Police Report

November 23 – 29

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

November 25
Police received a report of a stolen vehicle. The complainant had parked his car outside of a business on Main Street with keys inside and was away for only a few minutes but upon returning to his car it was gone. The vehicle was located later the same day abandoned near Winnipeg. Surveillance video from the business assisted police in identifying the person responsible. A warrant has been issued for a 24-year-old male from the Rossburn area.

A complaint was received regarding a residence where there were several people inside that did not normally reside there. Officers attended and spoke to the homeowner who stated that there was 6 people visiting. A $1296 ticket was issued to the homeowner for failing to comply with the Public Health Order.

November 27
At about 11:30 p.m. police issued a ticket to a driver for operating a vehicle without a proper muffler which carries a $174 fine.

November 28
At about 12:45 a.m. a report was received regarding a vehicle that had been stolen by a person known to the caller and who was likely intoxicated. At 1:15 a.m. police located the vehicle on 1st Street being driven in an erratic manner. A traffic stop was conducted and it was determined that the female driver was extremely intoxicated. The driver was arrested for theft of a motor vehicle and for impaired driving. The driver later refused to provide a breath sample and was also charged with Refusal.

A report was received from a person who had attempted to purchase a dog through an online classified ad. The caller sent an e-transfer of $250 to the seller before they picked up the dog but after having sent the money the seller would no longer answer their phone. The phone number provided had a Toronto area code. Winkler Police would like to remind everyone that online pet sales are a common scam and many people who thought they were purchasing a family pet have been taken advantage of. It’s never a good idea to send money to someone you don’t know without having already picked up the item.

At 10:45 p.m. on Main Street police issued a $237 ticket to a driver for making unnecessary noise by revving their engine.

November 29
At 7:30 p.m. police again issued a ticket to a driver for unnecessary noise by revving their engine.

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