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April 13, 2018

Winnipeg Police Service Media Release
For Immediate Release

Manitoba Motorcycle Ride for Dad

The Motorcycle Ride for Dad is a Canada-wide fundraiser dedicated to prostate cancer research and education. Now in its tenth year in Manitoba, this event brings together motorcycle enthusiasts and members of the community in the fight against prostate cancer.

The Winnipeg Police Service is proud to continue to support this very special fundraising and awareness event which is spear-headed by the Winnipeg Police Association and locally presented by PlayNow.com.

The Manitoba Motorcycle Ride for Dad is one of the Winnipeg Police Associations largest charitable endeavors. Last year more than 1500 riders participated in the event, breaking the previous record set in 2014, raising more than $350,000. Since the inaugural Manitoba Motorcycle Ride for Dad in 2009, the event has raised more than 1.85 million dollars in support of prostate cancer research and awareness in Manitoba. This year’s goal is to bring awareness to the fight against prostate cancer by increasing registered riders, adding to last year’s successful fundraising total.

The 2018 Ride for Dad takes place on Saturday, May 26, 2018, at 10:00 a.m. The ride will start at 1455 Portage Avenue, Earls Kitchen and Bar, and continue westbound on Portage Avenue to Assiniboia Downs and north to Gimli, Selkirk and back to Winnipeg.

For more details, please visit: http://www.ridefordad.ca/manitoba/.


Robbery - Arrests: C18-73632

On April 12, 2018, at approximately 8:30 a.m., the Winnipeg Police Service responded to a report of a robbery in the 100 block of Salter Street.  The store clerk advised that several people entered the store and began taking items off the shelves. When the clerk asked if he could help them, one of the suspects advised that they "could do what they want", and motioned to grab something from behind his back. The group continued to grab various items before exiting the store at which time one of the suspects pulled out a large machete and threatened the clerk. The clerk was not injured.

General patrol officers attended and quickly located the suspects. After a short foot pursuit, three suspects were apprehended in the 500 block of Selkirk Ave, and one in the 500 block of Burrows Ave.

Upon searching the suspects, one was found to have a replica handgun strapped to his neck and concealed by his hood. A second male was in possession of a replica firearm attached to a strap and concealed under his clothing. A third male was in possession of a machete which was concealed inside the front waistband of his pants.

Thunder Lightening FONTAINE, an 18-year-old male of Winnipeg has been charged with Possess Weapon, Carry Concealed Weapon, Fail to Comply with Probation Order and Robbery.

Colton Ross DESMERAIS, 18-years-old, has been charged with Robbery, Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm, Possess Weapon and Carry Concealed Weapon, Prohibited Device or Ammunition.

David Walter ANDERSON, 20-years-old, has been charged with Robbery and Fail to Comply with Probation Order.

A 15-year-old male has also been charged with Robbery, Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm, Possess Weapon and Carry Concealed Weapon, Prohibited Device or Ammunition.

They were all remanded into custody.
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).



    • Last Update: April 13, 2018


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