July 3rd, 2023 – July 10th, 2023

During this reporting period, MPS issued:

  • One ticket for Drive while Disqualified which carries a fine of $672 and a 30-day vehicle impound
  • One ticket for Possession or Consumption of cannabis by a young person which carries a fine of $672

July 4th, 2023

Morden Police were alerted by a local resident of an attempted rental scam. The scam targets people posting online that they are looking for a rental property. The scam is two-fold, whereby someone will message the intended victim that they are aware of rental property that has just come available and provide an email contact for the property owner/manager. Once contacted the fraudster will list a real property in the intended victim’s area that is vacant, possibly for sale. If interested the fraudster will email a rental application and ask for a financial deposit in advance to secure the property while the application is processed. The victim will be directed to etransfer funds, likely to another email they claim is a co-owner or business associate. The victim will also be pressured to submit the application quickly, citing high interest in the property. The form asks for detailed personal information that might include a social insurance number, copy of bank records or their tax return information for the previous year. All of this important information can be used to steal your identity. Police advise asking to see the rental property in person before submitting any deposit.

At 11:30 pm, while on general patrol police observed a female known to be on conditions not to attend the address she was currently attending. The suspect was arrested for Failing to Comply with Undertaking condition and was released on an Appearance Notice to attend the Morden Provincial Court in September.

July 5th, 2023

Police were dispatched to a report of a female riding a bike who appeared to be impaired. Police attended and located a 44-year-old female who was known to the police to be on conditions not to possess or consume alcohol. While conducting checks the female was also found to have stolen property from a local business. She was arrested for Failing to Comply with Undertaking condition and Possession of Property Obtained by Crime.

July 7th, 2023

Police were dispatched to a construction site for a reported theft. Police attended and spoke with the site manager who stated that a trailer was broken into and $7,500 worth of tools were stolen out of that trailer. Police are continuing their investigation.

July 9th, 2023

While on general patrol police were notified of a fire on Highway 3 on the west side of Morden. Police and Morden Fire and Rescue attended to find the fire burning around a sign in the ditch. Morden Fire and Rescue extinguished the fire. Police belief the fire to be suspicious in nature, and ask anyone with information to contact MPS.

Anyone with information regarding the above incidents is asked to call the Morden Police Service at (204)822-4900, Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, or submit a secure tip online at www.manitobacrimestoppers.com.