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Raid nets arsenal, three arrests

A police weapons raid in the inner city has netted a cache of guns and led to the arrest of a trio of people with no gang ties.

Acting on a tip, Winnipeg police raided a home in the 400 block of Agnes Street Thursday, removing two .22-calibre sawed-off rifles, a muzzle-loaded revolver, over one hundred rounds of ammunition, bear spray, pepper spray and two pipe bombs, as well as a stolen cash register.

Reports from the scene noted a large police presence on the street about 12:30 p.m., including the canine unit.

The arrests were made inside the home where one of the three lived, police spokesman Const. Eric Hofley said Friday.

All three face firearms charges.

Christian Abraham Boyd, 21, Devvin James Worthington, 20, and a 20-year-old woman were taken into custody. The woman was later released on a promise to appear. The two men remain in custody.

All three individuals were known to police before the arrests.

 

Stony Mountain in lockdown

A full lockdown at Stony Mountain Institution -- a medium-security prison just north of Winnipeg -- continued Friday.

A spokeswoman for the prison said inmates are being confined to their cells and visits are suspended while "an exceptional search" is conducted.

The lockdown was put into effect at 1 p.m. Thursday.

Leah Grove, assistant warden of management services, said correctional officers are searching for "contraband and unauthorized items," but would not say what they are looking for during the lockdown.

"We will continue normal operations as soon as we feel it is safe to do so," she said.

Break-in, assault on Young Street

A woman was assaulted and robbed by a man who broke in through her living-room window in the middle of the night, police said Friday.

The 53-year-old female resident, who received minor injuries, awoke to see the male entering through the window. The male assaulted the resident and fled with some property, police said.

The robbery took place about 4:30 a.m. on July 19 at a residence in the 400 block of Young Street.

The robber is described as aboriginal in appearance, 30 years old, 5-9, medium build with short scruffy dark hair and possible slight facial hair.

 

Swan River emergency ends

THE local state of emergency issued for the town of Swan River has been lifted.

The decision came at 8:30 a.m. Friday morning, a day-and-a-half after Mayor Glen MacKenzie first announced a faulty lift station was creating a serious risk of sewer backup.

The announcement came at the same time thousands of athletes and spectators were entering the town for the second phase of the 2012 Manitoba Summer Games.

With the alert came the request residents restrict the use of running water, including use of showers and toilets. People were also asked to plug their drains.

 

MacGregor restaurant in ashes

WAYNE'S Family Restaurant in MacGregor burned to the ground early Friday.

"The building is a complete loss. Neighbouring businesses on either side of the restaurant were also damaged in the blaze. There were no injuries reported," RCMP said.

On arrival, police observed the business to be fully engulfed in flames.

Officials with the Manitoba Office of the Fire Commissioner were called to the scene. The cause has not yet been determined.

No estimate of damages was released.

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition July 21, 2012 A11

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