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Winnipeg Police Service

April 2, 2019

Winnipeg Police Service Media Release
For Immediate Release

Fatal Motor Vehicle Collision — Investigation: C19-68285

On April 1, 2019, at approximately 3:00 p.m. emergency services personnel responded a report of a pedestrian struck by a motor vehicle in a parking lot in the 2300 block of McPhillips Street.

The pedestrian, a 57-year-old female, was transported to the hospital with life-threatening injuries where she was pronounced deceased.

Members of the Traffic Division continue to investigate. The driver has been identified however officers believe that several people may have witnessed this incident.

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).

Clandestine Drug Lab – Arrest: C19-67025

On March 30, 2019, Winnipeg Police responded to a call regarding suspicious circumstances at a multifamily residence in the 100 block of Mayfair Ave. A contractor working on site had located what he believed to be a clandestine drug lab in one of the suites.

Responding General Patrol officers confirmed the presence of a lab and members of the Winnipeg Police Clandestine Lab Team were called to assist. The suite was safely ventilated and secured. While police were on scene the resident returned home. He was arrested at that time.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service units along with a Hazmat team also assisted. Two transit buses were deployed to temporarily house residents.

Police safely dismantled a fully functioning drug lab and seized various pieces of lab equipment, a pressure cooker, a chemical suit with gloves, and a self-contained breathing apparatus. Precursor chemicals in the suite included Drano, acid, and red phosphorus. Numerous samples have been sent to Health Canada for analysis. All potentially toxic substances were safely removed and the suite was secured.

Conal Patrick MORAN, 29, has been charged with:

  • CDSA 7(1) Production of a Scheduled Substance
  • CDSA 5(2) Possession of a Scheduled Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking (Methamphetamine)
  • Mischief Under $5,000 x 2

Moran was detained in custody.

Utter Threats – Arrests: C19-56968

On March 22, 2019, a Winnipeg Police officer became aware of open source social media posts made by a suspect uttering threats to kill police officers, while at the same time displaying a firearm and standing adjacent to Winnipeg Police Headquarters.

Enhanced security measures were enacted within and around the Headquarters building at 245 Smith Street.

On March 26, 2019, at approximately 9:20 p.m., members of the Winnipeg Police Service Tactical Support Team conducted a high-risk vehicle stop near the intersection of Dufferin Ave. and McGregor St. The suspect male, along with two other adults, were safely taken into custody. Police seized

  • A loaded, 22 calibre semi-automatic rifle with a 10 round magazine and the serial number removed
  • A loaded, 22 calibre semi-automatic, sawed-off rifle with a loaded, rotary style magazine attached
  • A sawed-off, pump-action shotgun

Sean Andrew SPENCE, 25, was charged with:

  • Uttering Threats
  • 27 separate Firearms offences

Spence was the subject of 3 separate Firearms Prohibitions

He was detained in custody.

Also arrested and charged were:
Jewels Robert Alfred CONTOIS, 24 and Raven Freedom Sky WILSON, 18.

Contois and Raven were each charged with multiple criminal offences including firearms charges, breaches of court orders, and drug trafficking charges related to methamphetamine.

  • Last Update: April 2, 2019

Constable Jay Murray, Public Information Officer
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Constable Claude Chancy, Public Information Officer
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