Winnipeg, Manitoba – During this past weekend, the Winnipeg Police Service put out a tweet advising the public of a particularly high number of calls for service. As a follow-up, an overview of the weekend is provided. Officers responded to:
– 14 reports of shots fired
– 16 reports of assault with a weapon
– 72 reports of assault
– 10 gun calls
– 8 stabbings
– 36 reports of a weapon
Over the three days from Friday to Sunday, the Winnipeg Police Call Centre received 3292 911 calls and 1695 non-emergency calls for service. Examples include:
• Assault Cause Bodily Harm; A male was causing a disturbance at the Main Street Project on Disraeli. He was asked to leave by staff. The male punched a worker in the face knocking him unconscious with the victim striking his head on the concrete. Another worker was punched in the face. In defence, the male was struck with a chair, breaking his arm. The suspect fled but was arrested shortly after by WPS officers. The suspect was charged with Aggravated Assault and Assault. One victim remains in hospital from the first assault.
• Stabbing; Adult male was stabbed while at a residence in the 500 block of Aberdeen Ave. The male was transported to hospital in stable condition. An adult female was charged with assault with a weapon.
• Weapon; multiple 911 calls were received regarding a male armed with a knife and trying to stop vehicles in the area of Sargent and Sherbrook. Responding officers located the male, armed with a knife, who challenged officers to shoot him. Officers were eventually able to disarm the male without injury. He faces numerous charges, including Possess Weapon.
• Stabbing; an altercation between known parties occurred in Central Park at 7:40 p.m. It escalated to the point where an adult male was stabbed five times in the upper back and head. A female was slashed at with the knife, but was not injured. Central Division Foot Patrol officers arrested two suspects and seized the knife. The victim was transported to hospital in critical condition but is expected to recover.
• Stabbing; two adult males who were known to each other were drinking at a residence on Ross Ave. An argument erupted, which resulted in one male grabbing a butcher knife and stabbing the other male multiple times in the upper body. The victim fled and made his way to Women’s hospital, where he collapsed outside. Responding officers located the victim and applied a tourniquet to stop the bleeding. WFPS transported the victim to hospital in critical condition. Officers arrested an adult male at the residence on Ross Ave. He was charged with Aggravated Assault.
• Stabbing: after having an argument with the victim and being kicked out of the victim’s residence on Victor St., a male and female returned armed with knives and proceeded to stab the resident numerous times about the body. The victim was able to flee with the help of a witness and contact WPS. The victim was transported to hospital with serious injuries, where he remains. Officers arrested both suspects at the residence. They face assault and weapons charges.
• Sunday, June 28, at 1:20 a.m., a vehicle travelling eastbound on Portage Ave. passed a marked RCMP cruiser car at a high rate of speed. The officer was able to record a speed of 165 kph. The officer located the vehicle, crashed, at Portage and Cavalier. The vehicle had rolled over and was on fire. The officer was able to pull the lone occupant from the vehicle. WFPS transported the driver to the hospital in unstable condition. The driver’s condition was later upgraded. He was charged with impaired driving upon his release.
• Armed Robbery; at 7:30 p.m., an adult female was in the area Ellice Ave. and Carlton St., when she was approached by a woman that was unknown to her. The unknown woman grabbed the victim’s purse, and a struggle ensued. The attacker produced a box cutter and attempted to slash the victim several times, but without success. Central District Foot Patrol officers were in the area who ran to assist. The suspect dropped the knife and was arrested. The victim declined to press charges.
• Robbery; An intoxicated female was at a residence on Young St. occupied by people known to her. At some point, she demanded money and was refused. She attempted to strike one of the occupants but missed. She then grabbed a sword and threatened the victims. One victim grabbed the sword, suffering cuts to his hands. Responding officers arrested the female without incident. She was charged with Robbery and other offences.
• Gun; A male was reported to be flashing a gun on the street in the 400 block of Selkirk Ave. Responding officers located the male and took him into custody without incident. He was found to have a BB gun designed to look like a Beretta pistol in his possession. He was charged with weapons-related offences.
• Weapon; A male came to the doors of the Main Street Project on Disraeli and began kicking at the door. The door was damaged, and the male then produced a knife after initially gaining entrance. The male left but was arrested by responding officers. He was charged with weapons-related offence.
• Multiple 911 calls were received reporting a male in the street in the 1000 block of Main St. who appeared to be armed with either a gun or a knife. The male began asking passersby for methamphetamine. Responding officers located the male. He was taken into custody and was found to have a knife in his waistbelt. He was charged with weapons-related offences.
The Winnipeg Police Service triages calls on a priority basis. We thank the public for their patience.
Winnipeg Police Service
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