During the week of Jan. 11 to Jan. 17, the Westman RCMP dealt with 59 police activities.
Members were dispatched to the following calls:
Jan. 11 – Sioux Valley for a report of an intoxicated person causing a disturbance at a residence. Upon police arrival, the situation had sorted itself out, and the intoxicated person was driven to a different residence. It was later learned that the altercation was due to a dispute over ownership of a gift card.
Jan. 11 – To the RM of Ellice-Archie for a report of a Break and Enter in progress. The 34-year-old male suspect was located and arrested for break and enter. He was released on a future Court date.
Jan. 11 – A two-vehicle collision in the RM of Pipestone. It was determined a black pickup truck failed to yield the right of way, and collided with a garbage truck. Subsequent to investigation it was determined the driver of the pickup truck was impaired by alcohol. He was arrested and transported to the detachment where he provided breath sampled that were over two times the legal limit. It was also determined the individual was a prohibited driver. The 40-year-old male driver was released on a future Court date.
Jan. 11 – To Sioux Valley for several calls placed by both a mother and daughter asking that RCMP remove the other from the residence. The mother had also advised she tested positive for COVID. Upon police attendance, it was determined an assault has occurred. The daughter was arrested and later disclosed she was pregnant therefore she was transported to the hospital. At the hospital she refused to wear a mask despite being asked several times to put one on so she was issued a ticket under the Public Health ACT.
Jan. 12 – To Virden Co-op for a report of a female who walked out with several baskets of groceries without paying. The matter is still under investigation.
Jan. 13 – To Pierson for a report of an agitated male who was suffering from a mental health episode. EMS requested police attend with them due to a fear of violence. The male was driven to the hospital via EMS without incident.
Jan. 16 – To Virden for a report of a stolen Toyota Corolla. The doors of the vehicle were unlocked and the keys were inside. The vehicle is yet to be located. Westman detachment would like to ask that the general public try to ensure vehicles are locked and secured.
Jan. 16 – To Sioux Valley for a complaint of a threat. Subsequent to investigation it was determined that a 39-year-old male got into an argument with his common law girlfriend because one of the children spent $125 the game ROBLOX. The argument escalated to a point that the male threatened to commit an assault and burn down the residence. Due to a history of violence, the male was remanded into custody until the next available Court date.
Eleven traffic enforcement actions, and two COVID compliance checks were undertaken during this reporting period.