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July 24th – July 31st , 2017

July 24th, 2017

Police were called around 9:00 pm to McDonald’s restaurant in Morden regarding a disturbance. A suspect entered the restaurant and starting yelling at staff regarding some garbage in the parking lot.  As per the request of staff, the 41-year-old male was cautioned for his behavior and causing a disturbance in a public place.  There were no charges as a result of this incident.

July 25th, 2017

Around 9:00 pm, police conducted a traffic stop of a vehicle on Colert Beach Road in Morden. While speaking with the occupants, one of the passengers admitted to having drugs and related items in the vehicle and voluntarily handed over a small quantity of marihuana, a scale, rolling papers, and a glass bong.  All items were seized for destruction and the 18-year-old male from Morden was issued a warning for possession of a controlled substance.

July 26th, 2017

Last week, police reported investigations involving the fraudulent use of a credit card at two businesses in Morden. This week, police received information from three other businesses involving the same credit card scam and suspects.  The card was used at Saban and Company with purchases totaling around $250.00.  Suspects also attended the Dollar Store and purchased approximately $77.00 of items as well as Appelt’s Jewellery where the card was used in the amount of just over $400.00.  Again, these purchases all took place in June but the companies were only notified in July of the unauthorized transactions.  Police are continuing their investigation.

July 27th, 2017

Police received a 911 call around 3:00 am about an individual yelling and screaming at an apartment on Mountain Street. Police attended to the apartment and spoke with a male individual who was having issues sleeping and was mad.  Paramedics were called due to some medical issues and the male was transported to Boundary Trails Health Centre for further evaluation.

July 27th, 2017

Morden Police Service received a Warrant of Arrest for 31-year-old Curtis Ross Dalebozik of Lowe Farm for failing to comply with a probation order and for failing to attend for identification purposes.  Anyone with information regarding his 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).

July 30th, 2017

Police received a 911 call around 1:45 am of a male passed out on the sidewalk at Thornhill Street and 15th Street in Morden.  Police attended and located a 25-year-old male from Ontario who was intoxicated but compliant.  Police were able to turn the individual over to some friends who were sober.

July 30th, 2017

A 31-year-old male from Winkler is facing charges of Assault with a Weapon and Breach of Probation following an incident Sunday afternoon. Around 4:10 pm, police were called to a residence with a report of a male that attended the home to speak with the owner.  The two exchanged words that ended in the male pulling out a knife and waving it around. The suspect was located later in the evening by Winkler Police Service and turned over to Morden officers where he was released on a Promise to Appear and Undertaking with conditions to have no contact or communication with the victim.  The male will be appearing in Morden Provincial Court in September.

July 30th, 2017

Four males are facing Assault and Weapons charges in relation to an incident Sunday evening. Around 7:00 pm, police received a call from a female requesting police assistance as her husband was just assaulted by three males with weapons but had already left.  Police attended and spoke with the victim who had lacerations to his hip area.  The three suspects entered the property and started fighting with the victim, kicking him and at one point, a weapon with nails was used in the assault.  The victim was treated in hospital for his injuries and released.  The three suspects, along with the driver of the vehicle, were all arrested a short time later in Morden.   The weapon used in this incident as well as a machete, was seized from inside the vehicle.  A 24-year-old male from Altona is charged for Assault with a Weapon, two counts of Breach of Probation and Obstruct Peace Officer.  A 29-year-old male from Altona and a 20-year-old male from Winkler are charged with Assault.  The fourth individual, 17 years of age, is charged with Assault and Breach Probation.  All will be appearing in Morden Provincial Court in September.

 

July 17th – July 24th , 2017

July 17th, 2017

It was previously reported that on July 8th around 12:50 pm, Shoppers Drug Mart in Morden reported a theft of a Playstation 4.  The theft occurred sometime between 9:00 – 9:30 am and the suspect was caught on surveillance.  The suspect was described as a white female with blonde hair wearing a black top, flowered shorts, carrying a dark colored handbag.    A second female suspect was also present and described as white, between 20-30 years old wearing a white sweater with long sleeves and a darker skirt.  It was later discovered that an assortment of other items was also taken including approximately $900.00 of fragrances.  Since last reported, enhanced surveillance photos were obtained in hopes of identifying the two suspects.

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).

July 17th, 2017

Police are investigating the fraudulent use of a credit card at two businesses in Morden. On June 12th, two suspects, one female and one male, attended Pembina Valley Computers in Morden and purchased over $400.00 worth of electronic items including an ipod and others goods.  A pre-paid credit card was used by the male, a PIN was entered, and the transaction was accepted.  On July 14th, the business owner was advised by the credit card company that the transaction was unauthorized.

Again on June 12th, a male and female attended Velocity Motorsports in Morden and purchased over $800.00 worth of items including a watch, shoes and clothing, also using a pre-paid credit card.  A PIN was used and the transaction was accepted.  On July 13th, the business owner was advised by the credit card company that the transaction was unauthorized.  Similar unauthorized transactions have taken place in Winkler around this same time and suspects have been identified by police.  The investigations are continuing with charges pending.

July 20th, 2017

Police received a report of a hit and run to a vehicle in the parking lot of the Dairy Queen in Morden. The driver parked his 2004 grey Buick Regal in the parking lot and returned around 10:00 pm to find damage to the rear passenger’s side of his vehicle.  No information was left on the vehicle or with the registered owner.  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).

July 22nd, 2017

A 66-year-old woman was issued a warning for assault when she and another woman got into an argument. The argument escalated to the point where the 58-year-old victim was struck in the face.  The victim did not wish to pursue charges and requested a warning be issued.

July 23rd, 2017

Police received a 911 call at 4:40 am from a mother requesting assistance with her teenage daughter. While speaking with the woman, police could hear screaming and swearing in the background.  Police attended the residence where a teenage girl was being physically restrained by her mother and the girl’s boyfriend.  The girl was screaming and swearing but eventually calmed down after police spoke with her.  She was escorted outside and it was learned that there was a disagreement between the mother and daughter over her boyfriend.  The mother requested that the daughter be removed from the home because of her actions.  Child and Family Services were contacted and the girl along with two other children, were placed into the agency’s care.   There were no charges as a result of this incident.

 

July 13th, 2017

The Morden Police Service would like to confirm that a major incident did occur yesterday in the south portion of the city. The incident began when members of the Morden Police service were investigating a stolen vehicle at approximately 12:15 pm.  This was an ongoing investigation and police were familiar with several suspects that have been involved in similar incidents in the past months.  Police were able to take several individuals into custody and recovered one of the stolen vehicles.  Through further investigation police learned that one of the suspects was attempting to evade police and had moved to a nearby location.   With the assistance of the Winkler Police Service, members were able to attend to this location and several more individuals were taken into custody, and police recovered a second stolen vehicle.   While at this location one of the suspects barricaded themselves inside the residence and would not communicate with police.  Police learned of the presence of a weapon and the Regional Support Tactical Team was deployed to deal with an armed and barricaded situation.  Police utilized negotiators throughout the day and at approximatley 9:20 pm the suspect was taken into police custody.  Numerous individuals are now facing drug and property related crimes.  Police are continuing to investigate with more details to follow.

July 4th – July 10th , 2017

July 4th, 2017

Around 9:30 am this date, police received information regarding a possible stolen vehicle driving in the area of 9th Street South in Morden.  Police attended the area and observed a vehicle matching the description in the parking lot of Tabor Home at 220 9th Street.  Two females were exiting the vehicle at the time police arrived and were detained for a stolen vehicle investigation.  The vehicle was confirmed stolen from Steinbach as well as the license plates stolen from another vehicle in Winnipeg.  Both women were arrested for Possession of Property Obtained by Crime over $5000.00.  Police searched the vehicle and located several items including methamphetamine, 12 used clear baggies, an iphone, 2 hatchets, a bottom half- skull mask, various drug paraphernalia and break and enter tools including bolt cutters, a hacksaw, and wrenches. The methamphetamine, baggies and vehicle keys were located inside the female driver’s purse.  The female passenger admitted to attending Morden in the stolen vehicle with the other woman being the driver.  Also in the vehicle were two males.  When they arrived in the parking lot of Tabor Home, the two males and female driver were removing a couple of bikes from the back of vehicle which she believed were stolen but did not know from where.  The males then left the area and the females went to a person’s residence in the area that they knew to shower.  They returned to the vehicle at which time police arrived.  The 24-year-old female passenger was charged with Possession of property obtained by crime over $5000.00, Possession of property obtained by cime under 5000.00, Possession of a controlled substance, Posession for the purpose of trafficking meth, Possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose X 2 and Possession of break in instruments.  She was remanded into custody and transported to the Winnipeg Remand Centre and will be appearing in court this week.

The 27-year- old female driver from Winnipeg was on two separate probation orders from September 15, 2016 and one from March 23rd, 2017 both with conditions to keep the peace and be of good behavior. She was arrested and charged with Possession of property obtained by crime over $5000.00, Possession of a controlled substance, Possess break/enter instruments, Possession for the purpose of trafficking, Possess weapon for a dangerous purpose x2, Breach of probation order x2 and Possession of property obtained by crime under $5000.00.  The driver did have a previous criminal record, was also remanded into custody and transported to the Winnipeg Remand Centre, and will be appearing in court this week.

July 4th, 2017

Police received a call from a resident on 8th Street in Morden around 3:20 pm advising that her 11-year-old daughter was home alone when a male entered the house.  The daughter text her mom who was just arriving home at the time to see the male coming out from her house.  The mother attempted to stop the male but the suspect got away.  The suspect is described as having longer blonde curly hair and wearing a cap.  While the male was fleeing, he dropped a red backpack on a driveway that contained various items from the residence that were removed from a closet and cupboard in a spare room.  There was a men’s black mountain bike with broken handles on the ground by the residence that the suspect entered which is believed stolen.  There were fresh pry marks around the inside door deadbolt area where the suspect gained entry.  It was confirmed the 11-year-old daughter was home and the deadbolt was engaged.  The items in the backpack, and the backpack itself, was taken from the home. It is suspected that this male suspect is linked to the stolen vehicle reported and recovered earlier in Morden.  Police are continuing their investigation.  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).

July 6th, 2017

A homeowner observed a male individual enter his property around 7:00 pm and take his blue men’s Trek Mountain bike. The male suspect was last seen riding north on Nelson Street towards Wardrop Street.  The male is described as white with short blonde hair wearing a black sports shirt with green trim and shorts.  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).

Another call was received around 11:00 pm of a suspicious male going into a vehicle on Alvey Street in Morden. The bike was eventually located close to Alvey Street and Pembina Drive.  The incidents are believed to be related.

July 7th, 2017

Police received a call around 8:00 am regarding a stolen vehicle on Dogwood Street in Morden. The owner went out to find her 2007 grey Dodge Caliber stolen from her driveway.  It is uncertain if the keys were left in the vehicle.  The license plate on the stolen vehicle was Manitoba HHH 152. 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).

July 8th, 2017

Police were called to a family dispute where an adult male son was yelling and swearing in a residence. Police attended and mediated the situation and eventually convinced the son to leave and cool off before returning to avoid the situation from escalating.  There were no charges as a result of this incident.

July 8th, 2017

Around 12:50 pm, police received a call from the Shoppers Drug Mart in Morden reporting a theft of a PS4. The theft occurred sometime between 9:00 – 9:30 am this morning and the suspect was caught on surveillance.  The suspect is described as a white female with blonde hair wearing a black top, flowered shorts and carrying a dark colored handbag.    A second female suspect was also present and described as white, between 20-30 years old wearing a white sweater with long sleeves and a darker skirt.

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).

July 9th, 2017

Police received a call of another bike stolen overnight from a garage on 9th Street South in Morden.  A grey and black Trek, 21 speed mountain bike, was taken after suspects went through a vehicle that was also inside the garage.  A yellow 18-volt Dewalt drill with a charger, extra battery, some drill bits in a case, was also taken.  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 26th – July 4th , 2017

June 26th, 2017

Police were called to the McDonald’s restaurant in Morden around 10:00 am regarding a disturbance. Police arrived to find a female outside yelling and causing a disturbance.  The female advised that she had a disagreement with the manager inside the restaurant and was upset.  The 28-year-old female was advised that she was being banned from the restaurant due to her actions and that no charges would be brought against her.

June 27th, 2017

Police received a 911 call to a motor vehicle accident on Route 100 and Grant Street in Morden. A vehicle was travelling north bound on Route 100 when the driver and lone occupant, lost control of his vehicle hitting the east ditch and collided with a culvert.  The driver admitted to be travelling 70km/hr. in a posted 50km/hr. zone.  The 21-year-old male driver from Morden was issued a Provincial Offence Notice for Drive Imprudently.  There were no injuries as a result of the accident.

June 27th, 2017

There were no injuries as a result of a motor vehicle accident at the corner of 9th Street and Thornhill Street.  A vehicle was travelling east on Thornhill Street while a second vehicle was travelling west on Thornhill Street.  The second vehicle made a left turn in front of the eastbound vehicle causing a collision.  The air bags were deployed on one of the vehicles and required towing.

June 28th, 2017

The Minnewasta campground received some complaints of thefts from campsites involving a fridge and some coolers. One of the campsites had a small 3 foot fridge removed from its site while another had a fridge unplugged but was left behind.  Police are reminding campers to ensure they lock up valuables as much as possible at night or when away from their site.

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).

June 28th, 2017

A 31-year-old male is charged with failing to appear for identification purposes. The accused was charged with breach of probation and served a summons to appear in court as well as the Morden Police Service on June 27th, 2017 for the purpose of providing his fingerprints.  The accused failed to attend and will be appearing in Morden Provincial Court in July.

June 28th, 2017

Police were called to a motor vehicle accident at the corner of Thornhill Street and 12th Street in Morden.  A vehicle was travelling north bound on 12th Street and made a left turn in front of a vehicle travelling east on Thornhill Street.  Again, there were no injuries but one of the vehicles required towing from the scene.

July 1st, 2017

Around 2:45 am, police observed a vehicle with Saskatchewan license plates roll through a stop sign on 10th Street and Thornhill Street in Morden.  The vehicle was stopped and upon speaking with the driver, police could detect an odor of liquor.  There were several liquor containers on the floor in the front passenger area.  A check with police dispatch also revealed that the passenger in the vehicle had a Warrant for Arrest from Winnipeg Police Service.  Police attempted to place the passenger under arrest for the Warrant but he became argumentative and refused to exit the vehicle.  The passenger grabbed the steering wheel and braced himself in the vehicle.  Eventually, police were able to remove him from the vehicle and secured him in the back of the police vehicle.  The driver was requested to provide a sample of his breath on a roadside screening device but also became uncooperative and refused to provide a proper sample.  He later required transportation to Boundary Trails Health Centre for a medical condition.  Police had to remain with the driver in the ambulance during transportation at which time he attempted to bite and knee police.  Found on the driver was a quantity of marihuana in a baggie as well as a few marihuana joints.  As a result, the 20-year-old driver from Saskatchewan was charged with Refusing to Provide a Breath Sample, Assault Peace Officer, and Possession of a Controlled Substance.  He will be appearing in Morden Provincial Court in September.  The 20-year-old passenger from Winkler was charged with Resist Arrest as a result of this incident and arrested on the Warrant from Winnipeg Police Service which included charges of Flight while pursued by a Police Officer, As a Driver Fail to Stop and Remain for a Police Officer, Drive without a License, Drive while Disqualified, Drive an Unregistered Vehicle, Drive without Liability Insurance and Drive without Certificate of Insurance.  As a result of all these charges, he was remanded into custody and transported to the Winnipeg Remand Centre where he awaits his next court date.

July 2nd, 2017

At 9:26 pm, police were at the corner of Highway 14 and Highway 3 in the RM of Stanley when they observed a vehicle with two occupants inside known to be on an order not to have any contact or communication with one another. The vehicle was stopped and the occupants reminded of their Undertakings and the subsequent breach of conditions.  The 31-year-old female driver from Morden was arrested and released on a Promise to Appear in Morden Provincial Court in September charged with Breach of Undertaking.  The 30-year-old male passenger was arrested and released on a Promise to Appear in Morden Provincial Court in August charged with Breach of Undertaking.

July 3rd, 2017

Police were on general patrol around 11:00 am when they observed a driver known to have an invalid license. The vehicle was stopped and the driver was advised that he had been charged just recently for driving with an invalid license but forgot.  The driver appeared nervous and confused when looking for his registration.  Police observed him reaching for a backpack that was by his feet and then attempted to hide something in his hand.  The driver had a sealed bag of shatter in his hand and was arrested for Possession of a Controlled Substance.  The driver was asked to exit the vehicle and while doing so, threw two small baggies onto the ground.  One of the baggies contained a white crushed substance believed to be meth while the other baggie contained three multi-colored tabs of what is believed to be LSD.  Located inside the vehicle was a a large 15″ glass tube with 72 grams of marihuana in it, a multi coloured rubber bong and a large ceremonial knife with a 9″ blade. Also in the vehicle were two passengers.  One of the passengers in the vehicle had a quantity of marihuana in his pocket and was on an Undertaking not to be in possession of any controlled substance.  The 25-year-old driver from Morden was arrested and charged with Possession of Marihuana for the Purpose of Trafficking, Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of Lysergic Acid Diethylamide (LSD), Possession of Marihuana, Possession of a weapon for a Dangerous Purpose and Drive without Driver Liability Insurance.  He was held in custody to attend Morden Provincial Court in the morning.  The 26-year-old passenger from Morden was released on a Promise to Appear in Morden Provincial Court in August charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance and Breach of Undertaking.

During this period, members of the Morden Police Service issued 7 Provincial Offence Notices to motorists. Out of these Offence Notices, 3 were issued for driving an unregistered vehicle, 2 for driving without driver liability insurance, 1 for drivers using their cell phones or other hand operated electronic devices while driving a vehicle and 1 for disobeying a red light.

 

June 19th – June 26th , 2017

June 19th, 2017

With the recent rash of bicycle thefts, police are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying a suspect. Around 11:00 pm this date, a suspect entered the McDonald’s restaurant in Morden to use the washroom. The suspect exits the restaurant using the front patio where he takes a bike belonging to an employee.  The bike is described as a BMX Dirt Jumper, yellow in color with front shocks.  Anyone with information regarding this incident or knows the identify of this individual 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 22nd, 2017

Police received a report of damage to a camper trailer parked beside a residence on Dubai Bay in Morden, which occurred sometime over the past four days. It appears suspects tried prying the locking mechanism on the door of the trailer, but did not gain entry.  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).

June 22nd, 2017

Police received a report of a hit and run to a vehicle that was parked across the street from 123 Conner Hill Drive in Morden. The incident occurred on May 19th sometime between midnight and 8:00 am.  The driver parked his vehicle, a 2007 white Ford F150 work truck (Frostbite Mechanical Ltd.) on the street overnight and returned in the morning to find damage to the rear driver’s side 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).

June 25th, 2017

A vehicle was stopped on Route 100 in Morden for a faulty tail light. While speaking with the driver, an odor of marihuana was noted coming from within the vehicle. The driver admitted to having a quantity of marihuana and claimed that he had a medical prescription.  Police are continuing their investigation.

During this period, members of the Morden Police Service issued 8 Provincial Offence Notices to motorists. Out of these Offence Notices, 3 were issued for Drivers using their cell phones or other hand operated electronic devices while driving a vehicle, 3 for driving an unregistered vehicle and 2 for driving without driver liability insurance.

 

June 5th – June 12th , 2017

June 5th, 2017

While on general patrol, police observed spray paint on two separate stop signs in Morden. A stop sign at the corner of Route 100 and Jefferson Street was spray-painted red so the word “Stop”was no longer visible.  A second stop sign at the corner of Route 100 and Grant Street had the word “Trump” spray-painted on it. 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).

June 5th, 2017

Police received a report of a portable storage container broken into on the east side of Maverick Industries situated on Hwy.#3 west of Morden. The storage container had the lock cut off but nothing appears to missing from inside.  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).

June 5th, 2017

More spray painting reported at various locations around Morden including mailboxes, cable boxes and bridges. Two distinct writings are being used as indicated in the pictures.  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).

June 7th, 2017

Police have a Warrant for Arrest for Joshua Andrew Baker of Carman, Manitoba. Baker is wanted on two counts of failing to comply with conditions of his sentence or disposition.  Anyone with information regarding Baker’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).

June 9th, 2017

Police are investigating a report of a fraud involving the theft and forgery of personal cheques that were taken from a residence in Morden. The cheques were forged and cashed at local banks in Morden and Winkler.  Police are continuing their investigation.

During this period, members of the Morden Police Service issued 12 Provincial Offence Notices to motorists. Out of these Offence Notices, 4 were issued for Drivers using their cell phones or other hand operated electronic devices while driving a vehicle, 3 for driving without drivers liability insurance and 5 for driving an unregistered vehicle.

 

May 29th – June 5th , 2017

May 30th, 2017

Police are investigating a break and enter to a residence on 11th Street in Morden.  The homeowner left for work around 8:30 am this date and returned at 3:30 pm to find that her front garage door had been forced open.  Nothing appeared to be missing or disturbed inside the home.  A witness observed a male individual walking down the victim’s driveway described as skinny, approximately 5’7″ or 5’8″ tall wearing a brown ball cap. 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, 2017

Police received a report of a cell phone that went missing, described as a black Samsung with an otterbox case. Anyone with information regarding this incident or finding such a cell phone 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 2nd, 2017

A boat and trailer was reported missing from Lakeside Storage in Morden sometime between May 29th and this date.  The boat is described as a white 15-foot aluminum Sea Nymph fishing boat with a 50 horsepower outboard Johnson motor.  It contained numerous fishing rods and tackle and was covered with a blue boat cover.  The trailer is a white 1996 Shorelander with license number J696P.  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 2nd, 2017

Around 7:30 pm, police were on general patrol at Lake Minnewasta when they observed a vehicle parked off the roadway at the point, overlooking the lake. Police approached the vehicle, which had three occupants inside, and immediately detected an odor of fresh-burnt marihuana from within.  One individual admitted that they were smoking marihuana and a subsequent search located a pink glass bong, a pink bat and box, two bud busters and two plastic baggies containing a small amount of marihuana. All items were seized and the occupants were issued warnings for Possession of a Controlled Substance.

June 3rd, 2017

Police received a 911 call of a motor vehicle accident on Hwy.#3 near Boston Pizza. A vehicle travelling west bound had slowed down in the north lane to turn north onto La Verendrye Boulevard.  A second vehicle, also travelling west in the north lane, failed to see the vehicle slowing down and ran into the first vehicle at highway speed.  The impact sent the first vehicle into the north ditch causing heavy damage to the rear of the vehicle.  The driver of the first vehicle was transported to Boundary Trails Health Centre by ambulance with back injuries and the rear passenger was transported to Health Sciences Centre by STARS air ambulance with a leg injury.  The driver and passenger of the second vehicle received no serious injuries.  Police are continuing their investigation with no further updates on the two individuals in hospital.

During this reporting period, police issued 4 Provincial Offence Notices for drivers caught using their cell phones while driving. Police remind the public that over and above the usual safety concerns, this ticket carries a penalty of $203.80 and points against their licence.

 

May 22nd – May 29th , 2017

May 23rd, 2017

Police received a report of mischief to a vehicle while parked at the Stardust Drive Inn on May 21st.  The owner noticed scratch marks all over the hood of her 2009 Volkswagen Golf and thinks it occurred between 1:30 – 2:30 am while she was working in the booth at the Drive Inn.  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).

May 23rd, 2017

A witness reports seeing four teenage boys kicking a cat in the middle of the 100 block of 7th Street in Morden.  The witness started yelling at the boys and they fled.  The cat was taken to the Morden Veterinarian Clinic with significant injuries to its head.  The boys are described to be between the ages of 15 and 17.  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).

May 23rd, 2017

Police are investigating a theft of money from a business in Morden involving an employee. The business is missing an undisclosed amount of cash and the investigation is continuing with the possibility of charges.

May 25th, 2017

Around 1:00 am this date, police received an anonymous call of a possible impaired driver leaving the Traveller’s Inn in Morden. Police located the vehicle driving north on 7th Street which then turned west onto Wardrop Street.  The vehicle was stopped and the female driver was observed to have an odor of liquor on her breath.  There were several cases of beer in the back seat behind the driver.  A roadside screening test was administered to the driver, which resulted in a fail.  The driver was transported back to the Morden Police Service and upon further searching, a small plastic baggie was found with marihuana inside her purse.  The driver provided further samples of her breath resulting in readings of 120mg% and 110mg%.  It was also discovered that the driver had a suspended driver’s license.  As a result, the 44-year-old female from Winkler is charged with Driving while Impaired, Driving over .08, Drive while Disqualified and Possession of a Controlled Substance.   She will be appearing Morden Provincial Court in July.

May 25th, 2017

Police are investigating some mischief involving graffiti on properties in the 400 block of 7th Street in Morden.  Two residences had their backyard sheds drawn on with a marker with various symbols and writings.  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).

May 25th, 2017

Police received a report of a hit and run to a vehicle that occurred in the parking lot of Gallery Wealth Management, situated at 75 Thornhill Street in Morden. The incident occurred on May 19th sometime between 10:00 am and 4:00 pm.  The driver parked her vehicle, a 2011 black Ford Fiesta, in the lot and later noticed a dent in the rear passenger’s quarter panel.  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  – May 22nd , 2017

May 16th, 2017

Police received a school bus driver report of a vehicle that travelled through the stop sign on the bus, while the flashing red lights were activated. Police were provided with a video of the offence and followed up with the vehicle owner.  As a result, a 26 year old resident of Morden has been charged with, Pass a stopped school bus and issued a fine in the amount of $673.65.  Motorists are required to stop for school buses when their stop sign is out and lights are flashing.

May 17th, 2017

Police were conducting licence plate checks and located a vehicle that was inactive due to a missed time payment. Police conducted a traffic stop and spoke with the driver.  Police confirmed that the vehicle insurance had not been paid and when police conducted drivers licence checks it was discovered that the driver was suspended.  As a result, a 43 year old resident of Morden was charged with Drive an Unregistered vehicle and Drive while Disqualified.  The accused vehicle was impounded for a mandatory 30 day period.

May 17th, 2017

Police received a report of a hit and run to a vehicle that occurred on 10th street in Morden on May 10th between 6:15 pm and 7:30 pm.  The driver advised that they parked the vehicle, a 2010 red Dodge Grand Caravan, diagonally along the grounds of the Maple Leaf School.  The driver returned to the vehicle and noticed scratches along the rear 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 18th, 2017

Police received a call of two males and a female arguing and screaming at each other behind an apartment block. Police arrived on scene and could not locate any suspects who were fighting.  A subsequent investigation led police to the top level of the apartment block and police could hear the suspects in one of the suites.  Police spoke with two males and one female and discovered that the female was on conditions to not contact or communicate with the renter of the apartment.  As a result, the female was taken into police custody for breaching her undertaking.  The accused was released on a Promise to Appear for the same date as her original charges in May.

May 21st, 2017

Police were conducting licence plate checks and located a vehicle that showed inactive and the owner to be suspended. Police conducted a traffic stop and confirmed that the vehicle was unregistered and the driver to be suspended.  As a result, a 30 year old resident of Winnipeg was charged with Drive an unregistered vehicle and Drive while Disqualified. The accused vehicle was impounded for a mandatory 30 day period.

During this reporting period, police issued 16 Provincial Offence Notices to drivers.  Out of those charged, 6 were for drivers caught using their cell phones while driving.  Police remind the public that over and above the usual safety concerns, this ticket carries a penalty of $203.80 and points against their licence.

 

May 8th  – May 15th, 2017

May 9th, 2017

Another warrant of arrest has been issued for 44 year old Jeffery Isaac Lee DYCK of Winkler.  DYCK is currently before the courts on the following charges:   Fail to attend court x3, Theft Under x2, Fail to comply with Probation Order,  Possession and Trafficking of a controlled substance, and Possession of property obtained by crime.  On May 9th, 2017 DYCK failed to attend Morden Provincial Court and an unendorsed warrant was issued for his arrest.  Anyone with information regarding his 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 10th, 2017

Members of the Morden Police Service received a 911 call to a family dispute at a residence in Morden. Police responded to the residence and learned that two family members had got into an argument.  One of the involved parties had already left prior to police arrival.  Police spoke with the remaining family members and the situation had calmed down.  No charges were laid as a result of this incident.

May 10th, 2017

Police received an emergency call of a two vehicle accident that occurred at the intersection of Highway 3 and Road 30 west of Morden. Police arrived on scene and assisted Morden Fire and Rescue who were already on scene.  Police learned that a car travelling southbound on Road 30, attempted to make a eastbound turn on Highway 3, in front of a westbound Pickup truck.  The occupants of the truck were treated and released by ambulance at the scene.  The occupants of the car had to be extracted by firefighters and were transported to the Boundary Trails Health Centre for further treatment.

May 12th, 2017

Police received a report of a lost cell phone in the Morden Park on this date between 11:30am and 12:15 pm. The phone is described as a black Samsung Galaxy Note Edge.  The cell phone also had the owners credit card, debit card and cash with it.  If the phone is located police are asking the finder to contact the Morden Police Service to have it returned to its owner.

May 13th, 2017

On this date at around 2:30 in the morning, police conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle for multiple violations. Police spoke with the driver and conducted checks of her drivers licence.  Police learned that the driver was Suspended and the 26 year old female from Winnipeg was issued a Provincial Offence Notice for Driving While Disqualified.  The vehicle was impounded for a mandatory 30 day period.

May 14th, 2017

Police were dispatched to a hang up call to a family dispute at a residence in Morden. Prior to hanging up on the operator, the caller had advised that they wanted an intoxicated family member removed from the residence.  Police responded to the address and spoke with several individuals and learned that one of the individuals had a warrant of arrest from Winnipeg Police.   Officers located the suspect attempting to flee out the back of the residence and were able to take him into custody.  The suspect was arrested under the Intoxicated Persons Detention Act and police confirmed that there was a Warrant for his arrest.  As a result, a 30 year old male resident of Morden was released on a Promise to Appear in Winnipeg Provincial Court in June.

May 14th, 2017

Members of the Morden Police Service were conducting licence plate checks and discovered a vehicle that was unregistered due to a missed time payment.  Police conducted a traffic stop and the driver was aware that the vehicle payment had not been made.  Police conducted checks on his drivers licence and discovered he was a suspended driver.   As a result, a 30 year old male was charged with Drive an Unregistered Vehicle, Drive While Disqualified and the vehicle was impounded for the mandatory 30 day period.

During this reporting period, police issued 15 Provincial Offence Notices to drivers. Out of those charged, 8 were for drivers caught using their cell phones while driving.  Police remind the public that over and above the usual safety concerns, this ticket carries a penalty of $203.80 and points against their licence.

 

May 1st – May 8th, 2017

May 1st, 2017

Members of the Morden Police Service received several 911 calls, to a disturbance at a residence, and one call from neighbors reporting screaming.   Police arrived on scene and were met by one of the parties advising police that the female suspect had thrown a bottle at her one year old causing the child to cry.  As police approached the residence, the suspect threw an object at police and slammed the door on officers.  Police entered the residence to arrest the suspect and she continued to resist the arrest.  While officers were dealing with the suspect, a male occupant became aggressive with officers and a conducted energy weapon was used to gain his compliance.  Police were able to get all parties safely removed from the residence and the child did not require medical attention.  As a result of this incident, a 31 year old female resident of Morden has been charged with Assault, Resisting Arrest, Breach of her Recognizance and 2 x Breach of her Probation Order.  The accused was remanded into police custody and she will appear in court at a later date.

May 2nd, 2017

A warrant of arrest has been issued for 44 year old Jeffery Isaac Lee DYCK of Winkler.  DYCK had been released on his own Recognizance on prior charges and failed to comply with the conditions of his release.  Anyone with information regarding his 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 4th, 2017

On this date at 10:00 am members of the Morden Police Service were investigating a suspicious vehicle that was stuck in drainage ditch at the Minnewasta Campground.   Upon arriving at the vehicle, police conducted a licence plate check and discovered that the vehicle had been reported stolen earlier in the morning from Roseau River.   Police observed the vehicle to have three female youths inside the vehicle.  All occupants were arrested by police and transported to the Morden Police Service.  As a result of this incident, three female youths, between the ages of 12 and 13, have been charged and will be appearing for court in Emerson, MB in July.  All youths were turned over to adult relatives and members of the Dakota Ojibway Police Service are assisting with the investigation.

May 5th, 2017

Police received a report of a lost cell phone which occurred somewhere between the Ecole Morden Middle School and the Morden Daycare.   The phone was described as a grey LG smart phone.   If this phone is located police are asking them to contact the Morden Police Service to return it to its owner.

