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October 30th – November 6th, 2017 

November 1st, 2017

Police have a Warrant for Arrest for Anna Unrau of Morden. Unrau is wanted for Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking, two counts of Breach of Undertaking, two counts of Possession of Property obtained by Crime, two counts of Forgery, two counts of Uttering Forged Documents and one count of Assault with a Weapon.  She was released on a Promise to Appear at Morden Provincial Court on September 12th.  These matters were remanded to October 31st but the accused failed to show, resulting in a Warrant being issued.   Anyone with information regarding Unrau’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).

November 3rd, 2017

Around 7:30 pm, police were checking license plate numbers when a vehicle came up as unregistered. Police stopped the vehicle and upon speaking with the driver, observed a small silver pipe in the centre console.  The driver handed over a silver metal pipe with marihuana residue as well as a quantity of marihuana.  The 35-year-old male from Morden was issued a Provincial Offence Notice for Drive Unregistered Vehicle and a warning for Possession of a Controlled Substance.

November 4th, 2017

Police were dispatched to an apartment at 6:10 pm where someone was yelling and crying for the past hour. Police located a male in an apartment who was intoxicated and advised that he was in fact upset and was yelling.  Police searched the apartment for other individuals but no one was there.  A warning was issued for causing a disturbance.  Police were later called back to the same apartment complex an hour later to deal with the same individual.  The male was now in the hallway intoxicated and had fallen down some stairs but was not hurt.  The 33-year-old male was arrested under the Intoxicated Persons Detention Act and lodged in cells until sober.  There were no charges as a result of this incident.  The next morning around 6:35 am, police received a third call of the same male yelling in his apartment.  Police attended and spoke with the same individual once again who agreed to go to sleep.  Charges are pending.

November 4th, 2017

Police were dispatched to a motor vehicle accident around 8:30 pm at the corner of 2nd Street and Wardrop Street in Morden.  A vehicle travelling south on 2nd Street failed to stop at the stop sign due to icy road conditions and struck a vehicle travelling eastbound on Wardrop Street.  The vehicle that slid through the intersection was a novice driver and required a supervising driver, which they did not have.  There were no injuries as a result of the accident.  The 16-year-old driver was issued a Provincial Offence Notice for Operate a Motor Vehicle in a Stage without a Supervising Driver.

 

October 23rd – October 30th, 2017

October 23rd, 2017

Police received a report of a vehicle that was vandalized while parked on North Railway Street in Morden. The owner parked her vehicle across from the Traveller’s Inn around 10:30 pm on October 21st and picked it up at 9:00 am the next morning.  When the owner picked up the vehicle, she noticed that someone had scratched the back bumper with an object.  The vehicle that was damaged is a 2013 silver 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).

October 23rd, 2017

Police received a report of a hit and run to a vehicle that occurred on October 21st in front of 317 Stephen Street in Morden.  The driver parked their vehicle on Stephen Street facing west around 10:00 am and returned at 12:00 pm to find damage to the driver’s front fender.  The vehicle that was damaged is a 2017 black 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).

October 26th, 2017

A 27-year-old male from Morden has been charged with 2 counts of Breach of Recognizance after police conducted a curfew check. The accused was place on a Recognizance on October 10th with one of the conditions to be at his home address between 10:00 pm and 7:00 am.  Police attended to his residence but his mother advised that he was not home and did not know where he was.  Again, on October 29th, police attended to the accused’s residence and found him not to be home.  He was eventually served a Promise to Appear in Morden Provincial Court in December.

October 29th, 2017

Police received a call around 2:40 am regarding two individuals walking east along the railway tracks with backpacks behind some buildings that had been the target of graffiti in the past. Police caught up to the individuals on the east side of the Morden Thrift Store where they were searching through the donated items.  A check with Police Dispatch indicated the one individual was on a Recognizance to abide by a curfew of 11:00 pm to 7:00 am.  The 30-year-old female from Morden was arrested and charged with one count of Breach of Recognizance.  She will be appearing in Morden Provincial Court in December.  The accused was also served a one-year banning notice from attending the Morden Thrift Store. 

October 26th, 2017

Police received a call from ambulance dispatch of a lone male unconscious on the side of the road in front of 505 North Railway Street in Morden. Police attended and met with the suspect who was now sitting up and speaking. The suspect was intoxicated and admitted to drinking today. He was arrested under the Intoxicated Persons Detention Act and transported to Boundary Trails Health Centre for evaluation.  He was released from hospital and lodged in police cells until sober.  There were no charges as a result of this incident.

 

October 9th – October 23rd, 2017

October 10th, 2017 

Police are investigating an incident where a male breached a court order by contacting an individual. The victim has a Protection Order in place where the suspect is not to have any contact or communication with the victim.  The suspect tried contact the victim several times over Snapchat but the victim did not accept.  Police are continuing their investigation with charges to follow.

October 10th, 2017

Received a call from Morden Collegiate that there is spray paint on the garage located at the north end of the school. Police attended and noted a picture of a cap drawn with spray paint. 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, 2017

Police were dispatched to Coffee Culture in Morden where staff was requesting an intoxicated male be removed. The male was overly talkative and trying to converse with several customers who asked to be left alone. Police attended and spoke with the 33-year-old male from Morden who had been drinking but was cooperative with police. He was transported home without incident and no charges as a result. 

