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June 19th, 2018

In 2014, the Morden and Winkler Police Services worked together with the RCMP Federal Serious and Organized Crime Unit to target drug trafficking and other criminal activity in Morden, Winkler, and the surrounding area.  The joint forces operation was called Project Denver and at the conclusion of the project, ten suspects were arrested, eight search warrants were executed, and police seized over eleven ounces of cocaine, a quantity of marihuana and LSD, and over $4,600 cash.

In May, 2018, the last of the suspects charged during Project Denver were convicted in court and sentenced. In addition to various firearms prohibitions and other court orders, the following suspects received the following sentences:

  • Reuben Reimer, age 32 at the time of his arrest, was convicted of one count of trafficking cocaine and sentenced to five years imprisonment.
  • Brian Hodgson, age 21 at the time of his arrest, was convicted of one count of trafficking cocaine and one count of possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking. He was sentenced to a total of 27 months imprisonment.
  • David Hills, age 22 at the time of his arrest, was convicted of one count of possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking and one count of trafficking cocaine. Hills was sentenced to a total of 3 ½ years imprisonment.
  • Brett Krashel, age 22 at the time of his arrest, was convicted of one count of possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking. He was sentenced to 3 years imprisonment.
  • Ernest Buhler, age 26 at the time of his arrest, was convicted of three counts of trafficking cocaine and was sentenced to 30 months imprisonment.
  • Chadwin Klyne, age 32 at the time of his arrest, was convicted of one count of possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking, one count of possession of marihuana for the purpose of trafficking, and one count of possession of proceeds of crime. Klyne was sentenced to 14 months imprisonment.
  • Peter Penner, age 20 at the time of his arrest, was convicted of one count of possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking, one count of possession of marihuana for the purpose of trafficking, and one count of possession of proceeds of crime. Penner was sentenced to 14 months imprisonment.

 

June 11th – June 18th, 2018

June 12th, 2018 

Police received a report of an unlocked vehicle that was entered while parked overnight on June 10th at a residence on Parkhill Street.  A wallet was taken but later found by the owner on the street.  Some cash, a credit, and debit card was taken from the wallet.  Anyone with information regarding this incident are asked to call the Morden Police Service at 822-4900, Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, submit a secure tip online at www.manitobacrimestoppers.com or text “TIPMAN” plus your message to CRIMES (274637).

June 14th, 2018 

Police are investigating a theft from the Giant Tiger in Morden that occurred yesterday around 9:45 pm. A woman entered the store and filled up a shopping cart full of items.  She was then observed by staff transferring items from one shopping cart to another and then shortly after, left the store with her groceries bagged.  The store manager asked if anyone had checked the woman out, but no one had.  Security cameras confirmed the woman in fact did not check out and left the store without paying for the items.  A description of the woman and a vehicle were provided to police and the investigation is continuing.

June 15th, 2018

Police received a call to an incident at the Morden Skate Park. Two youth were at the park when one made a comment about the other’s family.  The comment was perceived as a threat but the youth did not want to proceed with any criminal charges.  As per the victim’s request, police are following up with the youth to issue a verbal warning.

June 15th, 2018

Police received a warrant of arrest for 32-year-old John Nicholas Ingram for failing to attend Morden Provincial Court on June 12th, 2018.  Anyone with information regarding Ingram’s whereabouts are asked to call the Morden Police Service at 822-4900, Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, submit a secure tip online at www.manitobacrimestoppers.com or text “TIPMAN” plus your message to CRIMES (274637).

June 16th, 2018

Received a dispatch to the Super 8 Motel regarding an unruly individual looking for someone staying in one of the rooms. When staff refused to provide the information, the lady became angry and swore at staff. The lady was carrying an open can of liquor and proceeded to the second floor to a room. Police attended to the room and were advised by the guest that the female departed about 20 minutes ago. Police were able to identify the individual and attended to her residence to issue a verbal warning for her actions.

June 17th, 2018 

Police received reports of several unlocked vehicles entered overnight. Personal items such as wallets, cash, and electronic items were taken.  The thefts occurred in several areas including Hillcrest Street, Orchid Place, Pembina Drive, Mint Street, and Buttercup Bay.  Once again, Police are reminding the public to remove personal items and to lock their vehicles. Anyone with information regarding these incidents are asked to call the Morden Police Service at 822-4900, Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, submit a secure tip online at www.manitobacrimestoppers.com or text “TIPMAN” plus your message to CRIMES (274637).

June 17th, 2018

Police were dispatched to an assault that had just taken place in Morden between a group of youth, ages 15 to 17. Police attended and it was learned that one male youth attended the residence accusing another of stealing a piece of drug paraphernalia from him.  The dispute escalated to an argument that led to one of the youth striking another in the side.

At first, the youth thought he was punched but then realized he was cut and bleeding.  At that point, the victim observed the other youth holding a pocketknife.  The youth did not require medical attention for his injuries. Shortly after, police were dispatched to another residence where the suspect had fled to.  Police attended to the residence to find paramedics treating the suspect for a stab wound.  The suspect indicated that during the altercation, he was also stabbed by one of the individuals with a utility knife.  The suspect required stitches and was transported to hospital for treatment with non-life threatening injuries.  Police are continuing their investigation.

 

June 12th, 2018

On June 12th, 2018 at around 8:30 am, the Morden and Winkler Police Services conducted a high risk traffic stop on a vehicle on Conner Hill Drive in Morden as a result of information received during a drug investigation. Information indicated the female driver was in possession of methamphetamine and cocaine for the purpose of trafficking.  The female driver and lone occupant of the vehicle, was arrested and a search of the vehicle and individual did not locate any controlled substances.  Some drug paraphernalia was seized from the vehicle and it was subsequently towed to Morden Police Service.  Police believed the illegal substances remained at the female’s residence in Morden and obtained a Search Warrant.

A joint police search of the residence at 303 North Railway Street with the assistance of the Regional Support Tactical Team and MPS K9 Chase, was conducted on the residence. The initial search revealed a number of illegal items including 1 gram of methamphetamine, a methamphetamine pipe, two large knives, 2 cell phones and numerous empty unused baggies. Police then located a safe and were able to unlock it using a key that was around the accused neck at the time of the traffic stop.  Inside the safe, police located the following items:

– 20 grams of methamphetamine

– 6.8 grams of cocaine

– 6 containers of various prescription pills including Hydromorphone and Oxycodone

– digital scale

– a replica .357 hangun

– 12 gauge shotgun ammunition

The accused is on a Recognizance issued on December 8th, 2017 in Winnipeg with conditions including not to possess a weapon, ammunition and to keep the peace and be of good behaviour as well as on a Probation Order issued on February 5th, 2018 in Winnipeg with a condition to keep the peace and be of good behaviour.  She is currently on charge by Headingly RCMP for Break, Enter & Commit Mischief, Mischief under $5000.00, Breach of Recognizance and Fail to Comply with Probation.

Lisa Michelle Strykiwsky (38) of #8-303 North Railway Street, Morden has been charged with:

  1. Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking (Meth)
  2. Possession of a Controlled Substance (Meth)
  3. Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking (Cocaine)
  4. Possession of a Controlled Substance (Cocaine)
  5. Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking Schedule 1 (x2)
  6. Possession of Firearm/Ammunition contrary to Order (x2)
  7. Possession of a Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose
  8. Breach of Recognizance (x3)
  9. Breach of Probation

She has been remanded into custody and was transported to the Winnipeg Remand Centre where she remains in custody awaiting her next court appearance.

 

June 4th – June 11th, 2018

June 6th, 2018

Police received a report of a hit and run to a vehicle that occurred on Wardrop Street & 12th Street.   The driver returned to her vehicle, a black Chevrolet Orlando, and observed damage to the driver’s side rear portion with white line marks.  Anyone with information regarding this incident are asked to call the Morden Police Service at 822-4900, Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, submit a secure tip online at www.manitobacrimestoppers.com or text “TIPMAN” plus your message to CRIMES (274637).

June 6th, 2018

Police received a report of a 14 year old boy and his friend being harassed while in the Morden Park. The suspects stole a bandana from the boy and lit it on fire.  During the altercation, one of the suspects showed the boy a knife he had when he demanded the bandana.  The victim and parents did not want to pursue the situation with any charges and wanted the suspects spoken with and warned.  Police spoke with all the suspects and they admitted to the incident.  One of the suspects indicated they did not like the gang colors the youth was wearing but it was explained that these were not gang colors and any further situations could result in criminal charges. 

June 6th, 2018 

A black/grey CCM 21 speed bike was stolen from the bike rack near the tennis courts of the Morden Collegiate Institute sometime between 6:45 pm and 8:30 pm this date. Anyone with information regarding this incident are asked to call the Morden Police Service at 822-4900, Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, submit a secure tip online at www.manitobacrimestoppers.com or text “TIPMAN” plus your message to CRIMES (274637).

