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Winnipeg Police Service

September 10, 2019

Winnipeg Police Service Media Release
For Immediate Release

High-Risk Sex Offender – Warrant of Arrest: Public Assistance

The Winnipeg Police Service and the Manitoba Integrated High-Risk Sex Offender Unit (MIHRSOU) are asking for the public’s assistance in locating the following individual:

Curtis Leroy GEORGE, 27
Indigenous Male,
5’7”, 117lbs

George is the subject of a Canada-wide arrest warrant. Anyone with information regarding his whereabouts or with information that may assist investigators is asked to call either 204-984-1888 or Crime Stoppers at 204-786-Tips (8477).


Flight While Pursued by Police — Arrest: C19-211848

On September 9, 2019, at approximately 2.35 a.m., Central District general patrol officers observed a suspicious vehicle in the area of Arlington Street and William Avenue. Officers followed this vehicle while conducting computer checks. The licence plate on this vehicle was registered to a car other than the one being operated and was not insured.

Officers attempted to stop the vehicle in the area of Logan Avenue and Sherbrook Street. The drivers refused to pull over and fled from police.

Air1 immediately began to follow the vehicle which was being operated dangerously, running red lights and stop signs at a high rate of speed, through residential areas.

Officers on the ground deployed a stop stick tire deflation device; however, the driver was able to avoid it by swerving around.

The driver eventually brought the vehicle to a stop in the first 100 block of Tyndall Avenue and fled on foot. General patrol officers quickly took the male into custody.

It was discovered that the driver was on Parole. A Canada wide warrant for parole revocation was issued and executed.

Kyle Bradley DOERKSEN, a 22-year-old male of Winnipeg has been charged with:

  • Dangerous Operation of a Conveyance
  • Flight While Pursued by Peace Officer
  • Operation of a Conveyance While Prohibited by Order Under Criminal Code
  • Drive Without Motor Vehicle Liability Insurance
  • Attach/Permit to be Attached Number Plate Not Authorized
  • Fail to Signal a Turn

He has been detained at the Winnipeg Remand Centre.


MISSING PERSON – MIRANDA BELLE: R19-56450

The Winnipeg Police Service is requesting the public’s assistance in locating a missing 31-year-old female, Miranda BELLE.

BELLE was last seen in the evening of Saturday, August 17, 2019 in the Grant Park area of Winnipeg,  Manitoba.

BELLE is described as Metis, 5’6”, 100lbs, with medium length brown hair and brown eyes.

Police are concerned for BELLE’s well-being and are asking anyone with information regarding her whereabouts to contact the Winnipeg Police Service Missing Persons Unit at 986-6250.


Assault with a Weapon — Arrests: C19-212524

On September 9, 2019, at approximately 10:10 p.m., the Winnipeg Police Service received a report of an assault in the area of Carlton Street and  Ellice Avenue. Upon arrival, officers located the victims, a 25-year-old female, and a 26-year old male.  Both victims were punched, kicked and hit over the head with a solid object. The male victim was able to restrain one female attacker until he was confronted by a male swinging a hammer.

A cell phone and cigarettes were stolen during the attack.

Officers located both suspects in the immediate area and took them into custody. The area was searched for two outstanding suspects with negative results. 

Both victims were treated in hospital for upper body injuries.

Kara Lisa HARPER, a 27-year-old female, has been charged with Robbery and Possess Weapon.

Michael Okemow, a 31-year-old male, has been charged with Assault with a Weapon and Carry Concealed Weapon Prohibited Device or Ammunition.

Both were detained.

This investigation is continuing by members of the Major Crimes Unit. Anyone with information that may assist investigators is asked to call 204-986-6219 or Crime Stoppers at 204-786-TIPS (8477).


Last Update: September 10, 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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