×

Stride Place. New Name ... Same Great Place!

Stride Place... A Place for You!  For schedules and upcoming events, Click Here...

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 Feb. 6 and Feb. 12, 2017. During this time period police responded to: 229 calls for service.

BLOODY MAN KICKED FROM TRUCK
On Feb. 9, at 1:19 PM, Portage la Prairie RCMP were called to the Husky gas station on Saskatchewan Avenue E. An unidentified male was reportedly seen bleeding from his face, after he was kicked out of a white pick-up truck in the parking lot. The victim was gone by the time police arrived, and the suspect’s vehicle had left heading west on Saskatchewan Avenue. Investigators are asking to speak with the victim in this incident if they’re willing to come forward, or to anyone with knowledge of this incident. Anonymous tips can be made through Manitoba Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) and www.manitobacrimestoppers.com.

MAN FACES MULTIPLE CHARGES
Portage la Prairie RCMP were called to a home on 1st Street NW in the early hours of morning Feb. 10. Reports of violence in the home and damage to property resulted in the arrest of 34-year-old Raynold Sheldon Roulette. Roulette was held in custody and brought before the court on charges of assault with a weapon, mischief to property, and five counts of failing to comply with a probation order.

DOMESTIC DISTURBANCE
Portage la Prairie RCMP were called to a home on 11th Street NW for a disturbance on Feb. 11. Once in contact with the residents of the home, police determined that two intoxicated male occupants were bound to conditions to abstain from the consumption of alcohol. Arrested and held in custody were Daniel Ronnie St. Paul, 38, and 25-year-old Kevin Benjamin Payne. Both were brought before the courts on charges of failing to comply with court imposed conditions, and in St. Paul’s case, a further charge for resisting arrest.

HOUSE FIRE
Portage la Prairie emergency services were called to a house fire on Road 77N in the RM of Portage la Prairie on Feb. 12. Portage la Prairie Fire Department extinguished the blaze, the cause of which is still under investigation. Police do not believe anyone was harmed in the incident, and do not believe it to be suspicious in nature at this time.

ERRATIC DRIVING
A motorist was observed weaving across both lanes of traffic on Hwy 1 on Feb. 6. The vehicle was pulled over to ensure the driver’s ability to operate a motor vehicle was not impaired, and that they were not distracted behind the wheel. Officers believed the male driver, 35, had recently consumed alcohol before driving, and asked that a sample of his breath be provided to a roadside screening device. The driver reportedly refused to do so, and was subsequently arrested and held in custody for failing to provide a breath sample. The driver also faces charges for having open liquor in the vehicle, and driving to the left without regard for safety (swerving across two lanes of traffic), with fines amounting to $412.80. The driver’s vehicle was towed and impounded for a period of 30 days at the owner’s expense.

DRIVING RELATED OFFENCES
On Feb. 7, Portage la Prairie RCMP observed a vehicle on Saskatchewan Avenue, known to be owned by a prohibited driver. Officers came in contact with that same owner behind the wheel of the vehicle. The female driver, Margaret Cohoon, 69, was arrested for driving while prohibited and held in police custody until she could be brought before the court. The vehicle was towed and impounded for 90 days at the owner’s expense.

On Feb. 8, Portage la Prairie RCMP were called to the 400 block area of 6th Street NE, where a vehicle had reportedly was stuck in a snow bank, and the driver had been trying to get it free. Callers were concerned, as the driver was reportedly slumped behind the wheel of the running vehicle. Officers arrived to find Paul Frederick Grigg, 61, in the driver’s seat, and determined that he was prohibited from operating a motor vehicle. Grigg was arrested and held in police custody until he could be brought before the court. The vehicle was towed and impounded for 90 days at the owner’s expense.

SPEEDY DRIVING
Portage la Prairie RCMP were made aware of a motorist heading east on Hwy 1 on Feb. 6, reportedly travelling at an excessively high rate of speed while both weather and road conditions were very poor. Officers located the vehicle, observing their speed at 167 km/h in a 110 km/h zone on Hwy 1. The male driver, 25, was given fines in excess of $1000.00 for speeding and driving imprudently given the road and weather conditions.

CALLS FOR SERVICE SUMMARY
Feb. 6:     29 calls for service
Feb. 7:     42 calls for service
Feb. 8:     39 calls for service
Feb. 9:     31 calls for service
Feb. 10:   43 calls for service
Feb. 11:   16 calls for service
Feb. 12:   28 calls for service

89 Traffic violations
78 Traffic Offences (Highway Traffic Act)
6 Vehicle Collisions
5 Impaired Drivers
29 Provincial statutes (Mental Health Act, Child Welfare Act, Coroner’s Act, 911 Act, etc.)
12 Crimes against person
5 Assaults
3 Assault with Weapon or Causing Bodily Harm
4 Uttering Threats
11 Crimes against property
3 Thefts
2 Theft of Motor Vehicles
6 Mischiefs to Property
52 Other Criminal Investigations
36 Other Police Activities (False Alarms, Suspicious Person/Vehicle, Assistance Given, etc.)

