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Ice blamed for three-car crash

ICY conditions are considered a factor in a three-vehicle collision on the north Perimeter Highway Tuesday morning that sent one person to hospital and closed the westbound lanes for several hours.

The collisions occurred around 8 a.m., just west of Main Street.

"We have three vehicles involved in the collision. We have other vehicles slid into the ditch because of icy conditions," RCMP spokesman Cpl. Miles Hiebert said.

One person was taken to hospital with undetermined injuries, Hiebert said.

There were several other vehicles in the ditch between Highway 59 and McPhillips Street, Hiebert said.

The westbound north Perimeter was re-opened just before 11 a.m.

 

Second charge in shooting

A second 15-year-old boy has been charged with attempted murder for the shooting of a Winnipeg man on Long Plain First Nation early Saturday morning.

RCMP continue the investigation into the shooting, where Barry Myran was shot in the head while visiting his father's home on the reserve.

RCMP announced their first arrest in the case Monday. A 15-year-boy was charged with attempted murder.

Reports said Myran was at his father's home on the reserve west of Portage la Prairie when four youths knocked on the door around 1 a.m., asking to be let inside on the pretext of getting out of the cold.

Once inside, a confrontation took place and Myran was shot in the head. The four youths then fled.

Family members said Myran was taken to hospital in critical condition and placed on life-support.

A spokeswoman for the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority said Myran remained in critical condition Tuesday.

Reserve residents and officials blame illegal drugs for the violence in the community.

A 24-year-old man was killed in an altercation on the reserve Jan. 2. Cody Alexander Schmidt, 21, of Long Plain, has been charged with second-degree murder.

RCMP are asking anyone with information about the Saturday-morning shooting to contact the Portage la Prairie RCMP detachment, 204-857-4445 or Manitoba Crime Stoppers, 1-800-222-8477.

 

Foul play ruled out in death

THE weekend death of a 33-year-old woman found at a playground at a Manitoba Housing complex in Tuxedo was not the result of foul play.

Winnipeg police said the death was not linked to a criminal act. However, police would not say what led to the death.

Neighbours have identified the woman as Nadia Fiddler, who lived in the housing complex on Doncaster Street. Another resident found her body on the playground just before 10 a.m. Saturday.

Neighbours told the Free Press there were two parties overnight at the complex but no one could explain how she died.

 

Charge in New Year's killing

THE mystery of who was responsible for the shooting death of a 36-year-old man at a house party on New Year's Eve 2011 is over.

Winnipeg police said they've arrested and charged Clayton Campeau, 33, with second-degree murder.

Police said Michael Warren Sinclair, 36, was shot by an unknown suspect after he opened the rear door of a residence in the 600 block of Selkirk Avenue early in the morning of Dec. 31, 2011. Sinclair was taken to hospital in critical condition but died from his injuries.

 

Hotel-robbery suspects sought

WINNIPEG police are looking for two men who robbed the La Salle Hotel Monday night.

Police said two men wearing disguises entered the hotel around 11:30 p.m., confronted an employee and stole an undisclosed amount of cash from the till.

The first suspect is described as being about 6-0 tall, with medium build; the second suspect is about 5-10 and skinny.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 204-986-6219 or Winnipeg Crime Stoppers at 204-786-8477.

-- staff

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition February 6, 2013 B2

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