July 14, 2017 6:20 pm

Winnipeg police ask for help finding suspect with long list of charges after fight with officer

Dallas Tyler Friesen is wanted for a long list of charges by Winnipeg police.

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Winnipeg police are searching for a 33-year-old man who threw hot coffee in a police officer’s face and pushed him down a flight of stairs while fleeing.

At approximately 9:30 a.m. on Monday a “suspect male”, was seen in a cab, according to a police news release.

The vehicle was pulled over in the 700 block of Redwood Avenue. The suspect, Dallas Tyler Friesen, then attempted to flee into a nearby home with an officer in pursuit.

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During the foot pursuit, the officer was “splashed with hot coffee and pushed down a set of stairs.” The release said that a loaded firearm and a set of handcuffs fell out of a bag the suspect had around his neck.

When Friesen exited the home he tried to pass off a purse to a woman that had left a nearby residence. While the purse was handed over to police, Friesen fled.

The purse contained “an amount of crack cocaine, methamphetamine, heroin and a substance believed to be fentanyl.” The total value of the items in the purse is estimated to be $11,500.

The woman was taken into custody.

Lyric Charisse Laye, 25, from Selkirk was charged with a number of firearms and drug-related offences and obstructing a peace officer.

Winnipeg police are asking for the public’s help finding Friesen. He’s described as standing 6’1″ and weighing approximately 231 pounds. He has brown hair and blue eyes.

Police warn that he should not be approached and to call 911 if he is seen. Anyone with information regarding his whereabouts is asked to contact police at 1-204-986-6222 or Crime Stoppers at 1-204-786-8477.

Friesen is facing a long list of offences:

  • Possession of a Weapon x 2
  • Possession of a Scheduled Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking – Cocaine
  • Possession of a Scheduled Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking – Heroin
  • Possession of a Scheduled Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking – Fentanyl
  • Possession of a Scheduled Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking – Methamphetamine
  • Possession of Proceeds of Property Obtained by Crime Under $5,000
  • Transport Firearm or Restricted Weapon Contrary to Regulation
  • Possession of a Firearm Knowing its Possession is Unauthorized
  • Possession of a Prohibited or Restricted Firearm with Ammunition
  • Possession of Firearm, Restricted/Prohibited Weapon or Ammunition Contrary to Prohibition Order
  • Carrying Concealed Weapon Prohibited Device or Ammunition x 2
  • Escape Lawful Custody
  • Possession of Firearm, Restricted/Prohibited Weapon or Ammunition Contrary to Prohibition Order
  • Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm in Motor Vehicle

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