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POLICE COLLAR CANADA DAY KILLER – Stabbings Rage in Murder City

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The Winnipeg Police Service Homicide Unit has made an arrest in a fatal Canada Day stabbing.

On July 1st, 2014 at 10:15 pm, Police and EMS were dispatched to the area of Broadway Ave and Main Street after two (2) male victims had been stabbed.  Both were transported to Hospital in critical condition where one of the men died.

The deceased victim has been identified as Tanner Roland Beaulieu (25) of Winnipeg.

Police investigation revealed the victims, along with two others, were walking in the area when they came in contact with a group of six (6) people.  A verbal exchange took place which escalated to the point where a man in the second group armed himself with a weapon and stabbed the victims.

The investigation continued by members of the Homicide Unit.

On July 3, 2014, shortly after 10:30 pm, Police arrested a suspect identified as Kevin Glenn Bunn (25) of Winnipeg.  Bunn has been charged with 2nd Degree Murder and Attempt Murder for his alleged involvement.

He was detained at the Provincial Remand Center.

No further arrests are expected.

Beaulieu is the 12th murder victim reported in Winnipeg in 2014.

INSIDER COMMENTARY:

News of the arrest came with updates in a number of other recent stabbing incidents;

  • July 1, 2014 at 6:30 pm, 1500 block of Regent Ave, 34-year-old male stabbed in upper body.  Transported to hospital in critical condition.  Police arrested Michael John Ernest Wereta (27) of Winnipeg and charged him with Aggravated Assault, Fail to Comply with Recognizance x 4 and Breach of Probation.  He was detained at the Provincial Remand Center.
  • July 2, 2014, 10:00 pm, 1900 block of Portage Ave, 44-year-old male stabbed in upper body.  Transported to hospital in stable condition.  Police arrested Frazer Anthony Schmidt (26) of Winnipeg and charged him with Aggravated Assault and Assault with a Weapon.  He was detained at the Provincial Remand Center.
  • July 3, 2014, 5:00 am, 300 block of Carlton Street, male and female stabbed in upper body.  Both transported to hospital, female in critical condition, male reported critical unstable.  Police arrested Debbie Lynn Dunsford (27) of Little Grand Rapids and charged her with Aggravated Assault x 2 and Fail to Comply with Probation Order.  She was detained at the Provincial Remand Center.
  • July 4, 2014 1:00 am, 100 block of Osborne Street, 18-year-old male stabbed in upper body.  Transported to Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.  No arrests.

It should also be noted that eight (8) of the twelve (12) Homicides that have occurred this year were caused by edged weapon assaults or stabbings.

At this rate, Winnipeg will soon become known as the edged weapon capital of Canada.

These incidents are a great reminder of the dangers inherent in our not so safe City.  The sheer volume of stabbing incidents and diverse times and locations of these incidents tells us something.  It tells us a lot of people are out there who choose to arm themselves with edged weapons when they leave the sanctity of their homes.

The choice to be in possession of an edged weapon dramatically increases the likelihood that an argument will be solved with deadly violence.

Gangsters, thugs, booze, drugs, edged weapons and stabbings…….you might call it a Winnipeg thing!

Maybe we’re not as safe as Mayor Sam Katz wants us to believe.

RELATED LINKS:

The Police Insider – “Hiatus Over – Canada Day Killings Shatter Homicide Respite”

The Police Insider – “Murder City Takes Hiatus – New Normal or Calm Before the Storm”

One Comment

  1. This is off the above topic. Got an e-mail/news release this morning from WPS. As a result of their alleged involvement, Michael Theodore EDWARDS, 20 years, Brandon David RICHARD, 20 years, both of Winnipeg, along with two 17-year-old males are facing a number of charges including Robbery with a Firearm.

    When I searched Michael Edwards name on Facebook,I found in his pictures a clown mask.
    Just wondering if there might be a connection to him another well documented crime that occurred lately.

    https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1651300320

    Figured you might know what to do with this info.

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