March 16, 2021 Media Release

Homicide – Public Assistance Requested: C21-56188

As previously released:

On March 12, 2021, at 4:20 p.m., the Winnipeg Police General Patrol officers responded to the report of a male who had been assaulted in the 400 block of Agnes Street.

Officers located Russel GIBEAULT, 30 of Winnipeg, who had been seriously assaulted within the residence. He was transported to hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries.


Members of the Homicide Unit continued with the investigation and are asking for public assistance in locating Alvin Joseph Glen NELSON, 34, of Winnipeg.


A Canada-wide warrant for Second Degree Murder has been issued for NELSON’s arrest.  

NELSON is described as an Indigenous male, 5’11” in height, with a medium build. He has brown eyes and black medium length hair, with a mustache and goatee. He has a skull with horns tattoo on his left forearm.

The public is cautioned not to approach NELSON. Anyone with information regarding his whereabouts is asked to call 911. Additional information that may assist investigators can be relayed to Homicide Unit investigators at 204-986-6508 or Crime Stoppers at 204-786-TIPS (8477).

Hit and Run – Request for Public Assistance: C21-58269

The Winnipeg Police Service Traffic Division is seeking the public’s assistance in locating a witness to a hit and run involving a pedestrian.

On March 15, 2021, at approximately 10:20 a.m., a vehicle hit and run involving a pedestrian occurred at Ellice Avenue and Home Street, where a 40-year-old female was seriously injured.

The Traffic Division is looking to speak to the passenger of a dark blue caravan type van with “Medical Transport” written in white lettering on the side of the vehicle.

She is believed to be an important witness in this incident.

The investigation is continuing by members of the Traffic Division. Anyone with information regarding the matter is asked to contact investigators at 204-986-7085 or Crime Stoppers at 204-786-TIPS (8477).

Theft Under – Arrest: R20-68040

On December 16, 2020, the Winnipeg Police Service was contacted by a business in the 900 block of Century Street to report what was believed to be the employee theft of used car batteries from this business.

Between July 2020 and October 2020, numerous used car batteries were stolen from this business and subsequently sold at a metal recycling business.

The Winnipeg Police Service Property Crimes Unit continued the investigation. It was revealed that eight theft incidents occurred involving an employee of the used battery business.

The suspect used the company vehicle to transport the stolen batteries to a metal recycling business where they were sold for over $26,000 in cash. None of the proceeds were turned over to the originating used battery business.

On March 15, 2021, a 56-year-old male from Winnipeg was arrested and charged with:

-Theft Under $5,000 x 8.
He was released on an Appearance Notice.

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