Police Report

June 1 – June 14

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

June 1 – A female requested police assistance regarding her intoxicated husband who was causing a disturbance inside their residence and wished to have him removed. Police attended and arrested the male for breaching the peace, during which time he was argumentative and uncooperative. He was transported to the Winkler Police Service and lodged until sober.

Police were dispatched to a residence regarding a verbal dispute between a male and female. Police assisted in mediating the situation and the male agreed to depart the area.

The Winkler Police Service concluded a three-month long drug trafficking investigation with the arrest of two male suspects and seizure of cocaine and cash. At approximately 4:02 p.m., investigators initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle on the Walmart parking lot in Winkler. With the assistance of the Morden Police Service, the two occupants were immediately taken into custody. A search of the vehicle resulted in the seizure of a quantity of cash and approximately 38 grams of cocaine, with an estimated street value of $3,040. As a result of this investigation, a 21-year-old male of Blumenort and a 16-year-old male of Rural Winkler were charged with Possession of Cocaine for the Purpose of Trafficking and Possession of Proceeds of Crime. Both were released on Undertakings to appear in Morden Provincial Court later this year.

Shortly before 10:30 p.m., police were monitoring traffic when they observed a vehicle turn westbound onto Highway 14 from Main Street. The vehicle accelerated at a high rate of speed and police obtained a reading of 106 km/h in the 60 km/h zone. A traffic stop was conducted and the driver was issued a ticket for Speeding, which carried a fine of $652.

June 3 – Police received a complaint regarding a female who was observed smoking marihuana inside her parked vehicle. Police attended and observed the female seated in the driver’s seat with the vehicle running. She admitted to smoking marihuana prior to police arrival and was detained for the completion of a Standardized Field Sobriety Test, during which she performed poorly. She was arrested for Impaired Driving, and a Drug Recognition Expert determined that the female was impaired by cannabis. She was later released on an Undertaking, along with a 72-hour driver’s licence suspension.

June 7 – Police received a report regarding a male who made serious threats to a number of people. Officers searched a number of homes and a local business before arresting the male at his residence. A pellet gun was seized from his home and he was charged with Uttering Threats and Harassing Communications. He was later released on an Undertaking.

June 8 – A written warning was issued to a driver because his vehicle did not have a muffler, and he was given a set period of time to remedy the situation.

June 9 – A complaint was received regarding a vehicle that was repeatedly observed driving carelessly down a residential street. Police spoke with the driver and issued her a verbal warning for her manner of driving.

Police received a complaint from a female regarding a male known to her who was on her property and not welcome. Police spoke with the male and advised him not to attend the residence.

Police were dispatched to the report of an assault that took place involving two female youths. Police issued one of the females a verbal warning and her mother was advised of the incident.

June 10 – A female reported that she was selling an item online and a buyer emailed her a bank draft for an amount much larger than the item’s asking price. The buyer requested the female e-transfer the extra money back for pick-up arrangements, which she did. The buyer then requested she send the same amount of money a second time, but the transaction did not go through and she was advised by her bank that this was a scam. The female is out the money she sent via the first e-transfer.

June 11 – A female reported that while walking her dog the previous day, she and her dog were attacked by another dog. Both the female and her dog required medical attention, and this file is still under investigation.

June 12 –Police were dispatched to a residence after receiving a phone call from a distressed female who advised someone was at her door. Police attended, learned there was a misunderstanding regarding an item that was purchased from the female and the buyer left without further incident.

A 26-year-old male was charged with Possession of Methamphetamine for the Purpose of Trafficking and Failing to Comply with a Release Order (x3) after a traffic stop on 4th Street. Officers located 14 grams of cannabis, 9 grams of crystal methamphetamine and drug trafficking paraphernalia concealed in various locations throughout the vehicle. He was also charged with Unlawful transportation of cannabis inside a vehicle, and remanded into custody to appear in Winnipeg Provincial Court.

June 13 – A report was received regarding a male and female who were having an argument. Police arrived on scene and spoke with the female who advised that she had a verbal argument with her brother, who had since left the residence.

Police were dispatched to a residence regarding a domestic disturbance involving yelling and loud banging. Police spoke with a male and female separately who both advised they had a verbal argument and no assault took place. The male departed the residence to stay elsewhere.

June 14 – Shortly before 2:00 a.m., police received a report regarding an intoxicated male who was causing a disturbance in public. Police located the 15-year-old male and arrested him under the Intoxicated Persons Detention Act. He was released once sober with a ticket for Consumption of liquor by a minor, which carries a $672 fine.

A resident of Linden Drive reported that her vehicle was rummaged through sometime during the night, and her wallet was stolen as a result. Her wallet was later recovered, but her driver’s licence and debit cards were missing. The female learned that one of the debit cards was used at a local restaurant, and this investigation is ongoing.

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