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March 13, 2020 Media Releases

Fatal Motor Vehicle Collision – Investigation: C20-57133

On March 13, 2020, at approximately 7:30 a.m., emergency personnel responded to a collision involving a Winnipeg Transit bus and a pedestrian in the area of Portage Avenue and Colony Street.

The pedestrian, an adult female, was transported to hospital in critical condition where she succumbed to her injuries.

This investigation is continuing by members of the Traffic Division. Investigators are looking for possible witnesses to this collision. Anyone with information that may assist investigators is asked to call 204-986-7085 or Crime Stoppers at 204-786-TIPS (8477).


Homicide – Public Assistance Requested: C20-54472

As previously released:

On March 10, 2020, at approximately 12:05 a.m., General Patrol officers responded to a report of an injured male at a residence in the 500 block of Elgin Avenue. Upon arrival, officers located an unconscious adult male with significant injuries and began performing CPR on the male.

The victim was conveyed to hospital where he was pronounced deceased.

Update:

The deceased victim has been identified as Travis Joel Johnson, a 37-year-old male.

Members of the Homicide Unit continued with the investigation and have obtained a Canada-wide warrant for the arrest of Dylan James Mousseau, a 22-year-old male of Winnipeg, for Second Degree Murder.

Mousseau is described as Indigenous in appearance, 6’3” in height, approximately 148 lbs in weight and has a thin build. He has brown eyes and is believed to have short black hair. He is also known to have animal paw tattoos on both hands.

The public is cautioned not to approach Mosseau. Anyone with information regarding his whereabouts is asked to call 911. Additional information that may assist investigators can be relayed to Homicide Unit investigators at 204-986-6508 or Crime Stoppers at 204-786-TIPS (8477).


Fraud Prevention Month – Fraud Café – Postponed

As previously released:

March is Fraud Prevention Month, and in conjunction with other agencies from the community, the Winnipeg Police Service will be participating in events to help educate citizens on how they can protect themselves from fraud.

These events include:

- Fraud café - Wednesday, March 18, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., at Kildonan Place.
- Fraud café - Wednesday, March 25, 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., at St. Vital Centre.

This event is FREE and open to the public. It features members of the Manitoba Financial Services Agency, the Better Business Bureau of Manitoba, and the Winnipeg Police Service’s Financial Crime Unit.

Update:

For precautionary reasons involving COVID-19, both fraud café events have been postponed and will be rescheduled at a later date.


Community Notification

The Manitoba Integrated High Risk Sex Offender Unit (MIHRSOU) is a joint forces unit of the Winnipeg Police Service and the RCMP. MIHRSOU today provides information regarding Timothy TORRES, 34 years of age, a convicted sex offender considered high risk to re-offend in a sexual manner against all females, both children and adults.

TORRES is subject to a probation order, which expires on July 1, 2020 directing that he not be alone with any female under 18 years (except for unavoidable contacts in a public place) unless supervised by an adult who has been approved in advance by his probation officer.

TORRES is also subject to a prohibition order which prohibits him from attending at a public park or public swimming area where persons under 16 years of age are present or can reasonably be expected to be present, or at a day care centre, school ground, playground or community centre. That order expires on September 8, 2023.

TORRES’ most recent convictions involved breaching his probation order on December 3, 2018. On March 15, 2019, he received a total sentence of 1 year (which included 101 days pre-sentence custody credit).

TORRES was released on March 12th, 2020. TORRES is expected to reside in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

TORRES has a history of violent sexual offending. Although he participated in some treatment programming in the past, TORRES is still considered high risk to re-offend in a sexual manner. Females, both children and adult, are at risk.

Background information:

Timothy TORRES is a 34 year-old male with a criminal record including sexual assault against a child, and numerous breaches of probation and prohibition orders.

TORRES is considered high risk to offend in a sexual manner against all females, both children and adults. TORRES was released on March 12th, 2020, and will be subject to the conditions of a supervised probation order that expires July 1, 2020. The probation order includes conditions such as:

  • Not to be alone with any female under 18 years (except for unavoidable contacts in a public place) unless supervised by an adult approved in advance by his probation officer;
  • Abstain absolutely from the consumption or possession of any alcohol, illegal drug, non-prescription drug or any substance that will cause a person to become intoxicated; and
  • Not to attend any place where one of the primary purposes of the establishment is the sale of alcohol, including bars, night clubs, strip clubs, beer and liquor stores.

TORRES is also subject to a 10 year prohibition that expires on September 8, 2023, which, among other things, prohibits him from:

  • Attending a public park or public swimming area where persons under 16 years of age are present or can reasonably be expected to be present, or at a daycare centre, school ground, playground or community centre.

TORRES was previously convicted in 2009 for sexual assault that occurred in 2007 when he approached an unknown 11 year old girl in the early morning hours, pressured her to get into his car, threatened, and sexually assaulted her. TORRES admitted to police he had gone looking for a sex trade worker in his vehicle, became frustrated when he was unable to locate one, and sexually assaulted the 11 year old victim instead. TORRES received a 7 year prison sentence (44 months plus credit for 40 months of pre-sentence custody), followed by a 10 year prohibition order.

In April 2012, while on statutory release, TORRES engaged with an undercover officer who he believed to be a sex trade worker. In July 2012, TORRES was convicted of communication for the purpose of prostitution and sentenced to 5 months custody, which included 14 days pre-sentence custody credit. That sentence was consecutive to the sentence he had received for the sexual assault. His statutory release was revoked and he was returned to custody.

TORRES was released on a second term of statutory release on March 27, 2013. On June 12, 2013, TORRES breached the conditions of his prohibition order by attending public parks and playgrounds where persons under 16 years were or could reasonably be expected to be present. TORRES, with a dog, briefly attended the first park, a community centre playground and a second public park, where persons under the age of 16 were present. He was convicted of three counts of breach prohibition order on October 23, 2013, and received a total sentence of 16 months custody, which includes pre-trial custody credit of 5 months, followed by a 3 year probation order.

TORRES was also convicted of breach of probation and communicate for the purpose of prostitution regarding an incident which occurred on March 5, 2016, when TORRES was involved in a sexual act with a sex trade worker, in breach of his probation order. He was convicted on May 25, 2016, and sentenced to 606 days in custody (which included 123 days pre-sentence custody credit), followed by a 3 year probation order, which will expire on July 1, 2020.

TORRES’ most recent conviction of breach of probation occurred on March 15, 2019, and received a sentence of 1 year (which included 101 days pre-sentence custody credit) followed by a 3 year probation order.

TORRES was released on Thursday, March 12, 2020.

While incarcerated, TORRES participated in some sex offender programming but is still considered high risk to re-offend in a sexual manner against females, both children and adults.

TORRES is expected to take up residence in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

This information is provided to enable members of the public to take suitable measures to protect themselves. Any form of vigilante activity or other unreasonable conduct directed at Timothy TORRES will not be tolerated.

If you have information about Mr. TORRES, please contact Winnipeg Police Service   at
(204) 986-6222, your local RCMP Detachment, or Manitoba Crime Stoppers at (204) 786- 8477 or toll free at 1-800-222-8477.

This information is also displayed on the Manitoba Justice Sex Offender Website: www.gov.mb.ca/justice/notification

https://winnipeg.ca/TakeAction


Last Update: March 13, 2020

Constable Rob Carver, Public Information Officer
Constable Jay Murray, Public Information Officer
Constable Dani McKinnon, Public Information Officer

Kelly Dehn, Manager of Public Affairs

Office: 204-986-3061
E-mail: WPS-PIO@winnipeg.ca


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