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Several rolls of wire stolen from Smart Electric

posted Oct 1, 2018, 8:27 AM by Kathy Carr
Break and enters to your home or vehicle, theft of your personal items, and invasion of your private space is very stressful and leaves you feeling victimized and vulnerable. Safety starts at home, with you. There are ways you can help to prevent crimes against your property. Most crimes are opportunistic. Thieves don't want to work hard to steal, therefore take measures to protect your property.  Here are a few tips:
 Vehicle thefts and Theft from Vehicles;
• Avoid leaving a running vehicle unattended
• Ensure you always lock car doors and roll up windows
• Consider anti-theft devices such as a steering wheel lock, automatic engine shut-off, and/or tracking device
• Never leave the keys in your vehicle
• Lock your garage door
• Avoid storing valuables or packages in open sight. Place items in the trunk, out of sight
• Never leave your wallet or purse in your vehicle
• ATV's and snowmobiles should also be kept in a locked shed or garage when practical
 Safe Homes
• Keep shrubs and trees near the home maintained to have a clear line of sight to windows and doors
• Keep the garage doors and windows locked, even while at home
• Know your neighbours and keep watch for each other
• When leaving for a vacation, do not advertise your plans on social media
• Ask a friend, relative or neighbour to regularly check on your home and maintain the property
• Victims of break and enters are often targeted a second time, to reduce these chances, address the factors that contributed to the crime by making positive changes around your home. Examples include, alarm systems, motion sensitive cameras, motion sensor lighting. 
• Mark your valuables.  Catalogue items by marking down serial numbers, taking pictures of expensive items, and/or engraving items with a unique number, word, etc, which helps identify recovered property. 
• Lock all sheds and private property structures
• Report suspicious vehicles and persons as soon as possible to the police. 
Cross-walks/Pedes­trian Corridors
The crosswalk on 1st Avenue at Main Street now has crossing lights. Here are a few tips for pedestrians and drivers;
Section 141 of the Highway Traffic Act advises (in part): 
• When a pedestrian is at a pedestrian corridor (cross-walk) that lies across a roadway upon which a vehicle is app­roaching, the driver of the vehicle shall yield the right of way to the pedestrian by slowing down or stopping if necessary.  
• Eastbound and West­bound traffic on 1st Avenue must come to a stop until the pedestrian has safely crossed the portion of the roadway which the vehicle is facing. 
• Should there also be traffic stopped at the north and south stop signs on Main Street, these vehicles may only proceed when it is clear to do so. The east/west traffic that has stopped for the pedestrian corridor should not block the intersection when possible to allow the north/ south traffic to continue. This is not a legal requirement but courteous to do so.
• Pedestrians also have a responsibility at crosswalks and should not leave the curb or walk into the path of a vehicle that is so close that it is impracticable for the driver to yield to the pedestrian. Pedestrians can also be issued an offence notice for leaving the curb and walk into the path of a vehicle that is so close that it is impracticable for the driver of the vehicle to yield the right of way. 
 
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RCMP report for the period of September 1st to 21st, 2018. During this time Blue Hills RCMP responded to approximately 108 incidents or calls for service in the Town of Carberry, RM North Cypress-Langford, and the Glenboro-South Cypress Munici­pality. This includes traffic related offences reported by Westman Traffic Ser­vices. 
 
September 1
 Police were called to a disturbance on Main Street in Carberry in the early afternoon. An adult male and female were observed yelling and pushing each other.  Police attended and located the individuals.  Both advised their argument was only verbal and both were moving out of the area. 
September 4
 A resident of the Glenboro-South Cypress area reports a break and enter to his home, having occurred between August 25th and 30th. A screen had been taken off a window and entrance was made. Once inside the suspect(s) stole frozen meat and a table top hockey game. 
 September 8
Police received a complaint from an adult male travelling on Highway #1 that another driver was following him and threatening him by "flipping him off" and yelling that he was going to kill him.  The complainant had been turning at a yield when the subject started tailgating him and followed him into Car­berry. The complainant drove to the Detachment and called 911. Police spoke with the complainant who provided a description of the vehicle. He decided not to pur­sue the matter as he may not have remembered the plate number correctly.   
 In the late evening of this date, police are ad­vised that a vehicle was travelling on Highway #1 driving at a speed of 60 km/hr and swerving on the roadway. The vehicle was located stopped on the shoulder of the highway. The driver exhibited signs of impairment and was arrested. Breath samples provided resulted in readings of 240 mgs % alcohol. The 36 year old female from B.C. was taken into custody.  She plead guilty on her first appearance and received a 14 month driving prohibition and a fine of $1500. 
September 14
 At 04:04 hours, police were dispatched to a commercial alarm call at Smart Electric in Car­berry. An entrance was found to be open and it was later discovered that several rolls of wire had been stolen. This matter remains under investigation. 
A residence in the RM North Cypress-Langford south of Carberry was broken into while the home owner was away for approximately 90 minutes in the late evening. Stolen from the residence was a quantity of cash, cigarettes and other small items. 
A vehicle was obser­ved by police travelling at a high rate of speed on Highway #5 near Car­berry. The vehicle was stopped and the 22 year old male from Carberry admitted to drinking al­cohol in the past hour. A roadside test resulted in a fail. He was proces­sed and submitted a breath test resul­ting in alcohol reading of 110 mgs %.  
He was charged accordingly and issued a provincial driving suspension. His vehicle has been impounded for 30 days. His court appearance is scheduled for early October. His passenger, a 21 year old male from the Carberry area was issued an offence notice for having liquor in the vehicle.
 September 19
 Between the hours of 10:00 p.m. September 18th and 7:00 a.m., September 20th, persons unknown attended to the location of Meyers Meats in Carberry. A vending mac­hine containing drinks located on the sidewalk in front of the store was loaded onto a truck and taken. 
Also reported the same day was another Pepsi machine stolen from a location outside a store in Douglas, MB.
The matters remain under investigation. 
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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. Jennifer MCKINNON
NCO i/c, Carberry Detachment
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