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December 24, 2018

Winnipeg Police Service Media Release
For Immediate Release

Carjacking — Arrest: C18-283739

On December 23, 2018, at approximately 2:45 a.m., Winnipeg Police responded to a report of a carjacking in the 200 block of Bannatyne Avenue. The victim, a 23-year-old female, advised that she was sitting in her car when a male ordered her out of the vehicle. The victim complied and male drove off with her vehicle. The victim was not injured.

At approximately 3:00 a.m., Central District general patrol officers located the vehicle in the 500 block of Portage Avenue. It was followed to a lane in the 300 block of Langside Street where the driver fled on foot. After a short foot pursuit, the driver was arrested.

Theodoros KYRIAKAKOS, a 19-year-old male of Winnipeg has been charged with Robbery. He has been detained at the Winnipeg Remand Centre.


Possession of Stolen Vehicle — Arrest: R18-87164

On December 24, 2018, at approximately 1:30 a.m.,  North District general patrol members observed a stolen vehicle being operated in the area of Main Street and Redwood Avenue. The vehicle quickly eluded police before officer's attempted to conduct a traffic stop.

At approximately 1:45 a.m., officers observed the stolen vehicle parked in a lane in the 600 block of Cathedral Avenue. The vehicle was unoccupied, and a single set of fresh footprints led away from the vehicle. A K9 unit attended and tracked the suspect from the vehicle to the area of Andrews Street and Machray Avenue where he was located and taken into custody. The suspect was in possession of the keys to the vehicle at the time of his arrest.

The vehicle was reported to have been stolen from the 1000 block of Henry Avenue during the night of December 21, 2018.

Randy CLARKE, a 39-year-old male of Winnipeg has been charged with Possess Property Obtained by Crime Under $5000 and Fail to Comply with Probations Order. Warrants for Fail to Comply with Probation Order and Unlawfully at Large were also executed. He has been detained at the Winnipeg Remand Centre.


Commercial Robbery – Arrest: C18-283963

On December 23, 2018, at approximately 1:25 p.m., members of the Winnipeg Police Service responded to a report of a robbery at a convenience store in the 300 block of Manitoba Avenue. A male suspect had robbed the store at gunpoint and since fled.

At approximately 2:00 p.m., a North District General Patrol unit, with the assistance of a member of the Tactical Support Team, located the male in the 800 block of Main Street. After a short foot pursuit, the male was taken into custody and a pellet gun was seized.

Joseph Isiah Boulanger, a 33-year-old male of Winnipeg, has been charged with:

- Robbery
- Carrying Concealed Weapon Prohibited Device or Ammunition
- Possession of a Weapon

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

- Uttering Threats - Cause Death or Bodily Harm (x2)
- Mischief Under $5,000/Obstruct in Enjoyment
- Pointing a Firearm

Boulanger was detained in custody.


2018 Festive Season Checkstop Program – Week 3 Results

The Festive Season Checkstop program is on the road for 2018 and will run every day for the month of December, including New Year’s Eve. Motorists can expect to see more police officers on the streets of Winnipeg enforcing Impaired Driving legislation.

Impaired driving continues to be the #1 criminal cause of death in Canada, yet it is 100% preventable. The recent legalization of Cannabis has brought forward further concerns surrounding drug-impaired driving.  It's important to know that driving while impaired by Cannabis, is a crime. In preparation for legalization, the Winnipeg Police Service increased the number of officers trained to detect and arrest drug-impaired drivers.

Our message is simple - if you're under the influence of alcohol or drugs, DON’T DRIVE.

Week 3 (Saturday, December 15 to Friday, December 21) results:

  • 2007 cars stopped
  • 183 Roadside breath tests administered resulting in 13 warns and 3 fail
  • 10 Impaired driving related charges (1 Drug Impaired Driver)
  • 1 Cannabis positive Oral Fluid Device test
  • 62 Provincial Offence Act tickets were issued

Highest Blood Alcohol Concentration was 290 mg% (more than 3 times the limit)

The Winnipeg Police Service would like everyone to have a safe and enjoyable festive season. 

The 2018 Festive Checkstop program is made possible through our supporting partner, Manitoba Liquor and Lotteries.


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