‘What the public doesn’t hear,” week 8

Week of Sept. 6-10

—An ongoing examination of publicly-recorded police activity and media reporting from the WPS.

Notes:

Note PO = fail probation, unless preceded by the words ‘assault’ or ‘obstruct.’ in those cases PO= police officer

Fail attend= fail attend court

M= male, FM = female

If an offence or offences are in brackets, those are charges already laid an arrested person was pending on.

Monday

No briefing, emailed press release on a Sunday home invasion.

Courts closed due to holiday. No bail for you.

Tuesday

No briefing, PIO not in office, but assistant in house to field requests. Emailed release: Robbery – request for assistance, home invasion – request for assistance

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.

  • M, drug possession, theft under, fail PO x2, possess break-in tools
  • M, HTA, aggravated assault, assault with weapon x2, mischief, assault, flight from PO, drive dangerous and the ‘I’ve never seen before’ “control of vehicle with intent to escape civil/criminal liability, fail to stop to assist injured person”
  • FM, fail bail
  • M, fail PO
  • M, DUI, possess stolen car, flight from PO, refuse breath sample, HTA, liquor in vehicle
  • M, fail bail x2
  • M, mischief under, cause disturbance, possess dangerous weapon
  • M, fail attend court
  • M, assault, escape lawful custody, theft under
  • FM, fail attend
  • FM, fail ID appointment, robbery with weapon, theft under [assault, fail attend]
  • M, break enter and theft, drug possession, fail bail
  • M, carry concealed weapon, cause disturbance, fail bail x4
  • M, sex assault, public indecency
  • FM, fail bail
  • M, fail bail
  • FM, fail attend [assault cause bodily harm, forcible confinement, robbery with violence, weapons x2, fail attend, fail bail x5, fail youth sentence]
  • M, fail attend
  • M, attempted robbery with weapon, mischief, fail PO x3
  • M,  possess child pornography x2, distribute child pornography (one of the rare times you see a child-pornography lockup – usually the suspect is release on a promise to come to court)
  • M, fail bail x3, fail attend [fail PO x3]
  • FM, fail bail
  • M, possess criminal property, theft under, mischief
  • M, fail bail
  • M, utter threats, fail PO
  • FM, witness warrant
  • M, fail bail, fail PO, possess purp. trafficking, possess criminal property
  • M, break enter cause mischief, mischief under
  • M, ID fraud, fail bail
  • M, fail conditional sentence, possess criminal property, possession purp. trafficking, possession
  • M, [co-accused to above] Possess pup. trafficking x2, possess criminal property x2, possess prohibit. weapon, violation of court-ordered weapons ban
  • M, fail ID appt.
  • M, possess purp trafficking, fail bail [aggravated assault from 2004]

Wednesday

Briefing held. Arrests in a break and enter, arrests in a robbery. Police presence at a community carnival at Rossbrook House was announced (which featured WPS tac guys letting kids hold their assault rifles, among other things…)

Later in the day came a request for help finding the “suspects” who knocked over a Main Street clothing store for patterned hoodies and other gangsta bling.

Now, on the adult criminal intake docket [people arrested and locked up] from Tuesday – 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.

  • M, fail bail x2

Thursday

No Briefing. Emailed statement: an arrest in a commercial robbery.

Now, on the adult criminal intake docket [people arrested and locked up] from Wednesday – 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.

  • M, drive disqualified, theft over, drive dangerous, fail PO
  • M, fail attend court [assault with weapon, house break enter commit aggravated assault, possess weapon dangerous]
  • M, robbery, robbery with weapon, assault with weapon, weapons offences, disguise with intent
  • M, HTA, possession purp. trafficking, possess criminal property
  • M, fail attend, possess criminal property [theft over (a car), HTA, drive dangerous)
  • M, HTA x2
  • M, theft under, fail bail [forgery x3, attempted fraud, theft under, fraud, theft, forgery, fail attend court]
  • M, fail bail
  • M, fail PO, theft under
  • M, fail PO [possess purp. trafficking, fail attend]
  • M, aggravated assault x2, housebreak enter commit aggravated assault, assault with weapon, assault cause bodily harm, assault]

Friday

No briefing, PIO not in office. Assistant in to field requests. Emailed statement: two assault weapon arrests, the arrests of the guy charged with the aggravated assault/home invasion noted on Thursday. Later in the day, the notification that a red-light cam was being installed at Stafford and Academy (Personally, I’ve never seen a crash there).

Now, on the adult criminal intake docket [people arrested and locked up] from Thursday – 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.

  • M, fail conditional sentence x4, possession purpose trafficking
  • FM, fail bail x3, fail attend
  • M, aggravated assault, fail PO
  • FM, fail attend
  • FM, fail bail [possession purpose trafficking, mischief, drug-trafficking]
  • M, theft under x5, HTA x2, possession criminal property
  • M, fail bail
  • M, house break enter and theft
  • M, robbery with weapon
  • M, break and enter to commit offence x2, house break enter and theft, fail YCJA. (This is the “kid”who helped beat a man so soundly in 2008 he’ll never recover.)
  • FM, fail attend
  • M, theft under, fail bail
  • M, assault with weapon, fail bail, cause disturbance, possess weapon dangerous

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My old colleague, friend and police-beat mentor Bruce Owen dropped a comment on Monday after he came across the project.

He raises some points for those who may think this whole thing is an exercise in whining or police-service bashing. Again: it’s not.

Hello James;

I just found this and must congratulate you on what you’re doing. It takes a lot of effort not to mention time.
One thing I can add, for what it’s worth, is that sometimes, not often, but sometimes, you’ll find out about an incident, either through a police and/or witness tip or off the scanner, and ask police about it.
I found that in some cases they won’t want any information released because it’s still under investigation, which means off the top of my head a couple of things: They have a suspect in mind and don’t want to tip him and his pals off and second, they don’t want to contaminate the witness pool with too much info being released.
Again, for the most part, my dealings with the PIO have always been positive.
As to Menno, police cancelled tons of daily briefings when he was deputy.

Cheers, Bruce
Note: There will be no update over the next two weeks as I am taking holidays and then unavailable to attend the courthouse.
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