RCMP issue warrant
RCMP have issued a warrant for the arrest of Thomas Turner, 25, of Reynolds who has been charged with assault and numerous firearms offences after a suspect allegedly pointed a long-barrelled firearm at another man's head and punched him in the face last month.
The alleged incident occurred in the RM of Reynolds on July 16 at about 7:30 p.m. RCMP seized a number of firearms from a residence in La Broquerie they suspect were stolen. A Steinbach RCMP spokesman said he could not disclose the type of firearms as it would jeopardize the investigation.
Turner has been charged with assault, possession of firearms obtained by crime, breach of probation and a number of related firearm offences.
Turner is known to drive a 1993 Blue Chevrolet 3500 truck with an unknown licence plate.
Anyone with knowledge of Turner's location is asked to call police immediately and to not approach him as he is considered armed and dangerous. Call Steinbach RCMP at 204-326-4452 or Manitoba Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).
Information can be submitted online at www.manitobacrimestoppers.com or through text message by texting "TIPMAN" plus your information to CRIMES (274637).
Sorry about that
A regretful robber was arrested early Wednesday morning at the scene of a crime when he returned to apologize.
Police say the man claimed to have a weapon when he tried to rob a gas bar in the 700 block of Keewatin Street at about 2 a.m., but the clerk had refused to comply. The suspect left in a vehicle.
Police were still at the scene meeting with an employee when the suspect allegedly returned to apologize to the clerk.
A 44-year-old man from Winnipeg has been charged with robbery and is in custody.
Weapons, drugs seized
WEAPONS, ammunition, drugs and cash were seized and a man and woman were arrested on Monday after a raid of a residence in the 100 block of Plaza Drive.
At about 3:30 p.m., police executing a search warrant found a 9-mm handgun, two loaded magazines, more than 40 rounds of ammunition, an expandable baton, a hatchet, prescription drugs, three grams of marijuana, traces of cocaine and $1,000 in cash.
The investigation included members of the NWEST (National Weapons Enforcement Support Team), the TST (Tactical Support Team) and the canine unit.
A 31-year-old Winnipeg man has been charged with possession of a prohibited or restricted firearm/ammunition, three counts of possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, possession of a weapon obtained by crime, two counts of the breach of firearms regulation, two counts of possession of a controlled drug or substance, possession of a substance for the purposes of trafficking, possession of proceeds of crime, and the unauthorized possession of a firearm.
A 36-year-old Winnipeg man has been charged with possession of a prohibited or restricted firearm/ammunition, three counts of possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, possession of a weapon obtained by crime, two counts of the breach of firearms regulation, two counts of possession of a controlled drug or substance, possession of a substance for the purposes of trafficking, possession of the proceeds of crime, two counts of possession of a firearm while prohibited and the knowledge of unauthorized possession of firearm.
Both remain in custody.
Something illegal afoot
A 30-year-old man and 31-year-old woman were arrested after a short foot chase by police, who also seized drugs, prohibited items and cash at a residence in the 700-block of Warsaw Avenue on Sunday at about 9:30 p.m.
More than 47 grams of methamphetamine, with an estimated street value over $14,000, a stun gun and a ballistic vest were removed from the residence when a search warrant was executed.
The two were charged with numerous weapons and drug-related offences and remain in custody.
Bag of pills stolen
A large amount of prescription medication was stolen Wednesday about 11:45 a.m. in the area of Court Avenue and McPhillips Street.
A male victim told officers he had been walking in the area carrying a bag containing his medication when a man ran by and grabbed the bag.
Included in the missing medication are 400 pills of Percocet, 60 pills of tetracycline, 100 pills of Restoril and 300 pills of amitriptyline.
In a statement, police reminded the public that taking large quantities of these medications alone or in combination with other drugs or alcohol could be dangerous or fatal.