Police Report

September 24 – September 30

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

September 24 – Police received a complaint from a resident of Main Street who was involved in an altercation with her common-law husband. Police attended, confirmed no assault had taken place, and assisted in mediating the situation. The complainant agreed to spend the remainder of the night at her father’s residence to avoid further incident.

September 25 – A complaint was received of a male attempting to sell televisions out of his van while parked on a grocery store parking lot. Police located the male, confirmed that he had receipts for the purchase of the televisions, and advised the male that this type of sale is not permitted in the City of Winkler.

A locked bicycle was reported stolen from an elementary school between 9:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m.

A report of a historic sexual assault was received involving a small child that was assaulted by a man known to the child. This investigation is ongoing.

September 26 – Police received a report of fraud from a female who attempted to purchase a puppy from a classifieds website. The female was contacted by an individual who provided a British Columbia phone number and an Alabama phone number, and requested the victim send a $600.00 e-transfer to cover the costs associated with shipping the puppy. Once the funds were transferred, the scammer requested an additional $1000.00 e-transfer for insurance costs. At this time the victim realized the advertisement was a scam and refused to send any additional money.

Police were dispatched to a residence on Park Street regarding a male causing a disturbance inside the home. Police attended, located the male and confirmed with the complainant that no assault took place. The intoxicated male was arrested for Breach Probation as he was under conditions to abstain from consuming alcohol. The 23 year old male, a resident of Carman, was later released on a Promise to Appear with conditions.

September 27 – A resident of Park Street requested police assistance in removing an unwanted female from the home. Police attended and spoke with two intoxicated females who advised a third intoxicated female was no longer welcome inside the home. Police arrested the 44 year old female under the Intoxicated Persons Detention Act and she was later released once sober.

Police were dispatched to a residence on Main Street South regarding a male causing a disturbance. Police attended, found the male to be heavily intoxicated and arrested him under the Intoxicated Persons Detention Act. The 31 year old male was released once sober.

A report was received of several individuals who were suspected of doing drugs inside a vehicle. Police located the vehicle and noted a large plume of smoke coming from inside. Police spoke with the occupants, confirmed that they were vaping and found no evidence of drug use.

September 29 – Staff members of a local restaurant reported that a large group of males were suspected of using illegal drugs inside the washroom. The males departed the restaurant prior to police arrival, and police located evidence of drug use inside a washroom stall. Restaurant staff were advised to notify police if this occurred again.

September 30 – Police observed a van towing a homemade trailer without taillights or reflectors. Police issued the driver a ticket for Failing to Have Proper Equipment, and while speaking with the driver noted the odour of liquor on his breath. The 67 year old male driver, a resident of Winkler, refused to provide a proper breath sample and was subsequently arrested for Refusing to Provide a Breath Sample. The male was later released on a Promise to Appear.

Police received a report of a large vacuum cleaner that had been knocked over outside a carwash. This file is still under investigation.

While conducting a traffic stop, police noted the odour of liquor on the 17 year old driver’s breath. The driver complied to a demand for a breath sample which resulted in a reading of 27 mgs%. The driver was issued a ticket for being a novice driver and operating a vehicle with alcohol in his blood. The male’s driver’s licence was also suspended for 24 hours.

A female reported that her 10 year old son was assaulted by an 11 year old boy while at church. Police attended, spoke with the boys and their mothers, and assisted in mediating the situation. Due to the age of the accused, no charges were laid in this incident.

A male reported that another driver ran him off the road while travelling on 1st Street. Police patrolled the area but were unable to locate the suspect vehicle. There were no injuries as a result of this incident.

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