July 29, 2021 Media Release

Graffiti – Public Assistance: C21-169123

The Winnipeg Police Service was contacted regarding several businesses along the southern portion of Pembina Highway vandalized with hateful graffiti between midnight and 4:00 a.m on July 22, 2021. These businesses include the following:

1)         a bank in the 1300 block of Pembina Highway (R21-38983)
2)         a church in the 1700 block of Pembina Highway (C21-169315)
3)         a gift shop in the 1800 block of Pembina Highway (C21-169159)
4)         a cafe in the 1800 block of Pembina Highway (C21-169160)
5)         a supermarket in the 1800 block of Pembina Highway (R21-38639)
6)         a medical centre in the 2000 block of Pembina Highway (C21-169035)
7)         a law firm in the 2100 block of Pembina Highway (C21-169192)
8)         a drugstore in the 2200 block of Pembina Highway (E21-15230)
9)         a medical centre in the 2300 block of Pembina Highway (C21-169138)
10)      a hair salon in the 2800 block of Pembina Highway (E21-15159)

The investigation has been turned over to the Major Crimes Unit, where Hate Crimes investigators are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a male suspect. In addition, if any other businesses were victimized or have relevant video surveillance, they are asked to contact investigators.

The suspect appears to be in his 20’s to 30’s. He is wearing lime green shorts, a plaid shirt, a red and white cap, with a distinct black gym bag slung across his body.

If you have any information, please contact the Major Crimes Unit at 204-986-6219, or anonymously you can leave a tip at Crime Stoppers 204-786-TIPS (8477).

Aggravated Assault – Public Assistance: C21-164785

On July 17, 2021, the Major Crimes Unit arrested five individuals in relation to a serious assault on a 35-year-old victim that took place in the 200 block of Salter Street.

On July 16, 2021, at approximately 2:45 a.m., the Winnipeg Police Service responded to the report of a victim being assaulted by a group of males in the area of Salter Street and Magnus Avenue.

The investigation determined that two adults and one youth were spray-painting gang insignia on a business when an unknown adult male passerby confronted them.

As a result, the passerby was severely assaulted by the three suspects. Two additional suspects, an adult and youth male in the area, joined in on the assault. The group of five kicked and punched the victim until he was unconscious, then dragged his body onto the roadway and continued to assault him. All five suspects fled on foot.

Police located the unconscious victim lying in the roadway with serious injuries. He was transported to hospital in unstable condition and sustained potentially life-altering injuries.

Evan Brian HABING, 21, and Kevin Kashtin WORME, 20, both of Winnipeg, were charged with: aggravated assault, mischief and firearms-related offences. Both were detained in custody.

Two youths, age 14 and 15, of Winnipeg, were charged with aggravated assault, mischief and firearms-related offences and detained in custody.

A fifth suspect, Darren Shayne SWAN, 19, of Winnipeg, has a warrant of arrest for aggravated assault and mischief under $5,000. He is believed to have left Winnipeg and travelled to the Lake St. Martin area of Manitoba.

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

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