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April 21, 2020 Media Releases

-MISSING PERSON - Cindy MURDOCH: C20-85547 - Located

The Winnipeg Police Service is requesting the public’s assistance in locating a missing 39-year-old female, Cindy MURDOCH. 

MURDOCH was last seen in the Crescentwood area of Winnipeg on the evening of April 20, 2020. 

MURDOCH is described as Caucasian, 5'5", average build, and blue eyes. MURDOCH was last seen wearing black jeans and a black spring jacket. She now has very short blonde hair.

The Winnipeg Police Service is concerned about MURDOCH’s well-being and is asking anyone with any information regarding her whereabouts to contact the Winnipeg Police Service Missing Persons Unit at 204-986-6250.

Carjacking – Investigation: C20-85117

On April 20, 2020, at 8:41 a.m., members of the Winnipeg Police Service responded to the area of Bannerman Avenue and Charles Street after an injured elderly male had seen lying in a back lane. Upon arrival, officers located the 68-year-old male and determined that he had been run over by his vehicle after he had been carjacked.

The 68-year-old victim was getting into his vehicle when he was confronted by two suspects; a female and a male. He was subsequently struck with an object and pulled out of the car. The suspects then fled in the vehicle and drove over the victim, causing serious injuries and leaving him in the back lane. The victim was later transported to hospital in unstable condition after being found by police.

At approximately 9:30 a.m., a Major Crimes unit observed a female driving the stolen vehicle in the area of McPhillips Street and Mapleglen Drive. General Patrol units were utilized to try to stop and contain the vehicle, but the car fled at a high rate of speed, and a pursuit ensued. The stolen car was later located abandoned in the Riverbend neighbourhood.

At approximately 12:04 p.m., the Winnipeg Police Service received a call from a resident in the Riverbend neighbourhood after hearing a female call for help from within a garbage bin.

Officers responded and identified the female as the suspect in the carjacking. It is believed she had become stuck in the residential garbage bin while attempting to hide from police after running from the stolen vehicle. She was also found with the vehicle’s keys.

Members of the Major Crimes Unit continued with the investigation.

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

- Robbery
- Aggravated Assault
- Dangerous Operation of a Conveyance
- Flight While Pursued by Peace Officer
- Operation of a Conveyance While Prohibited by Order Under Criminal Code

She was detained in custody.

Carjacking – Investigation: C20-85149

On April 20, 2020, at 9:25 a.m., members of the Winnipeg Police Service responded to the Health Sciences Centre after a 59-year-old male reported that he had been robbed of his vehicle while his 88-year-old father had been seated in the passenger seat.

The 59-year-old male had been unloading items from his vehicle when a male suspect confronted him and stole the vehicle. Health Sciences Centre security attempted to stop the theft, but the male suspect drove off with the 88-year-old male still in the SUV.

Soon after, a General Patrol unit located the stolen SUV travelling on Notre Dame Avenue. When the vehicle came to a stop in traffic, the 88-year-old male was able to escape with minor injuries after falling. He was transported to hospital in stable condition.

Other General Patrol units, along with a Central Traffic unit, were utilized to try to stop and contain the vehicle. The stolen vehicle subsequently rammed a police vehicle and fled at a high rate of speed. A pursuit ensued, and a second police vehicle was rammed during the incident. The stolen SUV was later located abandoned in the Daniel McIntyre neighbourhood.

This investigation is continuing by members of the Major Crimes Unit. Anyone with information that may assist investigators is asked to call 204-986-6219 or Crime Stoppers at 204-786-TIPS (8477).

Last Update: April 22, 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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