October 16th, 2017

Around 4:00 pm, police were stationary doing traffic enforcement when they observed a vehicle traveling eastbound in the curb lane on Thornhill Street. Police also observed a truck stopped westbound in the median lane at 1st Street, waiting to turn south.  As the eastbound vehicle continued through the intersection, the westbound vehicle attempted to make the southbound turn onto 1st street.  The vehicles collided and the airbag was deployed in one of the vehicle with the driver complaining of injuries to her leg. The other driver complained of pain in his should but no other injuries.  Morden Fire & Rescue along with paramedics tended to the drivers and were transported to Boundary Trails Health Centre for further observation.  Both vehicles required towing from the scene. 

October 16th, 2017

Police are investigating an incident involving a female youth and a male individual conversing over Facebook and Snapchat. The female was asked to send explicit photos of herself to the male over social media.  Police are continuing their investigation.

October 19th, 2017

A 29-year-old male from Morden is facing several mischief charges after damaging several properties over night. Police received an initial call around 1:30 am of a mischief to a window in an apartment on 4th Street where a rock was thrown through.  Police spoke with the victims of the apartment where the suspect was actually staying.  The suspect was upset with his roommates about an incident, exited the apartment, and threw a rock through the window.  Police obtained a description of the suspect and eventually found him walking on North Railway Street and placed him under arrest for mischief.  The individual admitted to smashing the window in the apartment but also to smashing a window in the Manitoba Family Services office building and Shoppers Drug Mart on North Railway Street and to denting a vehicle at the Pembina Valley Chrysler Dodge dealership on Stephen Street.  Police are continuing their investigation with charges to follow.

October 19th, 2017

Police have a Warrant for Arrest for 20-year-old Bailey Curtis Nelson of Winkler for failing to attend court on October 17th.  Nelson was to appear in court on a charge of Assault.  Anyone with information regarding Nelson’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, 2017

Police were conducting a MPI Checkstop around 12:30 am when they observed a vehicle travelling at a high rate of speed. The vehicle was stopped and the driver was observed to have an odor of liquor on his breath.  A demand was made to provide a sample of his breath on a roadside screening device that resulted in a warning.  The driver was issued a 72-hour suspension of their driver’s license.

October 21st, 2017

Police received a report of damage to a 2011 grey Dodge Charger that occurred at the Super 8 in Morden. The owner of the vehicle parked in the northeast parking lot around 7:50 am, and returned around 1:00 pm and noticed a dent in the side.  It appears someone kicked 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).

October 21st, 2017

In September, police charged a 62-year-old male with sexual assault after receiving a complaint from an 85-year-old female victim reporting to have been inappropriately touched. The 62 year old was issued a Promise to Appear in Morden Provincial Court in November with a condition not to have any contact or communication with the victim and not to attend her place of residency.  On this day, the victim was sitting in a common area of her residence when the accused came walking through.  The accused was later arrested and charged with breaching the conditions of his Undertaking.   He will be appearing in Morden Provincial Court November 14th on this charge as well as the initial charge of sexual assault.

 

October 2nd – October 9th, 2017

October 4th, 2017

At approximately 3:15 am members of the Morden Police Service were on patrol and observed a suspicious vehicle turn quickly off the road way and onto a church parking lot.   Police attended to the vehicle and observed all the occupants had exited the vehicle.  Police were able to locate the driver nearby hiding behind a shed.  Through subsequent investigation, police learned that the driver was on a court condition not to be in the driver seat of a vehicle.   As a result, Steven FROESE of Winkler has been charged with breaching a condition of his recognizance and as a Novice driver operating a motor vehicle without a supervising driver.  FROESE was released on a promise to appear in Morden Provincial Court in November.

October 4th, 2017

Members of the Morden Police Service received information about an individual believed to have a Warrant of Arrest from the Winnipeg Police Service.   Police confirmed that a warrant did exist and subsequently arrested the 19-year-old Winkler resident for Breaching his Probation Order.   The accused was transported to the Morden Police Service and later released on a Promise to Appear in Winnipeg Provincial Court in November.

October 5th, 2017

Police received a report of a hit and run to a vehicle that occurred on October 3rd in the Shoppers Drug Mart parking lot in Morden.  The driver of a black Ford Taurus entered the store at approximately 3:30 pm and returned to notice damage to the rear driver side door.   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, 2017

On this date around midnight, police were called to a residence in Morden with regards to a family dispute. Police attended and spoke with family members and determined that a dispute had occurred over a family members possible drug use.  Police mediated the situation and assisted with one of the family members leaving the residence for the evening to avoid any further disputes.

October 6th, 2017

At 12:45 am police were conducting a check stop and observed a vehicle operating with a burnt out headlight. Police conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle and observed a 17-year-old female novice driver, with two youth passengers inside the vehicle, which is not allowed.   Police issued the driver with a Provincial Offence Notice for operating a vehicle between midnight and 5 am with more than one passenger and no supervising driver.

