August 4, 2021 Media Release

Assault with Firearm – Investigation: C21-174944

On July 28, 2021, just before 4:00 a.m., the Winnipeg Police Service responded to the report of an online food delivery driver who had been shot at while in his vehicle in the Westend neighbourhood.

The delivery vehicle was driving away after delivering food to a residence near St. Matthews Avenue and Toronto Street. An unknown SUV occupied by a male driver and female passenger blocked his exit on the road. The male suspect pointed a gun at the delivery driver, who quickly reversed and managed to escape. The suspect vehicle caught up and shot one round at the delivery driver, then drove off.

Police located the 35-year-old male victim in the 700 block of Portage Avenue. His window had been shattered causing him to be injured. He was transported to hospital in stable condition.

No suspects have been arrested.

  • The driver is described as a white male, wearing a baseball cap and clear eyeglasses. He has brown hair and was wearing a grey t-shirt.
  • The firearm was described as a .22 calibre rifle or similar.
  • The female passenger is described as having dark-coloured skin.
  • The SUV was described as silver in colour

This investigation is continuing by members of the Major Crimes Unit. Anyone with information that may assist investigators is asked to call the Major Crimes Unit at 204-986-6219 or Crime Stoppers at 204-786-TIPS (8477).

Assault with Firearm – Investigation: C21-179379

On August 2, 2021, at approximately 2:15 a.m., the Winnipeg Police Service responded to several reports of shots heard in the River Avenue and Osborne Street neighbourhood.

A female driver and a male passenger were driving near River Avenue and Bryce Street when two unknown male suspects, one armed with a shotgun, shot at their vehicle several times. Shotgun pellets struck and injured the male passenger but missed the driver. The suspects were believed to have fled on bicycles. The 33-year-old victim was conveyed to the hospital, where he was treated and subsequently released, and police were notified.

Officers located the scene where several parked vehicles had also sustained damage from the gunshots.

No arrests have been made.

  • The suspect with the firearm is described as a male in his 20’s-30’s, with a thin build, and is approximately 5’10” to 6’0” in height. He was wearing a white hoodie with a black neck warmer or face covering.
  • The second suspect is described as a male wearing all dark clothing and a baseball cap.

This investigation is continuing by members of the Major Crimes Unit. Anyone with information that may assist investigators is asked to call the Major Crimes Unit at 204-986-6219 or Crime Stoppers at 204-786-TIPS (8477).

Drug Trafficking – Arrests: C21-177815

On the morning of July 31, 2021, the Guns and Gangs Unit executed a Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (CDSA) search warrant with the assistance of the Tactical Support Team and General Patrol officers at a residence in the 100 block of Cathedral Avenue.

 Three adult residents were taken into custody, and the following items were seized:

- 1.7 ounces of Cocaine (estimated street value $2,500)
- 2.62 grams of Methamphetamine (estimated street value $150)
- 96 Percocet pills (estimated street value $2,000)
- $7,585 in Canadian currency
- drug paraphernalia and packaging materials
- body armour
- two mountain bikes

Michael Scott KOLBA, 37, of Winnipeg, was charged with the following offences and detained in custody.

- Produce Item for Use in Production or Trafficking a Scheduled Substance
- Possession of a Scheduled Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking
- Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Under $5,000
- Possess body armour without a valid permit
- Possession of Proceeds of Property Obtained by Crime Over $5,000

Emmanuel Wayne LAMBERT, 55, of Winnipeg, was charged with the following offences and detained in custody.

- Produce Item for Use in Production or Trafficking a Scheduled Substance
- Possession of a Scheduled Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking
- Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Under $5,000
- Possess body armour without a valid permit
- Possession of a Scheduled Substance- Methamphetamine
- Possession of Proceeds of Property Obtained by Crime Over $5,000

A 26-year-old female of Winnipeg is facing the following charges. She was released on an Undertaking as mandated per the Criminal Code.

- Produce a Scheduled Substance
- Possession of a Scheduled Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking
- Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Under $5,000
- Possess body armour without a valid permit
- Possession of Proceeds of Property Obtained by Crime Over $5,000

Project Return

In the past year, The Winnipeg Police Service received a total of 6905 missing person reports.

On average, 575 reports of missing persons are received monthly.

On Wednesday, July 28, 2021, there were a total of 40 youths (aged 18 & under) outstanding as reported missing.

On this same date, the Winnipeg Police Service's Counter Exploitation/ Missing Person's Unit, in partnership with Outreach Workers from the Community in Winnipeg, including;   StreetReach, Winnipeg Outreach Network (WON), Ndinawe, Mama Wi Chi Itata, Resource Assistance for Youth (RAY) and the Bear Clan Patrol Inc. initiated a joint Project Return.  The aim is to protect youth within our city who are at a high risk of being sexually exploited and locate those reported missing.

The results of Project Return are:

  • 25 reported missing, and at-risk youths were located. 8 were transported to a place of safety.
  • 28 locations known to be frequented by high-risk missing youths were checked.
  • 10 males between the ages of 27 & 93 were arrested for Obtaining Sexual Services for Consideration.
  • 7 Vehicles were seized under the Highway Traffic Act for Prostitution offences.
  • 2 Crime Prevention through Social Development (CPTSD) contacts were made to identify and assist those involved in sexual exploitation

As part of the project, members of the Missing Persons Unit joined in a walk with the Junior Bear Clan Patrol West Broadway to search for missing persons and assist those vulnerable in that area. WPS was grateful to see the large turnout of youth participants at this event.

Our commitment to locating missing youths and assisting those at risk of sexual exploitation in the community will continue.

Robbery with Firearm – Arrest: C21-96951

Update:

On August 3, 2021, at approximately 11:30 p.m., the West District  Community Support Unit located and arrested Gordan Eaglebear LUCAS on the strength of two outstanding warrants in the 200 block of Edgeland Boulevard. He was turned over to the Major Crimes Unit as the investigation continues.

The Winnipeg Police Service would like to thank the community for their assistance.

Gordan Eaglebear LUCAS, 20, of Winnipeg, was charged with the following offences and detained in custody.

- Robbery x 2
- Possession of a Weapon
- Carrying a Concealed Weapon
- Prohibited Device or Ammunition
- Fail to Comply with Probation Order


As previously released: Public Assistance Requested

Members of the Major Crimes Unit are asking the public for their assistance with locating Gordan Eaglebear LUCAS, a 20-year-old male who is wanted for a robbery involving a firearm in the Tuxedo neighbourhood.

On May 1, 2021, at approximately 7:45 p.m., the Winnipeg Police Service responded to a robbery of four youths outside a community centre in the Tuxedo neighbourhood. A group of unknown suspects in their late teens/twenties approached the youths demanding their property.

One of the males gestured to a gun tucked in his waistband, while a second male brandished a can of what was described as pepper spray. They stole their property and fled on foot. None of the victims were physically injured during this incident.

Gordan Eaglebear LUCAS is described as 6’3” in height, with a heavy build and a bowl cut/undercut hairstyle.

A warrant for arrest has been issued for the following offences:
- Robbery x2
- Possess Weapon
- Carrying Concealed Wapon Prohibited Device or Ammunition
- Fail to Comply with Probation Order

LUCAS is considered to be armed and dangerous. The public is cautioned not to approach him. Anyone with information regarding his whereabouts is asked to call 911.

Additional information that may assist investigators can be relayed to Major Crimes Unit investigators 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