The following is the RCMP report to January 16, 2024. This reporting period, police responded to the following calls for service.
- 5 traffic violations
- 9 provincial statute (Mental Health Act, Fire Prevention Act, Coroner's Act, 911 Act)
- 19 common police activities (alarms, suspicious persons/vehicles, assistance to general public)
- 20 crimes against property
- other criminal code
- 2 crimes against persons
- 2 traffic accidents
- 1 impaired driving investigation
- 1 drug enforcement
PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT:
Just a reminder that RCMP DO NOT do child abuse and adult abuse registry checks. RCMP is responsible for criminal record checks and vulnerable sector checks. You require a vulnerable sector check if you are in a position of trust. You must present to the detachment when applying for a vulnerable sector check.
Position of Trust means a paid or voluntary position dealing with vulnerable people. Vulnerable people may include children, youth, the elderly, people with physical, developmental, emotional, social, or other disabilities, people who are addicted or dependent on addictive substances, and people who have been the victim of a crime or an accident.
Applicants who require a Vulnerable Sector Check from their organization must present themselves in person and provide written consent in order for the checks to be conducted.
Proper identification must be produced and recorded on the application: a government issued photo identification for the Primary Document, and a secondary document which verifies the Primary identification.
YOUTH CRIMINAL RECORD CHECKS
Criminal record checks cannot be done on youth unless working in Government. It has been established that non-provincially or municipally run summer camps and pools, public/private schools including colleges/universities are not government employers.
January 3, 2024
Police assisted with a matter under the Mental Health Act in Deloraine.
Over the span of a 24 hour period from January 2-3, 2024, Killarney RCMP received several complainants of stolen vehicles, a break-in to a business and numerous reports of thefts from locked/unlocked vehicles in the community of Killarney. Officers responded to each of the reports and gathered as much information as possible. The investigation led officers to believe the same small group of individuals were involved in each of the thefts. While investigating a stolen pickup truck from a local business, it was discovered that the suspects had used a stolen gas card at a gas station and were captured on surveillance camera. On January 4, 2024, officers, with assistance from the Manitoba West District Crime Reduction Enforcement Support Team (CREST), arrested a 27-year-old male, from Killarney, and executed a search warrant at his residence that led to the recovery of items that had recently been reported stolen. Two stolen vehicles have since been recovered and are currently being examined for evidentiary purposes. The 27-year-old male was later released for a court date scheduled for March 12, 2024, in Killarney.
Three additional suspects were identified and arrested: Two males (17, 16), from Prairie Lakes, and a 16-year-old female, from Sioux Valley Dakota Nation. The three youths were later released to their parents, with the two males required to appear in court at a later date.
"The Killarney RCMP would like to thank the public for being diligent in reporting these incidents to police in a timely fashion, including the numerous tips," said Sgt. Eric Descôteaux, Detachment Commander of the Turtle Mountain RCMP. "With the continuous information being received, officers were able to confirm the identity of the suspects and recover the stolen property, which will hopefully put an end to these thefts."
Killarney RCMP continue to investigate.
January 4, 2024
Police received a 911 report of an assault in Killarney. Police attended the location immediately and the victim confirmed the assault but would not provide a statement. The male suspect was gone on police arrival. The matter is under investigation.
Police received a report of a possible impaired driver in Boissevain. Vehicle description was given to police but they were unable to attend due to another priority file.
Police received a report of a vehicle that went through the ice at Lake Bower. No one was injured, everyone is safe at a cabin near by. They will call for a tow in the morning to see if the vehicle can be rescued.
January 5, 2024
Police received a report at 3:01 a.m. of 3 unknown people with flashlights walking around their yard in the RM of Cartwright-Roblin. The 3 jumped into a vehicle and drove south. Time delay of 1 hour. No description of people or vehicle obtained as it was dark, and they were not very close to the house. Police did not attend due to the time delay.
Police were dispatched through 911 advising they had a hang up call from a cell phone in Killarney with a 22-meter radius around the corner of Hossack and Hamilton. Police attended and found that a couple had an argument. No violence.
Police received a 911 call at 5:24 a.m. of suspicious person walking around the property in the RM of Cartwright-Roblin and the complainant can see lights. Police attended and spoke to the complainant. No one was around, no other persons or vehicles nearby. Lights were from nearby farm yards.