October 6th, 2017

At 6:40 pm police received a report from an individual that their 7 yr old grandson had been assaulted by 3 youths while at the Morden Park.   Police attended to the area and determined that an altercation had occurred between the victim and 3 youths between the ages of 8 and 10.   Police located all youth involved and all youth were warned and taken home to their parents.

October 6th, 2017

At 8:12 pm police received a 911 call to a hit a run vehicle accident on Thornhill Street. Police spoke to the victim who was driving a blue Honda Odyssey and attempting to make a left hand turn onto 2nd street.  The victim was rear ended by a grey Honda Civic that fled the scene southbound on 2nd 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).

October 7th, 2017

Police received a call to the Morden Curling Club in regards to some spray-painting done to the building. Police attended and observed that the suspect(s) had used black spray paint on the side of 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).

October 8th, 2017

Police received a call from a victim reporting that they had all four tires slashed on their vehicle sometime overnight.   Police have identified a suspect in this matter and the investigation is ongoing.

 

September 18th – October 2nd, 2017 

September 19th, 2017 

Police received a report of a hit and run to a vehicle that occurred on September 19th in the 3M parking lot on Route 100 in Morden.  The damage is on the front passenger’s fender of a grey 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). 

September 19th, 2017 

Police have a Warrant for Arrest for 25-year-old Bradley Shaun Parent for failing to attend court on September 19th.  Parent was to appear in court on one count of Assault with a Weapon, one count of Obstruct Peace Officer, two counts of Breach Probation Order and one count of Breach Undertaking. Anyone with information regarding Parent’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). 

September 23rd, 2017 

Police received a call around 11:20 pm from ambulance dispatch requesting assistance with an intoxicated individual at the corner of 6th Street and Gilmour Street in Morden.  Police attended and were advised that a witness called the ambulance regarding a male who was passed out on the grass.  Ambulance attendants tried to help the individual but he was refusing medical treatment and was from Stonewall.   Police spoke with the individual who advised he was in Morden to attend a friend’s bachelor party and got lost while walking to the bar.  The male was arrested under the Intoxicated Persons Detention Act and lodged in cells overnight until sober.  He was released in the morning without charges.

September 25th 2017

Police received a report of spray painting on a storage shed behind the Fringe Salon & Spa at 435 Stephen Street in 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).

September 29th 2017

Around 5:00 pm this date, police received numerous calls of a highway tractor turning south onto 5th Street from Thornhill Street and hitting the pedestrian crosswalk light standard.  Police attended and observed the entire light standard lying on the ground.  The driver of the semi who was pulling a trailer, was found at a nearby elevator.  The driver advised that he took the corner a little too sharp, hitting the light standard with the trailer.  Manitoba Infrastructure and Transportation was contacted regarding the damages.  There were no injuries as a result of the accident.

September 30th 2017

An off duty officer observed a male passed out in the ditch on Victoria Avenue in Morden near the Research Station. Police arrived on scene around 4:25 am to find a male suspect asleep with a bike beside him.  The male was difficult to wake at first but eventually admitted to drinking in Morden and was just having a rest before driving his bike back to Winkler.  The 38-year-old male, who displayed elevated levels of intoxication, was arrested under the Intoxicated Persons Detention Act and lodged in cells until sober.  He was released later in the day without charges.

September 30th 2017

Police received a call from a witness who observed a vehicle driving in an erratic manner by drifting into other lanes. The vehicle was westbound on Thornhill Street in Morden.  Police intercepted the vehicle on Thornhill Street and 3rd Street and followed the vehicle, observing it swerve into the outside lane almost striking the curb twice, before veering sharply back into its lane.  The vehicle was stopped and the driver was observed to be very nervous and exhibited non-stop jerking and twitching movements of his arms, torso and head.  Police were familiar with the driver and requested a Field Sobriety Test.  The driver failed the test and as a result, the driver was issued a temporary driving suspension.  While securing the vehicle roadside, police observed a small plastic baggie containing a white powdery substance believed to be cocaine, on the driver’s seat in plain view.  The driver was arrested for possession of a controlled substance and a subsequent search of the vehicle found five 1 gram packages of shatter between the console and front passenger’s seat.  A shopping bag on the front passenger’s seat contained four 1 gram packages similar to the other packages.  A further search of the vehicle turned up a large quantity of cash inside the centre console. 

31-year-old Darrin Michael Bergen of Morden is charged with 2 counts of Possession of a Controlled Substance, Possession of a Controlled Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking as well as Possess Property obtained by Crime.

He was remanded into custody and transported to the Winnipeg Remand Centre and will be appearing in Portage Provincial Court October 2nd.

 

September 11th – September 18th, 2017

September 11th, 2017

Police received a report of vandalism that occurred sometime during the evening of September 9th.  Suspects climbed up onto a trailer parked behind Image Signs in Morden and damaged a roof vent.  It appeared suspects attempted to gain access into the trailer but failed.  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, 2017

A 30-year-old male was arrested and remanded into custody for breaching conditions of his recognizance. The accused was released from court on August 15th on a multitude of charges with one of his conditions being to abide by a curfew of 8:00 pm to 8:00 am. Police conducted a curfew check around 8:36 pm and found the accused not at home.  The accused remains in custody awaiting his next court appearance.

