MORDEN, MB - Here is a roundup of the crime in Morden for December 19- January 1.
December 19th, 2017
Police received three separate reports of Christmas projector lights stolen from yards on 5th & 6th Street overnight.
Anyone with information regarding these incidents is asked to call the Morden Police Service at 822-4900, Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, submit a secure tip online at www.manitobacrimestoppers.com or text “TIPMAN” plus your message to CRIMES (274637).
December 20th, 2017
Just before midnight police responded to a 911 call regarding an accident on Rampton Street. The driver informed police he was travelling east bound on Rampton Street around a curve when an on-coming vehicle was taking the same corner and appeared to be in his lane. The driver tried evading the other vehicle, panicked, and pulled the emergency brake causing the vehicle to spin and lose control, sliding over the curb and into a tree. There were no injuries as a result of the accident.
December 22nd, 2017
Police received a call of a domestic dispute at a residence in Morden. Police attended to find that the caller’s ex-husband was refusing to leave the residence after finishing a visit with their children. The parties had a disagreement but there was no report of any assault or threats. Police remained on scene to ensure the situation did not escalate and the husband departed the residence. There were no charges as a result of this incident.
December 23rd, 2017
Policeresponded to a motor vehicle accident around 2:35 pm at the corner of Thornhill Street and Mountain Street. A vehicle was travelling west bound on Thornhill Street and conducting a northbound turn onto Mountain Street. A second vehicle travelling east bound on Thornhill Street entered the intersection when the first vehicle executed the turn, causing the accident. There were no injuries as a result of the accident but both vehicles required towing.
December 24th, 2017
Police received a 911 call around 5:00 pm to a motor vehicle accident on 19th Street in Morden. Police arrived on scene to find a single vehicle up on the boulevard that struck a tree. The driver of the vehicle could not remember what happened and was transported to Boundary Trails Health Centre for further evaluation.
December 28th, 2017
Police were dispatched to an apartment complex regarding an intoxicated male banging on a door and yelling. When police arrived at the scene he was gone but they later found the accused in the parking lot of Rock's Bar and Grill. He was intoxicated but cooperative and was transported home without charges.
December 29th, 2017
Police received a dispatch around 12:00 pm to assist paramedics at a residence on Mountain Street in Morden. Police attended to the residence which was found to be in disorder with blood on the floors and walls. There was a male, known to police, on the phone with ambulance dispatch and a victim was located in a bedroom with blood and injuries to his face. The victim could barely communicate with police due to his injuries but was able to get out some words indicating a fight last night with the suspect who was on the phone. Paramedics attended to the victim and transported him to Boundary Trails Health Centre for medical attention. The suspect was placed under arrest for Assault Causing Bodily Harm, transported to the Morden Police Service and lodged in cells. Police spoke with some witnesses who advised that they saw the suspect attend the victim’s residence the previous night between 9:00 and 10:00 pm with a bottle of liquor and go inside. Later this day, police attended to the hospital to speak with the victim again and he was able to provide some further details. The victim advised that the suspect in custody came to his residence around 11:00 pm the previous night and they started drinking. They got into a disagreement and the suspect attacked him with a knife and assaulted him several times. As a result, 40 year old Jeffery Robert Funk of Morden is charged with Assault with a Weapon and Assault Causing Bodily Harm. He was remanded into custody and transported to the Winnipeg Remand Centre where he awaits his next court appearance January 2nd in Portage la Prairie.
January 1st, 2018
Around 5:45 am, police received a call of an intoxicated male banging on a garage door. While attending, police received more calls of this individual causing a disturbance in a back yard on Mountain Street. The male attempted to enter a residence and damaged a screen door. He was last seen going towards the creek area. Police located the male at the bottom of the creek yelling. Police assisted the individual out of the creek and placed him under arrest under the Intoxicated Persons Detention Act. He was lodged in cells until sober and released later in the day without charges.
Laura Manning, Manitoba Post