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Winnipeg Police Service

June 19, 2019

Winnipeg Police Service Media Release
For Immediate Release

 

Missing Person – Kassandra Leveque: R19-39551 Located

The Winnipeg Police Service is requesting the public's assistance in locating Kassandra Leveque, a 12-year-old female. She was last seen during the early morning hours of June 18, 2019, in the North End area of Winnipeg.

Missing Person – Kassandra Leveque: R19-39551

Leveque is described as Indigenous in appearance, 5'3 in height with a thin build.  She has brown hair and was last seen wearing blue jeans, a black and white crop top and black runners.

The Winnipeg Police Service is concerned for Leveque's wellbeing and is asking anyone with information regarding her whereabouts to contact the Winnipeg Police Service Missing Persons Unit at 204-986-6250 or Crime Stoppers at 204-786-TIPS (8477).

 

Commercial Break & Enters – Arrest: C19-132827

On June 12, 2019, North District General Patrol officers arrested a 29-year-old male in a stolen truck parked in the 800 block of Lansdowne Ave. The suspect was linked to several other crimes:

  • June 9, two vehicles were broken into in the 800 block of St. James St.
  • June 10, a business specializing in precious metals located in the 700 block of Wall St. was broken into. $4,400 in various sterling silver items were stolen.
  • June 10, a home in the 400 block of Craig St. was broken into.
  • June 11, a vehicle was broken into in the 2000 block of Wellington Ave.

items recovreed through investigation

The suspect faces 14 charges of Break & Enter Commit Theft and 3 charges of Theft Under $5000. He remains in custody.

This investigation is still ongoing by officers in the Property Crimes Section.

Break & Enters – Arrest: R19-39375

Between January 7, 2017, and June 18, 2019, several businesses within the city of Winnipeg were broken into:

  • January 7, 2017 – business in the 400 block of Osborne St.
  • February 22, 2017 – business in the 300 block of Wilton St.
  • February 26, 2017 – business in the 1600 block of Regent Ave. W
  • March 1, 2017 – business in the 1400 block of Main St.
  • April 1-2, 2017 – business in the 700 block of Leila Ave.
  • October 4-5, 2018 – same business in the 1600 block of Regent Ave. W
  • November 24, 2018 – same business in the 400 block of Osborne St.
  • December 24, 2019 – business in the 1600 block of Ellice Ave.
  • December 22-24, 2019 – business in the 1100 block of Pembina Hwy.
  • February 10, 2019 – business in the 3300 block of Portage Ave.
  • February 17, 2019 – another business in the 1600 block of Regent Ave. W
  • March 30, 2019 – same business in the 300 block of Wilton St.
  • April 20, 2019 – business in the 300 block of Provencher Blvd.
  • May 3-4, 2019 – same business in the 400 block of Osborne St.
  • May 5, 2019 – first business in the 1600 block of Regent Ave. W (no entry gained)
  • June 17-18, 2019 – business in the 400 block of Lagimodière Blvd.

During the incidents, a total of $100,000 of cash was stolen and approximately $100,000 of damages was caused to the buildings.

Members of the Major Crimes Unit continued with the investigations.

On June 19, 2019, at approximately 1:05 a.m., Major Crime Unit investigators arrested a male suspect as he broke into the business in the 400 block of Lagimodière Blvd. A second suspect was also placed under arrest nearby.

Cary Scott Preston, a 42-year-old male of Arnes, has been charged with:

  • Break Enter & Commit – Place (x5)
  • Break Enter & Theft – Place (x9)
  • Break & Enter with Intent - Place
  • Disguise with Intent (x3)
  • Possession of Break In Instrument(s)
  • Mischief Under $5,000/Obstruct in Enjoyment

He has been detained in custody.

A 56-year-old male of Winnipeg has been arrested for:

  • Break Enter & Commit – Place (x2)

He was released on a Promise to Appear.

Suspicious Death – Investigation: C19-139485

On June 19, 2019, at approximately 7:00 a.m., emergency personnel responded to a report of a deceased male located in a park at Higgins Ave. and Maple St. At this stage in the investigation, the death appears suspicious and is being investigated by members of the Winnipeg Police Homicide Unit.

Anyone with information that could assist this investigation is asked to call 204-986-6508 or Crime Stoppers at 204-786-TIPS (8477).

 


  • Last Update: June 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

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E-mail: WPS-PIO@winnipeg.ca


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