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April 15, 2014

RCMP Saskatchewan – Historical Sexual Assault Investigation Results in Charges Against a Serving RCMP Member

Saskatchewan RCMP have laid charges relating to historical sexual assaults.  In April 2013, the Regina General Investigation Section within the Major Crime Branch of the RCMP in Saskatchewan received information from an adult female relating to historical sexual assaults.  In December 2013, the victim provided investigators a detailed statement during which she revealed that she was the victim of sexual assaults that occurred during the summer of 1982.  The victim also told investigators that she was assaulted by an adult female and a serving male member of the RCMP.  The victim was 12 years old at the time of the alleged assaults.

Investigators have conducted a comprehensive investigation which has resulted in charges against two individuals. 

Ronald Patrick Makar (DOB: 1960-01-09) has been charged with 1 count of having sexual intercourse with a female person without her consent and 1 count of having sexual intercourse with a female person who was under the age of fourteen years.  Ronald Makar was arrested without incident earlier today, April 15, 2014, at his workplace, the Wood Buffalo RCMP Detachment, in Fort McMurray, AB. 

All of the charges are contrary to the 1982 Criminal Code.  The equivalent in today’s Criminal Code would be sexual assault, contrary to Section 271 Criminal Code.  Both of the accused will make their first court appearances on June 4, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. in Carlyle, Saskatchewan.

Ronald Makar is a serving member of the RCMP with 34 years of service.  He is at the rank of Inspector and until today was the Operations Officer in Charge at Wood Buffalo Detachment in Fort McMurray, Alberta.  As of today, he is suspended with pay pending further consideration.  At the time of the alleged sexual assaults, Ronald Makar was a constable at the Carlyle RCMP Detachment.  The majority of Ronald Makar’s service was in Saskatchewan.  He served in Carlyle, Kyle, Fond du Lac, Regina, Milestone, and “F” Division HQ in Regina.  In 2012, Ronald Makar received his commission and was transferred to Alberta to his current position as the Operations Officer in Charge at Wood Buffalo Detachment in Fort McMurray, Alberta.

“As soon as we became aware of the allegations we began a comprehensive criminal investigation which has resulted in charges against the two identified suspects,” said Supt. Alfredo Bangloy, Assistant Criminal Operations Officer - In Charge of Provincial Policing.

“Allegations like these are disturbing when made against a member of the general public.  For a serving police officer to be facing charges like this is extremely disturbing,” said Supt. Alfredo Bangloy, Assistant Criminal Operations Officer - In Charge of Provincial Policing.  “It is very difficult to be here today to speak with you all about this.”

Supt. Alfredo Bangloy acknowledges that it is difficult for victims to come forward, “I commend the victim who came forward.  It takes great courage to speak out in these types of situations.” 

RCMP media conference April 15, 2014:

Good Morning, everyone and thank you for being here today.

I am Supt. Alfredo Bangloy and I am the Assistant Criminal Operations Officer, In Charge of Provincial Policing.

I am here today to advise you of the results of an investigation into allegations of historical sexual assaults.  In April 2013, the Regina General Investigation Section within the Major Crime Branch of the RCMP in Saskatchewan received information from an adult female relating to historical sexual assaults.  In December 2013, the victim provided investigators a detailed statement during which she revealed that she was the victim of sexual assaults that occurred during the summer of 1982.  The victim specified that she was sexually assaulted by an adult female and a serving male member of the RCMP who were involved in a romantic relationship.  The victim was 12 years old at the time of the alleged assaults and was known to both of the accused.

Since receiving the complaint, investigators have conducted a comprehensive investigation which has resulted in charges against two individuals. 

Ronald Patrick Makar has been charged with 1 count of having sexual intercourse with a female person without her consent and 1 count of having sexual intercourse with a female person who was under the age of fourteen years.  Ronald Makar was arrested without incident earlier today, April 15, 2014, at his workplace, the Wood Buffalo RCMP Detachment, in Fort McMurray, AB. 

Constance Haduik has been charged with 1 count of indecent assault of a female person.  Constance Haduik was arrested without incident on April 10, 2014 at her workplace in Kyle, SK. 

All of the charges are contrary to the 1982 Criminal Code as this is when the offences took place.  Both of the accused will make their first court appearances on June 4, 2014 in Carlyle, Saskatchewan.

Ronald Makar is a serving member of the RCMP with 34 years of service.  He holds the rank of Inspector and until today was the Operations Officer at Wood Buffalo Detachment in Fort McMurray, Alberta.  As of today, he is suspended with pay pending further consideration.  At the time of the alleged sexual assault, Ronald Makar was a constable at the Carlyle RCMP Detachment.  The majority of Ronald Makar’s service was in Saskatchewan.  He served in Carlyle, Kyle, Fond du Lac, Regina, Milestone, and “F” Division HQ in Regina.  In 2012, Ronald Makar received his commission and was transferred to Alberta to his current position as the Operations Officer at Wood Buffalo Detachment in Fort McMurray, Alberta. 

