Police Report

January 21 – January 27

The following are some of the files that were opened with the Winkler Police Service during this time period.

January 21 – A resident of Pembina Avenue reported that several weeks earlier her unlocked vehicle and garage were rummaged through, and a small amount of spare change was stolen as a result.

Police were dispatched to a residence regarding a 16 year old female who had overdosed on drugs. Paramedics transported the female to the hospital where she was treated and later returned home. Police did not find any drugs in the female’s possession and the female did not wish to provide any information to police.

A female reported that she was parked on her driveway when a suspicious male approached her vehicle. The female had a large dog in her vehicle which began barking and scared away the suspicious male. Police patrolled the area but were unable to locate the male suspect.

January 22 – The owner of a business located on Monticello Way reported that an outbuilding on the property was broken into and several tools were stolen. The owner also advised police that over the past several weeks smaller items were noticed to have gone missing as well. This file is still under investigation.

Police were dispatched to a residence regarding a verbal dispute between a female and her ex-boyfriend. Police assisted both parties in mediating the situation.

Loss prevention personnel of a local grocery store reported that a male attempted to leave the store without paying for a large amount of merchandise. The 64 year old male left the scene prior to police arrival, but later attended the Winkler Police Service where he was arrested for Theft Under $5000 and released on a Promise to Appear with conditions.

January 23 – Police received a disclosure of a historical sexual assault. This investigation is ongoing.

January 24 – Police received a report of a large commercial truck that was cut off by a minivan while travelling along Pembina Avenue near 15th Street. In an effort to avoid striking the minivan, the driver of the truck veered and struck the pedestrian light on Pembina Avenue. The driver of the truck did not obtain the licence plate of the minivan.

A report of shoplifting was received from loss prevention personnel of a local grocery store regarding a female who attempted to leave the store without paying for approximately $830 worth of merchandise. The 30 year old female was arrested for Theft Under $5000 and transported to the Winkler Police Service, where she was later released on a Promise to Appear with conditions.

The facility manager of an apartment complex reported that a television was stolen from the common room several weeks earlier. This investigation is ongoing.

January 25 – A report was received of a Break, Enter & Theft to a construction site located on Roblin Boulevard East where a covered trailer and numerous tools were stolen from the site. This file is still under investigation.

A female reported a Hit and Run that occurred on January 24th involving a truck that backed into her van. The female honked the horn in an attempt to get the driver’s attention however the truck drove away. This file is still under investigation.

January 26 – Police were dispatched to a motor vehicle accident at the intersection of Park Street and Highway 14 involving two vehicles. Police learned a southbound vehicle attempted to cross the highway and in the process collided with a westbound vehicle. The driver of the southbound vehicle was issued a ticket for proceeding before safe to do so.

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