Police Report

July 13 – July 19

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

July 13 – At approximately 3:20 a.m., police were dispatched to the report of a single-bicycle accident involving a male and female. Police arrived on scene, noted substantial damage to the bicycle and found both parties to be highly intoxicated and uncooperative. They were both arrested under the Intoxicated Persons Detention Act and transported to the hospital for assessment of their injuries, during which time they were combative with police and paramedics. The male was later released from police custody and the female was transported to the Winkler Police Service where she was lodged until sober. No charges were laid as a result of this incident.

July 14 – Police observed a vehicle travelling on Main Street with inactive registration and proceeded to conduct a traffic stop. Upon speaking with the driver, police learned she did not hold a valid driver’s licence and was subsequently issued tickets for Driving an unregistered vehicle, which carries at $298 fine and Driving without holding a valid driver’s licence, which also carries a $298 fine.

A traffic stop was conducted after police observed a vehicle travelling westbound on Highway 14 at a high rate of speed. A reading of 89 km/h in the 60 km/h zone was obtained, and the driver was issued a ticket for Speeding, which carried a $429 fine.

July 15 – Police received a complaint regarding a suspected impaired driver as the vehicle was swerving all over the road. The suspect vehicle was located and police determined the driver to be sober, but learned that he was suspended from driving and his vehicle was unregistered. He was issued tickets for Driving while disqualified, which carries a $672 fine, and for Driving an unregistered vehicle, which carries a $298 fine. His vehicle was also impounded for 90 days due to a prior occurrence of vehicle impoundment within the last five years.

A report was received regarding two neighbors involved in a verbal dispute regarding a noise complaint. Police attended, learned one of the neighbors was threatened by the other but did not wish to proceed with charges, and assisted in mediating the situation.

July 16 – Police observed a vehicle travelling on Roblin Boulevard East proceed to pass another vehicle at a high rate of speed, and a reading of 89 km/h in the 50 km/h zone was obtained. The driver was issued a ticket for Speeding, which carried a $561 fine.

Shortly before 12:00 a.m., a male reported that while walking down the street he was approached and threatened by a male known to him. Police learned the suspect was under a condition not to have contact with the complainant and was subsequently arrested for Uttering Threats and Breaching a Recognizance. He was later released on an Undertaking.

July 18 – At approximately 8:45 a.m., police received a report of an intoxicated and upset individual walking in the area of Royal Crescent. Officers responded and located the male in a parking lot in the 200 block of Royal Crescent. When the male saw the patrol car, he immediately became highly agitated, yelling and swearing at police while making obscene gestures. Police attempted to speak with the male who began aggressively advancing on officers while demanding that they shoot him. At this time, the male was safely taken into custody under the Intoxicated Persons Detention Act. The male, who admitted to recent cocaine use, was held until he was sober at which time he was released without charges.

Police were dispatched to the complaint of a physical fight taking place behind a residence involving several individuals. Police spoke with all parties, none of whom wished to proceed with charges, and all were cautioned for causing a disturbance.

July 19 – A complaint was received regarding a suspected impaired driver. Police located the suspect vehicle, proceeded to conduct a traffic stop, and while speaking with the driver noted the odour of liquor on his breath. He complied to a demand for a breath sample which resulted in a “Fail” reading. The male was released by way of an Immediate Roadside Prohibition, which carried a fine of $700, a 90-day driver’s licence suspension and a 30-day vehicle impoundment. He was also issued a ticket for Unlawful transportation of liquor in a vehicle, which carries a fine of $237.

Numerous reports have been received regarding scam phone calls that appear to be originating from local phone numbers asking for the last four digits of individuals’ Social Insurance Numbers. The Winkler Police Service would like to remind the public that the Canada Revenue Agency will never phone you for this information. For information on current scams/frauds, please contact the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre or visit their website.

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