August 25, 2021 Media Release

Arrest Warrant Executed: R21-26929

On August 24, 2021, members of the Public Safety Investigation Unit of Manitoba Justice and officers from the WPS Central District were in the vicinity of Portage Avenue and St. Mary Avenue at the scene of an anti-mask rally. Officers observed a male known to be the subject of an arrest warrant obtained by Manitoba Justice.

Christopher SACCOCCIA, 38, was arrested at the scene on the strength of the warrant.  
He was released after a bail hearing on a Release Order.

The Arrest Warrant was issued based on the following:

In January 2021, the accused contravened the Self-isolation Order for persons entering Manitoba authorized under the Public Health Act by failing to self-isolate upon his arrival into Manitoba.

In April 2021, the accused contravened the gathering Order by participating in a gathering of more than ten persons at an outdoor public place.

The Public Safety Investigation Unit of Manitoba Justice subsequently submitted the accused Christopher SACCOCCIA for an arrest Warrant.

In May 2021, an endorsed Warrant was issued for the arrest of Saccoccia for contravention of the Public Health Act.

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