Site Accessibility Information Access Key 1 to Skip to Top Navigation Access Key 2 to Skip to the Three One One link Access Key 3 to Skip to City of Winnipeg Main Menu Access Key 4 to Skip to Left Navigation Menu Access Key 5 to Skip to Content area Access Key 6 to Skip to Right Sidebar content area Access Key 7 to Skip to Footer Links
City of Winnipeg
|  Link to the City of Winnipeg French websiteFrançais  |


Winnipeg Police Service

March 20, 2019

Winnipeg Police Service Media Release
For Immediate Release

Fatal Motor Vehicle Collision —Investigation: C19-57914

Update:
On March 19, 2019, the 4-year-old female pedestrian struck by a motor vehicle died as a result of her injuries. The second pedestrian, an adult female, remains in the hospital at this time.  

Members of the Traffic Division continue to investigate. Anyone with additional information is asked to contact the Traffic Division at (204)986-7085 or Crime Stoppers at (204)786-TIPS (8477).

Previously Released:
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.


Weapons — Arrest: C19-58993

On March 19, 2019, at approximately 7:00 p.m. Winnipeg Police members responded to a report of a male armed with a firearm in the 500 block of Sterling Lyon Parkway. Two victims, an adult female, and male youth reported that as they were exiting the parking lot of a business in the area, one of the victims observed a teenage male point what appeared to be a black handgun at their car. The victims fled the area and contacted police.

Winnipeg Police quickly located the male in the area and upon his arrest, he was found to be in possession of a simulated firearm and a knife.

A 17-year-old male youth of Winnipeg, Manitoba has been arrested and charged with the following offences:

  • 2 x Possession of a Weapon
  • 2 x Pointing a Firearm
  • 2 x Carrying a Concealed Weapon

The accused was remanded into custody.


Assault Peace Officer - Arrest: C19-58978

On March 19, 2019 Winnipeg Police were conducting patrol duties in the Transcona area and conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle to confirm the identity of the driver. Subsequent checks confirmed an adult male located in the vehicle was the subject of an arrest warrant.

Winnipeg Police attempted to take the male into custody and a struggle ensued at which time police attempted to deploy a conducted electrical weapon. The suspect attempted to disarm the officers and then made good his escape and fled. A short foot chase followed. While being chased the suspect attempted to carjack multiple vehicles before officers were able to attend and take the suspect into custody following another brief struggle

Leslie Shane Wolf STAPLETON, a 27 year old male of Winnipeg, Manitoba has been charged with the following offences:

  • 1 x Fail to Comply with court order
  • 2 x Assault a Peace Officer
  • 1 x Resisting a Peace Officer
  • 1 x Escape Lawful custody
  • 1 x Disarming a Peace Officer
  • 2 x Robbery

Stapleton was remanded into custody.


  • Last Update: March 20, 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


Make the Right Call
  • Emergency calls: 9-1-1
  • Non-emergency calls:
    1-204-986-6222
  • Hearing impaired line:
    1-204-942-7920
News & Highlights
Connect With Us

Was this information helpful?

How can we make this web page better?

Information collected will be used to improve our website. Do not use this form to submit a request for service or information because it will not be forwarded to departments for response. To submit a request for service or information, contact 311.

This form is not intended to collect personal information; however, any personal information you choose to include in your comments is collected by the City of Winnipeg under the authority of section 36(1)(b) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act for the purpose of improving our website and will not be used or disclosed for any other purposes, except as authorized by law. Contact the Corporate Access and Privacy Officer by mail (City Clerk’s Department, Susan A. Thompson Building, 510 Main Street, Winnipeg MB, R3B 1B9) or by telephone (311) if you have any questions about the collection of this information.

Ces renseignements sont-ils utiles?

Comment pourrait-on améliorer cette page Web?

Les renseignements recueillis serviront à l’amélioration de notre site Web. Prière de ne pas se servir de ce formulaire pour soumettre une demande de service ou de renseignements, car la demande ne sera pas transmise au service en question. Pour soumettre une demande de service ou de renseignements, veuillez communiquer avec le 311.

Le présent formulaire ne vise pas à recueillir des renseignements personnels. Cependant, les renseignements personnels que vous choisissez d’inclure dans vos commentaires sont recueillis par la Ville de Winnipeg en conformité avec l’alinéa 36(1)b) de la Loi sur l’accès à l’information et la protection de la vie privée dans le but d’améliorer son site Web et ne seront ni utilisés ni divulgués pour d’autres raisons, sauf dans les cas où cela est autorisé par la loi. Communiquez avec l’agent de l’accès à l’information et de la protection de la vie privée de la Ville par courrier au Bureau du greffier, immeuble Susan-A.-Thompson, 510, rue Main, Winnipeg (Manitoba) R3B 1B9, ou par téléphone au 311 si vous avez des questions sur la collecte de ces renseignements.