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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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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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Man Punched in Road Rage Assault Leaving Centennial Concert Hall

Man Punched in Road Rage Assault Leaving Centennial Concert Hall

Winnipeg Police CrestWINNIPEG — A 63-year-old man leaving a show at the Centennial Concert Hall was punched in a road rage incident on January 6.

Police say the victim was being picked up on Market Street near Main Street at around 11:40 p.m. when a white Mercedes Benz was attempting to merge through traffic from behind. A man got out of the Mercedes and punched the victim in the upper body.

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Winnipeg Police Officer Charged with Drunk Driving

Winnipeg Police Officer Charged with Drunk Driving

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(Impaired driving image via Shutterstock)

A Winnipeg police officer has been charged with impaired driving after their vehicle was found parked on the shoulder of the Trans-Canada Highway west of Headingley.

RCMP came across the vehicle at around 8:30 a.m. on November 20 and found the lone occupant in the driver’s seat. The driver displayed signs of being intoxicated and was arrested.

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