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Winnipeg Police Service

September 6, 2019

Winnipeg Police Service Media Release
For Immediate Release

MISSING PERSONS – Lily BAPTISTE & Kashis DUCHARME C190209113

The Winnipeg Police Service is requesting the public’s assistance in locating 10-year-old Lily BAPTISTE & 11-year-old Kashis DUCHARME. 

BAPTISTE & DUCHARME were last seen in the Southdale area of Winnipeg the afternoon of September 5th, 2019. 

BAPTISTE is described as an indigenous female with a thin build, 5'0", 100 lbs, blue/black straight medium length hair & brown eyes.  BAPTISTE was last seen wearing a black faux leather jacket, black & white sweater, distressed jeans & grey boots.  DUCHARME is described as an indigenous male with a thin build, 5'0", black straight medium length hair, brown eyes.  DUCHARME was last seen wearing brown Jordan runners, black shorts & black t-shirt.

The Winnipeg Police Service is concerned about BAPTISTE & DUCHARME'S well-being and is asking anyone with any information regarding their whereabouts to contact the
Winnipeg Police Service Missing Persons Unit at 204-986-6250.


PROJECT GUARDIAN

The Winnipeg Police Service is committed to our goal of engaged communities and continues to work with our community partners to protect our city’s most vulnerable from sexual exploitation.

During the period of June 16, 2019, to August 31, 2019, the Counter Exploitation Unit focused on Project Guardian; a proactive project targeting those who choose to exploit the vulnerable and underaged for sexual services.  

The demand to obtain sexual services for consideration inflicts harm and trauma on those being exploited. The goal of the project was to target the demand side of sexual exploitation and the safety of those being exploited.

Employing a variety of methods, the results of Project Guardian were:

  • 38 DISC (Deter and Identify Sex-Trade Consumer) stops conducted
  • 34 people arrested for street sexual exploitation
  • Five people arrested from online sexual exploitation
  • Nine outreach agency contacts
  • Four educational presentations conducted by members of the Counter Exploitation Unit
  • Six Provincial Offence Act violations issues in areas known for sexual exploitation
  • Ten intelligence reports generated, including reports from partner agencies received and assigned for further investigation

The Winnipeg Police Service thanks the numerous partner agencies who assisted and continue to work with us. Together we will continue collaborative efforts, including enforcement activities to reduce the demand for sexual services.


Strongarm Robbery – Arrests: C19-207862

The Winnipeg Police investigated a strong-arm robbery spree that occurred over two days between September 3rd and 4th in the Cenntenial and West Alexander neighbourhoods.

- On September 3, 2019, at approximately 7:15 a.m., a female in her 20’s was approached in the 900 block of Sherbrook Street. A male suspect indicated he had a gun and the victim attempted to flee, but fell after a short distance. She was robbed of her purse and cell phone but did not suffer any serious injuries. 

- On September 4, 2019, at approximately 7:45 a.m., a female in her 50’s was approached in the 500 block of Pacific Avenue by a male suspect who grabbed her purse. The suspect produced a gun and was able to flee with the purse. The victim was not injured.

- On September 4, 2019, at approximately 9:40 a.m., a female in her 40’s had just dropped off her child for school when she was accosted by a male who attempted to grab her purse. They struggled and she was eventually knocked to the ground and dragged a short distance before the suspect was able to flee with her purse. The victim was not seriously injured. 

- On September 4, 2019, at approximately 3:15 p.m., a female in her 80’s was approached in the 900 block of Sherbrook Street and robbed of her purse.

 - On September 4, 2019, at approximately 8:20 p.m., a male and female in their 40’s were leaving a residence in the 400 block of William Ave. when they were rushed by a male suspect that grabbed the female’s purse. The suspect produced a knife and began to slash at the hands of both victims knocking the female to the ground. The suspect fled with the purse. Both victims required extensive treatment in hospital for wounds to their hands.

The investigation into these incidents initiated by Central District General Patrol officers with the assistance of Major Crimes detectives has resulted in the arrest of two suspects.

Walter Fidel FLETT, 24, has been charged with:
- Robbery x 5
- Possession of a Firearm
- Carry Concealed Weapon
- Assault
- Assault with a Weapon
- Possession of Weapon x 2
- Fail to Comply Probation x 2
- Use of Firearm During Commission of an Indictable Offence
- Warrant of Arrest x 3 (for previous offences)
- Aggravated Assault
- Possession of a Firearm Contrary to Court Order

He was detained in custody

Megan SINGLETON, 24, has been charged with the following:
- Robbery
- Theft Under $5,000 x 5
- Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Under $5,000
- Possession of Identity Document
- Fraud Under $5,000

She was detained in custody.


Arson – Arrest: C19-208868

On September 5, 2019, at approximately 5:00 p.m., emergency services personnel responded to a fire at a three-story apartment located in the 200 block of Fountain Ave. Approximately 35 people were evacuated. One male resident was transported to hospital in critical condition due to smoke inhalation. 

Colt Alexander GUIBOCHE, 34, a resident of the block, had been charged with:
- Possession of Incendiary Material
- Arson with Disregard for Human Life
- Arson Causing Damage to Property

He was detained in custody.


Last Update: September 6, 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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