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 2019-11-11 and 2019-11-17. During this time period, police responded to 271 calls for service
68 Traffic Offences (Highway Traffic Act)
9 Vehicle Collisions
2 Impaired Drivers
29 Provincial statutes (Mental Health Act, Child Welfare Act, Coroner’s Act, 911 Act, etc.)
Crimes against person
4 Assaults with a Weapon
3 Uttering Threats
Crimes against property
7 Theft of Motor Vehicle
6 Break and Enters
40 Other Criminal Investigations
71 Other Police Activities (False Alarms, Suspicious Person/Vehicle, Assistance Given, etc.)
Nov. 11: 26 calls for service
There was nothing of significance to report on this date.
Nov. 12: 31 calls for service
Truck thief eludes police, public asked for assistance
Stolen truck involved in Portage la Prairie collision and a bad driving report at Dakota Tipi on Nov. 12, triggered the use of a police dog, but the suspect(s) managed to slip away from police.
Just after 7 a.m., Portage la Prairie RCMP received a call that someone had broken into a shop and stole a red pickup truck. At 5 a.m. a complaint had been received of that same vehicle was seen driving erratically in Dakota Tipi. Shortly after 8 a.m., a call of a vehicle matching that description was involved in a collision on 17 St. NW and McKay Ave. in Portage la Prairie.
Officers contained the area and the police dog service was called to assist but was not successful.
If you have any information that could lend assistance in this investigation of these crimes or others, please contact Portage la Prairie RCMP at 204-857-4445.
Nov. 13: 39 calls for service
Vehicle left running stolen from outside a Saskatchewan Ave. business
On Nov. 13th, at approximately 7:30 p.m., Portage la Prairie RCMP received a call of a stolen vehicle from a business on Saskatchewan Ave. W. The owner of the vehicle left the keys inside the vehicle while he went in and did some shopping. When the owner came back outside after shopping, his vehicle was gone. Police are still investigating this incident.
The RCMP would like to remind everyone to remove your keys, lock the doors and remove any valuables from your vehicle.
Nov. 14: 30 calls for service
Vehicle with keys in it stolen from farmyard
Portage la Prairie RCMP received a call of a stolen vehicle from a farmyard on Highway #227 on Nov. 14 at approximately 5:30 a.m. The owner of the vehicle left the keys along with other valuables inside the vehicle. This vehicle was involved in a gas and dash in Headingley about one hour later.
Police are still investigating this incident. The RCMP would like to remind everyone to remove your keys, lock the doors and remove any valuables from your vehicle.
Nov. 15: 46 calls for service
Traffic stop leads to impaired charge
Shortly after 10 a.m. on Nov. 15, Portage la Prairie RCMP conducted a traffic stop on Saskatchewan Ave. W. where the officer detected an odour of alcohol from the vehicle.
The driver failed a roadside screening test, was arrested and taken to the RCMP detachment. A 36-year-old male from Winnipeg provided breath samples that were double the legal limit. The driver was charged with operation of a conveyance while over 80 mg % and impaired operation of a conveyance.
The driver was released to appear in court at a later date. His vehicle was towed and impounded for 30 days.
Saskatoon man’s vehicle impounded following impaired driving charge
Portage la Prairie RCMP pulled over a vehicle on Nov. 15, just before 10 p.m., with extensive damage to the front end and burned out tail lights on 2nd St. NW in Portage la Prairie.
The officer could smell an odour of alcohol and the driver also showed signs of impairment and was asked to provide a breath sample on a roadside screening device and failed. The 41-year-old male driver from Saskatoon, Sask. was arrested and taken to the RCMP detachment where he provided breath samples that were nearly double the legal limit. The driver was charged with operation of a conveyance while over 80 mg % and impaired operation of a conveyance.
The driver was released to appear in court at a later date and his vehicle was towed and impounded for 30 days.
Nov. 16: 44 calls for service
Portage woman, 39, in custody following NW stabbing
Portage la Prairie RCMP received a call at approximately 3:30 a.m. on Nov. 16, reporting a stabbing in the 500 block of 4 St. NW.
Several individuals transported themselves to the hospital. Statements from witnesses indicate that a 39-year-old female from Portage la Prairie stabbed a 30-year-old female also from Portage la Prairie. Police learned this alleged assault was in retaliation to a break and enter and assault with a weapon that previously occurred on 18 St. NW. The 30-year-old female and a 33-year-old male attended the location on 18th St. NW and forced their way into the residence. They assaulted several victims and fled.
Portage la Prairie RCMP arrested all parties involved. The 39-year-old female from Portage la Prairie is charged with two counts of aggravated assault and possess weapon for dangerous purpose and was remanded into custody. The 33-year-old male is charged with break and enter utter threats, careless use of a firearm and three counts of assault causing bodily harm and was remanded into custody. An unendorsed warrant of arrest was issued for a 30-year-old female from Portage la Prairie who is charged with break and entering.
Running vehicle stolen from outside Saskatchewan Ave. business
Portage la Prairie RCMP received a call on Nov. 16, at approximately 5:30 a.m., of a stolen vehicle from a business on Saskatchewan Ave. W.
The owner had started the vehicle to let it warm up with keys in it and went back inside the business. When the owner came back outside, his vehicle was gone.
Police are still investigating this incident. The RCMP would like to remind everyone not to leave your vehicle running unattended.
Nov. 17: 55 calls for service
There was nothing of significance to report on this date.
Of the 271 calls for service in this reporting period, the above stories were chosen by the Central Plains RCMP.
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) 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