June 8th, 2018

Police received a report of a hit and run to a cyclist that occurred around 12:40 am west on Highway #3 at the top of the hill near Falcon Drive.   The cyclist was walking his bike west on Highway #3 and stopped on the side to text.  A vehicle drove by and hit the bike, knocking it out of his hands.  The vehicle did not stop and no description of the vehicle was obtained.  The cyclist did not receive any injuries as a result of this incident. Anyone with information regarding this incident are asked to call the Morden Police Service at 822-4900, Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, submit a secure tip online at www.manitobacrimestoppers.com or text “TIPMAN” plus your message to CRIMES (274637).

June 8th, 2018

Police are investigating an incident at Minnewasta Campground where a lady was bit by a dog. The dog appeared to get loose while the family was camping and wandered over to another campsite where a camper was bit.  The lady was taken to hospital with minor cuts and police are continuing their investigation.

June 8th, 2018

Police received a call at 9:30 pm of a possible impaired driver that went through the McDonald’s drive-thru. Police attended and found the vehicle parked in the parking lot and the driver was now inside the restaurant at the counter.  Police spoke with the female who was identified as the driver and observed her to have red glassy eyes, slurred speech, and an odor of liquor on her breath.  The female was also unsteady on her feet, needing to use the counter for stability.  Police placed the driver under arrest for impaired driving and transported her for further testing.  A search of the vehicle found an open container of wine as well as an open case of beer. While searching the driver, police found a crack pipe tucked inside a portion of her undergarment.  Two breath tests were obtained from the driver resulting in readings of 130mg% and 120mg%.  The 52-year-old driver from Winnipeg was charged with Impaired Driving, Drive over .08 as well as Carry Liquor in a Vehicle Contrary to the Liquor and Gaming Control Act.  She was lodged in cells overnight until sober and released in the morning on a Promise to Appear in Morden Provincial Court in August.

June 9th, 2018

Police are investigating an incident where a youth was walking down the sidewalk on Thornhill Street to school on June 8th around 8:30 am when he was approached by a male.  The male suspect asked the boy if he wanted to play “catch up” but the youth said no, and his mom was behind him.  The mother was one block behind and saw the man approach her son.  The man ran off once the boy told the man his mom was behind him.   Anyone with information regarding this incident or having similar encounters is asked to call the Morden Police Service at 822-4900, Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, submit a secure tip online at www.manitobacrimestoppers.com or text “TIPMAN” plus your message to CRIMES (274637).

June 11th, 2018

A reminder once again to the public to ensure car doors are locked and valuables removed from inside. Police have received reports this morning that vehicles were entered overnight and items taken from inside.  The vehicles entered were parked in the 200 and 500 blocks of Nelson Street in Morden.  Anyone with information regarding these incidents are asked to call the Morden Police Service at 822-4900, Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, submit a secure tip online at www.manitobacrimestoppers.com or text “TIPMAN” plus your message to CRIMES (274637).

 

May 28th – June 4th, 2018

May 28th, 2018

Police received a call of a golf cart on fire on a property south of Morden near Willcocks Road.   Morden Police and Fire responded to the area and observed the golf cart to be completely destroyed by the fire.  Police believed the golf cart to be an older model Yahama and no owner has come forward at this point.  Police are continuing to investigate this matter.

May 29th, 2018

Police received a report of a hit and run to a vehicle that occurred in the 400 block of Stephen Street over lunch hour. The driver returned to her vehicle, a white 1999 GMC Yukon, and observed damage along the driver side of the vehicle.  Anyone with information regarding this incident are asked to call the Morden Police Service at 822-4900, Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, submit a secure tip online at www.manitobacrimestoppers.com or text “TIPMAN” plus your message to CRIMES (274637).

May 30th, 2018

On this date, police were made aware of two empty envelope deposits that were made at an ATM at a local bank. The suspect had deposited $400 and $800 and then made a withdrawl in the amount of $400.  The suspect proceeded to make numerous transactions around the city in the amount of $800.   Through subsequent investigation, police were able to identify the suspect and as a result, a 55-year-old resident of Morden has been charged with two counts of Fraud and one count of Breaching his Probation Order.  The accused was released on a Promise to Appear in Morden Provincial Court in July.

May 30th, 2018 

While on general patrol in the morning, members of the Morden Police Service were flagged down by a motorist who was concerned about a person laying on the boulevard on Thornhill Street.   Police attended to the area and located a 44-year-old female who was showing signs of intoxication.  The female was arrested under the Intoxicated Persons Detention Act and transported to the Morden Police Service.   The accused was held in police cells and released once sober.  

May 30th, 2018

Police were investigating a complaint from the previous evening, with regards to the accused being away from his residence, while being bound by court conditions of a curfew and not to consume liquor.   Police were on patrol this evening and observed the accused riding a bicycle towards their location.   Police were able to recognize the accused from the previous night and conducted a traffic stop on the bicycle.  Police learned that the accused was again out past his curfew and again consuming liquor contrary to his court conditions.  The accused Jeffery Funk of Morden has now been charged with four counts of breaching his recognizance and was remanded into police custody.  The accused was transported to Morden Provincial Court to deal with the charges.

May 30th, 2018

Police received a report of a 14-year-old youth who had pointed a “bb” gun at another youth while walking downtown in Morden a few weeks earlier. The youth was told that it was a “bb” gun but was uncertain if it actually was. Police were able to identify the youth suspect and spoke with them along with a parent.   The youth was given a formal caution under the Youth Criminal Justice Act, for pointing a firearm, and the gun was taken away from the youth by their parent.

May 31st, 2018

Police are currently investigating an indecent act that occurred at the Morden Lake on this date at around 2:50 pm.   Police are currently looking for a person of interest described as a middle-aged male, with black hair, skinny build and was wearing a blue shirt and black pants. The male was walking with a slouch and wearing baggy clothing. Anyone with information regarding this incident are asked to call the Morden Police Service at 822-4900, Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, submit a secure tip online at www.manitobacrimestoppers.com or text “TIPMAN” plus your message to CRIMES (274637).

June 1st, 2018

Police are currently investigating an incident that occurred on this date at around 6:50 pm.   A youth victim reported that they were approached by three males and one of the males brandished a knife towards the victim.  The victim walked away from the group and was followed for a short distance before the suspect(s) got into a blue car.  The suspect holding the knife is described as Caucasian wearing a muscle shirt and grey jeans shorts.  The vehicle was described as blue, very dirty and having loud exhaust.  Anyone with information regarding this incident are asked to call the Morden Police Service at 822-4900, Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, submit a secure tip online at www.manitobacrimestoppers.com or text “TIPMAN” plus your message to CRIMES (274637).

 

May 22nd – May 28th, 2018

May 22nd, 2018

Police received a call of an intoxicated person walking on Highway 3 at the west end of Morden. Police responded to the area and located the suspect who was displaying signs of intoxication.  The suspect was driven a short distance and turned over to a family member for his own safety.

May 23rd, 2018 

Police received a report of a theft from a motor vehicle that occurred overnight in the 200 block of Stephen Street. The victim advised that a black and red MotoMaster air compressor and a 1500 watt power inverter had been stolen from inside the vehicle.  The vehicle was last seen at 10 pm and was left unlocked.  Anyone with information regarding this incident are asked to call the Morden Police Service at 822-4900, Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, submit a secure tip online at www.manitobacrimestoppers.com or text “TIPMAN” plus your message to CRIMES (274637).

May 23rd, 2018

While on general patrol at 11:55 pm, members of the Morden Police Service located a suspicious vehicle parked near a local school.   Police approached the vehicle and noticed a backpack on the ground near the vehicle and two male occupants inside the vehicle.  While speaking with the occupants police observed some marihuana inside the vehicle.  The occupants were both arrested for possession of marihuana and the vehicle was searched.  Police located another quantity of marihuana and numerous drug related items and paraphernalia.  Both individuals were cooperative and all items were relinquished to police.  Police were able to determine that the driver was under the influence of drugs and was not allowed to drive.  There were no charges as a result of this incident.

May 25th, 2018

At 5:11 am police were called to a report of a Break and Enter to the Morden Esso on Thornhill Street.   Police arrived on scene and observed one of the front glass doors to be broken out.   The culprit(s) entered the business and took an undisclosed amount of cigarettes and lottery tickets.   Police are continuing to investigate this matter.  Anyone with information regarding this incident are asked to call the Morden Police Service at 822-4900, Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, submit a secure tip online at www.manitobacrimestoppers.com or text “TIPMAN” plus your message to CRIMES (274637).

May 25th, 2018

Police received an unendorsed warrant of arrest for David Larrance Penner for failing to attend Morden Provincial Court on May 22nd, 2018.  Penner was arrested by Winnipeg Police Service on the strength of one of their own warrants and was remanded into custody to appear in Winnipeg Provincial court on May 28th, 2018. 

May 25th, 2018 

Police received a silver/white I-Phone that was found in a dugout at a Morden Baseball diamond. Anyone missing this cell phone is asked to attend to the Morden Police Service to claim ownership.

