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CSI Investigator takes photographs at crime scene (Photo JGJ)
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2016 Murder in River City – Year in Review

It’s never easy. Solving homicide cases is hard work. People who commit murder seldom do so during business hours and have little regard for statutory holidays. The calls often come in the early morning hours when most productive people are fast asleep in their cozy beds. Some suggest solving homicides in […]

Police Spokesman Constable Jason Michalyshyn
LOCAL NEWS

City Records 1st Homicide of 2017

It didn’t take long for the City of Winnipeg to record its first murder of 2017. On January 3, 2017 at approximately 9:55 p.m., police responded to a report of gunshots heard in the vicinity of Thames Avenue and Watt Street. Upon arrival, responding officers located an adult male lying […]

Joy to the World – Maybe Not So Much for Police, Fire and EMS Workers
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Joy to the World – Maybe Not So Much for Police, Fire and EMS Workers

Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse…. In reality, a lot of shit goes down over the Holidays in the violent crime and murder capital of Canada. While most people view Christmas as a peaceful, joyous time of […]

Tyron Harper (Police Handout)
LOCAL NEWS

Police Seek Alleged Killer in Recent Homicide

On December 20, 2016 at approximately 11:00 p.m., members of the Winnipeg Police Service responded to a stabbing incident in the 400 block of Kennedy Street. Upon arrival, officers located a man suffering from apparent stab wounds. The victim was transported to hospital and later succumbed to his injuries. Police […]

The Police Beat – Insider Perspectives
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The Police Beat – Insider Perspectives

“An altercation then ensued between the female and How which ended with the female stabbing him in the upper body.” That’s how Police described the killing. It happened on November 15, 2013 shortly after 9 p.m. at the Capri Apartments at 2130 Portage Ave. (Not a typical spot for Winnipeg […]

18 Hours 25 Minutes – Police Working Two Unrelated Killings
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18 Hours 25 Minutes – Police Working Two Unrelated Killings

In the time it took for 18 hours and 25 minutes to elapse, the WPS Homicide Unit found themselves working two unrelated homicide cases. December 20, 2016 @ 4.35 A.M. On December 20, 2016 at 4:35 a.m., Police responded to a residence in the 200 block of Belmont Avenue regarding a […]

Winnipeg Crime Scene (Photo JGJ)
LOCAL NEWS

Police Investigate Belmont Avenue Homicide – City Equals 2015 Mark

On December 20, 2016 at 4:35 a.m., members of the Winnipeg Police Service responded to a residence located in the 200 block of Belmont Avenue regarding a “check the well-being” call. Information received indicated an individual may have sustained life-threatening injuries. (Police indicate the circumstances were “unconfirmed.”) Upon arrival, police […]

Leslie Spillett
EDITORIALS

Keeping the Conversation Surreal – Spillett, Bennett Distort Reality

It was the first true test of leadership for newly anointed Winnipeg Police Chief Danny Smyth. On November 29, 2016, the Winnipeg Police Service Public Information Office held a press conference announcing the arrest of an 18-year-old offender believed to be responsible for the 2014 killing of Angela Marie Poorman […]