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Winnipeg Police Service

January 2, 2020

Winnipeg Police Service Media Release
For Immediate Release

Commercial Robbery – Arrests: C20-226

On January 1, 2020, at approximately 5:52 a.m., General Patrol units and a K9 unit responded to a report of a robbery at a convenience store in the 300 block of Henderson Highway. Three males had attended the store, with one threatening to shoot an employee with a gun. A quantity of merchandise was stolen, and the males fled.

The K9 unit was deployed and tracked to a residence in the 300 block of Chalmers Avenue where three suspects were taken into custody. Members of the Major Crimes Unit continued with the investigation.

Skylar Alexander James Cook, an 18-year-old male of Winnipeg, has been charged with:

- Robbery
- Fail to Comply with Sentence
- Fail to Comply with Condition of Undertaking

A 16-year-old male of Winnipeg has been charged with:

- Robbery
- Fail to Comply with Condition of Release Order (x4)

They were detained in custody.

An 18-year-old male of Winnipeg will be charged with:

- Robbery

He was released on an Undertaking.


Weapons – Arrest: C20-435

On January 1, 2020, at approximately 2:26 p.m., a North District Community Support unit was in the area of Selkirk Avenue and Andrews Street when they observed a wanted male. The male immediately fled on foot but was pursued and taken into custody while attempting to hide in a yard in the 500 block of Flora Avenue. A search of the male resulted in the seizure of several items, including the following:

- An improvised firing device (“zip gun”)
- Parts that can be used to construct an improvised firing device
- Three 12-gauge shotgun shells
- Three .22 calibre rounds of ammunition

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

- Possession of Firearm, Restricted/Prohibited Weapon or Ammunition Contrary to Prohibition Order (x6)
- Possession of a Firearm Knowing its Possession is Unauthorized
- Possession of a Prohibited or Restricted Firearm with Ammunition
- Carrying Concealed Weapon Prohibited Device or Ammunition

The male was also processed on two outstanding warrants for charges of:

- Assault with a Weapon
- Fail to Comply Sentence (x4)

He was detained in custody.


Assault – Arrest: C19-303572

As previously released:

On December 31, 2019, at approximately 10:57 p.m., members of the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) were at an apartment building in the 500 block of Elgin Avenue for a report of a fire alarm. The firefighters were clearing the apartment building manually floor-by-floor resetting the fire alarms as they went.

While on the 8th floor, the WFPS members encountered a group of people outside of a suite. For unknown reasons, one of the individuals punched a firefighter and threatened to kill them before arming himself with a knife. A further confrontation occurred, which resulted in a second firefighter being injured. The male was subsequently restrained by the WFPS members.

At 11:02 p.m., Winnipeg Police Service officers arrived. The male resisted arrest and was taken into custody soon after. Both firefighters and the suspect were treated at a hospital for injuries sustained during the incident.

Update:

Roy Junior Chief, a 19-year-old male of Winnipeg, has been charged with:

- Assault with a Weapon
- Assault
- Uttering Threats - Cause Death or Bodily Harm
- Resist Peace Officer

He was detained in custody.


Missing Person – Ailyah Campbell: R19-78798

Update:

Ailyah Campbell has been safely located. We thank the public for their assistance.

As previously released:

The Winnipeg Police Service is requesting the public’s assistance in locating a missing 12-year-old female, Ailyah Campbell. She was last seen on Friday, December 20, 2019, in the downtown area of Winnipeg.

Campbell is described as Indigenous in appearance with a medium complexion, 5’2” in height, 104 lbs in weight, with a thin build, medium brown hair and brown eyes. She is believed to be wearing a white winter coat.

Police are concerned for Campbell’s well-being and are asking anyone with information regarding her whereabouts to contact the Winnipeg Police Service’s Missing Persons Unit at 204-986-6250.


Last Update: January 3, 2020

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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