Police summary Dec. 17-23

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 2018-12-17 and 2018-12-23.

During this time period, police responded to 225 calls for service including:

Traffic violations; 75 Traffic Offences (Highway Traffic Act), 16 Vehicle Collisions, 0 Impaired Drivers

24 Provincial statutes (Mental Health Act, Child Welfare Act, Coroner’s Act, 911 Act, etc.)

Crimes against person; 3 Assaults, 1 Assault with a Weapon, 2 Uttering Threats

Crimes against property; 8 Thefts, 1 Theft of Motor Vehicle, 2 Break and Enters, 7 Mischief

26 Other Criminal Investigations

60 Other Police Activities (False Alarms, Suspicious Person/Vehicle, Assistance Given, etc.)

Dec. 17  – 29 calls for service

Just before 6 p.m. on Dec. 17, 2018, Portage la Prairie RCMP responded to a call of a youth being struck by a vehicle at Saskatchewan Avenue West and 18th St. NW.  RCMP along with the Fire Department and EMS were on scene. The youth was taken to the hospital. No charges were laid in this file.

Dec. 18 – 19 calls for service

Sometime in the early morning of Dec. 18, 2018, a person or persons entered an unlocked vehicle on 8th Street NE and helped themselves to items inside the vehicle. People are reminded to lock their vehicles and do not keep valuables inside the vehicle. If anyone has any information regarding this crime or any other crime, they are asked to contact their local police department or Crime Stoppers.

Dec. 19 – 24 calls for service

There was nothing of significance to report on this date.

Dec. 20 – 37 calls for service

There was nothing of significance to report on this date.

Dec. 21 – 54 calls for service

The Portage la Prairie RCMP conducted a Traffic Blitz in the area and a total of 19 tickets were issued.  Three people received a ticket for cell phone use and also received a 3-day driving suspension. Six people received tickets for not slowing down for an emergency vehicle when lights are activated.  The RCMP would like to remind everyone that you must slow down and move over where allowed when passing emergency vehicles when their lights are activated. Also, if you need to use your cell phone, pull over and place your vehicle in park.

Dec. 22  39 calls for service

There was nothing of significance to report on this date.

Dec. 23 -23 calls for service

A motorist was observed travelling at 147 km/h in a 100 km/h zone on Hwy 1 near Portage la Prairie. The 39-year-old female driver from Etobicoke, Ontario was issued a fine in the amount of $665.00.

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.

Prepared by: Cst. Larry Neufeld – Portage la Prairie RCMP Media Liaison Officer

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