Police have charged a Winnipeg man in connection with a fatal Canada Day stabbing, one of several arrests following a spate of violent crimes in the city.
Kevin Glenn Bunn, 25, has been charged with second-degree murder and attempted murder. He was arrested without incident Thursday night at about 10:30 p.m. in connection with two stabbings outside the Via train station at Main Street and Broadway Tuesday night.
The two victims, along with others, were walking in the area when they got into a verbal tousle with another group of people that escalated into violence. Police say Bunn used a knife to stab two men, both of whom were taken to hospital. One victim, Tanner Roland Beaulieu, 25, later died.
Police say Bunn is in custody and no further arrests are expected.
Also Friday, police said they arrested and charged a suspect in another Canada Day stabbing, this one on Regent Avenue West.
At about 6:30 p.m., a group of people were in a parking lot in the 1500 block of Regent Avenue West when an argument between the victim and suspect occurred. Things turned physical, and the suspect eventually pulled out a weapon and stabbed the 34-year-old victim in the upper body.
Police issued a warrant for the suspect’s arrest and asked for the public’s help locating him. Michael John Ernest Wereta, 27, was located and arrested Thursday evening and charged with aggravated assault, four counts of failure to comply with the conditions of recognizance and breach of probation.
Wereta was detained at the Provincial Remand Centre.
And, police have charged a 26-year-old Winnipeg man with assault following a stabbing in the 1900 block of Portage Avenue Wednesday.
At about 10 p.m., the victim and a friend were sitting in a parked car when a man on a bike hit them. When the victim, 44, tried to help the cyclists, the cyclists stabbed the man in the upper body and fled on his bike.
The cyclist was later spotted by police in the area of Ness Avenue and Century Street on his bike. Frazer Anthony Schmidt, 26, has been charged with aggravated assault and assault with a weapon.
He was detained at the Provincial Remand Centre.
Meanwhile, a Little Grand Rapids woman has been charged in connection with a double stabbing downtown Thursday.
At about 5 a.m., paramedics were dispatched to the 300 block of Carlton Street where they found a man and a woman suffering from stab wounds to their upper bodies.
Debbie Lynn Dunsford, 27, was arrested at the scene without incident and has been charged with two counts of aggravated assault and failure to comply with a probation order.
The rash of stabbings continued Friday with another incident in Osborne Village.
At about 1 a.m., an 18-year-old was found in the 100 block of Osborne Street suffering from stab wounds to his upper body. He was taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
Police are interviewing several people and the investigation is continuing.