May 6th, 2017

Police received a report from the victim advising that they had been contacted by the suspect, contrary to a Protection Order that was granted by the courts. Police received a formal statement from the victim and confirmed that the suspect had been served with the Protection Order.   Police continue to investigate this matter and charges are pending.

During this reporting period, police issued 4 Provincial Offence Notices for drivers caught using their cell phones while driving. Police remind the public that over and above the usual safety concerns, this ticket carries a penalty of $203.80 and points against their licence.

 

April 24th – May 1st, 2017

April 24th, 2017

Police received a report from a property owner that a disturbance had occurred at one of their properties the previous evening and asked police to assist with checking on the residence. Police learned that the tenant/victim had returned home in the early morning hours and found his ex girlfriend causing damage to the residence.    Upon entering the residence, the victim was assaulted by the accused, causing minor injuries to his facial area.    Police were contacted, as it was believed the accused might still be inside the residence causing damage.  Police attended to the residence and located the accused hiding in the bathtub.  Police observed the residence to have extensive damage and the accused was placed under arrest.  The accused had received minor injuries, as a result of causing damage to the residence, and she was taken to Boundary Trails Hospital for treatment.  As a result of this incident, the accused has been charged with Break, Enter and commit Mischief, Mischief to Property over $5000, Assault, and failing to comply with conditions to not contact or attend to the victim’s residence.  The accused was already on charge by both the Winnipeg Police Service and the Morden Police Service. The accused was remanded into police custody and transported to the provincial women’s jail for a future court appearance.

April 25th, 2017

Police received a report of a fraudulent computer scam that occurred to a Morden resident. The victim contacted police to explain they had been contacted through Facebook by a company offering to help fix their computer.  The company identified themselves as Super Anti-Spyware and had contacted the victim throughout the week.  The culprit(s) requested a payment of $300 in gift cards to complete the work on the victim’s computer.   The victim was alerted to this being a scam before any money had been transferred but may have allowed the culprit(s) access to their computer.

April 26th, 2017

In the early morning hours, members of the Morden Police Service conducted a traffic stop on a suspected Suspended Driver. While attempting to stop the vehicle, police observed the driver and front passenger to switch seats.  Police approached the vehicle and observed two young children inside the vehicle.  Police conducted checks on the driver and determined that he was Prohibited from Driving Canada Wide and had an Unendorsed Warrant issued for being unlawfully at Large.  The accused was supposed to be serving an intermittent jail sentence, on the weekends, and failed to show up as ordered.  The accused was taken into police custody and remanded to appear at a later court date.  As a result, the accused Steven Woodend of Roland, Manitoba has been charged with Driving while Prohibited, Driving without Motor vehicle Liability insurance, and for Breach of his Probation Order.

April 26th, 2017

Police received a call from a City employee regarding a suspicious substance that was found on Public Property. Police attended and recovered a small package labeled Exotic Extracts.  Inside the package, police discovered a substance known as “Shatter” – a powerful cannabis extraction that can be purchased through the internet. The package was seized and police continue to investigate the matter.

April 27th, 2017

While on general patrol, members of the Morden Police Service conducted a licence plate check on a vehicle and discovered that it was unregistered. Police conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle and determined the driver of the vehicle was also a Suspended driver.  As a result of the traffic stop, a 41 year old male resident of Morden has been charged with driving an unregistered vehicle and driving while disqualified.  The accused vehicle was impounded for a mandatory minimum of 30 days.

In the last reporting period, the Morden Police Service advised the public of a vehicle that was reported stolen from the 300 block of 11th street in Morden.  A subsequent investigation has revealed that the owner of the vehicle made a false report to police and the vehicle had not in fact been stolen.  As a result, police have arrested a 32 year old female resident of Morden for Public Mischief and she was released on a Promise to Appear in Morden Provincial Court in June.

 

April 17th – April 24th, 2017

April 19th, 2017

Police received a report of a theft from a motor vehicle from a residence on Conner Hill. The owner reported that the theft occurred sometime after 10 pm, the following evening while it was parked on their driveway.   The owner reported some money and personal chequebooks were stolen from the vehicle.  The owner observed other more expensive items had been left behind and the vehicle had been 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).

April 20th, 2017

Police received a call from a resident reporting that a female had shown up at their place crying and told them she had been in a fight with her boyfriend and had been assaulted by a female. Police attended to the residence and discovered that the accused had been at a local bar where she had been in an altercation with another female that was known to her.  After this assault, the accused confronted her boyfriend and struck him several times in the face, and at one point bit him.  The accused was arrested for the Domestic Assault and taken into police custody. While police were investigating this matter, the second female victim arrived on scene and was placed under arrest by officers for Assault and under the Intoxicated Persons Detention Act.  Both females were transported to the Morden Police Service.  As a result, a 19-year-old female resident of Morden has been charged with Domestic Assault and was released the following morning on a Promise to Appear in Morden court in May.  The second female was released when sober without charges.  Alcohol was a factor in these incidents.

April 20th, 2017

Police received a report from a citizen advising that around 11 am this date, while walking on Thornhill Street near Nelson Street, he was struck in the leg with a pellet.   The victim did receive minor injuries as a result of the incident but did not require medical attention.  Police have had similar incidents in the past near this same location.  Police are continuing to investigate this matter and ask anyone with information 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 20th, 2017

Police received a call from a local business advising that an individual had just left and refused to pay for a large food bill. Police attended to the area and spoke with staff members who indicated the suspect had also stole an item from the business before departing.   Police located the suspect nearby and observed the suspect carrying the stolen item.  The suspect was arrested for the Theft and taken into police custody.  The business had their property returned and wished to have the suspect banned from their property.  The suspect was apologetic and released without charges.

April 23rd, 2017

Police received a report of a stolen vehicle from the 300 block of 11th street in Morden.  The owner advised police that the vehicle was last seen at 8 pm the previous evening and was missing in the morning.   The vehicle was described as a 2004 grey 4 door Mazda.  A subsequent investigation revealed that the stolen vehicle had been abandoned in a field near Roland, Manitoba.  Police continue to investigate this matter and ask anyone with information 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).

During this period, members of the Morden Police Service issued 8 Provincial Offence Notices to Drivers for using their cell phones or other hand operated electronic devices while driving a vehicle. Police remind the public, that besides the overall safety issue, this offence carries a fine in the amount of $203.80 and points against their drivers licence.

 

April 10th – April 17th, 2017

April 11th, 2017

On April 11th, 2017 at 9:00pm, the Morden Police Service conducted a traffic stop on a suspicious vehicle near the corner of Wardrop Street and Birchwood Drive. After further investigation, police seized a quantity of pre-packaged cocaine from inside the vehicle. Both occupants were arrested and subsequently charged. Early the next morning, the Regional Support Tactical Team executed two search warrants in relation to these arrests.

As a result of the investigation, police seized over 40 grams of cocaine, 4 cellular phone devices, a scale, packaging materials, cutting agent, and a small amount of Canadian currency.

Shannon FONTAINE and Jennifer GIESBRECHT, both residents of Morden, have been charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance (Cocaine), Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking (Cocaine), and Possess Goods Obtained by Crime. Both accused were remanded into custody and released on conditions to appear in Morden Provincial Court in May.

April 12th, 2017

A member of the Morden Police Service attended and participated in the Pink Shirt Day – Anti bullying campaign- that was held at the Ecole Morden Middle School.  The police service is grateful for the opportunity to participate in school campaigns like this and found it very worthwhile.  Police were given the opportunity to address the crowd, amongst other presenters, to show their support for this now International message against bullying.

April 13th, 2017

Police received a complaint of Mischief caused to a vehicle that was parked near the back lane connecting 16th street to 17th street in Morden.  The victim reported that the culprit(s) used a black marker and wrote on the side of a white pickup truck.

Residents in the area have noticed other small acts of Mischief that occurred in this same area. Anyone with information regarding any of these 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).

April 15th, 2017

In the early morning hours, police received a report from a Morden resident of a suspicious vehicle that was parked in their bay.   Police attended to the area and located the suspect vehicle.  Upon speaking with the occupants, police detected a faint odor of marihuana coming from the vehicle.   A subsequent investigation revealed a small amount of marihuana which was destroyed by police.  Both adult occupants of the vehicle were given warnings for their actions and no charges resulted from this incident.

During this period, members of the Morden Police Service issued 9 Provincial Offence Notices to motorists. Out of these Offence Notices, 5 were issued for Drivers using their cell phones or other hand operated electronic devices while driving a vehicle.  Police remind the public that this offence carries a fine in the amount of $203.80 and points against their drivers licence.

 

April 3rd – April 10th, 2017

April 3rd, 2017

Morden Police service received a report of Mischief to a vehicle that occurred sometime between Friday March 31st and Saturday April 1st in the 100 block of 9th street.  The victim observed damage to their black Hyundai car and it appeared that the culprit(s) had hit the vehicle with a baseball bat causing extensive damage to the rear passenger side 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).

April 3rd, 2017                   

Members of the Morden Police Service were investigating the Theft of an Impact Driver / Drill from a Morden business owner. The suspect was known to the victim and had admitted to stealing the drill but agreed to return it.  Police had previously spoken with the suspect and warned him to return the drill or faces charges.  The drill was not returned and police, along with the assistance of the Winkler Police Service, located the suspect in Winkler.  The suspect was arrested for the Theft of the drill and police located a quantity of LSD (commonly referred to as Acid) and a quantity of Methamphetamines.  The accused was transported to the Morden Police Service and was remanded into custody.  The accused, a 44-year-old male resident of Winkler, has been charged with the following:  Theft Under $5000, Possession of a Controlled Substance, Possession of a Controlled Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking, and for Breaching his Probation.  The accused was transported to the Winnipeg Remand Centre and will appear in Morden Provincial Court at the end of the month.

April 4th, 2017

Police received a 911 call with the sounds of arguing and a struggle in the background. Police responded to the residence and discovered that there had been an altercation between two brothers, with one leaving the residence.    While police were speaking with one of the brothers, the other brother returned to the residence.   Police remained with the family to keep the peace and help resolve the situation.  No charges were laid as a result of this incident.

April 4th, 2017

Police received a report of a hit and run accident that occurred on this date around 11 am at the Morden COOP Grocery parking lot.   The owner of a dark grey Nissan Murano returned to their vehicle and noticed some large scrapes on the rear passenger side bumper area.  No information was left on the vehicle and no one took responsibility for the damage.  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 5th, 2017

Police received a report of another computer scam, which resulted in the loss of money. The victim told police they were contacted by an individual claiming to be from Windows and advising the victim of a virus on their computer.  The caller requested access to the victim’s computer to fix the problem. The victim was then directed to send approximately $2000 for payment through Western Union.  The victim made the transaction before discovering that this was a fraudulent act.

April 5th, 2017

Members of the Morden Police Service were conducting traffic enforcement on Thornhill Street and observed a vehicle being driven by an individual who was known to be a Suspended Driver. Police conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle and confirmed that the driver was in fact Suspended.   As a result, the 39-year-old male resident of Darlingford was issued a Provincial Offence Notice for Driving While Disqualified and the vehicle was impounded for a mandatory 30 day period

April 6th, 2017

Police received a report from the victim that advised an e-transfer, for a large amount of money, had been fraudulently sent from his account to a friend. The victim was notified of the e-transfer and it was not accepted by the friend.   The victim’s financial institution has been contacted and the matter is still under investigation.

April 7th, 2017

Members of the Morden Police Service responded to a 9-1-1 call to a residence in Morden.   Police arrived at the residence to discover that there was a family dispute between a father and his son.  Police remained at the residence to help keep the peace between the family members.  No charges were laid as a result of this incident.

April 8th, 2017

Police were on general patrol on Thornhill Street and observed a vehicle being operated by an individual believed to be a suspended driver. Police conducted a traffic stop and conducted checks on the driver. The driver licence checks confirmed the driver was Suspended.    As a result, the 33 year old male resident of Darlingford was issued a Provincial Offence Notice for Driving While Disqualified and the vehicle was impounded for a mandatory 30 day period.

 

March 27th, 2017 – April 3rd , 2017

March 27th, 2017

Morden Police Service has received a Warrant of Arrest for 23 year old Joshua Turner for Breaching the conditions of his Probation Order. Anyone with information regarding his 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).

March 27th, 2017

Police received a report of damage to a fence located near Buhler Drive entering the Wiebe Funeral Home property. Police attended to the area and located vehicle tire marks driving through and damaging the fence.  Police noted it appeared a northbound vehicle lost control, went through the fence and entered the ditch on the southside of Thornhill Street.  The vehicle marks showed the vehicle had difficulty exiting the ditch and continued eastbound into Morden.  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). Police are continuing to investigate this matter.

March 27th, 2017

Members of the Morden Police Service were on general patrol near Mountain Street and Parkhill Street and conducted a licence plate check on a vehicle. Police noted that the vehicle registration was inactive and conducted a traffic stop.  Upon further investigation police discovered that the vehicle was unregistered and the owner was a Suspended Driver.  As a result, a 30 year old Morden resident was charged with Driving an Unregistered Vehicle and Driving While Disqualified.  The vehicle was impounded for a mandatory 30 days.

March 28th, 2017

Police were following up on a complaint that young children were being left unattended by their parents at an address in Morden. Police attended to this residence and located four young children ages 3 through 8 home alone.  While speaking with the children they told police that their parent had just ran out for an errand.  While police were at the residence, the parent returned and confirmed they had just left the house for a short period.  Police have passed on all information to Child and Family Services and the investigation is ongoing.

March 30th, 2017

Police were conducting traffic enforcement on Thornhill Street and observed a vehicle known to police to be operated by a Suspended Driver. Police conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle and confirmed that the driver was in fact suspended.   As a result, a 46 year old resident of Morden has been charged with Driving While Disqualified.  The vehicle was impounded for the mandatory 30 days and has now been extended to 90 days of Impoundment.

March 31st, 2017

During the early morning hours, Police were on general patrol and observed a vehicle travelling at a high rate of speed. Police conducted a traffic stop and spoke with the occupants of the vehicle.  A subsequent investigation revealed that the passenger was in possession of controlled substances, including 1.7 grams of Marihuana and other paraphernalia related items.   As a result an 18 year old resident of Morden was given a caution for Possession of a Controlled substance and all items were relinquished to police for destruction.

March 31st, 2017

On this date members of the Morden Police Service responded to a 911 call of a Motor Vehicle Accident at the intersection of Thornhill Street and 3rd street in Morden.   Police arrived on scene with Fire and Ambulance to assist the motorists.  Police discovered that an eastbound vehicle attempted to make a north bound turn off Thornhill Street in front of an oncoming vehicle.  As a result, a 17 year old driver of the vehicle issued a Provincial Offence Notice for: Proceeding before safe to do so.

April 2nd, 2017

Police are currently investigating a complaint of a Historical Sexual Assault that occurred years ago. The victim and the accused are known to each other and police are investigating the matter.

 

March 13th – March 27th , 2017

March 13th, 2017

Police received an anonymous call around 2:10 am of a possible impaired driver leaving the Traveller’s Inn. Police attended and located a female sleeping in a vehicle matching the description.  The 41-year-old female was arrested under the Intoxicated Persons Detention Act and lodged in cells until sober.  She was released without charges.

March 15th, 2017

At 6:18 am, police received a call from a resident in Morden advising there was a male outside her window who was smoking marihuana. Caller believed she knew who this individual was and was also aware he was currently on probation.  Police attended and searched the area with negative results.  The caller admitted that she was not completely certain it was in fact this individual and really did not see the person.

March 15th, 2017

Received a call of a break and enter to a garage on Nelson Street in Morden. Suspects entered the unlocked garage and went through a vehicle parked inside, taking several items.  There was no damage to the garage or vehicle as both were left unlocked.  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 18th, 2017

Police responded to a fight in progress at Rock`s Bar & Grill parking lot around 2:05 am. Police spoke with witnesses who advised that two individuals had words, took off their shirt`s and began to fight outside.  Several individuals attempted to break up the fight.  One individual had a bloody nose as a result but did not require medical attention. A second individual had his tooth knocked out but did not know who hit him. Police eventually determined the two suspects who were fighting and one required medical attention due to a cut on his chin and loss of memory.  He was transported to Boundary Trails Health Centre for treatment and observation.  Neither of the individuals involved was interested in criminal charges but both were issued Provincial Offence Notices under the Liquor and Gaming Control Act for Disorderly Conduct in or around a Licensed Premise, which carries a fine of $673.65.

March 19th, 2017

At 4:07 am, police received a call from a female advising that she had been kicked in the face by her husband earlier and he is now passed out. Police attended the residence and spoke with the victim who was crying, but had no visible injuries.  The couple had got into an argument earlier, which resulted in the assault.  As police were speaking with the victim, she became uncooperative and started yelling at police.  The suspect was found in a bedroom intoxicated and sleeping. He was placed under arrest for assault.  As police escorted the accused out of the residence, the victim continued to yell at police.  The accused was lodged in cells until sober and released on a Promise to Appear in Morden Provincial Court in April.  A query through police dispatch later revealed the victim herself was on conditions as a result of being charged for Assault.  She was on a Recognizance with conditions to maintain a certain residency and to abstain from the consumption of alcohol.  As a result, the victim was also arrested for Breach of Recognizance and was remanded into custody.  She was transported to the Women`s Correctional Facility in Headingley where she awaits her next court appearance.

March 23rd, 2017

While conducting a traffic stop at 12:45 am for an obscured license plate, a check through police dispatch indicated the driver was on a Recognizance with a curfew of 10:00 pm to 6:00 am. The 37-year-old male was arrested for Breach of Recognizance and was released before a Justice on another Recognizance to appear in Morden Provincial Court in April.

March 23rd, 2017

At 9:20 pm, police observed a vehicle with a possible unlicensed driver. Police conducted a traffic stop and the driver immediately advised that he had weed in the vehicle.  The driver produced a Medical Marihuana card that indicated he was allowed to be in a possession of a certain quantity.  Police seized the marihuana, weighing 111 grams, along with the card for further investigation.

March 23rd, 2017

Police received a call at 2:29 am from a resident on River Road advising that a group of people just threw beer bottles on her driveway and house, breaking a window and damaging the siding. Police attended and observed a group of individuals walking down Nelson Street.  One individual ran into a house when he observed police.  He was apprehended but the 18-year-old male denied throwing any beer bottles.  Police spoke with other individuals in the group who also denied any involvement.  The investigation is continuing.

March 25th, 2017

While on general patrol around 2:00 am, police observed a vehicle on Mountain Street in Morden pull over to the curb to allow some pedestrians to get in. A check of the license plate on the vehicle came back as inactive.  The vehicle began travelling north on Mountain Street then turned onto Wardrop Street at a high rate of speed.  Emergency lights were activated and the vehicle was observed to go through an intersection without stopping at the stop sign. The vehicle accelerated and again, drove through another intersection without stopping at the stop sign.  The vehicle then entered a bay, could not exit, and came to a stop.  There were four passengers in the vehicle.  The driver was advised the reasons for the stop at which time he indicated that he also did not have a driver’s license.  A strong odor of liquor was detected on the driver who was asked to exit the vehicle.  The driver attempted to step out, but fell back into the vehicle.  He was arrested for impaired driving and transported to the Morden Police Service for tests.  The driver produced samples of his breath that were analyzed at 150 and 140mg%. The 18-year-old driver from Roland was charged with Drive Impaired, Drive over .08, Drive while Disqualified and Drive Motor Vehicle without Liability Insurance.  He will be appearing in Morden Provincial Court in May.

 

February 27th – March 13th , 2017

February 28th, 2017

At approximately 3:00 am, members of the Morden Police Service arrested a 20-year-old Winkler man for breaching the conditions of his undertaking.   The arrest was the result of the accused contacting the victim contrary to the conditions of his release.  The accused had previously been arrested and released by the Winkler Police Service for Assault Causing Bodily Harm, Uttering Threats and Assault against the female victim.  The accused was released on a Promise to Appear in Morden Provincial Court in April.

March 2nd, 2017

Police conducted a presentation to a group of 30 seniors at the Home Stead South. The presentation covered numerous safety issues including fraudulent internet / phone scams and motorized scooter safety.

March 3rd, 2017

Members of the Morden Police Service received a third party call of a domestic dispute at a residence in Morden. Police responded to the address and learned that a couple had been yelling at each other but no assaults had taken place.  Police discovered that there were children present at the time of the arguing and police helped mediate the situation.  No charges were laid as a result of this incident but Child and Family Services were contacted and notified of the situation.

March 4th, 2017

Members of the Morden Police Service received a call of a Break and Enter in progress from a homeowner. Police responded to the residence and located the homeowner.   Upon further investigation, it was determined that the suspect was a spouse who entered their house after the locks had been changed, without their knowledge.  The only items that were missing were personal items belonging to the spouse and no charges were laid as a result of this incident.

March 2nd, 2017

Police received a report that sometime on this morning, a semi trailer was stolen from a local business in Morden.  The trailer was described as a white 2001 Great Dane, 53 foot trailer with a refer unit at the front and was valued at approximately $9000.  Inside the trailer was approximately $35,000 worth of tools.  The trailer was parked on the lot, close to the street, and witnesses observed a semi tractor truck pull up and take the trailer away.   Police have since located the trailer and all of its contents.  The investigation is continuing.

March 7th, 2017

While on an unrelated call, police were advised by a resident of Mountain Street that his car had been stolen that morning sometime between 8:00 am and 10:00 am. Police obtained the particulars of the vehicle and entered it on a Canada Wide Police system as stolen.   The next day, members of the Morden Police Service were advised that the vehicle had been located in Portage La Prairie and the occupants were arrested.   The victim’s vehicle was recovered and police continue to investigate the matter.

March 7th, 2017

While on general patrol members recognized a vehicle, believed to be driven by a female suspect, who was wanted by the Winkler Police Service for a Break and Enter.   Police conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle and identified the driver as the suspect wanted by police.  The female driver was arrested and transported to the Morden Police Service for processing.  Members of the Winkler Police Service were contacted and attended and took custody of the suspect.

 

February 20th – February 27th, 2017 

February 20th, 2017

Police received a report of an ice shack vandalized on Lake Minnewasta. The owner reports that sometime last week, he noticed a window was smashed in his ice shack.  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, 2017

Around 10:45 pm this date, an off duty police officer reported a disturbance at the Access Event Centre in Morden. Several individuals were observed to be intoxicated, yelling and swearing at people as they left the centre.  Police attended and observed two of the individuals with beer in their hands.  As a result, one adult male was charged with consuming liquor in a public place and one male youth charged with consuming liquor by a minor.  Another male youth had an endorsed Warrant for Arrest out of Brandon for Break & Enter.  He was arrested and released on a Promise to Appear in Brandon Provincial Court in March.  Two other individuals, one adult and one youth, were arrested for breach of undertaking for failing to abstain from the consumption of alcohol and another for failing to abide by a curfew.  They will be appearing in Morden Provincial Court in March.

February 22nd, 2017

A 46-year-old male is facing a charge of mischief for vandalizing a vehicle as well as two counts of breach of probation. Police received a complaint from a victim who witnessed a neighbor break the antenna off her car.  The accused was arrested for mischief and was released on a Promise to Appear in Morden Provincial Court in March.  He is also on two separate Probation Orders with conditions to keep the peace and be of good behavior.  Alcohol appears to have been a factor in this incident.

February 24th, 2017

A 15-year-old youth is charged with breach of probation for failing to comply with conditions to report to a probation officer. The youth was charged in May of 2016 for two counts of theft and remanded to January 22nd, 2017.  The youth was ordered to report to her probation officer by a certain date but failed to do so.  She will be appearing in Morden Provincial Court in April.

February 24th, 2017

Police received a call around 11:20 pm from a resident in Morden advising that a male just came to her door asking her to call police regarding a domestic assault. The caller advised that she could hear a lot of yelling coming from the neighbor’s residence. Police attended the residence and spoke with a witness who observed her sister assault her boyfriend several times by slapping him.  The 31-year-old female was arrested for assault and lodged in cells over night until sober, as alcohol was a factor in this incident.  The accused will be appearing in Morden Provincial Court in March.

February 26th, 2017

A 43-year-old Brandon woman is charged with three counts of failing to comply with a recognizance after showing up at a residence in Morden. Around 1:30 am, police received a call from a victim reporting that he just moved to Morden and is on a no contact order with the accused and the accused is on a no contact order with him.  The accused refused to leave his residence so the victim left and went to a relative’s house for the night.  The victim advised that the accused is probably still at the residence.  Police attended the residence and located the accused sleeping in the living room.  She was arrested for failing to comply with a recognizance by failing to abide by a curfew, failing to maintain her residence as well as breaching her no contact/communication condition with the victim.   The accused was remanded into custody and transported to the Women’s Correctional Facility in Headingley.  She will be appearing in Portage Provincial Court February 27th.

 

February 13th – February 20th  , 2017

February 13th, 2017

On this date a member of the Morden Police Service was returning to Morden, from the Boundary Trails Hospital, on an unrelated call as a grey Mitsubishi Lancer exited the City of Morden at an extreme rate of speed. Police captured the vehicle speed on radar at a speed of 172 km/h entering the 100 km/h zone.   Police conducted a traffic stop on the suspect vehicle and issued a Provincial Offence Notice to the driver.  A 21 year old driver from Reinfeld was charged with speeding and given a fine in the amount of $ 992.75.

February 14th, 2017

Members of the Morden Police Service attended to the City of Winkler to conduct curfew checks on individuals who were recently charged by the Morden Police Service. Both accused had been released on conditions to observe curfews from 10 pm to 7 am.   Members of the Morden Police Service attended to both accused addresses and neither were home.  As a result, police have charged two female residents of Winkler with fail to comply with the conditions of their undertakings.  Both females were given dates to appear in Morden Provincial Court in March.

February 15th, 2017

Members of the Morden Police Service received a report of Theft from a business located on North Railway Street in Morden.   The owner of the store advised police that a suspect had left the store without paying for a pair of Mukluks valued at $100.  The suspect is described as female, approximately 40-50 years of age, short stocky build with dirty blonde hair.  The Mukluks are described as homemade and black in color, size 8, with bright beading and white fur inside.  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 16th, 2017

A hit and run accident was reported that occurred on February 13th between 6:30 pm and 8:00 pm in the parking lot of St. Paul’s United Church in Morden. The owner returned to her vehicle and noticed damage to the rear door of her 2012 Dodge Caravan.  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 17th, 2017

Police received a report of an erratic driver on Highway #3 entering the City of Morden from the east.   The caller was able to provide police with a description of the vehicle and the license plate.   Members of the Morden Police Service attended to Thornhill Street and located the suspect vehicle in a gas station parking lot.  Police spoke with the driver and two occupants of the vehicle and determined the driver had an odor of liquor on her breath.  A subsequent search of the vehicle revealed a quantity of marihuana, liquor and other drug related paraphernalia.   As a result , police charged a 19 year old female resident of Carman with failing to comply with the conditions of her license by having alcohol in her blood.  A 19 year old resident of Morden was given a warning for possession of Marihuana and relinquished all items to police for destruction.

February 19th, 2017

Police received a call of a Break and Enter in progress to a house trailer in Morden. Police were provided with a description and license plate of a suspect vehicle leaving the area.    While responding to the call, police located the suspect vehicle and conducted a traffic stop.   Police observed four occupants inside the vehicle, along with open containers of alcohol.  Police spoke with the occupants and determined that it was the homeowner who had locked himself out of his own residence.   As a result, police charged the 27 year old driver with Carrying Liquor in a vehicle contrary to the Liquor and Gaming Control Act.

February 19th, 2017

Police are currently seeking the public’s assistance in locating a stolen pickup truck from the 100 block of 7th street.   The victim advised police that he had parked the vehicle on the street overnight and noticed it missing in the morning.  The vehicle is described as a white 2009 Ford F 250 with Manitoba License plate GGP 108.  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 23rd – January 30th , 2017

Total Calls for Service – 66

Impaired Operation of a Motor Vehicle – 1

Controlled Drugs & Substances (possession & possession for the purpose of trafficking) – 4

Other Criminal Code (mischief over $5000, breach of protection order) – 6

Traffic Accidents / Fail to stop or remain at the scene of an accident – 2

Highway Traffic Act Offences (charges & warnings) – 4

Assist General Public (suspicious persons/vehicles, attempted fraud, domestic dispute, missing person, emergency hang up) – 16

Other Police Activities (alarms, criminal record checks, assist other agencies, Lost / Found Property, K9 assistance, mental health act, 24 hour suspension) –  33

January 23rd, 2017

Police were dispatched through Provincial 911 to a house fire on Gilmour Street in Morden. Officers arrived on scene with members of the Morden Fire and Rescue and observed the residence to be engulfed in smoke.  A subsequent investigation revealed that a furnace motor was the cause of the smoke and all occupants of the residence were safe. 

January 24th, 2017

Police were on general patrol and observed a vehicle pull off Highway #3 into the parking lot of a local business. Police observed the vehicle to be operated in a suspicious manner and conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle.  Police spoke with the occupants of the vehicle and through a subsequent investigation they were detained for a drug investigation. Police located several baggies containing a crystal substance believed to be Methamphetamine.  Two of the occupants were subsequently arrested and the drugs and drug paraphernalia were seized.  The 36 year old female driver of the vehicle and a 34 year old female passenger of the vehicle, both from Winkler, are facing charges of Possession of a controlled substance to wit:  Methamphetamine.  Both females were released on Promises to Appear in Morden Provincial Court on a later date.

January 25th, 2017

Police received a call from an employee at a local business advising police of a possible Impaired driver. The employee explained that the driver was confronted and then left the scene on foot.  While police were responding to the business the suspect returned to the vehicle and drove away.   The employee was able to provide police with a description of the suspect and the vehicle.   Members of the Morden Police patrolled and located the suspect vehicle and conducted a traffic stop.  While the police vehicle was stationary with the emergency lights activated, the suspect vehicle began rolling back towards the police cruiser, and police had to activate the siren to get the vehicle to stop.  Police attended to the driver side of the vehicle and observed the suspect driver to be holding an open can of beer.  The driver had difficulty unlocking the vehicle doors and leaned heavily on the door to exit the vehicle.  The vehicle again began rolling back towards the police cruiser and the suspect had to put the vehicle in park.  Police observed a heavy odor of liquor on the accused breath and several signs of Impairment.  The accused was arrested for Impaired Driving and transported to the Morden Police Service where he provided breath samples almost 3 times the legal limit.   Wesley John HOFER of the R.M of St. Anne has been charged with Impaired Driving, Driving over .08 and carrying liquor in a vehicle contrary to the Liquor and Gaming Control Act.  HOFER was released on a Promise to Appear in Morden Provincial Court in February.

January 27th, 2017

On this date at approximately 10:30 pm police were alerted to some suspicious activity at the Morden Collegiate Institute Bus loop area. Police attended to the area and observed several vehicles that were parked there had been damaged.  Police are continuing to investigate the damage to the vehicles.  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 28th, 2017

On this date members of the Morden Police Service were on general patrol on Thornhill Street when they were flagged down by a pedestrian. Police spoke with the male who requested police assistance with his girlfriend who was drunk and jumping into traffic.  While taking the report police observed a female walk out into the travel lane portion of the highway causing a vehicle to stop.   Police attended to the female and observed several signs of intoxication.  The female was subsequently arrested by police, for her own safety, and lodged in police cells until sober.

January 28th, 2017

While on a call at a residence in Morden members of the Morden Police Service came in contact with a youth who was showing signs of intoxication and police could detect an odor of burnt marihuana. Police located approximately 71 prescription pills that are known to be sold in Morden.   The accused young person was arrested and police located a substance believed to be “shatter”, a street name for a potent form of Cannabis Resin.   Police took the individual into custody and was transported to the Morden Police Service.   Police were successful in obtaining a Search Warrant for the residence and seized the drugs and paraphernalia.  The 17 year old youth is facing charges of Possession of a Controlled Substance and Possession of a Controlled Substance for the purpose of Trafficking.   The youth was released on a Promise to Appear, with conditions of an undertaking, to appear in Morden Provincial Court for a later date.   Police are continuing to investigate this matter.

 

January 9th – January 23rd, 2017

Total Calls for Service – 94

Break and Enter, Residence – 1

Theft Under $5000 – 1

Frauds – 1

Other Criminal Code (breach of a court orders, Mischief, utter threats) – 5

Highway Traffic Act Offences (charges & warnings) – 11

Municipal By Laws – 3

Fail to Stop or Remain after Accident – 4

Traffic Accidents – 5

Assist General Public (suspicious persons/vehicles, attempted fraud, domestic dispute, missing person, emergency hang up) – 26

Other Police Activities (alarms, criminal record checks, assist other agencies, Lost / Found Property, Mental Health Act, 24 hour suspension) – 30

January 13 th, 2017

Police received a report of a hit and run accident that occurred sometime on January 10th between 10am and 1pm while parked at Agassiz Medical Centre.  Damage was to the front passenger side of a Grey 2015 Jeep Cherokee Sport.  Anyone with information regarding this incident is requested 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).

