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The Winkler Police Service is looking for a responsible articulate individual to fill the position of POLICE CONSTABLE.  Both trained and untrained individuals are encouraged to apply.  Applicants MUST obtain an applicant package from the Winkler Police Service by picking one up at our office, printing one from this website, or requesting one by mail.  This package contains precise information outlining requirements and documents needed to apply.  Completed packages must be received by 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 13, 2017.


Do you REALLY know who you are sending money to?

Five of the most common scams:

Lottery scam: 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.

Grandparent scam: 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.

Overpayment scam: 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 scam: A 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 online at www.antifraudcentre-centreantifraude.ca or toll free at 1-888-495-8501.

If you believe you may be the victim of fraud, or have given personal or financial information unwittingly, please contact your local police service.



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Police Report - March 13 to 19, 2017

Our police service recorded 42 files for the week.  Here are some of those files.

March 16th
Officers were called to the Superstore by a Loss Prevention employee advising they had two shoplifters in custody.  A second call from the employee was received shortly thereafter, advising the suspects had fled in a vehicle. A description of the vehicle, including the licence plate number was provided. That information allowed officers to determine that the vehicle was registered an owner with a Morden address.  The address was checked by Morden officers who confirmed that the suspect vehicle was parked on the driveway. Winkler officers attended and arrested a 39 year old male and a 27 year old female at that address without incident.  The male was remanded into custody and transported to the Winnipeg Remand Center. He faces one charge of Theft Under $5000.00 and two charges of Breaching Probation.  The female was released on a Promise to Appear with an Undertaking to face one charge each of Theft Under $5000.00 and Breaching Probation.

March 17th
At approximately 4:00 a.m., occupants of a vehicle were reported to be shooting fireworks from within while traveling on Main Street.  Officers caught up to the vehicle and questioned the occupants who admitted to doing so.  They agreed to relinquish the remaining fireworks for destruction by police, and were issued warnings for their behaviour.

March 19th
Officers located and stopped a pickup truck after receiving a complaint from a witness who had observed the driver vomiting outside of the truck before getting in and driving away.  Officers spoke with the driver who stated he had just dropped off passengers who had been drinking. He explained that he was the designated driver and had not been drinking.  Observations made by the officers, coupled with scientific evidence produced by a breathalyzer instrument proved the driver’s statement to be untrue.  The investigation determined that the driver, a resident of Morden, was just under the legal limit, and that he had been in this situation before.  As a result, his driver’s licence was seized and he was issued a 15 day suspension.