Staff Sergeant Steve Sumner reported 61 calls for service between May 12 and May 18, 32 of these were traffic tickets.
RCMP were out in full force on May 12 for Road Safety Week. The target of this week was aggressive driving and impaired driving. RCMP also targeted distracted
drivers. Eight people were charged for distracted driving; either talking on their cell phone or texting; six for seat belts and six for stop signs.
• Report of theft of a bike from a residence in the R.M. of Wallace- Woodworth. No suspects or witnesses.
• Complaint of theft of scrap metal from a business in Virden. Investigation is ongoing.
• Hit and run to a vehicle at a business in Virden. No suspects or witnesses.
• Responded to a vehicle fire east of Virden on the TransCanada Highway. EMS attended. Two occupants were treated. One was taken to hospital with severe burns. Investigation showed that the
occupants had gas cans inside the vehicle. One of the occupants lit a cigarette which caused a flash over.
• Break and enter to a business in Elkhorn. A quantity of cash was stolen. Investigation is ongoing.
• Received a complaint of a fraudulent use of a credit card. The investigation is still ongoing.
• Report of a break and enter to a business in Elkhorn. Investigation is still ongoing.
• Complaint of assault in Virden.
• Complainant called to advise his son assaulted him. He does not want to lay charges. Appears to be an ongoing dispute.
• Complaint of a domestic disturbance in Virden. An ex-husband attended a residence and started arguing. There was no violence. They were advised to not have any further contact and to
settle their disputes through the courts.
• A vehicle was pulled over for speeding in the R.M. of Wallace-Woodworth. Subject driving was known to police for being disqualified from driving. He was arrested; police later located a quantity of marijuana, bear spray and a telescopic baton. He was returned to the detachment and later released to appear in court.
• Received a complaint from a female who advised she was assaulted by another female. Through investigation it was determined that no assault had taken place. The peace bond process was explained to both parties.
• Police attended a custody dispute in McAuley. They spoke to both parties and it was decided that this was not a police issue.
• 911 call of a truck losing control and rolling on its side in a ditch on the TransCanada Highway in the R.M. of Sifton. Fire and ambulance also attended. Driver was checked and released by the ambulance. Truck was towed. Appears to be weather related.
• Dispatched to a semi that was jackknifed on the TransCanada in the R.M. of Sifton. No injuries, the semi was not blocking traffi c so RCMP attended to other calls. A tow truck was called to tend to
• False alarm to a business in Virden.
• Received a call of someone stuck in an elevator. Members were not able to attend but the fi re department did. A female was able to get out after the power came back on.
• Police were called to an alarm at a business in Virden, it was a false alarm.