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Video Shows Winnipeg Police Taser Man Suspected of Concealing a Gun

Video Shows Winnipeg Police Taser Man Suspected of Concealing a Gun

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A Winnipeg police officer yells demands to a man who was Tasered moments later. (MONICA L MADONICK / FACEBOOK)

A video on Facebook Wednesday night shows the moments leading up to when police Tasered a man outside of a Winnipeg Tim Hortons after he was suspected of hiding a shotgun under his jacket.

Police were called for an armed man in the area of William Avenue and Isabel Street at around 6:30 p.m. Police say the suspect appeared to have the barrel of a shotgun under his jacket when they arrived.

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Three Charged in Raids of Illegal Winnipeg Marijuana Dispensaries

Three Charged in Raids of Illegal Winnipeg Marijuana Dispensaries

By Sarah Klein

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Edible marijuana items seized from two illegal dispensaries in Winnipeg. (WPS HANDOUT)

Winnipeg police have charged three men in an investigation targeting two illegal marijuana dispensaries in the city.

Police say Winnipeg Compassion Club operated two locations, one on McPhillips Street and the other on south Pembina Highway.

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Dauphin Man Charged After Shooting Gun into the Ground

Dauphin Man Charged After Shooting Gun into the Ground

RCMP Logo VehicleManitoba RCMP have a man in custody after they say he shot a gun into the ground outside of a home on Pine Creek First Nation December 23.

The man was in a vehicle being chased with four other people inside when it stopped at a residence in the community. Police say once the chase ended, the suspect got out of the vehicle and fired his weapon into the ground. No one was injured.

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Taxi Driver Stabbed, Robbed Near The Pas

Taxi Driver Stabbed, Robbed Near The Pas

RCMP Logo VehicleA taxi driver was stabbed and robbed after his fare told him to pull over near The Pas last week.

RCMP say it happened January 8 when the driver picked up a 15-year-old boy on Bell Avenue south of The Pas. The passenger told him to pull over and that’s when police say the attack happened.

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Too Many Victim Impact Statements: Sentencing Delayed for Winnipeg Teen’s Killer

Too Many Victim Impact Statements: Sentencing Delayed for Winnipeg Teen’s Killer

By The Canadian Press

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WINNIPEG – A sentencing hearing for a Winnipeg man who pleaded guilty to murdering a teenager and stuffing his body in a garbage bin has been delayed.

The hearing for Nicholas Bell-Wright got underway Monday morning, but had to be adjourned to Jan. 22 because of a large number of victim impact statements.

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Cocaine, Marijuana Seized in Thompson Drug Raid

Cocaine, Marijuana Seized in Thompson Drug Raid

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Drugs seized during a raid in Thompson, Manitoba on January 13, 2018. (RCMP HANDOUT)

RCMP in northern Manitoba raided a home on Saturday, seizing a number of drugs in the community of Thompson.

Police executed a search warrant at a home at around 10 p.m., where they found approximately 113 grams of cocaine and 170 grams of marijuana. They also seized other drug paraphernalia and an undisclosed amount of cash.

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Winnipeg Police Warn of Virtual Kidnapping Scam

Winnipeg Police Warn of Virtual Kidnapping Scam

Cell PhoneWinnipeg police have put out an alert about virtual kidnapping, a relatively new scam that has arrived in the city.

Police say while the scam has been around for a number of years, only recently has it spread locally. The extortion scheme involves tricking a victim into thinking a loved one is being threatened with violence or death unless a ransom is paid to free them. In most cases, the loved is out of the country on vacation and not in any real danger.

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Fingerprints Help Nab Would-Be Robber in St. James

Fingerprints Help Nab Would-Be Robber in St. James

Winnipeg Police CrestWINNIPEG — Good old police work and dusting for fingerprints helped nab a man accused of attempting to carry out a robbery in the St. James area on January 2.

Police say a man was in his vehicle driving northbound on St. James Street from Portage Avenue when he stopped at a red light. The victim’s window was partially open when a suspect approached and asked for money at around 11:25 a.m. When he refused, the suspect took out a knife and threatened to hurt the man while trying to pull down the window.

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