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 2020-10-05 and 2020-10-11. During this time period, police responded to 285 calls for service
90 Traffic Offences (Hwy. Traffic Act)
5 Vehicle Collisions
1 Impaired Drivers
37 Provincial statutes (Mental Health Act, Child Welfare Act, Coroner’s Act, 911 Act, etc.)
Crimes against person
5 Assaults with a Weapon
7 Uttering Threats
Crimes against property
2 Theft of Motor Vehicle
5 Break and Enters
42 Other Criminal Investigations
60 Other Police Activities (False Alarms, Suspicious Person/Vehicle, Assistance Given, etc.)
Oct. 5 – 37 calls for service
No information supplied.
Oct. 6 – 36 calls for service
Duke Ave. B&E
In the afternoon of Oct. 6, Portage la Prairie RCMP received a call of a break and enter that had occurred sometime overnight in the 200 block of Duke Ave. The suspect/s did significant damage to the building to make off with a large sum of money. The RCMP is continuing to investigate and ask that anyone with information in regards to this theft call the Portage la Prairie RCMP at 204-857-4445.
Oct. 7 – 43 calls for service
On Oct. 7, Treherne RCMP received a call that sometime overnight a yellow 2016 Polaris quad was stolen from a property on Hwy. 240 in the RM of Grey. The RCMP is continuing to investigate and ask that anyone with information in regards to this theft call the Treherne RCMP at 204-723-2024.
Oct. 8 – 49 calls for service
Impaired driver charged
Just before 8:30 p.m. on Oct. 8, Portage la Prairie RCMP received a call of a possible impaired driver on Hwy. 1, east of Portage la Prairie. RCMP Traffic Services located the suspect vehicle on Saskatchewan Ave. E. in Portage and conducted a traffic stop. The 26-year-old Portage man’s breath sample failed a roadside screening device and was issued an immediate roadside suspension, given a 90-day driving suspension and his vehicle was impounded for 30 days. He will have to pay a $700 administration penalty and other MPI imposed restrictions.
Oct. 9 – 53 calls for service
No information supplied.
Oct. 10 – 39 calls for service
Dakota Tipi theft leads to Portage address, drug charges
On Oct.10, at 8 a.m., Portage la Prairie RCMP received a call of an assault with a weapon and theft of a vehicle in Dakota Tipi First Nation.
When officers arrived, a man was suffering from being sprayed with what is believed to be bear spray. The victim had also sustained minor injuries as the result of trying to stop the suspect from stealing his car. The victim was not forthcoming with information but officers were able to piece together information that led police to an address on Royal Rd. N. in Portage la Prairie where they conducted a traffic stop and arrested 22-year-old Addison Traverse. Traverse had in his possession a large sum of money and cannabis. He is facing charges of; possessing cannabis for selling, possession of cocaine, robbery with offensive weapon, unauthorized possession of a restricted weapon, possession of property obtained by crime, assault with a weapon, possession of a weapon for dangerous purpose, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, assault causing bodily harm, administering noxious thing. Traverse was released on court-ordered documents with conditions to abide by and will appear in court again in December.
Oct. 11 – 28 calls for service
Meth seized in traffic stop
On Oct.11, at about 1 a.m., a Portage la Prairie RCMP officer was patrolling on International Drive and observed a parked vehicle with people inside. The officer conducted a traffic stop and while the officer was speaking to the people inside, he could see drug paraphernalia in plain view. The officer also learned the vehicle was stolen. A 34-year-old male and a 30-year-old female, both from Sandy Bay First Nation were arrested and face charges of possession of methamphetamine and possession of property obtained by crime. The male was remanded into custody and the female was released to appear in court at a later date.
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