Winnipeg Police Service Media Release
For Immediate Release
On October 26th, shortly before 2:30 p.m. members of the Winnipeg Police Service attended to the St. Regis Hotel located at 285 Smith Street as a male was being held by staff and patrons. It is alleged this male was the driver of a vehicle who had just been involved in a motor vehicle collision in front of this address and struck a pedestrian. The pedestrian received only minor injuries.
Upon emergency services arrival this 55 year old male was suffering from a medical emergency and was taken to hospital were he passed away. The Winnipeg Police Service Major Crimes Unit is investigating this incident.
Homicide Investigation Update
The Winnipeg Police Service has released information regarding the death of Audrey Daphne Cooper on October 21st, 2006. One 12 year old female, two 14 year old females and one 15 year old male have been charged with Second Degree Murder.
It is alleged that these youths confronted the victim in the 500 block of Spence Street and set upon her punching and kicking her about the head and upper body.
The Winnipeg Police Service Homicide Unit investigation is continuing and the Winnipeg Police Service has reason to believe that just prior to this homicide it is alleged that another assault on a female occurred in the same general area. The Winnipeg Police Service requests anyone who was the victim of such an assault or anyone who may have witnessed such an assault to contact the Homicide Unit at 204-986-6508 or Crime Stoppers at 204-786-TIPS (8477).
Electronic Control Device Cartridge Lost
Overnight, a cartridge (and its pouch) for a Taser™ electronic control device became dislodged and separated from a uniform patrol member's service belt while the officer was on duty in District 5 (St. Boniface-St. Vital). The Taser unit itself was not lost. The Taser cartridge contains probes on wires which extend 21 feet when the device is fired. Efforts are ongoing to locate the cartridge.
The Winnipeg Police Service advises that the cartridge could pose a risk of harm to the public. If the cartridge was to be picked up by an unsuspecting person and carried in a pocket, a build-up of static energy could activate the cartridge, causing the probes to be propelled.
The Winnipeg Police Service would like to take this opportunity to advise the public to contact any police station if the cartridge and/or pouch are found.
On Friday, October 27th, shortly after 3:30 p.m. the Winnipeg Police Service was notified that a female had lost her medication somewhere between the 200 block of Morley Avenue and the intersection of Wardlaw Avenue and Osborne Street. This female is reporting the following medication lost:
210 mg bottle of “Methadone” in liquid form (looks like kool-aid)
This medication taken alone or in combination with other medication or alcohol may be lethal.
The Winnipeg Police Service would like to take this opportunity to remind anyone that may have located this medication that it can be turned into any police station or hospital.
* Information released at 4:30 p.m. October 27th, 2006 *