Police report Jan. 31 – Feb. 3, 2019

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 Jan. 28 and Feb. 3. During this time period, police responded to 229 calls for service

 

Traffic violations

79 Traffic Offences (Highway Traffic Act)

9 Vehicle Collisions

2 Impaired Drivers

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

Crimes against person

5 Assaults

6 Assaults with a Weapon

0 Uttering Threats

Crimes against property

5 Thefts

1 Theft of Motor Vehicle

8 Break and Enters

6 Mischief

32 Other Criminal Investigations

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

 

Jan. 28 — 32 calls for service

There was nothing of significance to report on this date.

Jan. 29 — 23 calls for service

Arctic Cat Proclimb stolen

On Jan. 29, Portage la Prairie RCMP received a call of a break and enter in the RM of North Norfolk. The suspect(s) entered an outbuilding and stole an orange 2012 Arctic Cat Proclimb snowmobile. Various other items were taken as well. If anyone has any information regarding this crime or any other are encouraged to call their local police department or Crime Stoppers.

No insurance, no registration nets $970 fine

On Jan. 29, Portage RCMP conducted a traffic stop on Road 62 North near Portage la Prairie. During the traffic stop, it was determined that the vehicle the 31-year-old female driver from Long Plain First Nation was driving was not registered. The vehicle also did not have any liability insurance. The driver was issued two tickets totalling $970 and her vehicle was towed.

Jan. 30 — 40 calls for service

Two semis collide

Just before 3 a.m. on Jan. 30, Portage la Prairie RCMP received a call of two semi trucks had collided on Hwy. 1 just west of Hwy. 16 intersection in the westbound lane. One semi had vehicle problems and had tried to get the vehicle off the driving lane. The trailer of the stalled semi was still partially in the driving lane. A westbound semi did not see the stalled semi and clipped the trailer with his semi. No injuries occurred and the semis were removed from the highway.

Speeding nets $626 ticket

A motorist was observed travelling at 114 km/h in a 70 km/h zone in Amaranth. The 18-year-old female driver from Winkler was issued a fine in the amount of $626.

Speeding nets $665 ticket

A motorist was observed travelling at 147 km/h in a 100 km/h zone on Hwy. 1 near Portage la Prairie. The 29-year-old male driver from France was issued a fine in the amount of $665.

Jan. 31 — 35 calls for service

Driver charged with impaired driving

On Jan. 31,  at approximately 12:30 a.m., Portage la Prairie RCMP officer observed a vehicle on the service road near Saskatchewan Ave. W. and 24 St. W. drive into the ditch. The officer asked the 34-year-old male driver from the RM of Cartier to provide a breath sample on a Road Side Screening Device. The result of that test was a fail. The driver was then taken to the Portage la Prairie RCMP Detachment where the driver supplied two breath samples to be analyzed and the results of those samples were well over double the legal limit. The driver was charged for impaired operation of a motor vehicle and operation of a motor vehicle while over .08. The driver was released to appear in court at a later date. The vehicle was towed and impounded for 60 days.

Feb. 1 — 37 calls for service

There was nothing of significance to report on this date.

Feb. 2 — 31 calls for service

Driver charged with impaired driving

Treherne RCMP were patrolling Notre Dame de Lourdes and observed a vehicle travelling on Hwy. 245 that had earlier been parked in front of a liquor establishment. The officer conducted a traffic stop and it was evident that the driver had been consuming liquor. The 54-year-old male from the area was arrested for impaired operation of a conveyance and taken to the Treherne RCMP detachment to provide breath samples. The driver provided two breath samples double the legal limit and was charged for Impaired operation over .08 mg of a conveyance and impaired operation of a conveyance. The driver was released to appear in court at a later date. The driver’s vehicle was also impounded for 60 days.

Feb. 3 — 31 calls for service

There was nothing of significance to report on this date.

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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.

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

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