Manitoba's COVID-19 restrictions have been in the "critical" response level since Thursday, November 12, and according to the provincial government, some non-essential travel is prohibited as are large gatherings both indoors and outdoors.
While these health measures have been in place for months, local enforcement recently doled out $78,000 worth in tickets in just one week.
From Monday, April 26, to Sunday, May 2, the Manitoba provincial government reported that police gave out nearly 60 tickets to locals and businesses as part of the enforcement of COVID-19 measures.
Over half of those tickets were given to people who hosted indoor and outdoor gatherings and another nine tickets were given to those who failed to self-isolate when they were supposed to. These tickets came out to $1,296 each.
An additional 12 tickets of nearly $300 each were given to people who weren't wearing their masks while indoors in public places.
Between January and February of 2021, tons of reports of Canada Post package thefts were rolling in and the value of the stolen packages was over $10,000.
An employee of Canada Post has been charged after a search warrant was executed at his residence where over 100 sto… https://t.co/MJRolF2hFO— Winnipeg Police (@Winnipeg Police)1618589427.0
In April, the investigation led to the delivery driver's home in Mynarski and they found an astounding 100 stolen items.
Those items accounted for an additional $30,000 in stolen packages.
"A 58-year adult male of Winnipeg was charged with one global charge of Theft from Mail (encompassing 46 events) and released on an Appearance Notice," read the news release, saying that more charges might come down the line.
Winnipeg Police confirmed that one youth has been charged after a convenience store employee was stabbed by a 13-year-old last week.
Per the police report, officers were called to an undisclosed business in the 200 block of Isabel Street, Winnipeg, on February 26.
A 13-year-old male has been charged after entering a convenience store in the 200 block of Isabel Street and stabbi… https://t.co/yoAt0FpWSj— Winnipeg Police (@Winnipeg Police)1614545292.0
Officers responded to reports of a stabbing at around 3:50 a.m.
At the scene, they found a 41-year-old suffering from a stab wound. He was taken to hospital in “serious condition.”
Following the incident, a 13-year-old boy was taken into custody while members of the Major Crimes Unit investigated the events.
An update to the report later revealed that the attack occurred after the young teenager entered the convenience store without a face mask or covering.
“When he was asked to wear one, the youth became upset and stabbed the employee after purchasing several food items,” reads the document.
“The incident was determined to be unprovoked,” it adds.
The youth was located and arrested by officers at a residence in the West Alexander area of Winnipeg.
He has since been charged with assault with a weapon, as well as aggravated assault.
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