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June 23, 2015

Winnipeg Police Service Media Release
For Immediate Release

Missing Person - Clifford NABESS - C15-130647

The Winnipeg Police Service is requesting the public’s assistance in locating a missing 40-year-old male, Clifford NABESS. NABESS was last seen in the downtown area of Winnipeg during the morning of Tuesday, June 23, 2015.
 
NABESS is described as: Aboriginal, 5’6” tall, 185 pounds, average build, short black hair, full goatee and brown eyes. He often wears a white baseball cap, black pants, and yellow and black running shoes.  

Missing Person - Clifford NABESS - C15-130647

                    
The Winnipeg Police Service is concerned for NABESS’ well-being and is asking anyone with information regarding his whereabouts to contact the Winnipeg Police Service Missing Persons Unit at 204-986-6250.
 

Incident involving AIR1

On June 22, 2015, at approximately 9:30 p.m., members of the Winnipeg Police Service Helicopter AIR1, while on routine patrol, inadvertently activated the aircraft’s public address system. As a result, the flight crew’s conversation was publically broadcast; some content of the conversation was inappropriate.
 
The involved members were not able to hear the public address system from within the aircraft. They became aware their conversation had been broadcast and immediately turned the system off.
 
The Winnipeg Police Service, the Flight Operations Unit, and the involved members sincerely apologize to all members of the public, especially those who overheard the broadcast.
 
This incident is being reviewed. The outcome of this review will be determined at a later time.

Homicide Investigation - Body Located On Riverbank – C15-122356

As previously released -On June 12, 2015 at approximately 5:35 p.m., emergency personnel responded to the banks of the Red River in the area of Lombard Avenue and Waterfront Drive regarding a body located.
 
It was determined that an off-duty Winnipeg Police Service member located the deceased near the water’s edge.
 
The deceased male has been identified as 49-year-old, Jason Stinson of Beausejour, Manitoba. As a result of the completed autopsy, it has been determined that STINSON was shot while in the area of the banks of the Red River near Lombard Avenue and Waterfront Drive (Steven Juba Park) during daytime hours on Friday June 12th.
 
Due to the on-going investigation, Detectives have determined that STINSON was previously the victim of an apparent assault on June 5, 2015 at approximately 7:00 p.m. while near the banks of the Red River in the 900 block of Kildonan Drive. STINSON sustained significant injuries requiring medical attention.
 
Anyone with information regarding the Kildonan Drive assault incident on June 5, 2015 is encouraged to call police.
 
Investigators are requesting the public’s assistance regarding STINSON’S whereabouts and activities on Friday June 12, 2015, specifically while in the area of Steven Juba Park.
 
Below are images of Jason STINSON captured on June 12th as well as a police file photo.

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The investigation is continuing by members of the Homicide Unit. Anyone with information regarding this on-going investigation is asked to contact investigators at 204-986-6508 or Crime Stoppers at 204-786-TIPS (8477).

Sexual Assault Investigation – C15-129868

On June 22, 2015, during the early morning hours, a 19 year-old female left a business located in the 700 block of Corydon Avenue and began walking on Wellington Crescent on route to a friend’s residence.
 
While walking, she was grabbed from behind in a bear hug and knocked to the ground. It was at this time a serious sexual assault occurred.
 
The victim eventually fled to a nearby apartment and police were notified.  
   
The suspect is described as: male, mid 20’s, 5’5”-5’7” tall and slim build.
 
The investigation is continuing by members of the Sex Crimes Unit. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call investigators at 204-986-6245 or Crime Stoppers at 204-786-TIPS (8477).
 
 

Robbery Investigation – C15-130175

On June 22, 2015 at approximately 2:50 p.m., officers responded to a financial institution located in the 1800 block of Portage Avenue regarding a robbery that just occurred.
 
A lone male suspect entered the bank and confronted staff. An undisclosed amount of cash was obtained and the suspect fled.
 
He is described as: male, 5’6”-5’7” tall, 145-155 pounds, late teens - early 20’s, thin build and short light brown hair.
 
Members of the Major Crimes Unit continue to investigate. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call investigators at 204-986-6508 or Crime Stoppers at 204-786-TIPS (8477). 

 

For Further Information Contact:

Cst. Jason Michalyshen
Public Information Officer
  Cst. Eric Hofley
Public Information Officer

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

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