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RCMP Report - Slow down and keep Emergency Responders Safe!

posted Nov 13, 2018, 9:41 AM by Kathy Carr
Blue Hills Area members responded to approximately 159 incidents, calls for service and traffic related matters, which includes statistics from Westman Traffic Services.

 October 6
Westman Traffic Services observe a vehicle travelling at 126 km/hr in 100 km/hr zone on Highway #1 and initiate a traffic stop. The driver had four young passengers in the vehicle aging in range from six to 17 years. None of the passengers were wearing seatbelts and there were too many passengers for the number of seatbelts.  The Winnipeg resident was issued offence notices for Speeding: $391, Drive a motor vehicle on a highway when a person younger than 18 years of age is not wearing the seatbelt provided for the seating position occupied: $298 and Drive a motor vehicle on a highway when more than one person is seated in a seating position for which a seat belt is provided $203.
Westman Traffic Services travelling on Highway #1 in the early evening of this date, stop a vehicle for travelling at an unnecessary slow speed. The driver smelled of liquor, however denied consuming any alcohol.  The Roadside breath demand was issued and the driver submitted a sample of his breath.  The results returned a Warn and he was issued a 72 hour suspension of his driving privileges. 
October 9
Police are advised that several youth were seen breaking into a home on 4th Avenue in Carberry in the early evening. A window was broken in the process of unlawfully entering the home.  The youth were identified and range in age from 10 to 13 years of age. Most parents and care givers were spoken to along with the children. Police are in the stages of completing further interviews. 
 October 12
Police were conducting a traffic stop on Highway #1, and had full emergency lights activated. A vehicle approaching the location of the police vehicle, failed to slow down to 60 km/hr as required by law. The driver did not deny seeing the police car, and advises there was a truck that was right behind him and that's the reason he did not slow down. However, police did not observe a vehicle behind the driver at all. The adult male from Saskatchewan was issued an offence notice: "When approaching or passing an emergency or designated vehicle stop­ped or engaged in prescribed activity and using emergency beacon or other required equipment, fail to comply with speed requirements" This fine totals $298. 
 October 14
Police attended to a single vehicle collision involving a semi-tractor unit and trailer on Highway #1 eastbound.  The unit was blocking traffic. Weather and road conditions were icy with freezing rain. The driver was not injured. He was issued an offence notice for imprudent driving as his lack of attention contributed to the collision. 
 October 20
Police were called to a disturbance at a residence in Carberry in the early morning hours. The two occupants of the home were having a heated argument and both had been consuming alcohol.  The male resident spent the night elsewhere and his common-law girlfriend remained at the residence in the company of a sober friend. No further incidents were reported. 
 Police received a dispatch to the Carberry Motor Inn during the late evening of this date. The adult female caller, who sounded intoxicated, ad­vises a large group of people were in the parking lot smoking marijuana. Members attended to the bar and there was no group of people outside the bar. A small group of patrons were inside the bar, however all was good and there was no odour of marijuana noted. Police spoke with the bartender who explained there was an intoxicated female in the bar who was being belligerent and when they refused to serve her, she became angry and said she was going to call the police. Police have war­ned the Carberry resident for Public Mischief. 
October 21
Police were dispatched to a family disturbance in the RM North Cypress-Langford in the afternoon of this date. An adult male got into an argument with his father, and then began assaulting his father before leaving in a vehicle with a firearm.  Once contact was made with the suspect, he returned to the location and was arrested by police. He has been char­ged with two counts of Assault, one count of Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm and one count of Mischief Under $5,000. He was released from jail on conditions of a Recognizance with further court appearances pending. 
 October 23
A Break and Enter was reported to police having occurred between the 17th and 19th of October. The residents of the RM North Cypress-Langford report they were away for a couple of days. Their son was checking on the home during this time. When they returned home they noted their entire gun case was taken from with the home. The gun case contained approximately 12 different firearms and shotguns. Also stolen were hunting knives, walkie-talkies, a GPS and some ammunition. 
 October 25
A resident in the RM North Cypress-Langford reported to police that her common-law boy­friend ­had assaulted her and she had fled the residence in fear. Police attended the residence and arrested the male for spousal assault and he was taken into cus­tody. He was released the following day on a Recognizance. The matter remains before the courts. 
 October 29
A resident of Glenboro reports two suspects entered his locked vehicle in the early morning and rummaged through the contents. They also attempted to enter his building. The matter remains under investigation. 
There were a high number of offences this month for passing emergency vehicles and failing to slow down to the required speed. The law in Manitoba states:
"If the posted speed limit is less than 80 km/hr, motorists are required to slow down to 40 km/hr. If the posted speed limit is 80 km/hr or higher motorists are required to slow down to 60 km/hr." The fine for this offence is $298.  Please slow down and keep our emergency responders safe!
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.manitobacrime­ or text “TIPMAN” plus your message to CRIMES (274637). 
Authorized by;
Cpl. Jennifer MCKINNON
NCO i/c, Carberry Detachment