Police Report

November 2 – 8

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 day vehicle impoundment.

At about 2:00 p.m. officers conducted a traffic stop on Eastview Drive with a vehicle that was observed to be travelling faster than other vehicles. The driver displayed signs of being impaired by alcohol and subsequently failed a roadside breath sample. The driver was issued an immediate 3 month licence suspension along with a $700 fine and a 30 day vehicle impoundment.

November 3
Police again stopped a vehicle that was being operated by a person with a disqualified drivers licence. A $672 fine was issued to the driver along with a 30 day vehicle impoundment.

November 4
A report was received from a person who had been texting with a female whom he believed was an employee of an online trading company. The complainant had already sent a substantial amount of money in order to purchase Bitcoin before determining that this was a scam.

November 6
Police received a report from a person who had fallen victim to a scam through an online social media site. The complainant received 3 cheques from the fraudster and was directed to deposit those cheques into her account and use those funds to purchase Google Play cards. The victim was then instructed to send the numbers from the back of the Google Play cards to the fraudster. It was later determined that the cheques the victim had received were not valid. With the fraudster having the numbers from the back of the cards they are able to access the monetary value of those cards.

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