • Fail to Comply Condition Recognizance by Judge/Justice
  • Warrant (Fail to Comply Condition Recognizance by Judge/Justice)
  • Warrant (Fail to Appear – Promise to Appear)

They were detained in custody.

Winnipeg Police Service


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