November 25, 2021 Media Release

Firearm – Arrests: C21-274639

The Winnipeg Police Service’s Guns & Gangs Unit entered into an investigation regarding the trafficking of illicit drugs in the William Whyte neighbourhood. 

On November 24, 2021, the Guns & Gangs Unit, with the assistance of the Tactical Support Team, executed a search warrant at a residence in the 400 block of Pritchard Avenue. 

As a result of this investigation, two males were taken into custody, and a loaded sawed-off rifle, and ammunition, were seized.

Michael Maurice MENTUCK, 30, and William Garnet LEMAY, 50, of Winnipeg were charged with the following offences:

- Possession of a Firearm Knowing its Possession is Unauthorized
- Possession of a Prohibited or Restricted Firearm with Ammunition
- Possession of Firearm, Restricted/Prohibited Weapon, Ammunition Contrary to Prohibition Order x 2
- Tampering with Serial Number of a Firearm

They were both detained in custody

Homicide – Investigation: C21-275286

On November 24, 2021, at approximately 8:15 p.m., the Winnipeg Police Service responded to the report of an injured male in the 300 block of Mountain Avenue. Upon arrival, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service was already on scene and administering emergency medical care. The victim was transported to hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries.

The Homicide Unit took over the investigation, and the death was determined to be a homicide.

The deceased has been identified as Angus John MAPLE, 40, of Winnipeg.

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/ Break, Enter & Theft – Arrest: C21-274959

On November 24, 2021, the Winnipeg Police Service attended a home improvement store in the 800 block of Leila Avenue and arrested a male for theft. A subsequent search of the accused revealed a handgun, ammunition, and illicit drugs.

The accused was turned over to the Property Crime Unit, where he was identified and charged for numerous locker thefts at fitness establishments between October-November 2021.

Adam Gustave Daniel DELARONDE, 26, of Winnipeg, was charged with 36 firearm, drug and property-related offences. He was detained in custody.

The Winnipeg Police Service would like to remind patrons and employees of fitness establishments to apply an actual lock to secure their belongings inside a locker. Consider only storing a limited amount of essential property in these lockers.

This investigation is continuing by members of the Property Crime Unit. Anyone with information to assist investigators is asked to call the Property Crime Unit at 204-986-4326 or Crime Stoppers at 204-786-TIPS (8477).

Similar property thefts or frauds i.e. stolen credit/debit cards can be reported online:

https://www.winnipeg.ca/police/report/default.stm


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