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RCMP Report - Shops and Sheds big targets for thieves

posted May 30, 2016, 9:08 AM by Kathy Carr
RCMP Blue Hills Area - Report for the period of May 1st to 25th, 2016
Members responded to approximately 137 calls for service, incidents, or traffic related offences in the Town of Carberry, RM North Cypress-Langford, Municipality of Glenboro-South Cypress;
 
May 2
A commercial alarm in Glenboro alerted the owner of Apple's Esso to a break and enter in progress, in the early hours of this date. Police investigation reveals the suspects entered the building after breaking a glass door.  Once inside, an ATM was stolen and dragged out of the building to a waiting vehicle. A small amount of change was stolen and other areas inside the building were ransacked before the thieves left within a very short period of time. The ATM was located near Rossendale the same day. The investigation is still ongoing. 
 
May 5
A resident of Carberry reports his truck was stolen during the night.  The keys were left inside the cab of the truck and the doors were not locked.  On May 11th the truck was recovered in the Minnedosa area. The vehicle was processed for identification with negative results. 
A Carberry resident reports two sheds on private property were broken into during the night. A Stihl chainsaw was stolen from one shed. The suspect(s) entered by cutting the pad locks. 
A similar incident occurred overnight to another privately owned shed in Carberry. An Advantage battery charger on two wheels was taken.
 The attached garage of a home in Carberry was also entered and once inside, the suspect(s) rummaged through a freezer, leaving frozen food product on the floor, and stealing food items. 
 
May 6
Police are advised by a passing motorist that a male and female appeared to be arguing outside of a vehicle, parked in the middle of PR 351 in the early evening of this date.  Police arrived to find an adult couple, both exhibiting signs of intoxication.  Both report they were only arguing and no physical altercation occurred or was evident to police.  The adult male driver was given the Road Side Sobriety Test, which he failed and was subsequently issued a 72 hour driving suspension. The vehicle he was driving was towed. 
 
May 7
Police were alerted to an impaired driver leaving the Sand Hills Casino and heading toward Carberry.  Police located the vehicle and arrested the driver for impaired operation of a motor vehicle. His breath test resulted in a reading of 120 mgs%. He was released to a sober adult and the vehicle he was driving was impounded.  

May 9
The garbage dump office building in Glenboro-South Cypress was entered between May 7th and May 9th. Items were thrown about and a small television and window were smashed. A space heater was stolen from the building. 
 
May 13
A resident in the RM of North Cypress-Langford reports a break and enter to his shop and sheds which occurred overnight.  A significant amount of tools were stolen which include; Dewalt impact drill, Dewalt impact gun, Dewalt skill saw, Husqvarna chainsaw, Echo chainsaw, and a Milwaukee job site radio, among other items. The estimated value of all the property stolen is over $4,000. The matter remains under investigation. 
A 1996 Chevrolet truck was stolen from a residence in the RM of North Cypress-Langford during the night. The keys were left inside the vehicle. On May 15th the truck was recovered by Portage RCMP near Long Plains First Nation. The truck was towed to Brandon and examined by the RCMP Forensic Identification Section. An unrelated stolen item was also located in the truck and is being investigated. 
Another resident in the RM of North Cypress-Langford called police to advise a work truck that is stored inside a machine shed was entered overnight and items were rummaged through. A Stihl MS361 chainsaw, a Stihl one man auger, a 3000w generator and a socket set were stolen.
Between May 7th and May 13th a private shed was entered on another nearby property. A green 2011 Polaris Browning ATV was stolen along with various tools. The stolen tools include: two Husqvarna bars, a Karcher pressure washer, Makita angle grinder, Miller spool gun and Miller Matic, a Milwaukee compound saw, and a mitre saw. 

 May 20
The Municipality of Glenboro-South Cypress office building and sidewalk were vandalized with graffiti during the night. The property representatives cleaned the markings, only to find they "re-appeared" the next day.

May 21
Police are advised that two females appear to be fighting on Main Street in Carberry in the late evening of this date. At the time of the complaint, one female was being picked up in a vehicle and the other was departing on foot. Police located one of the involved women who confirms that no physical altercation occurred and they had only been in a heated argument. 

May 22
Police are advised of a possible impaired driver on Highway #1 westbound in the RM of North Cypress-Langford area.  The complainant advises the vehicle, which was stopped on the highway and blocking both lanes, had been speeding up and slowing down, driving in an erratic manner. The complainant remained on scene until police arrived.  The adult male driver was passed out in the drivers seat. He was arrested for care and control of a motor vehicle while impaired. He subsequently refused to provide a breath sample.  
The Neepawa area male was lodged and has been charged accordingly.  The vehicle he was driving has been impounded.

May 24
A Carberry resident attends to report her vehicle was vandalized during the night of May 21st and 22nd. The complainant parked her car in her driveway and found the vehicle was scratched completely down the driver's side of the car. 

 May 25
A workshop building was broken into during the night, located in the RM of North Cypress-Langford. Tools, a camera, and a personal wallet were noted to have been stolen at the time of this report. The complainant estimates the value of items taken to be around $8,000. The incident remains under investigation.
RCMP are asking anyone with information regarding any unsolved crime to contact the Carberry RCMP at (204) 834-2905 or call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-8477, submit a secure tip online at www.manitobacrimestoppers.com or text “TIPMAN” plus your message to CRIMES (274637). 

Authorized by;
Cpl. A. Jarrid ST-PIERRE NCO i/c, Carberry Detachment
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