May 26th, 2018

Members of the Morden Police Service assisted Morden Fire and Rescue with a vehicle fire on Mountain Street at the north end of Morden. Police and fire observed a 1972 Chevy Corsair to be engulfed in flames.   Police spoke with the driver who advised that while he was travelling into Morden the vehicle caught on fire and he was able to exit the vehicle quickly to call 911.  The vehicle had not been put in park and collided with a friend’s vehicle that was travelling in the same direction, causing minor damage.  The burning vehicle continued to travel southbound towards a residential backyard.  The Morden Fire Chief quickly used his vehicle to ram the burning vehicle off the roadway so it could not reach the residential area.  Police blocked traffic while firefighters were able to extinguish the flames .  There were no injuries as a result of this fire but the vehicle was completely destroyed.

May 27th, 2018

While on general patrol, members of the Morden Police Service observed a female riding a bicycle that was known to have a warrant for her arrest.   Police stopped the female to affect an arrest and observed a male suspect walking behind her known to be on conditions not to have contact or communication with the female.  Police conducted checks on the female and discovered she was on the same conditions not to have contact with the male.   Both the 32 year old female and 31 year old male, both residents of Morden, were arrested for Breaching conditions of their probation order and breaching conditions of their undertakings.  The female will also be charged for failing to appear in Morden Provincial Court on May 22nd, 2018.    Both individuals were transported to the Morden Police Service and later released on Promises to Appear in Morden Provincial Court in July.

 

May 14th – May 22nd, 2018

May 14th, 2018

Police have a Warrant for Arrest for 21-year-old Vanessa WOODS. WOODS is wanted for failing to comply with the conditions of her Probation Order.  WOODS was on Probation for charges of Theft and Possession of Goods obtained by a Crime that occurred in 2016.  Anyone with information regarding WOODS whereabouts is asked to call the Morden Police Service at 822-4900, Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, submit a secure tip online at www.manitobacrimestoppers.com or text “TIPMAN” plus your message to CRIMES (274637).  

May 15th, 2018

Police received a report of a hit and run to a vehicle that occurred on Fairway Drive on the evening of May 12th .  The owner parked their vehicle on the street, a 2018 red Chevrolet Cruz, and the following morning observed damage to the rear driver side fender.  Anyone with information regarding this incident are asked to call the Morden Police Service at 822-4900, Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, submit a secure tip online at www.manitobacrimestoppers.com or text “TIPMAN” plus your message to CRIMES (274637).

May 15th, 2018 

Police received a report of a hit and run that occurred to a vehicle on May 12th in the Access Event Centre parking lot.  The driver returned to their vehicle, a 2017 red Chevrolet Equinox, and noticed small dents to the rear driver side fender.  Anyone with information regarding this incident are asked to call the Morden Police Service at 822-4900, Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, submit a secure tip online at www.manitobacrimestoppers.com or text “TIPMAN” plus your message to CRIMES (274637).

May 17th, 2018 

Police received a report of a theft from a local business on May 14th at around 4:30 pm.  The business had a parcel delivered and dropped off on Stephen Street.  When the employee returned, they noticed the invoice on the sidewalk but that the parcel had been stolen.  Anyone with information regarding this incident are asked to call the Morden Police Service at 822-4900, Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, submit a secure tip online at www.manitobacrimestoppers.com or text “TIPMAN” plus your message to CRIMES (274637).

May 17th, 2018

Members of the Morden Police Service received a report from a local school with regards to a male youth who was continuing to disobey their rules. Staff at the school had warned the youth that if they continued their behavior they would be banned from the property.  Police were able to locate the male youth and he was formally served a banning notice for the school property.   The youth was explained that a further incident would result in charges of Trespassing.

May 17th, 2018 

Police were called to a residence in Morden to deal with a domestic dispute between a homeowner and her ex. Police attended and discovered that the suspect was intoxicated and was not welcome at the residence.  The suspect was detained under the Intoxicated Persons Detention Act and released to a sober adult.  No charges were laid as a result of this incident.

May 18th, 2018 

Police received a silver I-Phone that was found at the intersection of 5th Street and Thornhill Street.  Anyone missing this cell phone is asked to attend to the Morden Police Service to claim ownership.

May 18th, 2018 

Police received a report from a homeowner of some damage done to the shed in their backyard in the 300 block of 9th Street.  Police attended and observed the suspect(s) had entered onto the victim’s property and used a marking device to write on the walk in door of the shed.  The homeowner reported this occurred between 1 pm and 5 pm on this date.   Anyone with information regarding this incident are asked to call the Morden Police Service at 822-4900, Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, submit a secure tip online at www.manitobacrimestoppers.com or text “TIPMAN” plus your message to CRIMES (274637).

May 20th, 2018 

At 1:30 am members of the Morden Police Service received a call of an intoxicated individual who was leaving a local bar and wanting to drive home.   Police responded to the area and located the suspect in the parking lot with a set of keys in his hands.  The suspect was arrested under the Intoxicated Persons Detention Act and released to a sober adult.

May 20th, 2018 

At around 2:00 am, police received a report from a witness that observed a suspect throw a piece of concrete at a vehicle parked in the 200 block of Stephen Street. Police responded to the area but were unable to locate the suspect.   Police observed damage to the victim’s vehicle, a grey 2015 Dodge Dart.  Anyone with information regarding this incident are asked to call the Morden Police Service at 822-4900, Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, submit a secure tip online at www.manitobacrimestoppers.com or text “TIPMAN” plus your message to CRIMES (274637).

May 20th, 2018 

Police received a call from the victim reporting that they had money stolen from their wallet at a local business. The victim reported that they forgot their wallet by the cash register, and when they returned an hour later, the cash was missing.  The business is working with police on this matter and it is still under investigation. 

May 21st, 2018 

On this date at around 10 pm, police were called to a residence in Morden for a family dispute between a father and son. Police learned that that the son had began throwing items inside the residence and had left before police arrived.   Police were able to locate the son and help mediate the situation.   There were no charges as a result of this incident.

 

May 7th – May 14th, 2018

May 7th, 2018

Police received a report of a hit and run to a vehicle that occurred in the Giant Tiger parking lot. The driver returned to his vehicle, a 2010 grey Toyota Rav 4, and observed damage to the rear driver side fender.  Anyone with information regarding this incident are asked to call the Morden Police Service at 822-4900, Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, submit a secure tip online at www.manitobacrimestoppers.com or text “TIPMAN” plus your message to CRIMES (274637).

May 8th, 2018 

At 1:00 am, members of the Morden Police Service were on patrol and located a suspicious vehicle in the parking lot by the Morden spillway.   Police conducted a traffic stop and detected a strong smell of burnt marihuana coming from the vehicle.  Police spoke with the driver of the vehicle and located a quantity of marihuana.  The occupants of the vehicle were subsequently arrested and searched.  Police located numerous drug related items which were seized for destruction.  Police conducted checks on the passengers and discovered one of the individuals had an outstanding warrant of arrest for failing to attend court.  The 20-year-old male resident of Plum Coulee was arrested on the strength of the warrant and turned over to members of the Winkler Police Service.  The driver of the vehicle was given a warning for possession of marihuana and relinquished the drugs for destruction.

May 10th, 2018

Police were called this morning to a residence in Morden to assist in removing the callers ex-husband. Police responded to the residence and learned that the homeowner had a Family Court Order for the male suspect not to be at the residence.  The male suspect was cooperative with police and given a ride to another location.  Later in the day, police received a call for the same male suspect and he was arrested under the Intoxicated Persons Detention Act.   The suspect was lodged in police cells until sober and released later in the day.  Police then received a third call from the homeowner that the suspect had returned to the residence.   The male was arrested on the strength of the court order and lodged in police cells.   The accused was released from police custody later in the evening and charges are pending.

May 11th, 2018

Police were contacted by a local school about a suspicious male that was harassing students by following them and making inappropriate comments. Police were provided with a description of the suspect and were familiar with the suspect from prior dealings.  Police attended to the suspects residence and he confirmed that he was involved in an incident with the students.  The suspect was cautioned for his behavior and no charges were laid as a result of this incident.

May 11th, 2018

Police were dispatched to a residence in Morden with regard to harassing phone calls. Police spoke with the victim who explained that she has been receiving numerous phone calls and messages from an unwanted male.  While police were at the victim’s residence, the phone rang and police answered the phone.  Police spoke with the male and advised him that the victim did not want him contacting her anymore.   The male agreed to stop calling her and police departed the residence.

May 12th, 2018

Police were dispatched to a residence in Morden to deal with a family dispute.   Police attended and discovered the agitated family member already outside the residence.  Police learned that the suspect had lost his temper and threw some items around the house.  Police spoke with all parties and mediated the situation.  The family was able to reach an agreement and no charges were laid in this incident.

May 12th, 2018

Police received a 911 call to a residence for a domestic dispute between a husband and wife. Police arrived on scene and observed one of the parties to be very distraught.   Police learned that no assaults had taken place and were able to mediate the situation without charges.   Alcohol was a factor in this incident.

May 12th, 2018

While on general patrol, police could hear yelling and screaming coming from a local motel parking lot.   As police responded, they could hear the sound of breaking glass.  Police attended to the area and located the female suspect who was known to police from prior incidents.  The suspect was barefoot, had blood on her hands and was continuing to yell and bang on the window to one of the motel rooms.  As police approached, the female attempted to flee past police on foot but was taken into police custody.   Police observed the suspect to be intoxicated and she continued to be uncooperative with police.  Police located the occupant of the Motel room and discovered there to be a No contact or communication order between the suspect and the occupant of the room.  The motel owners did not wish to proceed with charges for causing damage to the Motel.  As a result, Chelsea Hynes of Morden has been charged with two counts of breaching her undertaking for consuming liquor and for breaching her no contact or communication order with the victim.   The accused was an undertaking due to previous charges with this same victim.  The accused has now been released on a recognizance for a court date in May.

