Cop, bystander try to stop assault
Read this article for free:
Already have an account? Log in here »
To continue reading, please subscribe:
Monthly Digital Subscription
$4.75 per week*
- Enjoy unlimited reading on winnipegfreepress.com
- Read the E-Edition, our digital replica newspaper
- Access News Break, our award-winning app
- Play interactive puzzles
*Billed as $19.00 plus GST every four weeks. Cancel anytime.
Hey there, time traveller!
This article was published 29/09/2022 (241 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.
AN off-duty officer and a construction worker were attacked with bear spray as they tried to stop an assault downtown.
The officer was riding a bus when two men started an altercation with a passenger at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, police said.
The officer identified himself as police and tried to intervene. When the victim got off the bus at Graham Avenue and Fort Street, a suspect followed and assaulted him.
The officer got off the bus and intervened, but the suspect ran away, police said. The officer chased him and a construction worker helped him apprehend the suspect.
Both were sprayed with bear mace and the suspect fled, police said.
Anyone who witnessed the incident or may have information are asked to call police at 204-986-6219 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 204-786-8477.
Pedestrian conceals Sawed-off shotgun
A man who carried a sawed-off shotgun strapped to his leg, and had meth and fentanyl in his pockets, was arrested on Sargent Avenue Tuesday afternoon.
Officers, who were part of a crime suppression project, spotted a man crossing at Agnes Street around 3:30 p.m.
He was wanted on an arrest warrant.
Police say he resisted arrested.
A 25-year-old Winnipeg man was charged with eight weapons offences, resisting a peace officer and two drug possession offences. He was detained.
Guns, stolen tools seized from locker
POLICE have arrested a man accused in at least two break-ins who allegedly hid firearms in a storage unit.
Officers began the investigation in August after they were told about several firearms in a storage locker on the 800 block of Waverley Street.
On Aug. 15, police executed a warrant on the locker and seized three hunting rifles, a loaded BB rifle that had been modified to use rifle ammunition, as well as tools and a master key system.
Police believe the suspect robbed a commercial property on the 700 block of Tache Avenue last spring and a commercial building on the 500 block of De la Seigneurie in July.
The suspect was arrested at Milner Ridge jail Tuesday, where he was being held on an unrelated matter.
A 30-year-old man of Winnipeg, has been charged with eight weapons offences and remains in custody.
Updated on Thursday, September 29, 2022 7:13 AM CDT: Adds hed