Morden Police Service received a report from an individual indicating that their 7-year-old grandson had been assaulted by three other youth. The October 6th incident occurred at Morden Park.
Chief of Police Brad Neduzak says the incident started with a disagreement and escalated into a physical altercation.
"I think maybe having us (Police) involved as a mediation is a good idea so it all stays on track and everything stays above board," says Neduzak.
The altercation was involving a number of youth varying in ages from seven to ten.
Bullying is never acceptable says Neduzak.
"We just remind all kids and youth to be respectful of each other and to be careful of what you say," Neduzak says.
The issue has since been resolved. Police warned the youth and returned them to their parents.
Below is the rest of the weekly Morden Police Report for the week of October 2nd through 9th, 2017, as submitted by the department.
October 4th, 2017
At approximately 3:15 am members of the Morden Police Service were on patrol and observed a suspicious vehicle turn quickly off the road way and onto a church parking lot. Police attended to the vehicle and observed all the occupants had exited the vehicle. Police were able to locate the driver nearby hiding behind a shed. Through subsequent investigation, police learned that the driver was on a court condition not to be in the driver seat of a vehicle. As a result, Steven FROESE of Winkler has been charged with breaching a condition of his recognizance and as a Novice driver operating a motor vehicle without a supervising driver. FROESE was released on a promise to appear in Morden Provincial Court in November.
Members of the Morden Police Service received information about an individual believed to have a Warrant of Arrest from the Winnipeg Police Service. Police confirmed that a warrant did exist and subsequently arrested the 19-year-old Winkler resident for breaching his Probation Order. The accused was transported to the Morden Police Service and later released on a Promise to Appear in Winnipeg Provincial Court in November.
October 5th, 2017
Police received a report of a hit and run to a vehicle that occurred on October 3rd in the Shoppers Drug Mart parking lot in Morden. The driver of a black Ford Taurus entered the store at approximately 3:30 pm and returned to notice damage to the rear driver side door. Anyone with information regarding this incident 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).
October 6th, 2017
On this date around midnight, police were called to a residence in Morden with regards to a family dispute. Police attended and spoke with family members and determined that a dispute had occurred over a family members possible drug use. Police mediated the situation and assisted with one of the family members leaving the residence for the evening to avoid any further disputes.
At 12:45 am police were conducting a check stop and observed a vehicle operating with a burnt out headlight. Police conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle and observed a 17-year-old female novice driver, with two youth passengers inside the vehicle, which is not allowed. Police issued the driver with a Provincial Offence Notice for operating a vehicle between midnight and 5 am with more than one passenger and no supervising driver.
At 8:12 pm police received a 911 call to a hit a run vehicle accident on Thornhill Street. Police spoke to the victim who was driving a blue Honda Odyssey and attempting to make a left hand turn onto 2nd street. The victim was rear ended by a grey Honda Civic that fled the scene southbound on 2nd Street. Anyone with information regarding this incident 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).
October 7th, 2017
Police received a call to the Morden Curling Club in regards to some spray-painting done to the building. Police attended and observed that the suspect(s) had used black spray paint on the side of the building. Anyone with information regarding this incident 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).
October 8th, 2017
Police received a call from a victim reporting that they had all four tires slashed on their vehicle sometime overnight. Police have identified a suspect in this matter and the investigation is ongoing.