Police Report | Nov 30, 2020

November 23 – 29

The following are some of the files that were opened with the Winkler Police Service during this time period. November 25 Police received a report of a stolen vehicle. The complainant had parked his car outside of a business on Main Street with keys inside and was away for only...

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Announcements | May 13, 2020

We are happy to report that our office is once again open to the public. However, to keep with social distancing guidelines we are restricting access to one person at a time. If your matter can be handled over the phone we would prefer that as opposed to attending our...

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November 23 – 29

Police Report | November 30, 2020

The following are some of the files that were opened with the Winkler Police Service during this time period. November 25 Police received a report of a stolen vehicle. The complainant had parked his car outside of a business on Main Street with keys inside and was away for only...

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November 2 – 8

Police Report | November 9, 2020

The following are some of the files that were opened with the Winkler Police Service during this time period. November 2 While on patrol police stopped a vehicle that was being operated by a person with a disqualified drivers licence. The driver was issued a $672 fine and a 30...

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We are deeply saddened & angered by what we are hearing out of Calgary today. Our thoughts are with the Calgary Police Service & the family of Sgt. Harnett as you grieve this loss. Wishing you the greatest success & speed as you work to bring those responsible to justice. #heroesinlife

www.facebook.com/21374974529/posts/10159028567379530/?d=nUPDATE #1 - Calgary police officer killed in the line of duty

With the consent of his family, we are able to release the name of our member who was killed while on duty late yesterday.

Sgt. Andrew Harnett, 37, joined the Calgary Police Service 12 years ago, after serving as a military police officer. He was promoted to Sergeant in 2019 and was most recently assigned to District 5.

While working to keep our streets safe, Andrew was struck by a vehicle fleeing a traffic stop. Despite the heroic attempts by his colleagues and members of EMS, he died as a result of his injuries.

There is a massive effort underway to locate and bring to justice those responsible for taking the life of one of our members. Dozens of sworn and civilian members are working around the clock tracking down each and every lead and these efforts will not stop.

Original release below.

Calgary police officer killed in the line of duty

While working to keep our streets safe, a Calgary Police Service officer was struck by a vehicle fleeing a traffic stop. Despite desperate attempts by his colleagues, and members of EMS, he died as a result of his injuries.

At approximately 10:50 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 31, 2020, an officer conducted a traffic stop in the area of Falconridge Boulevard and Falconridge Drive N.E. During the traffic stop, the vehicle fled, striking the officer in the process. Other officers were nearby and rendered aid as quickly as possible, while EMS rushed to their side. Paramedics and fellow officers fought to save his life, but he was pronounced deceased at hospital near midnight.

The search for the driver continues. Road closures in the area are expected to occur for some time. No further details will be released at this time to ensure all of the officer’s family have been properly notified and cared for.

The profound grief this has brought to all members of the Calgary Police Service and their families is unmeasurable. Please bear with us while we work through this difficult time.
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A very big thank you to the anonymous business that donated an expertly prepared Outpost Grill Christmas dinner for every member in our department. Wishing you a very Merry Christmas! ... See MoreSee Less

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Police Report from November 23 - 29

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

November 25
Police received a report of a stolen vehicle. The complainant had parked his car outside of a business on Main Street with keys inside and was away for only a few minutes but upon returning to his car it was gone. The vehicle was located later the same day abandoned near Winnipeg. Surveillance video from the business assisted police in identifying the person responsible. A warrant has been issued for a 24-year-old male from the Rossburn area.
A complaint was received regarding a residence where there were several people inside that did not normally reside there. Officers attended and spoke to the homeowner who stated that there was 6 people visiting. A $1296 ticket was issued to the homeowner for failing to comply with the Public Health Order.

November 27
At about 11:30 p.m. police issued a ticket to a driver for operating a vehicle without a proper muffler which carries a $174 fine.

November 28
At about 12:45 a.m. a report was received regarding a vehicle that had been stolen by a person known to the caller and who was likely intoxicated. At 1:15 a.m. police located the vehicle on 1st Street being driven in an erratic manner. A traffic stop was conducted and it was determined that the female driver was extremely intoxicated. The driver was arrested for theft of a motor vehicle and for impaired driving. The driver later refused to provide a breath sample and was also charged with Refusal.
A report was received from a person who had attempted to purchase a dog through an online classified ad. The caller sent an e-transfer of $250 to the seller before they picked up the dog but after having sent the money the seller would no longer answer their phone. The phone number provided had a Toronto area code. Winkler Police would like to remind everyone that online pet sales are a common scam and many people who thought they were purchasing a family pet have been taken advantage of. It’s never a good idea to send money to someone you don’t know without having already picked up the item.
At 10:45 p.m. on Main Street police issued a $237 ticket to a driver for making unnecessary noise by revving their engine.

November 29
At 7:30 p.m. police again issued a ticket to a driver for unnecessary noise by revving their engine.
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The Winkler Police Service continues to investigate the November 17, 2020 robbery at the Royal Bank of Canada on Main Street. Investigators have obtained surveillance photographs of the suspect and are asking the public for assistance in identifying him. Please call 204-325-9990 if you recognize this individual or if you can provide any information that could help investigators. ... See MoreSee Less

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This sound familiar? Please share this with everyone you know! Even if you think “it’s obviously a scam”, there are many people who are for many reasons vulnerable to these types of scams. Please help us spread the word!
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If you have a phone, you’ve almost certainly been targeted by a scammer trying to get you to pay a non-existent fine.

We get these calls on our work phones too!

They are especially worrisome when the scammers target new Canadians and vulnerable senior citizens are especially worrisome.

Everyone should be vigilant when they receive a phone call claiming to be from the Canadian Revenue Agency, the Canada Boarder Services Agency, another government agency or financial institution stating:

“You owe back taxes”
“You have unpaid balances”
“You committed a financial crime”
“You have a warrant for your arrest”

Scammers typically request payment via money services businesses, pre-paid cards/gift cards (iTunes, Google Play or Steam cards) or Bitcoin.

They insist that if you do not pay immediately, you'll be arrested, fined or even deported.

The above-mentioned agencies and legitimate companies will never demand immediate payment by Interac, e-transfer, Bitcoin, pre-paid credit cards or gift cards from retailers such as iTunes, Amazon or others.
Legitimate companies and agencies will never threaten you with arrest or a prison sentence.

If you receive a such a phone call never give out any personal information (full name, birthdate, social insurance number and or bank information) – simply, HANG-UP.

For more information on warning signs or how to protect yourself, visit the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre website at www.antifraudcentre.ca

Additional crime prevention information can be found at www.winnipeg.ca/crimeprevention

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Wanted

If you have information about the location of any of the following people, contact the Winkler Police at 204 325-0829.

Anatoli Beckstedt

Year of birth: 1985

Wanted for: Disobey Court Order, Breach Probation

Brooklyn Klassen

Year of birth: 1998

Wanted for: Assault with a Weapon, Aggravated Assault

Carl Penner

Year of birth: 1992

Wanted for: Breach Recognizance

Cole Mowatt

Year of birth: 1983

Wanted for: Use Stolen Credit Card Data, Breaches

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If you require police assistance or wish to make a police report, do not send an email. Instead, call:

204 325-0829
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204 325-9990 
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