×

Stride Place. New Name ... Same Great Place!

Stride Place... A Place for You!  For schedules and upcoming events, Click Here...

More Local News

Suspicious Visitors Making Way Through Portage

Portage la Prairie RCMP warn citizens to be vigilant when strangers approach their homes. They've received multiple calls from people across the city in regards to suspicious people asking to check…

American NATO Funding Call Reasonable - Bezan

The call by the Trump administration for all members of NATO to pay their full share for running the organization comes as no surprise to Selkirk-Interlake-Eastman MP James Bezan. He's the Opposition…

Preliminary Budget Approved By PLPSD

The Board of Trustees of the Portage la Prairie School Division (PLPSD) has approved a preliminary budget for 2017-2018. The Board will be consulting with School Advisory Councils, as well as seeking…

Great Turnout for Church Grand Opening in Sidney

The grand opening of a new church sanctuary was celebrated this past Sunday in the community of Sidney, and about 70 people from all over the region came out for the celebration. Pearl Wieler,…

RCMP Weekly Report - Feb. 13-19th

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 Feb. 13 and…

Power Off, Then On

We received several reports from parts of the city this morning about power outages. They included Saskatchewan Avenue traffic lights from Royal Road to 12th Street West, as well Portage Collegiate.…

MP Thrilled With CETA Approval

Following the federal government's success in striking a Comprehensive Economic Trade Agreement (CETA) with the European Union, the Conservative Party's in full favour. "We're very happy to see that…

Watch For Icy Patches

The rain we saw yesterday in southern Manitoba means today's return to work is a bit slippery. Manitoba Infrastructure and Transportation says the Trans Canada Highway between Winnipeg and the…

Louis Riel Day in Rural Manitoba

Yesterday was Louis Riel day and communities across the province put on activities in celebration of the occasion. In MacGregor the day was jam-packed with activities including hockey games, skating,…

Emergency Plan Updated In North Norfolk

The Municipality of North Norfolk recently updated its emergency plan. Mayor Neil Christoffersen says their Emergency Coordinator goes over the plan each year and updates everything, including the…

People Pack Stride Place For Louis Riel Celebration

It was a packed house for the Portage Regional Recreation Authority's fifth annual Louis Riel Day celebration Sunday at Stride Place. There were many different types of entertainment throughout the…

RM of Armstrong Petitioned for Help

The council of the RM of Armstrong was met by two delegations of community groups requesting help to continue operating their facilities throughout RM communities. "A delegation representing the…

Home Care Need Not As Great In Southwest

While some parts of the province prepare for an increase in home care numbers that may not be the case for Southwestern Manitoba. A report commissioned by the province concluded the number of home…

Fans Embrace Slushy Race Weekend

It was a great weekend for spectators of the Winnipeg Sports Car Club's (WSCC) Fire on Ice Racing Tour on Crescent Lake in Portage la Prairie. The warm temperature wasn't exactly the greatest for the…

Hockey Night In MacGregor

Today is Louis Riel Day, and across Manitoba, events to mark occasion are happening. That includes the town of MacGregor, where the Nor-Mac Centre's the hub of day-long activity. It'll be capped off…

Louis Riel Day at Stride Place

Today is Louis Riel Day and Portage Regional Recreation Authority General Manger David Sattler says there will be plenty of activities in honour of the occasion going on at Stride Place in Portage la…

Three-peat For Team Clarity

The 12th annual Western Canadian Pond Hockey Championship wrapped in Portage la Prairie yesterday. The Clarity Vision Centre Team won the gold medal by defeating team Canad Inns 37-31. "It's our…

Warm Weather Welcomed At Winterfest In Portage

People couldn't wait for the Portage Community Revitalization Corporation's (PCRC) Winterfest yesterday at the BDO Centre in Portage la Prairie. "We had such a great time at Winterfest 2017 and I'm…

More Lighting Requested on 6th Avenue in Oakville

After 6th Avenue in the town of Oakville was extended for a development, one resident now living there has requested the L.U.D. Committee to install more lighting for the street. The RM of Portage la…

Manitoba Agricultural Museum Hosts Louis Riel Day Activities

Tomorrow is Louis Riel Day and the Manitoba Agricultural Museum in Austin is putting on plenty of activities to celebrate the occasion. Chief Museum Officer Georgette Hutlet says they're always…

DiscoverWestman.com is Westman's only source for community news and information such as weather and classifieds.

Search the Biz Guide

Login