Police arrested an adult male on behalf of the St Pierre RCMP who was wanted in connection with a Break and Enter to a residence and Armed Robbery incident that took place in Niverville, Manitoba January 3rd, 2017.  Morden Police received information the accused may be at a residence in Morden.  Police attended and arrested the male without incident.  He was subsequently turned over to RCMP.

January 17 th, 2017

Police attended to the scene of an accident at the corner of 5th and Thornhill.  One driver was attempting to leave the scene without exchanging particulars.  Police attended and ensured the proper information was exchanged.  Public is reminded that you are required to exchange particulars with the other driver in any accident regardless of the amount of visible damage.

Police received a call for assistance at a residence. The homeowner believed a person she had a protection order from may be inside her residence as she had seen him earlier in the day.  He was also on an order not to attend the City of Morden.   Police attended and were met at the door by the accused person.  He was immediately placed under arrest for breaching his court order and for break and enter to the residence.  He was subsequently remanded into custody and appeared in Portage La Prairie Provincial court the next morning.  He remains in custody.

January 19th, 2017

Police received a complaint from a local business that had a truck battery core stolen from outside their business during the early morning hours.   They reviewed surveillance video and observed a person pull up in a car and load the item into their vehicle.  Police were able to identify the vehicle and suspect.  Investigation is continuing with charges pending.

Police received a complaint about a snowmobile traveling at a fast rate of speed on a sidewalk in the 100 block of 8th street.  Police were unable to locate the snowmobile.  The Off Road Vehicle Act and City Bylaws prohibit the operation of snowmobiles on sidewalks.  Snowmobiles are also restricted to lower speeds on the roadway.  Please refer to the City of Morden website or the Manitoba Off Road Vehicles Act website for information on snowmobile bylaws and safe operation.

January 20th, 2017

Police received a driving complaint about a westbound vehicle driving into Morden with a possible impaired driver weaving on the roadway. .  Police met the vehicle and pulled it over.  The driver was not impaired but was having trouble seeing the road due to foggy conditions.  A subsequent check revealed the driver had a warrant for his arrest.  He was subsequently arrested and later released after being issued court documents to appear at a later date.

January 21st, 2017

Police received a report of numerous harassing phone calls to a Morden resident.   He was having a disagreement with another person who was calling him upset.  Police spoke to the caller and advised to quit calling the resident or face charges.  The phone calls stopped.

A reminder to the public about the 11th and Thornhill intersection near Maple Leaf School. Police are still receiving many complaints about vehicles running the red light while crossing guards are present.   Please take extra caution through this intersection and ensure you are obeying the traffic lights and be aware of pedestrians in the area.    Police have been charging drivers as a result of the complaints.

 

January 2nd – January 9th, 2017

Total Calls for Service – 85

Robbery (other offensive weapons)  – 2

Assault with a Weapon – 1

Theft Under $5000 – 4

Other Criminal Code (breach of a court order, Mischief, utter threats) – 6

Highway Traffic Act Offences (charges & warnings) – 1

Municipal By Laws – 20

Fail to Stop or Remain after Accident – 5

Assist General Public (suspicious persons/vehicles, attempted fraud, domestic dispute, missing person, emergency hang up) – 23

Other Police Activities (alarms, criminal record checks, assist other agencies, Lost / Found Property, K9 assistance, mental health act, 24 hour suspension) – 23

January 4th, 2017

Police received a report of a hit and run accident that occurred sometime on December 30th in the parking lot at 14 Connor Hill Drive in Morden. The owner of a grey 2004 Toyota Matrix noticed damage to the front bumper but no information was left with the 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).

January 4th, 2017

Police received a report of a hit and run accident that occurred on December 23rd between 4:45 and 10:00 pm while parked on Shannon Crescent in Morden. The driver of a 2007 Pontiac G6 returned to their vehicle and noticed a large dent on the driver’s side 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).

January 4th, 2017

Police received a report of a hit and run accident that occurred this date between 5:00 and 5:40 pm. The owner of a blue 1997 Honda Civic parked her vehicle on 9th Street at the corner of Stephen Street in Morden.   She received a phone call shortly after from a friend advising that they noticed damage to the front end of her vehicle.  Damage was to the front driver’s side front bumper of the vehicle that now had white colored paint from the suspect 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).

January 5th, 2017

A 27-year-old female is facing a multitude of charges including two counts of armed robbery. At approximately 12:04 am, 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.  The suspect is seen attempting to open the cash register at the vendor location but is unsuccessful in gaining entry.  At approximately 5:27 pm this same 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.  The suspect left two toddlers at home alone, ages 6 and 3, for several hours while out performing these criminal acts.  Kimberly Dawn Bjarnason of Morden is 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.  The accused was remanded into custody and transported to the Women’s Correctional Facility in Headingley and will be appearing in Portage Provincial Court January 9th.

January 5th, 2017

At approximately 9:00 pm, police responded to a 911 call of a vehicle fire on Wardrop Street in Morden. Police attended to a residence along with Morden Fire & Rescue to find a minivan on a driveway with the front end fully engulfed in flames.  The blaze was extinguished by Fire & Rescue without any further damage.  The owner of the vehicle was asleep at the time and advised that he plugged in his vehicle before retiring for the night.

January 8th, 2017

Police are investigating a theft of copper wire from GlenRon Electric in Morden. Sometime overnight, suspects attended to the rear portion of the business and removed spools of copper wire.  The exact amount taken is unknown at this time but believed to be a value in excess of $1000.00.  Police are continuing their investigation and ask anyone with information regarding this incident 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 8th, 2017

Police are also investigating damage to a window at Town & Country Grooming located 239 Stephen Street in Morden. A rock was thrown at a window located on the west side of the business.  The damage broke the outside pane of glass leaving the inside pane intact.  Anyone with information regarding this incident 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 19th, 2016 – January 2nd, 2017

Total Calls for Service – 90

Break and Enter to a Dwelling – 1

Assaults (Sexual, Domestic) – 3

Theft Under $5000 – 1

Other Criminal Code (breach of a court order, Mischief, utter threats) – 7

Highway Traffic Act Offences (charges & warnings) – 7

Municipal By Laws – 7

Fail to Stop or Remain after Accident – 2

Assist General Public (suspicious persons/vehicles, attempted fraud, domestic dispute, missing person, emergency hang up) – 36

Other Police Activities (alarms, criminal record checks, assist other agencies, Lost / Found Property, K9 assistance, mental health act, 24 hour suspension) – 26

December 19th, 2016

Police received a report from the victim, that on the previous day, his vehicle was damaged by an individual that was known to him. The victim explained that he was travelling in his vehicle and observed the suspect to be upset and yelling at him over a past incident.   The victim continued to drive away but was followed by the suspect, who continued to yell and swear at him, and he began punching the driver side of his vehicle.  The victim again drove away but was followed to the next intersection, where the suspect continued to yell and swear at him, and began punching the passenger side of his vehicle.  Police observed numerous dents on both sides of the victim’s vehicle.  Police obtained a formal statement from the victim and charges are pending against the suspect.

December 21st , 2016

On December 8th, 2016 police received a report of a Hit and Run accident that occurred outside a local Morden business.   The victim completed a Traffic Accident Report with police but no suspect was identified as no information had been left with the victim.  On this date the suspect attended to the Morden Police Service, as a result of reading a prior Police Media Release, and believed they were responsible for the damage to the victims vehicle.  Police were able to determine that the suspect vehicle had caused the damage and as a result a 76 year old resident of Morden was charged under the Highway Traffic Act for failing to exchange particulars at the scene of an accident.

December 23rd , 2016

Police received a report of a hit and run accident that occurred on this date between 7:00 and 8:30 am in the parking lot by Shifters in Morden. The driver of a 2015 grey Chrysler 200 returned to their vehicle and noticed the driver side of the vehicle to be dented and scraped. 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).

December 26th, 2016

Police received a call from a resident reporting that he believed an assault had occurred inside his residence. Police attended to the residence and spoke with two parties that had been involved in a dispute.  The two suspects were known to each other and confirmed that an argument escalated to the point of pushing and shoving, with one of the parties being struck.  Both parties were cooperative with police and did not want charges laid in this incident.

December 29th, 2016

Police received a call from the victim reporting that she had received a phone call from an individual from whom she had a Protection Order. The accused had told the victim that he would be at her residence shortly, contrary to his conditions not to attend the City of Morden and Not to Contact the Victim.  Police attended to the area but were unable to locate the accused.   While police were speaking with the victim, the accused contacted her again and police took the phone and were able to recognize the accused voice.  At the time of the call, police believed the accused to be residing in another jurisdiction away from Morden.  The next day the accused was located by police, on the same street as the victim, and he was arrested.  The 53 year old male was charged with Breaching a Protection Order and 2 counts of Breaching his Probation Order.  The accused was remanded into custody and transported to the Winnipeg Remand Centre to await his next court appearance.

December 30th, 2016

Police received a report of a Theft that occurred sometime between 12 noon and 12:30 pm from their business located in the 300 block of Stephen Street.   The victim advised police that they had heard someone enter the business, between those times, but did not notice anything missing until a short time later.  The victim is now missing a brown brief case described as having a top flap with a shoulder strap, and a black Ipad mini.   Police received a description of a person of interest who was in the area at the time.  Police are wishing to speak with this person described as a short female, approximately 40 years of age and who was wearing a white jacket.  Police continue to investigate this matter.

December 31st, 2016

Police received a call from a female victim reporting that she been assaulted by a male suspect. The victim reported that she had gone to sleep with her boyfriend and awoke to male acquaintance who was touching her in a sexual manner.  The suspect was confronted by the boyfriend and fled the residence upon police arrival.   Police continued to investigate the matter and the suspect was located later in the day and arrested.   A 49 year old resident of Winkler has been charged with Sexual Assault and  breaching the conditions of his Undertaking.  The accused was released on more conditions and will be appearing in Morden Provincial Court in February.

January 1st, 2017

Police received a report of an attempted Break and Enter to a residence in the 100 block of 9th Street.  Police attended to the victims’ residence and located extensive damage to a rear door that opens into the attached garage portion of the residence.  The suspect(s) are believed to have pryed at this door but were unable to gain entry into the residence. The homeowners had left their house the evening prior and returned on this date to see the damage.  Anyone with information regarding this crime 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 12th – December 19th, 2016

Total Calls for Service – 54

Have Stolen Goods – 1

Other Criminal Code (fail to attend court, breach of undertaking, utter threats) – 4

Motor Vehicle Accident – 2

Highway Traffic Act Offences (charges & warnings) – 7

Fail to Stop or Remain after Accident – 5

By-Laws – 3

Assist General Public (suspicious persons/vehicles, attempted fraud, domestic dispute, missing person, emergency hang up) – 15

Other Police Activities (alarms, criminal record checks, assist other agencies, Lost / Found Property, K9 assistance, mental health act, 24 hour suspension) – 17

December 12th, 2016

Police received a call around 9:45 pm regarding a female screaming and a disturbance at a residence. Police attended to find a male and female at the residence but they denied anything was wrong.  There were no signs of any assault or reports of a threat.  Police departed the residence and ran a check on the couple that indicated the male individual was on an undertaking with conditions not to communicate with the female due to previous charges of uttering threats to kill just three days previous.  Police returned to the residence and arrested the 31-year-old Morden man for breach of undertaking.  He will be appearing in Morden Provincial court in January.

December 13th, 2016

There were no injuries as a result of a motor vehicle accident at the intersection of Thornhill Street and Nelson Street around 9:00 am this date. A vehicle was travelling west bound on Thornhill Street with a second vehicle east bound.  The eastbound vehicle attempted to turn north onto Nelson Street and was struck by the westbound vehicle.  Both vehicles required towing from the scene.

December 13th, 2016

Police received a report of a hit and run accident that occurred on December 8th between 5:20 and 5:30 pm in the parking lot by Little Caesars in Morden. The driver of a 2012 grey Toyota Camry was travelling through the parking lot when a vehicle backed out of a parking spot and contacted their vehicle, causing damage to the passenger’s front door.  The driver of the suspect vehicle continued to back out and left the parking lot.  A description of the suspect vehicle was not obtained.   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).

December 13th, 2016

Police received a report of another hit and run accident that occurred on December 11th in the Giant Tiger parking lot in Morden. The driver of a 2009 grey GMC Sierra truck returned to their vehicle and noticed the entire passenger side dented and scraped.  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).

December 14th, 2016

There were no serious injuries as a result of a pedestrian motor vehicle accident at the intersection of Thornhill Street and 5th Street in Morden. Around 12:05 pm, a 12-year-old male activated the crosswalk lights and was half way through the first lane when a vehicle coming off of 5th Street turned onto Thornhill Street and contacted the pedestrian’s right leg.  The driver of the vehicle stopped to check on the pedestrian to ensure he was not injured.  Police are continuing their investigation.

December 14th, 2016

Police have a Warrant for Arrest for 29-year-old Joseph Russell Mitchell of Roseau River, Manitoba for failing to attend court. Mitchell was before the courts on charges of mischief, theft, possession of break in instruments and two counts of failing to attend court.  On November 10th, Mitchell was released on a Recognizance to attend Morden Provincial Court on November 24th and then remanded to December 13th, but failed to show up.  Anyone with information regarding Mitchell’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).

December 15th, 2016

A snowboard stolen 8 years ago has been returned to its rightful owner. The victim called police to advise she reported her snowboard stolen 8 years ago and just noticed one on Varage Sale identical to hers.  Police followed up and spoke with the seller who at first denied still having the snowboard and then changed his story several times as to where he got it from.  Eventually, the snowboard was turned over to police and returned to the owner.  There were no charges as a result of this incident.

December 15th, 2016

Police received a call from an individual who just witnessed a hit and run accident that occurred on the Esso gas bar parking lot in Morden. A vehicle was observed backing out of its parking spot and scraping the passenger’s side rear portion of another vehicle.  The suspect vehicle then drove off without stopping to check on damages or to leave their information.  Police followed up with the owner of the suspect vehicle from the license plate number provided by the witness.  The driver of the vehicle at the time of the accident was a 16-year-old female who admitted to hitting the vehicle, but was scared and drove off.  The driver was charged with leaving the scene of an accident without exchanging information.

December 15th, 2016

Police received a 911 call of a motor vehicle accident at 9th Street and Wardrop Street in Morden.  A vehicle was stopped on 9th Street facing northbound at Wardrop Street.  The driver was waiting for a pedestrian to cross, but eventually proceeded into the intersection and did not see a vehicle travelling eastbound on Wardrop Street.  Two passengers were examined at the scene by paramedics and released without any serious injuries.  Both vehicles required towing from the scene.

December 16th, 2016

Police are seeking information from a driver involved in an accident that occurred on December 12th around 2:00 pm.  The victim was parked on Stephen Street facing west across from the Agassiz Medical Centre.  A red truck drove past, coming in contact with the victim’s mirror.  The suspect driver pulled over and spoke with the victim about the accident, but forgot to exchange particulars.  Both vehicles have damage to their side mirrors.  The driver is asked to contact the Morden Police Service at 822-4900 to provide their information regarding this accident.

 

December 14th, 2016

A 52-year-old Morden man who was charged back in August for reporting there would be a terrorist attack during the 2016 Corn & Apple Festival has pled guilty to Public Mischief. The week leading up to the festival, Morden Police received information from the accused with specific details about a terrorist attack during the Corn & Apple Festival.  The report was confirmed several times with the accused to ensure that his information was accurate, which he assured police it was.  As a result of this information, police contacted the National Security Enforcement Section to assist with the investigation.  After several interviews and many hours involving resources from several agencies, the accused admitted that the information was not factual.  The accused appeared in Morden Provincial Court November 24th and received a fine of $1300.00, a period of Probation as well as required to reimburse all police agencies for costs totaling $4,551.00 in the many hours that were spent as a result of this investigation.

 

December 5th – December 12th, 2016

Total Calls for Service – 45

Break & Enter (residential) – 1

Theft under $5000.00 – 1

Fraud (cheque) – 1

Other Criminal Code (utter threats) – 2

Motor Vehicle Accident – 2

Highway Traffic Act Offences (charges & warnings) – 2

Fail to Stop or Remain after Accident – 2

By-Laws – 1

Assist General Public (suspicious persons/vehicles, attempted fraud, domestic dispute, missing person, emergency hang up) – 9

Other Police Activities (alarms, criminal record checks, assist other agencies, Lost / Found Property, K9 assistance, mental health act, 24 hour suspension) – 24

December 5th, 2016

Police have charged a 26-year-old female from Morden with three counts of Obtaining Credit by Fraud or False Pretence. The female  attended the Giant Tiger store Morden, stocked her shopping cart and then proceeded to the checkout.  When at the checkout, she asked to return some items in order to get credit because the store has a no receipt return policy.  The female signed a receipt and received credit for the items the she never did initally pay for.  The accused was arrested and admitted to purchasing some items from the store that day with the credit and then returned the next day to purchase more items with the remaining credit.  The total amount of credit obtained was approximately $111.00.  The accused was released on a Promise to Appear in Morden Provincial Court in January.

December 5th, 2016

Police are investigating the fraudulent use of a debit card after the owner forgot to remove their card from the automated teller machine. The owner used the bank card at the ATM around 2:00 pm on the 2nd of December and then realized she either forgot her card or lost it.  She checked her account later and noticed several transactions using her debit card at locations in Morden and some in Winkler.  Police are continuing their investigation.

December 5th, 2016

Police received a report of a hit and run accident that occurred on November 25h around noon in the parking lot of Décor Cabinets in Morden. The owner returned to his vehicle to find damage to the right front fender and signal light of his 2006 black Honda Civic.  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).

December 9th, 2016

There was an attempted break in at Boundary Plumbing and Heating located on Stephen Street in Morden. No one had been at the business over the last couple of days due to the weather but today, employees noticed pry marks on the back door.  Suspects did not gain entry into the building.  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).

December 9th, 2016

Police received a report of another hit and run accident that occurred on December 6th between 8:45 am and 5:00 pm in the parking of the Family Services building on North Railway Street in Morden. The owner returned to the vehicle to find damage to the driver’s side rear fender of their 2012 grey Cadillac SRX.  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).

December 9th, 2016

A 911 call was received of a four-vehicle accident at the corner of 2nd Street and Thornhill Street in Morden.  Fire Rescue and ambulance were also dispatched.  Police attended to find that a vehicle was travelling east on Thornhill Street in the median lane.  A second vehicle was travelling west bound on Thornhill Street in the curb lane.  The first vehicle made a left turn north onto 2nd Street and was struck on the passenger’s side by the westbound vehicle.  As a result, the first vehicle was pushed into a third vehicle that was stopped facing southbound on 2nd Street at the stop sign and then pushed back into a fourth vehicle behind.  Two occupants of the first vehicle received minor injuries and one was transported by ambulance to Boundary Trails Health Centre for further observation.  Two of the vehicles required towing from the scene.

December 9th, 2016

Police have charged a 31-year-old Morden man with two counts of uttering threats as well as one count of possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose. Police were called around 9:00 pm regarding two people who attended a residence to pick up some personal items.  As they drove past the house, the accused exited the home holding a knife in his hand. The people remained in their vehicle and began to drive away as the accused ran down the driveway swinging the knife.  After driving away, one of the individuals received a phone call from the accused and stated he was going to kill her and the passenger in her car.  The accused was arrested and released on a Promise to Appear and Undertaking with conditions to have no contact or communication with the two victims.  He will be appearing in Morden Provincial Court in January.

December 11th, 2016

Police received a call around 4:55 am from a female requesting her intoxicated boyfriend be removed from the home, as he was upset and throwing things around. Police could hear yelling in the background and immediately attended.  The caller let police into the home and directed police to the bedroom where the suspect was.  The suspect, who showed signs of intoxication, immediately got upset and began swearing at police.  He was placed under arrest for breach of peace and escorted out of the home.  The suspect continued to be difficult, challenging police to remove his handcuffs to see what would happen.  The accused was lodged in cells and released later in the day when sober without charges.  Minutes later, police were called to the same residence advising the male was again out of control.  Police attended but found that the caller was in fact the one that appeared to be upset and causing the issues this time.  Neither reported any assault or threats and police remained on scene until one of the occupants left the residence to stay at another location.  No further action was required at this time.

December 11th, 2016

Multiple 911 calls were received around 10:15 pm of a male walking into traffic on highway #3 between the John Deere dealership and Morden. Police attended and found the male in the west bound lanes attempting to get into a vehicle.  Police approached the male who had a strong odor of liquor on his breath.  The accused was belligerent with police and tried to walk away.  He was arrested under the Intoxicated Persons Detention Act and lodged in cells overnight until sober.  He was released in the morning without charges.

 

November 28th – December 5th, 2016

Total Calls for Service – 59

Break & Enter (residential) – 4

Theft under $5000.00 – 2

Fraud (cheque) – 1

Other Criminal Code (mischief, breach of protection order, utter threats) – 10

Impaired Driving – 1

Motor Vehicle Accident – 1

Highway Traffic Act Offences (charges & warnings) – 3

By-Laws – 2

Assist General Public (suspicious persons/vehicles, attempted fraud, domestic dispute, missing person, emergency hang up) – 11

Other Police Activities (alarms, criminal record checks, assist other agencies, Lost / Found Property, K9 assistance, mental health act, 24 hour suspension) – 24

November 28th, 2016

Police received a call around 8:15 pm from a woman to report there was a man at her door who she had a Protection Order against with conditions not to have any contact or communication with her or to attend within 200 meters of her residence.

Police attended but the suspect was gone. The victim advised that she did not see the suspect but recognized his voice when he asked to be let in to the house.  At approximately 8:40 pm, the victim called police again to report the suspect was banging on her door.  Police immediately attended but again, the suspect was gone.  Police parked a distance from the residence and watched to find a male in a dark jacket and hoodie approach the victim’s door.  The male knocked at the door at which time officers approached and arrested the man.  The suspect is also on a Probation Order with the same conditions not to have any contact or communication with the victim or to attend within 200 meters of her residence.  He is also on charge for breaching the exact same order previously.  The 53 year old male, of no fixed address, is charged with 2 counts of disobey court order as well as 4 counts of breach of probation order. Due to his previous charges, he was remanded into custody and transported to the Winnipeg Remand Centre where he remains pending his next court appearance.

December 1st, 2016

A 16 year old youth is facing several charges including 2 counts of break & enter to a residence, 3 counts of trespass at night as well as breach of probation. Around 12:30 am, police received a call from a resident in Morden advising that a male just walked into his home and was high or intoxicated.  The homeowner kicked the male out and called police.  Police searched the area but were unable to find the suspect.  Then around 2:24 am, police received a second call from a resident advising that someone had just run through his back yard and now, observed this individual at his neighbors pulling on their door.  A description was provided of the male suspect who was now running through back yards on 1st Street in Morden.  Police attended and observed a male standing in a car port in the location of the incidents.  Police approached and the suspect ran into the back yard.  Police gave chase on foot and the suspect scaled several fences in back yards in an attempt to evade police. While searching for the suspect, another resident advised that a male just dropped a phone on the ground outside her door and had entered the porch area of their home.  The suspect also dropped an article related to drug use inside the porch.  At 3:00 am, police received a third call of an individual banging on a door to a residence. Police attended the area and observed a suspect running through yards.  Police again pursued the individual on foot but the suspect continued to try and get away.  Police were able to catch up to the suspect and tackled him to the ground.  The suspect continued to fight and struggle with police, but was eventually handcuffed.  Police later received more calls of this individual in back yards as well as going through vehicles and entering homes.  The youth will be appearing in Morden Provincial Court in January.

December 3rd, 2016

Police were on patrol around 2:20 am when they observed a vehicle turn northbound onto Mountain Street from Stephen Street, crossing over the centre line and then swerve back into its lane. The vehicle turned into Rock’s Bar & Grill parking lot and police followed. The male driver exited his vehicle and walked up to the vendor doors. Police activated emergency lights and approached the driver.  Police observed the individual had been drinking and requested a sample of his breath on a roadside screening device.  The driver registered a fail and was subsequently arrested for impaired driving and transported for further testing.  While searching the individual, some drug paraphernalia was found on his person as well.  An open bottle of liquor was also found inside the vehicle behind the driver’s seat.  Further testing resulted in blood alcohol readings of 200 and 220 mg%.  The 31-year-old driver from Morden is charged with Impaired Driving, Driving over .08 and As a Driver, carry Liquor in a vehicle contrary to the Liquor & Gaming Control Act.  He will be appearing in Morden Provincial Court in January.

 

November 21st – November 28th, 2016

Total Calls for Service – 71

Theft of motor vehicle – 1

Theft under $5000.00 – 1

Assault (common) – 4

Other Criminal Code (mischief, breach of probation) – 3

Fail to Stop & Remain after an Accident – 2

Highway Traffic Act Offences (charges & warnings) – 7

By-Laws – 1

Assist General Public (suspicious persons/vehicles, attempted fraud, domestic dispute, missing person, emergency hang up) – 25

Other Police Activities (alarms, criminal record checks, assist other agencies, Lost / Found Property, K9 assistance, mental health act, 24 hour suspension) – 27

November 21st, 2016

In 2014, a joint forces operation between Morden Police Service, Winkler Police Service and the RCMP called Project DENVER, targeted drug trafficking and criminal activity in the Pembina Valley area.  As a result, several individuals were charged with various offences.  One of these individuals recently appeared in Portage La Prairie Queen’s Bench Court and was found guilty of Trafficking in a Controlled Substance; namely cocaine.  The accused was found to be in possession of half a pound of cocaine.   Brett Ashton Krashel will appear back in court March 3rd, 2017 for sentencing.  Krashel was also charged in relation to this project and found guilty of 2 counts of Breach of Recognizance and received a fine.

November 22nd, 2016

Police received a report of damage to a window in a home on Wardrop Street, believed to have been caused by a BB or pellet gun. Last week, the owners of the home heard a noise but did not think anything of it until noticing today that one of their windows had a hole in it.  Police spoke with neighbors in the area but did not come up with any information related to the damage.  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).

November 23rd, 2016

Police received a report of a hit and run accident that occurred on November 19th between 6:00 pm and 9:00 pm in the parking lot of the Access Event Centre in Morden. The owner returned to their vehicle to find damage to the driver’s side door.  The vehicle that was damaged is a 2013 brown Honda Civic. 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).

November 25th, 2016

A 17 year old male youth has been charged with one count of possession of marihuana, possession for the purpose of trafficking as well as breach of probation following an incident this date. Around 10:10 am, police received an anonymous call advising there was an individual smoking marihuana by the Morden Collegiate. A description was provided and police attended to find the youth standing by the school with two other individuals.  The suspect had a strong odor of marihuana coming from his clothing and was arrested for possession.  The youth turned over four small baggies with marihuana along with a bat and box used to smoke marihuana.  Police spoke with the parents of the youth who advised that there was more marihuana at home in the youth’s backpack.   The youth is also on probation for a previous charge and will be appearing in Morden Provincial Court in January.

November 25th, 2016

Police received a call around 8:20 pm of a male and female arguing at the apartment on Stephen Street in Morden. The caller advised that a female voice was heard screaming to call the police.  Police attended the apartment and spoke to a male who advised that the couple was arguing over some medication that had gone missing.  The female indicated that the male slapped her across the face at which time she began yelling for someone to call police.  Also in the home was a child who confirmed having seen his dad slap his mom.  The male suspect was arrested for assault and removed from the home.  He was released on a Promise to Appear with an undertaking and conditions.  He is charged with one count of assault as well as one count of breach of probation.  He will be appearing in Morden Provincial Court in January.

November 26th, 2016

Police received a report of mischief to a vehicle, which may have happened while parked at Tim Horton’s in Morden. The owner parked his 2014 red Dodge Dart in the south parking lot around 10:30 pm and returned at 12:30 am to find scratches along the trunk and rear driver’s side panel of his vehicle.  The owner does not recall any damage to his vehicle before being at this location.  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).

November 26th, 2016

A 17-year-old female youth has been charged with taking a motor vehicle without the owner’s consent and as a novice driver, operate a class 5 vehicle without a supervising driver. The owner of the vehicle allowed the youth to be alone at her residence to wait for a ride.  Around 10:30 pm while at the residence, the youth located the owner’s keys to her vehicle and drove to Winkler without asking permission.  The youth returned to Morden using gravel roads and lost control of the vehicle, hitting the ditch.  The youth attempted to drive the vehicle out, but was unable to and called a tow truck.  The vehicle was pulled out of the ditch and the youth proceeded to drive the vehicle back to the residence and park it, with substantial damage caused to the front and back of the vehicle.  The owner confronted the youth at which time she admitted to taking the vehicle and causing the damage.  She will be appearing in Morden Provincial Court in January.

 

November 14th – November 21st, 2016

Total Calls for Service – 81

Theft under $5000.00 – 1

Assault (common) – 1

Other Criminal Code (mischief, breach of probation) – 6

Possession of a Controlled Substance – 1

Fail to Stop & Remain after an Accident – 1

Highway Traffic Act Offences (charges & warnings) – 18

By-Laws – 1

Assist General Public (suspicious persons/vehicles, attempted fraud, domestic dispute, missing person, emergency hang up) – 18

Other Police Activities (alarms, criminal record checks, assist other agencies, Lost / Found Property, K9 assistance, mental health act, 24 hour suspension) – 34

November 17th, 2016

A 16-year-old Morden youth is charged with two counts of failing to comply with a sentence or disposition. The youth was charged in December 2015 for trespassing at night as well as possession of property obtained by crime.   Part of his disposition was to complete community service work by a certain date, which he failed to do.  He will be appearing in Morden Provincial Court in January 2017.

November 17th, 2016

Police received a call around 6:00 pm of a suspicious vehicle parked in front of Video Visions in Morden with the occupants smoking marihuana. Police attended to find no one in the vehicle at the time but located the owner inside the laundry mat next door. The owner admitted to smoking a cigarette but not marihuana inside the vehicle.  Police attended to the vehicle with the owner and could detect a strong odor of marihuana.  Eventually, the owner produced a small plastic baggie with some marihuana inside.  Also recovered from inside the vehicle was some shatter; a derivative of marihuana along with two marihuana pipes, a black grinder, rolling papers and filers.  All items were seized and the owner was issued a warning for possession of a controlled substance.

November 18th, 2016

A 53-year-old male from Swan Lake, Manitoba has been charged with breach of probation. The accused was released on a Probation Order in July 2016 with one of the conditions being not to attend the City of Morden.  An off duty police officer observed the accused walking down a street in Morden and notified police.  The accused was arrested and released on a Promise to Appear in Morden Provincial Court in December.

November 20th, 2016

Police received a report of a domestic assault that took place the previous night. The victim attended the Morden Police Service to advise he and his wife were at the bar around 12:00 am. The two got into an argument resulting in the accused becoming angry and pushing the victim multiple times.  The victim tried to turn over his car keys to a friend, as he was drinking and did not want to drive.  The accused became angry, grabbed the keys from the friend, and went out to the vehicle.  The victim tried to stop the accused from getting into the vehicle and driving at which time the accused scratched the victim’s face several times.  The 34-year-old female was arrested and charged with one count of assault causing bodily harm.  She was released on a Promise to Appear with conditions for Morden Provincial Court in December.

November 20th, 2016

Around 5:15 pm, police were called to the McDonald’s restaurant in Morden advising there was a male passed out in the lobby and they were unable to wake him. Police attended and observed that the male was now awake but very intoxicated.  The 29-year-old male was too intoxicated to remember his own address and was therefore arrested under the Intoxicated Persons Detention Act and lodged in cells until sober.  He was released later without charges.

 

October 31st – November 7th, 2016

Total Calls for Service – 68

Break & Enter (residential) – 1

Assault (common) – 1

Other Criminal Code (fail to attend court) – 2

Fail to Stop & Remain after an Accident – 2

Highway Traffic Act Offences (charges & warnings) – 10

Motor Vehicle Accidents – 3

Fail to Stop & Remain after Accident – 3

By-Laws – 1

Assist General Public (suspicious persons/vehicles, attempted fraud, domestic dispute, missing person, emergency hang up) – 16

Other Police Activities (alarms, criminal record checks, assist other agencies, Lost / Found Property, K9 assistance, mental health act, 24 hour suspension) – 29

October 31st, 2016

Police received a report of a hit and run accident that occurred on October 15th around 11:30 am in the parking lot of Dairy Queen in Morden. The owner parked his vehicle beside a white half- ton truck in the lot and when they went to leave, they noticed damage to the passenger’s side rear door of their vehicle.  The vehicle that was damaged is a 2015 black Ford Taurus. 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).

November 2nd, 2016

Police have two Warrants for Arrest for 24-year-old David James Hills of no fixed address. Hills was required to appear in Queen’s Bench Court, Portage La Prairie, for trial October 31st on charges of Possession of a Controlled Drug for the Purpose of Trafficking, Trafficking a Controlled Drug and Fail to Comply with an Undertaking, but failed to do so.  As a result, two Warrants for Arrest were issued by the courts.  Anyone with information regarding Hills’ 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).

