WPS makes several arrests in the final days of 2021

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Aggravated aggression

Several people face charges after 48 busy hours for the Winnipeg Police Service (WPS).

Winnipeg Police said on December 30, officers responded to an apartment building in the 200 block of Machray Avenue after someone reported fighting sounds coming from inside a suite .

Upon arrival, a man opened the door through a slit for officers, but they could see he was covered in blood and a second man was seriously injured inside.

The door had been partially barricaded by furniture, and the suspect fled from the door as officers attempted to enter.

WPS said that when officers entered, the suspect threw an object at them and armed himself with a machete, advancing towards the officers in a threatening manner.

Both officers deployed their Tasers and the suspect was taken into custody.

The victim was taken to hospital in critical condition. It has since been upgraded in an unstable state.

The victim and suspect are believed to be roommates. Members of the Major Crimes Unit are continuing the investigation.

Kevin Andrew Grier-Bruce, a 20-year-old man from Winnipeg, has been charged with:

– Aggravated aggression

– Two counts of assault on a peace officer with a weapon

– Possession of a weapon

– Failure to comply with a probation order

– Two counts of non-compliance with the condition of release

Grier-Bruce was taken into custody. None of these charges have been proven in court.

break and enter

Police said at around 11:50 p.m. on December 30, a WPS patrol unit was in the area of ​​Alexander Avenue and Beacon Street when they observed a stolen sedan driving erratically.

WPS said officers attempted to stop the vehicle in the city center but the driver left at high speed.

AIR1 took control and maintained visual contact as the car passed through the Saint-Boniface and Vieux-Saint-Vital sectors.

At approximately 12:05 am, the stolen sedan slipped into another vehicle in the area of ​​St. Mary’s Road and Riel Avenue. The suspect fled, but was taken into custody; the driver of the other vehicle did not require medical attention.

The suspect has been identified as Devon Allan Bath, a 36 year old man from Winnipeg.

Investigators believed he was responsible for 21 break-ins at various Winnipeg businesses between November 11 and 30, 2021, which caused more than $ 75,000 in property damage and theft, resulting in a warrant for theft. he judgment has been issued against his arrest.

Members of the Major Crimes Unit continued the investigation and linked it to 14 other break-ins that took place at various Winnipeg businesses in December 2021.

Bath was charged with:

– Theft while the peace officer is being pursued

– Dangerous operation of a means of transport

– Two counts of possession of criminal property over $ 5,000

– Possession of criminal property under $ 5,000

– Eight counts of break and enter with intent

– Six counts of break and enter and theft

– Failure to comply with the probation order

Bath was taken into police custody. None of these charges have been proven in court.

Commercial flight

Winnipeg Police said on Dec. 31 at around 7:15 p.m., officers responded to a business on the 900 block of Portage Avenue with a report of a man stabbing a security guard after attempting to fly into the store.

Upon arrival, officers located the suspect, who was being held by the security guard, and took him into police custody. The security guard was taken to hospital in stable condition, where he was treated and released.

WPS said members of the Major Crimes Unit continued the investigation, and the suspect is believed to stab the security guard with a drill bit after being caught trying to steal jewelry.

Kurtis Adam Leclaire, a 34-year-old man from Winnipeg, had been charged with:

– Robbery

– Possession of a weapon

He was taken into police custody. None of these charges have been proven in court.

Impaired driving

Police said that around 8:45 p.m. on December 31, security personnel from WPS headquarters observed a sedan driving erratically near the building.

A vehicle had passed through the transit corridor on Graham Avenue and ended up on the sidewalk near the front vestibule at the northwest corner.

The driver drove dangerously around the building, breaking through two police garage doors and colliding with a Winnipeg Transit bus.

Police said the man got out of his vehicle while still driving and was taken into custody by officers who responded.

A 41-year-old man from Winnipeg faces charges of:

– Dangerous operation of a means of transport

– Operation of a means of transport impaired to any degree by BAC or drugs or a combination of the two

– Two counts of failure or refusal to comply with the request

– Mischief over $ 5,000

– Two counts of mischief under $ 5,000 / obstruction of enjoyment

He was released on summons. None of the charges have been proven in court.


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