Witnesses to collision sought
A boy hit by a vehicle just before 9 a.m. Wednesday remains in critical condition, and police are asking anyone who saw the collision to contact them.
The 10-year-old was crossing Langside Street walking west on Westminster Avenue when he was struck by the vehicle travelling south on Langside.
The police investigation continues. Anyone with information about the accident who has not yet spoken with police is asked to contact investigators at 204-986-6271 or Crime Stoppers at 204-786-TIPS (8477).
Airlifted after SUV hits semi
A 68-year-old Edmonton man was airlifted to hospital in Winnipeg after his SUV collided with a transport truck Wednesday night in the RM of Ste. Anne.
RCMP said the truck driven by a 41-year-old Winnipeg man was travelling south on Highway 12 when a GMC Envoy heading east on PTH 210 pulled out in front of the semi.
It collided with the driver’s side of the vehicle causing extensive damage and injury to its 68-year-old driver. RCMP said he is in critical condition. The driver of the semi, which was not hauling a trailer, was not injured.
RCMP said alcohol is considered a factor in the collision and the investigation continues.
K9 nabs pepper-spray suspects
THE canine unit has tracked down two men who allegedly pepper-sprayed a homeowner in the 500 block of Stella Avenue after forcing their way into his home.
Const. Jason Michalyshen said the two men, aged 26 and 18, were tormenting and pepperspraying the homeowner’s dogs in a fenced-in back yard around 4 a.m. Wednesday.
When the homeowner confronted them, the two suspects allegedly forced their way inside the house and pepper-sprayed the homeowner, then fled on foot.
The canine unit tracked the suspects to Main Street and Dufferin Avenue, where they were arrested.
The two men face charges including weapon use and cruelty to animals. One is also charged with failure to comply with a sentence.
Cache of weapons, drugs alleged
A 50-year-old woman is in custody after police allege they found a buffet of drugs and stolen property in a home in the 800 block of Aberdeen Avenue Wednesday.
The Winnipeg police tactical support team helped uniformed officers execute a search warrant at the residence where they allegedly found crack cocaine, morphine pills, six cellphones, stolen goods, a butterfly knife and other paraphernalia.
Susan Jay Hanuschuk of Winnipeg has been charged with several drug, weapon and property-related offences for her alleged involvement. She was detained at the Provincial Remand Centre.
Bail in Mennonite fostering case
TWO Old Order Mennonite sisters, charged with abduction in relation to a Mennonite boy who reportedly ran away from his foster placement, have been granted bail.
The case is connected to the mass apprehension of about 40 children from their Manitoba Mennonite community due to allegations of widespread physical abuse against children.
The women, sisters aged 22 and 24, are among about a dozen adults from the community who face charges in relation to the alleged abuse, said to have been committed between July 2011 and January 2013.
The sisters, and a 72-year-old man, are also charged with abduction, forcible confinement, obstructing justice, and with interfering with a child in care under the Child and Family Services Act.