Position – 7.5 hr/day
Starting June, 2017
Qualifications: Positive attitude; strong work ethic; excellent public
relations skills; team player; self motivated; computer proficient; detail
oriented; problem solver and good reasoning ability. Gr. 12 education;
strong consideration to post-secondary education; no criminal record.
Excellent benefits package. Starting wage is $17.32 per hour.
Applications will be accepted no later than April 28th, 2017 at 5:00 p.m.
submit in person, a letter of application, a resume with a minimum of 3
reference letters, Gr 12 Diploma and marks at the Winkler Police Service,
185 Main Street, Winkler between 9:00 am and
selected for further consideration will be contacted.
Winkler Police Service will be hosting its annual Bike Auction on
Thursday, May 4th, 2017
at 6:00 p.m. at the southwest corner of the Winkler Arena,
Street. Pre-auction viewing begins at 5:30 p.m.
The Winkler Police Service would like to thank Bill Klassen of Bill
Klassen Auctions Ltd. for graciously donating his time to help make this annual event
If you did not report your bicycle stolen last year, please do so before 5
2015. Once viewing begins, bicycles cannot be claimed.
Accurately recording the description of your bike greatly assists the
police in the recovery and return of your bicycle, should you become a
victim of theft. Include the make, model, serial number, colour, and
number of speeds if possible. The purchase and use of a bike lock is the
best defense against theft.
Do you REALLY know who
you are sending money to?
Five of the most common scams:
A caller says you’ve won a large amount of money in a lottery, but claims
the funds can only be released by paying a processing fee. If you send it,
they’ll keep asking for more money, with repeated excuses about why they
can’t release the prize.
Secret Shopper scam:
The suspect “hires” you by email to be a secret shopper, then sends a
cheque as payment. You’re asked to deposit the cheque and send a portion
by wire services. Eventually the cheque comes back as fraudulent, and
you’re out cash.
A person posing as your grandchild (or an officer or lawyer representing
the grandchild) calls and asks you to send money because he or she is in
trouble and/or arrested. The caller wants the money sent immediately, so
there’s no time to verify the call.
You get paid for an item you’re selling online or for an advertised rental
unit. The suspect sends a cheque for more than the agreed upon price and
asks that you send some money back. When the bank returns the cheque as
fraudulent, you’re out of pocket.
Canada Revenue Agency
person claiming to work for the CRA tells you that you’re under
investigation and must cooperate or risk prosecution and arrest.
Typically, the caller says the person’s social insurance number will be
“flagged” or compromised, then leads you to reveal personal information or
even agree to pay some fictitious debt.
If you get
such a call, hang up and report it to the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre
www.antifraudcentre-centreantifraude.ca or toll free at
believe you may be the victim of fraud, or have given personal or
financial information unwittingly, please contact your local police
information and tips, etc, find us on Facebook at Winkler Police Service and @winklerpolice
on Twitter and
Report - April 3 to 9, 2017
Service opened 61 files for the week. Here are some of those files.
Our office received a report from a woman who stated her elderly mother
was the victim of mischief overnight. She stated her mother heard a loud
bang at her door at about 2:00 a.m., and that when she opened her door in the morning, a recycling box
which had been leaned up against her door and partially filled with water,
tipped into the house spilling the contents on the floor. There are no
suspects at this time.
At approximately 1:00 p.m., officers received a report of a male walking
along the rows of cars on the Superstore parking lot behaving
suspiciously. The caller provided a good description of the male and
officers were able to locate him there. The investigation determined the
male to be 23 years of age and a resident of Altona. The male presented as
being confused and disoriented, having trouble speaking. He eventually
stated he was high on crystal methamphetamine and another unknown
substance which he had snorted. He was taken into custody until the
effects of the drugs had worn off, at which time he was released without
At approximately 1:20 a.m., a resident of Albert Street called to say he
just exited his house to find two males trying to open the door to his
vehicle. The males were described as tall and slim, both carrying
skateboards. Officers searched the area but did not locate anyone.
A 31 year old male was arrested for possession of marijuana and as a
result of that, for breaching his probation. Officers observed the man
riding a bicycle, carrying two large bags, prompting further
investigation. He will appear in court in Morden next month.
