Police investigate arson, intercept suicide attempts

Westman RCMP Report

During the week of May 17th to May 23rd, the Westman RCMP dealt with 62 police activities including the following dispatches:


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May 17 – to a residence in Sioux Valley for a report of a disturbance at a residence. A 40-year-old male who was suspected to be high on meth was arrested for breaching the peace, and then transported to the hospital for assistance.

May 18 – to Sioux Valley for a report of a domestic assault. Subsequent to investigation, a 58-year-old male was arrested for assault with a weapon. He was released on a future Court date with the condition he have no contact with the victim.

May 20 – to the RM of Sifton for a report of a grass fire. While tending to the grass fire, police and the fire department were notified of a garage on fire at a property nearby. Subsequent to investigation it was believed an arson had occurred. A 22-year-old male was located near the scene and arrested. He was released to his parents and will be appearing in Court at a later date.

May 21 – to Sioux Valley for a report of an intoxicated male laying in the middle of the road asking to be killed. The male was located and arrested under the Mental Health ACT. He was transported to the hospital for further assistance.

May 21 – to Melita for a report of a youth on the bridge near Melita and about to jump off. Police located the youth at her residence, arrangements were made for her to attend the hospital to receive further assistance.

May 22 – to Melita for a report of a possible sexual assault. The investigation is ongoing.

May 22 – to highway 83 in the RM of Pipestone for a report of an erratic driver. The vehicle was located and a traffic stop was initiated. Subsequent to investigation, a 75-year-old male was arrested for impaired operation of a conveyance. He provided two breath samples that were nearly three times the legal limit.

May 23 – RCMP were dispatched to the RM of Wallace Woodworth for a report of a break and enter to a shop. It was reported that people were consuming alcohol in the shop. It was later reported that the people were known to the complainant.

18 traffic enforcement actions and three COVID compliance checks were undertaken during this reporting period.

Cpl. Kevin Bruce, Virden RCMP

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