The Central Plains RCMP has released the weekly report for the period between April 8 and April 14. The report covers Portage la Prairie, Treherne, Amaranth and the surrounding Rural Municipalities.

At around 2:10 a.m. on April 14, two Portage RCMP officers were attending to an incident in the 100 block of Saskatchewan Avenue West, when they were approached by a person indicating that a womam was trying to fight with other people in the same area. 

Officers made their way there and observed the suspect climbing into the driver's seat of a vehicle. An officer knocked on the window to tell the woman not to drive away. The 26-year-old driver placed the vehicle in gear and began to pull away while the official continued to knock on the window. The driver eventually stopped in a nearby parking lot, where she was placed under arrest for Impaired Driving. 

The woman was taken to the RCMP Detachment where she provided breath samples to be analyzed. The results were two times the legal limit. The driver faces charges of Operation of a Vehicle While Over 80mg% and Operation of a Vehicle While Impaired. The 26-year-old was held to sober up and was released to appear in court at a later date. She has lost her licence and the vehicle she was driving was towed and impounded.


Shortly after 4:00 a.m. that same day, officers were alerted to a disturbance on 2nd Street NW in Portage. Police arrived and could hear yelling from within a residence. 

They approached the residence and spoke to the property representative, who indicated that her son was "freaking out" and broke a window. She told them that he had exited through the back door. An officer was waiting at the back of the residence and told the 15-year-old boy that he was under arrest. 

The youth did not comply with demands and resisted arrest. The officer was able to gain control and place him in handcuffs. The 15-year-old was taken to the RCMP Detachment and is being charged with Resisting Arrest and Failing to Comply with a Release Order. The youth appeared in court the next day.


Calls for police service totalled 233, which is a decrease from the 282 calls the previous week.

Under Traffic Violations, there were 38 Highway Traffic Act reports, 2 Vehicle Collisions and 4 reports of Impaired Drivers. 

Crimes Against Person reports included 11 Assaults, 4 Assaults with a Weapon, as well as 5 reports of Uttering Threats. 

Crimes Against Property detailed 5 Thefts, 2 Thefts of a Motor Vehicle, 3 reports of Breaking and Entering and 12 calls regarding Mischief. 

Other statistics included 49 calls for Other Criminal Investigations and 61 for "Other Police Activity," meaning False Alarms, Suspicious People or Vehicles, and Assistance Given. 

The day that saw the most action from the RCMP was Friday, April 12. Which included 39 calls for service.