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February 5, 2020 Media Releases

Theft Investigation — Suspects for Identification: C20-24518

On February 1, 2020, Winnipeg Police were notified of a theft of identification, which occurred at in the 1400 block of Regent Avenue West. The victim advised while she was shopping her wallet was stolen from her purse while it was in her cart.

The theft occurred between 1:25 p.m. and 2:15 p.m. Below is the photo of the male responsible for the theft.

The victim's bank card was later used at a convenience store in 800 block of Ellice Avenue by the following male:

This investigation is continuing by members of the Major Crimes Unit. Anyone with information on the identity of the males in the photos or anyone who can assist investigators is asked to call 204-986-6219 or Crime Stoppers at 204-786-TIPS (8477).

Assault Police Officer – Arrests: C20-26690

On February 4, 2020, at approximately 2:25 p.m., members of the Guns & Gangs Unit observed a known male enter a sport-utility vehicle (SUV) and drive away contrary to his driver’s licence suspension.

A traffic stop was conducted in the area of William Avenue and Harriet Street. The two officers approached each side of the vehicle and began to converse with the occupants, at which time the driver suddenly placed the SUV into reverse and accelerated.

Both officers were dragged, including one whose arm was held by the passenger of the vehicle. The SUV then struck a nearby car and accelerated forward, almost hitting one of the officers.

The other officer was unable to break free from the passenger and jumped into the SUV to avoid being run over. He was then able to stop the vehicle in the area of William Avenue and Isabel Street at which time the driver and passenger were taken into custody. A search of the SUV resulted in the seizure of a loaded .22 calibre handgun with numerous rounds of ammunition.

One officer suffered minor injuries.

Quentin Gerald Richard Bird, a 30-year-old male of Winnipeg, has been charged with:

- Cause Bodily Harm by Criminal Negligence
- Possession of Firearm, Restricted/Prohibited Weapon or Ammunition Contrary to Prohibition Order
- Possession of a Prohibited or Restricted Weapon Knowing its Poss is Unauthorized
- Possession of a Loaded Prohibited or Restricted Firearm
- Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm in Motor Vehicle
- Possession of a Firearm Knowing Serial Number has been Tampered With
- Drive suspended/while disqualified (Highway Traffic Act)

Janessa Alicia Gordon, a 23-year-old female of Sioux Lookout, Ontario, has been charged with:

- Assault a Peace Officer

They were detained in custody.

Assault Police Officer – Arrest: C20-27004

On February 4, 2020, at approximately 10:05 p.m., a North District General Patrol unit was in the area of Arlington Street and Flora Avenue when they observed a stolen sport-utility vehicle (SUV) parked in front of a residence with a lone occupant in the driver’s seat.

As officers attempted to conduct a traffic stop, the driver accelerated the SUV and struck the cruiser car, causing damage to both vehicles. The driver was taken into custody soon after. A search of the stolen SUV resulted in the seizure of a sword.

The vehicle had been taken from the Burrows Central neighbourhood between February 1-3 after the keys were left inside it.

Cody Henry Bousquet, a 29-year-old male of Winnipeg, has been charged with:

- Assault a Peace Officer with a Weapon (x2)
- Poss of Property Obtained by Crime Over $5000
- Poss of a Weapon
- Fail to Comply with Probation Order
- Drive suspended/while disqualified (Highway Traffic Act)

Bousquet was also processed on a warrant from Brandon Police Service for:

- Fail to Comply with Probation Order

He was detained in custody.

In Manitoba, almost 90% of stolen vehicles involve the use of owners’ keys. In almost half of those cases, keys had been left inside the car. Don’t make it easy to steal your vehicle. Please keep your keys safe. More information can be found here:

Last Update: February 5, 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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