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RCMP Report: July 8, 2016

Staff Sergeant Steve Sumner reported 73 calls for service between June 29 and July 5. Seven false alarms and 18 traffic tickets occurred during this time frame. June 29 An alarm call to a business in Elkhorn.

Staff Sergeant Steve Sumner reported 73 calls for service between June 29 and July 5. Seven false alarms and 18 traffic tickets occurred during this time frame.

June 29  

  • An alarm call to a business in Elkhorn. The police cleared the location and the alarm appeared to be false.
  • A gas and dash at a business in Virden. The vehicle was not located.
  • Complaint of theft of beer to a business in Virden. Two subjects were arrested.

June 30  

  • An alarm call to a business in Oak Lake. The police were called off when they were en route to the location.
  • The police were called to attend the Virden hospital to deal with an intoxicated patient. Upon police arrival the patient calmed down and allowed staff to help her.
  • The police were called to a residence in Virden for an unconscious female. Upon attending EMS checked her out and found that she was intoxicated. The female was arrested under the Intoxicated Persons Detentions Act and lodged until she sobered up.
  • Police were dispatched to a vehicle fire. All passengers had got out of the vehicle. The fire department attended and put the fire out.


July 1  

  • Received a complaint of threats over Facebook. The investigation is still on-going.
  • The police were called to an assault in Sioux valley. A female was complaining that she was assaulted. She was transported to the hospital; heavily intoxicated and appeared there was no assault.

July 2  

  • The police attempted to pull over a vehicle. The vehicle fled and was not pursued by police. Later a vehicle matching that description was noted as stolen.
  • Complaint of an impaired driver, driving around Oak Lake Beach area. Police made patrols but the vehicle was not located.
  • Police received a complaint of an intoxicated male at a residence in Sioux Valley. The RCMP attended and the male was removed, arrested and lodged in cells to sober up.
  • An alarm call to a business in Virden. An insecure door was located and the building was cleared, the alarm was false and the building was secured.

July 3  

  • An alarm call to a residence in Virden. The police attended and the residence was found to be completely secure.
  • An alarm call to a business in Virden. The alarm was determined to be false.
  • An alarm call to another business in Virden. Police attended and it was false.
  • Police were called to a business in Virden over parent threats that were made. It was determined that no threats were made but the subjects were asked to leave and were causing a disturbance after that.
  • Received a complaint of a possible impaired driver driving erratically on the TransCanada Highway. Patrols were made but the vehicle was not located on the.
  • Received an abandoned 9-1-1 call that there was a disordered female on King Street walking in traffic. Patrols were made but no one matching that description was located. Checks were made with the hospital, which were negative.

July 4  

  • Police received a complaint that two guests were asked to leave a party and when they left a cell phone was noticed missing. Both the subjects were spoken to and they denied any knowledge of the cell phone.
  • A subject advised that he woke up to his windows being smashed in his home. This matter is still under investigation. Also in the area, there was a vehicle with slashed tires.
  • Break in to a business in Oak Lake. Cash and equipment was stolen. This matter is still under investigation.
  • A subject advised that his vehicles were broken into sometime overnight. The subject said the keys were left in the truck and it had been moved. This matter is still under investigation.
  • Police received a call of a motorcycle stolen from a residence in Virden.

July 5  

  • Police received a call to a dumpster fire behind a business in Virden. The suspect was seen fleeing from the fire. The fire department attended and put the fire out. The investigation is on-going.
  • Complainant advised that someone had sprayed mustard all over his truck. It is unknown who.
  • Report that a vehicle was in the ditch leading up to his property and had been there for three days. The police attended checked the vehicle and found it to be stolen. The vehicle was towed to Virden detachment where it was inspected.
  • Report of a stolen lawn mower from a shed in Virden. RCMP Report


Reminder: People in the town and surrounding area are still getting calls from individuals who are saying they are from Canada Revenue Agency saying if they don’t send a certain amount of money there is going to be a warrant for their arrest. These are fraudulent calls and they have no barring. Revenue Canada will send written letters out. They do not call people and say if they don’t pay they will be arrested.