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 2019-07-08 and 2019-07-14. During this time period, police responded to 449 calls for service.
72 Traffic Offences (Highway Traffic Act)
4 Vehicle Collisions
7 Impaired Drivers
14 Provincial statutes (Mental Health Act, Child Welfare Act, Coroner’s Act, 911 Act, etc.)
Crimes against person
6 Assaults with a Weapon
6 Uttering Threats
Crimes against property
3 Theft of Motor Vehicle
7 Break and Enters
35 Other Criminal Investigations
40 Other Police Activities (False Alarms, Suspicious Person/Vehicle, Assistance Given, etc.)
The following two incidents have been selected by Portage RCMP out of the 449 calls for service police attended in the period this report covers.
Woman beaten with shoe, man charged with assault
Portage La Prairie RCMP were called to a report of an assault with a weapon to a business on Saskatchewan Ave. W. on July 11 at 10:14 p.m.
A police investigation revealed that a 38-year-old female had been assaulted with a shoe. A 37-year-old male suspect was arrested and charged with of assault with a weapon and is scheduled to appear before the courts.
Man charged with sexual assault charge in July 12 incident
Portage La Prairie RCMP were called to a report of a sexual assault on July 12 at 11:30 p.m. that had taken place in a residence on 5th St. NE in Portage La Prairie.
Upon arrival, police interviewed a 29-year-old female victim who advised police she had been sexually assaulted by a 49-year-old male at the residence. Police located the suspect and charged him with sexual assault.
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