WINNIPEG – Crime – The City of Winnipeg Police report on progress on several of the investigations that the service is engaged in solving.
Winnipeg Police update on Investigations:
Stolen Vehicle Arrest – C13-038006
On Monday, February 25, 2013 at approximately 10:30 p.m. Winnipeg Police Service members were dispatched to the 1800 block of Ness for the report of a stolen vehicle.
Responding members observed the vehicle in the area of Sturgeon Road and Portage Avenue. The vehicle was followed to the 700 block of David Street where the suspect was seen to stop and flee the vehicle.
The suspect was observed by members of AIR1 who guided officers to the suspect’s location at which time he was taken into custody without incident.
A 27 year old male from Winnipeg has been detained at the Provincial Remand Centre.
Residential Fire – C13-038078
On Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at approximately 12:00 a.m. emergency personnel were dispatched to the 400 block of Anderson Avenue for the report of a working fire.
Damage to a detached garage and contents is estimated at $25,000.00.
No one was injured and the cause of the fire has not yet been determined.
Strong-arm Robbery Arrests – C13-038119
On Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at approximately 1:00 a.m. members of the Winnipeg Police Service were dispatched to the 600 block of Westminster Avenue for the report of a male having been robbed.
Responding officers met with a 48 year old victim who advised that he and a friend had been approached by an unknown male asking for a cigarette. As he was providing the cigarette, three other unknown males approached and proceeded to rob him of his beer and other personal property. All four males then fled on foot.
The victim was not seriously injured.
Due to the quick actions of members of both general patrol and the K9 unit, the four suspects were located a short distance away and taken into custody without incident. All property was recovered.
The investigation is on-going by members of the Division 11 Crime Unit.
The four adult males in custody are facing robbery related charges