Police Report

May 4 – May 10

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

May 4 – Staff of a local business reported that two individuals had spent the night in the building’s vestibule and requested that they be removed. Police attended, advised the males that they were not permitted to sleep in any business vestibules and provided them with available local resources. The males departed the property without further incident.

A male reported that multiple unauthorized withdrawals were made from his bank account during the span of approximately one hour. The male was advised by his bank to change his banking and log-in information. This file is still under investigation.

May 5 – Police were dispatched to the report of a two-vehicle collision on 1st Street. The driver of one of the vehicles stated she rear-ended the vehicle in front of her after it stopped suddenly. She and her passenger reported minor injuries and advised they would be brought to the hospital by a family member. Her vehicle was towed from the scene.

May 6 – Police were travelling eastbound on Highway 14 in the City of Winkler when they were passed by a vehicle travelling over the speed limit. The vehicle continued to travel 80 km/h in the 60 km/h zone and a traffic stop was conducted. The driver was issued a ticket for Speeding, which carried a fine of $312.

A report was received regarding historical sexual assaults that occurred to a victim over the past several years. Police located the male suspect and arrested him for Sexual Assault, Invitation to Sexual Touching and Sexual Exploitation. He was later released on an Undertaking.

At approximately 11:30 p.m., police were dispatched to the report of a male who was suspected of being intoxicated as he was yelling and making threatening gestures at passersby. Police located the male, confirmed him to be heavily intoxicated and arrested him under the Intoxicated Persons Detention Act. He was released the following morning once sober.

May 7 – Shortly before 4:00 a.m., a complaint was received regarding an intoxicated female who was causing a disturbance outside a residence. Police arrived on scene, were advised that the female had returned home and confirmed she made it safely to her residence.

Police were dispatched to a two-vehicle accident at the intersection of Main Street and Muirham Avenue. Police learned a southbound vehicle was struck by a westbound vehicle, and no serious injuries were reported. The southbound vehicle was towed from the scene.

May 9 – While on patrol shortly before 4:00 a.m., police observed a suspicious vehicle on a parking lot. Upon speaking with the driver, police noted a strong odour of marihuana emanating from inside the vehicle. Two rear passengers presented a small amount of marihuana, which was later seized, and while speaking with the male youths police noted them to be under the influence of marihuana. They were issued verbal warnings and provided with rides home to their parents.

Police observed a vehicle without licence plates and a loud muffler travelling on Main Street and proceeded to conduct a traffic stop. Police confirmed the vehicle had valid temporary registration and upon speaking with the owner observed several firearms in the rear seat. Police confirmed the owner, a resident of Winnipeg, had a valid firearms licence and registration, but was not authorized to transport the firearms. The male’s firearms, ammunition and firearms licence were seized, the file was referred to the National Weapons Enforcement Support Team, and he was released pending further investigation.

May 10 – A complaint was received regarding a suspected break and enter to a construction site. Police entered the site and observed a male operating construction equipment inside the building, who proceeded to run away from police. Police were unable to locate the suspect, and this investigation is ongoing.

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