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May 5, 2017

Winnipeg Police Service Media Release
For Immediate Release

13th Annual Winnipeg Police Service Half Marathon, 2-Person Relay and 5K race!

On Sunday, May 7th, come cheer on 2900 runners in this year’s 13th annual
Winnipeg Police Service Half Marathon, 2-Person Relay and 5K race!

Whether they’re running to beat their time, to honour a loved one or to show cancer who's boss; our runners have their heads in the right place.

All monies raised from this year’s event will be going to the Canadian Cancer Society in support of brain cancer research.  The money will be matched, dollar-for-dollar, by Brain Canada through the Canada Brain Research Fund, a public-private partnership established by the Government of Canada.

Brain cancer is the second most common cause of cancer deaths among youth and young adults. The overall survival rate for all cancers is 63%, while the relative survival rate of brain cancer is 25%.  Brain cancer represents some of the most aggressive forms of cancer, making it difficult to destroy.

The event is scheduled to start at 8:00 a.m. in front of the baseball diamonds in Assiniboine Park. The 5K will take off at 8:10 a.m. Both starts will enjoy an exciting send off with a fly-pass of a Canadian Forces C130 Hercules aircraft.

The Winnipeg Police Service’s helicopter, AIR1, will be on site for public viewing.

Members of the public are invited to cheer runners on along the route or at the finish line. Supporters are welcome to join in the pancake breakfast at the race site through a donation to the Canadian Cancer Society.

1st leg: Runners will head south on Locomotive Drive and Formal Garden Way to make their way out of the park. The runners will then proceed north on Park Boulevard North then east on Wellington Crescent (in the westbound lanes) to Guelph Street (turn-around point) where they will return west on Wellington Crescent and then north over the train footbridge at Empress Street, continue west on the north side of the river on Wolseley Avenue West, under the Route 90 overpass to Riverbend Crescent, Assiniboine Avenue; north on Douglas Park Road then west on Portage Avenue in the eastbound traffic curb lane. Relay exchange is set up in the vicinity of Portage Avenue and Overdale Street.

2nd leg: Runners will continue west on Portage Avenue to Olive Street where they will utilize the footpath system to head onto the Charleswood Parkway and turn around at Roblin Boulevard. Runners will head back to the north side of the Assiniboine River via the Charleswood Parkway, looping through Woodhaven (west on Portage Avenue in the eastbound traffic curb lane; south on Woodhaven Park; east on Assiniboine Avenue, north on Woodbridge Road, east on Assiniboine Crescent to Portage Avenue) prior to returning east on Portage Avenue to the Assiniboine Park Footpath where they will proceed south over the footpath and east to the finish line located in front of the baseball diamonds.

Visit to view the race route. 

Traffic notes include:
-     Westbound Wellington Crescent from Guelph Street to the Assiniboine Park is closed 6:00 am until 11:00 am (no parking on the closed portions of Wellington Crescent)

-     Northbound Park Boulevard North to Wellington Crescent is closed from 6:00 am until 11:00 am (no parking on Park Boulevard North, north of Corydon Avenue)

-     No parking is permitted in the two eastbound curb lanes of Portage Avenue from Woodhaven Boulevard west to Douglas Park Boulevard from 2:00 am to 2:00 pm on race day


Officer Involved Shooting – Arrest – C17-89807

As previously released:

At approximately 12:20 this afternoon our communications centre was advised of an officer involved shooting in the second floor skywalk of 266 Graham Avenue.

An on-duty officer of the Winnipeg Police Service discharged their firearm. A civilian was shot and transported to hospital in unstable condition.

The Independent Investigation Unit (IIU) has been notified and will assume jurisdiction over the investigation.

The civilian has since been released from hospital and arrested for his involvement.

Joshua Pardy, a 25-year-old male of Winnipeg, has been charged with:

- Assault with a Weapon (x5)
- Possess Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose

He has been detained in custody.

Assault with a Weapon – Arrest – C17-92521

As previously released:

On May 4, 2017, at approximately 12:45 p.m., Winnipeg Police responded to a report of an assault that had occurred in the vicinity of St. John’s High School, located at 401 Church Avenue.

While the investigation is still ongoing, it appears that an adult male suffered an upper body injury while in a park adjacent to the school. The victim was assisted into the school by staff members. He was transported to hospital and is now listed in stable condition.

It also appears that pepper spray (OC/oleoresin capsicum) was discharged in the altercation. As a result, three youths have been conveyed to hospital as a precautionary measure due to pepper spray contamination.

An investigation by members of the Major Crimes Unit has determined that an adult male had attended the area of the school for the purpose of confronting a student. A dispute occurred which resulted in the adult male's injuries.

A 13-year-old male has been arrested for several weapon-releated offences.

He has since been released on a Promise to Appear.

This investigation is continuing by members of the Major Crimes Unit. Anyone with information that may assist investigators is asked to call 204-986-6219 or Crime Stoppers at 204-786-TIPS (8477).

Fatal Motor Vehicle Collision – C17-93028

On May 4, 2017 at approximately 9:40 p.m., emergency services personnel responded to the area of Raleigh Street and Edison Avenue for a report of a single-vehicle collision involving a motorcycle.

A 60-year-old male was transported to the hospital in critical condition. The male has since been declared deceased.

It has been determined that prior to the collision, the motorcycle had been travelling northbound on Raleigh Street when it crossed the roadway and struck a ditch.

This investigation is continuing by members of the Central Traffic Unit. Investigators are looking to speak with anyone who may have witnessed the collision. Anyone with information that may assist investigators is asked to call 204-986-7085 or Crime Stoppers at 204-786-TIPS (8477).
Last Update: May 6, 2017

Constable Rob Carver, Public Information Officer
Constable Jay Murray, Public Information Officer
Constable Tammy Skrabek, Public Information Officer

Kelly Dehn, Manager of Public Affairs

Office: 204-986-3061

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