Police received a report of a computer that was hacked in the RM of Prairie Lakes. Police spoke at length with them to assist in their active situation. Police advised to turn off computer to deny remote access, to consult with computer tech/security company (eg Geek Squad from Best Buy) to go over device and to contact his bank to monitor for suspicious activity/transactions. No loss as of yet, bank info may have been released but no credit card or other personal info. Police also advised to consult with Trans-Union and Equifax. The complainant also referred to Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre but police also provided some tips on how to look out for frauds, if in doubt, assume it is a fraud and don't give out any information or accept anything or click on any hyperlinks, etc either via computer or phone.
Anonymous complainant called through 911 reporting that 10 mins ago they saw an unknown male possibly around 20 years old, stumbling down Broadway in Cartwright. Complainant thinks they might be intoxicated. Appears to be wearing black sweatpants with white stripes down the side. Police attended and patrolled, no people found walking around, no one laying in the ditches.
January 7, 2024
Police received a report of a suspicious vehicle on their property in Ninette the previous day. Complainant advised that the vehicle was a larger burgundy car with an unknown license plate. Observed 3 people in the vehicle. They wanted to report it to police because there has been some nefarious activity in the community of late. Nothing was reported taken from the property.
January 8, 2024
Police received a report of fraud in Killarney. The matter is under investigation.
Police received a report of a fire in a fishing shack at the reservoir in Boissevain. Police attended and the fire was fully engulfed in flames in the small shack. Fire department was extinguishing the flames. No one was inside the shack and no one was injured.
Police attended a residence in Killarney for a curfew check. The individual was not home during the curfew hours. A warrant will be issued.
January 10, 2024
Police received 3 reports of break and enters to businesses in Ninette. Suspect vehicle is a black Canyon truck with a broken driver's side taillight with 3 unknown occupants. Evidence was gathered and these matters are being investigated.
Police received a report of a suspicious vehicle driving in an erratic manner on the ice of Killarney Lake. The complainant was wondering if they might be breaking into ice shacks. Patrols were made with negative results.
January 11, 2024
Police assisted with a matter under the Family Law Act in the RM of Argyle.
Police received a report of mischief to a vehicle in Boissevain overnight. Police tried to make attempts to follow up with the complainant but were unsuccessful.
Police received a report of a scam in Boissevain when the complainant accepted a friend request from someone they thought was their friend and began messaging with them. They provided a photo of the front and back of their license, their address, date of birth, age, phone number, monthly income, and mothers maiden name. Social insurance number, banking information and credit card information was not provided. The complainant spoke with the friend on the phone and discovered it was not their friend they were messaging with. File number and Anti Fraud number provided to the complainant.
January 12, 2024
Police received a report of a loud house party on North Railway Street in Killarney. The party was shut down.
January 13, 2024
While on patrol police could hear loud music coming from a residence on Laurier in Killarney. Police spoke with the home owner and advised them to turn the music down.
911 call of a break and enter in Lauder. Police responded, no video, no signs of forced entry, believed suspects used the key that was stolen from the last break and enter at the property. Statements were taken. Items stolen were chocolate bars and bottles of pop. No property damage and insufficient evidence to proceed.
January 15, 2024
Police assisted with a municipal bylaw in Ninette.
Police received a report of theft in Deloraine. The matter is under investigation.
Police received a report of a suspicious vehicle in the Brenda-Waskada area. The matter is still being investigated.
January 16, 2024
Police received a report of theft in Baldur. The suspect was identified, and the matter is being dealt with. No charges.
Reminder: It is important to report ALL thefts, stolen or lost property to police in a timely fashion so that it can be followed up on by police.
If you have any information about these crimes or any other crimes, please contact the RCMP Office or Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
Police continue to remind residents to never provide personal information such as birth dates, SIN numbers, credit card numbers, or e-mail address to parties you do not know. If you feel that you have been contacted by a fraudulent source, please contact police or Canadian AntiFraud Center immediately for further instructions on what you can do. Canadian Antifraud Centre can be reached directly at 1-888-495-8501, however also report same to the local detachment.
We would like to advise that the business hours of operation at the Killarney Detachment are 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday to Friday.
Boissevain Detachment business hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday to Friday.
RCMP WOULD LIKE TO REMIND THE PUBLIC TO USE THE POLICE EMERGENCY LINE FOR YOUR LOCAL OFFICE (204) 523-7255 or 911. The administration line may not be checked until the following day or possibly the Monday following a weekend. Members may be in another community or on the road.
DO NOT LEAVE A MESSAGE IF YOU REQUIRE IMMEDIATE POLICE ASSISTANCE, YOU MUST DIAL 204-523-7255 (Killarney), 204-534-7261 (Boissevain), 204-747-2575 (Deloraine) OR 911 TO HAVE A POLICE OFFICER RESPOND TO YOU. This will dispatch an officer without dispatching ambulance and fire unless required.