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Winnipeg Police Service

April 16, 2019

Winnipeg Police Service Media Release
For Immediate Release

Child Sexual Abuse Imagery – Arrest: R19-10903

In late February 2019, the Winnipeg Police Service’s Internet Child Exploitation (ICE) Unit entered into an investigation regarding child sexual abuse imagery being uploaded to a social media site. The provider had notified the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children in the United States who in turn alerted the National Child Exploitation Coordination Centre in Ottawa and the Winnipeg Police Service.

During the morning of April 8, 2019, members of the ICE Unit, with the assistance of the Tactical Support Team, executed a search warrant at a suite in an apartment block in the 600 block of Panet Road. Several electronic devices were seized. Analysis of the electronic devices later revealed numerous child sexual abuse images.

On April 15, 2019, a male suspect turned himself in at HQ.

Wade Arthur Herbert, a 56-year-old male of Winnipeg, has been charged with:

- Possession of Child Pornography

He has been detained in custody.

Information or tips regarding the online sexual exploitation of children can be made at https://www.cybertip.ca/.


Commercial Robberies – Arrest: C19-76656

On April 15, 2019, at 9:35 p.m., members of the Winnipeg Police Service responded to a Liquor Mart in the 1600 block of Main Street for the report of a commercial robbery. A male, believed to be high on methamphetamine, entered the store while armed with a large flashlight and stole numerous bottles of liquor. The male also threatened to harm an employee before fleeing.

AIR1 was assigned and located the suspect near the intersection of Aikin Street and Rupertsland Avenue. The male was tracked as he fled through numerous residential yards and was later taken into custody by a North District General Patrol unit.

During the incident, AIR1 observed the suspect attempt to hide several items. As a result, officers recovered the suspect’s clothing and a bag containing the stolen liquor along with the flashlight.

North District General Patrol officers continued with the investigation. It was determined that the suspect was responsible for a second robbery at the same Liquor Mart on April 8, 2019.

Bernard Wailunga, a 25-year-old male of Winnipeg, has been charged with:

- Robbery (x2)
- Fail to Comply Condition Recognizance by Judge/Justice (x3)
- Fail to Comply with Probation Order

He was detained in custody.


Aggravated Assault — Arrest: C19-79761

On April 15, 2019, at approximately 5:50 p.m., emergency services personnel responded to a report of a male laying on the ground and appeared to have been assaulted. An adult male suffering from upper body injuries was located and transported to hospital in unstable condition. He remains in hospital at this time.

Upon examining the scene, North District officers located a suspect, an adult female, inside a residence in the 500 block of Magnus Avenue. Officers learned that both parties were drinking alcohol at this location. At some point, the victim began fighting with several people including the suspect. During the altercation, the victim was stabbed in the upper body and left the residence.

Donna Karen KAKEGAMIC, a 20-year-old female, has been charged with Aggravated Assaulted and detained in custody.


Homicide – Investigation: C19-80009

On April 15, 2019, at approximately 11:10 p.m., emergency personnel responded to a lounge in the 300 block of Pembina Highway for a report of two males that had been stabbed.

Upon arrival, two males were located suffering from serious injuries. One male was transported to hospital in critical condition and has since succumbed to his injuries. The other male was transported to hospital in unstable condition where he remains at this time.

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).

Weapons – Arrests: C19-79099

On April 14, 2019, at 10:20 p.m., North District General Patrol units, along with the Tactical Support Team, a K9 unit and AIR1, responded to the St. John’s neighbourhood for a report of yelling and multiple gunshots that were heard.

Officers immediately attended the area and were unable to locate the source of the sounds. AIR1 began to search the neighbourhood, and at 10:31 p.m., observed an individual at a residence open a window and place what appeared to be two rifles onto the roof.

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A short time later, an individual retrieved the firearms and brought them back inside the residence. AIR1 directed officers to the home where a number of occupants were safely removed and taken into custody. A search of the residence resulted in the seizure of a number of items including:

- A .22 calibre semi-automatic rifle
- A .22 calibre lever action rifle
- A .30 calibre bolt-action rifle.
- A 12-gauge pump action shotgun with a sawed-off barrel
- A .410 bore bolt action shotgun with a sawed-off barrel
- A compound bow
- A high-capacity .22 calibre ammunition magazine
- Eight small calibre ammunition cartridges
- A .30 calibre ammunition cartridge

Members of the Major Crimes Unit continued with the investigation. No injuries have been reported and it is unknown at this time if the firearms were recently discharged.

Russell Ducharme, a 19-year-old male of Winnipeg, has been charged with:

- Store Firearm or Restricted Weapon Contrary to Regulations (x6)
- Possession of a Weapon (x7)
- Possession of a Firearm Knowing its Possession is Unauthorized (x2)
- Possession of a Prohibited or Restricted Firearm with Ammunition (x2)

A 17-year-old male of Grand Rapids has been charged with:

- Store Firearm or Restricted Weapon Contrary to Regulations (x6)
- Possession of a Weapon (x7)
- Possession of a Firearm Knowing its Possession is Unauthorized (x5)
- Possession of Firearm, Restricted/Prohibited Weapon or Ammunition Contrary to Prohibition Order (x7)
- Possession of a Prohibited or Restricted Firearm with Ammunition (x2)
- Fail to Comply with Sentence

He was also processed on an outstanding warrant for the suspension of a conditional supervision order.

Both were detained in custody.

A 16-year-old female, a 22-year-old female, and a 45 year old female, all of Winnipeg, have been arrested for:

- Store Firearm or Restricted Weapon Contrary to Regulations (x6)
- Possession of a Weapon (x7)
- Possession of a Prohibited or Restricted Firearm with Ammunition (x2)
- Unauthorized Possession of a Prohibited or Restricted Weapon (x2)

They were released on a Promise to Appear.


  • Last Update: April 16, 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

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E-mail: WPS-PIO@winnipeg.ca


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