Monday, July 25, 2022 - Winnipeg Police had a busy Sunday responding to assaults in our city.
On July 24, 2022, at approximately 5:45 p.m., the Winnipeg Police Service responded to The Forks grounds for the report of a group of people who had been assaulted.
Officers from the Central District attended and located three people suffering from the effects of being sprayed with an unknown substance. One of the accused, who fled, was arrested and placed in custody by officers following a short foot pursuit. A 12-year-old male, 15-year-old female and an 18-year-old female were transported to hospital and were released.
Officers believe the three victims were approached by three suspects who sprayed them with what was determined to be bear spray repellent. Officers also believe the attack was unprovoked.
The accused and the victims were not previously known to one another.
Two suspects are outstanding.
A 17-year-old male of Winnipeg has been charged with the following offences:
- Assault with a Weapon x 3
- Possession of a Weapon
- Fail to Comply with Probation Order x 2
The investigation continues.
Assault With a Weapon
On July 24, 2022, at approximately 7:00 p.m., the Winnipeg Police Service responded to Portage/Camden for a passenger threatening to stab the driver while on a city bus.
An adult female boarded an eastbound Portage Avenue bus a few minutes earlier and began to cause a disturbance. When the bus driver stopped the bus and requested she leave, she pulled out a knife and attempted to stab the driver around the protective plastic barrier.
The driver ordered all the passengers to exit to safety, and he jumped through the driver’s side window. The suspect fled on foot.
Police located the suspect in possession of the weapon at Portage/Camden. A Conducted Energy Weapon (CEW-Taser) was deployed, and she was taken into custody. An additional knife was located in her possession.
Destiny Dawn HARRY (41) of Winnipeg was charged with:
- Assault with a Weapon
- Possession of a Weapon x 2
- Fail to Comply with Release Order.
She was detained in custody.