The following is the weekly Winkler Police Service report, as submitted by the department, for the week of October 22nd to 28th.

October 22nd:    
A resident reported her Handicapped Permit stolen from inside her vehicle while it was parked at the Winkler Senior Center.  The vehicle was not locked at the time.

October 22nd:    
At approximately 6:30 p.m., officers received a call from the Days Inn advising that 4 males, who were not guests, had entered the pool area and caused a disturbance.  The males disrobed for the most part, entered the pool for a quick dip and then left after throwing several towels into the pool. Officers attended and obtained descriptions of the offenders; however were unable to locate any suspects.  Anyone with information is asked to call the Winkler Police Service.  Callers may remain anonymous.

October 22nd:    
While interviewing a complainant in regards to a mischief, the suspects drove up and approached in attempt to explain away the situation.  It was soon determined that the mischief had occurred in retaliation for another incident, and that there was an ongoing situation between the parties involved.  This incident ended with the arrest of the three suspects, one of whom was found to be in possession of a set of homemade brass knuckles. He explained that he brought them to protect himself as he anticipated this confrontation would end in a fight. The youth, aged 16, was released on a Promise to Appear for Morden Court to face charges of Possession of a Prohibited Weapon, and Carry a Concealed Weapon.

October 24th:    
A local youth will be facing the Community Justice Committee after being caught shoplifting by staff at the Hi-Way Groceteria. The youth, age 14 was observed placing packages of beef jerky into his pocket, and then walking out without making any attempt at payment.  Officers attended to make the arrest, at which time they smelled an odour of marijuana on the youth. The youth admitted to smoking the drug before entering the store.  He has been dealt with by officers previously, for which he received a written warning. He was released to his father with a full explanation.

October 26th:
At 11:40 p.m., officers attended to a residence on Gemstone Driver in response to a complaint of a loud party.  After speaking to the homeowner it was determined he had had a loud and obnoxious guest, who had since left on request from the owner.  No further police action was required.

October 28th:    
Officers returned to the office to find a young mother in distress, stating she had just been assaulted by her husband.  Investigators obtained a statement from the woman, then located and arrested her husband for Assault and Forcible Confinement.  He was released on a Promise to Appear with an attached undertaking outlining numerous conditions, including an order to have no contact with the victim.

October 28th:    
At approximately 9:50 p.m., officers attempted to stop a vehicle when the driver made several abrupt turns in his attempt to evade the stop.  He didn't travel far with officers catching up to him as he exited his vehicle.  An odour of liquor was detected on his breath, and although officers could see an open beer can in the vehicle, the driver denied any possession of liquor in the vehicle.  The driver subsequently produced a warning on the roadside screening device, resulting in a 24 hour suspension of his drivers licence.  A search of his vehicle produced the part full can of beer along with several sealed cans.  The liquor was destroyed at the scene, and the accused was issued a Provincial Offence Notice under the Highway Traffic Act for the unlawful transport of liquor.

Total calls for service – 89

Criminal Code – 12
(theft, mischief, assault, threats, etc.)

Highway Traffic Act charges – 29    

24 hour suspensions - 1

Motor Vehicle Accidents – 5

Assists – 36
(other agencies, general public, criminal record checks, etc.)

By-Laws – 2
(parking, noise)

Other – 3
(alarms, information, suspicious persons, disputes, warrants, 911 hang-ups, etc,)

Mental Health Act – 1