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Winnipeg Police Service

October 19, 2019

Winnipeg Police Service Media Release
For Immediate Release

Fraud/Scam – Public Advisory

The Winnipeg Police Service continues to receive reports of a scam that is believed to be targeting local phone numbers. A scammer will call a victim purporting to be a criminal investigator, and that money is owed to the Canada Revenue Agency.

During some calls, the victim is then told to dial the Winnipeg Police Service non-emergency line at 204-986-6222 (while the line is still open) to confirm that an investigation is underway. The victim believes they have started a new call, but in reality, the scammer has remained on the line.

At other times, the scammer may use Caller ID spoofing to contact the victim from what fraudulently appears to be the Winnipeg Police Service non-emergency line at 204-986-6222.

The scammer then pretends to be a police officer and attempts to convince the victim to transfer a significant amount of money. Below are some tips that can be used to help avoid these scams:

- Be cautious of any unexpected callers, such as a bank. Take reasonable steps to confirm the identities of people who call.
- The Canada Revenue Agency will never demand immediate payment by Interac e-transfer, bitcoin, prepaid credit cards or gift cards from retailers such as iTunes, Amazon, or others.
- They will also never use aggressive language or threaten you with arrest or sending the police.
- Do not assume phone numbers appearing on call display screens are accurate.

The Winnipeg Police Service encourages family members or friends to have discussions with their older loved ones to ensure they are not being targeted in this or any other scam.

More information, as well as a tool to report these scams, can be found at the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre:

Home Invasion – Arrests: C19-241217

On October 12, 2019, at approximately 10:40 p.m.,  members of the Winnipeg Police Service responded to an incident in the 400 block of Adsum Drive. Residents in the area reported seeing a number of people enter a house and then heard gunshots.

Responding officers located an unconscious adult male in the house suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. The victim, a 19-year-old male, was transported to hospital in critical condition. He was eventually upgraded to stable condition.

Members of the Major Crimes Unit continued with the investigation.

On October 14, 2019, investigators arrested two suspects at separate residences in the Maples neighbourhood. One suspect was found to be wearing two sets of body armour at the time of his arrest.

Jaycee Ryan Danielson, an 18-year-old male of Winnipeg, has been charged with:

 - Point Firearm
- Use Firearm During Commission of Offence
- Careless Use of Firearm
- Unauthorized Possession of Firearm
- Armed Robbery Using Firearm
- Aggravated Assault
- Possess Weapon
- Possess Loaded Prohibited Weapon
- Discharge Firearm with Intent

James Cole Richard, a 24-year-old male of the Lake St. Martin area, has been charged with:

 - Point Firearm
- Use Firearm During Commission of Offence
- Careless Use of Firearm
- Unauthorized Possession of Firearm
- Armed Robbery Using Firearm
- Aggravated Assault
- Possess Prohibited Device
- Possess Weapon
- Carry Concealed Weapon
- Possess Loaded Prohibited Weapon
- Possess Body Armour without Valid Permit x 2
- Fail to Comply with Probation Order x 2
- Fail to Comply with Recognizance x 2

Both were detained in custody.

Investigators obtained and executed two search warrants as part of this investigation. Police seized 9 firearms (including shotguns and rifles) and 1,200 rounds of ammunition.

Aggravated Assault – Arrests: C19-242058

As previously released:

On October 14, 2019, at approximately 4:50 a.m., a West District General Patrol Unit was in the area of Pembina Highway and Dudley Avenue when they came upon an injured male in the street. The male, in his late 20’s, was bleeding badly from his leg suffering from a severe laceration and shock.

The victim was losing a significant amount of blood and officers quickly applied a service-issued tactical tourniquet to stem the bleeding. The victim was subsequently transported to hospital in unstable condition. Emergency personnel commented that the swift actions of the officers very likely saved the victim’s life. The victim’s condition has since been upgraded to stable.

The investigation determined that the male was walking towards the downtown area when he was the victim of an unprovoked machete attack. The suspects attacked without warning and immediately walked away. The two suspects were described as:

- Male, Indigenous in appearance, mid-20s, short black hair with a tattoo on his cheek.
- Female, Indigenous in appearance.


Members of the Major Crimes Unit continued with the investigation and identified two suspects.

During the evening of October 18, 2019, both suspects were located and placed under arrest at a hotel in the Polo Park area.

It is believed that the two are also responsible for a robbery at a convenience store in the 700 block of Osborne Street on October 14, 2019, at approximately 6:35 a.m. where a machete was produced and used in a threatening manner.

Arlen Justin Drew Robert Sumner, a 20-year-old male of Winnipeg, has been charged with:

- Aggravated Assault
- Possession of a Weapon (x2)
- Robbery
- Mischief Under $5,000/Obstruct in Enjoyment
- Fail to Comply Condition Recognizance by Judge/Justice (x5)

A 17-year-old female of Winnipeg has been charged with:

- Aggravated Assault
- Robbery
- Mischief Under $5,000/Obstruct in Enjoyment

They were detained in custody.

Last Update: October 19, 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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