During the week of Feb. 1st to Feb. 7th, the Westman RCMP dealt with 37 police activities.
Feb. 1 – RCMP were dispatched to Melita for a report of a Break and Enter. Copper wire and tools were among the stolen items. The matter is currently under investigation.
Feb. 2 – RCMP were dispatched to Sioux Valley for a report of a disturbance inside a residence. An intoxicated female departed the residence, and then proceeded to damaged a mirror to a Sioux Valley security vehicle. She was arrested for Mischief and released on a future Court date.
Feb. 3 – RCMP were dispatched to Sioux Valley for a report of a fight that occurred inside a residence. Upon attending, police spoke with the two involved individuals. They were both intoxicated and did not co-operate with the assault investigation.
Feb. 3 – RCMP initiated a traffic stop in Virden. The driver did not have a valid licence. The driver was issued a $672 ticket for driving while disqualified, and the vehicle was impounded for 30 days.
Two COVID compliance checks, 11 traffic enforcement actions were undertaken during this reporting period.
Westman RCMP, Kevin Bruce
Extreme speeding, big costs
Manitoba traffic division stopped a high-speed vehicle.
At 7:32 a.m. on Feb. 9, on Hwy #1 near Oak Lake, RCMP clocked a vehicle going 175 km/h. The 25-year-old male driver said he “thought the speed limit was 120” and argued that he “was only going 150.” This extreme speeder ticketed $901 and received a serious offence notice which means a license review with MPI.