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July 8, 2022 – Media Release – Winnipeg Police Service – City of Winnipeg



Pursuit/Carjacking – Investigation: C22-149606

On July 6, 2022, at approximately 7:15 p.m., members of the East District Community Support Unit were patrolling near Des Meurons/Goulet when they observed a vehicle listed as stolen being driven by a female westbound on Goulet Street.

The driver took off at a high rate of speed towards Downtown. A short pursuit ensued and was aborted due to the suspect’s manner of driving. The suspect vehicle collided with another vehicle on the Queen Elizabeth Bridge and continued speeding away into St. Boniface. The other vehicle was damaged, but the occupants were not injured. 

Once in the 600 block of Archibald, the suspects (an adult male and female) bailed out of the stolen vehicle and jumped into a second vehicle that had been previously stolen. Police observed the suspects driving the second stolen vehicle, and a subsequent pursuit occurred. The pursuit was aborted quickly when the vehicle began driving the wrong way down Marion Street at a high rate of speed, nearly missing oncoming traffic.

At approximately 7:45 p.m., police units were notified that a carjacking had just occurred at a church parking lot in the 300 block of Munroe Avenue. The elderly victim in her seventies was pulled from her rental vehicle by the same suspects. They drove off in the third stolen vehicle with the victim’s purse. Her credit card was later used at a convenience store. The victim was treated for minor injuries.

Police searched the area, but the suspects were not located.

This investigation is continuing. Anyone with information is asked to call the Major Crimes Unit at 204-986-6219.

Firearm/Drugs – Arrest: C22-150310

On July 7, 2022, at approximately 12:00 p.m., members of the North District Community Support Unit were actively searching for an individual with an outstanding warrant and firearms-related conditions. Police observed this male while patrolling in the 400 block of Redwood Avenue.

As police approached the male, he made comments about a firearm possibly in his possession.

Police took him into custody, and a search revealed the following items:

  • a loaded 9 mm handgun
  • compatible ammunition
  • 19 grams of fentanyl (estimated street value of $3,000)
  • 193 grams of methamphetamine (estimated street value of $9,500)
  • 77 grams of cocaine (estimated street value of $7,700)
  • approximately $4000 Canadian currency
  • $50 U.S. currency

Steven Raymond JOHNSTON (28) of Winnipeg has been charged with the following offences:

  • Possess Firearm Knowing its Possession is Unauthorized
  • Possess a Loaded Prohibited or Restricted Firearm
  • Carrying Concealed Weapon Prohibited Device or Ammunition
  • Possession of Firearm Contrary to Prohibition Order x 2
  • Fail to Comply Condition of Release Order x 2
  • Fail to Comply with Probation Order
  • Possession of a Scheduled Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking – Methamphetamine
  • Possession of a Scheduled Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking – Cocaine
  • Possession of a Scheduled Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking
  • Possess Proceeds of Property Obtained by Crime Under $5,000
  • Warrant (Fail to Comply Release Order x 5)

He was detained in custody.

Homicide – Arrest: C22- 79438


The Winnipeg Police Service Homicide Unit continued to investigate the murder of Ira DISBROWE on April 18, 2022. 

On July 6, 2022, Homicide investigators attended the Women’s Correctional Centre in Headingley and arrested 43-year-old Samantha Lee BRUYERE of Winnipeg for the murder of DISBROWE (she was already in custody on unrelated charges).

BRUYERE was charged with Second Degree Murder and remains in custody. 

As previously released:

The Winnipeg Police Service issued a media release about a homicide on April 18, 2022, in the 700 block of Sargent Avenue due to a shooting.

The deceased has now been identified as Ira Hayes DISBROWE, a 26-year-old male of Winnipeg.

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Netflix is not in deep trouble. It's becoming a media company – CNN



New York (CNN Business)Netflix has had a terrible 2022. In April, it said it lost subscribers for the first time since 2011. Its stock has tumbled more than 60% so far this year.

