Central Plains RCMP report Oct. 21-27

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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 Oct. 21-27. During this time period, police responded to 338 calls for service

 

 

 

 

 

Traffic violations

61        Traffic Offences (Highway Traffic Act)

5          Vehicle Collisions

2          Impaired Drivers

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

Crimes against person

5          Assaults

6          Assaults with a Weapon

3          Uttering Threats

Crimes against property

25        Thefts

5          Theft of Motor Vehicle

6          Break and Enters

16        Mischief

59        Other Criminal Investigations

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

Oct. 21: 41 calls for service

Traffic stop results in dozens of unspecified criminal code charges

A routine traffic stop in the early morning hours of Oct. 21 resulted in drug, firearm and unspecified criminal code charges against four individuals.

Portage la Prairie RCMP pulled over a vehicle matching the description of a suspicious vehicle tip. The officer located the vehicle with four occupants inside and conducted a traffic stop on Saskatchewan Ave. E. During the traffic stop, it was learned the driver had an outstanding warrant for arrest and located a loaded sawed-off .22 calibre firearm, tools used to do break and enters, drug trafficking equipment, methamphetamine and other items. The three passengers were also arrested for numerous offences. Justyn Bourne, 32, of Poplar Point was charged with 11 criminal code charges, Derek Dezeng-French, 26, of Portage la Prairie was charged with nine criminal code charges, Marlon Whincup, 29, from Sandy Bay First Nation was charged with 12 criminal code charges and Yolanda Mcleod, 36, of Alonsa, was charged with 11 criminal code charges. All four people were held pending court.

Oct. 22: 43 calls for service

here was nothing of significance to report on this date.

Oct. 23: 53 calls for service

There was nothing of significance to report on this date.

Oct. 24: 45 calls for service

There was nothing of significance to report on this date.

Oct.25: 50 calls for service

There was nothing of significance to report on this date.

Oct. 26: 54 calls for service

Winnipeg man, 19, charged with impaired

Portage la Prairie RCMP received a call on Oct. 26 at approximately 11:30 a.m., of a possible impaired driver on Highway #1 just west of the city. An Amaranth RCMP member was in the area and located the vehicle and observed the erratic driving as described by the concerned citizen that had called.

The officer pulled the driver over and took the 19-year-old Winnipeg man to Portage la Prairie where provided breath samples measured nearly triple the legal limit. The driver was charged with Impaired Operation of a Conveyance and held till he was sober. The driver was released to appear in court at a later date.

Portage driver charged with impaired

On Oct. 26th, shortly after 10:00 p.m., Portage la Prairie RCMP received information of a possible impaired driver on a gravel road just north of Portage la Prairie.

RCMP officers arrived on the scene and observed a vehicle in the ditch. The driver showed signs of being impaired and was arrested for such. The driver was taken to the RCMP detachment where he provided breath samples that were over the legal limit.

Vehicles broken into

On Oct. 26th, Portage la Prairie RCMP received three calls of items stolen from parked vehicles.

The RCMP would like to remind people to make sure that your vehicles are locked with nothing of value in them. Also, please confirm that your houses, garages and sheds are locked when you are home or away.

Oct. 27: 52 calls for service

Couple steal vehicle from good samaritan

Amaranth RCMP received a call of a stolen vehicle on Oct. 27th, 2019, at approximately 6:30 p.m., from a residence on Highway #50 near Amaranth.

The suspects approached the house asking for the homeowner to let the female use the washroom and their vehicle had broken down. While the female was in the washroom, the male took the keys that were located by the door and left the residence. The female then ran from the washroom to the awaiting stolen vehicle.

The suspects are described, an aboriginal male approximately 35-years-old, 6 feet tall, heavyset with bad scars on his face from acne an aboriginal female approximately 27-years-old, 5 feet 6 inches tall and heavier set. If you have any information that could lend assistance in the investigation of this crime or others, please contact your local police detachment.

Four charged in seat belt blitz

Portage la Prairie issued four tickets on Oct. 27th, to people not wearing their seatbelts. They all received a fine for $298.

The RCMP would like to remind the public that seatbelts do save lives and that everyone should be using them.

Of the 338 calls for service in this reporting period, the above stories were chosen by the Central Plains RCMP.

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) 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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