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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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.
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.
RELEASE AUTHORIZED BY:
A/Staff Sergeant Dallas Lockhart, #101
Anyone with information on any unsolved crime is asked to call Brandon Crime Stoppers at 204-727-(TIPS) 8477, www.brandoncrimestoppers.com 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.
CRIME STOPPERS 204-727-TIPS
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