March 31, 2021 Media Release

Robbery – Arrests: C21-69085

On March 28, 2021, Winnipeg Police General Patrol Officers began investigating a series of violent incidents that occurred during the morning hours in the area of William Avenue and Sherbrook Street.

The first incident occurred at 7:15 a.m. The victim, a male in his 40s, was walking to work in the lane between Elgin Avenue and William Avenue near Tecumseh Street when he was confronted by three teenage males who threatened to shoot him if he didn't turn over his money. The victim replied that he had no money and started to walk past when he was shoved to the ground and had his sunglasses stolen. Officers in the area quickly responded. They located the victim's sunglasses, but the suspects had left the area. Officers then met the victim at a nearby hospital where he had gone for treatment.

At 8:05 a.m., the same officers responded to a second incident, which they quickly linked to the previous call. This victim, a male in his 30s, was confronted by three teenage males near Tecumseh Street and Ross Avenue. The suspects demanded money and his duffel bag. He explained that he had no money, but the suspects knocked him to the ground and began assaulting him. His duffel bag was stolen but later recovered in the area by officers. The victim was treated for head and upper-body injuries.

The third incident occurred at 7:45 a.m. but was not reported until awhile later. The victim, a female in her 60s, was walking to her car after finishing work. While in the 600 block of Ross Avenue, the victim was confronted by three teenage males. One threatened to shoot her for walking in the area, then made a sexually suggestive comment. An adult male stranger intervened and drove the victim to her parked car, but not before the teens threw objects striking the stranger's truck.

In the fourth incident, the male victim (30s) left a drug store in the 700 block of Sherbrook at 7:45 a.m. when he was approached by three teenage males that began following him. The suspects demanded his money or backpack, which he refused. The victim fled when the suspects threatened to stab him. The victim ran to a residence in the area where he was let in and locked the door. The suspects followed him, and one threw an object through the front window, causing approximately $3,000 damage before fleeing.

At 11:15 a.m., officers located all three suspects in a parking lot in the 600 block of Notre Dame Avenue.  The three suspects, aged 12, 13, and 14 years face charges arising from the noted incidents:
- Robbery x 3
- Assault with Weapon
- Break & Enter & Commit Robbery
- Assault with Weapon
- Mischief Under $5,000
- (one accused – Possess Weapon)

As prescribed by the Criminal Code, all three were released on Undertakings with June 2021 court dates.

Drugs – Arrests: C21-67305

On March 26, 2021, at 1:35 a.m., Winnipeg Police Central District General Patrol officers conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle travelling in the 400 block of Cumberland Avenue. Officers discovered that the driver was wanted on two arrest warrants. A subsequent search of the vehicle located a large quantity of illegal drugs:
- Methamphetamine with an estimated street value of $10,000
- MDMA with an estimated street value of $32,000
- Approximately $1,000 in Canadian currency

Both the driver and the passenger were arrested.

Christopher Bruce STEWART, 43, of Winnipeg, was charged with:
- Possess Scheduled Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking (Methamphetamine)
- Possess Scheduled Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking (MDMA)
- Possess Scheduled Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking
- Possess Proceeds of Crime Under $5,000
- HTA Drive Without Licence
- Warrant of Arrest x 2

He was detained in custody

The 29-year-old female passenger faces the following charges:
- Possess Scheduled Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking (Methamphetamine)
- Possess Scheduled Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking (MDMA)
- Possess Scheduled Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking

She was released on an Undertaking


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