River Valley School mischief, caution against phishing scams

RCMP Report

During the week of March 16-23, Westman RCMP dealt with 68 police activities.

March 16 - RCMP responded to a report of uttering threats in Sioux Valley. After investigating, police learned that a 44-year-old female had threatened a family member with a knife. She was arrested, and is facing charges of uttering threats.

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March 19 - RCMP were called to Sioux Valley for a report of a disturbance. Upon attendance, one of the suspects assaulted police. She was arrested and transported to Virden Detachment. While being processed, she assaulted another police officer. A 28-year-old female from Sioux Valley is facing charges of assaulting and resisting a peace officer. The officers were not injured.

March 20 - RCMP were called for a report of children starting fires at the Goulter School playground.  Police spoke with the youths involved and involved their parents/guardians. The investigation is continuing.

March 21 - RCMP were called to a business in Melita, as a male who had just returned from Florida was there, and staff felt he should be self isolating due to the COVID-19. Police spoke with the individual and suggested he follow the guidelines set out by the Province/Country in relation to the issue.

March 22 - RCMP were conducting traffic enforcement in the RM of Two Borders. While doing so a 37-year-old male from the area was pulled over. He provided a breath sample to the officer which was over the legal limit. He was issued a 90-day Immediate Roadside Prohibition on his licence, a 30-day impound of his vehicle and $700 fine.

March 23 - RCMP were called to a report of mischief at the River Valley School in the RM of Wallace-Woodworth. Damage was done to the building. The wooden door to the bathroom/outhouse was off it's hinges; however, nothing was stolen. The matter is still under investigation.

There are a large number of "phishing" scams and COVID-19 related fraud that are occurring. Please do not give out personal information or payment information unless you are sure it is from a trusted source. Frauds can be reported online to the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre or to your local RCMP. The website for the Canadian Anti Fraud Centre is:  www.antifraudcentre.ca

The anti fraud centre also provides information on recent scams and fraud.

RCMP were involved in 25 traffic enforcement actions during this reporting period. They also responded to four false alarms throughout the area.

RCMP would like to remind the public that the offices are closed for non-essential services (ie: Criminal Record Checks, Traffic Accident Reports). For inquiries, please phone at (204) 748-2046.

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