Police report June 11-17

The following is a summary of police activity in the Central Plains Area (Portage la Prairie, Treherne, Amaranth and the surrounding Rural Municipalities).

The reporting dates are between 2018-06-11 and 2018-06-17.

During this time period, police responded to 381 calls for service

 

  • Traffic violations
    • 130 Traffic Offences (Highway Traffic Act)
    • 5 Vehicle Collisions
    • 4 Impaired Drivers
  • 44 Provincial statutes (Mental Health Act, Child Welfare Act, Coroner’s Act, 911 Act, etc.)
  • Crimes against person
    • 4 Assaults
    • 1 Assaults with a Weapon
    • 1 Robbery
    • 4 Uttering Threats
  • Crimes against property
    • 18 Thefts
    • 5 Theft of Motor Vehicle
    • 11 Break and Enters
    • 18 Mischief
  • 58 Other Criminal Investigations
  • 78 Other Police Activities (False Alarms, Suspicious Person/Vehicle, Assistance Given, etc.)

 

June 11th                                  59 calls for service

Shortly after 5:00 A.M. the Portage la Prairie RCMP were called to a break and enter on 13th Street SW. A green 2008 Yamaha Grizzly 450, last seen with Manitoba license plate 1G973, was stolen from a garage. Investigators are asking that anyone with knowledge of the whereabouts of the vehicle, or who was responsible for the theft, please contact the Portage la Prairie RCMP at 204-857-4445.

 

The Portage la Prairie RCMP were called to the Omega Funeral Home, as the building had reportedly been broken into some time overnight. An SUV was stolen from inside the garage and was found abandoned two days later on 15th Street SW. Investigators are asking that anyone with knowledge of who was involved with this incident, please contact the Portage la Prairie RCMP at 204-857-4445.

 

June 12th                                  64 calls for service

A motorist was observed travelling at 90 km/h in a 50 km/h zone on PR 227 near Oakland. The 37-year-old female driver was issued a fine in the amount of $573.00 for speeding. During the course of the investigation though, officers learned that the vehicle was not actively registered. The driver was issued a further $970.00 in fines for operating a vehicle without registration or liability insurance.

 

Shortly after 12:30 P.M. the Portage la Prairie RCMP learned that a motorcycle had been stolen from the Poplar Bay area. The vehicle was seen by officers on Royal Road N, where a short pursuit resulted in the arrest of a 20-year-old male suspect for possession of stolen property. The vehicle was recovered and returned to the owner, while the accused was released from police custody that same day. He is set to appear before the court at a later date.

 

June 13th                                  43 calls for service

A motorist was observed travelling at 85 km/h in a 50 km/h zone on Saskatchewan Avenue in Portage la Prairie. The 53-year-old male driver was issued a fine in the amount of $508.00.

 

June 14th                                  40 calls for service

Portage la Prairie RCMP are presently investigating a break and enter which took place at Over the Coals restaurant between June 13th at 11:00 P.M. and June 14th at 7:15 A.M. Suspects broke into the building and took an undisclosed amount of cash. Investigators are asking that anyone with knowledge of those involved please contact the Portage la Prairie RCMP at 204-857-4445.

 

At 12:20 P.M. the Portage la Prairie RCMP responded to a report of a motor vehicle collision involving a train. Emergency services arrived at the scene of the collision, where a small car had been struck by a freight train, just north of Bagot. A 23-year-old female driver and sole occupant of the vehicle was transported to Winnipeg for immediate medical treatment for serious, life-threatening injuries. Later that same day she was listed as stable, but still in critical care. Investigators are continuing their investigation into the matter, with hopes of identifying what transpired prior to the collision.

 

Portage la Prairie RCMP was informed by attentive school staff that there was an unwanted adult male in Laverendrye School while students were still in attendance. Quick thinking school staff kept the school in a “soft lockdown” until officers were able to attend, ensuring the safety of all students and staff. Officers located the 20-year-old male inside a classroom, where he was arrested for having several outstanding warrants. Donavin Meeches of Portage la Prairie was held in police custody until such time as he could be brought before the court on numerous criminal charges.

 

June 15th                                  81 calls for service

A motorist was observed travelling at 110 km/h in a 70 km/h zone on Hwy 1 in the RM of North Norfolk. The 43-year-old male driver was issued a fine in the amount of $573.00.

 

A motorist was observed travelling at 141 km/h in a 100 km/h zone on Hwy 1 in the RM of Portage la Prairie. The 25-year-old female driver was issued a fine in the amount of $586.00.

 

A motorist was observed travelling at 103 km/h in a 60 km/h zone on Hwy 1 in the RM of North Norfolk. The 49-year-old male driver was issued a fine in the amount of $613.00.

 

A motorist was observed travelling at 113 km/h in a 60 km/h zone on Hwy 1 in the RM of North Norfolk. The 42-year-old male driver was issued a fine in the amount of $744.00.

 

A motorist was observed travelling at 120 km/h in 60 km/h zone on Hwy 1 in the Rm of North Norfolk. The 47-year-old female driver was issued a fine in the amount of $835.00.

 

June 16th                                  52 calls for service

Portage la Prairie RCMP are asking for the assistance of the community in locating a stolen ATV from the area of Smith Street in MacGregor. A white and black 2013 Polaris RZR Ranger, last seen with Manitoba license plate 8G5507, was taken sometime between June 15th at 5:00 P.M. and June 16th at 10:30 A.M. Investigators are asking that anyone with knowledge of the vehicle’s whereabouts, or the identity of the those responsible for the theft, please contact the Portage la Prairie RCMP at 204-857-4445.

 

June 17th                                  42 calls for service

At 1:30 A.M. the Portage la Prairie RCMP received several calls in regards to a large house party on Old Bridge Road. Officers observed a considerable number of vehicles parked near the home, including one that was leaving the driveway to the residence. The vehicle was stopped, and the 17-year-old male driver was spoken with. Investigators quickly determined that the driver was showing signs of intoxication, so he was arrested for impaired operation of a motor vehicle. His subsequent breath samples were over the legal limit, and his driver’s license was suspended for a minimum of 3 months. The vehicle was towed and impounded at the owner’s expense. The driver was released from police custody the following day, set to appear before the court at a later date.

 

A motorist was observed travelling at 149 km/h in a 100 km/h zone on Hwy 2 in the RM of Norfolk Treherne. The 28-year-old male driver was issued a fine in the amount of $692.00.

 

A motorist was observed travelling at 144 km/h in a 100 km/h zone on Hwy 2 in the RM of Norfolk Treherne. The 33-year-old male driver was issued a fine in the amount of $626.00.

 

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If you have any information that could lend assistance in the investigation of these crimes or others, please contact your local police detachment. Anonymous tips can be made through Manitoba Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), text “TIPMAN” plus your message to CRIMES (274637) or by visiting www.manitobacrimestoppers.com. Tips leading to the identification of suspects or the return of stolen property could receive cash awards.

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Prepared by: Cst. Sean O’Keefe – Portage la Prairie RCMP Media Liaison Officer
Ph: 204-239-8908

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