April 16, 2021 Media Release

Package Thefts – Arrests: C21-82784

On April 14, 2021, at approximately 1:15 p.m., the Winnipeg Police Service was contacted by a resident in the Windsor Park/Niakawa Park neighbourhood who had witnessed a package theft that had just occurred at a nearby residence.

A male and female were observed stealing a package off the front step of a residence in the first 100 block of Fallbrook Bay and drove away. The witness provided a description of the suspects and the vehicle.

A short time later, East District General Patrol officers located the suspects and vehicle in the area of Prince Rupert Avenue and Grey Street.

A male and female were taken into custody, and a subsequent search revealed numerous unopened packages. Also seized was approximately 3 grams of what appeared to be methamphetamine.

The Property Crimes Unit took over the investigation and linked several other doorstep thefts from the Windsor Park/Niakawa neighbourhood to these suspects.

Sage Albert William Talon Spirit YOUNG, 30, of Little Bullhead, Manitoba, was charged with:

- Theft Under $5,000 x 5
- Possess Property Obtained by Crime Under $5,000
- Fail to Comply with Condition of Release Order
- Possess a Scheduled Substance – Methamphetamine

He was detained in custody.

An adult female of Lester Beach, Manitoba, was also charged with:

- Theft Under $5,000 x 4
- Possess Property Obtained by Crime Under $5,000

She was released on an Appearance Notice.

All of the property was recovered and returned to the rightful owners.

The Winnipeg Police Service would like to remind people that when having packages delivered to a residence when no one is available to receive them, consider having them instead delivered to a neighbour, friend or a secure location.

Theft from Mail – Arrest: R21-0016878

In March 2021, Canada Post conducted an internal audit and determined that between January 8, 2021, and February 11, 2021, numerous online consumer purchases had been reported stolen along a particular mail route. The value of these stolen parcels exceeded over $10,000.

Canada Post investigators contacted the Winnipeg Police Service’s Property Crime Unit to report that they believed the theft of these packages was committed by an employee who delivered mail along a route in the Kildonan Meadows area.

On April 7, 2021, the Property Crimes Unit took over the investigation and arrested a male employee of Canada Post at a residence in the Mynarski neighbourhood.

A search warrant was subsequently executed at this residence, where over 100 additional stolen items valued at over $30,000 were recovered. The stolen merchandise included electronics, makeup and clothing, which were still in their original mailed out packages.

Most all of the reported stolen items were able to be returned to their original owners.

A 58-year adult male of Winnipeg was charged with one global charge of Theft from Mail (encompassing 46 events) and released on an Appearance Notice.

The investigation is still ongoing, and further charges may be laid in the future.

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