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Eatery locks after robo threat

During the week of Nov. 15 – Nov.21 the Westman RCMP dealt with 44 police activities.

Nov. 15 – RCMP were dispatched to Elkhorn twice for a report of a Break and Enter. It was reported by the caller that someone was in his basement. Police determined that no entry was gained, and that no one was in the basement. Drugs are believed to be a factor.

Nov. 15 – RCMP received a report of a theft that occurred at the Sunrise Credit Union in Virden. It was reported by the caller that her Debit card was dropped and got stuck while trying to use the ATM machine. The debit card was subsequently stolen by an individual who used chopsticks and gum to steal the card. The card was then used at several businesses. The investigation is ongoing.

Nov. 15 – RCMP were dispatched to Virden for a report that someone named “Mark” called (a local restaurant) and placed an order for pizza and wings. He only gave his first name and a false number that was not in service. He said that when he arrived, he was not going to pay for his food, and he had a gun in his car and would rob the restaurant. Employees did not make the food and locked the doors until police arrived. Mark did not end up attending the restaurant.  Employees advised they have received numerous prank calls lately.

Nov. 18 – A traffic stop was initiated in Pierson. Police learned that the vehicle was being operated by a disqualified driver. The 22-year-old driver was issued a $672 ticket, and his vehicle was impounded for 30 days.

Nov. 18 – RCMP were dispatched to Virden for a report of a suspicious person. The individual was located and provided a ride to the homeless shelter.

Nov. 19 – RCMP were dispatched to Sioux Valley for a report of an assault with a golf club. The accused fled the residence prior to police arrival. Subsequent to investigation, it was determined that an assault did occur. A warrant for arrest is being sought for the accused.

Nov. 19 – RCMP were dispatched to Virden for a report of a vehicle in the ravine. Subsequent to investigation, there were reasonable grounds to believe that the vehicle’s driver was impaired by alcohol. He was arrested for impaired operation of a conveyance and read the breath demand. Two samples of 230mg/100 ml were obtained (almost three times the legal limit). The driver was released on a future Court date and his vehicle was impounded.

Nov. 21 – RCMP responded to a report of an assault with a weapon in Sioux Valley. After investigation, it was determined that the victim had been hit with a brick and sustained an injury to the head region. The suspect had fled the scene prior to police arrival. Attempts are currently being made to locate the suspect.

Seven traffic enforcement actions were undertaken during this reporting period

Cpl. Kevin Bruce, Virden RCMP