During the week of Jan. 6 – Jan. 13 the Westman RCMP dealt with 54 police activities.
Jan. 8 - Virden RCMP were called to Sioux Valley for a report of a family physically fighting with each other. Upon attendance, police identified the aggressor, who was highly intoxicated and unable to care for himself. He was arrested and lodged to prevent further issues, and his family declined to proceed further with the investigation.
Jan. 8 - Virden RCMP were dispatched to the Nelson Street area, where the complainant in the matter advised that they heard a dog whimpering. Police patrolled to see if they could locate a dog in distress but were unable to, and referred the file to Animal Protection Officers.
Jan. 8 - Virden RCMP were dispatched to a tractor-trailer unit entering the ditch on Highway 1. Police attended and directed traffic until the unit was able to be moved.
Jan. 8 - Virden RCMP were dispatched to a traffic collision in the RM of Wallace-Woodworth. The caller had gone in the ditch, the vehicle was stuck and the driver could not afford a tow truck. Police attended and gave him a ride to Virden.
Jan. 10 - Reston RCMP were called to Reston for a report of a female stealing a bottle of liquor from a local business. The suspect was identified and once arrested, will face charges of Theft Under $5000.
Jan. 10 - While conducting traffic enforcement on Highway 83, police pulled over a vehicle for speeding. It was learned that the driver's licence was suspended. The vehicle was seized and a 28-year-old male was issued a ticket for driving while disqualified.
Jan. 12 - Virden RCMP were dispatched to a road hazard on Highway 1. A semi unit had dropped a load of piping onto the road. Police conducted traffic control until the mess was cleaned up.
Police responded to four false alarms between Elkhorn, McAuley, Virden and Melita during the week.
There were also 26 traffic tickets issued during this reporting period.