September 12th, 2017

Police have a Warrant for Arrest for Devan Kayninn MELONG of Winnipeg, Manitoba. Melong is wanted for Possess Property Obtained by Crime.  She was released on a Promise to Appear by Morden Police Service for August 29th in Morden Provincial Court.  The matter was remanded to September 12th but the accused failed to show, resulting in a Warrant being issued.   Anyone with information regarding Melong’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).

September 13th, 2017

Police received a report of vandalism to a 2004 white Nissan 350Z parked in the 200 block of 3rd Street in Morden.  The owner came out to his vehicle on September 10th to find scratches to various areas of his vehicle.  Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the Morden Police Service at 822-4900, Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, submit a secure tip online at www.manitobacrimestoppers.com or text “TIPMAN” plus your message to CRIMES (274637).

September 15th, 2017

A 35-year-old female from Morden is facing several charges after borrowing a vehicle from a neighbor under the guise of a family member dying. The accused attended to a neighbor’s residence and advised that she needed to get to Winnipeg because her sister was in a bad car accident and was dying.  The victim agreed to lend her a vehicle with the condition that she needed it back by the next morning.  The accused took the vehicle and a short time later, sent her 6-year-old daughter over to the victim’s place by herself to stay without any change of clothing.  The accused was in contact with the victim during the evening saying that her sister was in surgery and going to be ok.  The accused kept the victim updated throughout the evening advising she was on her way back but was driving slow due to the rain and then got caught in a checkstop. The victim felt uneasy about the whole situation and eventually reported her vehicle stolen when she realized it was not going to be returned as promised.  The following morning, the accused still had not returned with the vehicle and would not answer any texts that the victim was sending inquiring about her vehicle or time of arrival back Morden.  On the evening of September 16th around 7:50 pm, the RCMP found the victim’s vehicle on a highway in the RM of Grey at the side of the road with the accused in the driver’s seat.  This location is approximately 86 kilometers north of Morden.  She was intoxicated and was arrested for Care and Control of a Motor Vehicle while Impaired.  She was remanded into custody and will be appearing in Portage Provincial Court September 18th charged with Impaired Care and Control of a Motor Vehicle, Refuse to Provide Breath Sample, Possession of Property Obtained by Crime and Fail to Comply with a Probation Order.  Child and Family Service is also involved and investigating the incident involving the child being left with the neighbor.

 

September 5th – September 11th, 2017

September 6th, 2017

Police received a report of a hit and run to a vehicle that occurred on September 5th around 3:30 pm in the Décor Cabinets parking lot on Route 100 in Morden.  The damage is on the driver’s side passenger door of a 2011 grey Honda Odyssey van.   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 7th, 2017

Around 1:45 pm, police received a 911 call of a gas line being hit by a homeowner digging in their yard. Police, fire and ambulance attended and streets were closed to traffic and people entering the area.  A few homes were evacuated for safety in the immediate area.  Manitoba Hydro was on scene and quickly repaired the damaged line without further damage or disruption to surrounding homeowners.  There were no injuries as a result of this incident.  The line was successfully repaired and the streets were reopened around 3:00 pm.

September 7th, 2017

Police received a 911 call around 4:00 pm advising of a single motor vehicle accident involving a vehicle that had driven into the front entrance of the Kopper Kettle Restaurant in Morden. Police arrived on scene along with Morden Fire & Rescue to find a vehicle through the north wall of the restaurant.  The male driver, and lone occupant of the vehicle, was already outside the vehicle on the ground and conscious.  First responders attended to the driver who was eventually transported to Boundary Trails Health Centre.  Alcohol was not a factor in the accident and police are continuing their investigation.

September 8th, 2017

Police have charged a 62-year-old male with sexual assault after receiving a complaint from an 85-year-old female victim reporting to have been inappropriately touched. The 62 year old was issued a Promise to Appear in Morden Provincial Court in November with a condition not to have any contact or communication with the victim.

September 8th, 2017

Around 9:00 pm, police were conducting a checkstop and while speaking with a driver of a vehicle, officers immediately detected an odor of marihuana coming from inside. The driver admitted to just recently smoking a joint with his girlfriend and that there was a roach in the ashtray of the car.  A check with police dispatch indicated the driver’s license was expired and he was on an Undertaking with conditions not to possess or consume any intoxicating substances.  The driver was arrested and a subsequent search of the vehicle found the marihuana cigarette and a metal grinder.  The 23-year-old male driver from Morden was released on a Promise to Appear for court in Morden on October 31st, charged with Fail to Comply with an Undertaking and Drive without Driver’s Liability Insurance.

September 8th, 2017

An 18-year-old male from Morden was issued a warning after entering the checkstop with a small quantity of marihuana. The marihuana was seized for destruction and there were no charges.