We are investigating an act of mischief after graffiti was found on the
and Grandeur Avenue. Damage was done by carving profanity into the wood.
Officers on patrol shortly after midnight observed a vehicle weaving
between the northbound lanes of Main Street and then make a wide turn onto
the 7-11 parking lot where he came to a stop. The driver identified
himself by way of a Manitoba Driver’s Licence. He stated he had only
consumed two beers however investigators felt he was minimizing the amount
as he presented as unsteady on his feet, with a strong odour of beverage
alcohol on his breath and slurred speech. He was arrested for impaired
driving and subsequently produced results of 180 and 170 mg / %, which is
more than double the legal limit. The 25 year old male resident of
Winkler is scheduled to appear in Morden Court to face charges of Impaired
Driving and Driving Over .08.
Officers were called to the Ardene Store in the Southland Mall by staff
who advised they had several shoplifters in custody. A male, age 18, was
consequently arrested for theft under $5000.00. A pair of pants valued at
$34.50 was recovered still suitable for resale. The male was released from
custody after being served an Adult Police Caution.
10:24 p.m., officers received an anonymous tip regarding an impaired
driver. The caller provided a description of the vehicle including the
licence plate number, which enabled officers to patrol towards the
suspect’s residence. The suspect vehicle was spotted as she turned onto
her driveway and followed to where she stopped. There she got out of her
vehicle and walked back towards the officers, clearly having difficulty
staying balanced and upright. This, coupled with a strong odour of liquor
on her breath led officers to form the opinion that she was highly
intoxicated by alcohol. She was arrested for impaired driving and
transported to the office for breath testing. The woman, who displayed a
wide spectrum of emotions, continued with verbally abusive and irrational
behavior throughout. She eventually provided two breath samples showing
concentrations of 220 and 230 milligrams of alcohol in her blood, nearly 3
times the legal limit of 80. A search of her purse incidental to her
arrest produced a quantity of marihuana. She was released on a Promise to
Appear the next day for a court appearance in
Court on May 9th. She faces charges of Impaired Driving, Driving over .08
and Possession of a Controlled Substance.
At approximately 12:15 p.m., a call was received from a Loss Prevention
Officer at the Superstore advising that a female shoplifter had been
apprehended however; she did not comply with his demands to return to the
store and responded by walking away. Officers attended to investigate and
were able to determine the identity of the suspect. The investigation
then led officers to a residence in Plum Coulee where the suspect was
located and arrested for theft under $5000.00. The accused is a resident
of Lac du Bonnet Manitoba and was here to visit a friend. She was
released on a Promise to Appear for May 23rd in Morden Court to a face a
single charge of theft under $5000.00.
Shortly after 9:00 p.m., officers received an anonymous complaint
regarding a male driving a lawn tractor on the road near the
Parkland area. Police were also advised that the male was holding
his young son on his lap and that he was driving on and off the roadway.
Officers headed to the area and noted a garden tractor leave the roadway
and proceed south on the sidewalk along
Street. When the Police vehicle pulled up to the garden tractor and
activated the emergency lights to stop it, the driver was observed
throwing a beer onto the ground, and also that he was holding a small
boy. The driver identified himself and stated he was coming from the bar.
He had difficulty standing and speaking, but was cooperative with
officers. A search of his person produced three unopened cans of beer.
He was placed under arrest for impaired driving and transported to the
police office. Breath testing produced two readings of 150mg/%.
Investigation also revealed that his driver’s licence was under
suspension. The man, age 41 and resident of Winkler, faces charges of
Impaired Driving, Driving over .08, Driving while Disqualified, and
Unlawful Transportation of Liquor in a Motor Vehicle. He was released to
his wife who signed a release form accepting responsibility for him.
conjunction with the Manitoba Public Insurance Distracted Driver
Initiative, officers issued four charges for cell phone use while
monitoring daytime traffic on
and one charge of Driving While Disqualified. Several other dates and
locations are planned dedicating resources to this cause. A conviction
for distracted driving carries a fine of $203.80 and two demerits.
officers dealt with and mediated numerous conflicts, several public
assistance calls, and one suspected drug overdose.