November 3rd, 2016

Police are investigating a break in to a residence in Morden that occurred sometime over the past weekend. There were no physical signs of a break in as a key may have been used.  Several items were removed from the home including a PS4, a headset, controller, chargers, 7 assorted games, a laptop, some clothing, and a chequebook.  Police are continuing their investigation.  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).

November 3rd, 2016

While on general patrol, police came across a motor vehicle accident on Thornhill Street at 1st Street in Morden.  A vehicle was stopped facing east on Thornhill Street indicating a turn north onto 1st Street.  A second vehicle was travelling west bound with a green light and passing through the intersection when the first vehicle made their turn, colliding with the other vehicle.  One of the drivers received minor injuries but refused medical attention.  Both vehicles required towing from the scene.

November 3rd, 2016

A semi tractor and trailer making a northbound turn onto Mountain Street from Thornhill Street came in contact with the traffic light standard. There were no injuries and no traffic disruptions as a result of the incident.  Manitoba Infrastructure and Transportation was contacted to repair the damaged light standard.

November 4th, 2016

Police received a report of a hit and run accident that occurred on November 2nd around 10:30 am in the parking lot of the Agassiz Medical Centre in Morden. The owner returned to their 2003 orange Honda Element to find damage to the driver’s side rear panel. 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).

 

October 24Th – October 31st, 2016

Total Calls for Service – 77

Theft under $5000.00 – 4

Assault (sexual assault) – 1

Other Criminal Code (mischief) – 1

Controlled Drugs & Substances – 1

Highway Traffic Act Offences (charges & warnings) – 15

Motor Vehicle Accidents – 1

Fail to Stop & Remain after Accident – 3

By-Laws – 1

Liquor & Gaming Control Act – 2

Assist General Public (suspicious persons/vehicles, attempted fraud, domestic dispute, missing person, emergency hang up) – 18

Other Police Activities (alarms, criminal record checks, assist other agencies, Lost / Found Property, K9 assistance, mental health act, 24 hour suspension) – 30

October 24th, 2016

Police received a report of a hit and run accident that occurred on October 13th, 2016 around 12:30 pm in the parking lot of the Access Event Centre in Morden. The owner returned to his rental vehicle and noticed a scratch on the front left side bumper of the 2017 grey Hyundai Elantra. 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).

October 25th, 2016

Police are investigating an attempted fraud involving a third party phone company called Reliant Communications Inc. A business in Morden received a phone bill from this company indicating that they were authorized to be their long distance phone provider.  The business indicated that no one had authorized this company to provide long distances services.  Police would like the public to be aware of this attempted fraud in the event they receive similar information.

October 26th, 2016

A 46-year-old female driver from Morden has been charged with driving without a valid license following a complaint of a vehicle driving erratically. Police received a complaint around 12:20 pm of a vehicle travelling on Stephen Street, driving very close to the parked cars.  Police spoke with the owner of the suspect vehicle who initially denied driving but then admitted she was but had a flat tire, which might have made it appear as she was driving too close to parked vehicles. It was determined that the driver did not hold a valid driver’s license and as a result, was subsequently charged. Upon further investigation, it was learned that a parked vehicle was in fact hit and damage caused by the suspect vehicle. The driver sited medical issues as a reason for possibly not realizing that she had hit a parked vehicle.  The investigation is ongoing with the possibility of further charges to follow.

October 27th, 2016

Police received a report of an iphone stolen during the day from either Ecole Morden Middle School or Morden Collegiate. The white iphone 5C was in a teal blue case and was last traced using “Find my Iphone” to a location north of Morden on Hwy.#432.  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).

October 27th, 2016

Police are investigating a report of a sexual assault involving an adult female victim. The suspect is known to the victim and the investigation continues.

October 27th, 2016

Several complaints have been received of vehicles passing school buses while the lights are activated and dropping off or picking up passengers. Once again, motorists are reminded that they are required to stop when the emergency lights on school buses are activated, both following and approaching school buses.  Drivers are to stop no less than 5 metres from the school bus when its lights are activated and remain stopped until the lights are shut off.  One must wait until the emergency lights are deactivated before travel may be resumed.  The fine for passing a stopped school bus is $673.65 plus demerits.

 

October 17th – October 24th, 2016

Total Calls for Service – 80

Break & Enter (residence) – 1

Theft under $5000.00 – 2

Fraud – 1

Assault (common assault) – 2

Other Criminal Code (Fail to Attend Court, Utter Threats, Breach of Recognizance) – 6

Controlled Substance (possession) – 1

Assault (common assault, assault cause bodily harm) – 2

Highway Traffic Act Offences (charges & warnings) – 5

Liquor & Gaming Control Act – 2

Assist General Public (suspicious persons/vehicles, attempted fraud, domestic dispute, missing person, emergency hang up) – 21

Other Police Activities (alarms, criminal record checks, assist other agencies, Lost / Found Property, K9 assistance, mental health act, 24 hour suspension) – 37

October 17th, 2016

Police were called to a residence around 12:55 am regarding a domestic dispute. The daughter of the residence called to say her dad was going crazy and she needed police to attend immediately.  Police attended and spoke with the couple who were in their bedroom.  An argument had taken place when the couple went to bed around 10:00 pm and escalated.  No assaults or threats occurred but the daughter was concerned something might happen.  Police mediated the situation to ensure things were under control.  There were no charges as a result of this incident.

October 17th, 2016

Last week, police reported that a 37-year-old female was charged with Uttering Threats and False Messages when she called a business in Morden and threatened she was making a bomb and then hung up. As a result, the accused was released on a Recognizance before the courts with conditions not to contact or communicate with any employee at this business by telephone or any other means.     On October 17th, the accused once again called this business and spoke with the manager to apologize for what she had done.  Then on October 18th, the accused called two more times and announced a bomb threat.  The accused was once again arrested and charged with breaching the conditions of her recognizance and was transported directly to the women’s correctional centre in Headingley.  She remains in custody pending her next court appearance.

October 17th, 2016

Around 2:25 pm, police received a call of an assault that took place at a residence in Morden. Police attended the residence and spoke with the 17-year-old victim who had a small cut on his lip.  The accused was upset with the victim and struck him in the face for no reason.  It was learned after that the accused was upset with the victim for an incident he was involved in with his parents earlier in the day.  The accused was issued a warning for assault as per request of the victim.

October 20th, 2016

Police have a Warrant for Arrest for 29 year old Joseph Russell Mitchell of Ginew, Manitoba for failing to attend court. Mitchell was before the courts on charges of mischief, break and enter, possession of break-in instruments and failing to comply with a Promise to Appear.  These charges were remanded several times and on October 20th, the accused was to appear in Morden Provincial Court but failed to do so.  Anyone with information regarding Mitchell’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).

October 21st, 2016

A 71-year-old man from Morden was issued a warning for assault after an incident at the Co-op Grocery store in Morden. Police were called by the victim who was shopping in the store at the time.  The victim and the accused got into an argument over an earlier incident, which resulted in the two coming face to face.  The victim put out her hand to stop the accused from advancing any further at which time the accused slapped the victim in the face.  The victim was not injured and did not wish to pursue criminal charges.  There was no further action required at this time.

October 21st, 2016

At about 11:30 pm while on patrol at Morden Beach, police observed a group of males standing around a vehicle parked by the campground office. As police approached, one male was observed to quickly walk behind the building and then return.  Police went behind the building and located a grinder, a lighter and a pipe, all of which are associated with drug use.  The 18-year-old male admitted to putting the items there.  No other illegal substances were located and all items were seized.  The male was issued a warning for possession of a controlled substance.

October 24th, 2016

The Morden Police Service will be hosting a Community Drug Awareness Night for adults and youth on Wednesday, November 2nd from 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm at the Morden Collegiate Institute. Presenters will include the Morden Police Service, Addictions Foundation of Manitoba and Teen Challenge. Presentations will include information about illegal street drugs in our community, what they look like and how to protect our children/youth from drugs.

 

October 10th – October 17th, 2016

Total Calls for Service – 73

Theft of Motor Vehicle – 1

Assault (common assault, sexual assault) – 2

Theft under $5000.00 – 1

Other Criminal Code (mischief, Utter Threats) – 4

Assault (common assault, assault cause bodily harm) – 2

Petty Trespass Act – 1

Motor Vehicle Accidents – 2

Highway Traffic Act Offences (charges & warnings) – 9

Fail to Stop or Remain after Accident – 1

Assist General Public (suspicious persons/vehicles, attempted fraud, domestic dispute, missing person, emergency hang up) – 19

Other Police Activities (alarms, criminal record checks, assist other agencies, Lost / Found Property, K9 assistance, mental health act, 24 hour suspension) – 31

October 10th, 2016

A 37-year-old female from Morden is facing charges of Uttering Threats and False messages. At around 2:30 pm, the accused phoned a business in Morden and told one of the employees they were making a bomb and then hung up.  A short time later, the female made a second call and again advised they were making a bomb and hung up.  The caller appeared to be attempting to disguise their voice using an accent.  Morden Police Service then received a call from an individual who stated that police needed to get everyone out of the business because they were going to bomb the store.  Police recognized the caller’s voice and confirmed it with the number that appeared on the call display.  The accused was located at her residence and subsequently arrested for uttering threats.  She was transported to the Morden Police Service where she was allowed to speak with a lawyer in private.  Shortly after the call, the lawyer contacted Morden Police and advised he was obligated to disclose that the accused told him that if released from police custody, she was going to make a bomb and plant it in the store.  As a result, the accused was held in police custody overnight and taken directly to Morden Provincial Court for a bail hearing.  She was released before a Judge on a Recognizance with several conditions and will be making her next court appearance in Morden on November 8th.  This is the second incident where the accused has been charged for uttering threats of a bomb related to this same business.

October 11th, 2016

Police were called to a motor vehicle accident around 3:55 pm at the corner of Wardrop & 6th Street in Morden involving a school bus.  The bus was travelling east bound on Wardrop Street approaching 6th Street.  A vehicle was stopped on 6th Street facing north waiting to turn east onto Wardrop Street.  The driver failed to see the bus and entered the intersection, coming in contacted with the buses front tire.  There were students on the bus at the time but no injuries as a result of the accident.

October 12th, 2016

Police received a call at 9:40 am of a single vehicle accident on Rampton Street. The caller advised she was working in her yard when she heard a crash and noticed a girl get out of a grey vehicle.   Police attended and observed a Pontiac Sunfire on the grass boulevard up against a tree with significant front-end damage and the airbags deployed.  Police spoke with the driver who was not injured and could not offer any reasonable explanation for the accident.  The 17-year-old driver was issued a Provincial Offence Notice for Drive Imprudently.

October 12th, 2016

A hit and run accident was reported that occurred on October 5th around 4:00 pm in the parking lot of Computer Remedies in Morden. The owner returned to her vehicle and noticed damage to the rear driver’s side bumper and fender on her 2005 grey Honda Odyssey .  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).

October 13th, 2016

Police are investigating a historical sexual assault that took place approximately 27 years ago in Morden. The victim was around 13 years old at the time and the suspect is known to her.  The investigation continues with several witnesses to be interviewed.

October 13th, 2016

A 27-year-old female was arrested by Morden Police Service on a Warrant held by the Carman RCMP Detachment. The woman was wanted in connection with several charges of breaching a Probation Order including failing to report, failing to notify change of address and fail to complete community service work.  She was released on a Promise to Appear in Morden Provincial Court in November.

October 14th, 2016

Police have charged a 44-year-old male from Winkler under the Petty Trespass Act for attending an ex-spouse’s residence without permission. The male attended his ex-wife’s property without her being home and removed several items that apparently belonged to him.  Police have had previous dealings with this individual and have warned him not to attend the property without permission.

October 17th, 2016

There is a Warrant for Arrest for 24-year-old David James Richard Hills, formerly of Morden. Hills is wanted for failing to comply with a Recognizance and may be in the Morden area.  Anyone with information regarding Hill’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).

 

October 3rd  – October 10th, 2016

Total Calls for Service – 74

Theft of Motor Vehicle – 1

Controlled Drugs & Substances (possession) – 1

Other Criminal Code (mischief) – 1

By-Laws – 3

Traffic Accidents / Fail to stop or remain at the scene of an accident – 6

Highway Traffic Act Offences (charges & warnings) – 21

Assist General Public (suspicious persons/vehicles, attempted fraud, domestic dispute, missing person, emergency hang up) – 16

Other Police Activities (alarms, criminal record checks, assist other agencies, Lost / Found Property, K9 assistance, mental health act, 24 hour suspension) –  25

October 3rd, 2016

Police received a report of a hit and run accident that occurred on Friday September 30th at approximately 11:30 am.  The driver of a blue 2008 Suzuki SX4 had parked outside the Hillside Community Church and left the vehicle unattended.  The driver returned to the vehicle and noticed damage to the front driver side 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).

October 6th, 2016

Police received a report of a lost Iphone 5, white in color, in the area of North Railway and 8th Street in Morden.  The phone does not have a case and has a slice of bread as the screen saver. If the phone is located, please contact the Morden Police Service and it will be returned to its owner.

October 7th, 2016

Police were called to a local business to assist in dealing with a customer that has been causing problems by threatening their staff members on several occasions. Police were familiar with the suspect and were asked to speak to him about his behavior.  Police located the suspect and he was warned and explained the possibility of being banned from the premises.  The suspect later returned to the business to apologize to the staff members.  The suspect spoke to a staff member and was upset that police were contacted and made threats towards to them if police were contacted again.  Police are continuing to investigate this matter as the suspect had been warned about his behavior.

October 7th, 2016

Police were on general patrol on 19th street in Morden and noticed some Graffiti style writing on the side of the mailboxes.  Police believe the word written to be “SWIM”.  There have been numerous incidents of Mischief, involving graffiti, around the city and police believe this may be related.  Police are asking anyone with information regarding this incident, or any other graffiti incidents, 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).

October 9th, 2016

On this date, police were on general patrol and located a suspicious vehicle parked at the Morden Lake. Police conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle and spoke with the occupants.  While speaking with the driver, police observed an odor of marihuana coming from inside the vehicle.  The driver admitted to police that there was a small amount of marihuana inside the vehicle.  Police conducted a search of the vehicle and located several paraphernalia drug items along with a bag of marihuana.  The 21 year old driver and 20 year old passenger were cautioned for being in possession of marihuana and the items were seized for destruction.

October 9th, 2016

Police are currently participating in a School Zone Safety program.   As a result, police issued 16 Provincial Offence Notices to drivers ranging from Speeding, Driving Unregistered vehicles, Driving without Liability Insurance, Driving with unauthorized licence plate and operating hand held devices (cell phones).

October 10th, 2016

Police received a call from a Morden resident reporting that their vehicle had been stolen from in front of their residence sometime between 10:30 pm last night and 9:20 am this morning. The victim described their vehicle as being a 2007 Chevrolet Uplander, mini-van style vehicle that is grey in color.  The licence plate on the vehicle at the time was a Manitoba licence plate HDW 651.  The vehicle was last seen parked in the 100 block of 11th street.  Anyone with information about this theft 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).   If anyone locates this vehicle they are asked to contact 911 immediately.

 

September 26th – October 3rd, 2016

Total Calls for Service – 101

Assault (common assault) – 1

Break & Enter (residence) – 1

Theft under $5000.00 – 1

Other Criminal Code (arson, mischief, breach of recognizance, fail to attend court) – 7

Controlled Drugs & Substances (trafficking other) – 1

Assault (common assault, assault cause bodily harm) – 5

By-Laws – 2

Highway Traffic Act Offences (charges & warnings) – 5

Assist General Public (suspicious persons/vehicles, attempted fraud, domestic dispute, missing person, emergency hang up) – 25

Other Police Activities (alarms, criminal record checks, assist other agencies, Lost / Found Property, K9 assistance, mental health act, 24 hour suspension) – 53

September 26th, 2016

Police have charged an 18-year-old female with fraud, false pretences, and theft after the owner of a business suspected an employee of embezzling funds from the company. The female employee was hired in March of 2016 and shortly thereafter, unusual transactions were noted on the debit machine as well as some transaction records were found in the garbage.  The employee was approached by the owner who questioned her actions, but the employee continued to operate in the same manner. The owner continued to monitor the employee and later found transaction records thrown in the garbage dumpster.  Records showed that the employee had defrauded the company of just over $1500.00 as well as having taken several items from the store.  The R.M. of Grey resident will be appearing in Morden Provincial Court in November.

September 28th, 2016

Police have a Warrant for Arrest for 20-year-old Vanessa Barbara Woods of Swan Lake, Manitoba. Woods was to appear in court September 27th on charges of Theft under $5000.00 and Possession of Property Obtained by Crime, but failed to do so.  As a result, a Warrant for Arrest was issued by the courts.  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).

September 28th, 2016

Police also have a Warrant for Arrest for 29-year-old Joel Mckinnon Perks of Beausejour, Manitoba. On July 26th, Perks was arrested by the Morden Police Serve for one count of Breach Recognizance and one count of Drive While Disqualified.  He was released on a Promise to Appear at Morden Provincial Court on September 27th, 2016 but failed to do so.  A Warrant was issued for his arrest by the courts.  Anyone with information regarding Perks’ 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).

September 29th, 2016

Two kayaks were stolen from a storage shed located near the Morden Dam. The owner had the kayaks locked in the shed and was checking on them periodically.  Nothing appeared unusual until the owner attempted to use his key to unlock the shed one day and it would not work.  The owner broke the lock to find that the kayaks were removed and another locked was placed on the shed.  The kayaks are described as a Pelican brand from Canadian Tire; one was green and the other yellow.  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).

September 30th, 2016

Police were called to a resident around 3:20 am regarding a domestic dispute. The female requested that her fiancé be removed from the residence because they were arguing.  The couple had a disagreement over an issue in their relationship that escalated to an argument and voices being raised.  There was no evidence or reports of any threats or assaults.  Police mediated the situation and departed once the situation was under control.  There were no charges as a result of this incident.

September 30th, 2016

At 4:30 pm, police received a 911 call of a domestic dispute at a residence. Police attended to learn that the couple was having issues and the wife was attempting to move herself along with some of her belonging out of the home.  Family was there to help with moving some of the items and the husband became upset with this.  Words were exchanged and the husband was quite agitated.  Police remained on scene to ensure the situation did not escalate.  There were no charges as a result of this incident.

September 30th, 2016

Police were called to a family dispute at a room in the Star Motel. A husband and wife along with their 29-year-old son, were in Morden to help a family member move.  The son had consumed several drinks during the day and was now intoxicated and causing problems.  The family wanted the son removed, but there was no other family or friends where he could stay.  Police spoke with the son who was intoxicated and arrested him under the Intoxicated Persons Detention Act to avoid further incidents.  He was lodged in cells overnight until sober and released in the morning without charges.

October 2nd, 2016

Alcohol again was the cause of yet another domestic dispute. Police received a 911 call around 8:20 pm from a female indicating her husband was intoxicated and causing problems.  Police attended and spoke with the wife who disclosed that her husband usually does not drink but tonight, he consumed several drinks and then became argumentative.  The husband eventually left the home but returned a short time later because he had nowhere to stay.  Police spoke with the couple and it appeared the husband was more in control now after taking a walk.  The couple decided that it was best to go to sleep for the night and talk about the situation in the morning.  No further action was required by police.

 

September 19th – September 26th, 2016

Total Calls for Service – 105

Other Criminal Code (mischief, breach of undertaking, threats, fail to attend) – 12

Assault (common assault, assault cause bodily harm) – 5

By-Laws – 3

Highway Traffic Act Offences (charges & warnings) – 9

Fail to Stop or Remain after Accident – 1

Motor Vehicle Accidents – 1

Assist General Public (suspicious persons/vehicles, attempted fraud, domestic dispute, missing person, emergency hang up) – 25

Other Police Activities (alarms, criminal record checks, assist other agencies, Lost / Found Property, K9 assistance, mental health act, 24 hour suspension) – 49

September 19th, 2016

Police have charged a 33-year-old male with fail to appear for identification purposes. The accused failed to attend the Morden Police Service for the purpose of providing her fingerprints as required by a Summons issued on July 28th, 2016.  He will be appearing in Morden Provincial Court in October.

September 20th, 2016

More graffiti reported on a wall located at the Scoular seed plant on South Railway Street in Morden. Employees noticed the graffiti just over a week ago with more noticed after employees returned to work this morning.  Red spray paint was used to write the words “Scars”and “Swim”.  Some railway cars along the tracks were also observed to have similar words and colors with fresh paint.  The rear portion of buildings operated by Giant Tiger, Social Services, and Shoppers Drug Mart also noted to have similar painting.  While investigating these incidents, police were informed of more graffiti at the skate park with the symbol “AKTR” written with pink paint as well as on the footbridge in the Morden Park.  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).

September 21st, 2016

Police received a report of a hit and run accident that occurred on August 29th, 2016 around 11:20 am in the parking lot of Giant Tiger in Morden. The owner returned to her vehicle and noticed damage to the rear passenger’s side bumper on her 2002 blue Dodge Caravan.  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).

September 22nd, 2016

Around 1:47 am, police received a 911 call from a taxi driver that was assaulted by a male at the Tabor Home apartments on 9th Street.  Police attended and spoke with the victim who advised that he had attended the Tabor apartments to pick up several fares, one of which was the accused male.  The driver requested payment in advance of transporting the group, which the accused had an issue with and became upset.  The accused spit on the victim, grabbed him by the face, pulling off the victim’s glasses and cutting him over the ear in the process.  The accused then grabbed the victim’s cell phone from his hand and broke it.  At this time, the driver fled from the scene to call police.  Police obtained a description of the accused along with a name from a witness.  The witness saw the accused assault the victim as well as kick in a door to an apartment at the Tabor Home.  Police attended the apartment and observed the door to be damaged.   The accused was located inside the apartment with another individual and was intoxicated and/or under the influence of other substances.  The 25-year-old male was arrested for Assault Causing Bodily harm as well as mischief and uttering threats.  The accused is on several court orders to keep the peace and be of good behavior as well as to abstain from the consumption of alcohol.  He is charged with 1 count of Assault Causing Bodily Harm, 1 count of Breach Undertaking, 3 counts of Breach Probation, 3 counts of Mischief under $5000.00 as well as Utter Threats.  He was remanded into custody and transported to the Winnipeg Remand Centre and will be appearing in Portage Provincial Court September 26th.

September 24th, 2016

Police received a call around 2:10 am of a male individual that was passed out in the back seat of a vehicle in the parking lot of Rock’s Bar & Grill. The owner of the vehicle did give the male a ride to the bar, but did not give him permission to use her vehicle to sleep in.  The owner tried to get the male to leave, but he was too intoxicated and could not wake him.  Police attended and after several attempts, was able to speak with the male who was extremely intoxicated.  The male was arrested under the Intoxicated Persons Detention Act and transported to cells to sober up.  The accused was also on an Undertaking not to consume alcohol.  The 18-year-old male from Plum Coulee was released in the morning on a Promise to Appear charged with Breach of Undertaking.  He will be appearing in Morden Provincial Court in October.

September 24th, 2016

A vehicle was vandalized sometime overnight while in the parking lot of Milne Park Gardens on Stephen Street in Morden. The owner parked his 2007 blue Kia Rondo in the lot around 10:30 pm the night before and returned to it around 10:30 am to find several areas damaged.  The vehicle had a flat rear tire with a small puncture mark as well as scratches over several areas of the 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).

 

September 12th – September 19th, 2016

Total Calls for Service – 93

Fraud – 1

Theft under $5000.00 – 7

Other Criminal Code (mischief) – 7

By-Laws – 3

Highway Traffic Act Offences (charges & warnings) – 10

Liquor & Gaming Control Act – 1

Possession of a Controlled Substance (marihuana) – 1

Assist General Public (suspicious persons/vehicles, attempted fraud, domestic dispute, missing person, emergency hang up) – 17

Other Police Activities (alarms, criminal record checks, assist other agencies, Lost / Found Property, K9 assistance, mental health act, 24 hour suspension) – 46

September 12th, 2016

A warning was issued after a customer refused to pay for a taxi fare. Around 1:30 am, a 26-year-old female was picked up from a residence in Morden and transported to the Royal Bank, then to Tim Horton’s in Morden.  Once at Tim Horton’s, the driver asked for payment but the female got out of the car, gave him the finger and went inside.  Police attended and spoke with the female who paid the cab fare and was advised she would be refused transportation in the future.

September 12th, 2016

Police received a report of vandalism to a vehicle while parked at the old boat launch at Lake Minnewasta in Morden. The owner parked her vehicle and went for a run along the trails around 4:30 pm.  She returned an hour later and was approached by a witness who advised that a couple of kids had been jumping and running across the roof and hood of her vehicle.  Unfortunately, the name of the witness was not obtained and police are asking for this person to contact police at 822-4900 to provide any additional information which may help in identifying the kids involved.  The vehicle that was vandalized is a 2002 blue Suzuki Grand Vitara.

September 13th, 2016

Another vehicle was vandalized at Lake Minnewasta on September 10th sometime between 5:30 pm -7:30 pm.  The owner parked his truck in the middle of the parking lot down at the current boat launch.  He went out fishing on his boat and when he returned, he noticed someone scratched the driver’s side of his truck with an object, possibly a key.  The vehicle that was damaged is a 2004 green Ford F350 truck.  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).

September 15th, 2016

A truck was vandalized while parked at the north end of Morden Park near the intersection of 15th and Gilmour Street between 7:00 pm and 8:00 pm the previous night.  The owner returned to his vehicle and noticed scratch marks on the passenger side of his truck.  The truck is a 2014 red Chevrolet 1500.  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).

September 16th, 2016

Police were called to Thornview Grocery in Morden around 3:35 pm regarding a male who just took a package of cigarettes and a slurpee without paying. Police attended and caught up with the individual just south of Thornview Grocery on 7th Street.  The 25 year old male appeared to be under the influence of a substance and was arrested for theft and transported to Morden Police Service.  The accused was on three separate Probation Orders with conditions to keep the peace and be of good behavior.  He is charged with one count of Theft under $5000.00 as well as three counts of Breach of Probation.  He was released later in the evening when sober on a Promise to Appear in Morden Provincial Court in October.

September 17th & 18th, 2016

More reports received of vandalism involving writings on a Canada Post mailbox in the 400 block of 4th Street, on a City bench near the walking path into 4th Street from behind the Access Event Centre as well as the bathroom in the Morden Park. 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).

September 18th, 2016

Police were called around 7:40 am to a residence regarding a possible domestic dispute. A male and female were yelling and swearing and it sounded as though someone was being assaulted.  Police attended to the residence and spoke with the couple.  The female was crying and upset because they were having issues in their relationship.  Police spoke with the couple separately and there was no disclosure of assaults or threats by either one.  Police remained on scene to ensure everything was settled and that there would be no further issues.  There were no charges as a result of this incident.

 

September 6th – September 12th, 2016

Total Calls for Service – 85

Fraud – 2

Assault (common assault) -4

Theft under $5000.00 – 1

Other Criminal Code (mischief, breach of recognizance, harassment) – 7

By-Laws – 3

Fail to Stop or Remain after an accident – 1

Highway Traffic Act Offences (charges & warnings) – 11

Assist General Public (suspicious persons/vehicles, attempted fraud, domestic dispute, missing person, emergency hang up) – 19

Other Police Activities (alarms, criminal record checks, assist other agencies, Lost / Found Property, K9 assistance, mental health act, 24 hour suspension) – 37

September 6th, 2016

Police received a 911 call to a motor vehicle and pedestrian accident at the intersection of Stephen Street and 9th Street in Morden.  Police attended and found the accident to involve two vehicles and no pedestrians.  A vehicle travelling southbound on 9th Street failed to see the stop sign and drove through the intersection as another vehicle was travelling on Stephen Street.  There were no injuries as a result of the accident and one vehicle required towing from the scene.

September 6th, 2016

A 45-year-old female is facing charges of domestic assault after barging into a residence and assaulting her husband. Police were called to a residence after concerns of a disturbance where a woman was banging on a door for 10 minutes and now people were out in the front yard yelling.  Police attended and spoke with the victim who advised that his wife attended a residence and was banging on the door, upset that they were getting a divorce.  The victim opened the door at which time the accused attacked him and attempted to get into the house.  The victim eventually got control of the accused and forced her out of the house.  The victim received several scrapes to his face and neck during the altercation.  The accused was arrested and released on a Promise to Appear in Morden Provincial Court in October.

September 7th, 2016

Police have received a couple of reports of vandalism involving markers used to write on buildings and other structures in Morden. A homeowner in the 400 block of 6th Street noticed that his shed was written on sometime during the daytime hours today and some last week as well.  A second report was received this same date from a resident in the 400 block of 4th Street.  The homeowner advised that this happened between September 1st and September 2nd where someone wrote on his fence with a marker.  Again today, more writing was noticed on the fence that happened sometime over night or during the day.  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).

September 7th, 2016

A notice to the public about a scam through Facebook that was recently reported to police. A resident saw an ad on Facebook where a lady used algorithms in the stock market which would allow people to make a lot of money using this system.  The victim filled out a form online, including her credit card information and invested $250.00.  The victim later received a call from a male saying that they required her debit card information because they had a large amount of money to deposit in her account.  The male then asked the victim to send a copy of her passport to them along with other personal documents at which point she decided to contact her credit card company.  The credit card company confirmed that this was in fact a scam.  Again, a reminder to the public never to give out any credit card, banking or personal information to anyone over the phone or internet.

September 10th, 2016

Police received a 911 call around 1:10 am reporting yelling coming from a residence on Maplewood Crescent in Morden. Police attended to the residence and observed a male standing on the deck.  When the male saw police, he turned and went into the home slamming the door.  Police could hear a female voice inside when approaching the door.  Upon banging on the door, the male immediately answered and had a strong odor of liquor.  The male denied anything was going on at which time police asked to speak to the female.  The female came to speak with police and was immediately recognized as an individual whom the accused was on Recognizance not to have any contact with.  One other condition of the Recognizance was to abstain from the consumption of alcohol.   The accused was arrested for Breach of Recognizance and transported to police cells.  The next morning, the accused was remanded into custody and transported to the Winnipeg Remand Centre awaiting his next court appearance September 12th at Portage Provincial Court.

 

August 29th – September 6th, 2016

Total Calls for Service – 63

Assault (common assault) -2

Theft under $5000.00 – 1

Other Criminal Code (fail to attend court) – 2

Drive while Disqualified – 1

By-Laws – 1

Highway Traffic Act Offences (charges & warnings) – 12

Assist General Public (suspicious persons/vehicles, attempted fraud, domestic dispute, missing person, emergency hang up) – 15

Other Police Activities (alarms, criminal record checks, assist other agencies, Lost / Found Property, K9 assistance, mental health act, 24 hour suspension) – 29

August 29th, 2016

A 52-year-old Morden man is facing charges after reporting a terrorist attack was to take place during the 2016 Corn & Apple Festival. The week leading up to the festival, Morden Police received information from the accused with specific details about a terrorist attack during the Corn & Apple Festival.  The report was confirmed several times with the accused to ensure that his information was accurate, which he assured police it was.  As a result of this information, police contacted the National Security Enforcement Section to assist with the investigation.  After several interviews and many hours involving resources from several agencies, the accused admitted that the information was not factual.  Due to the seriousness of this information and misleading police into a major investigation, the accused is facing charges of Public Mischief and Hoax regarding Terrorist Activity.

August 29th, 2016

Police were called to a residence around 5:30 pm to assist with an unruly individual. The parents of a 17 year old advised that their daughter was threatening to smash out all the windows in the house and punch the doors.  There were some issues earlier in the day with the daughter that escalated, leading to this incident.  Police spoke with the daughter and after a lengthy conversation, allowed her to calm down and realize that she was not acting reasonably.  The daughter advised that she was just angry and that is why she threatened to damage the home.  There were no charges as a result of this incident.

August 29th, 2016

A 19-year-old female was assaulted at a social in the Access Event Centre during the Corn & Apple Festival. Police received a report that the two females exchanged words over an incident that happened over a year ago.  The victim was punched in the head four times but did not received any injuries or require medical treatment.  The victim requested that the accused be issued a warning for her actions and requested she have no contact or communication with her in the future.

August 30th, 2016

Police received a report of a hit and run accident that occurred on August 27th some time overnight. The owner parked his vehicle in the parking lot behind the apartments at 215 Stephen Street and when he returned in the morning, noticed scratches all along the driver’s side of his truck.  The vehicle that was damaged is a 2014 grey Dodge Ram truck. 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).

