October 26, 2021 Media Release

Robbery – Public Assistance: C21-222899/222804

On October 23, 2021, the Winnipeg Police Service responded to a robbery and an attempted robbery of two victims seated inside their vehicles. Both victims were sprayed with a substance believed to be bear spray or something similar.

The first incident occurred at approximately 4:30 p.m. near Main Street and Sutherland Avenue. An adult female was in her parked vehicle in the 700 block of Main Street when an unknown adult male approached her open window and asked for a cigarette. The victim looked down to search for a cigarette and was sprayed in the face upon lifting her head. The suspect then fled on foot.

A few minutes later, the second incident occurred at Higgins/Main. The same suspect approached the passenger side of a vehicle that stopped for a traffic light. The suspect reached in through the partially opened window and grabbed a purse sitting on the seat. As the female driver tried to close the window, he sprayed her in the face and fled on foot.

The Major Crimes Unit has taken over the investigation and has obtained a video of the suspect involved in these assaults. Investigators are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying this suspect.

He is described as an adult male with arm and upper body tattoos; he was wearing a baseball cap and carrying a backpack. He walks with a distinct gait and is seen smoking.

https://youtu.be/vVSYBtzhQ5Q

Anyone with information to assist investigators is asked to call the Major Crimes Unit at 204-986-6219 or Crime Stoppers at 204-786-TIPS (8477).

Community Notification

The Manitoba Integrated High Risk Sex Offender Unit (MIHRSOU) is a joint forces unit of the Winnipeg Police Service and the RCMP. MIHRSOU today provides information regarding Carlo Ryan CLARKE, 40 years of age, a convicted sex offender considered high risk to re-offend in a sexual/violent manner against all males, both children and adults.

CLARKE was released from Headingley Correctional Centre, Manitoba after serving a sentence for failing to comply conditions of a Sec 810.2 Recognizance Order. He was convicted on October 25, 2021 and received a sentence of time served (60 days pre-trial custody credit).

CLARKE was released on October 25, 2021.

CLARKE is expected to reside in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

CLARKE has a history of violent sexual offending. He is considered high risk to re-offend in a sexual manner. All males, children and adults are at risk.

Background information:

Carlo Ryan CLARKE is a 40 year-old male with a criminal record for sexual assault.

CLARKE was convicted on October 25, 2021 for failing to comply conditions of a Sec 810.2 Recognizance Order.  CLARKE received a sentence of time served (60 days pre-trial custody credit).

CLARKE was also convicted in April 2015 for sexually assaulting a vulnerable 20 year old male. CLARKE received a sentence of 5 years (in addition to pre-trial custody credit of 1 year). CLARKE committed that offence while on probation for sexual assault.

CLARKE was also convicted in October 2011 for sexual assaulting a 15 year old male. He received a 2 year less one day Conditional Sentence followed by 3 years probation.

Further, CLARKE was convicted in March 2000 of sexually assaulting a 13 year old vulnerable male and received a 6 month Conditional Sentence followed by 3 years probation.

CLARKE was released on October 25, 2021.

Upon release, CLARKE will be subject to a lifetime order which prohibits him from:
(a) attending a public park or public swimming area where persons under the age of 16 years are present or can reasonably be expected to be present, or a daycare centre, school ground, playground or community centre;
(b) seeking, obtaining or continuing any employment, whether or not the employment is remunerated, or becoming or being a volunteer in a capacity, that involves being in a position of trust or authority towards persons under the age of 16 years; and
(c) having any contact with a person who is under the age of 16 years, unless he does so under the supervision of a person whom the court considers appropriate.

CLARKE will also be subject to a two-year supervised probation order, expiring October 24, 2023, and a lifetime weapon prohibition order.

CLARKE is considered high risk to re-offend in a sexual manner against males, both children and adults.

CLARKE is expected to take up residence in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

This information is provided to enable members of the public to take suitable measures to protect themselves.  Any form of vigilante activity or other unreasonable conduct directed at Mr. CLARKE will not be tolerated.

If you have information about Mr. CLARKE, please call the Manitoba Integrated High Risk Sex Offender Unit at (431) 489-8056.  You may also contact the Winnipeg Police Service at (204) 986-6222, your local RCMP Detachment, or Manitoba Crime Stoppers at (204)786-8477 or toll free at 1-800-222-8477.

This information is also displayed on the Manitoba Justice Sex Offender Website: www.gov.mb.ca/justice/notification
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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