During this reporting period, members of the Morden Police Service issued 5 Provincial Offence Notices. The charges included:  2 for Using a Cellular Device while Driving a Vehicle, 2 for Failing to Stop at a red light, and one charge for Failing to yield right of way for a pedestrian at a pedestrian corridor.

Police would like to remind the public that there is a total fire ban in effect for the City of Morden. This ban includes all backyard fire pits and will remain in effect until further notice.   Please check the Morden Fire and Rescue website for updates on this ban.

 

April 30th  – May 7th , 2018

April 30th, 2018

Police received a report of more graffiti located on a bench outside the Access Event Centre. Police had already started an investigation a week earlier due to large amounts of graffiti located in that same area.  Through further investigation, police learned the identity of the male youth responsible for this graffiti.   The youth and his father attended to the Morden Police Service and the youth admitted to doing the graffiti and took responsibility for his actions.  The youth will be dealt with through the Youth Justice Committee.  Police also located the youth suspect from the previous week and that youth also took responsibility for their actions and will be dealt with through the Youth Justice Committee.

May 1st, 2018

Police received a report from a female victim that her ex-boyfriend had contacted her and threatened to cause damage to her property.   Police spoke with the victim who did not wish to proceed with charges but would explore other court options against her ex-boyfriend.    No charges were laid as a result of this incident.

May 1st, 2018

Police received a report of a dispute that occurred earlier in the day between the complainant and an acquaintance at her residence. The complainant explained that they had been looking after the acquaintances pet and when they came to pick the animal up an argument began with yelling and swearing.   The complainant did not want police involved but wanted police to know about the incident, as they did not want the individual back on their property.  There were no charges as a result of this incident.

May 3rd, 2018

Police received a complaint of a NSF cheque that was written from one local business to another. The victim provided police with a copy of the NSF cheque and advised they will follow up with the business to arrange for repayment.

May 3rd, 2018

On this date at 10:30 pm police received a report of two suspicious teens, wearing hoodies, in the homeowner’s backyard. The suspects fled towards 9th Street and police patrolled the area extensively without locating them.

May 5th, 2018

Police were dispatched to a local bar to deal with an individual who was acting inappropriately towards other patrons.   Police located the suspect outside the establishment and cautioned him on his behavior.  The suspect was cooperative with police and no charges were laid as a result of this incident.

May 6th, 2018

Police received a dispatch to check on the well being of an individual at a local business. It was reported that people were concerned as the individual was talking and not making sense.   Officers attended to the business and believed that the individual may be suffering from an unknown medical condition.   Officers contacted an ambulance to attend and the victim was transported to Boundary Trails Hospital for further assessment.

During this reporting period, members of the Morden Police Service issued 6 Provincial Offence Notices. The charges included:  2 for Using a Cellular Device while Driving a Vehicle, Drive an unregistered vehicle, Failing to Stop at a stop sign, Failing to stop at a red light, and Unlawful transportation of liquor in a motor vehicle.

 

April 23rd – April 30th, 2018

April 23rd, 2018

Police received a call from the Access Event Centre reporting graffiti in several areas throughout the building. The graffiti would have occurred between April 21st and April 22nd with about 18 different areas being targeted.  Police viewed video footage from within the building and identified one youth responsible for the markings.  Police are continuing their investigation and will determine what measures will be used to deal with the youth and damages.

April 24th, 2018

A vehicle travelling south on Mountain Street in Morden around 4:30 pm stopped to turn east onto Wardrop Street. While waiting for traffic to pass, the vehicle was rear-ended.  The driver of the vehicle that was rear-ended complained of a sore neck but declined medical attention.  The drivers exchanged information and the vehicles did not require towing.

April 24th, 2018

A bike was stolen from the Ecole Morden Middle School sometime between 12:00 pm and 4:00 pm this date. The bike is described as a black Avido BMX.  Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the Morden Police Service at 822-4900, Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, submit a secure tip online at www.manitobacrimestoppers.com or text “TIPMAN” plus your message to CRIMES (274637).

April 24th, 2018 

Police were dispatched around 9:45 pm to the area of 6th Street and Stephen Street in Morden where a male and female were reported to be arguing and yelling at each other.  Police arrived and located a female sitting on the curb that was intoxicated.  The female denied arguing or fighting with anyone, but police recognized her and believed her to be on a condition not to consume alcohol.  A check with police dispatch confirmed the female was on an Undertaking with the condition to abstain from the consumption or possession of alcohol.  She was arrested and transported to the Morden Police Service where she was lodged in cells until sober.  The 25-year-old female from Morden was released on a Promise to Appear in Morden Provincial Court for May 31st, charged with one count of Fail to Comply with an Undertaking.

April 24th, 2018

A gold HAVOC scooter was taken from the bicycle rack at Ecole Morden Middle School sometime during the day.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the Morden Police Service at 822-4900, Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, submit a secure tip online at www.manitobacrimestoppers.com or text “TIPMAN” plus your message to CRIMES (274637).

April 25th, 2018

Police received a 911 call around 4:30 pm from a male youth advising that a friend was at his residence and punched a hole in the wall and then punched him. Police arrived and spoke with the victim who advised that a group of friends were inside the residence when one of the youth punched a hole in the wall.  The victim attempted to remove the individual from the home and they got into a physical altercation, resulting in the victim getting hit in the chest and face.  Police spoke with the two individuals and it was determined that no charges were warranted.  The youth’s parents were contacted and no further action was required.

During the past week, Morden Police Service has participated in MPI sponsored checkstops, specific to Distracted Driving. As a result, police have charged 6 individuals for Using a Cellular Device while Driving a Vehicle.  Other charges included Disobey Traffic Control Device – Red light, Pass School Bus and Drive without license.

 

April 16th – April 23rd, 2018

April 16th, 2018

Police received a report of some vehicles that had been rummaged through overnight in the 400 block of 5th street.  The suspect(s) stole loose change and sunglasses from the vehicles but nothing else appeared damaged or missing.  People are once again reminded to lock their doors at all times. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the Morden Police Service at 822-4900, Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, submit a secure tip online at www.manitobacrimestoppers.com or text “TIPMAN” plus your message to CRIMES (274637).

April 17th, 2018

At 4:54 am, police received a 911 call to a residence in Morden on an unrelated matter.   While speaking with the caller, police observed obvious signs of intoxication and knew the individual to be on court orders not to consume alcohol.  The accused was arrested by police for breaching his recognizance and transported to the Morden Police Service and lodged in police cells.  The accused was on a Recognizance for an incident that occurred in December of 2017 where the accused was charged by Morden Police Service for Aggravated Assault and Assault with a weapon.  The accused was charged for breaching his court conditions and remanded into police custody to appear in Portage Provincial Court.

April 19th, 2018

Police received a report of a bicycle that was stolen from a shed on the owner’s property. The bike is described as a grey and brown Norco mountain style bike.  Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the Morden Police Service at 822-4900, Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, submit a secure tip online at www.manitobacrimestoppers.com or text “TIPMAN” plus your message to CRIMES (274637).

April 19th, 2018

Police have a warrant of arrest for 29 yr old Eugene Mckay for failing to report to his probation officer. Mckay was court ordered to meet with his probation officer and failed to do so on two occasions.  Anyone with information regarding McKay’s whereabouts is asked to call the Morden Police Service at 822-4900, Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, submit a secure tip online at www.manitobacrimestoppers.com or text “TIPMAN” plus your message to CRIMES (274637).

April 19th, 2018

Police received a report of a theft from a motor vehicle that occurred on Conner Hill Drive. The victim reported that their vehicle had been entered overnight and a purse was stolen from within.  The wallet was recovered later in a field nearby.  Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the Morden Police Service at 822-4900, Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, submit a secure tip online at www.manitobacrimestoppers.com or text “TIPMAN” plus your message to CRIMES (274637).

April 19th, 2018

Police received a report of a shoplifting that occurred at a local business on April 17th.  The owners of the business were able to provide police with excellent surveillance footage of the crime and had already learned the identity of the two youth suspects.   Police located the 16-year-old male and female youths who both subsequently admitted to their involvement in the thefts and agreed to pay for the stolen items.  Both youths were issued a formal police warning under the Youth Criminal Justice Act and will be dealt with outside the courts.

April 19th, 2018

Police received a call from a concerned citizen reporting they observed a suspicious group of youths running from a local business. Police immediately responded to the area and located 6 youths between the ages of 15 and 17 years of age.  Police learned that the group of youths had entered the business property and moved some property around.  While dealing with the youths, police located drug paraphernalia on one youth and police discovered that one youth had been reported missing to the RCMP.  The youth was subsequently turned over to the RCMP and police relinquished the drug paraphernalia for destruction.  All youths were turned over to parents with warnings.

