Manitoba RCMP warn the public of fraudulent telephone calls

The RCMP is warning the public of fraudulent telephone calls which appear to be coming from the RCMP. The callers are told there is a warrant for their arrest and that they can take care of the warrant by making a payment via bitcoin or money transfer. The fraudsters are using Caller ID spoofing, which the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre…

Youth arrested in reported downtown robbery attempt

Youth arrested in reported downtown robbery attemptOn Jan. 27, Portage la Prairie RCMP arrested a female youth and charged her with; Robbery, Possession of a Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose and Carry Concealed Weapon in relation to a mid-December 2018 downtown incident. At about noon on Dec. 13, 2018, Portage la Prairie RCMP received a robbery report from a business located…

Can’t paint community picture by numbers: RCMP

Can’t paint community picture by numbers: RCMPMickey Dumont The Portage Citizen Stats Can has its Crime Severity Index for measuring crime and the RCMP employ its own statisticians to analyze Canadian crime it says goes beyond the numbers in helping the national police force develop it policing programs. “We have our police reported statistics that our crime analysts use. Those are…