RCMP rescue then arrest break and enter suspect

RCMP rescue then arrest break and enter suspect  A 25-year-old Portage la Prairie man broke the traditional cops and robbers mould on Oct. 11 when he first needed rescuing before he could be apprehended and ultimately charged. Responding to an early morning trespassing complaint at a Westco Drive in Portage la Prairie, from which the suspect had already fled, given the description,…

RCMP activity report for Oct. 5 – 11

RCMP activity report for Oct. 5 – 11The 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 Traffic violations 90        Traffic Offences (Hwy. Traffic Act) 5          Vehicle Collisions 1          Impaired…

Teen arrested following random shooting of vehicle

Teen arrested following random shooting of vehicleA 17-year-old Portage la Prairie is in custody following Oct. 12 firearm offences including pointing a gun at pedestrians and shooting at — and hitting — a vehicle with people inside Portage la Prairie RCMP responded to numerous complaints of a male in possession of a firearm at approximately 9 p.m. in the area of…

Race-based police data won’t end systemic issues

Examining use of force by race or counting arrests and charges by colour isn’t about to change police culture

Race-based police data won’t end systemic issuesAfter years of resisting the recording of race-based statistics by police, there has been a sudden change of heart. Now, advocates and those seeking police reform want race-based data collected by police. In Ontario, the authorities hope that by collecting officers’ perceptions of suspects it can expose any racial biases or stereotyping within police services. The…

RCMP report covering Sept. 21-27

RCMP report covering Sept. 21-27The 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 Sept. 21-27. During this period, police responded to 381 calls for service Traffic violations 169      Traffic Offences (Highway Traffic Act) 3          Vehicle Collisions 1          Impaired Drivers 54       …

RCMP ask for assistance in Bud Paul investigation

RCMP ask for assistance in Bud Paul investigationPolice are seeking information about two people last seen with Bud Paul who was reported missing on Aug. 7. Paul, 56, of Winnipeg, was reported missing to the Winnipeg Police Service on Aug. 7. A joint investigation with RCMP led police to the security footage of Paul in the Neepawa Liquor Control Commission store on…

Stolen vehicle recovery leads to multiple arrests

Stolen vehicle recovery leads to multiple arrestsA tip of an intoxicated female passenger in a vehicle at an address in the 100 block of 4 St. S.E. in Portage la Prairie. on Sept. 15, at 9:50 a.m., led to the arrest of four and various drug and weapons charges being laid. In a Sept. 21 press release, Portage la Prairie RCMP say…

Forensic anthropologist helps police identify unknown victims

For Pamela Mayne Correia, the most satisfying cases are the ones she helps solve with the scarcest of skeletal remains

Forensic anthropologist helps police identify unknown victimsForensic anthropology requires guts of steel but there was one disturbing case even Pamela Mayne Correia found hard to stomach. The University of Alberta anthropologist was called in to help reconstruct and identify human remains after one of Canada’s worst mass murders, the 1992 bombing of nine replacement workers during a strike-lockout at the Giant gold mine in…

Portage la Prairie RCMP respond to threats at high school

Portage la Prairie RCMP respond to threats at high schoolFollowing a Wednesday morning lockdown at Portage Collegiate Institute, a police investigation is now centred on identifying the individual who called in a threat. A Sept. 18 police press release does not say what the threat was, but Police Dog Services attended with a certified explosives detection dog. On September 16, 2020, at approximately 11:00…

RCMP ask for witnesses to stabbing

RCMP ask for witnesses to stabbingA stabbing victim and witnesses remain tight-lipped following an early morning Sept. 10 stabbing in Portage la Prairie. Just after 3:30 a.m. on Sept. 10, Portage la Prairie RCMP received a call of a stabbing in the 400 block of 6 Ave. NE. When officers arrived, a male in his sixties from Brandon Manitoba was…
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