 

April 3rd  – April 16th , 2018

April 5th, 2018

While on general patrol, members of the Morden Police Service were flagged down by a citizen who had located a missing 2-year-old boy. Police began to check residences in the immediate area and were eventually flagged down by the child’s father.   The child’s father explained that he had been working on their yard and his son wandered off.  Police returned the boy home safely.

April 6th, 2018

Police received a report from a victim that their cell phone and wallet were stolen from a local bar.   The cell phone was described as a Samsung Galaxy S8 plus and the wallet contained the victim’s credit cards.  Since the theft, the victim has noticed numerous transactions have been made on the credit cards.   Police are continuing their investigation in this matter.

April 9th, 2018

Police received a call from a social worker advising that they required police assistance with a client in Morden. The social worker was attempting to leave the appointment and the client was behind their vehicle stopping them from leaving.   Police attended to the address and helped mediate the situation.  There were no charges as a result of this incident.

April 10th, 2018

Police had a Warrant for Arrest for George SCHAEFFER of Morden for Failing to report to his probation officer, not completing AFM and his community service and failing to notify a change in address.  The accused was notified of this warrant and agreed to turn himself in to police. The accused was arrested on the strength of the warrant and transported to Morden Provincial Court to deal with the charges.  The accused was released on his own recognizance for a later court date.

April 11th, 2018

Police received multiple reports of vehicles being entered overnight and items stolen from within.   The thefts from vehicles occurred in the 200 block of 6th Street, 400 block of Wardrop Street, 200 block of 9th Street South, North Railway Street and Pembina Drive.   Suspect(s) are entering vehicles and taking loose change and in some cases the victims wallets.  Police are reminding vehicle owners to lock their vehicles and to not leave valuables inside while unattended.

April 11th, 2018

On this date at 5:50 am, police received a call from a citizen who reported that two males wearing hoods were looking into vehicles in the 300 block of 8th Street.  Police attended to the area and were unable to locate the suspicious males.

April 12th, 2018

On this date at 6:05 am, police received a call of an intoxicated male sleeping inside a local restaurant. Police attended to the location and the male subject was taken into police custody and turned over to a sober adult.  There were no charges as a result of this incident.

April 12th, 2018

Police received a report from a local gas station that a vehicle had just put 20 dollars worth of gas into their vehicle and drove away without paying. Police were provided a licence plate number and located the driver a short time later.  The driver was apologetic and returned to pay for the gas.   There were no charges as a result of this incident.

April 12th, 2018

On this date at 11:55 pm, police were dispatched to a motor vehicle accident at the intersection of North Railway Street and 9th Street.   Police arrived on scene and located a heavily damaged vehicle with the driver still inside.  Morden Fire and Rescue along with Paramedics attended to assist with the driver.  Police learned that the vehicle was travelling northbound on 9th Street and collided with the railway signal.  This caused the vehicle to roll over and come to a stop by 9th Street.   The driver of the vehicle appeared to be in medical distress and was transported to Boundary Trails Hospital.   Police are continuing their investigation in this matter.

April 14th, 2018

While on an unrelated matter, members of the Morden Police Service observed a vehicle of an individual known to be on a Recognizance with an absolute curfew. Police observed the vehicle parked at a residence and while speaking with the owner observed the accused inside the residence.  Police entered and arrested the individual for breaching his curfew conditions.  The accused is currently before the courts for possession and possession for the purpose of trafficking methamphetamines and for possession of a firearm while prohibited.  The accused, Joseph STYMIEST of Morden, is now charged with one count of breaching his recognizance and was remanded into custody to appear in Portage Provincial Court.

April 16th, 2018

On this date at 12:25 am, police were called to a disturbance at a residence in Morden. Police arrived and discovered that the female suspect was heavily intoxicated and was on court conditions to not consume alcohol.  The female was arrested and transported to the Morden Police Service where she was lodged in police cells till the morning.  As a result, the 35-year-old female resident of Morden was charged with one count of breach of undertaking and was released on a Promise to Appear in Morden Provincial Court in May.

 

March 19th – April 3rd, 2018

March 23rd, 2018 

Police had a Warrant for Arrest for Rebecca Janice McKinney of Swan Lake First Nations for Failing to Comply with a Probation Order. McKinney was on probation for charges of Obstruct/Resist Police, Utter Threats and Fail to Comply with an Undertaking.  She was released on a Probation Order with one of the conditions to report to a Probation Officer, but failed to do so.  McKinney was eventually arrested near Brandon March 31st and lodged at the Brandon Correctional Facility where she awaits her next court date.

March 31st, 2018

Police received a report of a hit and run to a vehicle that occurred on March 25th while parked in the Alliance Church parking lot in Morden.  The driver parked his 2017 white Mitsubishi Outlander sometime between 3:00 pm and 6:00 pm and when he returned, noticed damage to the left rear bumper area.  Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the Morden Police Service at 822-4900, Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, submit a secure tip online at www.manitobacrimestoppers.com or text “TIPMAN” plus your message to CRIMES (274637).

March 26th, 2018

Received a report of some vehicles entered while parked on a driveway in the 400 block of 5th Street in Morden.  Two vehicles were rummaged through and the contents of the glove compartments taken out.  The only thing missing appears to be some change.  People are once again reminded to lock their doors at all times.  Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the Morden Police Service at 822-4900, Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, submit a secure tip online at www.manitobacrimestoppers.com or text “TIPMAN” plus your message to CRIMES (274637).

March 26th, 2018 

A male and female are facing charges of Breach of Probation after being released on conditions to have no contact or communication with each other. Police were called to a residence where the two co-accused were living together.  The male was placed on Probation in October 2017 for various charges including two counts of Fail to Comply with Conditions of an Undertaking, Fail to Comply with a Recognizance, Theft Under $5000.00 and Fail to Appear. One of the conditions of his probation was to have no contact with the female.  The female was placed on Probation in February 2018 on a charge under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act.  One of her conditions was to have no contact or communication with the co-accused.  The 31-year-old male and female were both arrested and charged for Fail to Comply with a Probation Order.  They were released on Promises to Appear in Morden Provincial Court in April. 

March 27th, 2018 

Police were called to the Chicken Chef restaurant in Morden around 3:00 pm regarding a female who just left without paying for her food. Staff observed the woman walk across the street, pick up a rock and it appeared she was going to throw it at a window of a parked car.  Police attended and located the suspect, who was known to police.  The female advised that she had been in the restaurant with her boyfriend and they got into an argument and her boyfriend left.  The female thought she recognized a vehicle to be her boyfriend’s and picked up the rock to throw it, but then realized it was not his.  There were no charges as a result of this incident and the female will be reimbursing the restaurant.

March 27th, 2018 

Around 9:30 pm, a female was walking down Mountain Street in Morden when she thought she was being followed by a suspicious male.   While speaking with the female, police could hear her yelling to someone to leave her alone.  Police located the female on Mountain Street but did not find anyone in the area.  After speaking with the individual, she admitted to consuming Meth and it appeared that she was probably seeing things.  The female said she was never assaulted or touched by the individual.  Police contacted EMS to transport the individual to the Boundary Trails Health Centre for observation due to her medical state.

March 28th, 2018

Police received a report of a hit and run to a vehicle that occurred on March 23rd while parked in the Décor Cabinets parking lot in Morden.  The driver noticed damage to the rear bumper of his 2009 red Ford F150 truck around 2:00 pm when he returned to his vehicle.  Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the Morden Police Service at 822-4900, Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, submit a secure tip online at www.manitobacrimestoppers.com or text “TIPMAN” plus your message to CRIMES (274637).

 

March 12th – March 19th, 2018

March 14th, 2018

A vehicle parked in the parking lot of the Royal Bank in Morden had its windshield damaged sometime around 2:30 pm this date. The driver parked and returned only 15 minutes later to find someone had keyed the windshield.  Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the Morden Police Service at 822-4900, Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, submit a secure tip online at www.manitobacrimestoppers.com or text “TIPMAN” plus your message to CRIMES (274637).

March 16th, 2018

Police were dispatched around 4:00 pm regarding a male that appeared to be intoxicated and having difficulty walking along Thornhill Street. The caller was concerned that the individual might walk out into traffic.  Police attended and located the male who was unsteady on his feet and smelled heavily of liquor.  The 29-year-old male was arrested under the Intoxicated Persons Detention Act.  A check with police dispatch indicated the male was also on a Probation Order with conditions not to consume alcohol.  He was lodged in cells until sober and later released on a Promise to Appear in Morden Provincial Court in April.  He is charged with one count of Breach of Probation.

March 18th, 2018

Around 3:30 am, police were travelling on Mountain Street in Morden when a vehicle was observed driving with its high beam lights. Police flashed their high beams several times, but the driver failed to respond by dimming its lights.  Police activated emergency lights and stopped the vehicle.  While the vehicle was coming to a stop, one of the occupants was observed to reach into the back seat area.  Police spoke with the female driver and observed an odor of liquor on her breath.  The driver would not look at police when spoken to and the passenger attempted to answer the questions that were asked of the driver.  A demand was made for the driver to provide a sample of her breath on a roadside screening device that resulted in a fail.  Seized from the back seat of the vehicle were several cans of open liquor. The driver was arrested for impaired driving and transported back to the Morden Police Service.  Further tests were provided by the driver resulting in blood alcohol readings of 120 and 110 mg%.  The 23-year-old female driver from Winnipeg is charged with Driving Impaired and Driving over .08.  She will be appearing in Morden Provincial Court in April. 

