News briefs for Wednesday, December 21, 2022


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A collection of breaking news briefs filed on Wednesday, December 21, 2022

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A collection of breaking news briefs filed on Wednesday, December 21, 2022

9:31 AM

One person sent to hospital after fire on Horrox Bay

One person was taken to hospital in stable condition after a house fire on Horrox Bay last night.

Firefighters were sent to the one-storey home in the first 100 block of Horrox Bay at 8:19 p.m. Tuesday and had the fire under control by 9:11 p.m.

Everyone inside the home had exited before crews arrived there, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service said in a news release late Tuesday night.

No damage estimates are available.

12:02 PM

Suspect arrested after hammer attack

A hammer-wielding perpetrator fought with and robbed victims in the West End earlier this week, city police say.

Central district general patrol officers saw a fight involving a woman armed with a hammer unfolding at St. Matthews Avenue and Maryland Street at about 4 p.m. Monday. Officers arrested the armed female suspect, seized a hammer and a knife, and then encountered other victims.

A 43-year-old woman said the woman approached her, asked for a cigarette, and then assaulted her in the upper body and took her purse. Two people intervened and were also assaulted. A 55-year-old man who stopped to help was struck with the hammer but didn’t need medical assistance.

Investigators learned the suspect had earlier brandished a hammer while robbing a business in the 700 block of Portage Avenue and then ran away.

A 32-year-old woman has been charged with multiple assault, robbery and weapons offences. She has been detained in custody, the Winnipeg Police Service said in a news release.

1:21 PM

Police watchdog investigating Brandon man’s broken arm

The province’s police watchdog is investigating after a 60-year-old man suffered a broken arm during an altercation with Brandon police earlier this week.

The Independent Investigation Unit (IIU) announced Wednesday it is investigating the Dec. 18 incident at a restaurant in Brandon. Police were called to the restaurant at about 12:30 a.m. because of two people who were refusing to leave, the Brandon Police Service later told the IIU.

Upon arrival, police encountered a man and a woman. The man was argumentative and officers “attempted to assist him in leaving,” resulting in the broken arm. The man was taken to the Brandon Regional Health Centre.

The IIU is investigating because a serious injury occurred. The agency is asking witnesses to come forward with information or video footage. They can contact the IIU at 1-844-667-6060.

The investigation is ongoing and no further details will be provided at this time, the IIU stated.

3:32 PM

Thompson RCMP seek information on hit-and-run

Thompson RCMP are searching for the driver or owner of a vehicle involved in a hit-and-run that injured a pedestrian last Thursday.

Officers were called to the collision on Churchill Drive at about 10:20 p.m., where a 37-year-old man from Northlands Denesuline First Nation was injured. He was taken to hospital with serious but not life threatening injuries.

Mounties determined a white vehicle traveling west on the road near Quartz Street hit the man when he was crossing the road and did not stop.

RCMP are asking anyone who may know the vehicle’s owner or driver, or who has information on the incident, to call the detachment at 204-677-6909 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-8477.

RCMP HANDOUT A vehicle involved in a hit-and-run in Thompson last Thursday.
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