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December 10, 2018

Winnipeg Police Service Media Release
For Immediate Release

Firearm Incident - Public Assistance Requested: C18-271667

The Winnipeg Police Service’s Major Crimes Unit is requesting the public’s assistance with locating Roy Christopher Brandson, a 36-year-old male of Winnipeg.

Brandson is described as a Caucasian male in appearance, approximately 5’10” in height, 160 lbs in weight with a medium build, brown hair and brown eyes. He may be in possession of a white 2002 Ford F250 extended-cab truck with a licence plate of FSY839.

Investigators believe Brandson was involved in a violent incident on December 8 in the 3000 block of Sinclair Street where he forced entry into a residence and a firearm was pointed at two adult females. Both victims were threatened before Brandson fled.

A warrant for Brandon’s arrest has been issued for the following offences:

- Break Enter & Theft - Dwelling House
- Uttering Threats - Cause Death or Bodily Harm (x2)
- Pointing a Firearm (x2)
- Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm
- Use of Firearm During Commission of an Indictable Offence
- Careless Use of Firearm
- Possession of a Weapon
- Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm in Motor Vehicle

It is believed that Brandson may be in the Winnipeg, Lundar or Eriksdale areas and is armed with a firearm. Members of the RCMP have been notified and are assisting Major Crime Unit investigators.

The public is cautioned not to approach Brandson. Anyone with information regarding his whereabouts is asked to call 911. Additional information that may assist investigators can be relayed to Major Crime Unit investigators at 204-986-6219 or Crime Stoppers at 204-786-TIPS (8477).


Stolen Vehicle – Arrest: C18-272656

On December 9, 2018, at approximately 10:25 p.m., a North District Community Support unit was patrolling the area of Redwood Avenue and Salter Street when they observed a stolen vehicle being driven erratically and without tail lights.

AIR1 was assigned and tracked the stolen vehicle as ground units backed off. The vehicle travelled through the north areas of Winnipeg at which time one person ran from the vehicle and was taken into custody by police in the 100 block of Manitoba Avenue.

The vehicle continued to attempt to evade police until it came to a stop in the first 100 block of Gilbert Avenue and the three remaining occupants fled. The three suspects were taken into custody by police at various nearby locations with the assistance of AIR1.

It has been determined that the vehicle was reported stolen from a residence in East St. Paul, Manitoba on November 27, 2018.

Ashley Nicole Fisher, a 31-year-old female of Winnipeg, has been charged with:

- Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Over $5000

She was also processed on two outstanding public interest warrants for:

- Unlawfully at Large
- Breaking and Entering with Intent

Braiden Frederick Roy Williams, a 24-year-old male of Winnipeg, has been charged with:

- Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Over $5000

He was also processed on an outstanding arrest warrant for:

- Fail to Comply with Probation Order

Crystal Lynn Carnochan, a 25-year-old female of Winnipeg, has been charged with:

- Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Over $5000

The three were detained in custody.

A 30-year-old female of Winnipeg has been arrested for:

- Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Over $5000

She has been released on a Promise to Appear.


Numerous Break and Enters - Arrest: C18-272189

The Major Crimes Unit has made an arrest of an individual believed to be responsible for numerous break-ins to businesses in the William Whyte and Dufferin areas between November 24, 2018, and December 9, 2018.

The following businesses were broken into:

- A food store in the 300 block of Manitoba Avenue
- A food store in the 400 block of Selkirk Avenue
- A food store in the 400 block of Selkirk Avenue (x2)
- A food store in the 200 block of Salter Street (x3)
- A convenience store in the 300 block of Mountain Avenue
- A gas station in the 100 block of Salter Street
- A food store in the 400 block of Burrows Avenue (x4)
- A food store in the 500 block of Selkirk Avenue
- A convenience store in the 400 block of Selkirk Avenue
- A restaurant in the 400 block of Aberdeen Avenue
- A medical clinic in the 400 block of Selkirk (x2)
- A food store in the 500 block of Dufferin Avnue
- A medical clinic in the 500 block of Selkirk Avenue
- A food store in the 300 block of Selkirk Avenue (x2)
- A convenience store in the 300 block of Selkirk Avenue (x2)
- A food store in the 400 block of Selkirk Avenue
- A clothing store in the 500 block of Selkirk Avenue
- A convenience store in the 500 block of Manitoba Avenue
- A convenience store in the 300 block of Dufferin Avenue

During each incident, the suspect would force entry into the business causing damages. The suspect would then steal various items such as food, merchandise and/or cash before fleeing.

In response to the high number of break-ins, members of the Major Crimes Unit began to actively target the area.

On December 9, 2018, at approximately 5:00 a.m., the convenience store in the 300 block of Dufferin Avenue was broken into. Investigators immediately attended and located a male pushing a shopping cart containing a stolen cabinet in the area of Flora Avenue and Aikins Street. The cabinet had been taken during the break-in to the convenience store. The male provided a false name and immediately resisted arrest before being taken into custody.

Robert Shawn Nault, a 46-year-old male of Winnipeg, has been charged with:

- Break & Enter (x28)
- Resist Peace Officer

He was detained in custody.


Frauds – Arrest: R18-42423

The Major Crimes Unit has made an arrest of an individual believed to be responsible for defrauding numerous veterinary hospitals between May 2017 and August 2018.

The following businesses were defrauded:

- An animal/veterinary hospital in the 400 block of Pembina Highway
- An animal/veterinary hospital in the 1400 block of Pembina Highway
- An animal/veterinary hospital in the 2700 block of Pembina Highway
- An animal/veterinary hospital in the 3300 block of Pembina Highway
- An animal/veterinary hospital in the 100 block of St. Mary’s Road
- An animal/veterinary hospital in the 100 block of Scurfield Way
- An animal/veterinary hospital in the 1400 block of Henderson Highway
- An animal/veterinary hospital in the first 100 block of Keenleyside Street

During each incident, the suspect would attend the hospital with a number of dogs and seek medical treatment under a false name. At the conclusion, the suspect would sometimes adjust a point of sale machine or leave the business without paying.

It is believed that the suspect was raising dogs for sale.

The total amount of losses to the businesses is estimated at approximately $5,220.

On December 9, 2018, a male suspect turned himself in at the HQ building.

Hazem Nafez Alsaadi, a 29-year-old male of Winnipeg, has been charged with:

- Fraud Under $5000 (x8)

He was detained in custody.


Drug Offence/Officer Injured – Arrest: C18-271600

On December 8, 2018, an East District Community Support unit was patrolling the first 100 block of Marion Street in response to increased property crime in the area.

At approximately 10:50 a.m., the unit located a male urinating in a back lane. As officers stopped the male, it was discovered that he had a crowbar in his possession and he was placed under arrest.

While searching the male, an officer was poked by a used syringe which contained what appeared to be blood. The syringe was uncapped and had been in the male’s pant pocket.

A second syringe and a small amount of methamphetamine (.45 grams, estimated street value of $90) were located and seized in addition to numerous pliers, cutters and screwdrivers.

The officer later received medical treatment at a hospital.

A 35-year-old male of Winnipeg has been arrested for:

- Possession of Scheduled Substance – Methamphetamine
- Possession of Break-In Instrument(s)

He was released on a Promise to Appear.

    • Last UpdateDecember 10, 2018

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

Kelly Dehn, Manager of Public Affairs

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