Westman RCMP Report

From Aug. 26 to September 2, 2019

Aug. 26 - RCMP were called to 3rd Avenue in Virden to a report of an intoxicated individual who was not able to care for himself. RCMP located the man and turned him over to a sober family member to care for him.

Aug. 27 - RCMP responded to a business in Virden to a report that a female was causing a disturbance. Police located the woman, who was co-operative and agreed to leave.

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Aug. 27 - RCMP responded to a two-vehicle collision on Highway #1 near Elkhorn. Investigation into the matter revealed a car was attempting to make a turn and was hit by a semi travelling in the same direction. There were only minor injuries reported. 

Aug. 28 - RCMP were called to Sioux Valley to a report of a large fight in progress and people damaging property with baseball bats. RCMP responded immediately and arrested two males. One man had been hit with a baseball bat resulting in non-life threatening injuries. Two others are facing a number of charges. 

Aug. 28 - RCMP responded to a motor vehicle collision involving a bear on Highway #1 in the RM of Sifton. The vehicle was damaged, but there were no injuries to the occupants. The bear did not survive.

Aug. 29 - RCMP received a report that a vehicle was vandalized on Souris Street in Melita. There was a scratch on the bumper and hole in the tail light. 

Aug. 31 - RCMP were conducting a check-stop on Highway 21 in the RM of Wallace-Woodworth. A vehicle was stopped and the 30-year-old male driver was arrested for impaired driving. The male is facing charges of driving while impaired and driving over the legal limit. 

On the same day during a check-stop on Highway 21, RCMP stopped a 24-year-old male who was found to be prohibited from driving in Canada. His vehicle was towed and the man is now facing criminal charges as the result of his driving prohibition. 

Also on Highway 21 that day, RCMP stopped a 33-year-old female who was found to be consuming liquor. A roadside breath sample was obtained and resulted in a 72-hour driver's license suspension. 

Sept. 1 - RCMP were called to a report that a male was walking on the roadway in Virden, obstructing traffic and kicking a barrel down the roadway. Police attended and asked the male subject to move off the roadway and the male refused and so he was placed under arrest. In the process of arresting the male, the 37-year-old resisted arrest and bit one of the responding police officers. A Taser was used in gaining control of the subject and he is now facing charges of assaulting a police officer, failing to comply with conditions and resisting/obstructing a police officer. The subject will be held in custody until his next court appearance.


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