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 2019-05-06 and 2019-05-12. During this time period, police responded to 306 calls for service
67 Traffic Offences (Highway Traffic Act)
1 Vehicle Collisions
5 Impaired Drivers
10 Provincial statutes (Mental Health Act, the Child Welfare Act, Coroner’s Act, 911 Act, etc.)
Crimes against person
5 Assaults with a Weapon
5 Uttering Threats
Crimes against property
2 Theft of Motor Vehicle
3 Break and Enters
30 Other Criminal Investigations
45 Other Police Activities (False Alarms, Suspicious Person/Vehicle, Assistance Given, etc.)
May 7, 2019
Young teenager charged with causing a disturbance
At 11:24 p.m. Portage RCMP were called to a business in the west end of Portage La Prairie with regards to a complaint of mischief. An 18-year-old male had been causing a disturbance and was trying to fight patrons in the business.
Things escalated and a vehicle in the business’s parking lot had its taillights smashed out. The suspect was located and arrested and is facing multiple criminal charges.
May 11 , 2019
Man sought in domestic assault
At 7:40 a.m. Portage La Prairie RCMP were called to a residence on Poplar Bay in Portage La Prairie with regards to a domestic assault complaint that had taken place.
A female victim, 26, reported that she had been assaulted numerous times during the previous night suffering injuries to her face and legs.
A 25-year-old male is being sought in connection to the assault and is facing multiple charges including Assault Causing Bodily Harm.
The investigation is continuing.
RCMP advise increased enforcement
May 14 – 20, 2019 is Canada Road Safety Week and National Impaired Driving Enforcement Day is May 18, 2019
Portage La Prairie RCMP advises the public that police across the country including your local RCMP be concentrating on enforcement in these areas.
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 Sgt. B. R. BREWER – Portage la Prairie RCMP