Police Report

August 27 – September 9

During this time period our police service opened 171 files. The following are some of those files.

August 27 – At approximately 3:45 a.m., police were dispatched to a residence on Pearl Street regarding a domestic dispute. Police learned that a verbal argument had taken place between a male and female, and confirmed that no physical assault had occurred. The male agreed to spend the rest of the night elsewhere.

August 28 – Police received a report of a historic sexual assault involving a teenaged female and adult male. This file is still under investigation.

A local retail store reported a theft involving a male that departed the store without paying for several items of merchandise. This investigation is ongoing.

Police were requested to assist in removing an unwanted male from a residence on Park Street. Police attended and requested that the male leave the residence, to which he complied and departed the scene.

A report was received of two suspicious males walking along Mountain Avenue, one of whom appeared to be carrying a firearm. Police located the two males on 9th Street and found one of the males to be carrying an airsoft pistol. Both males were found to be under the impairment of drugs and alcohol, and were arrested under the Intoxicated Persons Detention Act. The airsoft pistol was relinquished, and both males were later released once sober.

City of Winkler staff reported that both a washroom and sign at a public park were vandalized with spray paint. The graffiti has since been removed.

August 29 – A female reported that she had been sexually assaulted by a male that was known to her. While providing a statement the female also disclosed that the same male had sexually assaulted her on two other occasions over the past year. The 68 year old male was arrested for Sexual Assault (x3) and released on a Promise to Appear with conditions.

Police received a complaint regarding a resident of Mountain Avenue burning garbage in his backyard. Police attended, advised the male that burning garbage within city limits was not permitted, and the male subsequently extinguished the fire.

August 30 – Police were dispatched to the Winkler Centennial Library regarding an assault that took place involving several individuals who were sprayed with mace. Witnesses provided a description of the male suspect possessing the mace and the female driver of the vehicle that left the scene. The 18 year old female was later located and arrested for Assault with a Weapon (x4), and was released on a Promise to Appear with conditions. The 17 year old male was later arrested for Assault with a Weapon (x4) along with Possessing a Weapon for a Danger Purpose, and was released on a Promise to Appear with conditions.

Police were dispatched to a residence on Pearl Street regarding a disturbance involving a male who was yelling and screaming at residents inside the home. Police attended and confirmed that no physical assault had taken place. While on scene police learned that the 19 year old male had a warrant from another agency and was subsequently arrested. The male was later released on a Promise to Appear.

September 1 – Police observed a dirt bike travelling along 8th Street South and issued the driver a verbal warning. The driver stated he would not drive the dirt bike within city limits again.

Police received a complaint of a male causing a disturbance near the Winkler Police Service. Police located the male suspect on 6th Street, found him to be highly intoxicated and arrested him under the Intoxicated Persons Detention Act. The male was later released to his sober girlfriend.

September 2 – Shortly after 12:00 a.m., police were dispatched to an area of Park Street regarding a reported stabbing that had taken place. Police arrived on scene to find a large group of intoxicated individuals standing outside, including two females yelling and screaming. Police were able to determine that no stabbing had taken place, and arrested the two females under the Intoxicated Persons Detention Act. Once sober, both females were released without charges.

A resident of Park Street reported that he heard his car alarm go off and proceeded outside where he found a knife next to his vehicle on the driveway. Police examined the vehicle, found no signs of attempted entry, and the knife was relinquished to police.

September 3 – A resident of Southview Drive reported that an unwanted male was causing a disturbance inside the residence and requested police assistance. Police attended however the intoxicated male had left the scene prior to police arrival. Police searched the area but were unable to locate the male suspect.

Police received a report of attempted extortion from a male who was conversing with a female on Facebook and sent an inappropriate video of himself to the female upon her request. The female then demanded the male pay $7000 or she would forward the video to his Facebook friends. Police advised the male to block the female from his account.

September 6 – A teenaged male reported that he was threatened by his girlfriend’s father. The 71 year old male was arrested for Uttering Threats and released on a Promise to Appear with conditions.

A resident of Mountain Avenue reported a suspicious male who was looking in his window. Police attended and spoke with the male suspect who appeared to be intoxicated. Police later learned the male was not intoxicated but was confused and looking into the window as he believed that was his friend’s residence. Police provided the male with a ride to his friend’s residence.

A resident of Merlin Drive reported that his canoe was stolen out of his backyard sometime between September 1st and September 5th.

September 7 – Police received a report of damage to a vehicle that occurred on August 29th while parked at the Winkler Arena. The damage consisted of scratches on the hood and scratches on the driver’s door that appeared as though someone had attempted to gain entry to the vehicle.

September 9 – Two individuals were reported to be smoking marihuana at a local public park. Police attended, seized a small amount of marihuana and issued verbal cautions to the individuals for Possession of Marihuana.

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