Armed and barricaded standoff in Portage la Prairie

Armed and barricaded standoff in Portage la Prairie

    Four people hurt in overnight stand-off with police         RCMP in Portage la Prairie were dealing with a situation that began late Monday night, July 17, 2017. Police had received a report of a suspicious male in a white car sitting in the driveway of a home on Oak Bay in Portage la Prairie. When officers arrived to check it out they learned that a man inside the home had a firearm. RCMP called in the Emergency Response Team (ERT), negotiators and Police Dog Services. Police…

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TWO DEAD AFTER SUV SLAMS INTO TREE

TWO DEAD AFTER SUV SLAMS INTO TREE

Early Sunday June 18, 2017 a single vehicle collision claimed the life of two people in Portage la Prairie. It happened just before 2:30 am. The SUV was travelling west on Crescent Avenue at what police describe as a “high rate of speed” when it crossed the centre line and struck a tree. The 22 year old female driver and 20 year old female passenger died at the scene. It is not know if alcohol played a factor in the collision or if either victim were wearing seatbelts RCMP continue to investigate…

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POLICE SEIZE DRUGS, ARREST DEALERS

POLICE SEIZE DRUGS, ARREST DEALERS

    RCMP seize drugs, weapons in Portage la Prairie motel         RCMP in Portage la Prairie have busted two drug dealers and taken drugs and weapons off the streets. It happened on Friday, January 20, 2017 when investigators and the RCMP Emergency Response Team executed a warrant under the Controlled Drug and Substances Act at a motel in this prairie city 86 km west of Winnipeg. The take down netted the police crack cocaine, cocaine, amphetamine, prescription pills, cash and a handgun that was reported stolen in 2013. …

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