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Winnipeg Police Service

April 5, 2019

Winnipeg Police Service Media Release
For Immediate Release

All Valuables Removed — Vehicle and Theft Protection

The Winnipeg Police Service is launching the All Valuables Removed initiative. The goal of the initiative is to prevent damage and theft from vehicles by reminding owners to remove valuables from their vehicles when unoccupied providing a deterrent to thieves.

Most property crimes are crimes of opportunity. In 2017 there were 2,327 vehicles stolen in Winnipeg; this increased to 2,797 in 2018. Thefts from motor vehicles also increased from 6,482 in 2017 to 8,063 in 2018. You can reduce the likelihood of being a target of these crimes by taking an active role in crime prevention by following these simple steps.

  • Remove valuables and shopping bags from view - this includes removing loose change and electronic devices
  • Don’t leave personal identification, vehicle registration/ insurance certificates, or credit cards in your vehicle
  • Never leave your vehicle running and unattended
  • Always close windows and lock all doors
  • Never leave your car keys, house keys or garage door opener in your vehicle
  • Park in well-lit areas with pedestrian traffic

Displaying the bright yellow theft prevention card can be a deterrent to thieves and can help save you reporting time, insurance costs, missed work and towing charges. It also acts as a reminder to other drivers to protect their valuables.


Theft Investigation – Arrest: R19-16011

In March, 2019, Winnipeg Police received a report of a theft that had occurred some weeks earlier. The reporting person told police that her 93-year-old mother was a resident in a personal care home located on Henderson Hwy. and that her mother was missing a wedding ring and an engagement ring and that her mother was incapable of removing the rings she wore, by herself.

The Winnipeg Police Service Major Crimes Unit began an investigation with the full cooperation of the management of the care home. Ultimately, eight victims were identified who were between the ages of 78 to 100. All had lost jewellery, some which had been forcibly removed. The victims have dementia and are considered vulnerable persons.

On April 2, 2019 an employee of the personal care home was arrested. A 37-year-old female will be charged with 8 counts of Theft Under $5,000. She was released on a Promise to Appear.

Investigators were able to recover some, but not all of the stolen jewellery.  


Break and Enter — Arrests: C19-47532

Members of the Winnipeg Police Major Crimes unit have been investigating numerous recent thefts from houses under renovation or construction in the south Osborne area. Homes were targeted for tools and appliances which were later sold online. Through the investigation, officers identified a male suspect and a female accomplish and on April 4, 2019, both were taken into custody in the 300 block of Nassau Street. The female suspect initially provided a false name to arresting officers.

The suspects have been arrested for the following incidents:

On February 14, 2019, the suspect male attended to a gas station in the 700 block of Osborne Street and used a debit card stolen during a break and enter at a residence in the 700 block of Hugo Street.

Between February 20 and February 21, 2019, the male suspect forced entry to a home in the 300 block of Arnold Avenue. He removed numerous bags of insulation and construction tools, valued at approximately 1500 dollars.

The male suspect attended to a neighboring vacant home and forced entry to the rear door. He stored the previously stolen bags of insulation in that vacant property. The insulation was later recovered by police; however, the tools remain outstanding.

On February 24, 2019, the male suspect again forced entry into a home in the 300 Arnold Avenue but did not remove any items.

Between March 1 and 2, 2019 the suspect forced entry into a home in the 700 block of Rathgar Avenue and numerous stole tools.

Between March 1 and 5, 2019, the suspect forced entry into a home in the 600 block of Argue Street. He removed several large appliances, including a stove, microwave oven, fridge, and other household items, valued at approximately $8000.

Video surveillance of the suspect was obtained in the area of the thefts, confirming the suspect male and a female were in possession of the stolen items.

Jordan Tyler Wade SHANNACAPPO, a 29-year-old male of Winnipeg, has been charged with:

  • Possession of Property Obtained by Crime
  • Fail to Comply with Recognizance X3
  • Use of Credit Card
  • Break, Enter and Theft - Dwelling House X3
  • Possess Property Obtained by Crime Under $5000 X2

Anna UNRAU, a 32-year-old female, has been charged with:

  • Possess Property Obtained by Crime Under $5000
  • Public Mischief
  • Fail to Comply with Recognizance
  • Fail to Comply with Probation Order

Both have been detained at the Provincial Remand Centre.


Shoplifter Arrests - C19-70503

On April 4th, 2019 at approximately 9:52 am members of the Winnipeg Police West District Community Support Unit responded to a report of 2 shoplifters in the process of stealing items at a business within the 500 block of Sterling Lyon Parkway.
 
Loss Prevention Officers observed a male and a female suspect select numerous clothing items off of the store shelves, after which they attempted to leave the store through the Emergency door exit making no attempt to pay for the merchandise. 

Officers arrived observed both suspects exiting the business through the emergency exit carrying unpaid merchandise.  Police also observed that the female suspect was armed with a large steak knife.  Officers took the female suspect into custody without incident.  Upon seeing Police, the male suspect attempted to flee by running back into the store.  Officers apprehended the suspect male after a brief foot chase.  He was found to have in his possession 10 grams of methamphetamine with a street value of $1500.00.

Darnell WILLIAMS, 24, was charged with the following offences:

  • Theft Under $5000
  • Possession of Scheduled Substance-Methamphetamine Outstanding Warrant for Arrest for Fail to Comply Probation Order WILLIAMS was detained in custody.

Alycia Yvonne LEITCH, 26, was charged with the following offences:

  • Possession of a Weapon
  • Identity Fraud
  • Theft Under $5000
  • Fail to Comply with Probation Order X 2 LEITCH was also detained in custody.

  • Last Update: April 5, 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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