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Winnipeg Police Service

August 07, 2019

Winnipeg Police Service Media Release
For Immediate Release

Buy and Sell Exchange Zones Identified

In an effort to promote personal safety, the Winnipeg Police Service has initiated buy and sell exchange zones at each of the four main Winnipeg police stations. Persons conducting legal buy and sell transactions are invited to attend the designated zones to make the exchanges.

Buy and Sell zones can be found here.

The Winnipeg Police Service recommends that transactions take place during daylight hours when the stations are open to the public. Police station hours and locations can be found at https://www.winnipeg.ca/police/AboutTheService/districts.stm

Persons attending to Winnipeg Police Services Buy and Sell zones, including the parking lots, may be subject to video monitoring. The Winnipeg Police Service does not assume responsibility for the use of Buy and Sell zones.

Officers will not assist with transactions; including the monitoring, negotiation, or completing of exchanges for anyone. Citizens are required to conduct property checks on their own; serial numbers can be searched at http://app.cpic-cipc.ca/English/search.cfm

Exchanges involving weapons or illegal items are not permitted. Suspected criminal activity should be reported to the police.

Members of the public are reminded to use caution when purchasing items through online advertisements. We offer the following crime prevention tips:

  • Ask for a photo of the serial number before meeting and attempt to confirm the item hasn't been reported stolen.
  • Don’t provide your personal information to anyone.
  • Buying or selling - take screenshots of the advertisement and ID number, the seller's contact information, and all communications.
  • Check the buyer/seller's name through an online search engine.
  • Take only enough cash with you to pay for the item being purchased
  • Ask about the history of the item being sold.
  • Meet during daylight hours, in a public space.
  • Do not transfer/provide money to the person before receiving the product.
  • Do not meet someone alone.
  • Do not give our personal or banking information.
  • Use generic photos when posting an item for sale.
  • Trust your instincts - if something feels wrong, it probably is.

For more information on Crime Prevention visit our website at https://www.winnipeg.ca/police/tblofcontents/crimeprevention.stm


Motor Vehicle Collision – Update/Investigation: C19-178307

On July 31, 2019, at approximately 1:55 p.m., emergency personnel responded to a report of a motor vehicle collision involving a pedestrian at a crosswalk located on Sargent Avenue at Simcoe Street.

A female in her 20’s had been crossing Sargent Avenue when she was struck by a westbound vehicle. The female was transported to hospital in critical condition where she remained.

The driver of the vehicle, an 89-year-old male of Winnipeg, was arrested at the scene and may face charges pending the outcome of the investigation.

On August 6, 2019, the Winnipeg Police Service was notified that the female pedestrian had succumbed to her injuries.

This investigation is continuing by members of the Traffic Division. Investigators are looking for witnesses to this collision. Anyone with information that may assist investigators, and has not already spoken with police, is asked to call 204-986-7085 or Crime Stoppers at 204-786-TIPS (8477).


Last Update: August 7, 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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