March 18th, 2018

Police conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle around 2:35 pm and while approaching the vehicle, a strong odor of fresh-burnt marihuana was detected coming from inside. Police observed a large bong between the passenger’s legs and the passenger admitted to having a small quantity of marihuana in a backpack at his feet.  Police found a quantity of marihuana as well as some shatter in the backpack along with a bud buster on the passenger’s seat.  The 19-year-old male from Morden is charged with two counts of Possession of a Controlled Substance and will be appearing in Morden Provincial Court in April.

 

February 26th – March 12th, 2018

February 27th, 2018 

Police were dispatched to a residence around midnight reporting an unknown male banging on the door. Enroute to the residence, police came across a male walking near the residence who was unsteady on his feet and appeared to be under the influence.  Police spoke with the male who was intoxicated and not able to provide a reasonable explanation of where he was coming from or going to.  An updated description of the suspect was provided by the caller that matched with the male police were presently speaking with.  A check with police dispatch revealed that the suspect was on conditions not to be consuming alcohol.  The 28-year-old male from Morden was arrested for Breach of Recognizance and lodged in cells overnight until sober.  He was released in the morning on a Promise to Appear in Morden Provincial Court in April.

March 3rd, 2018

Police received a report of a hit and run to a vehicle that occurred sometime in the afternoon in the parking lot of 205 9th Street South in Morden.  The driver parked their 2012 brown Chevrolet Equinox in the parking lot and later noticed damage to the passenger’s side rear bumper.  Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the Morden Police Service at 822-4900, Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, submit a secure tip online at www.manitobacrimestoppers.com or text “TIPMAN” plus your message to CRIMES (274637).

March 5th, 2018

Police received a report of a hit and run to a vehicle that occurred on March 3rd around 1:00 pm in the parking lot of Tim Hortons in Morden.  The driver returned to his 2004 black Audi A4 and noticed damage to the driver’s front fender.  Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the Morden Police Service at 822-4900, Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, submit a secure tip online at www.manitobacrimestoppers.com or text “TIPMAN” plus your message to CRIMES (274637). 

March 7th, 2018 

Around 10:10 pm this date, police stopped a vehicle on Highway #3 east of Morden as a result of information received that the occupants were in possession of methamphetamine for the purpose of trafficking. The two male individuals inside the vehicle were arrested and a subsequent search of the vehicle located a quantity of methamphetamine in the trunk.  The vehicle was towed to Morden Police Service where a more thorough search was conducted resulting in police finding a glass bong along with 200 medical syringes and rubber tubing, consistent with methamphetamine use as well as other drug paraphernalia.  As a result, a 17 year old youth is charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance (Meth), Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking (Meth), Fail to Comply with a Probation Order (abstain from possession of alcohol), and Fail to Comply with an Undertaking (abstain from possession of drugs).  The 55-year-old male is charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance (Meth) and Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking (Meth).  Both individuals were remanded into custody awaiting their next court appearance.

 

February 20th – February 26th, 2018 

February 20th, 2018 

Police received a report of a hit and run to a vehicle that occurred on February 18th while parked behind the CIBC in Morden.  The driver parked his 2017 white Chevrolet Silverado truck behind the bank from about 7:45 pm until 8:30 pm and later noticed damage to his passenger rear fender.  Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the Morden Police Service at 822-4900, Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, submit a secure tip online at www.manitobacrimestoppers.com or text “TIPMAN” plus your message to CRIMES (274637). 

February 20th, 2018

Police were dispatched to a residence on 7th Street for a domestic assault complaint. Police arrived and spoke with a female who was visibly upset, crying, and difficult to understand.  The female advised that her boyfriend was at the residence and they got into a dispute, but he had already left.  As police were dealing with the female, the boyfriend returned to the scene.  It was determined that the female had a no contact/communication order with her boyfriend but they had been staying together. The female disclosed that during their dispute, the boyfriend pushed her from behind and then grabbed her by the neck and pushed her against the wall.  When speaking to the boyfriend, he disclosed that the female jumped on his back and grabbed his neck, ripping his shirt and tearing off his necklace.  Both individuals were arrested for domestic assault.  The 20-year-old female was charged with Assault and Fail to Comply with conditions of an Undertaking.  The 31-year-old male was charged with Assault.  Both will be appearing in Morden Provincial Court in April.

February 23rd, 2018 

Police received a report of a hit and run to a vehicle that occurred on February 18th while parked in the parking lot of Giant Tiger in Morden.  The driver parked his 2017 black GMC Canyon truck in the parking lot around 8:00 pm and when he returned, noticed a scratch and dent on the driver’s side box area.  Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the Morden Police Service at 822-4900, Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, submit a secure tip online at www.manitobacrimestoppers.com or text “TIPMAN” plus your message to CRIMES (274637).

 

February 12th – February 20th, 2018

February 12th, 2018

As previously reported on January 5th 2017, a 27-year-old female was facing a multitude of charges including two counts of armed robbery.  Morden Police Service received a call from a victim reporting she was kidnapped in her vehicle by another female who asked for money and then wrapped a computer cord around her neck.  The victim attended to the Royal Bank to cash a cheque. On exiting the bank, she got into her vehicle and immediately knew that there was someone inside as it smelled strongly of cigarette smoke and alcohol, and the victim does not smoke.  A female was sitting in the rear seat and asked for money.  The victim said she did not have any money and the suspect then asked for a ride to a location in Morden.  Once there, the suspect again asked for money.  When the victim told her she did not have any, the suspect took the victim’s laptop charging cord and wrapped it around her neck.  The victim was able to break free of the cord at which time she turned off the vehicle, took her keys and ran on foot.  The victim later noticed that her laptop that was in her car was missing as well.  During the investigation, police reviewed surveillance footage from the Traveller’s Inn where a suspect was observed attempting to open the cash register at the vendor location but is unsuccessful in gaining entry.  Later this date, Morden Police Service received a call from staff at Video Visions located at 1-801 Stephen Street to report a robbery.   The caller stated the suspect had just fled on foot and provided a description.  The description matched that of the female suspect in the first robbery.  The suspect entered Video Visions wearing a bandana around her face holding a table leg.  The suspect rested the table leg across the counter and stated “give me all your money”.  The staff advised they were calling police at which time the suspect fled on foot.  As a result of these investigations, police were able to arrest a 27 year old female who admitted to the two robberies as well as the attempted theft of money from the cash register at the Traveller’s Inn.  Kimberly Dawn Bjarnason of Morden was charged with two counts of robbery, mischief under $5000.00, two counts of theft, disguise with intent, two counts of abandoning a child, choke to overcome, kidnapping and assault with a weapon.  Bjarnason appeared in Morden Provincial Court February 13th, 2018 and was convicted of two counts of Robbery, Disguise with Intent and Mischief under $5000.00.  She received two years custody followed by a 3 year term of Probation.  

February 14th, 2018 

Police executed a Warrant for Arrest that was issued on February 13th in Morden Provincial Court for a 41-year-old male from Morden.  The male was initially charged with Luring a Child, Impaired Driving, Driver over 80 mg%, Possession of a Controlled Substance and Breach of Undertaking. The accused was on conditions to abstain from the consumption of alcohol or other intoxicating substances and not to have in his possession any cellular phone or other hand held electronic device capable of text messaging.  On February 14, 2018 at approximately 1:33 pm, police attended to the accused residence and knocked on his door. While waiting for the accused to answer his door, the accused exited holding an Apple I-pad in his hand. The accused was advised of the endorsed warrant for arrest and was taken into custody.  He was remanded and transported to the Winnipeg Remand Centre but released the next day with additional conditions and will be appearing in Morden Provincial Court in April. 

February 14th, 2018

Police were dispatched to a residence around 6:27 pm regarding a domestic assault. Police arrived on scene and spoke with a witness who advised a male had entered the residence to speak with his girlfriend at which time they got into an argument.  The male approached the female and dragged her from the kitchen into the hallway by putting his hands around her neck and hugging her to his body.  Once in the hallway, the male pushed the female to the ground, kneed her in the side, and then dragged her down the hallway.  The 24-year-old male from Morden was on a Recognizance previously charged with Assault, Uttering Threats, and Fail to Comply with an Undertaking.  He was arrested, charged with Assault, and taken to Morden Provincial Court the next morning.  He was remanded into custody and remains in custody awaiting his next court appearance.

February 16th, 2018 

Police received a call a around 5:30 pm from a resident reporting that a vehicle followed him home and the driver got out and started kicking and punching his vehicle. The driver of the suspect vehicle was upset because the victim apparently cut him off in traffic.  Police spoke with both individuals and mediated the situation.  There was no damage to the victim’s vehicle and neither the victim nor suspect wanted to proceed with any charges.