As soon as we became aware of the allegations we began a comprehensive criminal investigation which has resulted in charges against the two identified suspects. Allegations like these are disturbing when made against a member of the general public.  For a serving police officer to be facing charges like these is extremely disturbing.  It is very difficult to be here today to speak with you all about this.

Finally, I would like to commend the victim who came forward.  It takes great courage to speak out in these types of situations. I will now take some questions regarding this investigation.  Please be mindful that this is file is now before the courts and there are many details surrounding the investigation that I am unable to discuss.


April 8, 2014

April 3, 7:45 a.m. Glaslyn Turtleford RCMP responded to a collision involving a semi-truck that struck 2 buildings on Highway #4 in the Village of Glaslyn.  The semi unit lost control on entering the village and collided with a service station and storage building. The single person in the service station was not injured in this collision.  The storage building caught fire and Glaslyn and Turtleford Fire Departments attended the scene.  The driver and lone occupant of the semi unit is a 43 year old male from Edmonton, Alberta. 

He was transported by ambulance to North Battleford Union Hospital due to injuries and is in serious, but stable condition. Winter road conditions of fresh snow were present at the time however speed is believed to be the most significant contributing factor to this collision. 

wrecked semi-truck, firefighters putting out building fire.

Fire truck, building demolished, building on fire.


April 2, 2014

On 2014-03-31 at approximately 6:10 PM Humboldt Lanigan RCMP and Lanigan Fire Department responded to a complaint of a fire at a Big Sky Farms Pig Barn northwest of Lanigan.  When emergency services arrived smoke was coming out of the eves of the building however the fire became fully involved very shortly.  At the time of the fire the barn housed approximately 4500 young pigs.  All of the animals perished in the fire.  No person was injured as a result of this fire.  The cause of the fire is still under investigation. 

Building on fire in countryside


March

March 27, 2014

On Wednesday March 26, 2014, 31-year-old Kenneth Bruce Worme was charged with second degree murder (section 235(1) Criminal Code) in relation to the death of 27-year-old Shauna Maureen Welch of Moose Jaw. Kenneth Bruce Worme remains in custody.

27-year-old Shauna Maureen Welch of Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan was located deceased on March 10, 2014 at a residence in the 1000 block of 4th Avenue in the community of Raymore. At approximately 9:35 pm on March 10th, 2014, Punnichy RCMP responded to a report of an unresponsive person at a residence in the 1000 block of 4th Avenue in the community of Raymore.   Police and Emergency Medical Services attended and located the body of an adult female who was pronounced dead on scene. 


March 27, 2014

White truck with Saskatchewan Firefighter Training logo on the rear window

Between 6 pm on March 24 and 6 am on March 25, three Yamaha Grizzly quads, a 2009, 2013 and 2014 all 700 series models flat black in colour along with a 2014 Yamaha Viper snowmobile blue and white in colour with Saskatchewan license plate 835 LB were stolen from Schrader's compound off highway 9 just north of Yorkton. 

Also during the same time frame, a white 2006 F250 Ford Supercab truck Saskatchewan license plate 669 GTB was stolen from Van X Training School located next to Schrader's.  There are a number of distinguishing decals which include:  Emergency Services Training Parkland College on the box, an Emergency Services decal on the driver's door and the rear window has Saskatchewan Firefighter Training.  Also a 2012 enclosed black trailer, LIC: 888 IBW which we believed was used to haul the above vehicles.

If you have information about this crime, please contact the Yorkton Rural RCMP or your local police service. If you wish to remain anonymous Saskatchewan Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, *8477 on Sask-Tel, text TIP206 plus your message to CRIMES (274637) or submit a tip online at www.saskcrimestoppers.com If your information leads to an arrest or a case being cleared, you may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,000.00.


March 3, 2014

House fire in Witchekan Lake First Nation on March 2, 2014.

House fire in Witchekan Lake First Nation on March 2, 2014.

House fire in Witchekan Lake First Nation on March 2, 2014.


February

February 25, 2014

Image of maleOn July 11, 2013 Pierceland RCMP received a report that Randy Wallace GEORGE age 38 was missing. GEORGE was last seen wearing blue jeans, a grey t-shirt with black stripes on the sides, a black baseball cap and black shoes.

He was last seen walking on the Big Island Lake Cree Territory walking north on Highway 21. GEORGE is described as being 5 feet 8 inches tall, 220 pounds, black hair and brown eyes. Randy has now been missing for almost 7 months.