September 9th, 2017

Police conducted a traffic stop with a vehicle around 1:10 am on 9th Street in Morden.  While speaking with the driver, an odor of marihuana was detected coming from inside the vehicle.  Police asked the driver if there were any illegal substances in the vehicle, to which he replied there was not.  Police observed a small plastic bag partially sticking out of the pocket in the back of the passenger’s seat.  When asked what it was, the driver responded that he did not know but pulled it out to find a small quantity of marihuana.  A subsequent search of the vehicle found a grinder and a tar like substance in the same pocket.  All items were seized and the 18-year-old male from Morden was issued a warning for possession of a controlled substance.

September 9th, 2017

While on general patrol at 1:20 am, officers observed a vehicle leave the Morden Thrift store parking lot and continue eastbound on North Railway Street. Police stopped the vehicle and spoke with the male driver who had an odor of liquor on his breath. A demand was made to provide a sample of his breath on a roadside screening device that resulted in a fail.  The driver was arrested for impaired driving and two subsequent breath tests were analyzed at 110mg%.  The 23-year-old male driver from Winkler is charged with Impaired Driving and Drive over .08.  He will be appearing in Morden Provincial Court in October.

During this period, members of the Morden Police Service issued seven Provincial Offence Notices to motorists. Out of these Offence Notices, three were issued for Drivers using their cell phones or other hand operated electronic devices while driving a vehicle.  The other offence notices were for Drive Unregistered Vehicle, Drive without Liability Insurance, Fail to Notify Registrar of Change of Address and Speeding in a school zone.

 

August 28th – September 5th, 2017

August 26th, 2017

Police received a call at 6:20 am of a vehicle stolen off a driveway on Lakeside Lane in Morden. The vehicle, a 2002 Chevrolet Malibu, was stolen sometime between 10:00 pm the night before and the following morning.  The owner suspects a visitor that was at the residence left sometime during the night and is responsible.  The vehicle was found later this same day in Portage La Prairie.  Police are continuing their investigation.

August 29th, 2017

Police received a 911 call around 11:30 pm from a resident reporting a possible domestic disturbance in an apartment. The caller stated they could hear yelling, screaming and crying with things being thrown around.  Police attended and spoke with a male who advised that there was no assault and that he and his girlfriend were just arguing.  Police spoke with the girlfriend who was intoxicated and appeared to be passed out on a bed.  She was emotional and crying but denied any assault or threats took place.  After speaking with both individuals separately, police were satisfied that no offence had taken place.  The female was provided a ride back to her residence and turned over to a sober adult.  There were no charges as a result of this incident.

September 2nd, 2017

Around 3:10 am, police were waved down by a female and advised that her boyfriend was intoxicated, not wearing any shoes or shirt, and walking towards police. Police spoke to the individual who was intoxicated and very emotional.  He was arrested under the Intoxicated Persons Detention Act but started swearing at police, wanting to be left alone.  He was taken into custody and lodged in cells until sober.  There were no charges as a result of this incident.

September 2nd, 2017

Police were called to a residence around 5:10 am regarding an individual yelling and screaming. Police attended and were advised that a female friend was yelling and screaming inside the residence and smashed a television.  The owner wanted the individual to leave.  Both had been consuming alcohol and the individual left without incident.  There were no charges as a result of this incident.

September 2nd, 2017

Police are investigating a motor vehicle accident involving a vehicle running into the Morden Motor Inn. Police received a 911 call around 5:30 am advising that a vehicle drove through the wall on the south side of the Motor Inn causing extensive damage and the suspect vehicle had departed the scene. Police attended to find the front window of one of the rooms completely pushed in.  Police spoke with several patrons who were in their rooms when they heard the crash.  Luckily, no one inside the rooms was hurt as a result of the accident.  A description of the suspect vehicle was provided by witnesses and a follow up investigation led police to an individual who was staying in one of the rooms.  Police were able to speak to the driver of the vehicle who was already in Saskatchewan and on his way back home to Alberta.  He was unable to offer any reasonable explanation for the accident, other than he must have blacked out.  A statement has since been obtained from the driver by the RCMP in Alberta along with photos of the damage to the suspect vehicle.  Police are continuing their investigation with charges to follow.

September 2nd, 2017

Police were called back to the same residence around 2:25 pm regarding the female causing a disturbance at 5:10 am. This time, the female broke through the front door and then broke into a room and assaulted someone.  Police arrived at the residence and spoke to the occupants who advised that the suspect entered the apartment, yelling and screaming, demanding her Xbox back.  One of the occupants locked herself in the bedroom along with her son, at which time the accused forced her way into the room, pushed the victim, and slapped her on the side of the head.  The suspect had locked herself in a bedroom and refused to open the door, taunting police to come in and break the door.  Police were able to force their way into the room and the suspect was lying on the bed.  Police attempted to place her under arrest for Assault but she pulled away from police and resisted.  She continued to struggle and was forced to the ground and handcuffed.  She was escorted out of the residence but continued to resist and fight with police.  The 37-year-old female was charged with Assault and Resist Peace Officer.  She was served a Promise to Appear in Morden Provincial Court in October.

 

August 21St – August 28th, 2017

August 24th, 2017

Police received a call from staff at the City of Morden to report vandalism to the washrooms in the Morden Park. Sometime overnight, suspects entered the men’s and women’s washrooms and tossed the toilet paper, paper towels and garbage all over the floors.  Suspects then urinated and defecated on the floor as well. A swing set near the washrooms was also wrapped in toilet paper.  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).

