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Winnipeg Police Service

Homicide Arrest

On January 6th, 2006 at 2:00 a.m. members of the Winnipeg Police Service responded to the rear of the 700 block of Selkirk Avenue and located twenty-six year old Brock Leslie KOSACK who had been the victim of a shooting.

On January 14th, 2006 members of the Winnipeg Police Service Homicide Unit attended to the 200 block of Machray Avenue and arrested and charged thirty-year old Jonathon Matthew Kennedy of Winnipeg with second degree murder. He remains in the Winnipeg Remand Centre.

On January 23rd, 2006 members of the Winnipeg Police Service Homicide Unit attended to the Stony Mountain Penitentiary and arrested twenty-two year old Charles Herbert Coaster. He has also been charged with second degree murder and remains in custody at the Stony Mountain Penitentiary.

 

Suspicious Male

On January 23rd, 2006 at 4:30 p.m. a twelve year old male was walking in a rear lane in the vicinity of Selkirk Avenue and Andrews Street. He was approached by a male in a vehicle who invited him to watch him perform an indecent act. The youth fled the scene and the suspect left the area without incident.

The suspect is described as Caucasian, over fifty years of age with white or blond hair combed back, and heavy set.

The vehicle is described as a Black SUV with tinted windows, has a poppy in the centre of the licence plate and there was a dog in the truck.

Anyone with any information pertaining to this incident can contact the Division 13 Detective office at 204-986-2849 or Crime Stoppers at 204-786-TIPS (8477).

 

Lost Medication

On January 22nd, 2006 a female boarded a transit bus in the vicinity of Redwood Avenue and Main Street. At that time she lost a bag containing the following medication:

  • 56 tablets of DIAZEPAM
  • 14 tablets of TANIZAPAM
  • 42 tablets of CITALOPRAM

This medication, taken alone or in combination with alcohol could be fatal. Found medication can be turned in to any hospital or police station.

 

Damaged Community Mailboxes

On January 22nd, 2006, a casing of what appeared to be a  low-level explosive device was turned in to The Winnipeg Police Service by a member of the public contracted to repair damage to a community mailbox. This resulted in an investigation being entered into by the Winnipeg Police Service Bomb Unit.

The casing was located in a community mailbox in the vicinity of Ferngrove Walk and Vince Leah Drive. The investigation revealed that a  low-level explosive device had been placed in the slot of the drop-off portion of the community mailbox causing minor damage to the interior of the mailbox.

Damaged Mailbox Damaged Mailbox
   
Damaged Mailbox
Damaged Mailbox

Seized Cartridge

Seized Cartridge

On January 24th, 2006, damage to a community mailbox approximately one block away from the first incident was reported. The Winnipeg Police Service Bomb Unit were deployed as a precaution and an explosive device similar to the one initially turned over to police was seized.

The Winnipeg Police Service is of the opinion that the intent of the persons responsible for these incidents was simply to cause damage to the mailboxes and that both occurrences may be related.

Police are requesting anyone with information pertaining to the incidents or anyone finding items not specific to them in their community mailbox contact the Winnipeg Police Service Division 13 detectives at 204-986-2849 or Crime Stoppers at 204-786-TIPS (8477).

 

Suspicious Male

On January 24th, at approximately 12:30 p.m., an eleven year old female was walking Eastbound on Manitoba Avenue near Parr Street. A white van slowly drove by her, Westbound on Manitoba Avenue and parked beside her on the wrong side of the street, facing oncoming traffic.

The male driver of the van opened the driver's side door and reached out for the victim. When the male stepped out of the van, the victim fled. The male circled around the area in the van, following the female and stopped again at Selkirk Avenue and Parr Street where he continued to watch her.

The victim proceeded to run into her school in the 800 block of Selkirk Avenue and reported the incident to a school staff member.

The suspect is described as a Caucasian male, forty to fifty years of age with short grey-white hair, a heavy build, a scar or mark by his left eye wearing a black turtleneck under a light blue and lime green checked shirt, light colored blue jeans and no jacket. The male's clothing appeared to be tight-fitting. He was also wearing a silver chain and a silver watch with links on his left wrist.

The van is described as an older model panel van with no rear windows, large rear doors with broken handles and a broken passenger side windshield wiper.

Anyone with information in regards to this male or the van is requested to contact the Winnipeg Police Service Division 13 Detectives at 204-986-2849 or Crime Stoppers at 204-786-TIPS (8477).

 

For Further Information Contact Either:

P/Sgt Kelly Dennison
Public Information Officer
Cst. Jacqueline Chaput
Public Information Officer

   
Office: 204-986-3061
Fax: 204-986-7992
E-mail: WPS-PIO@winnipeg.ca
 


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