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Winnipeg Police Service

February 11, 2019

Winnipeg Police Service Media Release
For Immediate Release

Robbery — Arrests: C19-29674

On February 9, 2019, at approximately 8:40 p.m., Winnipeg Police received a report of a robbery in the area of Arlington Street and Notre Dame Avenue. The victim, a 28-year-old female, advised she was waiting for a bus when she was approached by a male armed with a knife who demanded her purse. The victim gave the suspect her purse and he fled. The victim was uninjured. 

The victim's credit card was later used three different locations.

On February 10, 2019, at approximately 7:40 a.m., Winnipeg Police received a report of a robbery in the area of McPhillips Street and Notre Dame Avenue. The victim, a 19-year-old female, advised she going to work and was approached by two males, both armed with knives, who demanded her property. The suspects stole the victim's lunch bag, backpack, and phone. Before fleeing one male, still armed with a knife, threatened the victim and asked her for a kiss which she declined. The victim was not injured.

On February 10, 2019, at approximately 9:45 a.m., Winnipeg Police received a report of a robbery in the 900 block of Notre Dame Avenue.  The victim, an 81-year-old female advised she walking up the steps to her church when a male grabbed her purse straps. The victim attempted to hold on to her purse however the straps broke and she fell to the ground. The male fled.

The victim did not require immediate medical attention. Her credit was later used at three different locations.

At approximately 10:20 a.m., Central District officers located an adult male suspect in the 1000 block of Notre Dame Avenue.

Jamie Lee BEARDY, a 27-year-old male, of Garden Hill, Manitoba has been charged with:

  • Robbery X3
  • Disguise with Intent
  • Possess Weapon
  • Carry Concealed Weapon, prohibited Device, or Ammunition
  • Fail to Comply with Recognizance X3
  • Unauthorized Use of Credit Card Date X6
  • Uttering Threats
  • Sexual Assault

He has been detained at the Winnipeg Remand Centre.  


Stolen Vehicle/Weapons – Arrests: C19-30010

On January 30, 2019, at approximately 10:05 a.m., a vehicle was stolen from outside of a convenience store in the 1600 block of St. Mary’s Road after it had been left unattended and running.

On February 10, 2019, at approximately 6:37 p.m., a Central Traffic unit was travelling in the area of Portage Avenue and Donald Street when they observed the stolen vehicle in traffic. With the assistance of other units, the stolen vehicle was followed to the 200 block of Furby Street where the vehicle was safely stopped. Two male occupants were taken into custody.

A search of the vehicle resulted in the seizure of an improvised firing device (loaded with a .22 calibre ammunition cartridge). A search of one of the males resulted in the seizure of a second improvised firing device (loaded with a 7.62×39mm ammunition cartridge).

Eric Matthew Morrissette, a 33-year-old male of Winnipeg, has been charged with:

- Careless Storage of Firearm, Weapon, Prohibited Device or Ammunition
- Possession of a Weapon
- Possession of Firearm, Restricted/Prohibited Weapon or Ammunition Contrary to Prohibition Order
- Possession of a Firearm Knowing its Possession is Unauthorized
- Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm in Motor Vehicle
- Possession of a Prohibited or Restricted Firearm with Ammunition
- Possession of a Loaded Prohibited or Restricted Firearm
- Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Under $5000
- Drive suspended/while disqualified (Highway Traffic Act)

Cody Chad Loonfoot, a 22-year-old male of Winnipeg, has been charged with:

- Careless Storage of Firearm, Weapon, Prohibited Device or Ammunition (x2)
- Possession of a Weapon (x2)
- Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm (x2)
- Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm in Motor Vehicle (x2)
- Possession of a Prohibited or Restricted Firearm with Ammunition (x2)
- Possession of a Loaded Prohibited or Restricted Firearm (x2)

He was also processed on an outstanding arrest warrant for:

- Fail to Comply with Probation Order

They were detained in custody.


Robbery/Aggravated Assault – Arrests: C19-29507

On February 10, 2019, at approximately 1:10 a.m., North District General Patrol units, with the assistance of the Tactical Support Team and K9 Unit, responded to an apartment building in the 200 block of Dufferin Avenue for the report of a male that had been seriously assaulted with a drill after his suite was broken into.

Upon arrival, an injured male in his 20’s was located suffering from injuries to his upper body. The male was transported to hospital in unstable condition and has since been upgraded to stable condition. Officers located a number of suspects inside the apartment building and took them into custody.

Members of the Major Crimes Unit continued with the investigation.

It is believed that the victim had been sleeping at which time four suspects forced their way into the suite and began attacking him. A battery-operated drill was produced and engaged towards the victim. The victim was able to block the attack, but the drill was engaged a second time and the victim suffered a significant injury to his upper body. The victim’s suite was then ransacked and several items were stolen before the suspects fled.

Richard Thomas Poynting, a 32-year-old male of Winnipeg, has been charged with:

- Break Enter & Commit Robbery - Dwelling House
- Aggravated Assault

Connie Miscel Williams, a 31-year-old female of Winnipeg, has been charged with:

- Break Enter & Commit Robbery - Dwelling House
- Aggravated Assault
- Fail to Comply Condition Recognizance by Judge/Justice (x2)

She was also processed on an outstanding arrest warrant for:

- Fail to Attend Court - Recognizance by Judge/Justice

They were detained in custody.

This investigation is continuing by members of the Major Crimes Unit. Two suspects remain outstanding. Anyone with information that may assist investigators is asked to call 204-986-6219 or Crime Stoppers at 204-786-TIPS (8477).


Missing Person: Clarissa Audy – R18-88322 - Located

The Winnipeg Police Service is requesting the public's assistance in locating Clarissa Audy, a 30-year-old female of Winnipeg.

Clarissa last spoke to family in December 2018 and was last seen in Winnipeg in early January 2019. She is known to frequent Portage Place Mall and the downtown area.

She is described as an Indigenous female in appearance, approximately 5'5" in height, weighting approximately 122 lbs and is believed to have long red hair.

The Winnipeg Police Service is concerned for her wellbeing and is asking anyone with information regarding her whereabouts to contact the Winnipeg Police Service Missing Persons Unit at 204-986-6250.


School Threat – Investigation: C19-30329

On February 11, 2019, at approximately 9:20 a.m., members of the Winnipeg Police Service responded to John Pritchard School at 1490 Henderson Highway for a report of an online threat that had been shared between students.

An investigation by members of the Major Crimes Unit has determined that the threat had circulated online from Edmonton, Alberta, where a school with the same initials (JP) was subject of a threat. It is believed that the threat was then re-shared by students at John Pritchard School.

The threat is not believed to have been directed at John Pritchard School.

The Winnipeg Police Service wishes to remind the public not to share threats if they see them or if they are sent to them – instead, please contact your local police service.


  • Last Update: February 12, 2019

Constable Jay Murray, Public Information Officer
Constable Dani McKinnon, Public Information Officer
Constable Claude Chancy, Public Information Officer
Kelly Dehn, Manager of Public Affairs

Office: 204-986-3061
E-mail: WPS-PIO@winnipeg.ca


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