The Central Plains RCMP has released the weekly report for the period between April 29 and May 5. The report covers Portage la Prairie, Treherne, Amaranth and the surrounding Rural Municipalities.

At around 8:00 a.m. on May 1, Portage RCMP received a report of a vehicle travelling in the Poplar Point area that did not have any license plates. An officer located the suspect vehicle stuck in the mud near the Assiniboine River on Highway 430. 

The officer made contact with a 41-year-old man from St. Eustache, and learned that the driver did not hold a valid driver’s license. He also gave the officer some information, which turned out to be false. The man was issued a traffic ticket for Driving Without Motor Vehicle Liability Insurance ($672.00), Driving an Unregistered Vehicle ($298.00), Driving Without Holding a Valid Drivers License ($298.00), Making a False Statement ($672.00).

The driver's fines totalled $1,940.

Calls for police service totalled 249, which is a decrease from the 255 calls the previous week.

Under Traffic Violations, there were 50 Highway Traffic Act report. However, there were no reports of Vehicle Collisions or Impaired Drivers. 

Crimes Against Person reports included 17 Assaults, 6 Assaults with a Weapon, as well as 1 report of Uttering Threats. 

Crimes Against Property detailed 11 Thefts, 2 Thefts of a Motor Vehicle, 2 reports of Breaking and Entering and 8 calls regarding Mischief. 

Other statistics included 53 calls for Other Criminal Investigations and 55 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 Wednesday, May 1, which included 52 calls for service.

If anyone has information that can aid the RCMP in these or other cases, they are asked to call the Portage la Prairie RCMP at 204-857-4445, or anonymously through Manitoba Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or by visiting