October 7, 2021 Media Release

Homicide – Arrest: C21-231441

As previously released:

On October 3, 2021, at approximately 11:00 a.m., the Winnipeg Police Service responded to the report of suspicious circumstances at a shared residence in the first 100 block of Prevette Street.

Officers located a deceased male within one of the suites, and the investigation was taken over by the Homicide Unit.

The deceased has been identified as Arnel Deleon ARABE, 63, of Winnipeg.


On October 6, 2021, the Homicide unit arrested an adult female for the murder of Arnel Deleon ARABE. It is believed that KEEPER and the deceased were previously known to each other.

Skylynn Autumn Elizabeth KEEPER, 20, of Winnipeg, has been charged with Second Degree Murder and detained in custody.

This investigation is continuing by members of the Homicide Unit. Anyone with information to assist investigators is asked to call the Homicide Unit at 204-986-6508 or Crime Stoppers at 204-786-TIPS (8477).

Firearm & Drugs - Arrest: C21-233990

The Winnipeg Police Service’s Guns & Gangs Unit entered into a firearms and drugs investigation.

On October 6, 2021, at approximately 11:00 a.m., police conducted a traffic stop on a taxicab in the area of Stafford Street and Warsaw Avenue. An adult male was taken into custody, and the following items were seized:

- a Glock 17, 9mm handgun with obliterated serial number
- extended magazine full of compatible ammunition
- 1 ounce of fentanyl (estimated street value $3,000)
- 1 ounce of cocaine (estimated street value $1,500)
- 1 ounce of methamphetamine (estimated street value $600)
- 4.8 grams of crack cocaine (estimated street value $480)
- 500 x 5 gram Percocet pills (estimated street value $10,000)
- drug paraphernalia
- $2,990 in Canadian currency
- identity documents

Samy YEBEYO, 19, of Calgary, Alberta, was charged with the following 21 offences and an outstanding warrant:

- Possession of a Firearm Knowing its Possession is Unauthorized
- Possession of a Loaded Prohibited or Restricted Firearm
- Possession of a Firearm, Restricted/Prohibited Weapon or Ammunition contrary to Prohibition Order
- Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm in Motor Vehicle
- Tampering with Serial Number of a Firearm
- Unauthorized Possession of a Prohibited Device or Ammunition
- Possession of Proceeds of Property Obtained by Crime Under $5,000
- Possession of a Scheduled Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking x 4
- Fraud Under $5,000
- Possession of a Forged Document with Intent x 3
- Fail to Comply with Condition of Release Order x 6
- Warrant: Fail to Comply Undertaking x3, Fail to Comply Sentence x 2

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