‘What the public doesn’t hear’ project week 5

The latest instalment of an ongoing examination of publicly-recorded police activity and media reporting from the WPS.

Monday

No media briefing; however the PIO makes time available to talk about the arson that destroyed a home-in-progress in southeast Winnipeg on Sunday night. Also on the emailed blotter is a firearms arrest.

Now, on the adult criminal intake docket [people arrested and locked up] from the weekend – does not include domestic violence-related arrests, youths arrested or people arrested and released on a promise to appear. Neither does it include RCMP arrests resulting in people being locked up in Winnipeg, which show up on the docket:

Note: PO = probation except where it’s assault or obstruct PO. That’s a police officer.

  • Male, fail conditional sentence x2, fail probation, HTA
  • Male, flight from PO, drive dangerous, possess property obtained by crime under $5K, fail probation x2, weapons possession x2, HTA x7
  • Male, fail bail x2
  • Male, robbery, fail bail, housebreak enter and theft [pending on theft under $5K and fail PO]
  • Female, fail PO x3
  • Female, fail bail
  • Female, drunk-driving
  • Male, assault with a weapon, fail bail [pending on assault weapon, fail bail x4]
  • Male, fail release conditions issued by a police officer
  • Male, robbery with firearm x2, fail bail x4, weapons possession
  • Male, robbery with firearm x2,
  • Male, robbery with firearm x2,
  • Male, break, enter and theft, theft over $5K, assault with a weapon
  • Male, fail attend court [pending on theft under $5K, assault]
  • Female, posess criminal property, housebreak enter and theft, theft under $5K x3, break, enter and theft, fail release conditions x2
  • Male, fail PO
  • Male, fail bail x3
  • Male, theft over $5K
  • Male, possess property obtained by crime [pending on fail bail x2, arson to car x4, break, enter and theft x4]
  • Male, drug possession x2, fail attend court x2 [pending on drug possession and fail bail]
  • Male, robbery with violence, theft over, HTA
  • Male, aggravated assault, possess weapon dangerous purpose
  • Male, assault, fail PO, fail bail, possess break-in tools, fail bail, drug possession x2 [pending on possess property obtained by crime x9, fail attend court, fail PO x2, theft of motor vehicle, possess property obtained by crime under $5K, theft under, possess break-in tools]
  • Male, fail youth sentence x2, fail bail, fail to abstain from the possession of incendiary [arson-causing] devices
  • Male, HTA, possess purpose trafficking x2, trafficking, possess property obtained by crime x2
  • Male, fail PO, fail bail
  • Female, fail attend court [pending on fail attend x2, fail to show up for fingerprinting, fail no contact]
  • Male, fail bail x2
  • Male, mischief to property x2, utter threats
  • Female, fail PO, fail bail
  • Female, theft under $5K, fail PO x2
  • Male, fail attend court [pending on theft under $5K]
  • Male, fail attend court
  • Male, drug possession, fail PO, fail bail
  • Male, assault with weapon, mischief to property under $5K, cause public disturbance, fail POx3, fail bail x3
  • Male, fail PO x3
  • Male, drunk-driving, drug possession, HTA, fail PO x4, fail conditions of protection order
  • Male, aggravated assault, fail PO
  • Female, fail bail
  • Male, fail Po x3
  • Male, assault with weapon, assault, fail bail x2
  • Male, break, enter with intent to commit an offence x2, theft under $5K, fail bail x2
  • Male, possess weapon dangerous, utter threats, fail PO
  • Male, drunk driving, refuse to give breath/blood sample, HTA
  • Male, HTA, theft under $5K, fail PO x2

Tuesday

No media briefing. On the docket: an arrest [no name] of a suspect in an MPI fraud and later in the day, an update on the Mildred Flett missing persons case, with a sly reference to a wanted man who may have info about where she is, who is, co-incidentally, wanted on what police said was an ‘unrelated’ warrant.

Now, on the adult criminal intake docket [people arrested and locked up] from Monday – does not include domestic violence-related arrests, youths arrested or people arrested and released on a promise to appear. Neither does it include RCMP arrests resulting in people being locked up in Winnipeg, which show up on the docket.

