In addition to unrest and conflict, the vandalism caused significant damage according to last week’s RCMP report, both in Virden and at Reston Cemetery.
During the week of September 20-26, Westman RCMP dealt with 71 law enforcement activities, including the following dispatches:
September 20 – in Sioux Valley for a report of nasty social media posts. It is alleged that the victim received a message that said “eat poo and die”.
September 21 – in Sioux Valley for a disruption in a residence. The complainant informed the police that she wanted her son taken to the alcohol tank because he had consumed alcohol. It was reported that he was currently using the shower. Police determined that there had been no criminal offenses or disturbances. The complainant learned that it is not against the law to consume alcohol in your own residence.
September 21 – in a residence in Sioux Valley. A mother reported that her 38-year-old daughter was intoxicated. Police determined that there had been no criminal offenses or disturbances. The complainant learned that it is not against the law to consume alcohol in your own residence.
September 22 – at the Virden Clinic for a report of vandalism. It was reported that paint was thrown all over the building. The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information regarding this crime is encouraged to contact the Virden RCMP. Anonymous tips can also be submitted to Crime Stoppers.
September 22 – in Sioux Valley for two 911 calls. The caller reported that the police were wasting their time. Upon reporting to the residence, it was determined that an intoxicated person who had since left had made these phone calls.
September 24 – to Melita for a disturbance report at a residence. Upon police intervention, it was determined that a drunken man at the residence had an unsuccessful arrest warrant. He was remanded in custody.
September 24 – in Reston for a report that 11 monuments were overturned at the cemetery. The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information regarding this crime is encouraged to contact the Virden RCMP. Anonymous tips can also be submitted to Crime Stoppers.
September 25 – in Sioux Valley for several reports of an intoxicated man driving an ATV. The man stood outside the Gaming Center, holding a piece of wood pretending to be working. He was arrested for impaired driving of transportation and read the breath request. Once at the detachment, he refused to provide breath samples. The 31-year-old has been charged with impaired driving of transportation and refusing to provide a breath sample.
September 25 – A traffic stop has been initiated on Route 1 in the RM of Wallace-Woodworth. Methamphetamine, cash and several weapons were located and seized from the vehicle. A 21-year-old woman has been charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking. She was also charged with Possession of a Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose. A 26-year-old man has been charged with unauthorized possession of a prohibited weapon, breach of recognizance and public mischief.
September 26 – in Virden for a domestic assault report. Various objects had been thrown on the front lawn and light bulbs were broken inside the residence. No injuries are to be deplored, the investigation is continuing.
10 traffic control actions and four welfare checks were undertaken during this reporting period.
Cpl. Kevin Bruce, Virden RCMP