Central Plains RCMP report for Sept. 30 – Oct. 6

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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 2019-09-30 and 2019-10-06. During this time period, police responded to 324 calls for service

 

Traffic violations

86        Traffic Offences (Highway Traffic Act)

3          Vehicle Collisions

0          Impaired Drivers

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

Crimes against person

4          Assaults

4          Assaults with a Weapon

5          Uttering Threats

Crimes against property

18        Thefts

5          Theft of Motor Vehicle

7          Break and Enters

17        Mischief

51        Other Criminal Investigations

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

 

Sept. 30: 41 calls for service

There was nothing of significance to report on this date.

Oct. 1: 54 calls for service

Police fine 12 in distracted driving blitz

The month of Oct. is Distracted Driver Awareness month. On Oct. 1-2, 2019 Portage la Prairie RCMP conducted a Distracted Driving blitz. Over the course of two days, 12 individuals were observed using their cellular phones. Twelve people were issued tickets in the amount of $672., five demerits on their licence and issued a three-day driving suspension.

Oct. 2: 43 calls for service

Two motorcycles stolen from farm site

Shortly before 5 a.m., on Oct. 2nd, Amaranth RCMP received a call of a break and enter at a farm site on Road 57 W.

Upon arrival, the officers were informed that two motorcycles had been stolen from a shop. The suspects gained entry through a locked door. Sometime later, one motorcycle was located near Sandy Bay First Nations. A pickup truck, also believed to be involved in the break and enter was located.

RCMP forensic team examined items located and have been sent for further examination.

Oct. 3: 44 calls for service

Vehicles stolen in Treherne

Following investigations of two stolen vehicles in the Treherne area on Oct. 3, RCMP reminds people to remove their keys from their vehicles at all times and to report any suspicious activity.

Treherne RCMP received two calls of stolen vehicles from the area.

Utility dump trailer stolen

Portage la Prairie RCMP received a call on Oct. 3 of a stolen utility dump trailer. The theft had occurred sometime in the past week from a location on Saskatchewan Ave. W.t near the bypass.

Oct. 4: 48 calls for service

There was nothing of significance to report on this date.

Oct. 5: 53 calls for service

Two drivers issued driving suspensions

Portage la Prairie RCMP issued two drivers three-day roadside driving suspensions on Oct. 5, for blowing a warning on a roadside screening device.

Both vehicles were towed. RCMP would like to remind motorist if they plan on consuming alcohol or cannabis to have a designated driver or use a taxi.

Oct. 6: 41 calls for service

Opportunistic thief steals vehicle left running

A grey 2004 Toyota Camry was stolen from a business on Saskatchewan Ave. W. on Oct. 6 at 4 p.m.,

Police report the owner left the vehicle running “as he was only going to be a minute.” When he came back outside, his vehicle was travelling west on Saskatchewan Ave.

Manitoba Crime Stoppers logoIf 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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