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April 23, 2018

Winnipeg Police Service Media Release
For Immediate Release

Mischief to Property– Arrest: C18-81261

On April 22, 2018, at approximately 12:30 a.m., the Winnipeg Police Service received the report of a male armed with a knife acting erratically in the area of Pembina Highway and Newdale Avenue. The male then began to slash the tires of a number of nearby vehicles.

As officers arrived in the area, the male fled on foot. Members of the K9 unit immediately set up and began to track the male. A suspect was taken into custody after being found hiding in a yard in the 100 block of Hillmartin Drive.

A total of 19 vehicles were damaged.

Kyle Robert Don Gagnon, a 31-year-old male of Winnipeg, has been charged with:

- Mischief under $5,000/Obstruct in Enjoyment (x19)
- Possession of a Weapon

Gagnon was also processed on a warrant for failing to attend court.

He was detained in custody.


Aggravated Assault – Arrest: C18-81371

On April 22, 2018, at approximately 3:30 a.m. the Winnipeg Police Service was notified of an injured male who had presented himself at a hospital with a number of serious stab wounds.

An investigation revealed that the male had been injured at a residence in the 300 block of Linden Avenue. The victim had been confronted by an acquaintance at which time he was punched and stabbed in the mid-body. An amount of Canadian currency was then taken from the victim's wallet.

Members of the Major Crimes Unit continued with the investigation and at approximately 12:00 p.m., a suspect male was placed under arrest at a residence in the 200 block of Leighton Avenue.

Dylan Austin Torres, a 19-year-old male of Winnipeg, has been charged with:

- Aggravated Assault
- Robbery
- Possession of a Weapon

He was detained in custody.


Robbery – Arrests: C18-81737

On April 22, 2018, at approximately 6:00 p.m., the Winnipeg Police Service responded to the report of a robbery at a beer vendor in the 2100 block of McPhillips Street.

Upon arrival, a suspect was taken into custody and two employees were located suffering from stab wound injuries. Both victims were transported to hospital (one in critical condition and one in stable condition) and both have since been treated and released.

Members of the Major Crimes Unit continued with the investigation and it was determined that a group of youths had attempted to steal alcohol from the vendor. A struggled ensued when the employees attempted to stop one of the youths. They were subsequently stabbed but were able to restrain the youth until police arrived.

On April 23, 2018, at approximately 1:00 a.m., District 3 General Patrol officers located two additional suspects while on an unrelated call for service in the first 100 block of Agnes Arnold Place.

A 13-year-old male of Winnipeg has been charged with:

- Aggravated Assault (x2)
- Robbery
- Possession of a Weapon
- Fail to Comply with Sentence (x2)

A 17-year-old male of Winnipeg has been charged with:

- Theft under $5,000
- Fail to Comply with Sentence (x2)

They were detained in custody.

A 14-year-old female of Winnipeg has been charged with:

- Theft under $5,000

She was released on an Appearance Notice.


Disturbance: C18-81892

On April 22, 2018, at approximately 9:20 p.m., the Winnipeg Police Service received a report of a loud audio message being played in the Osborne area. The message stated Canada was under attack by a nuclear threat.

Members of the Winnipeg Police Service attended the area and the audio ended.

An investigation has determined that the audio was taken from an online video and is a prank. It is not part of any official alert system and it was likely played through a home speaker system.

Anyone with information regarding the individual(s) responsible for this incident is asked to contact the Winnipeg Police Service non-emergency line at 204-986-6222 or Crime Stoppers at 204-786-TIPS (8477).


    • Last Update: April 23, 2018


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