Sawed-off rifle, shotgun, knives seized in 3 separate arrests: Winnipeg police

Winnipeg police say multiple weapons were seized, including a sawed-off 20-gauge shotgun, in three separate arrests in the city on Monday.


The Winnipeg Police Service says the first arrest took place around 1:45 p.m. at the corner of Burrows Avenue and Charles Street.

Officers say a 37-year-old suspect was riding a bicycle in breach of the Highway Traffic Act.

Police say they stopped the man and allegedly found two large knives in his possession.

The bike was reportedly stolen from a home in the St. Matthews neighbourhood last month and will be returned to its owner.

The suspect was charged with possession of a weapon, and possession of proceeds of property obtained by crime under $5,000.


A little over two hours later, police say they stopped another man riding a bike in breach of the Highway Traffic Act at Notre Dame Avenue and Hargrave Street.

The 28-year-old suspect allegedly fled on his bicycle when officers attempted to stop him.

Officers say he lost control of the bike on Young Street near Ellice Avenue, not far from the University of Winnipeg. The suspect then briefly fled on foot before being arrested.

WPS say they seized a sawed-off .22 calibre rifle.

The suspect is facing multiple charges, including possession of a prohibited or restricted weapon and resisting a peace officer. He was detained.


Later that night, around 11:35 p.m., a cadet unit reportedly came across a 23-year-old woman on Notre Dame Avenue and Balmoral Street breaking the Liquor, Gaming and Cannabis Control Act.

Police say she was detained for refusing to comply with police orders.

Officers allegedly found a sawed-off 20-gauge shotgun in her possession.

She was charged with unauthorized possession of a firearm, and carrying a concealed weapon, prohibited device or ammunition.

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