August 24th, 2017

A mobile home was broken into on Autumnwood Crescent sometime in the last two days. Suspects broke a window in the door to gain entry into the trailer and then smashed a bedroom window from the inside.  Nothing appears to be missing at this time. 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).

August 25th, 2017

A vehicle stopped for a faulty headlight at 1:25 am resulted in a small amount of marihuana and drug paraphernalia being seized. Upon stopping the vehicle, police observed the passenger to be holding a glass bong between his legs used to smoke illegal substances. A subsequent search of the vehicle revealed a small quantity of marihuana in a bag in the back seat.  All items were seized for destruction and the 23-year-old male driver from Winkler was issued a warning for Possession of a Controlled Substance.

August 25th, 2017

Around 9:15 pm while on patrol in Rock’s Bar & Grill parking lot, police observed two vehicles parked at the rear of the lot running with occupants inside. Police spoke with one of the drivers of the vehicles and observed an odor of liquor on his breath.  The driver admitted to having one drink and was on Probation with a condition to abstain from the consumption of alcohol.  The driver was arrested for Breach of Probation and further checks indicated that another condition of his probation was not to possess any weapons or ammunition.  A search of the vehicle also turned up a shotgun shell in the console area.  As a result, an 18-year-old male from the RM of Woodlands is charged with two counts of Breach of Probation and one count of Breach of Court Order.  He will be appearing in Morden Provincial Court in October.  Also, two youth ages 16 and 17 who were passengers in the vehicle, have been charged with Possession or Consumption of Liquor by a Minor and Unlawful Transportation of Liquor in a Motor Vehicle, under the Liquor and Gaming Control Act.

August 26th, 2017

Police received a call of an intoxicated female passed out on Gilmour Street between Nelson and 9th Street.  Police attended and found an 18-year-old female who was intoxicated and required medical attention.  Paramedics were called and transported the female to Boundary Trails Health Centre for observation.  There were no charges as a result of this incident.

August 26th, 2017

Police have a Warrant for Arrest for 23-year-old Larissa Mira MCKINNEY of Steinbach for failing to attend court on August 1st.  McKinney was to appear in court on two counts of Possession of Property obtained by Crime and Possession of a Controlled Substance namely, Methamphetamine.  Anyone with information regarding McKinney’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).

August 27th, 2017

Police were on patrol around 3:30 am when they observed a vehicle with a faulty license plate light. Police stopped the vehicle and while speaking with the driver, noticed an odor of liquor on their breath.  A demand was made to provide a sample of their breath on a roadside screening device that resulted in a warning.  The driver was issued a 72 hour suspension of their driver’s license.

August 28th, 2017

Around 12:00 am, police were on patrol southbound on Highway 432 and observed a truck travelling northbound at a high rate of speed. The vehicle entered police radar at 135 km/hr. and was locked in at 129 km/hr.  Police pursued the vehicle and followed it to a yard, known to police and the driver to be suspended.  The suspect vehicle was parked by a garage in the yard and the driver had already exited the vehicle and was sitting on the steps.  Police demanded the accused’s driver’s license and vehicle registration which the driver refused to provide and was yelling at police that he was not driving and does not have a license.  The accused was advised that he would be receiving a ticket for driving while suspended and his vehicle would be towed.  The accused then advised police that if they attempted to tow the vehicle, he would run police over.  Police confirmed that the driver was in fact suspended from driving.  While serving the Offence Notice on the accused and explaining the process for towing the vehicle, the accused ran around the vehicle and jumped into the driver’s seat.  Police prevented the accused from shutting the door that resulted in one officer receiving injuries to his arm.  The accused refused to exit the vehicle, kicked at police striking one officer in the chest, and grabbed onto the steering wheel and other things inside the vehicle to prevent police from getting him out of the vehicle.  Eventually, the accused was taken out of the vehicle where he continued to resist and fight with police.  The accused’s mother then attempted to push past police and was told not to interfere, but refused to listen.  The mother was eventually restrained and handcuffs applied to keep her from interfering.  The vehicle was towed from the scene and the accused was transported to the Morden Police Service.  The 25-year-old male from the RM of Stanley is facing charges of two counts of Assault Police Officer, Obstruct Peace Officer, Resist Arrest, Utter Threats, Breach of Probation, Drive Disqualified, and Fail to Produce Vehicle Registration.  He was remanded into custody and will be appearing in Provincial Court Tuesday morning.

Corn & Apple made for a very busy weekend for Morden Police Service. Several minor calls for service were received throughout the weekend but no major incidents to report.

 

August 14th – August 21st, 2017

August 14th, 2017

Received a call around 6:27 am from a resident at 221 Mountain Street in regards to what he said sounded like a domestic argument that has been going on for half an hour. The caller said a male and female that have just recently moved into one of the apartments was screaming and yelling at each other and slamming doors. Police arrived on scene and spoke with a female who said her and her boyfriend got into an argument this morning. She said the boyfriend has since left to work and there was no physical altercation. There were no charges as a result of this incident.

