During this time period our police service opened 178 files. The following are some of those files.
June 26 – At approximately 5:00 p.m. police received a complaint of an erratic driver weaving in and out of his lane while travelling on 1st Street. Police located the suspect vehicle and learned it was involved in a minor accident with another vehicle. As police were speaking with the driver he was twitching, swaying side to side and speaking extremely fast while slurring his words. Police arrested the male for Driving While Impaired, and a Drug Recognition Expert confirmed that the driver was under the influence of a drug. A search of his vehicle resulted in the seizure of several items of drug paraphernalia. The 19 year male old driver was lodged until sober and released the following morning on a Promise to Appear with conditions.
June 27 – Police received a report from an 18 year old male who stated that his father had assaulted him and since departed the scene. The father later attended the Winkler Police Service where he was arrested for Assault and released on a Promise to Appear with conditions.
June 28 – Police were advised of vandalism that occurred to a vehicle while it was parked at a business on Diamond Drive. The damage consisted of a smashed window and broken steering wheel column.
June 29 – A report was received of a male walking barefoot along Park Street that appeared to be under the influence of some form of drug. Police located the male suspect who admitted to police that he had used methamphetamine the previous night. The 32 year old male was arrested under the Intoxicated Persons Detention Act and lodged until sober.
Police were dispatched to a local retail store regarding a theft that had taken place involving a male who fled on bicycle after stealing several items of cosmetics. Police patrolled the area but were unable to locate the suspect. On July 5th the 17 year old male involved in the theft attended the Winkler Police Service and turned himself in. The male was arrested for Theft Under $5000 and was released on a Promise to Appear with conditions.
June 30 – A report was received of five males rollerblading on Prairie View Drive, three of whom were reported to be naked and urinating on the roadway. Police patrolled the area but were unable to locate the suspects.
A staff member of a local store reported a suspected theft that occurred the evening of June 29th. The complainant stated that a suspicious male was behaving in a bizarre manner inside the store. The male then departed the store, leaving behind a shopping bag containing two pairs of pants and a pair of boots damaged by security ink tags. This file is still under investigation.
July 1 – Police received a complaint of uttering threats involving a young male and female. Police learned that the male and female were involved in an altercation during which time each individual keyed the other’s vehicle, however afterward the male threatened the female with a knife. Police arrested the 18 year old male for Assault with a Weapon, Possess a Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose, Uttering Threats and Mischief over $5000. The male was later released on a Promise to Appear with conditions.
July 2 – Police received a complaint of a suspected impaired driver travelling on Main Street. Police located the suspect vehicle and conducted a traffic stop, during which time the driver exited her vehicle. Police noted the female to be unsteady on her feet and have the odour of liquor emanating from her breath. The female was arrested for Driving While Impaired and transported to the Winkler Police Service. Two breath samples were obtained resulting in readings of 150 mg% and 140 mg%, therefore the accused was also arrested for Driving Over .08. The 25 year old female was released on a Promise to Appear with conditions, was issued a ticket for Carrying Liquor in a Vehicle, her vehicle was impounded for 30 days and her driver’s licence was suspended.
July 4 – While on patrol police conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle with inactive registration. The driver exited the vehicle and police observed that he was unsteady on his feet, had slurred speech and smelled strongly of liquor. The 20 year old male, a resident of Miami, was arrested for Driving While Impaired and transported to the Winkler Police Service where two breath samples of 160 mg% and 150 mg% were obtained. The accused was also arrested for Driving Over .08 and was later released to a sober adult on a Promise to Appear with conditions. The vehicle being driven at the time of the incident was impounded for 90 days, the accused’s driver’s licence was suspended for three months, and he was issued tickets for Driving While Disqualified, Driving an Unregistered Vehicle and Carrying Open Liquor in a Vehicle.
Police received a complaint from a male who advised that he was almost struck by a vehicle while riding his bicycle, resulting in a verbal altercation between himself and a passenger in the vehicle. The passenger proceeded to exit the vehicle and chase the complainant with a baseball bat. The complainant was unable to provide a licence plate number for the vehicle and did not wish to press charges.
A resident of Southgate Drive reported that $35 was stolen from his unlocked vehicle sometime during the night.
July 5 – Staff members of a local restaurant reported finding cocaine and related drug paraphernalia left on a table by patrons who had since departed the restaurant. This file is still under investigation.
Police were dispatched to a residence on Rietze Avenue regarding a 911 call from a 12 year old male who advised that an unknown male had knocked on the front door. As the young male did not know the individual, he locked the door and went into the basement. The young male then heard footsteps upstairs and believed the male to be inside his home. Police attended and learned that two insurance adjusters were on the roof of the residence inspecting the shingles. Police advised the young male of what had transpired and praised him for his response to the situation. The young male’s mother arrived at home and police advised her of what had occurred.
July 6 – At 12:30 p.m. police received a report from an anonymous caller who stated her sister was stabbed at an unknown residence on Park Street. Police located the female who claimed to have been stabbed and learned that no stabbing took place. Police also noted the female smelled strongly of liquor and was unsteady on her feet. The owners of the residence did not want the female to stay at the residence due to her level of intoxication, and she was subsequently arrested under the Intoxicated Persons Detention Act. The 39 year old female was later released to her sister.
Staff of a local retail store reported that two females, known to both store staff and police, fled the store on bicycles after stealing several items of merchandise. Police attended the suspects’ residence and observed one of the females attempting to hide behind a tree in the distance. Police spoke to the female and observed items in the trailer attached to the bicycle that were reported stolen. The 26 year old female was arrested for Theft Under $5000 and released on a Promise to Appear with conditions.
July 7 – At approximately 3:00 a.m. police observed a female running on Stanley Avenue who appeared to be upset. As police were speaking with the female a male approached and advised that the female had assaulted him earlier in the evening. The 20 year old female was arrested for Assault and later released to her mother on a Promise to Appear.
Police were requested to attend a residence regarding an altercation between a male and female. The male advised police that he was attempting to pack several belongings and leave the residence however his girlfriend was preventing him from doing so. Upon arrival police spoke with both parties and the female disclosed to police that the male assaulted her. The 19 year old male was arrested for Assault and released on a Promise to Appear with conditions.
July 8 – A complaint was received of a male walking around on a restaurant parking lot carrying a bottle of liquor. Police arrived on scene and the male proceeded to flee on foot. A brief foot chase ensued and the male was arrested under the Intoxicated Persons Detention Act as he was highly intoxicated. The male was later released once sober with a ticket for Consuming Liquor in a Public Place.
Police were dispatched to a report of a Break & Enter in progress to a shop located on South Railway Avenue. The complainants observed the break-in via video surveillance and detained the male culprit until police arrived. The 21 year old male was arrested for Break & Enter with Intent and released on a Promise to Appear with conditions.
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