RCMP report Feb. 25 – March 3

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 2019-02-25 and 2019-03-03.

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 2019-02-25 and 2019-03-03. During this time period, police responded to 275 calls for service

 

Traffic violations

98        Traffic Offences (Highway Traffic Act)

2          Vehicle Collisions

2          Impaired Drivers

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

Crimes against person

5          Assaults

3          Assaults with a Weapon

3          Uttering Threats

Crimes against property

12        Thefts

3          Theft of Motor Vehicle

4          Break and Enters

6          Mischief

53        Other Criminal Investigations

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

 

Feb. 25 — 42 calls for service

Disqualified driver fined, vehicle impounded

On Feb. 25, Amaranth RCMP conducted a traffic stop on Hwy. 50. The 43-year-old male driver from Sandy Bay First Nation was disqualified from driving and issued a fine for $672. The vehicle was also impounded for 30 days.

Feb. 26 — 49 calls for service

Speeder fined $521

A motorist was observed travelling at 136 km/h in a 100 km/h zone on Hwy. 50 near Road 103 North. The 38-year-old male driver from Montreal, Quebec was issued a fine in the amount of $521.

Morris man fined more than $2,000

On Feb. 26, at approximately 9 p.m., Treherne RCMP conducted a traffic stop on Hwy. 2. The driver of the vehicle provided a false name to the officer when asked for his licence and registration. The officer was able to determine that the driver was not providing his correct name and arrested the 50-year-old male from Morris, Manitoba for obstructing a peace officer. It was then learned that the driver also had a Warrant of Arrest. The driver was released to appear in court at a later date for the outstanding warrant and the new charge of obstructing a peace officer. The driver also received four fines for; Drive unregistered vehicle $298, Drive without vehicle liability insurance $672, Drive while disqualified $672, Make false statement $672. The vehicle was also impounded for 30 days.

Feb. 27 — 42 calls for service

Speeder fined $521, Serious Offence Notice

A motorist was observed travelling at 151 km/h in a 100 km/h zone on Hwy. 2 near Rathwell, Man. The 38-year-old male driver from St. Claude, Manitoba was issued a fine in the amount of $718. The driver also received a serious offence notice where he must appear before MPI to explain the reason for travelling so fast.

Feb. 28 — 38 calls for service

No ins., no reg., nets $970 in fines

On Feb. 28, Amaranth RCMP conducted a traffic stop on Midway Ave. in Amaranth. During the traffic stop, it was determined that the vehicle the 46-year-old female driver from Sandy Bay First Nation was driving was not registered. The vehicle also did not have any liability insurance. The driver was issued two tickets totalling $970.

No ins., no reg., nets $970 in fines

On Feb. 28th, 2019, Amaranth RCMP conducted a traffic stop on Norway Ave. in Amaranth. During the traffic stop, it was determined that the vehicle the 44-year-old female driver from Amaranth was driving was not registered. The vehicle also did not have any liability insurance. The driver was issued two tickets totalling $970.

No ins., no reg., nets $970 in fines + $226 for wrong and obscured licence plate

On Feb. 28, Amaranth RCMP conducted a traffic stop on Beach Rd. near Amaranth. During the traffic stop, it was determined that the vehicle the 23-year-old male driver from Portage la Prairie was driving was not registered. The vehicle also did not have any liability insurance. The driver was issued two tickets totalling $970. The driver was also issued a ticket for displaying a plate not associated with the vehicle for $113, a ticket for an obstructed licence plate for $113 and the vehicle was towed.

Disqualified driver fined, car impounded

On Feb. 28th, 2019, RCMP conducted a traffic stop on Saskatchewan Ave. E. in Portage la Prairie. It was determined that the 31-year-old female driver from Long Plain First Nation was disqualified from driving. The driver received a ticket for $672 and her vehicle was towed and impounded for a minimum of 30 days.

Dakota Tipi business robbed

A robbery suspect was taken to hospital due to exposure to the cold weather following a robbery at a business in Dakota Tipi First Nation early Feb. 28.

Portage la Prairie RCMP responded to the robbery report at approximately 2 a.m. where the suspects had fled. Further into the investigation RCMP received information assisting in the location of one of the suspect.

A vehicle believed to be involved in the robbery was also located.

The investigation continues and no charges have been laid as of yet.

March 1 — 49 calls for service

Speeder fined $692

A motorist was observed travelling at 149 km/h in a 100 km/h zone on Hwy. 50 near Road 117 North. The 34-year-old female driver from Sandy Bay First Nation was issued a fine in the amount of $692.

No ins., no reg. and disqualified nets $1,642 in fines

On March 1, Treherne RCMP conducted a traffic stop on Hwy. 2 at Treherne. During the traffic stop, it was determined that the vehicle the 35-year-old female driver from Souris, Manitoba was driving was not registered and did not have any liability insurance. The driver also had a disqualified licence. The driver was issued three tickets totalling $1,642 and the vehicle was towed and impounded for a minimum of 30 days.

Baldur man speeds away from cop, drives into ditch

A Baldur man, 62, sped off when a Treherne RCMP officer activated his emergency lights and siren to have him pull over, but he lost control in a turn and drove into a ditch.

On March 1, at approximately 7:30, Treherne RCMP observed a vehicle near Cypress River with an expired licence travelling in the opposite direction. The officer turned around and when near the suspect vehicle, the licence plate on the rear of the vehicle did not match the front plate. That’s when police activated the emergency lights and siren.

The 62-year-old male driver from Baldur, Man. was arrested for flight from police and was issued seven tickets totalling $2,403. The vehicle was also towed and impounded for a minimum of 30 days. The driver was released to appear in court when scheduled.

 

March 2 — 30 calls for service

RCMP seek woman on drug and Criminal Code charges

Caught in hot car, women try to bolt

One woman was caught and another is at large following an early morning traffic stop in an alley, report Portage la Prairie RCMP for March 2.

At approximately 3:30 a.m., RCMP conducted a traffic stop in an alley behind Tupper St. N. in Portage la Prairie. Jodi Altenburg of Portage la Prairie and Rachelle Merrick from Long Plain First Nation exited the vehicle and began to walk away but then stopped. When they realized that the officer was told the vehicle was stolen, both females began to run away. Altenburg was arrested on scene but Merrick was able to evade arrest. Altenburg was charged with seven counts under the Criminal Code and one count under the Controlled Drug and Substance Act and was remanded into custody. A Warrant of Arrest has been issued for Merrick for two counts under the Criminal Code and one count under the Controlled Drug and Substance Act.

If anyone knows the whereabouts of Merrick, the police ask that you call the Portage la Prairie RCMP at 204-857-4445 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

March 3 — 25 calls for service

There was nothing of significance to report on this date.

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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