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Winnipeg Police Service

February 22, 2019

Winnipeg Police Service Media Release
For Immediate Release

Homicide Investigation — C16-36822

The Winnipeg Police Service is continuing to request the public’s assistance regarding the murder of 41-year-old, Marilyn Rose Munroe.  Today marks three years since she was located deceased at a residence in the 200 block of Pritchard Avenue.

Members of the Homicide Unit continue to investigate Marilyn’s whereabouts prior to her death.  She was last seen at approximately 1:50 p.m. on February 12, 2016, in the area of Selkirk Avenue and Andrews Street.  Investigators would like to speak with anyone who may have information regarding Marilyn's whereabouts in the days leading up to February 12, 2016, until she was located on February 22, 2016.

Marilyn is a 41 year old Indigenous female. She is 5’6” in height, weighs approximately 130 pounds and has long dark hair. She was last seen wearing several layers of sweaters and carrying a plastic bag.

Anyone who observed Marilyn Munroe during this time, had contact with her, or has information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Homicide Unit at 204-986-6508 Crime Stoppers at 204-786-TIPS (8477).


Firearms/Drugs — Arrests: R19-10180

On February 20, 2019, Central District Community Support Unit members applied for and were granted a Controlled Drugs and Substances Act search warrant for an address in the 700 block of Maryland Street.

On February 21, 2019, at approximately 9:00 a.m., officers executed the search warrant.  An adult male and adult female located in the house were taken into custody.  The male was in possession of approximately $720 Canadian and a folding pocket knife.  A search of the residence resulted in the following being seized:

  • 12 Gauge sawed-off shotgun
  • 6 rounds of 12 gauge ammunition
  • 9.5 grams of Methamphetamine with a street value of approximately $950.00
  • 9 rocks of Crack Cocaine weighing approximately 2.2 grams with a street value of approximately $180.00
  • 3 Morphine pills with a street value of approximately $120.00
  • OC spray
  • Loaded .22 magazine
  • Drug packaging
  • Operating scale
  • Score sheets

Jason Thomas PAQUETTE, a 43-year-old male of Winnipeg has been charged with:

  • Store Firearm or Restricted Weapon Contrary to Regulations
  • Possess Firearm Knowing its Possession is Unauthorized X2
  • Unauthorized Possession of a Prohibited Device or Ammunition
  • Possession of a Prohibited or Restricted Firearm with Ammunition
  • Possession of Methamphetamine for the Purpose of Trafficking
  • Possession of Cocaine for the Purpose of Trafficking
  • Possession of a Scheduled Substance - Morphine
  • Possession of Proceeds of Property Obtained by Crime Under $5000
  • Fail to Comply with Recognizance X4
  • Possession of Firearm, Restricted/Prohibited Weapon or Ammunition Contrary to Prohibition Order X4

Jessica Ann BARTEL, a 34-year-old female of Winnipeg has been charged with:

  • Store Firearm or Restricted Weapon Contrary to Regulations
  • Possess Firearm Knowing its Possession is Unauthorized X2
  • Unauthorized Possession of a Prohibited Device or Ammunition
  • Possession of a Prohibited or Restricted Firearm with Ammunition
  • Possession of Methamphetamine for the Purpose of Trafficking
  • Possession of Cocaine for the Purpose of Trafficking
  • Fail to Comply with Recognizance X3

Assault with a Weapon — Arrest: C19038702

On February 21, 2019, at approximately 4:45 p.m., Winnipeg Police received several reports of a road rage incident in the area of Main Street and Chief Peguis Trail. The callers advised that one driver attempted to assault another and was being held by witnesses.

North District and East District general patrol members attended and located both parties.

Witnesses advised that a male driver, who was driving erratically, cut off a female driver while northbound on Main Street. The male began slamming on his brakes, causing several near collisions. He then changed lanes, driving next to the female driver and allowing the female driver to move ahead. The male then rammed the rear of the female's vehicle, causing her to lose control and swerve into a snow bank.

The male driver confronted the victim, entered the passenger side of her vehicle and demanded her information. When the victim told the male to leave her vehicle, he pointed a sharp metal object at her and began to lunge in her direction. Numerous witnesses assisted and held the male for police.

The accident caused severe damage to the victim's vehicle however she did not require immediate medical attention.

A 29-year-old male of Winnipeg has been arrested for Assault with a Weapon X2, Possess Weapon, and Dangerous Operation of a Motor Vehicle. He was released on a Promise to Appear in Court.


Carjacking — Arrest: C19038339

On February 21, 2019, at approximately 9:00 a.m., Winnipeg Police received a report of a carjacking in the area of Edmonton Street and Broadway Avenue.  The victim, a 20-year-old male, advised that a lone male, who indicated he had a knife, entered his vehicle through the passenger side of his cargo van.  The victim quickly exited and the suspect took off with the cargo van.

At approximately 9:30 a.m., Winnipeg Police received a report of an attempted carjacking in the area of Fermor Avenue and Dunkirk Drive.  The victim, a 42-year-old male, advised that he was operating his vehicle when a male in a cargo van cut him off causing him to stop.  The suspect attempted to enter the victim's vehicle however it was locked.  The suspect ordered the victim out of the car and threatened him.  The victim refused to open the door and suspect returned to the cargo van and sped off.

The suspect later abandoned the cargo van in the 100 block of Morier Avenue and located an unoccupied running vehicle nearby.  He entered the vehicle and attempted to drive away but got stuck in the snow.

The suspect then entered another vehicle in the area and stole clothing which he put on.  The owner confronted the suspect who indicated he was armed with a gun, returned the victim's clothing and fled on foot.

The suspect then entered an unlocked garage in the 100 block of Haig Avenue where he stole two jackets and a sweater.

At approximately 10:55 a.m., Winnipeg Police K9 unit tracked the suspect to the garage and placed him under arrest.

Riley Craig VERMETTE, a 22 -year-old male of Winnipeg has been charged with:

  • Robbery X3
  • Theft of Motor Vehicle
  • Break, Enter and Theft
  • Drive Without a Licence or With Valid Licence

He has been detained at the Winnipeg Remand Centre.


  • Last Update: February 22, 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

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E-mail: WPS-PIO@winnipeg.ca


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