May 28, 2020 Media Releases

Weapons – Arrest: C20-118622

On May 26, 2020, at 2:31 p.m., West District General Patrol members responded to the 900 block of Empress Street for a report of a male armed with a baseball bat acting erratically in the area. The male had then entered a business in the 1300 block of Ellice Avenue.

Upon arrival, officers located the male inside the business and saw he was still armed with the baseball bat but had now doused himself with lighter fluid. The male was agitated, and officers spent approximately 25 minutes attempting to convince the male to put down the weapon but were not successful.

During the incident, the male consumed a substance he stated was methamphetamine and asked officers to shoot him. He also produced a lighter and motioned as if he was going to ignite it.

Soon after, members of the Tactical Support Team arrived and used a less-than-lethal projectile to take the male into custody safely. The male was uninjured but was transported to hospital for reasons related to drug intoxication. Methamphetamine use is believed to have played a role in the incident.

On May 27, 2020, the male was placed under arrest and taken into custody. 

A 31-year-old male of Thunder Bay, Ontario, has been charged with:

- Possession of a Weapon
- Mischief Under $5,000/Obstruct in Enjoyment

He was detained in custody.


Theft – Public Assistance Requested: E20-10364

The Winnipeg Police Service is requesting the public's assistance in locating a handcycle that was stolen from a residential building in the Downtown area overnight between May 13-14, 2020.

The handcycle had been adapted for the owner who has a disability and was kept inside a storage room when unknown suspects broke in and stole it.

Investigators from the Major Crimes Unit are asking anyone who may have knowledge as to the whereabouts of this handcycle to contact them at 204-986-6219 or Crime Stoppers at 204-786-TIPS (8477).


Assault with a Weapon – Investigation: C20-120123

On May 28, 2020, at 3:19 a.m., members of the Winnipeg Police Service responded to the 500 block of Ellice Avenue for a report of a male that had been stabbed. The male had been found lying on the sidewalk by two passersby.

Upon arrival, officers located the 36-year-old victim and began to apply immediate medical treatment, including the use of a tourniquet. The male was transported to hospital in unstable condition but has since been upgraded to stable condition.

No arrests have been made at this time, and members of the Major Crimes Unit are investigating.


Missing Person – Ailyah CAMPBELL: R20*23547

The Winnipeg Police Service is requesting the public’s assistance in locating a missing 13-year-old female, Ailyah Campbell. She was last seen on Tuesday, May 26, 2020 in the Elmwood area of Winnipeg.

Campbell is described as Indigenous in appearance with a medium complexion, 5’2” in height, 104 lbs in weight with a thin build, medium brown hair and brown eyes. She is believed to be wearing white pants, navy blue and red windbreaker, white sandals and carrying a white bag.

Police are concerned for Campbell’s well-being and are asking anyone with information regarding her whereabouts to contact the Winnipeg Police Service’s Missing Persons Unit at 204-986-6250.