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Police are investigating after a 10-year-old girl fought back against a man who allegedly tried to kidnap her on Thursday afternoon.
The girl was walking home from middle school near Alexander Avenue and Beacon Street around noon when an unknown man came up to her and told her he knew her mother, knew where she lived and would help her get home, the Winnipeg Police Service said in a news release. When the girl kept walking and replied that she didn't know him, the man grabbed her by the shoulder. The 10-year-old bit his hand, and he ran away, police said.
No suspect description is available and police are still investigating for an attempted child abduction.
A 28-year-old Winnipeg man has been charged in a double stabbing and robbery at the University of Winnipeg Thursday night.
Justin Michael Henderson is accused of two counts of assault with a weapon, two counts of robbery, uttering threats and possession of a weapon after a man with a knife tried to steal another man's laptop at the university around 8:20 p.m. The victim held on to the laptop but the thief grabbed his cellphone instead, stabbed him in the upper body, and walked away.
The armed man was confronted by witnesses outside the university, but he got away after stabbing another adult man in the stomach, the Winnipeg Police Service said in a news release. The canine unit later found a male suspect hiding in a yard in the 600 block of Maryland Street.
Assault charges against a Winnipeg woman have been upgraded to manslaughter after a 42-year-old stabbing victim died of his injuries.
Harriet Jane Pascal, 31, was charged Nov. 9 with manslaughter in the death of Richard Irvine Gilbert Chartrand, who died in hospital the day before. Police believe Chartrand was stabbed once in the upperbody after a fight with a woman at the corner of Austin Street and Henry Avenue on Nov. 1. The Winnipeg Police Service said in a news release that an adult woman was arrested on scene.
Pascal was initially charged with aggravated assault, possession of a weapon and violating a probation order.
A pair of 15- and 16-year-old boys has been charged in several River Heights garage break-ins.
The Winnipeg Police Service is describing the rash of break-ins as a "crime spree" concentrated on detached garages along Centennial Street.
Around 4:50 a.m. Nov. 9, police say they found two suspects riding mountain bikes near Academy Road and Kenaston Boulevard. They were carrying stolen hockey equipment that had been taken from a garage in the 100 block of Fulham Avenue, police say. Neither of the boys can be identified. They were arrested in connection with break-ins in the 500, 600 and 900 blocks of Centennial, as well as the Fulham address. One of the teens has also been charged in an Oct. 23 break-in at a detached garage in the 300 block of Cordova Street.
Police are looking for a suspect in a knifepoint robbery that injured a female victim early Friday morning.
The female was walking near Dalhousie Drive and Silverstone Avenue just after midnight when a man came up and held a knife to her throat, demanding money, police said in a news release. The man punched the victim in the face, dragged her to a secluded spot in a lane and sexually touched her. He ran when the victim yelled for help from a passing vehicle. He is described as a Caucasian man in his mid-20s who was wearing all black with a toque and scarf covering his face.