On December 3, 2013, #RCMP #Melville & #Ituna Detachments executed a search warrant on a residence in Leross, Saskatchewan. Officers recovered 19 mature marijuana plants, 34 starter plants, 3.5 pounds of harvested marijuana bud, drug paraphernalia and related equipment. Two males have been charged and will appear in Melville Provincial Court.
RCMP La Ronge – Human Remains Found During Ground Search
At approximately 10:30 am on November 27, a search team of RCMP members from the La Ronge Detachment and members of the Sucker River community were conducting a ground search near Sucker River in the hopes of locating Jodi Roberts.
Roberts is a 24-year-old female who was reported missing by her family on November 6, 2013. Investigators have determined that Roberts was last seen on November 2, 2013 in Sucker River. Community members and RCMP have conducted numerous searches for Roberts since she was reported missing.
Searchers were focusing on this area because an article of clothing had been found in the area by a member of the public and turned over to police. This was an unusual location for clothing to be located, therefore, a search of the area was conducted. The search has resulted in the discovery of human remains several kilometers from Sucker River. The identification of the deceased has not been confirmed and an autopsy will be conducted in Saskatoon on Monday.
The investigation is ongoing with the assistance of the RCMP Major Crime Unit - North. Anyone with information is asked to call the La Ronge RCMP at (306) 425-6730 or Crime Stoppers.
Thanks Rider Nation for arranging safe rides this weekend.
"F" Division Traffic Services contributed to the Grey Cup event during Grey Cup Week. Traffic members worked the surrounding area from Wednesday to Grey Cup Sunday. The goal of the week for traffic officers was to ensure safe roadways for all motorists attending the week long festivities.
RCMP members patrolled all major highways coming in and out of Regina. We are pleased to report there were no fatalities or serious injury collisions. Great credit is due to the many fans and supporters of this event who helped keep our roads safe by driving with caution and courtesy.
Many vehicles were checked resulting in the following charges:
Ten pounds of marihuana was seized from a vehicle on Highway #1 Thursday afternoon. Two adult males were charged for possession for the purpose of trafficking and have since been released and are scheduled for court in December.
During the week of November 5-9 Battlefords RCMP, Municipal GIS, Provincial GIS and SVOR (Serious Violent Offender Reduction Program) conducted a "Targeted Enforcement Strategy" in cooperation with Saskatoon and Prince Albert Integrated Intelligence Units.
There were between 10 - 14 police officers working each night in addition to the usual detachment compliment. This enforcement initiative was aimed at repeat and violent offenders in the community, their associates and residential locations.
During the week of enforcement the following work was conducted.
Pedestrian Street Checks
Criminal Code Activity
This "Targeted Enforcement Strategy" is part of the Battlefords RCMP overall Crime Reduction Strategy. Initiatives such as this will continue to be conducted in the Battlefords in support of Safer Communities.
New Commanding Officer for Saskatchewan RCMP
Saskatchewan RCMP is pleased to announce the appointment of Chief Superintendent Brenda Butterworth-Carr to the position of Commanding Officer, “F” Division.
Chief Superintendent Butterworth-Carr joined the RCMP in 1987. Following her training at Depot, she was assigned to general duty policing in the Yukon where she served in Whitehorse, Carmacks and Dawson City. In 1998, she was assigned to First Nations Policing. The following year she was promoted to be Yukon’s First Nations Policing Coordinator.
In 2002, Chief Superintendent Butterworth-Carr transferred to British Columbia to become District Coordinator for Aboriginal Policing Services. She was commissioned three years later and assigned to be British Columbia’s North District Assistant District Officer.
Chief Superintendent Butterworth-Carr took command of Prince George Detachment in 2009. In 2011, she was promoted to Chief Superintendent, becoming the Director General of National Aboriginal Policing and Crime Prevention Services at National Headquarters in Ottawa.
Last September she took on the role of Criminal Operations Officer for the RCMP in Saskatchewan.
Chief Superintendent Butterworth-Carr was selected for the Saskatchewan RCMP Commanding Officer position with the full endorsement of the Saskatchewan provincial government. This is in keeping with the spirit of the collaborative approach of the new Police Services Agreement.
She has extensive contract policing and managerial experience that will serve her well in leading the RCMP in Saskatchewan.
As we congratulate Chief Superintendent Butterworth-Carr in her new role, we must also say goodbye to the current Saskatchewan RCMP Commanding Officer, Assistant Commissioner Russ Mirasty.
Assistant Commissioner Mirasty is retiring after 36 years of dedicated service to the RCMP and the people of Canada. Assistant Commissioner Mirasty joined the RCMP in 1976 in the province of Saskatchewan. He has served in six divisions across Canada in various duties including general detachment policing, highway patrol, police dog services and divisional Aboriginal Policing Services. In Saskatchewan, he worked in Aboriginal Policing Services and was later posted to Prince Albert as the Operations Officer for the North District.
Assistant Commissioner Mirasty then accepted a posting to Prince Edward Island where he served as the Criminal Operations Officer. He left the RCMP for a short period to work in his home community and upon re-engaging was posted to Prince Albert, Saskatchewan as the North District Commander.
In 2009, he was transferred to National Headquarters in Ottawa from Saskatchewan to oversee National Aboriginal Policing and Crime Prevention Services. Returning to Saskatchewan in 2010 as the Commanding Officer brought Assistant Commissioner Mirasty’s career full circle.
A Change of Command ceremony is planned for later this year to thank and bid farewell to the outgoing Commanding Officer, Assistant Commissioner Mirasty and to welcome Chief Superintendent Butterworth-Carr.
During the evening of March 12th until the early morning hours of March, 13th suspects entered the work site of the new RCMP detachment being built in the community of White City, SK. The suspect(s) painted black graffiti on the South exterior wall of the new detachment. Above that wall, one of the detachment windows was also broken. A second wall, this one on the east side was also spray painted with graffiti. The main detachment sign was also broken. Damage estimates have not been confirmed but they are expected to be above $2000.
If you have information in regards to this or any damage, please contact the Regina Detachment at #306-780-5560 or if you wish to remain anonymous, Saskatchewan Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, *8477 on Sask-Tel, text TIP206 plus your tip to CRIMES (274637), or online at www.saskcrimestoppers.com where you can also view information on other unsolved crimes.
For media inquiries, please contact:
Sgt. Paul Dawson
"F" Division Media Relations Officer
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