Police Report

June 15 – June 21

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

June 15 – Police were dispatched to the report of a two-vehicle accident at the intersection of Main Street and Muirham Avenue. Police learned a southbound vehicle was waiting to turn east when it proceeded through an opening in the northbound median lane, which was full of vehicles. The southbound driver did not see a vehicle travelling northbound in the curb lane and proceeded to turn in front of the vehicle. The driver of the northbound vehicle was provided with a ride to the hospital for medical assessment. Both vehicles were towed from the scene.

June 16 – A resident of 6th Street South reported that several items were stolen from his unlocked shed sometime during the night.

Police observed a vehicle travelling on Highway 428 faster than the posted speed limit. A reading of 84 km/h in the 50 km/h zone was obtained, and the driver was issued a ticket for Speeding, which carried a fine of $495.

While on patrol, police observed the driver of a vehicle using a cell phone. A traffic stop was conducted, at which time police learned he did not hold a valid driver’s licence. He was issued a ticket for Driving without holding a valid driver’s licence, which carries a $298 fine, and a verbal warning for using a cell phone while driving.

June 17 – A resident of Willow Drive reported that her unlocked vehicle was rummaged through during the night. There was no damage to the vehicle and nothing was noted to be stolen.

The owner of a local store reported that one of his employees had stolen an item from the business, and learned he may have previously stolen multiple other items. The employee admitted to stealing one item but denied any other thefts. This file is still under investigation.

June 19 – At approximately 12:20 a.m., a complaint was received regarding a highly intoxicated female who was causing a disturbance. Police attended and learned the female had since departed the residence on foot. She was located several minutes later attempting to hide from police in a backyard. Police determined she was not able to care for herself due to her level of intoxication and arrested her under the Intoxicated Persons Detention Act. She was later released once sober.

A report was received regarding multiple vehicles that were vandalized with spray paint while parked on Partridge Crescent during the night.

A male reported that he was the victim of a fraud after being hired for a job through an online career networking site. He was sent a cheque for payment of an invoice, deposited the funds into his account and was directed to transfer the money to another bank account. As a result, the male is out a large amount of money. This investigation is ongoing.

Police observed a male driving a vehicle who was known to be disqualified from driving and proceeded to conduct a traffic stop. He was issued tickets for Driving while disqualified, which carries a $672 fine, Operating a vehicle with an unauthorized licence plate, which carries a $298 fine, and Driving an unregistered vehicle, which also carries a $298 fine. The male’s vehicle was impounded for 30 days and the licence plates were seized.

A cocaine trafficking investigation resulted in officers conducting a traffic stop on Mountain Avenue. With assistance from the Morden Police Service, four adult males were taken into custody and officers seized a quantity of cocaine, cannabis and cash. One of the males was charged with Possession of Cocaine for the Purpose of Trafficking, Possession of Proceeds of Crime, and Failing to Comply with an Undertaking (x2). He was later released on an Undertaking. The driver of the vehicle was issued a ticket for Unlawful transportation of cannabis in a vehicle, which carries a $237 fine.

June 20 – A complaint was received regarding a homeowner who was burning garbage in his backyard. Police attended, advised the homeowner about the city’s burning by-law and he extinguished the fire.

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