August 31st, 2016

Police have a Warrant for Arrest for 21-year-old David Frank Burling of Morden. The accused was charged in December of 2015 by the Morden Police Service and the Winkler Police Service for fail to stop vehicle in order to evade peace officer, 2 counts of operate motor vehicle while disqualified and fail to comply with Probation Order.  He was remanded to appear in Morden Provincial Court on August 30th, 2016 but failed to do so.  Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Burling 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).

September 2nd, 2016

Last week, police reported a package that was taken from the front step of a residence on Elam Street in Morden after being delivered by UPS. Police received another report of a package this week being delivered by UPS to a residence on Glenview Drive in Morden but never received by the owner.  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).

September 5th, 2016

Police received a 911 call to the Minnewasta Golf & Country Club regarding a possible assault on a female. A witness observed a male and female arguing in the hallway of the pro shop.  The couple later left and got into a vehicle in the parking lot.  A second witness advised that they observed the couple continuing to argue inside the vehicle but then thought male slapped the female.  Police spoke with the male and female and each admitted to having an argument but at no time was anyone assaulted.  No further action was required.

 

August 22nd – August 29th, 2016

Total Calls for Service – 124

Break, Enter & Theft (residence, other) – 3

Assault (common assault) -3

Theft under $5000.00 – 3

Fraud – 1

Other Criminal Code (mischief, disturb the peace, breach of peace bond, harassment, fail to attend court) – 12

By-Laws – 13

Liquor & Gaming Control Act – 2

Petty Trespass Act – 4

Highway Traffic Act Offences (charges & warnings) – 4

Fail to Stop or Remain after Accident – 2

Motor Vehicle Accidents – 1

Assist General Public (suspicious persons/vehicles, attempted fraud, domestic dispute, missing person, emergency hang up) – 34

Other Police Activities (alarms, criminal record checks, assist other agencies, Lost / Found Property, K9 assistance, mental health act, 24 hour suspension) – 42

August 22nd, 2016

Police are investigating the possible theft of a debit card and fraudulent withdrawal of funds. A debit card was used by a friend to withdraw funds several times, but it is uncertain if the card owner actually gave permission for the card to be used.  Police are continuing their investigation.

August 22nd, 2016

A package was taken from the front step of a residence on Elam Street in Morden after being delivered by UPS. The package was left at the residence on August 3rd around 2:30 pm.  The owner was waiting to receive the package and when it did not arrive, he called the company to check on it.  This is when the owner was advised the package had already been delivered.    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).

August 26th, 2016

Police received a report of a hit and run accident that occurred on August 23rd between 4:00 pm – 10:00 pm. The owner parked his vehicle in the parking lot of the Minnewasta Golf & Country Club and the next morning, he noticed damage to the passenger’s front fender.  The vehicle that was damaged is a 2010 black Dodge Dakota. 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).

August 26th, 2016

Police were on general patrol when they observed several males running through the locked compound at Canadian Lumber in Morden. Police went into the compound and arrested 3 youth for trespassing.  All youth admitted they scaled the fence and crawled up on the roof to take pictures.  There did not appear to be any damage or attempt to break into the business.  All youth, ages 16 and 17, were issued Provincial Offence Notices for Trespass on Private Property.

August 27th, 2016

A 40-year-old male from Morden is facing charges of assault and breaching a court order. Police received a 911 call around 5:00 am from a female to report that her boyfriend just assaulted her by knocking her out and she now locked herself in the bedroom.  Police attended the residence and observed the accused sitting in the living, heavily intoxicated, with several empty beer cans around him.  Police spoke with the victim again who advised the accused grabbed her by the hair, pulled her down and kicked her in the head during an argument. The accused was arrested for assault and escorted outside.  A check with police dispatch revealed the accused is also on a recognizance to have no contact with the victim when consuming alcohol within the previous 24 hours.  The accused was lodged in cells until sober and released on a Promise to Appear in Morden Provincial Court in September.

While obtaining a statement from the victim in this situation, it was determined that the victim was also on a Peace Bond to have no contact or communication with the accused if she had been drinking within the previous 24 hours. Subsequently, the 29 year old victim was also charged with breach of peace bond and released on a Promise to Appear in Morden Provincial Court in September.

August 28th, 2016

Police were on general patrol at the Access Event Centre parking lot when they observed a male and female arguing. The male appeared quite agitated while speaking with the female.  Police separated the two and observed the male to be intoxicated and argumentative with police.  The male attempted to push past police to go with friends and was arrested under the Intoxicated Persons Detention Act.  There were no reports of any assaults during this incident. He was lodged in cells for a time and later released to a sober adult without charges.

August 28th, 2016

A theft was reported from the craft tent at the Corn & Apple Festival. Sometime overnight, suspects entered the craft tent and took a fur “Daniel Boone” style hat from one of the craft tables.  Some other items were moved around and pulled from the tables, but nothing else appeared to be missing.  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).

August 28th, 2016

A vehicle was damaged while parked in the driveway of a residence on Ole Street in Morden. The vehicle, a 2007 red Dodge Charger, had scratches on the rear passenger door and rear quarter panel.  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).

August 28th, 2016

Police received a call around 7:10 pm from a victim reporting that she had just been assaulted by her boyfriend and needed police to attend.   Police attended and were met at the front door by the victim who advised that the accused just ran north on 3rd Street just before police arrived.  The victim went on to explain that the accused choked her and hit her twice with a closed fist on the left side of her face.  Police began to search for the victim when a neighbor advised that they saw the accused cross back into the victim’s back yard.  The accused was found standing by a fire pit cleaning up beer cans.  The accused was placed under arrest for domestic assault and transported from the scene.   The accused is on three separate Probation Orders from charges including break & enter to a residence, theft of motor vehicle, obstruct peace officer, fail to comply with a probation order, utter threats and assault.  As a result of this incident, the 25-year-old male from Morden is charged with assault, 3 counts of breach of probation as well as choke to overcome resistance.  Due to his record and previous charges, he was remanded into custody and transported to Portage Provincial Court January 29th for a court appearance.

August 28th, 2016

At around 7:20 pm, a male was observed lying on the ground by the east-end City of Morden sign on Victoria Street. Police attended and spoke with the intoxicated male who was very confused and unaware of where he was. The 15 year old youth could not provide with police with an accurate address and was arrested under the Intoxicated Persons Detention Act.  He was lodged in cells overnight and released in the morning without charges.

August 29th, 2016

With record attendance at this year’s 50th Corn & Apple Festival, Morden Police Service was kept busy with the usual calls for service over the weekend.  Several calls were received for disturbances, assaults, consumption of liquor in unlawful places as well as assistance for missing children/person and lost items.   The number of calls were consistent with previous years with no serious incidents to report.

 

August 15th – August 22nd, 2016

Total Calls for Service – 69

Assault (common assault, sexual assault) -3

Theft under $5000.00 – 1

Other Criminal Code (mischief, breach of undertaking) – 3

By-Laws – 3

Highway Traffic Act Offences (charges & warnings) – 6

Motor Vehicle Accidents – 1

Assist General Public (suspicious persons/vehicles, attempted fraud, domestic dispute, missing person, emergency hang up) – 20

Other Police Activities (alarms, criminal record checks, assist other agencies, Lost / Found Property, K9 assistance, mental health act, 24 hour suspension) – 32

August 17th, 2016

A 41-year-old Morden man has been charged with breach of undertaking for being with an individual he was ordered not to have any communication with. Police observed the man driving in his vehicle with the female passenger, both known to police.  The vehicle was stopped and the driver was arrested without incident.  He was released on a Promise to Appear in Morden Provincial Court in September.

August 18th, 2016

Police received a call around 12:43 pm from a woman at the Morden Park who was witnessing a domestic assault. The witness observed a male and female yelling at each other and then the male slapped the female and pushed her to the ground.  Police attended but were unable to locate the male or female in the park.  While leaving, the witness pointed out a male walking down Ole Street by Mountain Street to be the male individual she observed assaulting the woman.  The male was arrested for domestic assault and admitted that he did not mean to push the victim.  The accused and the victim are in an off and on relationship and have a 6-year-old son together.  Police spoke with the victim who was staying at relatives in Morden.  The victim advised that they had been arguing when the accused pushed her to the ground, injuring her knee.  The 32-year- old male from Thompson, Manitoba is charged with domestic assault and was released on a Promise to Appear in Morden Provincial Court in September.

August 18th, 2016

Police received a report of an attempted break and enter to the Morden Elk’s storage shed located on Pembina Drive by the tennis courts. Suspects kicked at the door damaging the lock, but entry was not gained.  This incident would have occurred sometime between August 16th and this date.  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).

August 18th, 2016

Police were called to a motor vehicle accident at the corner of 6th and Thornhill Street in Morden.  A vehicle was travelling east on Thornhill Street in the median lane and stopped in traffic to make a turn north onto 6th Street.  A second vehicle travelling west on Thornhill Street was travelling in the curb lane.  The first vehicle attempted to make the turn north onto 6th Street, failing to see the second vehicle travelling west.  There were no injuries as a result of the accident but both vehicles required to be towed from the scene.

August 21st, 2016

A vehicle was vandalized in an apartment complex parking lot situated at 221 Mountain Street in Morden. The owner parked her 2012 white Hyundai Accent in the lot around 8:00 pm the night before.  When she came out this morning around 11:00 am, she noticed all four tires on her car were flat and slashed.   A suspect was identified who lived in the apartment complex and when police spoke with the individual, he admitted to damaging the tires because he was drinking and angry.  The accused also agreed to pay for the damages and immediately provided the funds to cover the cost of replacing the tires.  There were no charges as a result of this incident.

 

August 8th  – August 15th, 2016

Total Calls for Service – 81

Break and Enter (other) -1

Possession of a Controlled Substance – 1

Theft under $5000.00 – 2

Other Criminal Code (fail to attend court, mischief, breach of recognizance,) – 3

By-Laws – 1

Highway Traffic Act Offences (charges & warnings) – 16

Assist General Public (suspicious persons/vehicles, attempted fraud, domestic dispute, missing person, emergency hang up) – 22

Other Police Activities (alarms, criminal record checks, assist other agencies, Lost / Found Property, K9 assistance, mental health act, 24 hour suspension) – 35

August 9th, 2016

Members of the Morden Police Service were on patrol and conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle for a violation. Police spoke with the youth driver of the vehicle and had reason to believe there may be illegal substances inside the vehicle.  The youth appeared very nervous and was shaking while speaking with police.  The driver of the vehicle denied having anything illegal inside his vehicle and gave police consent to search.  Officers located a small amount of marihuana inside the vehicle and he was arrested for Possession of Marihuana.  Another female youth occupant of the vehicle was also detained while police investigated the offence.  PSD Chase was deployed and made a positive indication on the arm rest area of the vehicle.  Police located and seized more marihuana and drug related paraphernalia.  The male youth had no previous dealings with police and was given a Police Warning and a relinquishment of claim was completed for the illegal items.  Both youth parents/guardians were contacted and explained the outcome of the traffic stop.

August 11th, 2016

On this date police received a complaint from a local business owner that he observed signs of Breaking and Entering to his business. The owner reported that he had left the business the previous evening and returned in the morning to discover two windows screens had been damaged and one window appeared to have been entered but the suspect was unsuccessful.  An off duty staff member of the Morden Police Service had observed a male acting suspicious in this area in the same time frame and police were able to identify a suspect.  Nothing was reported stolen or missing and police will continue to investigate this matter.

August 11th, 2016

Police have a Warrant for Arrest for 24-year-old Donovan Micheal Wieler of Steinbach for failing to attend court. These charges result from an incident that occurred in Morden on May 20th, 2016 when WIELER was arrested by the Morden Police Service and charged with Impaired Driving, Driving Over .08, Prohibited Driving, Dangerous Operation of Motor Vehicle, As Novice Driver Have Alcohol in Blood and Operate Motor Vehicle Without Owner’s Consent. WIELER was released on a Promise to Appear to attend Morden Provincial Court on June 23, 2016. This matter was remanded until August 9th, 2016 and WIELER failed to attend court. Anyone with information regarding Wielers’ 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).

August 11th, 2016

On this date, police received a report of a bicycle that was stolen from the beach area at Lake Minnewasta. The victim advised police that on August 6th they had taken their bicycle to the beach for the day and parked it in the bike rack.  Upon leaving the beach, they noticed that the bicycle was missing.  The bicycle is described as a blue and white 18 speed SCHWINN females mountain bike.  Anyone with information regarding this stolen bicycle 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).

August 12th, 2016

Police received a report of a hit and run accident that occurred on this date between 12:30 and 1:00pm. The owner parked his vehicle in the parking lot of George’s Kitchen and Ice Cream and when he returned to his vehicle, he noticed damage to the rear passenger side bumper. The vehicle that was damaged is a 2012 Nissan Maxima black in color. A dark colored truck pulling a trailer was observed in the parking lot at this time and was having difficulty maneuvering out of the parking lot.  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).

August 12th, 2016

Police received a report of an elaborate attempted Fraud to a local Sports Organization. Police learned that the Treasurer of the organization received fraudulent emails from the suspect(s) claiming to be the President of the Organization and requesting an amount of money be transferred on the Organizations behalf.  It appears that numerous emails were sent back and forth and the suspect(s) did use names and email addresses that were very similar to the ones the organization use.  The Treasurer made some inquiries with a local financial institution and it was determined that the email was a fraud.  No money was lost in this attempted fraud, however, it does show the lengths to which the suspect(s) will go to defraud people and organizations of money.

 

August 1st – August 8th, 2016

Total Calls for Service – 55

Assault (assault cause bodily harm, aggravated assault) -4

Theft under $5000.00 – 1

Other Criminal Code (mischief, breach of recognizance, breach of probation) – 5

By-Laws – 1

Highway Traffic Act Offences (charges & warnings) – 2

Motor Vehicle Accidents – 3

Assist General Public (suspicious persons/vehicles, attempted fraud, domestic dispute, missing person, emergency hang up) – 18

Other Police Activities (alarms, criminal record checks, assist other agencies, Lost / Found Property, K9 assistance, mental health act, 24 hour suspension) – 22

August 1st, 2016

Police received a call of a vehicle vandalized while parked at an apartment complex on Parkhill Drive in Morden. The owner advised that his vehicle, a 2006 green Ford Taurus, was parked in its designated parking stall and sometime over the past several days the hood, trunk and both sides of his vehicle was scratched with an unknown item.  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).

August 2nd, 2016

A call of two suspicious males sitting outside the library in Morden resulted in one facing charges. Police attended to speak with the two individuals around 7:08 pm and discovered one was on a recognizance to abide by a curfew of 7:00 pm to 7:00 am.  The male was to reside at a location in Killarney, Manitoba unless with a certain individual, who was not present at the time.  The 18-year-old Killarney resident was arrested for breaching his recognizance and released to his father on a Promise to Appear in Morden Provincial Court in September.

August 4th, 2016

A 53-year-old male from Morden is facing charges including 2 counts of uttering threats, 3 counts of assault causing bodily harm as well as intimidation of justice. Police received a call around 7:00 am from paramedics requesting assistance with an individual who was assaulted by her boyfriend.   Police attended and observed paramedics with a female by the RCMP Detachment on Thornhill Street.  Witnesses observed the female lying on the grass with no shoes and walked over to see if she needed help.  The female disclosed that she was scared her boyfriend was going to kill her. The female also indicated that she was drinking with her boyfriend and awoke to him hitting her.  She complained of sore ribs and had some dry blood around her mouth and a bump on her head.  The victim was reluctant to provide any details to police and was transported to Boundary Trails Health Centre for observation.  Police attended to assist hospital staff, as the victim was trying to leave because she was scared her boyfriend would find out.  The victim eventually disclosed to police that her boyfriend was twisting her neck and hit her several timed in the head and ribs, as he wanted her to go buy some beer.  The accused was arrested and transported to Morden Police Service.  The accused was previously charged for domestic assault against the same victim on February 19th, 2016.  The accused was remanded into custody and transported to the Winnipeg Remand Centre where he was held until his next court appearance August 8th in Portage Provincial Court.

August 4th, 2016

Police received a call regarding an accident on Victoria Street just east of Route 100 in Morden. Two vehicles were travelling east bound on Victoria Street in the same lane.  A vehicle in front stopped to make a turn and the two vehicles behind stopped as well.  Another vehicle following failed to see the vehicles stopped and rear-ended the first vehicle, which in turn rear-ended the other vehicle in front of it.  There were no injuries as a result of the accident but one vehicle received extensive damage and required towing from the scene.

August 5th, 2016

A resident at an apartment complex on Parkhill Street in Morden was leaving for work around 6:20 am and was startled to find a male passed out in a chair on his property. The resident attempted to wake the individual by shaking him but the individual just swore at him.  Police arrived on scene and awoke the individual who had a heavy odor of liquor on his breath.  The suspect said he was drinking with a friend on 2nd Street and somehow ended up at this location.  The 18-year-old suspect was transported to a residence in Winkler and turned over to a relative who was sober.  There were no charges as a result of this incident.

August 5th, 2016

Police received a call from an employee at the Morden Co-op grocery store advising that they have a female who shoplifted a pack of hamburger meat. Police attended and spoke with the employee who observed the female place a package of hamburger meat into her purse and then walk out the front door.  The female was arrested for theft under $5000.00 and escorted outside to the police vehicle.  Police were directed to a vehicle with a male and female inside whom the accused had arrived at the store with.  The male driver advised that the accused was with them and they did travel to Superstore in Winkler as well as Giant Tiger in Morden.  There was other clothing and food items inside the vehicle that were from Superstore and Giant Tiger, but no receipts to prove purchase.  An 18-year-old female from Swan Lake is facing charges of theft under $5000.00 as well as possession of property obtained by crime.  She will be appearing in Morden Provincial Court in September.

 

July 25, 2016 – August 1, 2016

Total Calls for Service – 83

Theft over $5000 -1

Break and Enter – 2

Theft Motor Vehicle – 2

Theft from Motor Vehicle – 1

Frauds – 1

Possess Stolen Property – 1

Other Criminal Code (fail to attend court, Mischief, breach of undertaking, breach of probation, Disturb Peace, Mischief Under) – 10

Drug Offences (Possession) – 1

Provincial Offences (HTA, LCGA charges & warnings) -17

Fail to Stop or Remain after Accident. -2

Municipal By-Laws (Parking, Noise, Barking Dogs) – 3

Assist General Public (suspicious persons/vehicle, fingerprints, emergency hang-up) – 24

Other Police Activities (alarms, criminal record checks, assist other agencies, Lost / Found Property, False Alarms, Intoxicated Persons, Mental Health Act) – 18

July 25, 2016 

At approximately 1025 am this date a person was pulling a 104 foot grain auger north on Mountain Street. As he maneuvered to make a left turn to go west on Highway 3 the auger came into contact with the traffic light standard and knocked it to the ground.  All lights at the intersection became inactive.  Manitoba Highways and Infrastructure were on scene immediately and obtained temporary stop signs until the lights were repaired later in morning.   Motorists are reminded when traffic lights are not functioning they must stop and yield right of way to other motorists.  Treat the intersection as a 4 way stop and proceed with caution.

A local business reported their email system had been hacked. A person(s) had claimed to be a representative of the company and hired individuals to work for the company through email.  People were supplying their personal information over the internet in hopes of obtaining employment.  They received a cell phone interview and employment offer.   They also received a cheque in mail to fly to Winnipeg for job training.   A number of individuals were found to have been a victim of this fraud.    This company does not fly people to Winnipeg for job training. People are reminded to verify a job offer over the phone to the actual company prior to supplying any personal information over the internet.   It is unknown how many people fell victim to this scam.

A child bicycle trailer was reported stolen from the Meadowbrook area. The trailer is described as blue with yellow markings.  Small tear in the top sunshade.  This is the type that can also be pushed like a stroller or attached to a bicycle.   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).

July 26, 2016

An officer on patrol came across a vehicle with expired license plates.  The vehicle was subsequently pulled over.  The driver was found to be suspended from operating a vehicle in Manitoba and on a court ordered Recognizance not to be in driver’s seat of any vehicle.  The driver was arrested and charged for Breaching his Recognizance conditions and for Driving a Motor Vehicle while Disqualified.  He was released with Promise to Appear court date in Morden Provincial Court on September  27, 2016.  The vehicle was also impounded.

July 27th, 2016

Police on routine patrol at Lake Minnewasta. Police stopped to talk to three individuals that were fishing at the old boat launch area.  An odor of fresh marijuana was detected on one individual. He  consented to a search of his person when police asked if he had any on his person.   No marijuana was located.  He subsequently advised police the other two had smoked marijuana recently. Police spoke to both of the individuals.  One produced a Medical Marijuana Card and small amount of marijuana.  The other individual became verbally abusive towards police and the first individual began video recording police advising he was going to produce this to his lawyer.   Police continued about their duties while this individual video recorded police.  After police ran some checks of the verbally abusive individual’s name he calmed down and apologized for his behavior. Police then departed the scene.  The individual recording the video of police then uploaded the video to social media.   He failed to upload the portion of the other individual apologizing to police for his reaction.    This is a good example of people trying to post discrediting police conduct on social media and not showing all of the circumstances of what occurred.

July 29, 2016

Police received a complaint of littering. An individual was observed on more than one occasion attending his street mailbox and discarding his unwanted junk mail and flyers on the ground.    The individual was spoken to and warned about littering.

At 3:45pm police received a complaint from a pedestrian that was crossing Thornhill at Mountain Street. As they were crossing the intersection using the activated crossing lights a vehicle came from behind and scraped her as she walked.  She did not receive any injuries requiring medical treatment.   The car did not stop and the pedestrian obtained a plate number.  Other cars were honking at this driver.  Police continue to investigate this complaint.

July 31, 2016

Police received a call at 0430 am about a vehicle that was parked in a driveway of the 300 block of 9th Street.  The homeowner noticed the interior light on.  They went to the vehicle and found the ignition had been tampered with and two portable DVD players were now missing.  The vehicle was not locked.

Later in the morning police received another call from the 300 block of Nelson street. A detached garage had been entered and person had punctured a tire on a vehicle,  rummaged through other belongings in the garage and flattened a bike tire.

Then at approximately 1pm a homeowner in the 400 block of Gilmour Street reported his 2002 Dodge Caravan stolen overnight. It was last seen at 1am and a neighbor reported it was not there at 4am.  The vehicle was locked with an extra set of keys in the console.  The van has still not been recovered.  Described as a Red 2002 Dodge Grand Caravan with Manitoba License HLP 362.

Another vehicle on the property also had damage to the door lock area. Entry was not gained to the locked 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).

Police would like to remind people to lock their vehicles, garages and sheds. Do not leave valuables in plain sight. Remove keys from unattended vehicles.   Report any suspicious activities immediately to police.  (204)822-4900.    This is the simplest way citizens can do their part to not become a victim of property crime.

During this week Police conducted multiple MPI sponsored Distracted Driving Enforcement. Police issued 10 offence notices for people operating a motor vehicle while using an electronic controlled handheld device.  Each person received an offence notice for a fine of $203.80.

 

July 18th – July 25th, 2016

Total Calls for Service – 77

Break & Enter (other) – 1

Assault (common, police officer) -3

Theft under $5000.00 – 1

Frauds – 1

Other Criminal Code (mischief, sexual harassment) – 3

Possession of a Controlled Substance (marihuana) – 1

By-Laws – 2

Highway Traffic Act Offences (charges & warnings) – 19

Drive Prohibited – 2

Fail to Stop and Remain after Accident – 1

Motor Vehicle Accidents – 2

Assist General Public (suspicious persons/vehicles, attempted fraud, domestic dispute, missing person, emergency hang up) – 17

Other Police Activities (alarms, criminal record checks, assist other agencies, Lost / Found Property, K9 assistance, mental health act, 24 hour suspension) – 24

July 18th, 2016

Police were called to a motor vehicle accident around 9:35 am that occurred at Parkhill Drive and Cairo Bay in Morden. Police attended to find a single vehicle with damage to the front end and passenger’s front tire.  A light standard had been struck, causing the lamp to fall from the top of the post.  The driver of the vehicle advised that he swerved to miss a cat that ran across the road, hit the curb and then hit the light standard.  There were no injuries as a result of the accident.

July 18th, 2016

Police have charged a 43-year-old male from Morden with assault after receiving a report that a child was kicked in the chest. The accused was visiting and looking after the victim who was in their room upset and kicking at the door. The accused opened the door and kicked the child in the chest.  The accused then apologized and gave the victim some money.  Police arrested the accused after conducting an interview with the victim.  The accused admitted that he pushed the child but did not kick them.  He will be appearing in Morden Provincial Court in September.

July 18th, 2016

Police received a report of a hit and run accident that occurred on July 11th around 5:00 pm. The owner parked his vehicle in the south parking lot of Care Dental in Morden and when he returned to his vehicle, he noticed damage to the driver’s side rear fender.  The vehicle that was damaged is a 2016 red Nissan Murano. 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).

July 18th, 2016

Morden Police conducted two MPI sponsored Distracted Driving Checkstops July 18th and 20th.  Six drivers were charged for using a Cellular phone or other electronic hand held device. Police also issued one offence notice for driving while prohibited, two drivers were charged for driving while suspended and another for drive an unregistered motor vehicle.

July 20th, 2016

Police were dispatched to a pedestrian and motor vehicle accident on Stephen Street and 8th Street around 11:20 am.  A pedestrian was crossing Stephen Street walking southbound at 8th Street.  A vehicle travelling north on 8th Street turned west onto Stephen Street and failed to see the pedestrian crossing.  The pedestrian was struck, hitting the hood and windshield of the vehicle sustaining injuries to her head and foot.  She was treated for a broken clavical and released from hospital later in the day.  The driver has been charged with failing to yield the right of way to a pedestrian under the Highway Traffic Act.

July 21st, 2016

A vehicle travelling north on Colert Beach Road around midnight was observed to have no taillights. Police stopped the vehicle and while speaking with the driver, observed a heavy smell of fresh marihuana coming from inside and an object in the counsel used for illegal drug consumption.  While conducting their investigation, police seized a small quantity of marihuana along with other paraphernalia found inside the vehicle.  The 18-year-old driver along with a 19 year old passenger, were issued warnings for possession of a controlled substance.

July 21st, 2016

A resident received a phone call from someone stating they were from President’s Choice Bank where the resident in fact has accounts. The caller quoted the person’s credit card numbers and had the person confirm they were correct.  The caller then asked for the person Social Insurance number and it was provided.  After the call ended, the person contacted the bank and he was informed that this was in fact a fraud.  His credit cards were cancelled and his Social Insurance number was flagged for illegal activity.  Police are reminding the public never to give out any personal information to people over the phone, especially banking or credit card information.

July 22nd, 2016

A vehicle was damaged while parked in front of 536 Stephen Street in Morden sometime yesterday between 8:30 am and noon. Damaged was noticed to the passenger’s side wheel well of the 2015 blue Dodge Journey.   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).

July 22nd, 2016

A 38 year old female from Morden has been charged with assaulting a police officer, resisting arrest and breach of a peace bond. Police were called to a residence where a female was believed to be intoxicated, causing a disturbance and not to be with her boyfriend whom she is currently drinking with.  The accused, who was intoxicated, answered the door and began yelling and swearing at police demanding to know why they were there.  Police explained the reason for being called at which time the accused tried to slam the door shut.  Police managed to get hold of the accused and placed her under arrest.  While dealing with the accused, the boyfriend began yelling and screaming and spit towards the officers.  The female was transported to the Morden Police Service where she continued to be belligerent and uncooperative. While escorting the accused to the holding cells, she attempted to pull away from police and run to the door.  While attempting to bring the individual under control, she managed to kick one of the officers twice before being placed into cells. The accused was released the next day on a Promise to Appear and will be appearing in Morden Provincial Court in September.

 

July 11th – July 18th, 2016

Total Calls for Service – 85

Break & Enter (residence) – 1

Theft of Motor Vehicle – 1

Theft under $5000.00 – 1

Frauds – 1

Other Criminal Code (mischief, breach of protection order, fail to attend court) – 5

Possession of a Controlled Substance (marihuana) – 1

By-Laws – 2

Highway Traffic Act Offences (charges & warnings) – 14

Fail to Stop and Remain after Accident – 1

Assist General Public (suspicious persons/vehicles, attempted fraud, domestic dispute, missing person, emergency hang up) – 19

Other Police Activities (alarms, criminal record checks, assist other agencies, Lost / Found Property, K9 assistance, mental health act, 24 hour suspension) – 39

July 13th, 2016

A Warrant for Arrest was issued for a 32-year-old Morden man after failing to attend court on July 12th.  The accused was arrested on April 28th for possession of a controlled substance, fail to comply with a probation order as well as drive while disqualified.  The accused pled not guilty to the charges on May 24th, 2016 and a trial date for the drive disqualified charge under the Highway Traffic Act was set for July 12th, 2016. The other two charges were also remanded to July 12th, 2016.  On July 12th, 2016 the accused failed to attend to Morden Provincial Court and the judge issued an endorsed warrant for his arrest.  On July 14, 2016 at 8:24 pm, police observed the accused sitting in front of his residence on 7th Street in Morden.  He was arrested on the strength of the Warrant and released on a Promise to Appear for Morden Provincial Court in September.

July 13th, 2016

Police were called to a domestic dispute at a residence in Morden around 11:15 pm. The homeowner advised that his sister and her boyfriend were yelling and screaming in the residence and his children were trying to sleep.  Police attended and spoke with the couple who had a disagreement in relation to their one-year-old child. No assaults or threats took place and police remained on scene until the situation was settled.  There were no charges resulting from this incident.

July 14th, 2016

There were no injuries as a result of a motor vehicle accident at the corner of Thornhill Street and 7th Street in Morden.  Police were called around 5:00 pm to the location where two vehicles were observed facing westbound on the highway.  Fire and paramedics were on scene as well to check on the condition of the occupants.  It was determined that a vehicle travelling westbound on Thornhill Street was following another vehicle and due to the sun, did not see the brake lights of the vehicle in front and collided with it.  Both vehicles sustained extensive damage and required towing.

July 17th, 2016

Police are investigating the theft of a motor vehicle that occurred sometime overnight. The owner parked his 2008 blue Pontiac G5 in his driveway on 10th Street in Morden around 5:30 pm the night before.  He went out around 11:10 am this morning to find his vehicle gone.  The vehicle was recovered later this day parked on Grandeur Street in Winkler.  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).

July 17th, 2016

A vehicle parked at a residence on Thornhill Street in Morden had been rummaged through sometime overnight. The owner advised that her car was left unlocked overnight and this morning, she noticed the door open and some of the items that were in her vehicle were now on the ground.  Nothing appears to have been taken from the vehicle.  The vehicle involved was a 2002 brown Chrysler Intrepid.  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).

 

July 4th – July 11th, 2016

Total Calls for Service – 76

Theft under $5000.00 – 1

Assault – 1

Other Criminal Code (mischief, breach of protection order, obstruct police officer) – 7

Possession of a Controlled Substance (marihuana) – 1

Other Federal Statutes (Firearms) – 4

Highway Traffic Act Offences (charges & warnings) – 15

Fail to Stop and Remain after Accident – 1

Liquor & Gaming Control Act – 2

Assist General Public (suspicious persons/vehicles, attempted fraud, domestic dispute, missing person, emergency hang up) – 21

Other Police Activities (alarms, criminal record checks, assist other agencies, Lost / Found Property, K9 assistance, mental health act, 24 hour suspension) – 24

July 8th, 2016

Morden Police Service previously reported investigating an incident involving the accidental discharge of a firearm in a home on July 8th.  The stray bullet passed through several walls before lodging in a bathtub in a nearby home.  In addition to the initial charge of careless use of a firearm, the 30-year-old accused is now facing charges of unlawfully loading a restricted firearm, store a restricted firearm with readily available ammunition, as well as discharge a restricted firearm.  He is still scheduled to appear in Morden Provincial Court in August.

July 8th, 2016

Police received a report of a hit and run accident that occurred on July 5th between 6:00 pm and 7:30 pm. The owner parked his vehicle on 10th Street at the corner of Stephen Street and when he returned to his vehicle, he noticed damage to the driver’s side door and mirror.  The vehicle that was damaged is a 2005 yellow Chrysler Sebring. 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).

July 8th, 2016

Morden Police conducted another MPI sponsored Distracted Driving Checkstop this date. Three drivers were charged for using a Cellular phone or other electronic hand held device while driving as well as one for drive unregistered vehicle.   Police will be continuing to monitor cell phone usage by drivers and will be conducting more MPI sponsored Distracted Driving Programs in July.

July 9th, 2016

Police stopped a vehicle around 8:50 pm this date for not having a front license plate. While speaking with the driver, police observed a sealed beer bottle and beer can in the back passenger side area.  Upon further search of the vehicle, a small amount of marihuana along with a pipe and other items related to drug use were found.  Police issued the 21-year-old Morden resident with a Provincial Offence Notice for unlawful transport of liquor in a motor vehicle.  A warning was issued for possession of a controlled substance.

