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Altona and Rhineland Finalize Plum Coulee Policing Extension

October 24, 2019

Residents of Plum Coulee will continue to see Altona police officers working in the community for another two years.

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Alcohol Plays Major Role in Busy Canada Day Weekend for Altona Police

July 2, 2019

On the 30th of June shortly after 4:30 pm police were called to an apartment block in the north east corner of town. Police were advised that a male driver backed into a fence then drove into a partially closed garage door causing major damage to the door. Police located the man still seated in his car inside the garage. The man who was highly intoxicated was arrested for Impaired Driving, police also located several full and empty beer cans in the vehicle. The man was transported to the Police Station where he refused to provide a breath sample which resulted in a further charge of Failing to Provide a Sample of his Breath. The 67 year old Altona man has been released from custody with a future court date, he faces charges of Impaired Driving, Failing to Produce a Sample and Open Liquor.

Further on the 30th of June shortly after 9:30 in the evening, police responded to a suicidal and intoxicated female in an apartment block in the south east corner of the community. Upon arrival police located the suicidal female. Police observed her to be handling a large kitchen knife which she had pressed into her abdomen. Police attempted for several minutes to negotiate with the woman who eventually told police that she was going to end her life and pressed the knife into her wrist. At this point police deployed their Taser which caused her to drop the knife. Police utilized an ambulance to treat her for the Taser injury and transport her to the hospital where she was admitted for observation and an assessment under the Mental Health Act.

On the 1st of July in the early evening hours, police were called as someone witnessed a person throw a flower pot at one of the Police Service vehicles while parked at the Police Station. Police obtained descriptors and located a person matching those descriptors in the Altona Mall Parking Lot. When police arrived the youth began to run, a short foot pursuit ensued and police took the 16 year old female into custody. The highly intoxicated Youth was lodged into cells for the night. Police received a further complaint with respect to a rear window of a car being broken by a rock being thrown through it. When questioned the Youth admitted to throwing the rock. Police have charged the Emerson Youth with two counts of Mischief, she has been released into the custody of her mother.

Three Charged In Plum Coulee Meth Bust

May 28, 2019

Three people from Plum Coulee are facing a variety of charges following a drug bust at a home in the community Wednesday evening. During the execution of the search warrant, members of the Regional Support Tactical Team seized a quantity of meth, prescription pills, cash, and other drug paraphernalia.

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Full Story Here: Pembina Valley Online

Altona Man Charged in Attempted Armed Robbery

May 2, 2019

On the 28th of April at approximately 7:40 pm, Altona Police were dispatched to an attempted Armed Robbery at a local restaurant. Police attended to Lok Lok Garden and were advised of the following.

An adult male had come into the restaurant wearing a black balaclava with a knife in his hand. He told the person at the cash register to give him the money or he would get his girl friend from his car and she has a gun. At this time another restaurant employee came out of the kitchen and the man fled with no money.

Through the use of local surveillance cameras, police were able to obtain images of a suspect matching the description that had been provided to police by the victims.

Police have arrested and charged a 57 year old Altona man with Attempted Armed Robbery and Assault with a Weapon. He has been released on a Promise to Appear in Court with a future court date in Altona.

 

During the 1st quarter of 2019 Altona Police Service Impaired stats have almost tripled. During this same time frame in 2018 police dealt with 3 impaired/drive over .08 files. In 2019 police have had 8 files of this nature. There is no direct coloration between the legalization of Cannabis as all of the accused drivers were impaired by alcohol. Police however would like to remind people to please not drink and drive.

 

Questions regarding this Media Release are to be addressed to Perry Batchelor, Chief of Police, Altona Police Service at 204-324-5373.

Story featured on Pembina Valley Online

 

Two Charged For Destroying Traffic Signs in Altona

April 24, 2019

On the 17th of April just before noon, police were contacted by the Altona Public Works Department reporting mischief. Police were called to the Industrial Park on 2nd St. NW police were advised that several (11) traffic signs had been cut down on both 9th St. NW and 2nd St. NW. The signs ranging from Stop Signs to Speed Zone signs to general notification type signs. All signs had been cut down by a moving company, moving a building into the Industrial Park.

Two Morris men 56 and 36 year olds have been charged under the Highway Traffic Act, further Criminal Code charges are pending.

Damage estimates are still being obtained with the damage to the signs, boulevard and neighboring lot in the thousands of dollars.

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Seeking Public’s Assistance in Locating Stolen Snowmobile

April 12, 2019

The Altona Police is requesting the Public’s assistance in locating a stolen 2014 Arctic Cat XF8000 Crosstour. The snowmobile was taken sometime in the last few weeks. Anyone who has information can call the Altona Police at 204-334-5373 or anonymously through our website.

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One Arrested in Altona Liquor Store Theft

April 9, 2019

Altona police have charged a 25 year old man with break, enter and theft following an overnight break in at the local liquor store on April 7, 2019. Police are still investigating with further charges expected. Click here for the full story.