The following is the RCMP report to October 19, 2021. This reporting period, police responded to the following calls for service.
- 23 traffic violations
- 5 provincial statute (Mental Health Act, Fire Prevention Act, Coroner's Act, 911 Act)
- 3 common police activities (alarms, suspicious persons/vehicles, assistance to general public)
- 9 crimes against property
- 4 COVID related
- 1 crimes against person
- 4 other criminal code
- 1 traffic accidents
PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT:
We request that you contact each detachment at 204-523-7293 (Killarney), 204-534-7262 (Boissevain) and 204-747-2810 (Deloraine) to make your inquiries or file a report. Leave a message if needed.
If you need to speak with a police officer immediately or to report to police in accordance with your court ordered conditions, please call 204-523-7255.
Call 204-523-7293 (Killarney) and 204-534-7262 (Boissevain) and someone inside will answer your call. You may need to leave a message. If it is an emergency call 911 or 204-523-7255. Please call 204-523-7293 (Killarney- admin line) or 204-534-7262 (Boissevain-admin line) to file a complaint, file a hit and run report, or apply for a criminal record check.
October 12, 2021
Police received a report of fraud by e-mail from Bell MTS seeking an over due payment. The complainant did not provide any personal or financial details and has deleted the e-mail. The complainant was educated to report fraud to Canadian Antifraud Centre.
Police did COVID compliance checks in the RM of Argyle.
Police received a compliant of failure to comply with a court order in Killarney. The matter was unfounded.
Police assisted Manitoba Conservation with a matter under the Wildlife Act in the RM of Prairie Lakes.
October 13, 2021
RCMP received a report of a male driving a Petroleum truck who was driving erratically. Time delay of 30 minutes. Last known direction travel was eastbound on Highway 3. Police patrolled Highway 3 and were unable to locate the suspect vehicle. Police ceased continuing to look for the vehicle, as they attended another priority call.
Police received a report of a dangerous driver/ disturbance at the Coop grocery store in Killarney when a male was not wearing a mask and yelling at people, sped out of parking lot, didn't stop at the crosswalk. The same male was swearing and calling customers 'Sheep' at the Coop gas bar, last seen leaving the Red Apple driving red SUV. The license plate was given to police and the matter is under investigation.
October 14, 2021
RCMP received a report of an abandoned 911 call in Boissevain. Nothing was heard on the initial call and there was no answer on call back, except for static on the line. Police contacted Bell MTS who tested the line, who confirmed that it was short circuiting, believed to be water on the line. Police attended the residence and the homeowner safe, and no signs of distress.
October 15, 2021
Police received a request for police assistance in Boissevain. Police attended and kept the peace.
Police received a report of the grandparent fraud in Deloraine when a resident received a call regarding a grandson who needed money. The resident mailed the funds and police followed up with Canada Post who confirmed the package had already been delivered and cannot be retrieved. The matter is under investigation.
Police received a report of a fraudulent e-mail from Bernardo Herrick with Digit IT Services claiming he is due for a repayment process for his latest service activation and will be credited $1099.99. Police advised it was a scam and to block and delete and not open anything and to hang up if he gets called. No money lost.
Police received a report of an assault in Boissevain. A male was arrested for assault and mischief and released on an undertaking to appear in court in December.
October 15, 2021
Police received a report of a missing youth in Killarney. The youth was later located by police.
October 16, 2021
Police received a report of a suspicious vehicle in the RM of Argyle.
RCMP received a report of fraud in the Turtle Mountain area. The complainant's e-mail had been hacked and someone was able to get his password online and into his MTS e-mail address, and told that he had to pay $300 in Bitcoin via a "wallet". No financial loss, no personal information given. Police advised the complainant to sign out of all/any accounts that he uses the e-mail address with and reset his passwords.
October 17, 2021
911 call from unknown female caller, advising that there was an erratic semi truck driving on highway 10 near Minto. Police dispatch was unable to get direction of travel or any other information. RCMP called back complainant and left message.
Police received a report of an unknown male on Fletcher Street in Killarney yelling at vehicles and trying to stop them. The male was wearing a blue Jacket, jeans and a toque. Time delay a factor. Police attended and patrolled the area/surrounding streets. the suspect was gone and police were unable to hear any noise. Police spoke with residents in area who informed they had not heard anything.
October 18, 2021
Police were called out for a vehicle fire in the RM of Argyle. Police attended, fire under control by Baldur Fire Department. Fire was not suspicious, appears electrical.