August 14th, 2017

Police received a report of a hit and run to a vehicle that occurred on August 12th in the Morden Co-op Grocery parking lot.  The driver returned to his vehicle, a 2011 blue Nissan Sentra, and observed damage to the rear bumper area.  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).

August 15th, 2017

Police received a 911 call at 12:03 pm with screaming in the background before the caller hung up. Police attended the residence and could hear a male and female swearing at each other downstairs.  The male became upset that the female called police and attempted to move to an area of the basement where police could not see him. Police determined the disagreement was over the female receiving a text from an old boyfriend and would not show the new boyfriend the message.  The female indicated she was packing her belongings and leaving the residence for good.  Police remained on scene to ensure the situation did not escalate as the couple continued to yell and swear at each other.  There were no assaults or threats reported and therefore no charges as a result of this incident.

August 16th, 2017

Around 8:30 am, police received a call advising of an accident at the corner of 7th Street and North Railway Street.  Witness information indicated that the driver was possibly intoxicated.  Police arrived on scene and observed a vehicle on the southwest sidewalk that hit a lamppost, a stop sign, and a large tree.  The vehicle also struck a parked vehicle on the north side of the parking lot across the street that sustained some minor damage.  The driver was on scene and known to police to be a suspended driver.  There was a partial can of beer observed in the centre cup holder.  A demand was made for the driver to provide a sample of his breath on a roadside screening device that resulted in a reading of only 13 mg%.   The vehicle belonged to a friend of the driver and the license plates were from a different vehicle all together.   As a result of this incident, the 18 year old driver from Morden was charged with Drive Disqualified, Drive an Unregistered Vehicle, Attach Unauthorized Number Plates and as a Driver, Carry Liquor in a vehicle contrary to the Liquor and Gaming Control Act.

August 16th, 2017

Police received a report of a hit and run to a vehicle that occurred the day before around 3:00 pm while parked on Stephen Street in Morden near 8th Street.  The driver returned to his vehicle, a 2012 white Subaru Impreza, and observed damage to the front fog light area.  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).

August 16th, 2017

Police received a call from an off duty police officer reporting seeing a male and female walking together north on 8th Street but the male is on a condition not to have any contact with this female. Police attended the area and located the male and female walking together, both known to police.  A check through police dispatch confirmed that the male was on a Recognizance with a no contact or communication condition and on Probation with a condition to have no contact or communication with the female if he has consumed alcohol or non- prescription drugs in the last 24 hours.  The male was sweating heavily and very fidgety, symptoms that are consistent with methamphetamine use.  The accused admitted he had consumed marihuana today and approximately a gram of methamphetamine the day before.   The male was also in possession of a folding knife that was in breach of another condition not to have any offensive weapons.  The 39-year-old male from Morden was charged with 2 counts of Failing to Comply with a Recognizance and 1 count of Failing to Comply with a Probation Order.  He was held in custody and transported to Portage Provincial Court the next day.

August 17th, 2017

Police have a Warrant for Arrest for Deanna Marion Larocque for failing to attend Morden Provincial Court August 15th on charges of Possession of a Controlled Substance, Drive Impaired, Drive over .08 and Drive while Disqualified.  Anyone with information regarding Larocque’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).

August 17th, 2017

Around 5:50 am, a resident of Parkwood Street in Morden was awakened by someone banging on his front door. He went to the door and observed a male, approximately 6 feet tall with a black hoodie and skinny face, standing near the back of his property.  A second male, heavier set with blonde curly hair was standing near his main door.  The owner answered the door and the one male said they were looking for Rob.  The owner thought they had the wrong place and did not think much of it until later when he observed a coat hanger on his deck and scratches around the doorframe.  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).

August 17th, 2017

Police have charged a 41-year-old male from Morden with Disobey a Court Order.   The male was on a Protection Order to have no contact or communication with a female.  Around 4:30 pm, the accused male approached the victim’s vehicle while she was out delivering papers with her children.  The accused knocked on the window and said he just wanted to talk.  The victim did not roll the window down and called police immediately.  The male was arrested and released on a Promise to Appear and will be appearing in Morden Provincial Court on October 17th.

August 17th, 2017

Further to the above reported accident at 7th Street and North Railway Street, police received a complaint from a witness around 10:20 pm this date regarding a vehicle travelling west bound on Highway #3 into Morden with its 4-way lights on and a smashed front windshield.  The vehicle was travelling at a high rate of speed and swerving in its lane.  The vehicle was located as it turned southbound onto Route 100 in Morden.  The vehicle was stopped and police observed the vehicle to be missing the driver’s side mirror and the windshield to be severely damaged.  Police observed a strong odor of liquor coming from the vehicle and an open case of beer on the front passenger’s seat.  The driver was known to police and recognized as the driver involved in the accident from the previous morning.  When asked to step out of the vehicle, the driver had to lean heavily against the door to get out of the car.  At this time, police observed a strong odor of liquor on the accused’s breath.  The accused was asked to step back to the police vehicle and police observed him to have a difficult time walking.  The accused was advised he was being placed under arrest for impaired driving and a demand to provide samples of his breath was made.  Tests were administered and analyzed at 140 and 130 mg%.  As a result, the 18-year-old male from Morden is facing further charges of Impaired Driving, Drive over .08, Drive while Disqualified, Attach Unauthorized Number Plate, Drive without Motor Vehicle liability Insurance, Drive a vehicle when view is obstructed and As a Driver, Carry Liquor in a vehicle contrary to the Liquor and Gaming Control Act. He will be appearing in Morden Provinical Court October 17th.

