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Winnipeg Police Service

Firearm Arrest

On January 26th, 2006 several males attended to the beverage room of a hotel in the 3400 block of Roblin Boulevard where they became involved in a dispute with other patrons.

At 1:15 a.m., one of the males left the bar, attended to a vehicle, retrieved an automatic weapon and proceeded to shoot a number of shots into the air. One of the bullets entered a window of a neighbouring bakery, narrowly missing an employee.

The male and other males involved in the original dispute attempted to flee the area upon police arrival but were unsuccessful. A fully automatic Sten machine gun was located in a vehicle owned by one of the involved males and seized by police.

Sten machine gun and ammunition

Sten machine gun and ammunition

Twenty year old Garrett Alexander GAMBLE of Ste-Anne, Manitoba was arrested and charged with Careless Use of a Firearm, Possession of a Weapon for Dangerous Purpose, Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm, Possession of Prohibited or Restricted Firearm/Ammunition, Possession of a Weapon Obtained by Crime and Fail to Comply with Conditions of a Recognizance X 2.

A thirty-four year old male from Winnipeg was also arrested for Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm, Careless Use of a Firearm, Occupant of Motor Vehicle Knowing there was a Firearm and Possession of Prohibited or Restricted Firearm. This male was released on a Promise to Appear.

 

Cocaine Seizure

On January 24th, 2006 at 8:30 p.m., two males and one female in two separate vehicles were observed by the Winnipeg Police Service Major Crimes Unit conducting what appeared to be a drug transaction in a parking lot at McPhillips Street and Logan Avenue.

The subsequent investigation resulted in police seizing twenty, one once bags of Cocaine, one 1999 Cadillac Escalade and one 2004 Honda Accord as offence related property.

Cocaine

Cocaine

Cocaine

Twenty-six year old Sandro ROCHA of St. Andrews, Manitoba has been charged with Trafficking a controlled Drug or Substance and Fail to Comply with Conditions of Recognizance.

Twenty-one year old Siray SEM of Winnipeg has been charged with Possessing a Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking.

ROCHA and SEM were detained at the Winnipeg Remand Centre.

An eighteen year old female was also arrested for Possessing a Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking and has been released on a Promise to Appear.

 

Residential Robbery

On January 20th, 2006 at 4:00 a.m., two males forced their way into a residence in the 100 block of Alfred Avenue and knocked the male resident to the floor. One of the males began physically assaulting the victim while the second male stabbed him several times.

The suspects robbed the victim of his wallet and items from the home and left the residence.

The victim was conveyed to hospital via ambulance in unstable condition and is currently being treated for his injuries sustained in the attack.

The Winnipeg Police Service is requesting the public's assistance in locating Vernon George HAMILTON, born November 11th, 1983, of Winnipeg as he is currently wanted in regards to this incident.

Vernon George HAMILTON

Anyone with information regarding HAMILTON 's whereabouts is requested to contact the Winnipeg Police Service District 3 Detectives at 204-986-6316 or Crime Stoppers at 204-786-TIPS (8477).

 

Robbery

On January 25th, 2006 at 11:00 p.m., a male was walking in the 500 block of Flora Avenue where he was approached by two males demanding money. When the victim refused, the males proceeded to physically assault him with one of the males using a metal baseball bat. The suspects eventually left without receiving any money.

The victim sustained very serious injuries as a result of the assault and was later transported to hospital via ambulance in unstable condition. He has since been upgraded to stable condition.

The suspect armed with the baseball bat is described as an eighteen year old male, approximately six feet tall with a thin build and long black hair, wearing jeans, a multi-coloured sports jacket, steel-towed work boots and a ski mask.

The second suspect is described as an eighteen year old male, approximately six feet tall with a thin build, short black hair wearing jeans, a black jacket and a ski mask.

The Winnipeg Police Service is requesting anyone with information regarding this incident to contact the District 3 Detectives at 204-986-6316 or Crime Stoppers at 204-786-TIPS (8477).

 

Winnipeg Police Service 2nd Annual Cops for Cancer Half Marathon

On April 30th, 2006 at 8:00 a.m. the Winnipeg Police Service will be hosting its second annual Half Marathon in support of the Cops for Cancer program. The run is being hosted by the Winnipeg Police Service, the Winnipeg Iron-Cops and the Running Room. We are pleased to announce the addition of a Two Person relay event for 2006.

The marathon will start at the corner of Overdale Street and Portage Avenue near the Assiniboine Park. The route promises to be both scenic and very unique as it leads participants through sunny St. James and the Wellington Crescent area.

The course will remain open for four hours to allow runners, wheelchair athletes and walkers to participate. Participants are welcome to register in person at any Running Room location or on-line on the Running Room website. Click here for more information...

Early registration is recommended as a maximum of 1500 runners and 200 Two Person relay teams are being accepted. An early bird registration fee of $60 is being offered for single runners and $120.00 for the Two Person relay teams until March 20th, 2006.

All participants will receive a complimentary T-Shirt with their registration, refreshments throughout the race and a pancake breakfast and entertainment after the race.

All funds raised will be donated to the Canadian Cancer Society through the Iron-Cops for Cancer Program.

Iron-cops refers to a team of police officers and citizens who raise funds as they train for one of the most difficult physical challenges on the planet: The Ironman Canada Triathlon. The 38 members of Winnipeg Iron-Cops are presently training to compete in the Ironman triathlon in Penticton, British Columbia on August 27th, 2006. The Cops for Cancer Program has raised over $13 million dollars since 1994. The Iron-Cops are proud to be a part of that program and look forward to a successful fundraising campaign. For more information on Iron-Cops or our triathlon training club, please visit our website at www.winnipegironcops.com.

 

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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