July 15, 2020 Media Release

Internet Child Luring- Arrest- R20-32975

On June 25, 2020, Members of the Winnipeg Police Service Internet Child Exploitation Unit became involved in an investigation of internet luring involving a Child under the age of 14. 

A 29-year-old Winnipeg man posing as a 14-year-old boy contacted the victim for approximately a month before the parents of the victim learned of the conversation, at which point they contacted Police.

On July 14, 2020, Members of the Winnipeg Police ICE Unit conducted an undercover investigation leading to the arrest of Kenneth Dale EMERSON, a 29-year-old male from Winnipeg, MB.

He has been charged with:

- Adult Luring a Person Under 16 years of age by Means of Telecommunication (x2)

He has been released on a Recognizance (as outlined by the Criminal Code).

Information or tips regarding the online sexual exploitation of children can be obtained at https://www.cybertip.ca/.

Sirens for Life - July 2020

Join the Sirens for Life Challenge. Canadian Blood Services. Book now to donate at blood.ca

Emergency services workers often see the need for blood firsthand—just one patient with internal bleeding may need up to eight blood donors to help save their life.

The Winnipeg Police Service will be adopting the Winnipeg Donor Centre from July 20 – 25 to ensure patients receive the blood they need through the Sirens for Life summer blood donor drive.

Across Canada, an average of only 4% of Canadians donate blood, and in Winnipeg, that number is even lower, at 2.6%. With the help of community members, emergency services workers hope to top up Canada’s blood supply.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service and STARS Air Ambulance are also adopting the Winnipeg Donor Center during the Sirens for Life campaign, which runs for the month of July 2020.

To limit the potential spread of COVID-19, currently, only those with appointments will be allowed to enter the donor centres. Donors are now being screened for potential exposure to COVID-19 before entering, along with a new set of screening questions, and temperature reading prior to donation. Once donors pass this additional screening, a mask will be supplied and must be worn through the remainder of the donation process.

Anyone wishing to participate in the Blood Challenge is requested to contact Canadian Blood Services at (1-888-2-DONATE) 1-838-236-6283 or at https://www.blood.ca to book your appointment.

When you donate at the donor centre, please indicate that you are participating in the 2020 Sirens for Life Blood Challenge to be counted.

Every minute of every day, someone in Canada needs blood. Let’s do our part in ensuring an adequate supply of blood is available to all citizens by donating today.

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