Anyone with any information regarding the location of Randy George is asked to contact Pierceland RCMP at 306-839-3330 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.


February 19, 2014

Members are on scene on #Hwy11 near Girvin for a traffic incident. Jackknifed semi-trailer blocking the road. Hwy11 closed due to road conditions.

Jackknifed semi-trailer blocking the road

Members are on scene on #Hwy11 near Girvin for a traffic incident


 

HCU Member deploying the pig carcass into the South #Sask River.
HCU Member deploying the pig carcass into the South #Sask River.

HCU Research Project

On September 3, 2013, a pig carcass attached with a radio transmitter was placed in the North Saskatchewan River at North Battleford, Sk. On September 9, 2013, the pig was located stationary in shallow water of a sandbar, about 20 kilometres from the place of entry. Unfortunately the animal did not reach its first check point at Borden Bridge, so we don’t know how long it took the animal to reach its resting point. But assuming that it arrived at that point the day it was located, means that the pig travelled an average of 3 km per day, or 125 metres every hour, given the average flow rate of 222 cubic metres per second that week. Several weeks later, researchers from the Saskatchewan Water Security Agency attempted to locate the animal, but were unable to. At this point, it is believed the carcass may have been dragged to land by another animal.

On the North Saskatchewan River
RCMP on the North Saskatchewan River - September 2013

Reporters interviewing man beside river


If you have any information about this robbery, please call Crime Stoppers 1-800-222-8477.

Surveillance footage of five people in balaclavas in gas station

February 14, 2014

5 Suspect Armed Robbery in Hague at service station

Surveillance footage of five people in balaclavas in gas station

Surveillance footage of five people in balaclavas in gas station

Surveillance footage of five people in balaclavas in gas station

At approximately 3:50 a.m. on Friday, February 14, Rosthern RCMP were called to a service station in Hague, Saskatchewan.

Five suspects were in a vehicle which was filled with gasoline before entering the service station, forcing the lone 64-year-old male employee to the ground and tying his hands with laces behind the cash register.

The suspects stole cigarettes, lottery tickets and an undisclosed amount of cash from the register. The lone employee was able to get up and called 911 after the suspects left the building and Rosthern RCMP arrived shortly after. There were no other customers or employees in the store at the time of the robbery.

The suspects were all wearing hoodies/sweat suits and their faces were covered with balaclava's. They were armed with a firearm and a knife. All five suspects left the scene in a light silver four door Pontiac sedan. It is unknown which direction they left the scene.

All five suspects left the scene in a light silver four door Pontiac sedan.


January

January 20, 2014

House fire in Pelican Narrows on January 18 2014. Home owner & 3 others escaped the burning building. 2 boys aged 10 & 9 are unaccounted for & last seen in the residence. A female aged 10 sustained burns & was taken to Flin Flon for treatment. She is now in Winnipeg for further treatment. A fire scene examiner attended January 19. Examination revealed bodies of 2 unidentified children.  Investigation is ongoing.

House fire in Pelican Narrows on January 18 2014.

House fire in Pelican Narrows on January 18 2014.

House fire in Pelican Narrows on January 18 2014.


January 10, 2014

Julian Demers

Julian Demers, 32-year-old male was last seen in November in St. Brieux. Julian Demers is described as Caucasian and 6 feet 3 inches and 195 lbs. and was last seen wearing brown trousers, a grey hoodie and red hat. Please contact the Melfort RCMP @ 306-752-6420 if you have any information.


January 10, 2014

Deschambault Lake had overdue travelers on January 3 at midnight. Four males went ice fishing & were overdue to return. Searches occurred through the night. It was -30C, plus wind. Using snowmobiles the four were located 6.5km onto ice the next morning. Their truck was stuck due to snow & ice.

Everyone returned to shore at 11:30 am on January 4. No injuries occurred. Take precautions in winter. Let someone know your location & return time. Take extra supplies, dress well & be aware of changing weather.


January 7, 2014

December 30, 2013 at 9:30 PM, a male entered a business at Regina Beach & pretended to be a maintenance employee on a call for service. He was provided unsupervised access to the main office where he took an undisclosed amount of money.

The male is believed to drive a 1995/96 White Ford Contour GL. The first digit of the SK license plate is 8. Car had a loud squeal. Male described as Caucasian, 5’8"-5’11”, 180-200lb, mid 40s, dark hair wearing sweat pants, checked coat & camouflage baseball cap.

Please contact the Lumsden RCMP at 306-731-4270 if you have any information. Crime Stoppers can be reached through 1-800-222-8477, *8477 on Sask-Tel, text TIP206 plus your message to CRIMES (274637) or submit a tip online at www.saskcrimestoppers.com.

•	Man wearing hat

•	Man wearing hat