Police Report

June 24 – July 7

June 24 – Police were dispatched to a residence regarding a male who was damaging property inside the home. Police found the male to be exhibiting signs of methamphetamine use, arrested him under the Mental Health Act and he was transported to the hospital for assessment. After the male was medically cleared he was lodged at the Winkler Police Service under the Intoxicated Persons Detention Act until sober.

Police received a report of fraud involving a Facebook message which offered a government grant of $150,000. In order for the complainant to receive the grant money, the fraudster first required a large payment to be made in the form of Google Play cards. The complainant proceeded to purchase the cards and provide the card numbers to the fraudster. The complainant was unable to recover the lost funds and was warned of the dangers of online scams.

June 25 – Police were dispatched to the report of an unattended infant in a vehicle parked on a residential street. Police noted the windows to be rolled down slightly and parked in the shade. Police located the infant’s mother, cautioned her about leaving her baby unattended in a vehicle and requested that she remove the child from the vehicle.

June 26 – A complaint was received shortly after 8:00 p.m. regarding an intoxicated male who was passed out in a truck box located at an apartment building. Police arrested the 17-year-old male under the Intoxicated Persons Detention Act and he was transported to the hospital for assessment due to his age. Police issued the male a ticket for Consumption of liquor by a minor, which was explained to his father at the hospital, and released the male to hospital staff.

At approximately 8:30 p.m. a complaint was received regarding a male youth who was in medical distress at a public park due to alcohol intoxication. The 13-year-old male was transported to the hospital for medical assessment, and police learned several other male youths had been consuming liquor at that time as well. As a result, three male youths were issued tickets for Consumption of liquor by a minor.

June 27 – As the result of a traffic stop, three individuals were arrested for Possession of Methamphetamine. A female youth and 28-year-old male were each released on a Promise to Appear with conditions. A 29-year-old male, who was also charged with Driving an unregistered vehicle and Driving while disqualified, was remanded into custody to appear in Winnipeg Provincial Court on June 28th, 2019.

June 28 – Police received a report of a male who appeared to be overdosing on methamphetamine. The male admitted to police that he used methamphetamine that evening and was transported to the hospital for assessment.

Shortly before 2:00 a.m. police conducted a traffic stop as part of a methamphetamine trafficking investigation. As a result, a 32-year-old female was charged with Possession of Methamphetamine for the Purpose of Trafficking and released on a Promise to Appear with conditions. A 39-year-old female was charged with Possession of Methamphetamine for the Purpose of Trafficking, Possession of Cocaine, Possession of Proceeds of Property Obtained by Crime and Breaching a Recognizance, and was remanded into custody to appear in Winnipeg Provincial Court on June 29th, 2019. A 41-year-old male was charged with Possession of Proceeds of Property Obtained by Crime and remanded into custody to appear in Winnipeg Provincial Court on June 29th, 2019. Three other adults were also arrested in relation to this investigation and released without charges.

A female reported an attempted fraud that occurred on June 1st regarding a job posting on a local website for a cleaning position. The fraudster advised the female she would be mailed a cheque to cover the cost of cleaning supplies, and the female became suspicious and did not respond to any more emails. The female later received a cheque in the amount of $2850, which she determined to be fake and did not attempt to deposit. A similar report was received from another individual on July 2nd.

Police received a report of a bicycle that was stolen while parked outside a local store.

An elderly female reported an attempted fraud involving an individual who claimed to be calling from her banking institution. The female was advised her credit card was compromised and she allowed the fraudster to access her computer. The female was then advised that funds were deposited into her credit card account, and she was requested to purchase a large amount of Google Play cards. The female made three attempts to purchase the cards, but the transactions did not go through and her credit card was declined. The fraudster then advised the female the funds deposited into her credit card account had been removed. The female was advised of the dangers of gift card scams and to have her computer examined.

Police were dispatched to a local restaurant regarding a highly intoxicated female who was causing a disturbance, and was later learned to have licked a patron’s face. The female was arrested under the Intoxicated Persons Detention Act and transported to the Winkler Police Service, during which time she became extremely upset. The female was lodged until sober and released without charges.

A report was received regarding a highly intoxicated teenaged male who was passed out a local park. Police attended and requested that paramedics attend as the male was a youth. The male was transported to the hospital for assessment and later issued a ticket for Consumption of liquor by a minor.

June 30 – Police received a report regarding an intoxicated male who was lying in a ditch near a park. Police attended, noted the male to be highly intoxicated, and arrested him under the Intoxicated Persons Detention Act. The male was later released once sober.

A female youth reported that she was requested to send revealing photographs to a male she was messaging through Instagram. The female sent several photographs to the male but later blocked him. The male then contacted her through another account and threatened to post the photographs. The female was advised of the dangers of sending these types of photographs and to be careful as to who she follows on social media. She was also advised to block the male and create new social media accounts.

July 2 – Police were dispatched to a fight involving a female and male. Police arrived on scene and learned that an argument took place and the female proceeded to assault the male. The male did not wish to press charges and both parties separated ways.

While on patrol police observed a male who was unsteady on his feet and appeared to be intoxicated. Upon speaking with the male police determined he was under the influence of a drug and arrested him for being intoxicated in a public place. While searching the male incident to arrest he was found to be in possession of several different medications for which he did not have a prescription. Police also learned the male was under conditions to not possess any illegal drugs. The male was charged with Breaching a Recognizance (x2) and later released once sober on a Promise to Appear with conditions.

At approximately 11:00 a.m. police were dispatched to a local store after receiving a report of an intoxicated female who was causing a disturbance. While speaking with the female police learned she was wanted on the strength of two warrants from another police agency. The female was arrested on the strength of the warrants, transported to the Winkler Police Service, and released on a Promise to Appear with conditions and an Appearance Notice for Consuming liquor in a public place.

While on an unrelated call police were approached by a male who admitted to stealing a donation box containing $50 from a local hotel the previous evening. The male stated he was under the influence of drugs at the time of the theft and now wished to return the money. Police returned the money to the hotel and were advised by management that they did not wish to press charges. Hotel staff later learned the male was frequently attending the hotel to use the washrooms and Wi-Fi, and requested the male be banned from the property. The male was later located and served a banishment notice.

Shortly before 7:00 p.m. police received a report of an intoxicated female who was causing a disturbance in the parking lot of a local hotel. Police located the female, who was previously arrested at 11:00 a.m., and found her to be highly intoxicated. The female, who was extremely belligerent toward police, was arrested under the Intoxicated Persons Detention Act and arrested for Failing to Comply with a Probation Order. The female was released once sober on a Promise to Appear and Appearance Notice for Consuming liquor in a public place.

July 4 – Police were dispatched to the intersection of Highway 14 and 1st Street regarding a motor vehicle accident. Police attended and learned a northbound vehicle was travelling through the intersection when it was struck by an eastbound vehicle which failed to stop at the red light. No injuries were reported to police, and the driver of the eastbound vehicle was issued a ticket for Disobeying a traffic control device, namely a red light.

July 7 – While on patrol police observed a male who appeared to be unsteady on his feet and yelled at police as they drove by. Police spoke with the male, found him to be intoxicated and in the possession of open liquor, and arrested him under the Intoxicated Persons Detention Act. The male was later released once sober with a ticket for Consuming liquor in a public place.

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