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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 - February 6 to 13, 2017

Our police service recorded 51 files for the week.  The following are some of those files.

February 6th
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.

February 6th
Several shoplifting incidents are under investigation after a complaint was received from Wal-Mart. The incidents date back to January of 2017.

February 6th
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.

February 8th
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.

February 10th
While checking vehicles parked on the Winkler Library Parking Lot shortly before
10:00 p.m., 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.

In addition to the above this week, officers mediated two other dispute situations, took two other theft complaints and issued four traffic tickets.