Thefts, self-harm and strange yelling

Westman RCMP Report

During the week of June 14th to 20th, police were dispatched to the following police activities.


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June 14 – to the RM of Sifton for a report of a copper wire theft. The estimated value is approximately $3,000. The investigation is ongoing.

June 14 – RCMP received a report that a phone call was received from an unknown number. When the phone was answered, no one would speak on the other end. The caller immediately started receiving text messages telling him that he would receive further messages. The caller blocked the number and has not had any further issues.

June 14 – to a disturbance at a residence in Sioux Valley. The individual causing the disturbance departed the residence prior to police arrival.

June 14 – to Sioux Valley for a report of an adult female trying to commit self harm. The female was transported to the Brandon Hospital for further assistance.

June 15 – to Virden for a report of a suspicious female outside the Post Office with no shoes. Extensive patrols were made however the female was nowhere to be found.

June 15 – to a business in Virden for a report of a disturbance. The investigation is ongoing.

June 15 – to the RM of Wallace-Woodworth for a report of an unknown male heard yelling in the bush. Several patrols were made by police as well as a neighbour. No one was seen or located.

June 16 – to a “gas and dash” at the Sioux Valley Petro. A total of $74.83 in fuel was stolen. The investigation is ongoing.

June 16 – to highway 21 for a report that a Semi truck and trailer was in the ditch. The driver was not injured, and not impaired. He advised he hit the ditch due to high winds and trying to pass another tractor and trailer.

June 17– to Virden for a report of a female banging on windows outside a residence. The female left however was arrested later that day due to other incidents.

June 17– to the Co-Op gas bar in Virden for a report of shop lifting. It was reported that a female (same as above) who was potentially high on Meth stole a Powerade and other items. The 27-year-old female was arrested for theft under $5,000, and also for breaching her previous Court imposed conditions. She was remanded into custody.

June 17- to Virden for a report of a suicidal female. Upon police arrival, the female held a razor blade to her throat threatening self harm. Police were able to intervene and stop the female from cutting herself. She was arrested and transported to the hospital for further assistance.

June 17- to Sioux Valley for a report of a disturbance at a residence. A female,47, was arrested for breaching the peace. She was too intoxicated to care for herself so she was transported to the Virden detachment. She was released when sober the following morning.

June 17 –   to Sioux Valley for a report of a possible stabbing. Upon police arrival, it was observed an injured male had a cut on his hand. He said he cut himself by accident.

June 19 –   to Oak Lake Beach for a report of a youth female who was left alone on a grid road. The girl disclosed that she had been assaulted by her Mother who then left her there. The 46 year old mother was arrested for assault, and also for driving while her licence was disqualified. She was released on a future Court date.

June 20 –   to the Sioux Valley Petro for a report of a “gas and dash”. The owner of the vehicle was located, he advised there was miscommunication between him and his passenger as both believed the other paid for the fuel.

Six traffic enforcement actions, two Covid compliance checks, and two wellbeing checks were undertaken during this reporting period.

Cpl. Kevin Bruce

Virden RCMP

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