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April 10, 2020 Media Releases

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 April 9th, 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 April 9th, 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 day care 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, April 9th, 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

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Shooting – Arrest: C20-77009

As previously released:

On April 8, 2020, at approximately 11:50 p.m., members of the Winnipeg Police Service responded to a report of an adult male suffering from a gunshot wound who had arrived at the doors of Misericordia Health Centre. Officers located the victim, and he was treated by members of the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service, who then transported him to the Health Sciences Centre. The victim is currently listed in stable condition.

An investigation by Central Division General Patrol officers has lead to the arrest of an adult male suspect. The suspect is in police custody; however, no charges have been laid at this time.

Update:

Members of the Major Crimes Unit continued with the investigation. The incident is domestic in nature, and the parties were known to each other.

It is believed that the male suspect drove to a neighbourhood in St. James-Assiniboia area where he became involved in a dispute with the above-mentioned adult male and an adult female who were driving in a different vehicle.

The male suspect then shot into the victim’s vehicle, striking the male and only just missing the female passenger. The victims fled in their vehicle and the suspect gave chase while continuing to shoot at them from within his vehicle. The victims were able to evade the suspect and attend the hospital for emergency medical attention.

Ryan Blandford, a 23-year-old male of Winnipeg, has been charged with:

- Attempt to Commit Murder (x2)
- Discharge a Restricted Firearm or a Prohibited Firearm with Intent (x2)
- Pointing a Firearm (x2)
- Use of Firearm During Commission of an Indictable Offence
- Possession of a Weapon
- Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm
- Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm in Motor Vehicle
- Transport Firearm or Restricted Weapon Contrary to Regulations
- Dangerous Operation of a Conveyance

He was detained in custody.


Last Update: April 10, 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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