The following are some of the files that were opened with the Winkler Police Service during this time period.
January 28 – While en route to a motor vehicle accident, police observed a vehicle on Main Street equipped with a red flashing emergency light on its dashboard. Police conducted a traffic stop and upon speaking with the driver of the vehicle determined he was not authorized to use the emergency light. The light was subsequently seized by police.
Police were dispatched to a three vehicle collision at the intersection of Highway 14 and Main Street. Police learned a westbound vehicle attempted to turn south onto Main Street during a red light, colliding with an eastbound vehicle and a stopped northbound vehicle. The 33 year old male driver suffered minor injuries as a result of the collision and was issued a ticket for Proceeding Before Safe To Do So.
January 30 –Shortly before 8:30 a.m. police received a report of a vehicle that had driven into the front of a store located on Norquay Drive and fled the scene. The unoccupied vehicle was located a short time later parked at a store on Navigator Road. Police observed a female enter the vehicle and begin to drive away, at which time police proceeded to conduct a traffic stop. The female initially denied the allegations but later admitted that she accidentally drove into the store and then fled the scene because she did not possess a driver’s licence. The 49 year old female was issued tickets for Driving Without Holding a Valid Driver’s Licence and Failing to Give Required Information. The vehicle sustained a significant amount damage as a result of the accident and was towed from the scene.
A report was received regarding a verbal dispute between a female and her ex-boyfriend. Police attended the residence and assisted both parties in mediating the situation.
While on patrol police observed a vehicle lose control and come to a stop in a ditch on Pembina Avenue. Police learned the male’s driver’s licence was suspended and he was issued a ticket for Driving While Disqualified and his vehicle was impounded.
January 31 – Police conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle and learned the driver did not possess a valid driver’s licence and the vehicle was unregistered. The male was issued tickets for these offences and the vehicle was towed from the scene.
February 1 – Police were dispatched to a residence after receiving a phone call via 911 from a male who stated he mistakenly placed the call. Police attended and spoke with the male who initially stated he accidentally called 911, but then admitted that he and his wife were having a verbal altercation and after placing the call he changed his mind about requesting police assistance. Police confirmed with all parties that no assault took place and the male agreed to spend the next few days elsewhere.
A female reported that her vehicle was rear-ended while stopped at the corner of 14th Street South and Pembina Avenue. The female spoke with the driver of the other vehicle who advised he did not have his driver’s licence or registration, and provided a false name to the female. This file is still under investigation.
February 2 – Shortly before 1:30 a.m. police were dispatched to a residence on Shelby Bay regarding a noise complaint. Police attended, located three people inside a hot tub in the backyard speaking loudly and issued the homeowners a verbal warning.
Police conducted a traffic stop and while speaking with the driver of the vehicle noted the odour of liquor on his breath and the driver admitted to police that he had recently consumed liquor. The driver complied to a demand for a breath sample which resulted in a “Warn” reading. The 28 year old male was issued a 72 hour driver’s licence suspension and his vehicle was towed from the scene.
While on patrol police observed a vehicle travel through a red light without making any attempt to stop. Police conducted a traffic stop and issued the 17 year old driver a ticket for driving through the red light.
Police were dispatched to a local hotel after receiving a complaint of an intoxicated guest who was disturbing other hotel guests. The male was informed by hotel staff that he was no longer welcome to stay at the hotel. Police determined the male was unable to care for himself and transported him to the Winkler Police Service where he was lodged under the Intoxicated Persons Detention Act until sober.
February 3 – At approximately 3:30 a.m. police received a report from a female who stated that she and her friends were being followed by an unknown male while walking on Main Street. Police provided the females with a ride home, and patrolled the area but were unable to locate the suspicious male.
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