WINNIPEG – NEWS – The Winnipeg Police Service is reporting on several incidents where officers were engaged in the investigation of the offences, and in making arrests.
In the first instance, Police was able to make speedy work due to a combination of the Police Service Air 1 along with the k-9 Unit.
Commercial Robbery – Arrests: C18-233198
On October 22, 2018, at approximately 2:15 a.m., Winnipeg Police received a report of a commercial robbery that had just occurred at a convenience store located in the 1200 block of Jefferson Avenue. 2 female suspects, one armed with a knife, had robbed the lone clerk of cash and cigarettes. The suspects fled the store on foot.
AIR1, K9 and general patrol units responded. AIR1 was able to locate both suspects and with the assistance of the K9 unit, they were tracked to the 700 block of Sheppard St. where they were arrested.
Eliza Marie BERRENS, 22, was charged with Robbery and Wear Disguise with Intent.
Evelyn Blanche BEARDY, 44, was charged with Robbery, Possess Weapon, Carry Concealed Weapon and Wear Disguise with Intent.
They were both detained in custody.
Drug Investigation – Arrests: R18-63396
In September 2018, officers from the Winnipeg Police Service Street Crime Unit entered into an investigation regarding a suspected ‘dial-a-dealer’.
On October 20, 2018, investigators arrested a 46-year-old female. She was found to be in possession of crack cocaine rocks with an estimated street value (ESV) of $325, Percocet pills, ESV $64 and $685 in currency.
She was charged with the following offences and released on a Promise to Appear:
– CDSA 5(1) Trafficking a Controlled Substance (crack cocaine)
– CDSA 5(2) Possess for the Purpose of Trafficking (crack cocaine)
– CDSA 4(1) Possession of a Controlled Substance (Percocet)
– Possess Proceeds of Crime
Also on October 20, 2018, a search warrant was executed with the assistance of the Tactical Support Team on a residence located in the 900 block of Redwood Avenue.
Officers seized crack cocaine with an ESV of $1,700, powder cocaine with an ESV of $12,800, $1,655 in cash, cell phones and a 12-gauge shotgun with a sawed-off stock.
Five adults, 2 males and 3 females ranging in age from 20 to 47 years were taken into custody.
They were charged with drug trafficking, proceeds of crime and firearms-related offences.
Drug Investigation – Arrests: C18-233368
On October 22, 2018, members of the Winnipeg Police Street Crime Unit entered into an investigation into a drug trafficking operation at a hotel located on Wellington Ave.
At approximately 1:10 p.m. officers arrested a male suspect as he was leaving the hotel. At the time of his arrest the suspect male was found to be in possession of 8 grams of heroin (ESV $3200), 22 grams of cocaine (ESV $1200) and 279 grams of methamphetamine (ESV $8750), $15,560 in cash and an operational conducted energy weapon (Taser). A search of the hotel room located instruments used to cook cocaine powder into crack cocaine.
Chad Corry DUCHARME, 43, has been charged with:
– CDSA 7(1) Produce a Scheduled Substance
– CDSA 5(2) Possess a Scheduled Substance for the purpose of Trafficking (Methamphetamine)
– CDSA 5(2) Possess a Scheduled Substance for the purpose of Trafficking (Heroin)
– CDSA 5(2) Possess a Scheduled Substance for the purpose of Trafficking (Cocaine)
– Possess Weapon
– Possess Prohibited Weapon
– Possess Proceeds of Crime Over $5000
– Possess Property Obtained by Crime Under $5000
– Possess Restricted Weapon x 2
He was detained in custody.
Also arrested in connection with this investigation was a 32-year-old female.
Leanna Marie KALTENTHALER was charged with:
-CDSA 4(1) Possession of a Scheduled Substance (Heroin)
-Fail to Comply with Conditions
She was detained in custody.
None of the charges have been proven in court.