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.
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.
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.
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.