July 9th, 2016

Morden Police conducted another MPI sponsored RoadWatch Checkstop this date, targeting impaired drivers. Two individuals were charged for unlawful transportation of liquor in a motor vehicle. One driver was issued a warning for possession of a controlled substance and another driver issued a warning for speeding.

 

July 5th, 2016

The Morden Police Service is pleased to announce the hiring of Cst. Curtis Warkentin, formerly of Regina, Saskatchewan. Curtis served as Constable with the Regina Police Service from 2011-2016 and the Saskatoon Police Service from 2008-2011.  Curtis was born and raised in Morden, moving away in 2005 to pursue his education at Lethbridge Community College and completing recruit training at the Saskatchewan Police College in 2009.

Curtis’ first day on the job was July 4th, 2016.  “We look forward to having Curtis join our Service and welcome him, his wife Cara and son Bryce back to Morden”.

 

June 27th – July 4th, 2016

Total Calls for Service – 87

Break & Enter (residence) – 1

Theft under $5000.00 – 7

Assault – 3

Other Criminal Code (mischief, breach of protection order, obstruct police officer) – 8

Federal Statute – 1

Highway Traffic Act Offences (charges & warnings) – 7

Motor Vehicle Accidents – 1

Fail to Stop and Remain after Accident – 1

Liquor & Gaming Control Act – 1

By-Laws – 4

Assist General Public (suspicious persons/vehicles, attempted fraud, domestic dispute, missing person, emergency hang up) – 19

Other Police Activities (alarms, criminal record checks, assist other agencies, Lost / Found Property, K9 assistance, mental health act, 24 hour suspension) – 34

June 27th, 2016

On June 26th, police reported an investigation regarding a possible sexual assault of a child under the age of 10.  Police have now charged a 35-year-old male with assault, sexual assault, and sexual interference in relation to this investigation.  The male was released on a Recognizance with conditions and is now residing in Winnipeg.  His next court appearance in Morden Provincial Court is August 9th, 2016.

June 27th, 2016

Police received a report of a break and enter to a residence on 7th Street in Morden.  Suspect(s) entered the residence using a key that was hidden in the garage.  Once inside, cash was removed from an area inside the home.  Nothing else appears to be missing at this time.  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).

June 27th, 2016

A 17- year- old youth reported missing from Brandon was seen in Morden this date.   Police attended a residence where the youth was believed to be and observed him sitting in a vehicle on the driveway.  The youth was apprehended and Brandon Police Service was advised.  The youth, along with two other youths, were suspected of stealing a vehicle in Brandon, which was later recovered near Jordan Corner.  The youth was transported to Portage La Prairie and turned over to the Brandon Police Service for further investigation regarding this incident.

June 28th, 2016

Around 12:40 am, police were called regarding yelling and shouting from a residence on 2nd Street in Morden.  Police attended the residence and observed two male individuals walking down the street, one with no shirt on.  The two confirmed they were at a residence just down the street where police were called to and had an altercation with someone there.  While dealing with these individuals, a male could be seen and heard standing by a vehicle at the residence and yelling.  It was learned that the two individuals were invited over to the residence; all were drinking, and got into an argument.  There was in fact an altercation, but it was mutual and neither side wanted to pursue it further.  There were no charges resulting from this incident.

June 29th, 2016

Police received a call around 8:25 am of a male approaching some young girls on 5th Street asking them for marihuana.  Police attended and observed the male, known to police, now in the tennis courts at Morden Collegiate.  The male was heavily intoxicated and was arrested under the Intoxicated Persons Detention Act.  The male was lodged in police cells and remained until sober.  He was released later in the day without charges.

June 30th, 2016

Three individuals were observed rummaging through vehicles parked on Conner Hill Drive in Morden around 12:40 am. Police attended the area and located the trio who admitted to opening some car doors and looking inside.  They admitted to taking $3.10 from one of the vehicles but nothing from the others.  The two youths, ages 16 and 17 along with a male adult, age 19, were issued Provincial Offence Notices for tampering with a motor vehicle under the Highway Traffic Act.  The offence for tampering with a motor vehicle holds a fine of $113.10.

June 30th, 2016

Police are investigating an assault that took place at 8:10 am this date. A resident informed police that his neighbor continually comes over to his residence intoxicated asking for cigarettes and bothering his kids.  This morning, the neighbor again came over and asked for cigarettes. The male, once again heavily intoxicated, would not leave the property when asked to do so.  The homeowner tried to convince him to leave, but the male became combative and punched the homeowner twice in the head with a closed fist.  The homeowner punched the male back twice resulting in injuries to his face.  Police are continuing their investigation.

June 30th, 2016

A vehicle was vandalized while parked in the parking lot of Milne Park Gardens on Stephen Street in Morden. The owner of a 2007 grey Kia Rondo parked his vehicle in the parking lot the previous night around 9:00 pm.  He returned to his vehicle this morning around 9:00 am and noticed someone had scratched the hood as well as the entire passenger’s side with an object.  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).

June 30th, 2016

Police were called to a motor vehicle accident on Mountain Street by Rock’s Bar & Grill. Police attended to find two vehicles involved.    One vehicle was travelling northbound on Mountain Street in the curb lane with vehicles stopped in the median lane.  A second vehicle was south bound on Mountain Street attempting to turn into the parking lot of Rock’s Bar & Grill.  Traffic in the northbound median lane stopped to allow for the southbound vehicle to turn into the parking lot but the vehicle travelling north in the curb lane did not see the second vehicle turning.  The driver of one vehicle sustained injuries to their arm and was transported to Boundary Trails Health Centre for further examination.  Three children also in the same vehicle did not receive any injuries.

July 1st, 2016

Police have charged a 25-year-old male with assault, resist arrest as well as two counts of mischief over $5000.00. Around 12:00 am, police received a call from a father reporting that his son was out of control and he needed assistance. While on route, police received a 911 call advising that there were two males outside yelling at each other at the same location.  Police arrived on scene and located the son and his father standing on the street. The accused was placed under arrest at which time he began to resist and fight with police. While attempting to bring the accused under control, he began to bang his head on the hood of the police vehicle causing damage to it.  The victim advised that his son came home intoxicated and was not making much sense but was agitated.  The son started pushing his dad around and punched holes in the walls and damaged doors.  The accused and the victim ended up outside where the son continued to push his dad and punched him in the cheek.  The accused was lodged in cells overnight until sober.  He was released in the morning on a Promise to Appear with conditions to attend Morden Provincial Court in August.

July 1st, 201

Police are investigating a complaint of a laser being pointed at an aircraft while flying over Morden. The pilot and his passenger were flying over Lake Minnewasta just after 10:00 pm to observe the fireworks when they noticed a laser being pointed at them.  The pilot advised that the laser was pointed at them for approximately 10 to 15 seconds causing him to be disoriented and temporarily blinded, losing his night vision and unable to see his instrument panel or outside.  Police were able to locate the individual at a residence from the description of the area and approximate location given by the pilot.  A 38 year old male admitted that he was shining a laser at the plane, but was unaware of the implications and possible charges.  The investigation continues with the possibility of charges including under the Criminal Code or Canadian Aviation Regulations.

July 2nd, 2016

Around 7:20 pm, police were stationary at the intersection of Thornhill Street and 1st street in Morden conducting a Manitoba Public Insurance checkstop.   Police observed a truck in the curb lane and a car in the median lane both stopped at a red light on Thornhill Street facing east.   Police heard a loud squealing of tires, and both engines revving loudly as both vehicles accelerated quickly after the light turned green.  Police pursued the vehicles and pulled both over.  The one driver had his 4 year old daughter in the back seat at the time of this incident.  Both drivers, ages 34 and 23, were charged with Racing with another Vehicle under the Highway Traffic Act.  As a result, both motor vehicles were impounded for 7 days and both drivers suspended from driving for 7 days for racing, under the authority of the Highway Traffic Act.

July 2nd, 2016

Morden Police Service conducted two separate checkstops through the Manitoba Public Insurance RoadWatch Program.

The first checkstop was held on June 18th between the hours of 6:00 pm and 3:30 am resulting in one charge of carrying liquor in a vehicle other than as authorized under the Liquor and Gaming Control Act as well as one charge of Possession of a Controlled Substance.  One driver was placed on a roadside screening device resulting in pass.  A second checkstop held July 2nd resulted in two charges of Racing, one charge of unlawful transportation of liquor in a motor vehicle as well as one charge of a novice driver having alcohol in their blood.  Three separate drivers were placed on a roadside screening device which resulted in all passing.

 

June 20th – June 27th, 2016

Total Calls for Service – 79

Theft under $5000.00 – 1

Fraud – 1

Offensive Weapons (weapons possession) – 1

Other Criminal Code (mischief, annoying phone calls, harassment) – 3

Possession of a Controlled Substance (possession) – 1

Highway Traffic Act Offences (charges & warnings) – 5

Motor Vehicle Accidents (injury) – 1

Fail to Stop and Remain after Accident – 2

By-Laws – 3

Assist General Public (suspicious persons/vehicles, attempted fraud, domestic dispute, missing person, emergency hang up) – 26

Other Police Activities (alarms, criminal record checks, assist other agencies, Lost / Found Property, K9 assistance, mental health act, 24 hour suspension) – 35

June 20th, 2016

A 70-year-old male from Argyle, Manitoba was arrested on the strength of a Warrant held by the Killarney RCMP Detachment. The Warrant was issued as a result of the male failing to comply with conditions of a Recognizance to reside at a particular residence.  The male was turned over to the Killarney RCMP.

June 21st, 2016

Police received a call at 7:50 am regarding an individual yelling and screaming outside a residence in Morden. Police attended the residence and spoke with a 19-year-old male who admitted to being upset because he missed his ride to work.  The male confided that he was having other personal issues in his life at this time, which led to his outburst.  Police ensured that there was no one else in the home at this time and that the suspect was in no danger.  There were no charges as a result of this incident.

June 22nd, 2016

Police received a report of a hit and run accident that occurred on June 22nd between 5:00 pm and 7:00 pm in the parking lot of Boston Pizza in Morden. The owner returned to her vehicle and noticed damage to the front passenger’s side of her 2015 grey Chevrolet Cruze. 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).

June 23rd, 2016

Police received a call around 11:20 am regarding a motor vehicle and cyclist accident on Route 100 in Morden. The female cyclist involved had injuries but was conscious.  Police attended and observed a female in the ditch along with the suspect vehicle stopped near the scene.  The 54 year old female advised that her neck hurt and was stabilized while awaiting paramedics.  The driver of the vehicle was south bound on Route 100 when he struck the rear tire of the cyclist.  The cyclist subsequently lost control and hit the front passenger’s fender of the vehicle.  The cyclist was transported to Boundary Trails Health Centre for further examination and was assessed to have a minor concussion, but no further injuries.  The 75-year-old male driver is known to have a medical issue and his license was suspended at the time.  He is charged with driving while disqualified.

June 23rd, 2016

Police received a report of another hit and run accident that occurred this date in the 200 block of 7th Street. The owner parked their vehicle around 9:30 am and returned at 12:30 pm to find a scrape on the driver’s side back bumper area.  The vehicle that was damaged is a 2005 red Buick Century. 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).

June 25th, 2016

Police received information that two individuals were attempting to sell marihuana in the parking lot at Tim Horton’s in Morden. Police attended and located the one youth and one adult still in the parking lot.  Upon speaking with the individuals, they admitted to having a conversation with someone and were going to sell some marihuana, but did not have any at the time.  Police confirmed that the individuals were not in possession of any illegal substances but further investigation led to police seizing a quantity of marihuana at a residence. The investigation continues with charges pending.

June 26th, 2016

Police are investigating a possible sexual assault of a child under the age of 10. The assault took place at a residence and the suspect is known.  The joint investigation between police and Child and Family Services continues with charges pending.

 

June 13th – June 20th, 2016

Total Calls for Service – 69

Breaking & Entering (residence) -1

Theft under $5000.00 – 1

Offensive Weapons (weapons possession) – 1

Other Criminal Code (mischief, breach of undertaking, breach of recognizance, breach of probation) – 12

Possession of a Controlled Substance (possession) – 2

Highway Traffic Act Offences (charges & warnings) – 3

Liquor & Gaming Control Act – 3

By-Laws – 6

Assist General Public (suspicious persons/vehicles, attempted fraud, domestic dispute, missing person, emergency hang up) – 16

Other Police Activities (alarms, criminal record checks, assist other agencies, Lost / Found Property, K9 assistance, mental health act, 24 hour suspension) – 24

June 16th, 2016

An 18-year-old male from Morden is facing several charges for failing to comply with various court orders. The accused was place on a Recognizance on June 3rd, 2016 with conditions to abstain from the consumption of alcohol and to observe a curfew of 11:00 pm to 6:00 am.  On February 4th, 2016 the accused was also placed on a Youth Probation Order to keep the peace, abstain from the consumption of alcohol, and to comply with a curfew ordered by his youth worker.  Police were advised this date that the accused was picked up by his foster parents in Winkler past his curfew and had been consuming liquor.  Police attended the residence and spoke with the accused that had an odor of liquor on his breath, was unsteady on his feet and had slurred speech.  He was placed under arrest and charged with 2 counts of failing to comply with a recognizance as well as 3 counts of breach of probation.  The accused is currently on charge for 2 counts of Robbery with a Weapon, 2 counts of Assault with a Weapon, Possess Weapon for Dangerous Purpose, Carry Concealed Weapons, Possess Prohibited Weapon, and 3 counts of Breach Probation.   He was remanded into custody and transported to the Winnipeg Remand Centre, awaiting court in Portage Provincial Court June 20th.

June 17th, 2016

Police received a call around 11:45 am from a homeowner reporting that his 17-year-old son assaulted him and vandalized the residence. Police attended the residence and spoke with the parents who informed police that their son was out of control, assaulted the dad, and then smashed several windows in the home as well as the windshield of their vehicle.  Before police arrived, the youth consumed a half bottle of alcohol as well. The youth was arrested for assault and mischief and transported to the Morden Police Service.  The outburst was apparently the result of the youth’s parents not providing money to attend to Winnipeg with a friend.  The youth smashed several windows in the home, picture frames, and bottles before going outside and jumping onto a vehicle parked in the driveway, smashing the windshield with his feet.  The youth also broke off a broom handle and used it to assault his dad.  Due to the youth not having any previous record, he was released on a Promise to Appear with an Undertaking and conditions not to attend within 200 metres of the residence.  He was charged with one count of assault with a weapon, mischief over $5000.00 as well as consumption of liquor by a minor.  Later this same day around 5:15 pm, a witness statement was being taken from the mother regarding the incident.  During the statement, the mother received a text from her husband indicating that their son was inside the house.  The mother called the son and asked him not to hurt his father.  Police attended to the residence immediately and found the youth inside the home where he was placed under arrest for breaching his undertaking. The youth indicated that he just returned to the home for his cigarettes and cell phone.  It was learned after that the youth entered the home unannounced; holding a knife in his hand at which time the youth’s mother was contacted.  The youth is now facing additional charges including 2 counts of failing to comply with conditions of an undertaking and possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose.  He was remanded into custody and transported to the Manitoba Youth Centre and will be appearing in Portage Provincial Court June 20th.

June 18th, 2016

A 40-year-old Winkler man is charged with assault, assault with a weapon as well as breach of undertaking. Police were called around 4:45 pm to an apartment on 9th Street south in Morden regarding a fight.  The victim informed police that he invited the accused over to his apartment for some drinks.  The accused along with the victim and the victim’s mother, had consumed several drinks throughout the day.  The victim learned that the accused and his mother had started a relationship and was upset over this. Words were exchanged as well as pushing and shoving which escalated to the accused punching the victim several times in the face and shoulder.  The accused at one point also threw beer bottles at the victim, causing them to break and cut the victim’s toe.  The victim asked the accused to leave several times but refused, at which time police were called and the accused fled. The accused was later arrested and released on a Promise to Appear with an Undertaking and conditions.  He will be appearing in Morden Provincial Court in August.

June 19th, 2016

Police were on patrol around 1:40 am when they observed a vehicle travelling north on Mountain Street without any taillights. Police stopped the vehicle and upon speaking with the driver, observed a clear plastic bag containing a small amount of marihuana on the floor behind the passenger’s seat.  A subsequent search of the vehicle found two pipes and a grinder related to marihuana use.  Also found in the vehicle were two cans of liquor on the floor in the front seat area.  All items were seized and the 22-year-old female was issued a Provincial Offence Notice for transporting liquor other than as authorized.  A warning was issued for the drug paraphernalia.

 

June 6th – June 13th, 2016

Total Calls for Service – 80

Theft under $5000.00 – 4

Other Criminal Code (mischief, utter threats) – 2

Possession of a Controlled Substance  (possession, trafficking, production) – 5

Highway Traffic Act Offences (charges & warnings) – 3

By-Laws – 5

Assist General Public (suspicious persons/vehicles, attempted fraud, domestic dispute, missing person, emergency hang up) – 16

Other Police Activities (alarms, criminal record checks, assist other agencies, Lost / Found Property, K9 assistance, mental health act, 24 hour suspension) – 45

June 7th, 2016

On June 7h at approximately 9:21 pm, the Morden Police Service along with the Regional Support Tactical Team and Morden Police K9, executed a Controlled Drugs and Substances Act Search Warrant at 163 North Railway Street in Morden. Two residents were arrested inside the home without incident. The search produced 42 grams of marihuana along with several marihuana derivatives and substances. Also seized were scales used to weigh product, multiple cellular phones and two large dagger style knives.

Rory William Currie-Steeghs, age 28, and Sarah-Lynn Siemens, age 20, are both charged with Possession of Marihuana, Possession of Marihuana for the purpose of Trafficking, Possession of Cannabis Resin, Production of Cannabis Resin and Possess Weapons for a Dangerous Purpose. Both were released on a Promise to Appear and Undertaking with conditions to appear in Morden Provincial Court in July.

June 9th, 2016

Police received a report of a vehicle window being smashed and a camera taken from inside. Around 7:15 pm this date, the owner parked their vehicle in the north parking lot at Lake Minnewasta.  The owner returned to their vehicle approximately 10 minutes later to find the passenger’s side window smashed.  Taken from inside the vehicle was a Nikon camera and camera bag with an assortment of lenses. The vehicle, from which the camera was taken, is a 2007 grey GMC Yukon Denali.  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).

June 9th, 2016

A 25 year old male from Morden was issued a warning after threatening another individual with a golf club. A 16 year old youth and his friends were approached by the suspect asking for a cigarette and some illegal substances. The suspect became angry after the group advised that they did not have either. The suspect began to swing a golf club towards the group while swearing. Police spoke to the suspect and advised of the consequences he could face if the individuals wished to pursue criminal charges.

June 10th, 2016

Police recovered a stolen vehicle that was parked in the 300 block of 8th Street in Morden.  A resident reported a suspicious vehicle that was parked in the neighborhood for an extended period, which was unusual.  It was determined that the vehicle, a 2001 black Oldsmobile Alero, was stolen from a lot in Winkler on June 6th.  Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the Morden Police Service at 822-4900, Winkler Police Service at 325-9990, 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 – June 5th, 2016

Total Calls for Service – 85

Assault – 2

Other Criminal Code (mischief, breach of recognizance, breach of probation) – 7

Possession of a Controlled Substance – 1

Liquor & Gaming Control Act – 4

Highway Traffic Act Offences (charges & warnings) – 4

Fail to Remain after an Accident – 2

By-Laws – 2

Assist General Public (suspicious persons/vehicles, attempted fraud, domestic dispute, missing person, emergency hang up) – 19

Other Police Activities (alarms, criminal record checks, assist other agencies, Lost / Found Property, K9 assistance, mental health act, 24 hour suspension) – 44

May 30th, 2016

Police received a call around 12:21 am regarding a suspicious person lurking around a residence in Morden. The caller was aware that this person was not to be near the residence and was looking in the front door.  Police were aware that there was a protection order against this individual not to attend within 100 meters of the residence.  There appeared to be no one home at the time.  A short time later, the homeowner arrived at the residence and was advised of the incident.  The homeowner was moving out and came back for the last few items.  Police are continuing their investigation with charges pending against a 53-year-old male including breach of protection order, breach of peace bond as well as trespass at night.

May 30th, 2016

Police are investigating several complaints of vandalism involving spray painting in Morden. Police received a call from the Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church on 7th Street reporting a number “3” painted on the side of the Kenmore Theatre.  Also on a shed belonging to the church was the number “3” and the writing “#nocrime”.   Two homes on 7th Street in this area were also spray painted.  One home had “SHOULDA KEEPED WATCH” and other home had “FP” and the number “3”.   The City of Morden Planning and Development office on 7th Street received some vandalism as well with the painting of “DRUNK TAG” AND THE NUMBER “3” along with a reversed “K”.  Then on June 3rd, police observed some graffiti on a mail box along 8th Street near the Anglican Church.  The spray painting displayed the words “# NO POLICE BRUTALITY”.  Some spray painting was also noticed at the Skateboard Park and baseball canteen in Morden, which is probably unrelated.  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).

May 30th, 2016

An off duty police officer observed a vehicle travelling west on Hwy. #3 into Morden that was driving erratically. The vehicle was all over the road and at times, was hitting the side of the ditch.  Police stopped the vehicle and spoke with the driver who advised that they had blood pressure issues and was not feeling well.  The driver advised that they had tingling sensations in their hands and feet.  There were no signs of alcohol or drug use.  The 49 year old female driver was transported to Boundary Trails Health Centre for medical observation.

June 1st, 2016

Police have a Warrant for Arrest for 23-year-old Cody Don Saunders of Winnipeg for breach of Recognizance. The accused was released on a Recognizance for failing to appear in court.  One of the conditions of his release was to report to the Morden Police Service every Friday commencing May 6th, which he failed to do.  Anyone with information regarding Saunders’ 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).

June 3rd, 2016

Around 10:20 pm, police received a call of an assault outside the Traveller’s Inn in Morden. Police attended and spoke with the female victim who advised she was outside and during conversation with a male, was punched in the chin.  The victim knew the suspect’s name and police later found the male at Rock’s Bar & Grill.  The suspect was arrested for assault but denied ever assaulting the victim.  The suspect was transported to the Morden Police Service and a short time later, police received a call from staff at the Traveller’s Inn to say that the surveillance video shows the conversation with the victim and suspect but no assault took place.  Police attended and reviewed the video to confirm that no assault in fact occurred.  The 25-year-old suspect was released from police custody and returned to his residence without charges.  The 50-year-old alleged victim in this incident was issued a warning for public mischief.

June 5th, 2016

Police received a report of an assault that took place at an apartment in Morden. A male awoke to find his girlfriend and another female drinking.  The male became upset and wanted the one female to leave.  The female got mad and threw a cup at the male hitting him in the face.  The male then threw the female to the floor.  The two females had been drinking and were intoxicated.  Neither wanted to pursue criminal charges of assault and therefore no further action was required by police.

 

May 24Th – May 30th, 2016

Total Calls for Service – 69

Assault – 2

Other Criminal Code (mischief, breach protection order, resist arrest, breach of probation) – 7

Impaired Driving – 1

Motor Vehicle Accidents – 2

Highway Traffic Act Offences (charges & warnings) – 10

By-Laws – 3

Petty Trespass Act – 1

Assist General Public (suspicious persons/vehicles, attempted fraud, domestic dispute, missing person, emergency hang up) – 20

Other Police Activities (alarms, criminal record checks, assist other agencies, Lost / Found Property, K9 assistance, mental health act, 24 hour suspension) – 23

May 25th, 2016

Police have a Warrant for Arrest for 32-year-old Steven Craig Peters of Canora, Saskatchewan. Peters was placed on probation for assaulting a peace officer and two of his conditions were to report to a probation officer and to notify the probation officer of any change of address, which he failed to do.  Anyone with information regarding this individual’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).

May 25th, 2016

A 46-year-old male is facing a charge of mischief over $5000.00 for vandalizing a vehicle in Morden. The victim went out for a walk around 8:00 pm on May 24th and when she returned, she was approached by a neighbor who witnessed a male around her vehicle.  The male individual was observed to be playing with the antenna on the victim’s vehicle.  The witnessed confronted the male and asked what he was doing.  The male mumbled something and then walked away but as he did, he reached into his pocket and proceeded to scrape an object along the passenger’s side of the victim’s car.  The witness advised that the male appeared to be intoxicated.  The male, who lives in the same apartment complex as the victim, was identified and arrested for mischief.  While speaking with the accused, he did admit that he was mad at this individual so he took a knife and scratched the paint on her car.  He will be appearing in Morden Provincial Court in July.

May 26th, 2016

Around 9:00 pm, police received a call from a male who was up at the old boat dock area of Lake Minnewasta with his family and advised there was a group of four males walking around and one was completely naked and carrying a beer can. Police attended and observed a vehicle backed up to the water with four males standing around, one being in possession of a beer can.  Inside the vehicle was a partial case of beer with ice in it as well as beer cans strewn about outside the vehicle.  The group, ages 19 and 21, was confronted on the report of one of them being naked, which they denied.  The one individual eventually admitted that he might not have had anything on when he got out of the water.  Police warned the individuals about public nudity and issued Provincial Offence Notices for littering as well as consuming liquor in a public place.

May 29th, 2016

Police received a 911 call around 1:00 am regarding a domestic dispute between a couple who requested assistance. Police attended and spoke with the couple who were both heavily intoxicated.  They got into an argument after being at a friend’s home that ended in a minor physical altercation.  Neither would provide further details and both agreed to retire for the night and talk about things in the morning when sober.  There were no charges as a result of this incident.

May 29th, 2016

Police received another 911 call around 1:20 am from a payphone at Rock’s Bar & Grill in Morden. Dispatch could not get any details from the individual but could hear a lot of noise in the background.  Police attended and observed a large crowd of people outside the doors of the bar.  An employee advised there was someone just using the payphone and pointed out the individual to police.  Police spoke with individual who was uncooperative and did not want to provide identification.  Police advised the individual that he was being detained and while escorting him to the police vehicle, he began to pull away.  Eventually, the individual was advised he would be arrested for resisting if he did not cooperate.  Police struggled with the individual and when placing him in the police vehicle, the individual pushed away and was restrained on the ground.  The 20-year-old male from Rathwell, Manitoba is charged with disorderly in or around a licensed premise as well as resisting arrest.  He will be appearing in Morden Provincial Court in July.

 

May 16th – May 24th, 2016

Total Calls for Service – 81

Theft under $5000.00 – 1

Fraud – 1

Other Criminal Code (mischief, obstruct police officer, trespass at night, breach protection order, breach of probation) – 9

Impaired Driving – 1

Highway Traffic Act Offences (charges & warnings) – 11

By-Laws – 4

Assist General Public (suspicious persons/vehicles, attempted fraud, domestic dispute, missing person, emergency hang up) – 21

Other Police Activities (alarms, criminal record checks, assist other agencies, Lost / Found Property, K9 assistance, mental health act, 24 hour suspension) – 33

May 16th, 2016

Morden Police conducted another MPI sponsored Distracted Driving Checkstop this date. Four drivers were charged for using a Cellular phone or other electronic hand held device while driving as well as one for speeding.   Police will be continuing to monitor cell phone usage by drivers and will be conducting another MPI sponsored Distracted Driving Program in July.

May 17th, 2016

Police received a complaint around 12:50 am of an individual banging and yelling at the door of a residence in Morden. Police arrived on scene and located a male individual whom the homeowner advised was not welcome on the property.  The male had a cut with dried blood on his temple and advised that he was an old boyfriend trying to reconcile with the homeowner.  The male suspect was escorted from the property and advised that any further dealings could result in charges.

May 18th, 2016

An off duty police officer was travelling back from Winnipeg in an unmarked police vehicle when they observed an individual enter the oncoming traffic lane and then back onto the shoulder of the highway. The driver would alter their speed on several occasions, driving at 80 km/hr and then back up to 100 km/hr.  The vehicle was stopped and the female driver was noted to have an odor of liquor on her breath.  There were three children in the vehicle as well, all under the age of 16.  The driver displayed signs of impairment and was arrested for impaired driving.  Two breath tests were obtained and analyzed at 80mg%.  The driver was issued a Provincial Offence Notice for driving carelessly as well as a 72-hour suspension of her driver’s license.

May 20th, 2016

Around 2:20 pm this date, police received a 911 call from a witness reporting that he just observed a truck in the ditch on South Railway Street west of 9th Street.  The caller advised that he also observed the driver just throw a beer can out the truck window and was now attempting to get out of the vehicle.   Police arrived on scene and observed that the truck appeared to have lost control while travelling west bound on South Railway Street, drove into the ditch, jumped an approach and then ran into a second approach.  The truck had severe damage to the front end as well as a smashed windshield.  A witness pointed out the driver who was talking with another individual in the Manitoba Hydro substation nearby.   The male driver had a bloody eye, blood running down his face and a large lump in the middle of his forehead.   The driver displayed signs of impairment, including an odor of liquor on his breath.  He was arrested for impaired driving but refused medical treatment.  Paramedics arrived on scene and the driver then allowed them to treat his injuries.  He was escorted to Boundary Trails Health Centre for further observation and eventually cleared and released.  Two breath samples were obtained from the driver and analyzed at 200mg%.  The 24 year old driver from Steinbach is charged with impaired driving, driving over .08 as well as driving while disqualified due to a lifetime suspension from driving.  He will be appearing in Morden Provincial Court in June.

May 23rd, 2016

Police received a report of a vehicle vandalized while parked on Falcon Drive in Morden. The vehicle, a 1999 black Ford truck, was parked on a driveway overnight and in the morning, the owner noticed the driver’s side window smashed out.

Nothing appeared to be missing from inside the 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).

May 23rd, 2016

A 31 year old male from Winnipeg is facing several charges following an early evening incident. Around 7:00 pm, police were on general patrol when they observed a lone male along Thornhill Street in Morden urinating on the front lawn of a residence.  The accused was unsteady on his feet, had slurred speech and a heavy odor of liquor on his breath.  The individual did not know where he was but indicated he was from Winnipeg.  The suspect was arrested under the Intoxicated Persons Detention Act and transported to the police station.  Upon exiting the vehicle, the suspect broke away from police and attempted to run away, but fell down.  Police helped him to his feet and the man threatened to punch one of the officers in the face. He was escorted to the cell area where he continued to be combative and belligerent with police.  The suspect was allowed to call his lawyer and while in the lawyer room, he ripped the phone off the wall and threw it to the ground.  The accused is charged with mischief, uttering threats, resisting arrest and breach of probation.  He is currently on an 18 month Probation Order for Assault and Assault Cause Bodily Harm.  The accused was held in custody and taken to Morden Provincial Court May 24th for his first appearance.

 

May 9th – May 16th, 2016

Total Calls for Service – 71

Assaults – 3

Theft under $5000.00 – 3

Fraud – 1

Other Criminal Code (mischief, breach of undertaking, breach of probation) – 5

Possession of a Controlled Substance – 1

Highway Traffic Act Offences (charges & warnings) – 13

Liquor & Gaming Control Act – 1

Fail to Stop or Remain after an Accident – 3

By-Laws – 3

Assist General Public (suspicious persons/vehicles, attempted fraud, domestic dispute, missing person, emergency hang up) – 9

Other Police Activities (alarms, criminal record checks, assist other agencies, Lost / Found Property, K9 assistance, mental health act, 24 hour suspension) – 29

May 9th, 2016

Police received a report of a hit and run accident that occurred on May 5th in the parking lot of the Giant Tiger in Morden.  Damage was noticed on the passenger’s rear fender and doors by the owner of the 2005 grey Chevrolet Equinox. 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).

May 9th, 2016

Police received another report of a hit and run accident that occurred on May 6th either in the parking lot of the Giant Tiger or Morden Co-op. Damage was noticed on the passenger’s front door of the 2010 black Dodge Caravan. 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).

May 10th, 2016

An intoxicated female called 911 regarding an argument she and her boyfriend were having. Police attended the residence to learn that the female was intoxicated and came to bed but was playing on her phone. The boyfriend asked her to shut the phone off and the two got into an argument. No assault or threats were reported so police mediated the situation to ensure no further problems occurred.

May 11th, 2016

Police were called to a residence around 12:30 am with a report of someone trying to break into the home. While attending, police received a second call by the homeowner advising she was now outside hiding in the backyard. Police attended and spoke with the homeowner who eventually revealed that an ex-boyfriend had come to Morden and she allowed him to stay with her. The two got into an argument tonight and the boyfriend became upset and motioned towards her, which the caller felt uncomfortable with. As a result, she ran out of the house and called police. No assault or threats had been made but the caller was uncertain what might happen and was scared. Police cleared the home to ensure the boyfriend was no longer there. The caller was going to stay at another location for the night but discovered that her credit card was taken and suspected the ex-boyfriend. She admitted to giving him her card to use along with her personal identification number. No further action was required at this time.

