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 - March 13 to 19, 2017
service recorded 42 files for the week. Here are some of those files.
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
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.
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.