Yet its recent struggles may not be the start of a downward spiral or the beginning of the end for the streaming giant. Rather, it’s a sign that Netflix is becoming a more traditional media company.
Netflix (NFLX) was originally valued as a Big Tech company, part of the Wall Street acronym, “FAANG,” which stood for Facebook (FB), Apple (AAPL), Amazon (AMZN), Netflix and Google (GOOG). Wall Street once valued the company at about $300 billion — a number on par with many Big Tech companies that Netflix’s business model ultimately couldn’t live up to.
“I think Netflix was extremely overvalued,” Julia Alexander, director of strategy at Parrot Analytics, told CNN Business. “Unlike those companies that have different tentacles, Netflix does not have a lot of tentacles.”
But Netflix was never really a tech company.
Yes, it relied on subscriber growth like many companies in the tech world, but its subscriber growth was built on having films and TV shows that people wanted to watch and pay for. That’s more a like a studio in Hollywood than a tech company in Silicon Valley.
Netflix looked a lot more like a tech company than, say, Disney, Comcast, Paramount or CNN parent company Warner Bros. Discovery. But as those traditional media companies start to look a lot more like Netflix, Netflix in turn is starting to take page out of its rivals’ playbooks: It’s going to start serving ads and it has been releasing some shows over the course of weeks and months rather than all at once.
Netflix has said that its cheaper ad tier and clampdown on password sharing may come next year. It’s partnering with Microsoft (MSFT) for its ad business.
“I think in many ways the moves Netflix are making suggest a transition from tech company to media company,” Andrew Hare, a senior vice president of research at Magid, told CNN Business. “With the introduction of ads, crackdown on password sharing, marquee shows like ‘Stranger Things’ experimenting with a staggered release, we are seeing Netflix looking more like a traditional media company every day.”
Hare added that Netflix’s former business strategy, which was “once sacrosanct is now being thrown out the window.”
“Netflix once forced Hollywood deeply out of its comfort zone. They brought streaming to the American living room,” he said. “Now it appears some more conventional practices could be what Netflix needs.”
At Netflix right now, “a lot of these strategic moves are being made as they mature and move into the next phase as a company,” noted Hare. That includes focusing on cash flow and revenue rather than just growth.
“In other words, old school business,” he said.
— CNN Business’ Moss Cohen contributed to this report.

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City of Brandon – August 7th Media Release – City of Brandon –



For the last 24 hours:

Drinking in Public Leads to Multiple Criminal Charges:

At about 11:40 AM Saturday morning, it was reported that a male subject was acting bizarrely in and around the 700 block Rosser Ave.  When located in the area, the 21 year-old was drinking an alcoholic beverage so was detained under the LGCCA.  He was subsequently found to be in breach of multiple conditions of two separate Probation Orders.  Search incident to arrest revealed a machete in his backpack.  He disclosed taking an unknown quantity of unknown pills, so was released on appropriate police imposed conditions as he was receiving medical assessment and treatment.  He is to appear in Court on October 3rd, facing one count of possessing a weapon and six counts of failing to comply with a Probation Order.

Break & Enters:

An unlocked attached residential garage on Falcon Crescent was entered overnight on Friday and tools were stolen.  Some of those were recovered strewn across neighbouring property.

A resident in the 300 block 27th Street reported that the detached garage had been forcibly entered overnight Thursday – Friday.  The complainant was unsure if anything had been stolen but the walk-through door frame had been damaged during the incident.

Theft With Threat:

At about 3:50 PM Saturday afternoon, it was reported that a resident in the 700 block 20th Street had been robbed of a bicycle approx. 20 minutes prior, while in his back yard.  Police attended and spoke with the victim who related that an unknown male came into his back yard and stole an old bicycle of no value, and brandished a knife while doing so. The suspect left without further incident.  The suspect was described as Indigenous in appearance, 6’5”, skinny, wearing a blue hoodie, black bandana and hat.  The knife was pulled from the front right pants’ pocket.

Arrest Warrants:

A 28 year-old female was encountered in the 700 block 18th Street Saturday evening, with personal effects strewn about a business vestibule.  A records query revealed a warrant for arrest for failing to comply with a Probation Order. She was arrested and released on scene with a court date of October 3rd.

Just before midnight Saturday night, Brandon RCMP advised having a 51 year-old male in custody on the strength of a BPS held warrant for arrest for sexual assault.  RCMP had attended to a complaint in Glenboro and encountered the accused.  He is held in custody and will appear before the court later today.

Motor Vehicle Collision With Injuries:

At 11:15 PM Saturday night, 911 reported a two vehicle collision at the intersection of Russell Street and Madison Crescent.  Two occupants were stuck in a vehicle that had rolled over onto its’ side.  The investigation revealed that the driver of the rolled vehicle failed to stop at the stop sign. That driver was transported to BRHC by EMS with non-life threatening injuries. The second driver was uninjured.


Several people were detained from separate incidents, for their own safety or to prevent a breach of the peace, due to their level of intoxication.  They will be held in custody until sober enough to care for themselves.


A/Staff Sergeant Dallas Lockhart, #101

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Anyone with information on any unsolved crime is asked to call Brandon Crime Stoppers at 204-727-(TIPS) 8477, or by texting BCSTIP and your message to CRIMES (274637).  Crime Stoppers pays up to $2000.00 cash for information that leads to the solution of a crime.



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Social Media Buzz: Taiwan, Indiana Abortion Ban, Kim and Pete – Bloomberg



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Social Media Buzz: Taiwan, Indiana Abortion Ban, Kim and Pete  Bloomberg

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