The following is the Blue Hills RCMP Report from October 15 – October 21. The RCMP responded to the following Calls for service: 16 Traffic violations; 5 Provincial statutes (mental health, fire prevention, coroner’s and 911 act); 6 Common police activities (alarms, suspicious persons/vehicles, assistance to general public); 3Crimes against property; 5 Crimes against persons; 8 Other criminal codes.
∙ Police were notified of Suspicious people around the Souris Train museum after business hours.
∙ A dangerous driver was spotted on Highway 10 passing on the solid line with excessive speed and towing a skidoo.
∙ Police are investigating a fraudulent sale of a cell phone in Oakland-Wawanesa.
∙Someone posed as an officer on a fraudulent call to an individual. The caller requested A SIN number. The SIN number was mistakenly given and the reportee was advised to contact the anti fraud line.
∙ 8 more traffic tickets were issued from the Blue Hills RCMP for speeding.
∙ The Blue Hills RCMP received a call of a suspicious vehicle in Souris. Police conducted patrols, but were unable to locate the vehicle in question.
∙ The RCMP seized Cannabis and other items in a foreclosed house in Souris. Police are investigating the situation.
∙The Blue Hills RCMP assisted with two Mental Health Act Calls.
∙Police received a report of fighting alpacas in the middle of road 340 in the RM of Cornwallis.
∙ The RCMP could not locate an erratic driver that was reported on Highway 1.
∙ The Police responded to a 2-vehicle collision in Brandon. No in injuries were reported.
∙ The Blue Hills RCMP were notified of a barn fire in RM Oakland- Wawanesa. The fire was permitted to burn by the fire department. When police arrived the fire had engulfed the barn. No animals or threats of injuries were reported with the burn.
∙ A report was called in about an abandoned vehicle in Souris.
∙ The RCMP were notified of a suspicious person in a ditch, under an overpass. Police patrolled the area and conducted inquiries at nearby residences, but the suspicious person was no longer under the over pass, or in the area.
∙People were reported shooting a bow and arrow at a target in the Souris Victoria Park. The RCMP conducted patrols of the area, but the individuals or targets could not be located.
∙Police responded to a Mental Health Act Call.
∙The Blue Hills RCMP were notified of a motor cross accident on private property. The driver of a motorcycle sustained a broken ankle.
∙An erratic driver was reported on Highway 1. Police were unable to locate the vehicle.
∙ The RCMP received a report of an impaired driver on highway 1. The vehicle was located by police and a sobriety test was conducted. The test came back negative and the driver was allowed to continue on his way.
∙ Mailboxes in the RM of Oakland-Wawanesa were tampered with. The police are investigating.
∙ Police were patrolling in the Town of Souris at approximately 11:00 p.m. and observed an erratic driver. A traffic stop was conducted. The driver stated he was out to pick up burgers in Brandon. Police issued a sobriety test. The driver blew a warning. A 72-hour suspension of his licenced was issued.
∙Units in The Blue Hills area assisted two other area RCMP detachments in the apprehension of four suspects in a stolen vehicle. The occupants of the vehicle were also the suspects of an armed robbery. The RCMP with a great display of teamwork and ability were able to arrest all four suspects in the Turtle Mountain Area. No Injuries were reported and the Mounties got their men.
∙A distracted driver and two erratic drivers on highway 1 were reported to the Police as well.
Blue Hills RCMP wish you a safe, crime free week and please drink responsibly, we do not wish to meet you under those circumstances.
A reminder to residents to never provide personal information, such as birth dates, SIN numbers, credit card numbers, or e-mail addresses to parties you do not know. If you feel you have been contacted by a fraudulent source, please contact the Anti Fraud line at 1-888-495-8501.
Criminal record checks and Vulnerable searches will require a 2-week span to complete. It may take longer if you are required to have fingerprints done.
Criminal Record checks have a fee of $10.00 cash, as well as, Vulnerable searches. The Vulnerable search fee can be waived with a letter from the organization stating your volunteer status.
Both searches require two pieces of valid government ID. One must contain a photo.
If you have any information about the above crimes, or any other crimes, please contact your local RCMP, Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, the Secure Tip online at www.manitobacrimestoppers.com
Have a wonderful week.