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Winnipeg Police Service

July 27, 2019

Winnipeg Police Service Media Release
For Immediate Release

Firearm – Arrest: C16-56235

On March 20, 2016, at approximately 1:35 a.m., members of the Winnipeg Police Service responded to a report of gunshots that had been heard from within the 800 block of Manitoba Avenue.

Members of the K9 Unit, with the assistance of the Tactical Support Team, tracked to a house party at the 900 block of Manitoba Avenue. Eighteen occupants of the house were removed and interviewed.

No firearm was located inside the residence, but a stolen .357 Magnum revolver was recovered from a recycling bin behind the house. The firearm was found to have four spent rounds in the cylinder.

Members of the Major Crimes Unit continued with the investigation, and forensic testing of the Magnum revolver was completed by the Firearm Investigative Analysis Section (FIAS). With the assistance of the RCMP’s National Forensic Laboratory Services, examination of DNA identified a suspect that had been at the house party.

On July 26, 2019, at approximately 10:30 a.m., a North District Community Support Unit located the suspect at a residence in the 500 block of Langside Street and placed him under arrest.

Steven Allen Taylor, a 26-year-old male of Winnipeg, has been charged with:

- Possession of a Weapon
- Possession of Firearm, Restricted/Prohibited Weapon or Ammunition Contrary to Prohibition Order
- Possession of a Firearm Knowing its Possession is Unauthorized
- Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Under $5000

He was detained in custody.

Firearm and Drugs – Arrest: C19-172965

During the evening of July 25, 2019, members of the Guns & Gangs Unit, along with the assistance of the Tactical Support Team and East District Community Support Unit, executed Controlled Drugs and Substances Act and Criminal Code search warrants at a residential suite in a building in the Downtown area.

A male suspect was taken into custody and was found to be in possession of:

- Nine 4mg hydromorphone tablets (estimated street value of $135)
- .8 grams of methamphetamine (estimated street value of $50)
- $980 in Canadian currency

A search of the male’s suite resulted in the seizure of many items, including the following:

- A stolen .32 calibre handgun with eight rounds of ammunition in the magazine
- An additional 75 rounds of .32 calibre ammunition
- .55 grams of cocaine (estimated street value of $40)
- 23 oxycodone tablets (estimated street value $230)
- $2,760 in Canadian currency
- Scales
- Drug packaging materials
- Score sheets

Kelsey David Baerg, a 30-year-old male of Winnipeg, has been charged with:

- Possession of a Firearm, Prohibited or Restricted Weapon Obtained by Crime
- Possession of Firearm, Restricted/Prohibited Weapon or Ammunition Contrary to Prohibition Order
- Possession of a Loaded Prohibited or Restricted Firearm
- Possession of a Prohibited or Restricted Weapon Knowing its Possession is Unauthorized
- Possession of a Scheduled Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking – Cocaine
- Possession of Scheduled Substance – Hydromorphone
- Possession of Scheduled Substance – Methamphetamine
- Possession of Scheduled Substance – Oxycodone
- Possession of Proceeds of Property Obtained by Crime Under $5000

He was detained in custody.

Motor Vehicle Collision: C19-174298

On July 27, 2019, at approximately 1:30 a.m., a marked police vehicle was travelling northbound on Pembina Highway when it was involved in a collision with a civilian vehicle that was travelling westbound on Dalhousie Drive. The police vehicle was not responding to an emergency.

A preliminary investigation indicates that at the time of the collision, the intersection was controlled by a set of lights that were flashing amber for north/southbound traffic and flashing red for west/eastbound traffic.

Two officers, the occupants of the police vehicle, were transported to the hospital for minor non-life threatening injuries. The occupant of the civilian vehicle declined medical attention.

    • Last Update: July 27, 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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