January 24, 2022 Media Release

Homicide – Investigation: C22-14511

As previously released by the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service:

On January 20, 2022, at 11:56 p.m., the WFPS responded to reports of a fire in a single-family bungalow in the 1900 block of William Avenue West.

When WFPS crews arrived on scene, they found a well-involved fire, with heavy smoke and flames coming from the home. Initially, an offensive fire attack was launched but due to deteriorating conditions, crews were forced to exit the house and transition to a defensive attack. Once some of the flames were knocked down, they were able to re-enter the structure, declaring the fire under control at 1:14 a.m.

During their search of the structure, crews located one occupant. The individual was declared deceased at the scene. One dog was also located deceased in the house.

The fire remains under investigation.

Update:

The fire is suspicious, and the death is being investigated as a homicide. The deceased has been identified as Brian Robert Scibak, a 61-year-old male of Winnipeg.

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

Homicide – Investigation: C22-16084

On January 23, 2022, at 8:46 a.m., Central District General Patrol units responded to the 400 block of Young Street for a report of a male that had been shot.

Upon arrival, officers located a severely injured male and provided emergency medical care. The male was transported to a hospital in critical condition, where he succumbed to his injuries.

The deceased has been identified as Dustin Curtis Kyle Gibbs, a 28-year-old male of Winnipeg.

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

Carjacking – Arrest: C22:16577

On January 24, 2022, just after 2 a.m., the Winnipeg Police Service responded to a carjacking in the 300 block of Pembina Highway. The victim had momentarily left his vehicle running. When the victim returned to his car, an unknown male was sitting in the driver's seat. The suspect produced a knife threatening the victim, then drove off.

Police spotted the vehicle near Osborne Street and Jubilee Avenue and attempted a traffic stop; however, the vehicle failed to stop and continued to flee at a high rate of speed, disregarding traffic signals. Due to road conditions and the manner of the suspect's driving, police did not continue to pursue the vehicle. 

The suspect vehicle blew through a red light on Portage Avenue and struck an Eastbound truck causing it to spiral and knock down a light standard. The suspect vehicle subsequently crashed into a snowbank, and the driver exited and ran.

With the assistance of a bystander, police located the suspect nearby and took him into custody. He was turned over to the Major Crimes Unit for follow-up. No injuries were reported during this incident.

A 32-year-old male of Winnipeg is facing the following charges:

- Robbery
- Possess Weapon
- Possess Break In Instruments
- Dangerous Operation of a Conveyance
- Flight While Pursued by Peace Officer
- Fail to Stop at Scene of Accident
- Drive Without an Invalid License
- Drive Suspended

He remains in police custody, with his disposition pending.

Robbery with Firearm – Arrest: C22-136

On January 1, 2022, police responded to a fight at a residential New Year's Eve party. Several people were involved in an argument that escalated to a physical melee outside.

The involved parties dispersed, with some retreating to the residence while others ran to a nearby hotel. A second confrontation occurred at the hotel when one female pointed a handgun at a male victim’s face, stole another female victim’s backpack, and fled on foot.

The Major Crimes Unit took over the investigation and later identified the female with the firearm.

On January 24, 2022, General Patrol officers from the West District located the female suspect while dealing with an unrelated matter. She was taken into custody and turned over to Major Crimes.

A 23-year-old female of Winnipeg was charged with:

- Robbery
- Unauthorized Possession of a Prohibited or Restricted Weapon
- Carrying a Concealed Weapon Prohibited Device or Ammunition
- Possession of a Weapon
- Pointing a Firearm
- Careless Use of Firearm, Weapon, Prohibited Device or Ammunition
- use of Firearm During Commission of an Indictable Offence

She was released on an Undertaking (as mandated by the Criminal Code).


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