  • Male, assault cause bodily harm, forcible confinement [kidnapping], utter threats
  • Male, assault with weapon [pending on breaches, assault with weapon, fail bail x4]
  • Male, assault
  • Male, assault with weapon, intimidation of a justice system participant [in this case a Crown witness was intimidated and wanted since Oct ’09], point firearm [pending on fail attend, utter threats, fail bail x2, break, enter and theft x5]
  • Male, drive drunk
  • Male, fail PO x2
  • Male, fail bail, fail PO [pending on possess weapon dangerous purpose]
  • Male, mischief [pending on drug possession and fail bail x3]
  • Male, fail to appear, fail bail x3, theft under $5K [pending on breach x5]
  • Female, utter threats [pend on assault with weapon, fail attend, breaches and theft under $5K]
  • Male, Break and enter with intent to commit crime, theft under $5K

Wednesday

Begins with a bang with a notification about the release of Kevin Scott Steppan and the risk he poses to the public. A briefing is announced, but prefaced by the “The Motorcycle Ride for Dad” annual event, at which chief McCaskill is slated to attend. The news of the day involved requests for help finding suspects in a robbery, same regarding a violent robbery, the arrest of a teen for assault with a weapon and another request for help locating suspects in a stabbing.

The harried reporters who turned up at the Ride location for the news briefing got a bit of a surprise, I’m told. The WPS decided the thing to do was have the ride announcement then the ride, and finally, then the news of the day [why they were there in the first place]. Some unhappiness ensued, I’m told, at the blatant attempt to manipulate the message.

Later in the day, the WPS announced that Anthony Martin was located in the Mildred Flett situation. They didn’t say that he was wanted on a warrant for violating a protection order against her.

Now, on the adult criminal intake docket [people arrested and locked up] from the weekend – does not include domestic violence-related arrests, youths arrested or people arrested and released on a promise to appear. Neither does it include RCMP arrests resulting in people being locked up in Winnipeg, which show up on the docket.

  • Male, sexual indecency in public place, possess property obtained by crime under $5K, fail PO, possess prohibited weapon
  • Female, robbery with violence, theft over $5K, HTA
  • Male, aggravated assault x3, drive dangerous cause bodily harm, possession of property over $5K [motor vehicle], possess weapon dangerous
  • Male, fail attend court [pending on a release breach]
  • Male, attend court
  • Male, mischief to property under $5K, fail attend court [pending on mischief]
  • Male, fail bail, fail attend court [pending on DUI and HTA, assault PO and uttering threats]
  • Male, assault cause bodily harm
  • Male, fail to report for ID, fail attend court
  • Male, fail bail [pending on criminal harassment]
  • Male, drug possession, theft under $5K and obstruct justice.

Thursday

Briefing held to talk about an aggravated assault. Later in the day a request is sent out for help locating a suspect in a credit fraud invest.

Now, on the adult criminal intake docket [people arrested and locked up] from the weekend – does not include domestic violence-related arrests, youths arrested or people arrested and released on a promise to appear. Neither does it include RCMP arrests resulting in people being locked up in Winnipeg, which show up on the docket.

  • Male, utter threats x2, cause public disturbance, obstruct PO
  • Male, HTA, DUI, fail bail [pending on fail bail, ID fraud, drive disqualified, not be in motor vehicle and fail PO x2]
  • Female, material witness warrant, robbery
  • Male, robbery, fail bail x2
  • Female, robbery
  • Male, fail bail
  • Male, intimidation, utter threats
  • Male, fail bail
  • Male, escape from police custody, obstruct and resist PO
  • Female, fail bail
  • Male, fail bail [pending on breach prior release x6]
  • Male, fail attend court [pending on HTA x2, drug possession and fail attend court]
  • Male, fail bail [pending on attend court x3, theft under $5K x2 and escape lawful custody]

Friday– A briefing held to announce the annual truck convoy and torch run charity event. Followed by  the news of a 4th arrest in a new home arson.

On the adult criminal intake docket [people arrested and locked up] from the weekend – does not include domestic violence-related arrests, youths arrested or people arrested and released on a promise to appear. Neither does it include RCMP arrests resulting in people being locked up in Winnipeg, which show up on the docket.

  • Male, theft under $5K
  • Male, theft under $5K, fail PO
  • Male, fail attend court, mischief to property under $5K
  • Male, HTA, fail bail x5, fail youth sentence x3
  • Male, [Sex offender] fail bail x5, fail attend court
  • Male, fail bail x2, fail PO

After the conclusion of week six, we’ll do an analysis of sorts of what I think we’ve seen so far over the short life of this project.

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