Two assault suspects remain at large; police searching for alleged drug dealer

Cop briefs — March 18, 2023


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Two suspects remain at large

While police have captured one suspect connected to the assault of two people in Dauphin on Monday, two suspects remain at large.

Manitoba RCMP announced Friday afternoon that officers arrested 24-year-old Dauphin resident Fred Parenteau, although police are still looking for Samuel and Kathleen Flatfoot of Pine Creek First Nation.

All three suspects are accused of assaulting and robbing a pair of Westman residents earlier this week, with both victims sustaining serious injuries.

Dauphin RCMP were called to a Tim Hortons on Main Street South at 5:35 a.m. Monday.

At the scene, police located a 45-year-old woman from Pine Creek First Nation with life-threatening injuries. She was transported to a nearby hospital and later transferred to Winnipeg in critical condition.

Police found a second victim a short distance away, a 66-year-old Dauphin man also with serious injuries from an assault.

He was taken to a nearby hospital where he remains in stable condition.

RCMP determined that the two victims were assaulted by three people at a business on the 1500 block of Main Street South, the same block as the Tim Hortons.

Anyone with information about these incidents is asked to contact Dauphin RCMP at 204-622-5050 or Manitoba Crime Stoppers anonymously by calling 1-800-222-8477 or submitting a secure tip online at

Police seek suspected drug dealer

Brandon police are asking for the public’s help in locating Christopher Holwinko, who is wanted for allegedly possessing illicit drugs for the purpose of trafficking.

Officers executed a search warrant at Holwinko’s Brandon residence on March 8 and seized large quantities of cocaine and methamphetamine, a loaded firearm and drug-trafficking paraphernalia, police say.

An arrest warrant was issued for Holwinko when police couldn’t find him.

Anyone with information that could lead to Holwinko’s arrest is asked to call Brandon Crime Stoppers at 204-727-TIPS (8477), visiting or by texting BCSTIP and your message to CRIMES (274637).

Crime Stoppers pays up to $2,000 cash for information that leads to the solution of a crime.

Man wanted for theft

Brandon police are looking for a man who reportedly stole a gift card and a cheque book from a vehicle that was parked near 39th Street and Victoria Avenue on the evening of Jan. 28.

After the theft, a suspect was captured on video at a nearby business and police hope to find him by releasing the footage to the public.

Anyone with information on the suspect’s whereabouts is asked to contact Brandon Crime Stoppers by calling 204-727-TIPS (8477), visiting or by texting BCSTIP and your message to CRIMES (274637).

Crime Stoppers pays up to $2,000 cash for information that leads to the solution of a crime.

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