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:
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
Police Report - February 6 to 13, 2017
service recorded 51 files for the week. The following are some of those
After taking a complaint of “Uttering Threats”, officers assisted in
mediating a situation between two tenants who were at odds after one
tenant lodged a noise complaint against the other. In the end, an
understanding was gained by both, with one receiving a verbal warning for
an implied threat.
Several shoplifting incidents are under investigation after a complaint
was received from Wal-Mart. The incidents date back to January of 2017.
Officers were called by a tenant of a residence stating he was having a
disagreement with the landlord. Both parties were interviewed and seemed
to have a difference in the understanding of their rights and obligations
under the Landlord and Tenancies Act. Officers confirmed that the tenants
were in the residence past the lease, and that the tenants were packing
and planning to leave the following day. The landlord agreed to allow a
two extension to move out and clean the premise.
An investigation is underway after our office received a shoplifting
complaint from the Loss Prevention Unit at the Superstore. Surveillance
footage was provided as part of the complaint package.
While checking vehicles parked on the Winkler Library Parking Lot shortly
officers encountered a 15 year old male who was intoxicated by alcohol.
The male was arrested and taken to the Winkler Police Office to ascertain
and confirm his identity. He was subsequently charged under the Liquor and
Gaming Control Act for underage consumption of alcohol and turned over to
his legal guardian.
addition to the above this week, officers mediated two other dispute
situations, took two other theft complaints and issued four traffic