May 5, 2020 Media Releases

Fatal Motor Vehicle Collision – Public Assistance Requested: C20-86862

The Winnipeg Police Service is asking for the public’s assistance in an investigation into a motor vehicle collision involving a pedestrian.

On April 22, 2020, at approximately 9:45 a.m., a male in his 70s was walking in a parking lot located in the 800 block of Leila Avenue was struck by a vehicle. The driver remained at the scene and offered assistance. The victim was taken to hospital but died 3 days later.

The Winnipeg Police Traffic Division is investigating this incident and is looking to speak with witnesses.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact investigators at 204-986-7085. 

Fatal Motor Vehicle Collision – Arrest: C19-178307

The Winnipeg Police Service had previously released on a Fatal Motor Vehicle Collision that had occurred on July 31, 2019, at a pedestrian crosswalk located on Sargent Avenue at Simcoe Street.

A female in her 20’s had been crossing Sargent Avenue when she was struck by a westbound vehicle. The pedestrian was transported to hospital in critical condition.

The driver of the vehicle, an 89-year-old male of Winnipeg, was arrested at the scene and may face charges pending the outcome of the investigation.

 On August 6, 2019, the Winnipeg Police Service was notified that the pedestrian had succumbed to her injuries.

On May 4, 2020, the driver was charged with two offences under the Highway Traffic Act:
 - Drive Carelessly Cause Death
 - Disobey Traffic Control Device

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 Curtis Leroy GEORGE, 28 years of age, a convicted sex offender considered high risk to re-offend in a sexual/violent manner against all females, both adults and youths.

GEORGE will be released from Stony Mountain Institution, Manitoba after serving a sentence for criminal harassment, involving an adult female. He was convicted of that offence on May 3, 2018, and received a total sentence of 2 years (includes pre-trial custody credit of 70 days), and 3 years supervised probation.

GEORGE will be released on May 4, 2020.

GEORGE is expected to reside in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

GEORGE has a history of violent and sexual offending. He is considered high risk to re- offend in a sexual/violent manner against all females, youths and adults

Background information:

Curtis Leroy GEORGE is a 28 year-old male with a lengthy criminal record including criminal harassment, sexual assault (5 counts), sexual interference, assault (6 counts), and numerous breaches of recognizance and probation orders.

GEORGE will be released after having served a sentence for criminal harassment of an adult female that occurred between April 2016 and February 2018. GEORGE stalked, followed, harassed and exposed himself to the victim, around her workplace and nearby buildings. On May 3, 2018 he received a sentence of 2 years (includes 70 days of pre- trial custody credit), 3 years supervised probation and a lifetime weapon prohibition.

GEORGE has a lengthy record for committing violent and sexual offences. On May 30, 2017, GEORGE was convicted of 2 counts of assault, and received a sentence of 1 day (includes 30 day pre-sentence custody credit) and one year probation. On July 25, 2011, GEORGE was convicted of sexual interference involving a 13 year old female, and 5 counts of sexual assault, in which he sexually assaulted 5 random females walking or jogging. He was also convicted of assault of a female Correctional Officer. He received a total sentence of 2 years (includes 1 year pre-trial custody credit), 3 years supervised probation and a 10 year prohibition order regarding children. On March 22, 2010, he was convicted of 2 counts of assault involving two adult females, receiving a 1 day jail sentence (includes 60 days pre-sentence custody credit), and 2 years supervised probation.

GEORGE will be released on May 4, 2020.

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

Upon release, GEORGE will be subject to conditions until May 2023, including: • Not to attend at Portage Place, City Place, MTS Centre or the Skywalk that connects those buildings. • Participate in sexual offender counselling as directed and supervised by his Probation Officer.

GEORGE will also be prohibited until July 24, 2023 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 a day care centre, school ground, playground, or community centre.

GEORGE is considered high risk to re-offend in a sexual/violent manner against all females, both youths and adults.

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 Mr. GEORGE will not be tolerated.

If you have information about Mr. GEORGE, 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:

Constable Jay Murray, Public Information Officer
Constable Dani McKinnon, Public Information Officer
Constable Claude Chancy, Public Information Officer
Kelly Dehn, Manager of Public Affairs

Office: 204-986-3061