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December 11, 2018

Winnipeg Police Service Media Release
For Immediate Release

Stolen Vehicle and Drug Offence – Arrests: C18-273599

On December 11, 2018, at approximately 12:00 a.m. members of the Traffic Division were conducting a high-visibility vehicle line-up for the 2018 Festive Season Checkstop Program in the area of Main Street and Assiniboine Avenue.

At this time, a vehicle was directed into the line for a random check and was quickly identified as a stolen vehicle with stolen licence plates affixed to it. The female driver did not have a valid licence and was required to have an ignition interlock device. The lone passenger, another female, was found to be violating a court-ordered condition.

A search of the female driver resulted in the seizure of .65 grams of heroin (street value of approximately $250). An additional three stolen licence plates were found inside the stolen vehicle.

The stolen vehicle had been reported taken from the 400 block of Balmoral Street on December 10, 2018, after the owner had left the vehicle running with the keys inside. The four stolen licence plates were taken from four different vehicles sometime on December 10, 2018.

Lorette Lynn Sumner, a 25-year-old female of Winnipeg, has been charged with:

- Possession of Scheduled Substance – Heroin
- Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Under $5000 (x5)
- Drive without licence or with invalid licence (Highway Traffic Act)
- Unauthorized Driving by Holder of Ignition – Interlock Restricted Licence (Highway Traffic Act)

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

- Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Under $5000 (x5)
- Fail to Comply Condition Undertaking by Judge/Justice

They were detained in custody.


Firearm and Drug Offence – Arrest: C18-273642

On December 11, 2018, 1:30 a.m., members of the Street Crime Unit were in the 400 block of Maryland Street when a male passenger in a taxicab was observed committing an infraction of the Highway Traffic Act.

The taxicab was stopped and officers observed the pistol-grip portion of a loaded and improvised .22 calibre firearm partially concealed under the passenger seat. The firearm was seized the male was placed under arrest.

A search of the male resulted in the seizure of 16 one-gram “flaps” of cocaine (street value of approximately $1,280) and two rounds of .22 calibre ammunition.

Brock Bentley Mann, an 18-year-old male of Winnipeg, has been charged with:

- Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm in Motor Vehicle
- Possession of a Loaded Prohibited or Restricted Firearm
- Transport Firearm or Restricted Weapon Contrary to Regulations
- Possession of a Scheduled Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking – Cocaine
- Fail to Comply Condition Recognizance by Judge/Justice (x5)

He was detained in custody.


Firearm and Drug Offence – Arrest: C18-273468

On December 10, 2018, at approximately 8:10 p.m. members of the West District Community Support Unit were in the 1300 block of Pembina Highway when they observed a suspicious male enter a vehicle that soon after committed several infractions of the Highway Traffic Act.

The vehicle was stopped and the passenger (same male) was identified as having two arrest warrants. The male was placed under arrest.

A search of the male resulted in the seizure of an improvised shotgun. A search of two bags that had been in his possession resulted in the seizure of a crossbow, three large machetes, two small replica firearms, three fireworks, a round of .223 Remington ammunition, plastic composite knuckles, four small bags of methamphetamine (weighing a total of 2.5 grams, street value of approximately $250) and two bags of illegal marijuana (weighing a total of 14.5 grams, street value of approximately $140).

Eric Lloyd Klaprat, a 38-year-old male of Winnipeg, has been charged with:

- Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm in Motor Vehicle
- Possession of a Firearm Knowing its Possession is Unauthorized
- Possession of a Prohibited or Restricted Firearm with Ammunition
- Possession of Firearm, Restricted/Prohibited Weapon or Ammunition Contrary to Prohibition Order (x4)
- Possession of a Weapon (x3)
- Possession of Scheduled Substance – Methamphetamine
- Adult Possession of Cannabis Known to be Illicit (Cannabis Act)

He was also processed on two outstanding arrest warrants for charges that include:

- Theft Under $5000
- Fail to Comply with Conditions of Undertaking Given by Officer in Charge

He was detained in custody.


Cop Shop 2018

On Wednesday, December 12, 2018, the Winnipeg Police Service, in collaboration with school divisions throughout the city of Winnipeg and in partnership with St. Vital Centre, will host the 12th annual Winnipeg Cop Shop event.

Cop Shop is an opportunity for students to experience an unforgettable day of shopping with a police officer. Students who participate in this event are selected by administrators from their respective school divisions. The selection criteria’s for students are based on a need, specific academic or sporting achievements and volunteerism.

Cop Shop has been a huge success since its inception in 2007.  The number of students who participate in this event has grown from 30 to 60. This initiative provides the Winnipeg Police Service a wonderful opportunity to connect positively with youths to foster life-long relations with law enforcement and their community.

The day will unfold with the students being picked up at their schools by police officers and taken to St. Vital Centre, where they will be given a $200 gift certificate to enjoy a two-hour Christmas shopping spree. They will also receive a pizza lunch and a gift bag donated by the merchants of the mall.

All costs associated with this event are generously covered by the St. Vital Centre.

Members of the media are invited to attend.

9:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. – Cop Shop kids & officers arrive at St. Vital Centre (Food Court)
10:30 a.m. – Opening remarks
11:00 a.m. – Shopping begins


Carjacking/Fraud - Public Assistance Requested: C18-251711

On November 13, 2018, at approximately 10:00 p.m., a 35-year-old male was carjacked of his vehicle by a male and female suspect while in the first 100 block of Fort Street. The vehicle was later recovered in the Minto area.

The victim’s bank cards were then used at several locations around the city of Winnipeg to make purchases. Investigators are releasing still images of the suspects who used the bank cards in an attempt to identify them.

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 UpdateDecember 11, 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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