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Monday, December 1, 2014
News Release - Winnipeg Police Service
Monday, December 1, 2014
2014 FESTIVE SEASON CHECKSTOP PROGRAM Today, in partnership with Manitoba Liquor and Lotteries, the Winnipeg Police Service will begin its 2014 Festive Season CheckStop program. This campaign is dedicated to reducing the number of impaired driving offences that occur within the City of Winnipeg.
Impaired driving is the number one criminal cause of death in Canada, yet it is 100% preventable.
Through the month of December, including New Year's Eve, motorists can expect to see an increased presence of police officers on our roadways. Involved officers will be enforcing Impaired Driving legislation, focusing on areas where alcohol is being consumed such as: bars, restaurants, Christmas parties and socials.
As an added deterrence, the names of drivers charged with impaired driving related offences will once again be made public.
The Winnipeg Police Service encourages all motorists to have a plan in place before you go out this holiday season.
Taking a cab or a bus, contacting Operation Red Nose or simply identifying a designated driver, are some options to consider.
The message is simple, if you choose to drink, DON'T DRIVE.
If a member of the public observes a suspected impaired driver, they are encouraged to contact 911 immediately.
The Winnipeg Police Service would like everyone to have a safe and enjoyable Festive Season.
Watch our You Tube video, If you're Drinking, Don't Drive.
Update - Commercial Break & Enter- C14-245332 As previously released -On November 16, 2014, shortly before 6:00 a.m. an outdoor clothing business located in the 2000 block of Corydon Avenue was broken into via smashing a large window at the front of the store.
Once inside, the suspect(s) removed in excess of 40 Canada Goose winter jackets, with an estimated value of $15,000.
As a result of the on-going investigation, the following surveillance photos have been recovered displaying two female suspects.
Members of the West District Crime Unit are continuing with this investigation. Anyone who has any information regarding this incident or suspects is asked to contact detectives at (204) 986-2877 or Crime Stoppers at (204) 786-TIPS (8477).
For further information contact either: Constable Jason Michalyshen, Public Information Officer Constable Eric Hofley, Public Information Officer Detective Sergeant Natalie Aitken, Public Information Officer