Police Report

September 23 – September 29

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

September 23 – Police were dispatched to a residence regarding a report of a loud disturbance. Police spoke with both occupants who advised that they had a verbal argument and no assault took place.

A complaint was received regarding several teenagers who were fighting at a local park. Police attended and learned that a female assaulted two individuals and had since left the scene. Both victims declined to proceed with charges.

September 24 – A female reported a fraud that occurred involving a phone call she received from an individual claiming to be from her bank. The scammer directed the female to purchase a large amount of Google Play cards and then provide the numbers from the cards to a male, for whom the scammer provided a phone number. The female proceeded to purchase Google Play cards and provided the male with the numbers from the back of the cards.

September 25 – A young female reported that several days earlier she noted a suspicious male to be following her throughout the evening. The male was also observed in the female’s yard the following two nights. This investigation is ongoing.

September 26 – Police received a report of three teenaged males who were witnessed shoplifting from a local store. Police located the three males and each was arrested for Theft Under $5000, during which time police found the males to be in possession of stolen merchandise. Police notified each male’s parents of the incident and the males were released without charges on written youth cautions.

September 27 – A resident of Main Street reported that his locked bicycle was stolen from outside his residence sometime during the night.

September 28 – A male reported that a female known to him attended his residence and was now refusing to leave. Police attended and advised the female to leave the premises, which she did without incident.

An unknown complainant reported that he saw a suspicious male looking into his backyard and proceeded to chase the suspect on foot. Police attended and spoke with the complainant, who provided a description of the male suspect and where he was last seen. Police were able to locate a male who matched the description provided. However, when police returned to speak to the complainant regarding whether or not he wished to proceed with charges, he was found to have since left the scene and could not be located. The male suspect was subsequently released without charges.

At approximately 10:30 p.m., police were monitoring traffic at the intersection of Main Street and Mountain Avenue when they observed a vehicle rev its engine multiple times. Police conducted a traffic stop and issued the driver of the vehicle a ticket for Making unnecessary noise, namely revving the engine.

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