Month: February 2014

WPS WHIPPING BOY SHOULDN’T FACE MUSIC ALONE IN RAPE CASE COLLAPSE
EDITORIALS

WPS WHIPPING BOY SHOULDN’T FACE MUSIC ALONE IN RAPE CASE COLLAPSE

When I made the decision to start writing I committed to two (2) critical principals; Tell the truth Have the courage to confront controversial issues The recent collapse of a rape case is one of those stories that need to be confronted. The allegations against the accused offender, Marcus Baird […]

RICHARD WOLSON (GWS WEBSITE)
EDITORIALS LOCAL NEWS

RICHARD WOLSON – Nobody Does it Better

If you’re a dedicated, hard-working Law Enforcement Officer who likes to arrest and lock up criminals, you will likely have allegations of assault or other misconduct levelled against you at some point during your career.  It’s an unfortunate hazard of the job. Certain criminals have developed a modus operandi that […]

WPS OFFICER FOUND NOT GUILTY OF AGGRAVATED ASSAULT
LOCAL NEWS

WPS OFFICER FOUND NOT GUILTY OF AGGRAVATED ASSAULT

WPS Constable Ryan Law (30) was found not guilty of aggravated assault today by Court of Queen’s Bench Justice Joan McKelvey.   The decision was rendered in a tiny court room packed with the accused Officer’s family and friends.  On and off duty Police Officer’s, lawyers, members of the public, […]

MEDIUM VELOCITY BLOOD SPATTER
LOCAL NEWS

WINNIPEG VIOLENT CRIME TRENDS DOWN – Optimism Good, Minimization Bad

WPS Deputy Chief Dave Thorne shared optimistic crime statistics during his appearance at the latest Winnipeg Police Board meeting held earlier this month. Thorne advised incidents of violent crime dropped 7.6 % from 2012 to 2013, and were 22.1 % lower than the previous five-year average.  Statistical reductions were noted in several […]

OLD HABITS DIE HARD FOR SERIAL PROPERTY OFFENDERS
EDITORIALS LOCAL NEWS

OLD HABITS DIE HARD FOR SERIAL PROPERTY OFFENDERS

On Thursday, February 13, 2014, the WPS released information regarding the arrest of a serial break and enter offender. Between May 1, 2013 – February 7, 2014, WPS investigators became aware of several residential break & enters in and around the City as well as rural Manitoba.  They include: May […]

WPS ORGANIZED CRIME UNIT KICKS SOME ASS WITH PROJECT SIDESHOW!
LOCAL NEWS

WPS ORGANIZED CRIME UNIT KICKS SOME ASS WITH PROJECT SIDESHOW!

On Thursday, February 13, 2014, the Winnipeg Police Service held a press conference announcing the results of “Project Sideshow,” a complex drug investigation initiated in the Spring of 2012, targeting an Interprovincial Organized Crime Group. The group is alleged to import cocaine, methamphetamine and ecstasy into the City of Winnipeg […]

STABBINGS CONTINUE TO TREND IN WINNIPEG HOMICIDES
LOCAL NEWS

STABBINGS CONTINUE TO TREND IN WINNIPEG HOMICIDES

On February 8, 2014, shortly before midnight, emergency personnel were dispatched to a report of a male stabbed in the 100 block of Noble Avenue. On arrival, a 19-year-old male was found to be suffering several stab wounds to the upper body.  He was transported to hospital in critical condition. […]

ACCESSORY CHARGES FOR INDIAN POSSE CLEAN UP CREW
LOCAL NEWS

ACCESSORY CHARGES FOR INDIAN POSSE CLEAN UP CREW

The Winnipeg Police Service made good on their promise to lay further charges in connection with the 2006 gang related killing of Steven Pelletier (29). Police previously advised that on October 4, 2006, Pelletier was standing outside a residence in the 500 block of Magnus Avenue when he was forced into […]