(WINNIPEG, MB) – On June 27, 2018, at approximately 7:30 p.m., General Patrol and Central Traffic Unit members responded to a report of a female victim that had been stabbed in the arm with a needle at a shopping mall in the 1200 block of St. Mary’s Road. The suspect female had since fled.
Upon arrival, officers worked with security personnel to locate the suspect in another part of the mall where she was taken into custody. A search of her resulted in the seizure of 1.10 grams of methamphetamine, identification in the name of another female and stolen merchandise.
The victim was transported to hospital where she received medical treatment.
Major Crime Unit detectives continued with the investigation. It is believed that the victim and the suspect were in the same store when, without warning or provocation, the suspect stabbed the victim in the arm with a hypodermic needle with a syringe containing a fluid though to contain a destructive or noxious thing. The suspect then fled the store with stolen items causing a security sensor to activate an audible alarm.
The victim and the suspect were not known to each other.
Jessie Kayla Genaille, a 30-year-old female of Winnipeg,has been charged with:
- Aggravated Assault
- Administer Noxious Thing with Intent – Endanger Life or Cause Bodily Harm
- Possession of Scheduled Substance – Methamphetamine
- Possession of an Identity Document
- Theft under $5,000
- Fail to Comply with Probation Order (x2)
She was detained in custody, but may have been granted bail since, according to a source close to the accused.
Source: Winnipeg Police Service Media Release