Central Plains RCMP report for Oct. 7-13

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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 2019-10-07 and 2019-10-13. During this time period, police responded to 380 calls for service

 

Traffic violations

43        Traffic Offences (Highway Traffic Act)

18        Vehicle Collisions

0          Impaired Drivers

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

Crimes against person

4          Assaults

2          Assaults with a Weapon

2          Uttering Threats

Crimes against property

20        Thefts

5          Theft of Motor Vehicle

11        Break and Enters

10        Mischief

50        Other Criminal Investigations

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

 

Oct. 7: 57 calls for service

There was nothing of significance to report on this date.

Oct. 8: 59 calls for service

There was nothing of significance to report on this date.

Oct. 9: 46 calls for service

There was nothing of significance to report on this date.

Oct. 10: 37 calls for service

There was nothing of significance to report on this date.

Oct. 11: 74 calls for service

The following incidents have been selected by the RCMP as newsworthy from the 380 calls the force responded to in this reporting period.

Winter storm prompts reminder to go over personal emergency plan

Central Plains RCMP responded to 127 calls for assistance related to the storm.

These included reports of downed power lines, vehicle collisions, stop lights not working, well-being checks just to name a few, say RCMP.

“The winter storm that hit the area was a reminder that each household should have an emergency plan and be prepared for future situations. The public can find out more about how to prepare for emergency situations by going to the Government of Manitoba website, Emergency Measures Organization.”

Oct. 12: 69 calls for service

Central Plains RCMP responded to 56 Calls for assistance related to the storm.

Oct. 13: 38 calls for service

Businesses hit during power outage

Portage la Prairie RCMP responded to several Break and Enters on Oct. 13th, at businesses and residences in various parts of Portage la Prairie while the power was out.

RCMP say the files are still being investigated but if the public has any information regarding any crimes, you are asked to contact your local police department.

Lock up your property: RCMP

This week, Central Plains RCMP responded to calls of stolen vehicles, items were stolen from vehicles and break and enters of garages.

In most of these instances, the doors were all unlocked. The vehicles that were stolen also had the keys inside the vehicle or were left running.

The RCMP would like to remind people to lock your doors (house, garage, vehicles, sheds) and remove any valuables from your vehicles.

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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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