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 May 27 to June 2. During this time period, police responded to 327 calls for service.
59 Traffic Offences (Highway Traffic Act)
2 Vehicle Collisions
5 Impaired Drivers
15 Provincial statutes (Mental Health Act, Child Welfare Act, Coroner’s Act, 911 Act, etc.)
Crimes against person
1 Assaults with a Weapon
6 Uttering Threats
Crimes against property
1 Theft of Motor Vehicle
2 Break and Enters
30 Other Criminal Investigations
45 Other Police Activities (False Alarms, Suspicious Person/Vehicle, Assistance Given, etc.)
Man assaulted by ATV riders in Republic park
Police continue to investigate a May 28 assault in Rotary Republic of Manitobah Park where a man was punched in the face after confronting teenagers on ATVs.
Portage La Prairie RCMP was called to the park at 7:26 p.m. on a report of a 58-year-old male who had been punched in the face. Two teenage suspects riding all-terrain vehicles in the park were told by the and ATVs in the park is not allowed he was assaulted and the suspects fled.
This matter is still under investigation.
Police assaulted at rowdy rural party
Two RCMP officers were assaulted and ambulances were needed to assist partiers with alcohol poisoning as a result of an early morning disturbance complaint at a R.M. of Portage La Prairie residence.
Portage RCMP was called to the complaint at 2:40 a.m. June 1, and upon arrival police found a large crowd of more than 100 people most of whom were “very intoxicated” and some underage.
Police report two investigating members were “assaulted and also spit on.”
Police arrested six people and called an ambulance to treat with two partiers described as having severe alcohol poisoning. Numerous other people are facing various provincial and criminal code charges as a result of the ongoing police investigation.
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