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Owner tracks stolen vehicle to Virden

Westman RCMP report for April 29 – May 5

During this week Westman RCMP received a total of 65 calls for service. Of the 65, 14 were traffic related including 6 moving traffic – speeding violations, 11 suspicious person/vehicle/property files, and 5 assault files.

On April 29, RCMP received information regarding a stolen vehicle from the Hamiota area, that was being tracked by the owner and was currently on route to the Virden area. RCMP members responded and located the vehicle with the driver in the RM of Ellice-Archie. The driver of the vehicle was arrested without incident and released on an appearance notice for possession of property obtained by crime over $5000. The driver also received a violation ticket for removing a number plate without authority, which carries a fine of $298. He will be appearing in court in July.

On May 2, during a routine traffic patrol in the RM of Wallace-Woodworth, RCMP observed a vehicle travelling at a high rate of speed. Radar confirmed a speed of 129km/hr in a 100km/hr zone. RCMP conducted a traffic stop with the vehicle. The driver produced a copy of his registration that appeared to be expired. The driver was issued tickets for speeding and driving an unregistered vehicle. The total fines received for these two tickets was $727.

On May 4, RCMP were in the community of Sioux Valley Dakota Nation attending to a matter in a parking lot. While on scene a 29-year-old man pulled into the parking lot, exhibiting signs of impairment. The driver was administered an ASD test, which he failed. During this time police were informed by witnesses that he had also assaulted his spouse earlier that day. He was placed under arrest and subsequently charged with Criminal Code charges of operation of motor vehicle while impaired (alcohol), operation of motor vehicle while over 80mg% (alcohol) and assault. He was also charged under the Provincial Offences Act for driving while disqualified. The driver was released on an undertaking and will be appearing in court in July.

Between the days of April 28 and May 2, RCMP received multiple reports of a male travelling by foot along Highway 1 with a shopping cart. Numerous wellbeing checks were conducted by police on the subject during his time in our area. It was confirmed that he was okay and was making his way across the country. The man did not commit any known offences during this time and appears to have since moved on from the Virden area.

If you are reporting an emergency, please call 911. To report a complaint or non-emergent incident please call 204-748-2135. For general inquires or administrative requests including criminal record checks please call the administration line at 204-748-2046

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