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Arrests made in stabbings

One man faces murder charge

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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 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 shouting match with another group of people that escalated into violence. Police said Bunn used a knife to stab two men, who were taken to hospital. One victim, Tanner Roland Beaulieu, 25, later died.

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 Winnipeg Remand Centre.

Police also 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 cyclist, the cyclist stabbed the man in the upper body and fled on his bike.

Frazer Anthony Schmidt, 26, has been charged with aggravated assault and assault with a weapon.

He was arrested around 4 p.m. that same day after police spotted him on a bike near Ness Avenue and Century Street. Schmidt was charged with aggravated assault and assault with a weapon and held at the 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.

Police said a man was taken to hospital in unstable condition after being stabbed at about 1 a.m. Friday in the vicinity of the 100 block of Osborne Street, the stretch between River Avenue and Stradbrook Avenue.

One person was arrested in connection with the incident.

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition July 5, 2014 B3

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