February 16th, 2018

Police were dispatched to a traffic accident involving a pedestrian at the intersection of 12th Street and Thornhill Street in Morden.  Police arrived to find a female lying on the boulevard with injuries.  The driver of the vehicle was on scene and advised she was travelling east on Thornhill Street approaching 12th Street.  A female crossing Thornhill Street was proceeding south and was struck in the curb lane.  The driver did not see the pedestrian crossing and did not have an opportunity to brake before striking the pedestrian.  The female pedestrian was transported to Boundary Trails Hospital with injuries and police are continuing their investigation.

February 19th, 2018 

Police received a call around 8:45 pm to an apartment on 9th Street South in Morden.  The caller reported noise coming from one of the apartments and there was blood all over the walls.  Police arrived on scene and spoke with the male occupant of the apartment.  The male was bleeding from his face and his clothes were covered in blood.  A female was also present, had injuries, and was bleeding.  The apartment was in disarray with several items being damaged and blood in every room.  Both individuals were arrested for assault.  Because of their injuries, both were transported to Boundary Trails Health Centre.  Both individuals were treated and released back to police custody.  The 41-year-old male and 25-year-old female from Morden were each charged with one count of Assault and released from police custody with conditions to have no contact or communication with each other.  They will be appearing in Morden Provincial Court in April.

 

January 29th – February 12th, 2018

January 31st, 2018

Police were dispatched to a motor vehicle accident involving a pedestrian around 6:40 pm. Police arrived on scene to 5th Street and Thornhill Street in Morden.  A vehicle travelling east bound on Thornhill Street was stopped at the pedestrian crosswalk and allowing a pedestrian to cross who was walking north.  The vehicle indicated a left turn and after the pedestrian crossed, was awaiting traffic to pass before turning.  The vehicle made its turn north onto 5th Street but failed to see that the pedestrian was now walking east across 5th Street.  The driver applied his brakes but slid into the pedestrian knocking her to the ground.  The pedestrian complained of a sore leg and a bump to the back of her head.  Paramedics attended and transported the pedestrian to Boundary Trails Health Centre for further observation.  There were no charges as a result of this incident.

January 31st, 2018

Police received a report of a hit and run to a vehicle that occurred on January 30th while parked in the Décor Parking lot on Route 100 in Morden.  The driver returned to his 2014 grey Honda Civic around 1:30 pm to find a hole in the rear bumper.  Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the Morden Police Service at 822-4900, Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, submit a secure tip online at www.manitobacrimestoppers.com or text “TIPMAN” plus your message to CRIMES (274637).

February 6th, 2018 

A wallet was taken from a volunteer worker at Donate Love sometime between 3:00 pm and 5:00 pm this date. The volunteer left her wallet in an office while working and when she returned at the end of her shift, she noticed her wallet was gone.  Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the Morden Police Service at 822-4900, Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, submit a secure tip online at www.manitobacrimestoppers.com or text “TIPMAN” plus your message to CRIMES (274637).

February 8th, 2018

Police received a 911 call of a traffic accident at the corner of Stephen Street and Route 100 in Morden. Police arrived to find a car involved with a semi pulling a trailer.  The car was travelling east on Stephen Street approaching the stop sign and the highway tractor was travelling south bound on Route 100.  The car attempted to stop at the stop sign but slid through, colliding with the rear tire on the trailer portion of the semi.  The air bags deployed in the vehicle and the driver sustained minor injuries.  The driver was treated at the scene by paramedics and was released.

February 10th, 2018

Police were dispatched to an apartment complex around 3:50 pm regarding yelling and banging from an upstairs residence. Police attended and spoke with a female who advised she had a met a guy from Winnipeg and brought him out to Morden.  They both had consumed illegal substances and got into an argument that ended in the male throwing some items around the apartment.  The female was not interested in charging the male but wanted him removed from her apartment.  The male departed the apartment and no further action was required.

February 12th, 2018

A 24 year old male is facing assault and mischief charges following a domestic dispute back in December 2017. The incident occurred at a residence in Morden when the accused and his girlfriend were involved in a disagreement.  During the disagreement, the male ended up throwing the female’s cell phone outside and struck her in the face, giving her a black eye.  The male is charged with one count of Assault as well as one count of Mischief under $5000.00.  He will be appearing in Morden Provincial Court in March.

 

January 22nd – January 29th, 2018

January 23rd, 2018

Sometime between 4:00 pm and 12:00 am, several vehicles were rummaged through while parked in the Décor Cabinets parking lot on Route 100 in Morden. When workers returned to their vehicles after shift, they noticed items moved around inside and in one case, an ipod was taken.  Anyone with information regarding these incidents is asked to call the Morden Police Service at 822-4900, Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, submit a secure tip online at www.manitobacrimestoppers.com or text “TIPMAN” plus your message to CRIMES (274637).

January 24th, 2018

A storage locker located at 339 Mountain Street South in Morden was broken in to. The lock on the outside was cut but nothing appears to be missing from inside.  It is unknown when exactly this incident might have occurred.  Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the Morden Police Service at 822-4900, Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, submit a secure tip online at www.manitobacrimestoppers.com or text “TIPMAN” plus your message to CRIMES (274637).

January 25th, 2018

Police received a 911 call to a residence regarding a domestic dispute. Police attended the residence and spoke with the female who advised that her husband had since left the residence.  Both had been drinking and got into a dispute but denied any physical assaults took place.  While dealing with the situation, the husband returned to the residence and was subsequently arrested under the Intoxicated Persons Detention Act.  He was lodged in cells overnight until sober and released in the morning without charges.

January 26th, 2018

A second storage locker located at 339 Mountain Street in Morden was reported broken in to. Again, the lock was cut but nothing appeared to be missing from inside.  The incident would have occurred within the past two weeks.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the Morden Police Service at 822-4900, Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, submit a secure tip online at www.manitobacrimestoppers.com or text “TIPMAN” plus your message to CRIMES (274637).

January 27th, 2018

Police were dispatched to a residence around 3:25 am regarding an intoxicated male that came to the door. The owner of the home had the male waiting inside the residence and did not know who he was.  Police attended and arrested the 22-year-old male under the Intoxicated Persons Detention Act.  A family member was located and the male was turned over to them.

 

January 15th – January 22nd, 2018

January 17th, 2018

Police were called to a motor vehicle accident at the corner of Thornhill Street and Mountain Street in Morden around 9:10 am. A semi pulling a trailer was travelling west on Thornhill Street and attempted to turned north onto Mountain Street.  The trailer of the semi caught the light standard and pulled it down, blocking the roadway. Traffic was diverted for a short time until the light standard could be moved.  There were no injuries as a result of the accident.

January 17th, 2018

Police received a call around 12:00 pm from the Family Services office in Morden advising there was an individual there who was intoxicated sleeping in their lobby. Police arrived and located the male subject passed out on a chair.  Upon trying to wake up the male subject, he became combative refusing to comply with police requests and pulling away when attempting to be handcuffed.  Eventually the subject was brought under control and arrested under the Intoxicated Persons Detention Act.  The accused was searched and two small baggies of marihuana and some prescription drugs were found in one of his pockets.  Due to the accused’s actions, he was transported to Boundary Trails Health Centre for a medical assessment and kept in overnight for observation.  The 21-year-old male from Winkler was released the next morning and issued a Promise to Appear in Morden Provincial Court in February.  He is charged with 2 counts of Breach of Probation, 2 counts of Possession of a Controlled Substance as well as Resist Arrest.

January 17th, 2018

Around 12:25 pm, police were called to a motor vehicle accident at the corner of Thornhill Street and 15th Street in Morden.  A vehicle travelling east on Thornhill Street in the curb lane was approaching an intersection to turn south onto 15th Street.  A second vehicle travelling east as well on Thornhill Street in the median lane began to move into the curb lane but failed to see the first vehicle.  As a result, the first vehicle attempted to avoid a collision and started to move up and onto the boulevard but was struck on the driver’s side by the other vehicle.  There were no injuries as a result of the accident.

January 18th, 2018

Police received a complaint of an assault at a residence where police were called previously in the day. Police arrived on scene and spoke with the victim who stated that he was afraid of his roommate who previously assaulted him, but did not want to pursue charges.  The victim was in the process of moving out and wanted to ensure that there would be no further issues or assaults.  Police spoke with the suspect who admitted there was an incident approximately a month earlier, but it was nothing serious.

January 20th, 2018

A family dispute between a father and son was mediated to avoid an altercation. Police were called because the son was causing a disturbance and was very upset, but no assault had taken place.  When police arrived, the son was calm and reasonable to deal with.  There were no reported assaults or threats made and no charges were necessary.

January 20th, 2018

Police were called to a domestic dispute where the female was intoxicated. The couple got into an argument and the situation began to escalate. Police remained and mediated the situation until the female was able to depart the residence with a friend.  There were no charges as a result of this incident.

 

January 8th – January 15th, 2018

January 8th, 2018

Police were dispatched to a motor vehicle accident at the corner of Thornhill Street and 7th Street in Morden.  Morden Fire & Rescue along with paramedics were dispatched as well.  A vehicle was travelling east bound on Thornhill Street when a vehicle on 7th Street travelling north, attempted to make a westbound turn.  The eastbound vehicle was unable to stop in time colliding with the turning vehicle.  Both drivers of the vehicles were transported by ambulance to Boundary Trails Health Centre for observation and both vehicles required towing from the scene.

