Three suspects arrested after stabbing and robbery

Windsor Police Service News Update
June 4, 2023
Case #: 23-58764
Three suspects arrested after stabbing and robbery

The Windsor Police Service has arrested three suspects in connection with a stabbing and robbery in the city’s west end.

Shortly before 5 a.m. on June 3, officers were dispatched to a residence in the 3200 block of College Avenue following a report of a stabbing. Officers found a 48-year-old female victim suffering from a laceration to her face. She was taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Officers learned that three male suspects had entered the victim’s residence and demanded money. When the victim refused, one of the suspects reportedly slashed her in the face with a weapon. The suspects then stole property from the victim and fled the scene.

Officers immediately began to search the surrounding area and located and arrested the three suspects in the 800 block of Huron Church Road.

Franklyn Wallace, 53, is charged with:
  • Assault causing bodily harm
  • Robbery
  • Breach of probation
Samuel Mengsteab, 25, is charged with:
  • Robbery 
  • Possession of a weapon for dangerous purposes 
  • Possession of stolen property
A 16-year-old male, who can't be named under the Youth Criminal Justice Act, is charged with robbery.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Major Crimes Unit at 519-255-6700, ext. 4830. They can also contact Crime Stoppers anonymously at 519-258-8477 (TIPS) or online at
For further information:
Contact the WPS Corporate Communication Unit's Public Information Officer at (519) 255-6700 ext. 4462.

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