August 6 – Westman RCMP responded to a report of a male threatening suicide in Virden. Upon making contact with the subject, he produced a large knife and approached the responding officers asking to be shot. The officers attempted to verbally de-escalate the situation and ultimately had to deploy a Taser to take the subject into custody. There were no injuries as a result of this intervention and the man is now facing criminal charges.
August 6 - RCMP received a report of a break and enter to a residence in Virden. An investigation led to the arrest of a 42-year-old male from Virden.
August 6 - RCMP arrested a 30-year-old man for impaired driving of an off-road vehicle in Virden.
August 6 - RCMP conducted a vehicle stop on Highway 1 in the RM of Sifton. The 35-year-old driver was found to be prohibited from driving in Canada and is now facing criminal charges.
August 6 - RCMP received a report of an erratic driver on Highway 1 near Virden. RCMP members attended to conduct a traffic stop, but the suspect vehicle fled. The RCMP terminated the pursuit due to safety concerns. The investigation is ongoing.
August 6 - RCMP received a report of a possible fraud in Virden. The complainant reported that they received a suspicious phone call requesting personal information so a transfer of money could occur. The complainant promptly reported the matter to police. RCMP are reminding the public to protect their personal information over the phone/internet.
August 8 - RCMP received a call from the Lyleton Border Crossing to report that a 33-year-old male from Minot, North Dakota had arrived at the customs entry and was arrested for impaired driving. The male had reportedly left Minot to travel to Las Vegas and ended up at the Canadian Customs. He provided breath samples that were close to two times the legal limit for driving.
August 9 - RCMP responded to a complaint of two naked subjects at Oak Lake Beach. RCMP attended, but the unknown subjects had already departed prior to police arrival.
August 10 - RCMP received a report of a possible fraud in Melita. The complainant reported that a family member had received a call indicating they had won a van and the caller was requesting banking information to complete the transaction.
August 10 - RCMP stopped a vehicle for speeding on Highway 2 in the RM of Sifton. The subject was issued a ticket for speeding and found to have consumed alcohol. Roadside breath samples were obtained and led to a 72-hour driver's license suspension for registering a "warn".
August 11 - RCMP received a report that someone had entered the Virden pool after hours. There was no damage or theft at the site.
August 11 - RCMP received a report that a vehicle was vandalized in Melita.