Police received a report of failure to comply with an order in Boissevain. The matter was unfounded.
Police received a report of a stolen truck overnight in the Killarney-Turtle Mountain area. The matter is under investigation. The vehicle is a black 1995 Dodge Ram 1500.
Police received a report of mischief in Boissevain. One male was charged with failure to wear a mask in a public place under the Public Health Emergency Order.
Police received a report of an abandoned vehicle in Killarney. The matter is under investigation.
Police assisted with a matter under the Mental Health Act in the Deloraine-Winchester area.
Police were called out to a motor vehicle collision in the Killarney-Turtle Mountain area. No one was on scene when police arrived but the vehicle was damaged. The matter is under investigation.
The RCMP is warning the public after two recent frauds
Two people have been defrauded of over $34,000.00 recently in southwestern Manitoba.
In one instance, a victim received a telephone call from a person claiming to work for the Canada Border Services Agency. The caller advised that they had intercepted a package addressed to the victim. They claimed the package contained drugs, money and fraudulent documents. The victim had recently placed some Amazon orders and was awaiting their delivery, which made it believable and concerning. Additional calls were then made to the victim from someone impersonating a police officer, and another call from someone from the Canada Revenue Agency. The victim was advised to send monetary payments to settle the issue, which the victim did. In the days following the victim continued to receive phone calls requesting more money and realized it was a scam and reported it to police.
In the second instance, a victim received a telephone call from someone impersonating a police officer, claiming that a family member of the victim had been involved in a collision and was now at a police station. The caller requested that the victim send money in order for the family member to be released from police custody. After the money was sent, the victim followed up with another family member and realized it was a scam and called police.
No police agency or other government agency will request you send monetary payments to them by way of mail, wire transfers, cryptocurrency or QR codes. This is a scam, and the callers usually use pressure tactics and threaten the victim if they don’t pay forthwith.
Here are some tips on how to avoid falling victim to a scam:
No information should ever be given to a person over the phone until you are satisfied they are who they say they are. Look up the phone number to the police agency/government agency they say they are calling from and confirm it by calling there yourself.
A real police officer would not ask to have money sent on behalf of your relative/friend.
Ask for help from a member of your family or a trustworthy friend if you are unsure about a call or request received requiring payment.
Verify identities or whereabouts of the caller.
Don’t feel pressured and do not send money before doing your own investigation.
Don’t disclose personal financial information.
If you receive suspicious telephone calls requesting money, please hang up and report it to the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre at 1-888-495-8501 or through their online reporting tool. If you have been a victim of fraud and have lost money, please report it to your local police.
Fraud: Recognize it. Report it. Stop it.
If you have any information about these crimes or any other crimes, please contact the RCMP Office or Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
There will be a new process for criminal record checks. Please call either Killarney (204) 523-7293 or Boissevain/Deloraine (204) 534-7262 and provide your e-mail address and phone number. The criminal record check forms will be emailed to you to be filled out. Complete and return by mail with a $10 money order made out to the Receiver-General; or a letter stating you are a volunteer. The mailing address for Killarney RCMP is Box 490, Killarney, MB R0K 1G0 and Boissevain RCMP is Box 25, Boissevain, MB R0K 0E0.
Police continue to remind residents to never provide personal information such as birth dates, SIN numbers, credit card numbers, or e-mail address to parties you do not know. If you feel that you have been contacted by a fraudulent source, please contact police or Phone Busters Fraud Center immediately for further instructions on what you can do. Phone Busters can be reached directly at 1-888-495-8501, however also report same to the local detachment.
We would like to advise that the business hours of operation at the Killarney Detachment are 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday to Friday.
Boissevain RCMP will be open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
RCMP WOULD LIKE TO REMIND THE PUBLIC TO USE THE POLICE EMERGENCY LINE FOR YOUR LOCAL OFFICE (204) 523-7255 or 911. The administration line may not be checked until the following day or possibly the Monday following a weekend. Members may be in another community or on the road.
DO NOT LEAVE A MESSAGE IF YOU REQUIRE IMMEDIATE POLICE ASSISTANCE, YOU MUST DIAL 204-523-7255 (Killarney), 204-534-7261 (Boissevain), 204-747-2575 (Deloraine) OR 911 TO HAVE A POLICE OFFICER RESPOND TO YOU REQUIRE IMMEDIATE POLICE ASSISTANCE. This will dispatch an officer without dispatching ambulance and fire unless required.