The following are some of the files that were opened with the Winkler Police Service during this time period.
April 8 – The owner of a local store reported an attempted break and enter that occurred sometime during the early morning hours of April 7th. This file is still under investigation.
Police received a complaint of several vehicles loudly revving their engines on a public parking lot. Police attended and issued one of the drivers a written warning for failing to attach a front licence plate, failing to have mud flaps covering the vehicle’s tires and having illegal window tint. Several days later the driver attended the Winkler Police Service and officers confirmed that all issues had been remedied.
While monitoring traffic on 6th Street police observed a vehicle loudly rev its engine as it turned and continued onto Mountain Avenue. Police conducted a traffic stop and issued the 18 year old driver of the vehicle a ticket for Making unnecessary noise, which carried a $237 fine.
April 9 – Police observed a vehicle travelling at a high rate of speed along Highway 428 and obtained a reading of 73 km/h in a 50 km/h zone. Police conducted a traffic stop and requested the driver’s identification, to which she produced her passport and advised her driver’s licence was at home. Through further investigation police learned the 22 year old female’s driver’s licence was suspended and she was issued a $672 ticket for Driving While Disqualified, a verbal warning for speeding and her vehicle was towed from the scene.
Police were dispatched to an apartment complex after receiving a complaint of a male and female who could be heard fighting from outside the building. Police attended, located the individuals and confirmed that the argument was verbal and no physical assault had taken place.
April 10 – A male reported that he was threatened via social media by another male. This investigation is ongoing.
Police received a report of a domestic dispute between a male and female. Police arrived on scene and observed a female with a visible injury who stated that she was assaulted by her boyfriend. The 27 year old male was arrested for Assault and held in custody until the following morning, at which time he was transported to appear in Portage la Prairie Provincial Court.
April 11 – At approximately 10:45 p.m. police conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle parked in a public parking lot. While speaking with the driver police noted him to be extremely confused and learned he was likely experiencing a medical emergency. Police contacted paramedics who arrived on scene and treated the male. Once medically cleared police provided the male with a ride to his residence.
April 12 – Shortly before 3:30 a.m. police were dispatched to an apartment building after receiving a complaint of several males fighting inside one of the units. Police attended and spoke with three intoxicated males who advised they had a verbal argument but no assault had taken place. Police advised all parties to keep down the noise.
Police were advised of a vacant residence that was flooded with water. Police attended, observed water covering the main floor, and contacted City of Winkler staff to shut off the water to the residence. Police also contacted the property representative of the residence and advised of the damage. This file is still under investigation.
Police observed a driver using her cellphone while travelling along 1st Street and proceeded to conduct a traffic stop. Police requested the female’s driver’s licence to which she advised that she did not have it with her. Further investigation revealed the female was suspended from driving. The female’s vehicle was impounded and she was issued a ticket for Driving While Disqualified along with a verbal warning for using a cellphone while driving.
April 13 – While in the area of Cargill Road police observed a vehicle squeal its tires multiple times, causing black marks on the roadway. Police conducted a traffic stop and issued the driver of the vehicle a ticket for Making unnecessary noise.
Police were dispatched to a local store regarding a possible domestic dispute between a female and her husband. Police attended and spoke with the male who advised that several days ago he was assaulted by his wife during an argument. Police located the 36 year old female outside the store, arrested her for Assault and transported her to the Winkler Police Service. The female was later released on a Promise to Appear with conditions.
April 14 – At approximately 12:30 a.m. a complaint was received of a loud party inside one of the units of an apartment complex. Police attended and advised the occupants to keep down the noise.
Between the hours of 8:30 p.m. and 11:00 p.m. police issued five Speeding tickets to five separate drivers travelling on Main Street. The speed readings obtained ranged from 70 km/h to 76 km/h in the 50 km/h zone.
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