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Winnipeg Police Service

March 8, 2019

Winnipeg Police Service Media Release
For Immediate Release

CrimeMaps

The Winnipeg Police Service has improved on its Crime Mapping Tool, formerly known as Crime Stat. CrimeMaps offers a more interactive experience, and allows citizens to search for many more crime categories and crime types in different neighbourhoods.

The new tool features improvements including:

    • Adherence and alignment with Statistics Canada protocols for data production
    • Customized searches by:
      • Month or year to date
      • Neighbourhood and community
      • Crime category and crime type

Chief Danny Smyth unveiled the new platform to the Winnipeg Police Board.  It is now live on the Winnpeg Police Service website.

The icons previously used in Crime Stat will now be replaced by colour codes of Winnipeg neighbourhoods which visualize crime volumes.  The new data will be based on confirmed information.  In the past, the numbers within different crime types were subject to change.

CrimeMaps will allow for more detailed examination of crime categories and crime types, and will also help citizens visualize trends that are occurring in various parts of Winnipeg.

People can visit CrimeMaps on the Winnipeg Police Service website or click here.


Homicide – Investigation: C19-49683

On March 8, 2019, at approximately 4:45 a.m., emergency personnel responded to the 200 block of Selkirk Avenue for the report of an injured male.

Upon arrival, the injured male was located. He was transported to hospital in critical condition where he has since succumbed to his injuries.

This investigation is continuing by members of the Homicide Unit. Anyone with information that may assist investigators is asked to call 204-986-6508 or Crime Stoppers at 204-786-TIPS (8477).


Fatal Motor Vehicle – Charges Authorized: C17-256531

After a lengthy investigation by members of the Traffic Division the Manitoba Prosecution Service has authorized charges to be laid in conjunction with a fatal motor vehicle collision that occurred on November 13, 2017 between a City of Winnipeg transit bus and a pedestrian.

Two charges under the Highway Traffic Act will be laid against the 54-year-old bus operator who was driving the vehicle at the time. He was arrested March 7, 2019 and will be charged with:

  - HTA 188(2) Drive Carelessly – Cause Death
- HTA 131(4) Proceed Before Safe to Do So

As Previously Released:

Motor Vehicle Collision – Fatal: C17-256531
On November 13, 2017, at approximately 2:30 p.m., emergency services personnel responded to a report of a Motor Vehicle Accident at the intersection of Graham Avenue and Fort Street involving a City of Winnipeg Transit Bus and a pedestrian.

An adult male in his 50’s was transported to hospital in critical condition where he later succumbed to his injuries.

This investigation is continuing by members of the Central Traffic Unit. Anyone who may have witnessed this incident is asked to call investigators at 204-986-6271.


Missing Person: Kingston Hamilton-Yackel C19-49972 - Located

The Winnipeg Police Service is requesting the public's assistance in locating 10 year old Kingston Hamilton-Yackel. 

Kingston was last seen in the downtown area of Winnipeg during the morning of March 8, 2019.

Kingston is described as Indigenous, 5'0, medium build, shaved head.  He was last seen wearing a black and white checkered Jacket, Black sweater, jeans and a grey toque with a fur trim.

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


  • Last Update: March 11, 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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