Man charged in string of business robberies in Winnipeg

By | July 31, 2019

A man caught after a Winnipeg business was robbed on Tuesday is responsible for eight other holdups during July, police say. Just after 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, officers were called about a knife-wielding man who robbed a convenience store on Ellice Avenue near Arlington Street, in the city’s West End. After grabbing some merchandise, the man ran from the store. Police… Read More »

Police asking public to avoid Brooklyn Street due to standoff; stretch of Ness closed to traffic

By | July 31, 2019

Winnipeg police said officers are dealing with an “armed and barricaded incident” at a residence in the 300 block of Brooklyn Street. People are asked to avoid the area. TRAFFIC ALERT:EB/WB NESS & BERRYPolice incident has closed EB/WB Ness at Berry to all traffic. Use alternate routes. #traffic #Winnipeg #WpgTMC — Winnipeg TMC (@WinnipegTMC) July 31, 2019 This… Read More »

Man in custody, people out safely as Winnipeg police end standoff

By | July 31, 2019

An “armed and barricaded situation” is over as Winnipeg police have taken a man into custody and others safely out of a house on Brooklyn Street. The police service’s heavily armed tactical unit had surrounded the home just off Ness Avenue. Crisis negotiators and the armoured vehicle were also at the scene, police spokesperson Const. Rob Carver said. Around 12:30… Read More »

Winnipeg neighbourhood in lockdown due to armed person barricaded in house

By | July 31, 2019

A Winnipeg neighbourhood is locked down and some houses have been evacuated due to what police say is an “armed and barricaded situation.” The police service’s heavily armed tactical unit has surrounded a home on Brooklyn Street, just off Ness Avenue. Crisis negotiators and the armoured vehicle are also at the scene, police spokesman Const. Rob Carver said. “People… Read More »

Armed and barricaded situation shuts down section of Ness Avenue

By | July 31, 2019

Traffic is blocked along a busy street near Polo Park shopping centre where Winnipeg police are involved in an armed and barricaded incident. The incident is at a house on Brooklyn Street, just off Ness Avenue, where the police service’s heavily-armed tactical unit has set up. Ness is closed between Century and Berry streets and people are urged to… Read More »

Police investigation shuts down section of Ness Avenue

By | July 31, 2019

Traffic is blocked along a busy street near Polo Park shopping centre. An investigation involving the police service’s heavily armed tactical unit has closed Ness Avenue between Century and Berry streets. Drivers are urged to avoid the area. No additional information is available at this time. Police have closed Ness Avenue between Century and Berry streets. (Trevor Brine/CBC)