August 18th, 2017

At around 11:55 pm, officers observed a vehicle driving eastbound on Thornhill Street without any headlights. Police activated emergency lights and stopped the vehicle.  An odor of liquor could be detected while speaking to the driver.  The driver had difficulty providing his driver’s license and vehicle registration, handing several receipts to police instead.  A demand was made for the driver to provide a sample of his breath on a roadside screening device that resulted in a fail.  The driver was arrested for impaired driving and further tests resulted in readings of 140 and 130 mg%.  The vehicle was impounded for the usual 30 days and the 59-year-old driver from Altona was charged with Drive over .08 and Driving Impaired.  He was released on a Promise to Appear in Morden Provincial Court in October.

 

July 31st – August 14th , 2017

July 31st, 2017

Police received an anonymous call around 3:55 am of an intoxicated male outside the Tabor Apartments on 9th Street south in Morden.  Police attended and located a male suspect, known to police, leaning up against the side of the building, very intoxicated and unsteady on his feet.  The 31-year-old male from Winkler was arrested under the Intoxicated Persons Detention Act and lodged in cells until sober.  He was release several hours later without charges.

August 1st, 2017

Received a call from an employee at the Morden Thrift Store reporting some items taken from the drop off area. The theft was captured on surveillance and is currently under investigation.  Police are reminding the public that items dropped off in this area are the property of the Morden Thrift Store and are not to be removed.  There is a designated area with free items that is separate from the drop off area.  Police are continuing their investigation with the possibility of charges.

August 3rd, 2017

Police are investigating a motor vehicle accident involving a child in the parking lot of Riverside Villa in Morden that occurred around 7:00 pm. Police were called by the driver of a vehicle indicating he was travelling west through the parking lot and heard a noise.  He immediately stopped and realized that he hit a little child and the mother was nearby.  The child was transported to Boundary Trails Hospital by the driver along with the mother and treated for his injuries that included a cut on the forehead and cut and scrapes to his shoulder and hip.  He was kept in overnight for observation.

August 8th, 2017

Police received a report of a hit and run to a vehicle that occurred on August 4th between 9:45 am and 6:00 pm in front of 317 Stephen Street in Morden.  The damage is on the front bumper area of a 1997 black Toyota MR2 turbo.   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 10th, 2017

Police have charged a 37-year-old man from Carman with two counts of assault following a domestic incident. Police were called to a residence around 10:53 pm where the victim locked herself in the bathroom to avoid further confrontation with her fiancé.  The victim and the accused had got into an argument, which led to one of the victim’s children stepping in between.  The accused pushed the child into a wall and then punched the mother in the face.  The accused will be appearing in Morden Provincial Court in September.

August 12th, 2017

A 30-year-old male from Morden has been remanded into custody following two assaults that took place during separate incidents. The accused and his 31-year-old girlfriend were both on Undertakings with conditions not to have any contact or communication with each other.  The 31-year-old female made a complaint that the accused had, on two separate occasions, pushed her into a hot light bulb resulting in burns to her shin as well as kicked her in the shins.  The accused is charged with one count of Assault Causing Bodily Harm, Assault and two counts of Breach of Undertaking.  He was remanded into custody and will be appearing in Portage Provincial Court on August 14th.

The 31-year-old Victim in this situation is also facing charges of Assault with a Weapon and Breach of Undertaking. The accused reports that on August 11th, he and the victim were in a disagreement, which resulted in the victim throwing a pair of pliers, striking him in the cheek.  She will be appearing in Morden Provincial Court in September.

August 13th, 2017

Around 12: 25 am, police observed a vehicle travelling northbound on Nelson Street and conducted a check of the license plate. The registration came back inactive and the vehicle was stopped.  The vehicle had numerous beer bottles on the floor of the vehicle.  The driver admitted there was a small quantity of marihuana inside the vehicle in a plastic bag in open view.  The 21-year-old female from Morden was issued a Provincial Offence Notice for Drive Unregistered Vehicle and a warning for Possession of a Controlled Substance.

August 13th, 2017

A red Mastercraft lawn mower was stolen from an unlocked shed on Rampton Street in Morden sometime between August 8th and this date. Anyone with information regarding this incident are asked to call the Morden Police Service at 822-4900, Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, submit a secure tip online at www.manitobacrimestoppers.com or text “TIPMAN” plus your message to CRIMES (274637).

August 13th, 2017

Police are investigating a report of a vehicle intentionally running into a cyclist. Around 8:30 pm, a cyclist was riding west bound in the alley by Canada Post and was run into several times.  There were words exchanged between the female driver and the cyclist just prior to this incident with threats made by the driver to run over the cyclist.  The cyclist received injuries but did not require medical attention.  Police have since located the suspect vehicle and are continuing their investigation.

 

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).