RCMP investigate crash and thefts

On December 10th, 2018 at 3:05 pm Blue Hills RCMP were dispatched via provincial 911 to a two vehicle collision on Hwy 1A at road 113W in the RM of Cornwallis just west of Brandon. Brandon EMS and Fire on scene and Hwy 1A blocked off. Police investigate and determine a westbound white 2011 Kia Sportage LX driven by a 22-year-old Baldur/Brandon female was travelling westbound and became distracted and struck a stopped black 2009 4-door Chevrolet Malibu driven by a 51-year-old Brandon male attempting to turn south at Road 113W. In the Malibu was also a 58-year-old female relative.

The occupants of the Malibu were taken to Brandon Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Seat belts were in use, air bags deployed and alcohol and speed were not a factor. The 22-year-old female was shook up but remained on scene and did not require medical attention.  

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The 22-year-old female was issued a ticket under the Highway Traffic Act for "Follow too close" contrary to section 117(1), which carries a $143.00 fine. 

RCMP continues to urge motorists to concentrate on highway driving as a short distraction can lead to a significant collision.

During the morning of November 25, 2018, Blue Hills RCMP received reports of Theft from two rural residences in the RM of North Cypress-Langford, both located off Hwy 5 near the town of Wellwood, which is 15 km north of Hwy 1. The victim reported that a Honda auger engine went missing from one of his rural properties, while a Jackall jack and hydraulic cylinder went missing from another one of his properties nearby. The Jackall jack and hydraulic cyclinder are believed to have been stolen sometime shortly before October 19, 2018, while the auger engine was stolen sometime between November 18 – 25, 2018.

During the morning of December 3, 2018, Blue Hills RCMP received reports of a Break & Enter, and Theft from a Motor Vehicle, both occurring in the town of Treesbank, located on the east side of Hwy 340, between Shilo and Wawanesa.

The victim reported hearing noise on his property sometime between 2:30 - 4:30 a.m., and when he went outside later that morning, he found out that someone had gained access to all his vehicles, and a card lock gas card was missing. The victim then found out shortly after that someone had broken into the Treesbank Community Hall, leaving damage to the entrance, but nothing was reported missing from inside. 

Both incidences occurred somewhere between 11:00 p.m. – 7:00 a.m., Dec. 2-3, 2018. It is believed they are related, and that the suspects in question are responsible for both. The RCMP believes that the suspects were driving a pickup truck with a noisy exhaust.

Police are investigating and are asking for the public's help in identifying any suspects related to this incident.  Anyone with information on this matter is urged to contact Blue Hills RCMP – Carberry Detachment at (204) 834-2905. 

If you wish to remain Anonymous call: Manitoba Crime Stoppers toll free at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or SUBMIT: a secure tip online at www.manitobacrimestoppers.com or TEXT: "TIPMAN" plus your message to CRIMES (274637).  If your information leads to an arrest or charge you may be eligible for a cash award of up to $2000.00  



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