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Drunk driver hits the slough

Intoxication took its toll last week, among many calls. Between July 25 to Aug. 3, the Westman RCMP dealt with 94 police occurrences.
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Is this turtle being arrested for trying to cross Thomas Drive? Or simply returned to its rightful residence?

Aug. 1 – RCMP received a call from an adult female reporting that her T3’s were stolen. She did not wish to provide a statement or want the matter investigated. Police are aware that this is a tactic that some people use to re-fill their prescriptions by providing a police file number to the pharmacy. A file number was not provided to the complainant.

Aug. 2 – RCMP were dispatched to Sioux Valley for a report that a female received a text message asking her to meet so that she could be struck in the face by a baseball bat. The investigation is ongoing.

Aug. 2 – RCMP received a call from an anonymous complainant who reported there was a garbage bag on the shoulder of Highway 1 in the RM of Wallace-Woodworth. Patrols were made once members were free from other operational priorities. The bag was gone.

Aug. 2 -RCMP were dispatched to Sioux Valley for a report of an intoxicated male causing a disturbance and threatening people. He was located, arrested and transported to the Virden detachment as he was too intoxicated to care for himself. He was released once sober.

Aug. 3 – RCMP were dispatched to Virden for a report that a tire and lug nuts were stolen off of a truck. The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with any information pertaining to this crime is encouraged to contact the Virden detachment. An anonymous tip can also be submitted via Crime Stoppers.

Aug. 3 – RCMP were dispatched to Sioux Valley for a report of an intoxicated male who was injured. Subsequent to investigation, it was determined that an assault occurred. A 34-year-old male was arrested and remanded into custody.

Aug. 5 – RCMP observed a turtle trying to cross Thomas Drive near the intersection of 7th Avenue in Virden. The turtle was transported to the local fish pond.

Aug. 5 – RCMP were dispatched to a call for service in Sioux Valley. The caller requested that police tell his neighbours to stop knocking on his door because he was trying to sleep. It was determined that the neighbours were family members trying to check on him.

Aug. 6 – RCMP were dispatched to Oak Lake Beach for a report of a male and female arguing. It was reported that they were throwing food, bicycles, and yelling and swearing. Subsequent to investigation, it was determined that no assault occurred. Both involved went their separate ways.

Aug. 7 – RCMP were dispatched to Virden for a report of a female passed out on the sidewalk. The female was observed to be injured so she was subsequently transported to the hospital. Investigation is ongoing. 

Aug. 7 – RCMP were dispatched to Virden for a report of an intoxicated male laying in the grass. He was assessed, and subsequently arrested and transported to the Virden detachment as he was too intoxicated to care for himself. He was released the following morning when sober.

Aug. 7 – RCMP were dispatched to Virden for a report that a tail light on a White Dodge challenger was smashed. The mischief is believed to have occurred overnight.

Aug. 7 – RCMP were dispatched to the RM of Pipestone for a report that two children showed up at a residence explaining that their Mother drove into a marsh. RCMP attended and located the mother (vehicle driver), covered in mud. There was beer in the vehicle, and she showed sigs of intoxication. A roadside screening device demand was read and a sample of breath was obtained which resulted in a Fail. The vehicle driver was subsequently arrested for impaired operation of a conveyance, and read the breath demand. She was transported to the detachment where she provided two breath samples that were over the legal limit. She was released on a future Court Date.

Westman RCMP also responded to two traffic collisions, three false alarms and six calls that were mental health related. 32 traffic enforcement actions were undertaken during this reporting period.

 

 Cpl. Kevin Bruce, Virden RCMP