January 16, 2022 Media Release

Break and Enters – Arrest: C22-4710

Members of the Major Crimes Unit have charged a male after various stores, restaurants and establishments in Winnipeg were broken into over a 3-month period.

Between October 21, 2021, and January 8, 2022, 16 premises were targeted—including one business that was hit twice. Entry was typically gained by forcing a door or damaging windows, and it is believed that stolen vehicles were used in many of the incidents. In addition, a significant amount of property was stolen during the spree.

On January 14, 2022, at 1:17 a.m., a suspect was located by Central District General Patrol officers and placed under arrest at an apartment block in the 200 block of Young Street.

Kory Keiron Flamand, a 42-year-old male of Winnipeg, has been charged with:

- Break Enter & Theft – Place (x17)
- Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Over $5000

He was detained in custody.

Stolen Vehicle – Arrest: C22-10685

On January 15, 2022, at approximately 6:45 p.m., a Central District Community Support observed a stolen van travelling in the area of Ellice Avenue and Ingersoll Street. Officers attempted to follow the vehicle, but it fled at a high rate of speed.

The van drove dangerously through the St. Matthews neighbourhood—running a red light at St. Matthews Avenue and Arlington Street and failing to stop at a stop sign at St. Matthews Avenue and Maryland Street, where it struck another vehicle.

The driver of the stolen van immediately attempted to flee on foot, but she was quickly taken into custody. The other driver (of the vehicle that had been struck) suffered minor injuries and was tended to by the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service. He did not require transport to a hospital.

A search of the stolen van resulted in the seizure of a knife and a small amount of a substance believed to be methamphetamine. The vehicle had been taken from the Minto neighbourhood overnight between January 12-13, 2022.

Courtney Marie Friesen, a 31-year-old female of Winnipeg, has been charged with:

- Dangerous Operation of a Conveyance
- Flight While Pursued by Peace Officer
- Possession of a Weapon
- Possession of Scheduled Substance – Methamphetamine
- Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Over $5000

She was detained in custody.

Robbery – Arrests: C22-10805

On January 15, 2022, at 10:51 p.m., East District General Patrol members, with the assistance of the K9 Unit, responded to a convenience store in the 1100 block of St. Mary’s Road for a report of a robbery.

Two individuals—a male and a female—had stolen several items from the store. Upon being confronted by an employee, the male brandished a knife (that had been concealed inside his jacket). They both subsequently fled with the stolen property.

A K9 track led officers to a suite at a residential complex in the first 100 block of Hastings Boulevard, where two suspects were taken into custody. A knife was recovered, along with merchandise believed to have been taken from the store.

Members of the Major Crimes Unit continued with the investigation.

Tyrone Jackson Beaulieu, a 26-year-old male of Winnipeg, has been charged with:

- Robbery
- Possession of a Weapon
- Carrying Concealed Weapon Prohibited Device or Ammunition

Alanna Mae Parenteau, a 25-year-old female of Winnipeg, has been charged with:

- Robbery
- Fail to Comply with Condition of Undertaking (x4)

Both were detained in custody.

Assault – Investigation: C22-11109

On January 16, 2022, at 12:36 p.m., members of the Winnipeg Police Service responded to The Forks for a report of an assault.

Upon arrival, officers located an injured adult male who was transported to a hospital in stable condition.

The investigation has led officers to a residential building in the 300 block of Assiniboine Avenue, where two suspects have been taken into custody.

Members of the Major Crimes Unit are continuing with the investigation. No further information is available at this time.

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