A report on police activity in the Central Plains region between Feb. 5-11
RCMP weekly report
The following is a summary of police activity in the Central Plains Area between Feb. 5-11. During this time period police responded to 221 calls for service.
Feb. 5 – 30 calls
A motorist was observed travelling on 5 Street SE near Crescent Road, which caught the attention of the officer due to some dangerous maneuvers behind the wheel. The vehicle, an older model Ford F-150 was nearly sideways approaching the officer. In speaking with the 24-year-old male driver, investigators were told that the road conditions were hazardous. The officer felt that this was not the case, and that the driver could have seriously harmed someone with this display of stunt driving. The driver was issued a fine in the amount of $672 for careless driving.
Feb. 6 – 36 calls
Amaranth RCMP are asking for the assistance of the community in locating a stolen snowmobile from the RM of Westlake-Gladstone. A white and black 2014 Arctic Cat XF8000, last seen with Manitoba license plate 6T274, was stolen sometime overnight from a rural residence. Investigators are asking that anyone with knowledge of the vehicle’s whereabouts, or who stole the machine, contact the Amaranth RCMP at 204-843-2309, or your local police detachment.
A motorist was observed travelling at 136 km/h in a 100 km/h zone PR 240 in the RM of Portage la Prairie. The 41-year-old male driver was issued a fine in the amount of $521.
Feb. 7 – 26 calls
False plates results in arrest
Treherne RCMP stopped a vehicle travelling on Railway Avenue in Treherne, after noting the vehicle’s license plate was not current. In speaking with the 53-year-old female driver, the first officer was provided with a name and date-of-birth. When a second officer arrived, they noticed that the driver had provided a false name, as she had previous dealings with the police. The driver was arrested for obstruction and taken into custody. She was released that same day, set to appear before the court at a later date, and with a fines in the amount $1,268.
Collision causes minor injuries
At 5:30 p.m., the Portage la Prairie RCMP were called to a two vehicle collision on Hwy 1 in the RM of Portage la Prairie. Several people received minor injuries as a result of a vehicle proceeding onto the highway before it was safe to do so. A 35-year-old male was issued a fine in the amount of $174.
A motorist was observed travelling at 140 km/h in a 100 km/h zone on Hwy 1 near Portage la Prairie. The 26-year-old male driver was issued a fine in the amount of $573.
Feb. 8 – 38 calls
A residence in the 500 block of Tupper Street N was broken into throughout the day. Home owners found the residence in disarray when they returned home, with several items missing. Investigators are asking that anyone who witnessed suspicious behaviour in that area during that time should contact the Portage la Prairie RCMP at 204-857-4445. Police wish to remind property owners to keep their homes, garages and vehicles locked at all times, regardless if they are home or not.
A garage in the 100 block of 10th Street NE was broken into between 7:30-10 p.m. The home. Vehicles parked inside were damaged but unidentified suspects, who also stole several items from within the vehicles and the building. Investigators are presently reviewing forensic evidence in order to possibly identify those involved. If you have knowledge of who caused this damage, please contact the Portage la Prairie RCMP at 204-857-4445.
Feb. 9 – 45 calls
A motorist was observed travelling at 147 km/h in a 100 km/h zone on Hwy 2 in the RM of Norfolk Treherne. The 41-year-old male driver was issued a fine in the amount of $665.
Wanted couple busted, meth found
Portage la Prairie RCMP observed a male and female in a vehicle on 10th Street SW, and in recognizing them, quickly remembered they both had warrants for their arrest. Officers stopped the vehicle and took the 27-year-old male driver, and 23-year-old female passenger into their custody. While searching the male investigators found methamphetamines on his person. Both remained in custody until such time as they could be brought before the court.
Feb. 10 – 27 calls
Three charged following single vehicle collision
Shortly before 1:30 a.m., the Portage la Prairie RCMP were called to a single vehicle collision on Hwy 26 near Saskatchewan Avenue E. In responding to the call, three suspects were seen going into backyards of homes near the collision. Officers would locate and arrest two females and one male due to their suspicious behaviour. During the course of their investigation, officers would locate methamphetamine and weapons within the vehicle. Kyle Dean Beaulieu, 28, of Portage la Prairie was held in custody until such time as he could be brought before the court on 13 criminal charges, including possession of methamphetamine for the purpose of trafficking and possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose. A 23-year-old female was released from police custody that same day, set to appear on criminal charges at a later date. The second female was released from police custody with charges.
Feb. 11 – 19 calls
Portage la Prairie RCMP area asking for the assistance of the community in locating a stolen vehicle from 14th Street NW. The vehicle, a grey 2016 Chevrolet Sonic, last seen with Manitoba license plate HST 613, went missing overnight. Investigators are asking that anyone with knowledge of the theft, or the current whereabouts of the vehicle, call the Portage la Prairie RCMP at 204-857-4445.
If you have any information that could lend assistance in the investigation of these crimes or others, please contact your local RCMP, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) and manitobacrimestoppers.com. Tips leading to the identification of suspects or the return of stolen property could receive cash awards.