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September 28, 2022 – Press release

Break and Enter and Firearms – Arrest: C22-184939

In August 2022, the Winnipeg Police Service learned that several firearms were stored in a storage locker in the 800 block of Waverley Street.

The Property Crimes Unit took over the investigation and identified a suspicious male with access to the storage unit.

During their investigation, investigators also learned the following:

– Between March 31, 2022 and April 1, 2022, a commercial property in the 700 block of Taché Avenue was broken into and numerous tools were stolen inside.
– Between July 4, 2022 and July 29, 2022, a commercial property in the 500 block of De la Seigneurie was broken into and many tools were stolen inside.

On August 15, 2022, investigators executed a search warrant at the storage locker and seized the following items:

– Winchester ’94 30/30 break-action rifle
– Husqvarna 30/06 bolt-action rifle
– Parker Hale 7mm bolt action rifle
– Loaded Crossman Bushmaster BB Rifle (modified to hold rifle ammo)
– Hilti Rotating Laser
– Dewalt 30 amp battery charger
– Hilti concrete drill
– Weiser Deadbolt Control smart wrenches (box of 12)

The suspect was not located at the time of the search warrant, and the provincial court issued a warrant for his arrest.

On September 27, 2022, at approximately 7:00 p.m., investigators attended Milner Ridge Correctional Facility in Beauséjour (where the suspect was being housed for an unrelated matter) and placed him under arrest.

Erik Petersen, 30, of Winnipeg, was charged with the following offences:

– Possession of a firearm knowing that its possession is not authorized x 3
– Possession of a weapon
– Failure to comply with the condition of the release order x 8
– Possession of firearms, restricted/prohibited weapons or illegal ammunition x 4
– Possession of property obtained by crime under $5,000 x 4

He remains in custody.

Firearm – Arrest: C22-224494

On September 27, 2022, at approximately 3:30 p.m., Downtown Community Support Officers patrolled the 600 block of Sargent Avenue as part of a crime suppression initiative.

Officers observed a male crossing the Sargent/Agnes intersection. The way he walked matched someone who might be armed and conceal a gun. The man was identified and an outstanding warrant was discovered.

As police attempted to arrest him, he resisted arrest and a struggle ensued, revealing a loaded sawed-off shotgun strapped to his leg. He was also in possession of ammunition and narcotics.

William Wayne Charles MURDOCK (25) of Winnipeg was charged with the following offences:

– Carrying a concealed weapon or prohibited device or ammunition
– Unauthorized possession of a firearm
– Possession of a firearm knowing that its possession is not authorized
– Possession of a loaded prohibited or restricted firearm
– Possession of a firearm or ammunition contrary to the prohibition order x 3
– Possession of a weapon
– Resist the Peace Officer
– Possession of a listed substance – methamphetamine
– Possession of a listed substance – Fentanyl
– Warrant: failure to comply with probation order

MURDOCK was held in custody.

Weapons – Arrest: C22-224942

On September 28, 2022, just after midnight, officers patrolling Westend observed a man running through a red light in Ellice/Maryland, refusing to stop for police. The suspect fell off the bicycle and continued to flee. After a short chase on foot, he was taken into custody.

He was identified and two warrants were discovered. A search revealed he had ammunition, knives and pepper spray, contrary to a court order.

Justin Roddy DUNSFORD (38 years old) of Winnipeg was charged with the following offences:

– Possession of a prohibited device or ammunition whose possession is not authorized
– Possession of a weapon x 3
– Possession of firearm, restricted/prohibited weapon or ammunition contrary to prohibition order x 3
– Warrant for failure to comply with bond order x 2
– Warrant for failure to comply with probation order

DUNSFORD was detained.

Assault Weapon/Police – Investigation: C22-224369

At around 1.30pm yesterday, an off-duty police officer traveling on a bus downtown identified himself as an officer and intervened when two men began an altercation with another lone passenger. The male passenger got out at Graham/Fort, and one of the other men followed him and began to assault him.

The officer got out of the bus and intervened in the assault, and the suspect started running. The officer chased him on foot, and a nearby construction worker intervened and helped put the suspect to the ground. The suspicious bear sprayed the officer and the man who helped him, then continued his escape on foot.

No arrests have been made and this investigation has been turned over to the Major Crimes Unit for further action.

Anyone in the area who has information about this incident is asked to contact the Major Crimes Unit at 204-986-6219 or Crime Stoppers at 204-786-TIPS (8477)


Constable Jay Murraypublic information officer
Constable Dani McKinnonpublic information officer

Constable Claude Chancypublic information officer

Kelly DehnPublic affairs manager

Office: 204-986-3061
Email: [email protected]