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Winnipeg Police Service

March 18, 2019

Winnipeg Police Service Media Release
For Immediate Release

Stolen Vehicle- Arrests: C19-56997

On March 17, 2019 at approximately 3:00 a.m. Winnipeg Police received reports of a vehicle that had just been stolen while it was left running from a business in the 1600 block of Main Street. The victim attempted to stop the vehicle at the time but was unsuccessful and advised police.  

The same day at approximately 10:25 a.m. the victim observed the vehicle in the area of 800 block of Leila Ave after tracking it with a phone application tied to a cellular telephone that was left in the vehicle at the time it was stolen. The accused fled the vehicle when approached and the victim chased the accused. The victim along with the assistance of local security officers, held the accused until police attended. The vehicle was recovered and no injuries were sustained during the incident.

Justin GLEDHILL, a 24-year-old male, of Winnipeg, Manitoba has been charged with Possession of Property Obtained by Crime over $5000 and was remanded into custody.


Homicide – Investigation: C19-57432

On March 17, 2019, at approximately 7:00 p.m., emergency services personnel responded to a report of a male assaulted and suffering serious injuries in the 400  block of Langside Street. The victim, an adult male, was transported to hospital in unstable condition. He has since succumbed to his injuries.

This incident is being investigated by members of the Winnipeg Police Service Homicide Unit. Police are asking anyone that may have information that could assist to call  204-986-6219 or Crime Stoppers at 204-786-TIPS (8477).


Assault Peace Officer - Arrest: C19-56312

On March 16, 2019, at approximately 5:19 a.m. Winnipeg Police received a report of a male carrying several knives within a multi-suite residence in the 300 block of Wellington Crescent. Police attended and located the male still in possession of numerous knives. Officers attempted to apprehend the male who then armed himself with a 13-inch knife and threatened to stab and kill officers.

Numerous attempts were made to verbally de-escalate the situation and subsequently conducted electrical weapons were deployed, unsuccessfully, and the male fled. While still armed with numerous edged weapons, he barricaded himself in an adjacent room.

Significant resources were deployed to secure the scene and ensure member and public safety during this armed and barricaded situation including

  • Tactical Support teams
  • General Patrol units
  • Tactical Emergency Medical Services Team (WFPS)

After approximately 2 hours, the male was successfully taken into custody without incident and conveyed to hospital regarding an existing medical condition. 

Kyle Anthony TRAVERSE, a 23-year old male of Winnipeg, Manitoba has been arrested and charged with the following:

  • 4 x Assault Peace Officer with a Weapon
  • 2 x Possession of a Weapon

TRAVERSE was remanded into custody.


Assault Peace Officer — Arrest: C19-56716

On March 16, 2019, at approximately 7:00 p.m., Winnipeg Police responded to the report of a violent male in the 400 block of Ralph Avenue W. Upon arrival, East District General Patrol members located an intoxicated male in a garage at this location. The male had partially barricaded himself in the garage, was armed with a baseball bat and striking items around him with the bat.

Upon noticing officers, the male began walking towards them swinging the bat and yelling at officers. The male backed off from the officers and continued to smash items including doors and walls.

Tactical Support Team members attended were able to safely take the male into custody at approximately 8:30 p.m.

Duane Errol FRANKLIN, a 54-year-old male of Winnipeg has been charged with Assault Peace Officer X2 and Possess Weapon.


Assault Peace Officer — Arrest: C19-56879

On March 16, 2019, at approximately 11:30 p.m., Central District General Patrol officers observed a Dodge Caravan being operated erratically in the area of Ellice Avenue and McGee Street. Officers followed and the vehicle came to an abrupt stop. As officers approached the vehicle, the driver put the vehicle in reverse and drove towards the officers who were forced to dodge the vehicle.

One officer then approached the passenger side of the vehicle and repeatedly ordered the driver to stop the vehicle as it continued backing up. The driver then put the vehicle in drive and drove over the foot of the officer and fled at a high rate of speed.

Officers were able to locate the vehicle in the 300 block of Agnes Street and numerous police resources assisted, including Air 1, who located a person attempting to jump a fence in the area. Officers located the person who was identified as the driver of the vehicle. After a brief struggle with the visibly intoxicated person, the suspect was placed under arrest and taken into custody.

Jennifer Lynn PELLETIER, a 42-year-old female has been charged with:

  • Operation of a Conveyance While Impaired to Any Degree by BAC or Drug or a Combination of Both
  • Within 2 Hours of Ceasing to Operate a Conveyance is Impaired with BAC Equal or Over 80 mgs
  • Dangerous Operation of a Conveyance
  • Assault a Peace Officers with a Weapon X2
  • Resist Peace Officer
  • Drive Carry Liquor in Vehicle Contrary to the Liquor Control Act
  • Drive Without a Licence or with Valid Licence

She has been detained at the Winnipeg Remand Centre.


Firearm — Investigation: C19-56988

On March 17, 2019, at approximately 2:40 a.m., an off duty officer reported being confronted by a male armed with a gun. The officer advised he was walking in the 100 block of Garry Street when he was approached by a male who struck up a conversation. After a brief exchange, the officer entered his personal vehicle. As the officer began to drive away, he observed the male produce a gun and point it in his direction. No shots were fired and the officer immediately left the area and called 911.

Officers attended and searched the area but were unable to locate the suspect. The investigation continued by members of the Major Crimes Unit.

On March 18, 2019, in the early afternoon, an adult male matching the suspect's description was located in the downtown area and taken into custody. He remains in custody at this time.

Downtown safety is top of mind for many in our community, including our own police community where nearly 70% of our resources are located.

We remind the public that the Downtown BIZ offers a SafeWalk program to escort anyone in the downtown area to their car or bus stop from 8 a.m. - Midnight.

The most effective measure you can take to protect yourself against crime is to stay alert to your surroundings and trust your instincts. If you feel unsafe in a situation or place, leave immediately and notify the police.

For more information on personal safety visit: https://www.winnipeg.ca/police/takeaction/safety_street.stm


Serious Motor Vehicle Collision —Investigation: C19-57914

On March 18, 2019, at approximately 12:00 p.m., emergency services personnel responded to a report of a motor vehicle collision involving two pedestrians in the area of Isabel Street and Alexander Avenue.

An adult female and a young child have been taken to hospital in critical condition, where they remain at this time.

Members of the Traffic Division continue to investigate and believe that several people may have witnessed this incident. Investigators are asking that motorists, including bus drivers, truck drivers, and waste management operators, check any video or dash cams that may have captured this unfortunate event.

Anyone who may have witnessed the collision or can provide further information is asked to contact the Traffic Division at (204)986-7085 or Crime Stoppers at (204)786-TIPS (8477).

We remind motorists to stay alert, slow down, and watch for people intending to cross the street at crosswalks and other intersections.

  • Last Update: March 19, 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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