January 9th, 2018

Police received a report of a hit and run to a vehicle that occurred on December 5th while parked on 7th Street.  The driver parked their 2016 brown Chevrolet Suburban on 7th Street by the Royal Bank in the afternoon.  Upon returning to their vehicle, they noticed some marks on their back bumper.  Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the Morden Police Service at 822-4900, Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, submit a secure tip online at www.manitobacrimestoppers.com or text “TIPMAN” plus your message to CRIMES (274637).

January 10th, 2018

Police received a report of a vehicle that was stolen around 9:20 am this date.  The victim drove to an appointment and left the vehicle running with a relative inside.  When the victim was done with her appointment, she came out and the vehicle was gone.  Inside the vehicle was her wallet and cash.  She suspects her relative left with the vehicle and drove it to Winnipeg.  The vehicle was later recovered in Winnipeg on January 12th with the suspect driving.  The 27-year-old female from Long Plains First Nation is facing charges of Theft over $5000.00.  Police are continuing their investigation. 

January 10th, 2018 

A vehicle was vandalized while parked on a driveway in the 100 block of 12th Street in Morden.  The 2006 grey GMC Envoy had the passenger’s side window smashed sometime during the night.  Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the Morden Police Service at 822-4900, Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, submit a secure tip online at www.manitobacrimestoppers.com or text “TIPMAN” plus your message to CRIMES (274637).

January 11th, 2018

Police have three separate Warrants of Arrest for 28-year-old Alex EYKHORST who failed to attend court on January 9th.  Eykhorst is wanted on two charges of Fail to Comply with a Promise to Appear, four charges of Fail to comply with Conditions of a Recognizance as well as Break, Enter and Commit Assault.   As a result, the 30-year-old resident of Morden was released on a Promise to Appear in Morden Provincial Court in December.  Anyone with information regarding Eykhorst’s whereabouts is asked to call the Morden Police Service at 822-4900, Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, submit a secure tip online at www.manitobacrimestoppers.com or text “TIPMAN” plus your message to CRIMES (274637).

January 13th, 2018 

Police were dispatched to a possible domestic dispute around 12:30 pm.  The caller reported hearing a male and female screaming loudly at each other.  Police attended the residence and could hear someone crying inside.  Police spoke with the couple who advised that they had a verbal argument but nothing more serious had transpired.  Police remained until the female gathered some belonging to stay at a friend’s place.  There were no charges as a result of this incident.

 

January 2nd – January 8th, 2018

January 2nd, 2018

Police received a report of a hit and run to a vehicle that occurred on December 17th in front of the Chicken Chef restaurant in Morden.  The driver parked their vehicle on Stephen Street around 12:00 pm and later noticed damage to the rear driver’s side bumper.  The vehicle that was damaged is a 2008 grey Hyundai Santa Fe.    Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the Morden Police Service at 822-4900, Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, submit a secure tip online at www.manitobacrimestoppers.com or text “TIPMAN” plus your message to CRIMES (274637).

January 2nd, 2018

Police were called to a residence around 11:00 pm regarding a female entering a residence holding a pair of scissors and a knife claiming she was being chased by someone.  The homeowner called police after the female locked herself in his bathroom.  He was concerned because he had two young children asleep in the residence.  Police attended and spoke with the female who appeared to be under the influence of a substance.  She was on a Recognizance with conditions not to use any intoxicating substances or to own, possess or carry any weapons.   The 29-year-old female was arrested and charged with three counts of Failing to Comply with a Recognizance, Unlawfully in a Dwelling House and Possession of a Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose.  Due to her past record and charges, she was remanded into custody and transported to Winnipeg where she awaits her next court appearance.

January 5th, 2018

Police were dispatched to a possible impaired driver leaving Rock’s Bar & Grill travelling south on Mountain Street in Morden.  Police observed the vehicle turning off South Railway Street onto 9th Street south in Morden and followed it into a parking lot where it was stopped.  While speaking with the driver, police observed signs of impairment including an odor of liquor and slurred speech.  The driver had difficulties following direction and was uncoordinated in trying to find his license.  The driver was arrested for impaired driving at which time he became belligerent with police and began to resist.  He was eventually handcuffed and transported to the Morden Police Service for tests.  Upon searching the accused, police found a small baggie containing a quantity of marihuana as well as several open containers of liquor inside the vehicle. Two separate breath tests were obtained resulting in readings of 180mg%, over twice the legal limit.  The 41-year-old Morden male is charged with Driving Impaired, Drive over .08, Possession of a Controlled Substance as well as Breach of Undertaking.  The accused was placed on an Undertaking on November 9th, 2017 with conditions to abstain from the consumption of alcohol or other intoxicating substances.  He was released on a Promise to Appear and will be appearing in Morden Provincial Court in February.

 

December 18th , 2017– January 2nd, 2018

December 19th, 2017

Police received three separate reports of Christmas projector lights stolen from yards on 5th & 6th Street overnight.

Anyone with information regarding these incidents is asked to call the Morden Police Service at 822-4900, Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, submit a secure tip online at www.manitobacrimestoppers.com or text “TIPMAN” plus your message to CRIMES (274637).

December 20th, 2017

Around 11:45 pm, police received a 911 call of a motor vehicle accident on Rampton Street involving a vehicle colliding with a tree.  The driver informed police he was travelling east bound on Rampton Street around a curve when an on-coming vehicle was taking the same corner and appeared to be in his lane.  The driver tried evading the other vehicle, panicked, and pulled the emergency brake causing the vehicle to spin and lose control, sliding over the curb and into a tree.  There were no injuries as a result of the accident.

December 22nd, 2017

Police received a call of a domestic dispute at a residence in Morden.  Police attended to find that the caller’s ex-husband was refusing to leave the residence after finishing a visit with their children.  The parties had a disagreement but there was no report of any assault or threats.  Police remained on scene to ensure the situation did not escalate and the husband departed the residence. There were no charges as a result of this incident.

December 23rd, 2017

Police were dispatched to a motor vehicle accident around 2:35 pm at the corner of Thornhill Street and Mountain Street.  A vehicle was travelling west bound on Thornhill Street and conducting a northbound turn onto Mountain Street.  A second vehicle travelling east bound on Thornhill Street entered the intersection when the first vehicle executed the turn, causing the accident.  There were no injuries as a result of the accident but both vehicles required towing.

December 24th, 2017 

Police received a 911 call around 5:00 pm to a motor vehicle accident on 19th Street in Morden.  Police arrived on scene to find a single vehicle up on the boulevard that struck a tree.  The driver of the vehicle could not remember what happened and was transported to Boundary Trails Health Centre for further evaluation.

December 28th, 2017

Police were dispatched to an apartment complex on Mountain Street at 5:30 pm regarding a male banging on a door.  The caller advised that the male was currently sitting on the steps yelling.  Police arrived on scene but the suspect was gone.  Police spoke with an occupant of one of the apartments who provided a name of the suspect and advised he was intoxicated.  Police were unable to find the suspect at this time but later received another call around 10:00 pm that the male was back at the apartments.  Police attended and found the male in the parking lot of Rock’s Bar & Grill.  He was intoxicated but cooperative and was transported home without charges.

December 29th, 2017

Police received a dispatch around 12:00 pm to assist paramedics at a residence on Mountain Street in Morden.  Police attended to the residence which was found to be in disorder with blood on the floors and walls.   There was a male, known to police, on the phone with ambulance dispatch and a victim was located in a bedroom with blood and injuries to his face.   The victim could barely communicate with police due to his injuries but was able to get out some words indicating a fight last night with the suspect who was on the phone.  Paramedics attended to the victim and transported him to Boundary Trails Health Centre for medical attention.  The suspect was placed under arrest for Assault Causing Bodily Harm, transported to the Morden Police Service and lodged in cells.  Police spoke with some witnesses who advised that they saw the suspect attend the victim’s residence the previous night between 9:00 and 10:00 pm with a bottle of liquor and go inside.  Later this day, police attended to the hospital to speak with the victim again and he was able to provide some further details.  The victim advised that the suspect in custody came to his residence around 11:00 pm the previous night and they started drinking.  They got into a disagreement and the suspect attacked him with a knife and assaulted him several times. As a result, 40 year old Jeffery Robert Funk of Morden is charged with Assault with a Weapon and Assault Causing Bodily Harm.  He was remanded into custody and transported to the Winnipeg Remand Centre where he awaits his next court appearance January 2nd in Portage la Prairie.

January 1st, 2018

Around 5:45 am, police received a call of an intoxicated male banging on a garage door.  While attending, police received more calls of this individual causing a disturbance in a back yard on Mountain Street.  The male attempted to enter a residence and damaged a screen door.  He was last seen going towards the creek area.  Police located the male at the bottom of the creek yelling.  Police assisted the individual out of the creek and placed him under arrest under the Intoxicated Persons Detention Act.  He was lodged in cells until sober and released later in the day without charges.