May 11th, 2016

Around 8:15 am, police received a call from 911 ambulance dispatch requesting police assistance at a residence in Morden with a female that was unconscious but breathing. Police attended and spoke with the homeowner who reported that a woman showed up at his door and said she had been kicked in the ribs and beat up. The female reported that the incident occurred in Steinbach where she got into a fight with another female. During the fight, a male stepped in and kicked her in the face and ribs. The victim was uncooperative with providing police any information regarding the incident. The only information she would provide is that the incident occurred around 5:00 am in Steinbach and a friend drove her to Morden. Other than that, she refused to provide any further information. The female was transported to Boundary Trails Health Centre for further medical treatment.

May 11th, 2016

Police received a report of a drive shaft stolen from a 2003 GMC 2500 HD truck that was parked by a business on Cochlan Drive in Morden. The truck had been sitting there for the past year, so it is unkown as to exactly when this may 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).

May 12th, 2016

While checking the driver’s license and vehicle registration during a traffic stop, police observed a half bottle of liquor on the floor behind the passenger’s seat of the vehicle. The driver stated that she had not consumed any alcohol but did smoke a joint just prior to being stopped. The 22-year-old female from Morden was issued a Provincial Offence Notice for unlawful transportation of liquor in a motor vehicle.

May 12th, 2016

At 8:50 pm, a resident was inside her house when some kids came to her door to advise that a car just hit the mirror off of her vehicle that was parked on 9th Street south. The kids did not provide any description of the vehicle to the victim and the victim did not ask for the kid’s names so no further details could provided. The victim’s car is a 2003 red Ford Focus. 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).

May 14th, 2016

Police conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle at 2:00 am for not coming to a complete stop at a stop sign. While speaking with the driver, police detected an odor of fresh marihuana. The driver admitted there was a small amount of marihuana in the vehicle and it belonged to both her and her passenger. A small quantity of marihuana was seized along with a glass pipe. Both females, ages 21 and 25, were issued warnings for possession of a controlled substance.

May 14th, 2016

Around 2:40 am, police were on general patrol and observed a vehicle make a wide turn from 5th Street onto Thornhill Street. The vehicle was stopped and the passenger in the vehicle was observed to have an open can of beer under his seat, which spilled out onto the floor. The driver had an odor of liquor on his breath and a roadside screening demand was made. The sample provided by the driver was analyzed at 48mg% . Due to the driver having a 5L license with a zero blood alcohol concentration restriction, he was issued a 24 hour suspension of his license. The 29-year-old passenger in the vehicle was issued a Provincial Offence Notice for unlawful transportation of liquor in a motor vehicle.

May 14th, 2016

A 57-year-old Morden man is facing charges of assault and uttering threats following a domestic situation. The incident occurred a couple days earlier when the teenage victim got into an argument with her father and another occupant in the home. The argument escalated to the point where the father threatened to kill both the teenager and the other occupant in the home. The teenager tried to walk away from the accused but was struck on the side of the head and face and then choked. The accused eventually stopped and the victim retreated to her room. The accused was arrested and released on a Promise to Appear with conditions and will be appearing in Morden Provincial Court in June.

 

May 2nd – May 10th, 2016

Total Calls for Service – 121

Theft over $5000.00 – 1

Theft under $5000.00 – 3

Fraud – 3

Other Criminal Code (mischief, breach of undertaking, breach of probation) – 5

Highway Traffic Act Offences (charges & warnings) – 14

Liquor & Gaming Control Act – 2

Petty Trespass Act – 2

Motor Vehicle Accidents – 3

Fail to Stop or Remain after an Accident – 1

By-Laws – 7

Assist General Public (suspicious persons/vehicles, attempted fraud, domestic dispute, missing person, emergency hang up) – 24

Other Police Activities (alarms, criminal record checks, assist other agencies, Lost / Found Property, K9 assistance, mental health act, 24 hour suspension) – 56

May 1st, 2016

Police received a 911 call requesting assistance at a residence. The caller was out of breath and advised he just chased a male from his residence after he threw a bottle at a female and struck her in the face. Police obtained a description of the individual and attended the residence. The female victim was crying and observed to have a swollen and cut cheek.  A group of individuals was at the residence drinking after being at the bar, including the accused whom the victim had invited to the home. After several drinks, the accused decided he wanted to stay the night. The victim did not want the accused to stay and asked him to leave. The accused became upset, started swearing and threatening people, then threw a bottle at the victim striking her in the cheek. The accused was wrestled to the floor by someone and removed from the residence. When the accused heard that police were called, he fled on foot. The next morning around 2:00 am, police received a call to another disturbance and the accused was present. He was intoxicated and arrested for assault with a weapon. The 21 year old male from Carman is charged with assault with a weapon, 2 counts of utter threats to kill as well as 3 counts of breach of probation. He was remanded into custody until his next court appearance.

May 2nd, 2016

A 37-year-old male from Morden was arrested as a result of an outstanding Warrant for Arrest in Winnipeg. The individual was wanted on charges of theft under $5000.00 as well as failing to attend court. These charges dated back from 2003-2006.  He was brought before the courts and pled guilty to his charges. He received a fine and was released.

May 2nd, 2016

A 36-year-old female from Morden has been charged for trespassing under the Petty Trespass Act. The accused was served a banning notice preventing her from attending Tim Horton’s. Police were called and advised the accused was inside the restaurant. She was served a Provincial Offence Notice and removed from the property.

May 3rd, 2016

A Honda push lawn mower was reported stolen from inside a garage in Morden. No further description could be provided.   Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of this lawn mower 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 3rd, 2016

Police received a report of a fraud in which the victim is out of pocket approximately $70,000.00. The victim met an individual on the internet and began sending money upon request, to help with various expenses. The transactions took place over a period of one year. Once again, the public is reminded that these types of scams are common and one should never give out any personal information or send money to sources of unknown credibility.

May 4th, 2016

Morden Police conducted a MPI sponsored Distracted Driving Checkstop this date.  Five drivers were charged for using a Cellular phone or other electronic hand held device while driving.

May 5th, 2016

Police were on general patrol when they came upon a motor vehicle accident at the intersection of Stephen Street and 7th Street in Morden. A motorcycle was travelling east bound on Stephen Street approaching 7th Street along with another vehicle travelling west bound.  The westbound vehicle turned south onto 7th Street as the motorcycle entered the intersection, knocking the driver to the ground. The driver received minor injuries but did not require immediate medical attention.

May 5th, 2016

Received a 911 call of a motor vehicle accident at the intersection of 1st Street and Thornhill Street in Morden. Police along with Morden Fire & Rescue attended to find that an eastbound vehicle was entering the intersection when a westbound vehicle turned south down Route 100 in front of the first vehicle. One infant was transported to Boundary Trails Health Centre for further examination as a precaution.

May 6th, 2016

Police were called to another motor vehicle accident at the intersection of 1st Street and Thornhill Street in Morden. Again, a westbound vehicle attempted to turn south onto Route 100 at the same time an eastbound vehicle was entering the intersection.  All three occupants of the vehicle were assessed at the scene and transported to Boundary Trails Health Centre by ambulance with varying injuries. Both vehicles required towing from the scene.

May 6th, 2016 

A 19-year-old Morden man is facing charges of breaching his undertaking and his probation order after being observed walking down the street with an open can of beer. Police spoke with the individual who had a strong odor of liquor on his breath.  The accused was placed on an undertaking on February 18th by the Brandon Police Service with conditions to abstain from the consumption of alcohol.  He was also on probation from September 2015 with a condition to keep the peace and be of good behavior.  Due to previous incidents, the accused was remanded into custody and will be appearing in Portage Provincial Court May 9th.

May 8th, 2016

Police are investigating the theft of a quad taken from a yard in Morden. Around 1:40 am, police received a call from a resident stating two of his quads were just stolen and was chasing them with his vehicle. The owner lost sight of them when they entered a field north of Morden.  Police searched the area and could hear a quad northwest of Morden but were unable to locate them. The owner later called to advised he was in Miami and could hear a quad somewhere south of Miami. Police attended and located one of the quads driving down a street in Miami but it fled into a field. The quad had two male youths on it, approximately 14 – 16 years old. Later this same morning, the owner called police to say that he found his second quad in his neighbor’s yard, so only one of the quads was actually taken.  Later in the afternoon, RCMP advised that they recovered the victim’s quad in a ditch near Altamont. The quad is described as a white Yamaha 350 Raptor. Police are continuing their investigation and ask anyone with information regarding this incident 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 9th, 2016

A reminder that the City of Morden has a By-Law regulating the use of certain powered model vehicles and aircraft within the City limits. Police have received calls and recently a complaint of a drone flying over a residential area within the City of Morden. Model aircraft is prohibited from being operated anywhere within the City of Morden. For more information, please see the City of Morden By-Law regarding model vehicles and aircraft.

 

April 25th – May 2nd, 2016

Total Calls for Service – 106

Assault – 3

Other Criminal Code (mischief, fail to attend court, breach of recognizance) – 14

Highway Traffic Act Offences (charges & warnings) – 26

By-Laws – 3

Assist General Public (suspicious persons/vehicles, attempted fraud, domestic dispute, missing person, emergency hang up) – 28

Other Police Activities (alarms, criminal record checks, assist other agencies, Lost / Found Property, K9 assistance, mental health act, 24 hour suspension) – 32

April 25th, 2016

Police were called to a residence regarding a domestic dispute. Police arrived on scene to find a male and female sitting outside.  The couple advised that they were separated and got back together for a few weeks, but it is not working out.  Both individuals were intoxicated but advised that no assaults or threats took place, just arguing.  A family member was present and confirmed no assaults or threats took place.  Both agreed to discuss things in the morning when sober.  There were no charges as a result of this incident.

April 26th, 2016

A vehicle parked in the 700 block of Wardrop Street in Morden was vandalized sometime over the past several days. The owner noticed circular scratches on the driver’s door.  The vehicle is a 2005 black Toyota Echo.  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 27th, 2016

Police received a 911 call around 4:00 am requesting police attend the Thornview Grocery parking lot immediately. Police arrived and spoke with a male who advised that he was out jogging down the sidewalk on Thornhill Street when he heard someone yell something.  The victim stopped, removed his ear buds and then felt a hand on his shoulder.  He turned around coming face to face with a male asking for money or a phone.  When the victim advised he had neither, the suspect threw something onto the ground, clenched his fists and wanted to fight.  A 19 year old Morden resident was arrested for this incident.  A check through police dispatch indicated the suspect was on probation to keep the peace and be of good behavior, on a curfew and wanted on a Warrant for failing to attend for fingerprints in Brandon.  The accused is charged with assault, 2 counts of breach of probation and breach of undertaking.  He was released on a Promise to Appear in Morden Provincial Court in June as well as a Promise to Appear in Brandon in May in regards to the Warrant.

April 27th, 2016

Morden Police conducted another MPI sponsored Distracted Driving Checkstop. On this date, 10 people were charged for using a Cellular phone or other electronic hand held device while driving.

April 30th, 2016

A 23 year old Morden resident was charged with sexual assault in January 2016 and released on a Promise to Appear in February. The matter was remanded to March and then again to April at which time the accused failed to attend court.  As a result, a Warrant for Arrest was issued.  Police arrested the male and a hearing was held with a Judicial Justice of the Peace.  The accused was released on a Recognizance with conditions and will be appearing in Morden Provincial Court in May.

April 28th, 2016

Police were called to a disturbance at a residence on 9th Street in Morden around 3:30 am.  Police attended and observed a female sitting at the kitchen table consuming a beer.  The female is known to be on a Recognizance with conditions to abstain from the consumption of alcohol and to have no contact or communication with another female, who was also in the residence.  The 36 year old female from Morden was placed under arrest and removed from the residence.  She was visibly intoxicated with a strong odor of liquor.   She was lodged in cells until sober and then released on a Promise to Appear in Morden Provincial Court in June charged with 3 counts of breach of recognizance.

April 29th, 2016

A 20 year old female from Winkler is charged with failing to appear for identification purposes. The accused was charged with breach of probation and served a summons to appear in court as well as the Morden Police Service on April 28th, 2016 for the purpose of providing her fingerprints.  The accused failed to attend and will be appearing in Morden Provincial Court in June.

April 29th, 2016

A 56 year old Swan Lake resident is charged with failing to appear in court after being charged for failing to appear for identification purposes. He was to appear in Morden Provincial Court on April 28th but failed to do so.  As a result, a Warrant for Arrest was issued for Harry Lorne Hobson.  Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Hobson 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 30th, 2016

Police received a call of a female at Giant Tiger in Morden who approached an individual asking for help to get home. The female appearing intoxicated and was last seen near the back of the Traveller’s Inn.  Police attended and located a female matching the description in the back alley.  The female was intoxicated and unsteady on her feet.  The female could not provide police with a location of where she was going in Morden and was arrested under the Intoxicated Persons Detention Act.  She was lodged in cells until sober and released without any charges.

May 1st, 2016

Around 2:15 am, police received a 911 call from a residence in Morden advising he could hear yelling and crying from an apartment. The caller advised he can hear a female yelling at someone to get out and then observed a male leave the apartment and get into a vehicle. Police arrived at the residence and spoke with the female victim who was sitting on the floor holding her left arm in pain.  She advised that she was at the bar with her boyfriend and everything was fine until the end of the night.  She returned home and the boyfriend requested a vehicle key back which led to some pushing at the front door.  The victim yelled at the accused to get out as she was crying but the accused pushed the victim several times until she fell backwards to the floor, injuring her left arm and wrist.  The daughter of the accused was also pushed by the accused as she tried to enter the residence.  Police attended the accused’s residence and placed him under arrest for assault.  The 41 year old Morden resident is charged with assault causing bodily harm and will be appearing in Morden Provincial Court in June.

 

April 18th – April 25th, 2016

Total Calls for Service – 95

Theft under $5000.00 – 2

Assault – 1

Frauds – 1

Other Criminal Code (utter threats, harassment, unlawfully in a dwelling house, mischief) – 4

Highway Traffic Act Offences (charges & warnings) – 31

Drive while Disqualified – 2

Fail to Stop & Remain after an accident – 3

By-Laws – 5

Assist General Public (suspicious persons/vehicles, attempted fraud, domestic dispute, missing person, emergency hang up) – 15

Other Police Activities (alarms, criminal record checks, assist other agencies, Lost / Found Property, K9 assistance, mental health act, 24 hour suspension) – 31

April 18th, 2016

A vehicle parked at the Access Event Centre was vandalized sometime March 9th or 10th.  The owner noticed that the vehicle had been keyed on the passenger’s side door and rear fender.  The vehicle damaged is a 2014 grey GMC truck.  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, 2016

The Morden Police Service is once again participating in the Distracted Driver Enforcement Program. The program is funded by Manitoba Public Insurance and works in conjunction with Police Services, enhancing enforcement through organized enforcement activity to detect infractions – particularly related to distracted driving offences.  The first checkstop was held April 19th which resulted in 6 offence notices being issued for drivers using a cellular telephone or other hand-operated electronic device.  One offence notice was also issued for allowing a person under 18 years of age to ride in a motor vehicle without a seatbelt.  The passenger of this vehicle was observed to have a young child on her lap while the vehicle was driving and did not own a car seat.

April 19th, 2016

Police received a call from a female to report threatening comments made to her by her ex-husband. The two were in the same vehicle when the ex-husband started driving recklessly with their kids inside.  Police are continuing their investigation.

April 20th, 2016

A vehicle was parked at Boston Pizza in Morden between 6:30 pm -7:45 pm this date. The owner went inside for supper and returned to find that his Ipad was stolen from inside the 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).

April 21st, 2016

Police were called to an apartment on Gaslight Drive in Morden regarding an assault. A 31 year old male attended the residence looking for his brother and got upset with one of the residents during the conversation.  The 31 year old grabbed the other 27 year old male by the throat and began to choke him.  The two ended up outside the apartment wrestling on the front lawn.  Finally, the one male ended up running to a local business for help and police were called.  Police spoke with both individuals and neither one wanted to pursue criminal charges.  Both were issued warnings for the assault.

April 23rd, 2016

Police received a call for assistance in removing someone from a residence who was intoxicated and refusing to leave. Police attended the residence and found the suspect walking down the street.  Police spoke with the individual who had been drinking but did not appear intoxicated.  It was learned that the suspect was causing problems inside the house earlier and got upset when asked to leave.  The 25 year old male from Ashern agreed to stay with an acquaintance for the night.  There was no further action required by police.

 

April 4th – April 18th, 2016

Total Calls for Service – 149

Theft under $5000.00 – 1

Assault (common, assault cause bodily harm) – 3

Frauds – 1

Other Criminal Code (utter threats, fail to attend, mischief) – 5

Controlled Drugs & Substances – 1

Dangerous Operation of Motor Vehicle – 1

Highway Traffic Act Offences (charges & warnings) – 32

Drive while Prohibited – 1

Fail to Stop & Remain after an accident – 1

By-Laws – 9

Assist General Public (suspicious persons/vehicles, attempted fraud, domestic dispute, missing person, emergency hang up) – 34

Other Police Activities (alarms, criminal record checks, assist other agencies, Lost / Found Property, K9 assistance, mental health act, 24 hour suspension) – 60

April 5th, 2016

Police were called to Morden Collegiate over a threatening text message sent to a student by a parent. There had been some issues between two students which led to one of the parents becoming upset and sending a text message to the other student.  The incident was reported to the Principal of the Collegiate who met with the parent along with police.  The parent was issued a warning for sending threatening text messages.  There was no other police action required at this time. 

April 10th, 2016

A resident called around 1:00 pm requesting police attend immediately as there was domestic assault occurring in one of the apartments within an apartment complex. Loud screaming and banging could be heard and a suspect was identified.  Police attended and found a male individual lying in the doorway of one of the apartments who was intoxicated.  The individual was assisted to his feet and arrested for domestic assault.  The female victim was reluctant to speak with police in regards to the assault but there were visible injuries noticed on her face including a swollen eye and blood in the corner of her mouth.  Eventually the victim admitted that the accused did hit her several times on the side of her head.  The accused was lodged in cells until sober and then released on a Promise to Appear for Morden Provincial Court in May.  The 21 year old male from Swan Lake is charged with one count of Assault.

April 11th, 2016

While on patrol, police observed a vehicle parked in amongst some trees at the Minnewasta campground. As police approached, a male was seen bending into the vehicle and then quickly coming back out, acting quite nervous.  While speaking with the lone male, police detected a slight odor of marihuana.  An open can of beer was found under the driver’s front tire.  Also in plain view was a grinder and plastic zip lock bag of marihuana buds on the front passenger’s seat. These items were seized along with other items founds inside the vehicle related to drug use.  The 33 year old resident of Morden was issued a warning for possession of a controlled substance.

April 12th, 2016

At 3:30 am, police observed a vehicle travelling east on Thornhill Street with no front license plate. The vehicle was stopped and while speaking with the driver, police could detect an odor of alcohol coming from the vehicle.  The driver indicated all his passengers had been drinking but he had not, as he was the designated driver.  The driver was requested to exit his vehicle and when outside, an odor of liquor could be detected on his breath.  A roadside screening demand was made and administered which registered a warning.  A 72 hour roadside driver’s license suspension was issued.

April 13th, 2016 

Police have charged a 25 year old female with fail to appear for identification purposes. The accused failed to attend the Morden Police Service for the purpose of providing her fingerprints as part of her release after being arrested on the strength of a warrant.  She was to appear for fingerprinting on April 12th, 2016.  A Warrant for Deniece Lucie Fiset has been issued.  Anyone with information regarding Fiset 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 13th, 2016

A 48 year old Miami area resident is facing multiple charges after failing to stop for police.   Around 6:50 pm, police were on general patrol stopped at an intersection north-west of Morden.  A vehicle travelling westbound was observed without a front license plate and the driver recognized as being prohibited from driving.  The vehicle turned north in front of police at which time emergency lights were activated.  The vehicle sped up and refused to stop.  Police activated the siren and the vehicle continued to speed away.  The vehicle was followed and continued to change roads multiple times, still refusing to stop for police.  After being pursued for approximately 23 kilometres, the vehicle pulled into a yard where the driver has resided in the past.  The vehicle was parked beside another vehicle but the driver was gone.  The interior of the vehicle had a heavy odor of liquor and there were empty beer cans in the front passenger and rear floor areas.  The license plate on the vehicle expired in February of 2010.  When the vehicle entered the yard, it came within 30 feet of where children were playing on a trampoline.   The vehicle was towed from the scene and impounded.  Several hours later, the accused called police asking if they were looking for him.  The individual was met at a residence and placed under arrest.  He is charged with dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, flight from police, operate motor vehicle while disqualified, drive without motor vehicle liability insurance and attach unauthorized number plate.  A hearing was held with the driver and a Judicial Justice of the Peace.  He was released on a Recognizance with conditions and scheduled to appear in Morden Provincial Court May 10th.

April 17th, 2016

A check of a vehicle travelling down Mountain Street in Morden revealed the registration to be inactive. The vehicle was stopped and the 23 year old Morden resident advised of his registration having lapsed.  A check of his driver’s license through police dispatch indicated he was also suspended from operating a motor vehicle.  The vehicle was towed and impounded and the driver is charged with drive motor vehicle while prohibited as well as drive without liability insurance.

 

March 28th – April 4th, 2016

Total Calls for Service – 59

Other Criminal Code (arson, disturb the peace, mischief) – 4

Controlled Drugs & Substances Act (cannabis) – 1

Impaired Driving – 1

Drive while Disqualified – 1

Highway Traffic Act Offences (charges & warnings) – 12

Motor Vehicle Accidents – 1

Fail to Stop & Remain after an accident – 1

By-Laws – 2

Assist General Public (suspicious persons/vehicles, attempted fraud, domestic dispute, missing person, emergency hang up) – 10

Other Police Activities (alarms, criminal record checks, assist other agencies, Lost / Found Property, K9 assistance, mental health act, 24 hour suspension) – 26

March 28th, 2016

A call was received of a fire on a play structure at Maple Leaf School in Morden. Police arrived and observed a small fire in a wooden play structure that appeared to be started by igniting a pair of gloves left at the scene.  The fire was quickly extinguished with minimal damage caused to a few of the wooden boards.  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 29th, 2016

Police were on general patrol around 10:40 am when they observed a vehicle travelling south on a side road towards Highway #3. A check of the vehicle’s license plate revealed that it was inactive.  Emergency lights were activated and the vehicle accelerated and continued driving west on Highway #3.  Police activated the siren and the vehicle turned into a business, accelerating again in an attempt to get away from police.  The vehicle stopped between two parked vehicles and the driver attempted to exit the vehicle.  Police ordered the driver to remain in his vehicle, to which he complied.  While speaking with the driver, an odor of liquor was detected on his breath.  A roadside screening test was issued which resulted in a warning.   The 56 year old male from Darlingford was issued a 72 hour suspension of his driver’s license as well as three Provincial Offence Notices for driving without driver’s liability insurance, driving without motor vehicle liability insurance and disobeying a Peace Officer’s requirement to stop.  The fines will be determined by a justice at a later date.

March 29th, 2016

A 23 year old female from Winkler is charged with breach of probation for failing to complete her community service work. The accused was charged with possession of a controlled substance and placed on probation in September 2015.  She will be appearing in Morden Provincial Court in April.

March 29th, 2016

A 17 year old youth from Morden is also charged with breach of probation for failing to complete his community service work. The accused was charged with 3 counts of failing to comply with an Undertaking and placed on probation in September 2015.  He will be appearing in Morden Provincial Court in April.

March 30th, 2016

Police observed a vehicle parked on Stephen Street with a lone male in the driver’s seat. A check with police dispatch indicated the vehicle registration was inactive.  The vehicle drove off before police could turn around and then parked at a different location.  Police approached the vehicle and spoke with the driver who produced a valid registration which was paid as of this date.  The driver was unable to produce his driver’s license and a check revealed that he was suspended from driving indefinitely.  The driver was advised that the vehicle would be impounded for the mandatory 30 day period and he would be charged with driving while disqualified.  A further check on the driver found that a Warrant for Arrest existed from Winnipeg Police Service for 3 counts of failing to comply with a probation order.  While dealing with the driver, police observed a marihuana joint in the centre console of the vehicle as well as a plastic baggie with a quantity of marihuana.  As a result of this incident, the 32 year old male from Morden is charged with drive while disqualified, breach of probation and possession of a controlled substance.  He was remanded into custody and transported to the Winnipeg Remand Centre on these charges as well as to deal with his Warrant for Arrest from Winnipeg.

March 30th, 2016

Police received a 911 call of a fire at a residence at the corner of Nelson Street and Rampton Street in Morden. The fire started in the stove and the homeowner attempted to extinguish the flames with a fire extinguisher.  Morden Fire & Rescue were on scene and the fire was controlled.  There was some smoke damage, but no injuries as a result of this incident.

March 31st, 2016

There were no serious injuries as a result of a motor vehicle and cyclist accident on Thornhill Street and 3rd Street in Morden.  Around 3:50 pm, police received a 911 call of the accident and attended along with Fire and paramedics.  A vehicle was travelling westbound on Thornhill Street when a cyclist operating a 3-wheel bicycle attempted to cross the highway.  The vehicle travelling in the curb lane stopped to allow the cyclist to cross but a second vehicle travelling in the median lane did not see the cyclist until the last minute.  The driver attempted to stop but bumped the cyclist, knocking him to the ground.  The cyclist received some minor scrapes and bruises and was cleared by paramedics at the scene.

March 31st, 2016

While conducting traffic enforcement, police ran a check on a license plate of a vehicle travelling east on Parkhill Street in Morden. The license plate came back as inactive and the vehicle was stopped.  The driver produced a Manitoba driver’s license and a check through police dispatch indicated the license was also inactive.  While speaking with the driver, police detected an odor of marihuana coming from inside the vehicle.  When advised, the driver handed over to police a glass pipe and a small quantity of marihuana inside a plastic baggie.  As a result of this incident, the driver is charged with driving an unregistered vehicle as well as drive without liability insurance.

April 1st, 2016

Police were responding to a suspicious vehicle complaint around 3:00 am this date in the area of Birchwood Drive in Morden. While en route, police observed the suspect vehicle turning onto Gilmour Street and initiated a traffic stop.  While speaking with the driver, police noticed an odor of liquor on his breath and observed him to have glossy eyes.  A roadside test was administered for alcohol which registered a fail.  The driver was arrested for impaired driving and transported for further testing.  Two tests were obtained of the driver’s breath which resulted in readings of 100 and 80 mg%.  As a result of the readings, the 24 year old male driver from Morden was issued a 90 day administrative driver’s license suspension as well as a 30 day impoundment of his motor vehicle.  A 39 year old male passenger in the vehicle was arrested under the Intoxicated Persons Detention Act and lodged in cells until sober, resulting from the initial complaint.

 

March 21st – March 28th, 2016

Total Calls for Service – 65

Assault/ Assault Causing Bodily Harm – 2

Possession of a Controlled Substance – 2

Other Criminal Code (arson, disturb the peace, mischief) – 11

Drive while Disqualified – 1

Highway Traffic Act Offences (charges & warnings) – 11

Liquor and Gaming Control Act – 1

Firearms Act – 1

Assist General Public (suspicious persons/vehicles, attempted fraud, domestic dispute, missing person, emergency hang up) – 9

Other Police Activities (alarms, criminal record checks, assist other agencies, Lost / Found Property, K9 assistance, mental health act, 24 hour suspension) – 27

March 21st, 2016

While on patrol members of the Morden Police Service located a vehicle parked suspiciously in a remote location. Upon speaking with the occupants of the vehicle, police observed marihuana crumbs on a male youth passenger.  The male youth was asked to exit the vehicle and subsequently dropped some drug paraphernalia.  Both occupants of the vehicle were arrested for Possession of a Controlled Substance.  Police located other drug paraphernalia inside the vehicle.  PSD chase was deployed to search the suspect vehicle and located an amount of marihuana hidden inside the vehicle, along with more paraphernalia.  The driver of the vehicle signed a relinquishment of claim for the seized items and the male youth was brought home to his parents.  The male youth will be dealt with by way of diversion.

March 22nd, 2016

While on patrol members of the Morden Police Service came upon two vehicles driving near the Morden Dam that pulled over in a suspicious manner. Police attended to the vehicles and observed a physical altercation occurring between two males.  Police directed the males to stop and had to physically remove one adult male from inside one of the vehicles.  Police spoke with the male victim, who was seated in the front passenger seat, who advised that the accused had pulled his vehicle in front of the female witnesses vehicle, entered the vehicle and began striking him several times.   The victim had swelling to his face and blood in his mouth.  A subsequent investigation revealed that both men believed they were in a relationship with the female driver and the altercation occurred as a result of the situation.  As a result, a 36 year old male resident of Morden has been charged with Assault and will be appearing in Morden Provincial Court in April.

March 22nd, 2016

Police received a call of a vehicle driving erratically and were provided with a description of the vehicle. Members of the Morden Police Service located the vehicle and conducted a traffic stop.  While police were speaking with the driver, a heavy odor of marihuana was noted inside the vehicle.  The driver was subsequently arrested for Possession of a Controlled Substance and taken into custody.  A subsequent search of the vehicle located a quantity of fresh marihuana and some paraphernalia.  A 21 year old resident of rural Morden has been charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance and will be appearing in Morden Provincial Court in May.

March 22nd, 2016

Police received a 911 call from residents of Morden requesting police assistance with their foster son who was out of control. The caller informed police that there were some injuries and some damage to the residence.   Police responded to the residence and took the accused into custody.  Through a subsequent investigation, police discovered that the accused had become aggressive when confronted with turning down his music.  The accused threw an item at the homeowners causing damage to a wall and striking both in the head.  The accused then punched a door several times causing damage to it.   Police learned that the accused had consumed a house hold product.   The accused was taken to Boundary Trails Health Centre and was treated and released.   The accused is charged with Assault with a weapon x 2, Mischief under $5000, Breach of Recognizance, and Breach of Probation.  The accused was remanded into custody and transported to the Provincial Remand Center.

March 25th, 2016

While conducting a follow up investigation, members of the Morden Police Service attended to a residence in Morden. Police spoke with the homeowner and related that police were looking for a firearm.  Police subsequently located and seized a Smith and Wesson 9mm handgun from the residence.  The investigation is ongoing at this time.

March 26th, 2016

Police received a report from a motorist advising that they had been travelling on Hwy #3 near Buhler Drive, the previous evening, when their vehicle was hit with eggs.   The driver believed that the eggs had been thrown from another vehicle and noticed a crack in the windshield as a result of the incident.

Members of the Morden Police Service have had several incidents in the past week with eggs being thrown at residences, businesses and vehicles. 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).

 

March 7th – March 21st, 2016

Total Calls for Service – 144

Theft under $5000.00 – 5

Assault – 2

Other Criminal Code (mischief, breach of probation) – 4

Fraud (credit card, other)  – 2

Highway Traffic Act Offences (charges & warnings) – 22

Drive while Disqualified – 2

Motor Vehicle Accidents – 1

Fail to Stop or Remain after Accident – 3

By-Laws – 10

Assist General Public (suspicious persons/vehicles, attempted fraud, domestic dispute, missing person, emergency hang up) – 39

Other Police Activities (alarms, criminal record checks, assist other agencies, Lost / Found Property, K9 assistance, mental health act, 24 hour suspension, RSTT) – 54

March 7th, 2016

Police received a call from the Dairy Queen in Morden advising that their building was just egged. A noise was heard outside and when checked, they noticed 3 or 4 eggs had been thrown against the east side of the building.  Police received several complaints subsequent to this of homes being egged on Exeter Drive, Eagle Drive and 2nd Street as well.  No permanent damage was caused by these incidents.  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).

March 8th, 2016

Two youth were reported missing from a group home in Winnipeg, believed to be in Morden at the MacDonald’s restaurant. Police attended the restaurant and found the two teens inside.  Both had consumed alcohol and one of the teens was on probation with a condition to abstain from the consumption of alcohol.  The one 16 year old teen was charged with breach of probation and both were transported to a home as directed by Child & Family Services.  The youth will be appearing in Morden Provincial Court in April.  

March 10th, 2016

Police received a report of a hit and run accident that occurred on Friday, March 4th in the parking lot of the Access Event Centre in Morden.  The driver returned to his vehicle, a 2007 red Ford Fusion, and observed damage to the left 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).

March 15th, 2016

Police received a 911 call from a male with screaming in the background, advising that he was being assaulted by his wife. Police attended the residence and spoke with the victim who was visibly intoxicated and denied calling police.  The accused came to the door holding a beer and yelling at police, also visibly intoxicated.  Eventually, police were able to determine that the wife did in fact assault the husband and she was subsequently arrested and held in custody until sober.  The 38 year old female from Morden is charged with one count of domestic assault and will be appearing in Morden Provincial Court in April.

