June 25, 2020 Media Release

Suspicious Person – Investigation: C20-145637

The Winnipeg Police Service is investigating an incident where an older male is believed to have offered four young females (between 3-12 years) cigarettes, asked them where they lived and may have followed them.

On June 23, 2020, at approximately 4:00 p.m., the girls had been playing at a playground after-hours at Mulvey School in the Wolseley neighbourhood when the male approached them. He was later confronted by a parent and left the area.

The male is described as being white, 60 to 70 years old, having a slim build, “shaggy” grey hair, and a white moustache with stubble. He was wearing a grey long-sleeved shirt, black pants and black shoes with sunglasses on his head.

This investigation is continuing by members of the Child Abuse Unit. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact investigators at either 204-986-6868 or Crime Stoppers at 204-786-TIPS (8477).

Indecent Act – Arrest: C20-146805

On June 24, 2020, at 11:48 p.m., a Central District General Patrol unit was in the area of York Avenue and Israel Asper Way when they were flagged down by three young females (between 12-14 years).

The girls informed officers that a male had just exposed himself and complimented them at the nearby ‘The Plaza at The Forks’ skatepark. They then pointed out a suspect to attempted to walk away from officers but was taken into custody.

A 24-year-old male of Winnipeg has been charged with:

- Indecent Act

He was detained in custody.

The male’s name is not being released at this time, as it is believed there may be other witnesses to the incident.

Assault with a Weapon – Public Assistance Requested: C20-136793

On June 13, 2020, at approximately 1:40 a.m., a 32-year-old male victim was walking down a back lane in the 100 block of Smithfield Avenue when he was approached from behind by a male suspect armed with a knife. The suspect proceeded to stab the victim several times.

The victim made his way to a nearby inn/bar where he collapsed, and police were contacted. He was subsequently transported to hospital in unstable condition.

Members of the Major Crimes Unit continued with the investigation and are requesting the public’s help with identifying a person of interest captured on video surveillance in the area.

The male is described as Indigenous in appearance, 20 to 22 years old and was wearing a distinct grey striped sweater. Investigators have not identified a motive at this time, and it is believed the suspect and victim were unknown to each other.

Anyone that knows the identity of this male is asked to contact the Major Crimes Unit at 204-986-6219 or Crime Stoppers at 204-786-TIPS (8477).

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
E-mail: WPS-PIO@winnipeg.ca