IIU investigating an incident involving Dakota Ojibway Police Service and RCMP

IIU investigating an incident involving Dakota Ojibway Police Service and RCMP

On August 15, 2017, the Dakota Ojibway Police Service (DOPS) arrested a 33-year-old woman for driving and criminal code offences. She was taken to the Portage La Prairie RCMP detachment to be held in custody. While being processed she received an injury that cut her forehead. Although the woman was not seriously injured the Independent Investigation Unit of Manitoba has taken over control of the investigation.   -News 4-       © 2107 News4, a DigiPix Media Group company       .  

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Winnipeg Police looking for help finding suspect in Sherbrook Street arson

Winnipeg Police looking for help finding suspect in Sherbrook Street arson

   Police say not to approach the suspect Winnipeg Police are looking for a suspect in the Sherbrook Street arson that sent six people to hospital and caused damages to the building of $1 million. Leslie Reid Contois,  42 from Winnipeg is wanted in connection to the fire as well as a previous sexual assault. READ MORE  |  Police need help locating man accused of serious sexual assault The arson occurred on July 28, 2017, in the 400 block of Sherbrook Street. READ MORE |  Arson probable cause of Sherbrook Street…

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Weapons, cash and drugs seized, two men and one woman arrested in drug bust

Weapons, cash and drugs seized, two men and one woman arrested in drug bust

Winnipeg Police busted a home in the 300 block of Poplar Avenue on Wednesday, August 16, 2017. Officers from the Community Support Unit and members of the Tactical Support Team and Organized Crime Unit executed a Controlled Drugs and Substances Act search warrant. Police seized a number of items used in drug trafficking, a loaded .357 Magnum revolver, cash and drugs. Upon investigation, officers learned that the gun seized had been reported stolen to police in Calgary.   33-year-old Derek James Funk from Winnipeg has been arrested and charged for…

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IIU investigating in custody death at Winnipeg Remand Centre

IIU investigating in custody death at Winnipeg Remand Centre

Another death in custody has happened at the Provincial Remand Centre in Winnipeg. It happened on August 13, 2017, after the inmate had been taken to hospital two days earlier. The deceased had entered the justice system on August 9, 2017. During the course of his arrest, Winnipeg Police officers used force to get the man into custody and process him. The suspect complained of sore ribs and was taken to hospital where he was medically cleared. He was then taken to the Winnipeg Remand Centre (WRC). On August 11…

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Robbery suspect held for police by bystanders

Robbery suspect held for police by bystanders

    Suspect was tripped while trying to flee           Late in the afternoon on Tuesday, August 15, 2017, police received a report of a robbery at a grocery store in the 500 block of Main Street. When police arrived they found the suspect had already been captured by bystanders who had seen the robber fleeing the store. It happened in the area of Main and Alexander. The male wearing a balaclava and armed with a knife had robbed the store but when he tried to…

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Man repeatedly stabbed after investigating garage break-in

Man repeatedly stabbed after investigating garage break-in

    Police say victim could have been killed           A man in his 40s is lucky to be alive after he was repeatedly stabbed after he investigated a break-in to his garage in the 100 block of Belmont Avenue. It happened on August 16, 2017, around 2:30 in the morning.  The victim had gone to the area of the garage at the rear of his property when he was confronted by two male suspects and assaulted. Both the suspects had fled before police arrived. The…

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Impaired man assaults wife, kids and a police officer

Impaired man assaults wife, kids and a police officer

    Suspect gets into traffic accident and is injured after fleeing police           Winnipeg Police have arrested and charged a 43-year-old male suspect after he was involved in a domestic assault at an apartment in the 1000 block of Andrews Street. Police say that on August 13, 2017, at around 1:30 am officers were called to the apartment block to investigate the assault report when they found the suspect in a locked vehicle at the rear of the building. The male refused to exit the vehicle. Officers tried…

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RCMP officers being investigated by IIU for allegedly drinking and driving

RCMP officers being investigated by IIU for allegedly drinking and driving

Two RCMP officers are under investigation by Manitoba’s police watchdog agency, the Independent Investigation Unit (IIU) . The investigation stems from a complaint that was filed after the two officers attended a party on June 29, 2017, at another off-duty officer’s home and allegedly went for drives in their personal vehicles after they had been drinking. Several other off-duty officers were also at the party according to police. Manitoba East District received the complaint on July 6, 2017, and investigated the allegations. On August 11, 2017 RCMP ‘D’ Division was…

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Two arrested in Killarney Avenue homicide

Two arrested in Killarney Avenue homicide

    Victim assaulted for extended period of time say police             More information has come to light about the homicide News 4 told you about on Monday.  Winnipeg Police responded to a man screaming and sounds of a possible assault in the 100 block of Killarney Avenue in FOrt Richmond. When officers arrived they found a 29-year-old male who was not breathing. He was declared dead at the scene. Police believe the victim was assaulted for an extended period of time as he had…

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Male victim gets shot in back and head in north end.

Male victim gets shot in back and head in north end.

    Suspect fired shotgun           Winnipeg Police are having a difficult time talking to a shooting victim. Early Sunday morning, August 13, 2017, Just after 2:30 am Winnipeg Police responded to a call about a man who was injured in the area of Salter Street and Redwood Avenue.  When officers arrived they found a 28-year-old man had been shot in the upper back, head and parts of his face with a shotgun.  The victim was taken in unstable condition to the hospital by paramedics. He was…

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