March 16th, 2016

A 32 year old male from Selkirk, Manitoba is facing a charge of theft under $5000.00 after shoplifting over $1500.00 worth of fragrances from the Shoppers Drug Mart in Morden. Staff discovered the items missing after taking inventory.  A photo of the suspect was obtained from video footage and it was discovered that this same individual was arrested in Winkler on March 14th for shoplifting items from various business locations.  Some of the items that the suspect had in his possession when arrested in Winkler were the items taken from the Shoppers Drug Mart in Morden.  Police are continuing their investigation to locate the suspect for service to have him appear in court.

March 16th, 2016

Police received a report of a hit and run accident that occurred March 7th with a 2012 grey Ford Fusion while parked in the Access Event Centre parking lot in Morden.  Damage was noted to the front driver’s side rear panel when the owner returned to his vehicle around 11:00 pm.  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 17th, 2016

Police are investigating a theft of beer from the vendor at Rock’s Bar & Grill as well as fraudulent transportation related to a taxi fare. Police received a call from a taxi company who transported a male and female to Rock’s Bar & Grill then on into Winnipeg.  Prior to leaving Morden, the male was observed to enter the vendor area of Rock’s Bar & Grill and come out from the cooler area himself carrying two cases of beer.   The couple was transported to an apartment block in Winnipeg but never returned to pay for the fare.  Police are continuing their investigation.

 

February 29th – March 7th, 2016

Total Calls for Service – 67

Breaking & Entering (business) – 1

Theft under $5000.00 – 1

Other Criminal Code (mischief, breach of undertaking, harassment, breach of probation, escape custody) – 9

Assault – 1

Highway Traffic Act Offences (charges & warnings) – 8

Drive while Disqualified – 1

Fail to Stop or Remain after Accident – 1

Motor Vehicle Accidents – 1

By-Laws – 2

Assist General Public (suspicious persons/vehicles, attempted fraud, domestic dispute, missing person, emergency hang up) – 16

Other Police Activities (alarms, criminal record checks, assist other agencies, Lost / Found Property, K9 assistance, mental health act, 24 hour suspension, RSTT) – 26

February 29th, 2016 

Police received a report of a hit and run accident that occurred on February 26th in the parking lot of Décor Cabinets in Morden.   Damage was caused to the rear driver’s side fender of a 2015 grey Chevrolet Cruze.  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 29th, 2016

A 19 year old male from Winkler has been charged with 2 counts of breaching his probation for not complying with conditions to complete community service work and provide a letter of apology. The accused was charged and convicted of break, enter and theft over $5000.00 in August of 2015 and placed on probation as a result.  He will be appearing in Morden Provincial Court in March.

March 4th, 2016

Two youth, ages 15 and 16 are facing several charges after their involvement in a break and enter in Morden. Police received a call around 9:00 am of a break and enter to Olympic Sports that occurred sometime overnight.  Police attended the business to find suspects entered by smashing the front glass door.  Once inside, an assortment of items were taken including  flashlights, clothes, hockey bags, hockey tape, hockey helmets, baseball batting gloves, knives, bicycles and more.

Before leaving, suspects pushed the cash register onto the floor, turned off the furnace, several electrical breakers and emptied a fire extinguisher inside the store. Later this same morning, police had opportunity to attend to a residence regarding a missing person overnight that had returned home.  While dealing with this situation, police observed items inside the home that matched items stolen from the break in at Olympic Sports.  As a result, two youth responsible for the break and enter were arrested and all stolen items were recovered which were hidden in a yard near the business.  Items stolen and damages incurred within the store are in excess of $5000.00.  While in custody, one of the youth required medical attention at Boundary Trails Health Centre.  While there, the youth attempted to escape from police custody and caused a disturbance inside the hospital by swearing and yelling at police.  The 16 year old Morden youth is charged with 1 count of break, enter and theft, 1 count of breach of undertaking, 1 count of escape lawful custody as well as causing a disturbance.  This youth was remanded into custody and transported to the Manitoba Youth Centre in Winnipeg.  He will be appearing in Portage Provincial Court this morning.  A second youth, age 15, is also charged with theft under $5,000.00 and

Breach Probation for his involvement in the break and enter. He was released on a Promise to Appear with conditions and will be appearing in Morden Provincial Court later in March.

March 4th, 2016

Police received a complaint around 10:30 pm that there was people yelling and screaming on Maplewood Crescent in Morden. While en route, police received another complaint that a male and female could be heard yelling at each other.

Police attended the location and observed a vehicle parked in the area of the disturbance with its lights on. Police spoke with the two individuals inside the vehicle; a female in the driver’s seat and a male in the passenger’s seat.   The male in the passenger’s seat advised that he had an argument with his girlfriend but nothing physical occurred.  Police later learned from witnesses that the male individual was observed physically fighting with his girlfriend on the ground and punching her.  As a result, the 43 year old male from Morden is facing charges of domestic assault.  The accused turned himself into police and will be appearing in Morden Provincial Court in April.

March 5th, 2016

A woman was brought to the police station after a witness observed her wondering around without a jacket. The woman advised that she got into an argument at a relative’s residence in Morden and was assaulted.  She left the residence but forgot her keys which she required to get back into her house.  Police attended the residence and spoke with the suspects who advised it was actually the victim who became upset and started hitting people, and they demanded she leave.  None of the individuals involved were interested in pursuing criminal charges therefore no further action was required by police.

March 5th, 2016

Police have charged a 31 year old male with 2 counts of breach of undertaking as a result of the previous incident. The accused has a no contact order with one of the females involved but attended her residence and got into an argument.  The female fled the residence and called police as she did not want him at her residence.  Police attended and located the accused inside the victim’s residence with two of his children.  The accused advised that he came to check on one of his kids because they were sick.  He will be appearing in Morden Provincial Court in March.

 

February 22nd – February 29th, 2016

Total Calls for Service – 74

Theft under $5000.00 – 1

Other Criminal Code (breach of probation, harassment) – 8

Assault (with a weapon) – 1

Highway Traffic Act Offences (charges & warnings) – 5

Drive while Disqualified – 1

Fail to Stop or Remain after Accident – 2

By-Laws – 2

Other Provincial Statutes (Trespass on Private Property) – 1

Assist General Public (suspicious persons/vehicles, attempted fraud, domestic dispute, missing person, emergency hang up) – 21

Other Police Activities (alarms, criminal record checks, assist other agencies, Lost / Found Property, K9 assistance, mental health act, 24 hour suspension, RSTT) – 32

February 23rd, 2016

Police received a 911 call to a motor vehicle accident on Thornhill Street and 6th Street in Morden.  A vehicle travelling eastbound on Thornhill Street was struck by a vehicle travelling south on 6th Street.  The southbound vehicle failed to stop at the stop sign, running into the driver’s side of the eastbound vehicle.  One driver was treated at the scene and released by EMS.  The other driver was transported to Boundary Trails Health Centre for further observation.  Both vehicles required towing from the scene.

February 24th, 2016

Police have charged a 56 year old female with fail to appear for identification purposes. The accused failed to attend the Morden Police Service for the purpose of providing her fingerprints as required by a Summons issued on December 22nd, 2015.  She will be appearing in Morden Provincial Court in March.

February 24th, 2016

Police have also charged a 54 year old male with fail to appear for identification purposes. The accused failed to attend the Morden Police Service for the purpose of providing his fingerprints as required by a Promise to Appear issued as a result of a Warrant.  He will be appearing in Morden Provincial Court in April.

February 24th, 2016

A 42 year old female from Morden was issued a Provincial Offence Notice for Trespassing on Private Property as a result of failing to comply with a banning notice. The accused was issued a banning notice not to attend any of the Co-op retail locations in Morden, Winkler or Plum Coulee.   The accused was located in the Co-op store in Morden by one of the staff members and asked to wait while police were called.  The accused departed the store before police arrived but was later served with the offence notice which carries a fine of $113.10.

February 24th, 2016

A 21 year old male from Winkler is charged with disobeying a court order and will be appearing in Morden Provincial Court in April. The order indicated that he was to appear at the Morden Police Service for fingerprinting within 30 days of release from jail, which he failed to do.  As a result, a summons was issued and served with a court date in April.

February 24th, 2016

Police were called to a vehicle fire in the parking lot of Tim Horton’s in Morden. Police attended and observed a van parked up against the east side of the building with flames coming from underneath the hood area.  Police attempted to extinguish the fire, but the fire was too large.  Morden Fire & Rescue attended shortly thereafter and extinguished the fire before any damage could be caused to the building.  The driver indicated the vehicle was making a noise as they pulled into the parking lot and observed flames after exiting the vehicle.  There were no injuries as a result of this incident.

February 25th, 2016

Police received a report of a hit and run accident that occurred February 20th around 8:00 pm.   The owner parked his vehicle in front of his residence in the 400 block of 8th Street in Morden.  Around 11:00 pm this same night, the owner went to his vehicle and noticed damage to a few areas on the driver’s side on the rear fender as well as the side mirror being broken off.  The vehicle damaged is a 2006 blue Audi A332.    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 28th, 2016

Around 1:40 am, police received a call of an intoxicated male asleep at a table at Tim Horton’s in Morden. Police attended and woke up the 50 year old male who was escorted out and transported to a residence in Morden.  He was cooperative with police and turned over to a relative for the night.

February 28th, 2016

Police are investigating a report of an assault with a weapon that occurred around 4:00 am. A 25 year old male called police to a residence on Cairo Bay in Morden to report that someone just broke into his house and stabbed him twice in the arm while he was lying in bed.  Police attended and observed the male to have significant lacerations to his arm along with blood in several areas of the home.   The male was transported to Boundary Trails Health Centre for medical attention.  Police are continuing their investigation and ask anyone with information regarding this incident to call the Morden Police Service or Crimestoppers.

 

February 16th – February 22nd, 2016

Total Calls for Service – 68

Theft under $5000.00 – 1

Other Criminal Code (mischief, breach of probation, harassment, utter threats) – 5

Assault – 2

Highway Traffic Act Offences (charges & warnings) – 8

Motor Vehicle Accidents – 1

Fail to Stop or Remain after Accident – 1

By-Laws – 1

Assist General Public (suspicious persons/vehicles, attempted fraud, domestic dispute, missing person, emergency hang up) – 21

Other Police Activities (alarms, criminal record checks, assist other agencies, Lost / Found Property, K9 assistance, mental health act, 24 hour suspension) – 28

February 16th, 2016

Police received a call at 5:40 pm of a fight taking place in the parking lot of the Access Event Centre in Morden. A description of the individuals and a vehicle was provided to police that were involved in this incident.  Police attended and observed a group of individuals running across the parking lot and a vehicle matching the description departing the area.  Police stopped the vehicle and spoke with one of the occupants who had a bloody nose.  The adult male admitted that he and another individual had arranged a fight awhile ago and no one was seriously hurt.  The other male adult involved was also spoken with and admitted as well to the consensual fight.  Both adults were warned for fighting in a public place and the possibility of criminal charges.

February 17th, 2016

A window of a home on Conner Hill Drive was smashed during the early evening hours this date.   Around 7:40 pm, the homeowners heard glass shattering and went to the front room to find their living room window damaged.  Police attended and observed a set of footprints leading up to the front living room window and then back down the yard to the street.  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 19th, 2016

There were no injuries as a result of an accident on 9th Street and South Railway Street in Morden around 6:50 am.  A vehicle was travelling northbound on 9th Street south approaching the intersection of South Railway Street.  A second vehicle travelling east on South Railway Street attempted to stop at the stop sign but could not due to ice on the roadway.  The northbound vehicle entered the intersection and was struck by the east bound vehicle.  Both vehicles required towing from the scene.  EMS was on scene and medically cleared all occupants of the vehicles.

February 19th, 2016

A complaint was received of a male and female fighting outside the Tim Horton’s in Morden. Police attended and found the couple walking north on Mountain Street, still arguing and yelling at each other.  Both had been drinking and were intoxicated.  The female advised that she just wanted her cigarettes and nothing physical had taken place.  Police noticed that the male had something in his pockets and seized 4 cans of beer.  A witness indicated that they observed the couple physically fighting and saw the male hit the female first.  The female declined to cooperate with police and feared for her safety. Police observed the female to have an injury to her lip but claimed she fell down.  It was later discovered that the female also sustained injuries to her ribs and chest area.  The 53 year old male from Morden was arrested for domestic assault and released on a Promise to Appear in Morden Provincial Court in March with a no contact or communication condition with the victim.  He was also issued a Provincial Offence Notice for possess or consume liquor in a public place.

February 19th, 2016

Police received a Provincial 911 call at 3:40 pm from a witness who observed a dispute between a couple arguing loudly. The female departed in a vehicle with the male attempting to get into the vehicle as it drove off.  The male continued to run down the street after the vehicle.  The caller indicated the male was very angry and was concerned for the female’s safety.  Police attended the area and observed a male matching the description walking on Thornhill Street.   Police spoke with the male who admitted that he and his girlfriend just moved to Morden and were having a disagreement.  Police confirmed that no assault or threats had taken place.  There were no charges as a result of this incident.

February 21st, 2016

Police received a call of a female laying on the sidewalk on 6th Street in Morden.  Police attended and spoke with witnesses who helped the female into her house after observing her fall several times and then remained lying outside.  Police attended to the home to speak with the female when they were met at the door by her holding a serrated knife over her head, staring at police.  The lady was ordered to drop the knife which she complied with and was arrested.  The female was drinking and was held in police custody pending further investigation.

 

February 8th – February 16th, 2016

Total Calls for Service – 76

Other Criminal Code (mischief, utter threats, fail to attend court) – 5

Highway Traffic Act Offences (charges & warnings) – 20

Fail to Stop or Remain after Accident – 1

By-Laws – 2

Assist General Public (suspicious persons/vehicles, attempted fraud, domestic dispute, missing person, emergency hang up) – 18

Other Police Activities (alarms, criminal record checks, assist other agencies, Lost / Found Property, K9 assistance, mental health act, 24 hour suspension) – 30

February 9th, 2016

A 15 year old male youth is facing several charges after ignoring a banning notice placed on him as a result of an incident at the Access Event Centre in Morden. The youth was banned from being on the Access Event Centre property and served a banning notice January 28th, 2016 as a result of involvement in the theft of hockey sticks from the facility.  The youth was observed on video surveillance at the Access Event Centre on February 7th with two other youth.  The youth was also on probation related to charges involving trespassing at night and possession of property obtained by crime.  As a result, the youth is charged with Breach of Probation, Mischief as well as Trespassing under the Petty Trespass Act.  He will be appearing in Morden Provincial Court in March.

February 9th, 2016

Police have a Warrant for Arrest for 25 year old Denise Lucie Fiset of Morden. Fiset was to appear in Morden Provincial Court February 9th on a breach of probation charge, but failed to do so.  As a result, a Warrant for her arrest was issued.  Anyone with information regarding Fiset’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).

February 12th, 2016

Police received a report of a hit and run accident that occurred this day around 8:50 pm.   An employee from Boston Pizza in Morden was making a delivery in the 200 block of 7th Street with the company’s 2010 orange Pontiac Vibe.  While inside the residence, a loud noise was heard and damage was noticed later to the front fender of the 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).

February 15th, 2016

While on general patrol, police observed a vehicle travelling southbound on Mountain Street in Morden known to be unregistered. Police pulled behind the suspect vehicle and activated emergency lights and siren.  The accused continued driving, refusing to pull over reaching speeds of 60 km/hr.  The vehicle turned onto Conner Hill Drive and then onto Pembina Drive where it pulled into a driveway and attempted to enter a garage.  Police approached the driver who attempted to exit the vehicle to go inside but was arrested.  The driver admitted that he attempted to flee from police because he knew the vehicle was unregistered.  As a result, the 31 year old driver from Morden is charged with drive without liability insurance as well as fail to stop and remain stopped when signalled by a peace officer. He was also issued a serious offence notice advising that his driver’s license may be suspended as a result of failing to stop for police.

February 16th, 2016

As a result of an ongoing investigation and the execution of several search warrants related to stolen property in November 2015, police have laid additional charges against a property owner. A stolen trailer was recovered at a residence in Morden related to the execution of these search warrants at a rural location.  A 33 year old female is facing charges including 3 counts of possession of property obtained by crime and removing a vehicle identification number.  She will be appearing in Morden Provincial Court in April.

 

February 1st – February 8th, 2016

Total Calls for Service – 78

Theft under $5000.00 – 1

Other Criminal Code (mischief, breach of recognizance, breach of probation) – 5

Controlled Drugs and Substances Act – 1

Highway Traffic Act Offences (charges & warnings) – 11

Fail to Stop or Remain after Accident – 1

Liquor & Gaming Control Act – 2

By-Laws – 5

Assist General Public (suspicious persons/vehicles, attempted fraud, domestic dispute, missing person, emergency hang up) – 15

Other Police Activities (alarms, criminal record checks, assist other agencies, Lost / Found Property, K9 assistance, mental health act, 24 hour suspension) – 37

February 1st, 2016

A vehicle was vandalized while parked at the Access Event Centre in Morden. The owner had his 2015 black Chevrolet truck parked at the complex for most of the day.  When he went to leave, he noticed a dent on the passenger’s side above the back wheel.  The dent appears as though it may have been caused by a hockey stick or skate.  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 4th, 2016

Police received a 911 call to a house fire on Willcocks Road in Morden. The owner was at home at the time and noticed smoke coming in from under the door leading to their attached garage.  The owner vacated the home and called 911.  Morden Fire and Rescue were on scene to control the fire which caused extensive damage to the garage and home.  

February 5th, 2016

An ipod was lost on 7th Street in Morden sometime over the past several days.  The ipod is white in color and has no password.  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 5th, 2016

A vehicle was observed by officers parked by the boat launch at Lake Minnewasta around midnight this date. Police spoke with the two occupants of the vehicle and determined the driver to be on a zero blood alcohol concentration restriction.  A roadside screening demand was made and the test resulted in a warning.  Inside the vehicle were 12 cans of beer which were destroyed at the scene.  The 29 year old driver from Morden was issued a 72 hour suspension of his driver’s license as well as a Provincial Offence Notice for carry liquor in a motor vehicle contrary to the Liquor and Gaming Control Act.

February 6th, 2016

Around 12:20 am, police received an anonymous call of a house party where some underage individuals were drinking and it was unknown if an adult was present. Police attended the residence and observed several youth inside.  As police entered, one youth ran to a back room to avoid police.  It was determined this individual was on a probation order with conditions to abstain from the consumption of alcohol and to abide by a curfew of 11:00 pm to 6:00 am.  The 17 year old youth was arrested and released on a Promise to Appear in Morden Provincial Court charged with 2 counts of breach of probation as well as consumption of liquor by a minor.  Two other male youth, ages 16 and 17, were also charged with consumption of liquor by a minor.

February 6th, 2016

Police were called about an intoxicated male walking along Mountain Street around 6:30 pm this date. The caller advised that this individual was almost struck by a vehicle.  Police attended the area and located an individual staggering on the sidewalk along Mountain Street.  The individual had a strong odor of liquor on his breath and was very unsteady on his feet.

The 46 year old male from Morden was arrested under the Intoxicated Persons Detention Act, lodged in cells until sober and later released to a family member without charges.

 

January 25th – February 1st, 2016

Total Calls for Service – 80

Theft over $5000.00 – 1

Theft under $5000.00 – 1

Assault (sexual assault, common assault) – 2

Other Criminal Code (trespass at night, mischief, breach of recognizance, breach of probation, breach of undertaking) – 6

Controlled Drugs and Substances Act – 1

Highway Traffic Act Offences (charges & warnings) – 12

Drive while Disqualified – 2

Motor Vehicle Accidents – 1

Liquor & Gaming Control Act – 1

By-Laws – 4

Assist General Public (suspicious persons/vehicles, attempted fraud, domestic dispute, missing person, emergency hang up) – 19

Other Police Activities (alarms, criminal record checks, assist other agencies, Lost / Found Property, K9 assistance, mental health act, 24 hour suspension) – 30

January 24th, 2016

Police are investigating a significant quantity of money and personal cheques that were stolen from the Access Event Centre this date. The money and cash were left unattended in a clear plastic bag, believed to have been left behind in the Huron Windows (west) arena, for a period of time between 9:30 pm and 11:00 pm.  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, 2016

Police received information that some hockey sticks had been stolen from the Access Event Centre over the past week. Four sticks in total were stolen from a locked enclosure and hidden in the centre, to be recovered at a later time to be sold. Police spoke with a 15 year old male suspect who admitted to the theft and the location of where the sticks were hidden.  All sticks were returned to the owners who did not wish to pursue criminal charges.  The youth was issued a warning for his actions and banned from attending the Access Event Centre.

January 27th, 2016

Around 6:15 pm, police received a panic alarm from the Royal Canadian Legion in Morden regarding a disruptive patron inside the premises. Police attended and were advised that three males had attended the Legion at 5:30 pm.  One individual started to get loud and belligerent and as a result, was refused service but allowed to remain with the other two individuals.  The two friends continued to pass drinks to this individual and they were eventually asked to leave.  The one male was extremely intoxicated and became angry, yelling and swearing at staff and patrons as his two friends attempted to escort him outside.  Police obtained a description of the individuals and found them outside the Traveller’s Inn next door.  They had also been causing a problem inside the Traveller’s Inn and were asked to leave there as well.  The one suspect was extremely intoxicated and unsteady on his feet.  He was uncooperative with police and was arrested for disorderly conduct in or around licensed premises.  Due to his level of intoxication and lack of cooperation with police, he was lodged in cells and released later when sober.  He was issued a Provincial Offence Notice for disorderly conduct in licensed premises.

January 27th, 2016

Police received a report of vandalism to a vehicle that had just taken place in a parking lot on Mountain Street in Morden. The owner advised that he was visiting someone at the apartments located at 157 Mountain Street and a friend had observed an individual crouched down beside the passenger’s front tire of his vehicle.  When he went outside, he noticed his tire was losing air and had a small cut in the sidewall.  Police spoke with a possible suspect about the vandalism and are continuing their investigation.

January 29th, 2016

A 37 year old male from Winkler is charged with breach of probation after attending his wife’s residence in Morden. The two were married but have not been together for the past year.  The accused was on probation as a result of an assault charge involving the victim.  The victim allowed the accused into her residence but now wanted him to leave.  The male will be appearing in Morden Provincial Court in February.

January 30th, 2016

Police were called around 4:30 am from a resident who could hear a female yelling outside for help. Police attended and found a female lying on the sidewalk on Mountain Street.  The female had a strong odor of liquor on her breath and advised that she had been lying on the ground for a couple of hours.  Paramedics were called and transported the female to hospital for precautionary measures.

January 30th, 2016

A 39 year old male from Morden has been remanded into custody following a curfew check. The accused was placed on a Recognizance by a Judge on August 13th, 2015 in Kenora, Ontario with conditions to abide by a curfew of 10:00 pm to 6:00 am and not to possess or consume any unlawful drugs unless with a valid prescription.  A curfew check at the accused’s residence around 10:06 pm this date found no one to be home.  Police attended the Traveller’s Inn and observed the accused sitting inside drinking a beer.  The accused noticed police and attempted to leave but was arrested for breaching his curfew.  Subsequent to his arrest, a search revealed a small plastic bag of white substance, believed to be cocaine, in the accused’s wallet inside his back pocket.  The accused was remanded into custody and transported to the Winnipeg Remand Centre where he will be appearing in Winnipeg court February 1st.

January 31st, 2016 

While on patrol, police observed a vehicle around 1:30 am travelling east bound on Thornhill Street that appeared to be weaving in its lane.   A traffic stop was conducted and while speaking with the driver, an odor of liquor could be detected in the vehicle.  The driver produced a valid license which indicated him to be on a zero blood alcohol concentration restriction.  A check with police dispatch also revealed the driver to be on an undertaking with a curfew and a condition to abstain from the consumption of alcohol.  A demand was made for a roadside screening test which resulted in a fail.  The driver was arrested for impaired driving as well as breaching his undertaking.  Further breath tests were conducted and analyzed at 120 and 100 mg%.   As a result, the 18 year old Darlingford resident is charged with impaired driving, driving over .08 and two counts of breaching his undertaking by not abiding by a curfew and consuming alcohol.  He will be appearing in Morden Provincial Court in March.

February 1st, 2016

Last week, police reported a 22 year old male from Winkler facing charges of Assault Causing Bodily Harm after several people were assaulted outside of Tim Hortons in Morden. Due to the serious nature of this incident and the extent of injuries, these charges have been upgraded to Aggravated Assault.  The accused remains scheduled to appear in Morden Provincial Court on February 23rd.

 

January 18, 2016 – January 24, 2016

Total Calls for Service – 72

Theft Under $5000 -1

Frauds – 1

Assault – 1

Sexual Assault – 1

Highway Traffic Act Offences (charges & warnings) -12

Traffic Accidents – 2

Municipal By-Laws (Parking, Noise, Barking Dogs) – 3

Assist General Public (suspicious persons/vehicle, fingerprints, emergency hang-up) – 27

Other Police Activities (alarms, criminal record checks, assist other agencies, Lost / Found Property, False Alarms, Intoxicated Persons, Mental Health Act) – 24

January 19, 2016

Police received information regarding a historical sexual assault that took place in the community many years ago. Police continue to investigate this allegation.

Police received a complaint of a lost / stolen wallet that went missing January 14th.   The victim then reported that an empty envelope deposit was made to his bank account on January 16th and the suspect withdrew a large sum of cash using his personal bank card.  Police obtained video from the banking institution and continue to investigate.

January 21, 2016

Police had a white Iphone 4 turned in that was found near 6th Street and Wardrop Street.  The owner may claim the phone at Morden Police Service.

January 22, 2016

Police received a complaint from a Western School Division bus driver. The bus was stopped at a residential section in Morden with the emergency red flashing lights and stop sign activated for a long period of time.   A on coming vehicle approached and drove past the bus without stopping.  Police are investigating and charges are likely to be laid.  The entire incident was recorded on the video system installed on the outside of the bus.

A reminder when the lights are activated you are required to stop and remain stopped until the driver has deactivated the lights.

January 23, 2016

Police received a call about a lost engagement ring that was lost somewhere in the community about 3 weeks ago. Ring described as a round blossom design with a large round diamond.  If anyone has found this engagement ring please call Morden Police Service (204)822-4900 so we can return it to the owner.

January 24, 2016

Police received several calls during the early morning hours regarding an assault that was occurring outside Tim Hortons.   Several people had been punched by an accused later identified as a 22 year old male resident of Winkler.  Police attended and located the accused who was heavily intoxicated.  He was arrested for Assault Cause Bodily Harm and being intoxicated. Ambulance attended and provided medical attention to the victims.  The incident had apparently started outside Rock’s Bar at closing with the accused then attending to Tim Horton’s where it appears he began randomly assaulting people while unprovoked.   The accused was released the next morning with documents to attend court in Morden February 23, 2016.   Police continue to investigate obtaining statements and surveillance video.  Further investigation will determine the possibility of further and more serious charges.

This past week there appeared to be a spike in residents receiving calls about owing back taxes to the Canada Revenue Agency. Residents are reminded Canada Revenue Agency will not phone you regarding owing back taxes.  They will initially contact you by mail.  If you receive a call like this please hang up immediately.   If you continue to engage in conversation with these people they will continue to call and harass you.   You can register your complaint with the Anti Fraud Centre at www.canadianantifraud.ca

Protect yourself

  • Do not take immediate action. Verify that what you are being told is the truth.
  • Ask yourself why the CRA would be asking for personal information over the phone or email that they likely already have on file for you as a taxpayer.
  • Contact the CRA to confirm that you owe back taxes, or are entitled to a refund, before providing any personal or banking information.

Provide that information only when you initiate the call to the CRA.

 

January 11th – January 18th, 2016

Total Calls for Service – 69

Theft under $5000.00 (from motor vehicle) – 1

Assault – 2

Frauds – 2

Other Criminal Code (mischief, fail to attend court, breach probation, harassing phone calls) – 6

Controlled Drugs and Substances Act – 1

Highway Traffic Act Offences (charges & warnings) – 8

Drive while Disqualified – 1

Motor Vehicle Accidents – 2

Liquor & Gaming Control Act – 1

Assist General Public (suspicious persons/vehicles, attempted fraud, domestic dispute, missing person, emergency hang up) – 14

Other Police Activities (alarms, criminal record checks, assist other agencies, Lost / Found Property, K9 assistance, mental health act, 24 hour suspension) – 31

January 12th, 2016

Police received a report of gas stolen from a vehicle while parked on a driveway on 17th Street in Morden.  The owner filled up his tank on the weekend and went to use the vehicle this morning and it was half empty.  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 14th, 2016

A 16 year old male youth has been charged with 2 counts of breaching his probation after police received a call around 1:15 am. A homeowner called to advise she was at work and was told there are kids in her house that should not be there.  Police attended the residence to find 4 youth, including the homeowner’s son.  Police noted several items of drug paraphernalia in the residence and a slight odor of marihuana.  One of the youth was on probation with a curfew and a no contact or communication order with another youth that was at the house.  As a result, the 16 year old will be appearing in Morden Provincial Court in February.

January 15th, 2016

Police received a call around 9:00 am from a mother advising that her 6 year old son was missing from the residence and suspects her sister took her son after they had a disagreement. Police attended and spoke with the mother who advised that she and her sister had been drinking the night before and got into an argument this morning.  Police later determined that the boy had been brought to school by a relative and was safe.  Police are continuing their investigation.

January 15th, 2016

A vehicle travelling east on Conner Hill Drive in Morden lost control and came in contact with the front bumper of a vehicle travelling west bound. As a result, the east bound vehicle spun around and then hit a parked vehicle.  There were no injuries as a result of the accident but one vehicle required towing.

January 16th, 2016

Police were called to a residence regarding a female youth that was out of control and breaking things inside the home. Just prior to this call, police had dealings with this same youth suspected of consuming alcohol.  The youth was brought home to her parents and was now acting up.  Police attended the residence and observed a glass closet door pulled off and lying broken at the bottom of the stairs.  The female suspect also tipped over a piece of furniture and smashed her cell phone downstairs.  During the confrontation, the youth bit her mother on the arm breaking the skin.  The youth was arrested and charged with assault and mischief.  She will be appearing in Morden Provincial Court in February.

 

January 4th – January 11th, 2016

Total Calls for Service – 78

Breaking & Entering (residence) – 1

Assault (sexual assault) – 1

Frauds – 1

Controlled Drugs and Substances Act – 1

Highway Traffic Act Offences (charges & warnings) – 9

Fail to Stop or Remain after an accident – 2

By-laws – 3

Assist General Public (suspicious persons/vehicles, attempted fraud, domestic dispute, missing person, emergency hang up) – 10

Other Police Activities (alarms, criminal record checks, assist other agencies, Lost / Found Property, K9 assistance, mental health act, 24 hour suspension) – 50

January 4th, 2016

As a result of a driving complaint, police issued a warning to a 17 year old male youth for being in possession of a controlled substance. A complaint was received around 11:25 pm of a vehicle driving erratically in a parking lot of an apartment block.  Police attended and found the suspect vehicle parked with four occupants inside.  While speaking with the occupants, police observed a glass bong by the feet of the front passenger.  The passenger took ownership of the item and produced a small quantity of marihuana which was also seized.  There were no charges as a result of this incident.

January 7th, 2016

Police received a report of a hit and run accident that occurred this day around 10:00 am while parked in the 100 block of 11th Street in Morden.  Damage was noted to the front driver’s side fender of the 1999 blue Honda Accord.  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 7th, 2016

Around 1:15 pm this date, a 52 year old male was arrested under the Intoxicated Persons Detention Act after causing a disturbance at a school when dealing with a situation involving one of his children. The man was lodged in cells until sober and released later in the day. There were no charges as a result of this incident.

January 8th, 2016

Police received a report of a purse missing or stolen from a shopping cart while at the Giant Tiger in Morden. The victim was at the store around 3:50 pm and accidentally left her purse in a cart and went to her vehicle.  She realized she did not have her purse and returned but could not find the purse.  The purse had not been turned into the store and police are asking anyone with information regarding this incident 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 9th, 2016

A 22 year old male is facing charges of sexual assault. The victim along with the accused and a witness were all drinking and fell asleep at a residence.  The victim awoke to being assault by the accused.  Police are continuing their investigation.

January 11th, 2016

Morden Police Service would like to remind snowmobilers to use the bulk fuel stations located on Willcocks Road in Morden. Police have noticed snowmobile tracks on the sidewalk to the Esso fuel station on Thornhill Street in Morden.  Snowmobiles are not allowed to drive on sidewalks and restricted to certain areas within the City of Morden.  Snowmobile enthusiasts are asked to check the City of Morden website regarding the Off Road Vehicle By-Law No. 10-2013, to ensure that proper routes are taken to and from destinations.  If there are any questions about the By-law, please call our office anytime.