May 3, 2021 Media Release

Robbery with a Firearm – Investigation: C21-96951

On May 1, 2021, at approximately 7:45 p.m., West District officers responded to a report of four youths who had been robbed with a firearm outside a community centre in the Tuxedo neighbourhood.

The four youths were creating videos on their phone when confronted by a group of five unknown suspects who demanded their property.

One of the male suspects lifted his shirt and pointed to a gun tucked in his waistband, while another male brandished a can of what was described as pepper spray. They stole their personal property and fled on foot.

The victims immediately ran to safety at a nearby store and contacted their parents. No physical injuries were reported. Officers subsequently met with the victims, who provided descriptions of the suspects with the firearm and pepper spray.

Suspect #1 with the firearm is described as a male who is approximately 20 years old, 6’2” in height, thicker build, Indigenous in appearance, with long hair in braids or dreadlocks. The firearm was described as a handgun with a black grip.

Suspect #2 with the pepper spray is described as a male who is approximately 20 years old, 5’7” to 5’8” in height, thinner build, Indigenous in appearance, with a bowl/undercut hairstyle.

No arrests have been made at this time, and the Major Crimes Unit will be following up with this investigation.

Anyone with information regarding this matter is asked to contact investigators in the Major Crimes Unit at 204-986-6219 or Crime Stoppers at 204-786-TIPS (8477).

Firearm & Drug Offences – Arrests: C21-89046

During the morning of May 2, 2021, members of the Guns & Gangs Unit, with the assistance of the Tactical Support Team and other officers, executed several search warrants at four locations in Winnipeg. Two of the locations were at a hotel in the Exchange District area. The other two locations were at a residence in the Norberry neighbourhood and a storage locker in the Inkster Industrial Park.

Several people were taken into custody, and a number of items were seized, including the following:

- $8,387 in Canadian currency
- Approximately 668 grams of methamphetamine
- Approximately 9 grams of cocaine
- A 12-gauge shotgun loaded with four shells
- 20 additional 12-gauge shotgun shells
- A conducted energy weapon capable of firing projectiles
- Scales
- Mobile phones
- Score sheets
- Packaging materials

Trevor Courtney Roesler, a 36-year-old male of Winnipeg, has been charged with:

- Possession of a Scheduled Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking – Cocaine
- Possession of a Scheduled Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking – Methamphetamine
- Possession of Proceeds of Property Obtained by Crime Over $5000
- Possession of a Prohibited Device or Ammunition Knowing its Possession is Unauthorized
- Possession of a Firearm Knowing its Possession is Unauthorized
- Possession of Firearm, Restricted/Prohibited Weapon or Ammunition Contrary to Prohibition Order (x3)
- Tampering with Serial Number of a Firearm
- Operation of a Conveyance While Prohibited by Order Under Criminal Code
- Fail to Comply with Condition of Release Order

He was also processed on four outstanding arrest warrants for charges that include:

- Fail to Comply with Probation Order (x3)
- Fail to Comply with Condition of Release Order

Adam Albert Laforrest, a 33-year-old male of Winnipeg, has been charged with:

- Possession of a Prohibited Device or Ammunition Knowing its Possession is Unauthorized
- Possession of a Firearm Knowing its Possession is Unauthorized
- Possession of Firearm, Restricted/Prohibited Weapon or Ammunition Contrary to Prohibition Order (x2)
- Tampering with Serial Number of a Firearm

He was also processed on a warrant for the suspension of his parole/statutory release.

Roesler and Laforrest were detained in custody.

A 28-year-old female of Winnipeg faces charges of:

- Possession of a Scheduled Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking – Cocaine
- Possession of a Scheduled Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking – Methamphetamine
- Possession of Proceeds of Property Obtained by Crime Over $5000
- Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm
- Tampering with Serial Number of a Firearm
- Unauthorized Possession of a Prohibited or Restricted Weapon

A 30-year-old female of Teulon faces charges of:

- Tampering with Serial Number of a Firearm
- Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm

They were both released on Appearance Notices (as mandated by the Criminal Code).

Assault Police Officer – Arrest: C21-97577

On May 2, 2021, at approximately 3:30 p.m., a Central District General Patrol unit was patrolling near Main Street and William Avenue when they observed a lone male inside the bus shelter with a syringe. Several people were waiting outside in the rain and appeared afraid to enter due to the male’s behaviour.

The police unit stopped and attempted to speak with the male; however he pointed the syringe (with a hypodermic needle in place) towards them and became aggressive. The male was asked to drop the syringe but subsequently attacked officers, and a struggle ensued.

The male then stabbed one of the officers with the hypodermic needle, which contained an unknown substance.

A conducted energy weapon (“Taser”) was used, which was unsuccessful at first, and the male attempted to disarm the officer of the device. After a continued struggle, the CEW was utilized again, allowing officers to take the male into custody safely.

The officer that was stabbed with the hypodermic needle later sought medical attention.

Tyler Joseph Myerion, a 27-year-old male of Winnipeg, has been charged with:

- Assault a Peace Officer with a Weapon (x2)
- Assault a Peace Officer (x2)
- Resist Peace Officer
- Disarming a Peace Officer

He was detained in custody.


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