The investigation into the hit and run with injuries to a White Butte RCMP member and member of the public has yielded charges against an adult male.
A 30-year-old male from the Rural Municipality of Pense, was arrested at his residence on Tuesday, November 18, 2014 and is charged with:
Investigation has revealed that he is not the registered owner of the vehicle seized and believed to have been involved in the hit and run incident on October 19, 2014. Investigators have determined that the vehicle was not stolen at the time of the collision. The seized vehicle was located on his private property in the RM of Pense.
He has been released on a promise to appear in Regina Provincial Court on January 21, 2015 at 9:30 a.m.
Further, I know many are interested in the recovery of Cst. Bennett. The following provides a bit of an update from his family:
“Cst. Bennett continues to recover in hospital from the injuries he sustained as the result of the hit and run. While he has come a long way in the month since the incident, he has a long road to a full recovery. His recovery has been made possible by the excellent care he has and continues to receive in hospital as well as the support from his wife and family, the RCMP, friends and the public both near and far who have sent words of encouragement and support. His spirits are high and he looks forward to the time when he can return home to his family and return to the job he loves.”
On November 1, 2014, Big River RCMP received a complaint of stolen medals from the Royal Canadian Legion. Several medals, some dating back to WWI, were taken from a glass cabinet. It is unknown at this time the exact date of the theft and there are no signs of forced entry into the hall.
The theft is currently being investigated by Big River RCMP. If you have information on the whereabouts of the medals, please contact Big River RCMP at 306-469-2590 or call Saskatchewan Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).
An update on a Humboldt file from November 3, 2014:
The owner of the dogs advised Humboldt RCMP that the two dogs had wandered from their residence. The smaller dog had returned to the owner’s residence shortly after the initial complaint was received, which is why it could not be located. The larger dog was picked up from the SPCA by its owners and returned home.
The vehicle that was thought to be abandoning the dogs may have been assisting or checking on the dogs, who were seen in close proximity to the highway.
The RCMP investigates each complaint it receives to its fullest potential. This includes, at times, engaging the public to encourage tips and information gathering. The initial complaint could have been thought of as an abandonment of animals matter; however, investigation has revealed that this was not the case, resulting in the successful return of the dog to its owner. No charges have been laid and the file is now closed.
On Thursday, October 30, 2014 at approximately 9:30 a.m., Humboldt RCMP received a complainant that a woman driving a small grey or silver car dropped two dogs off on the side of Highway #2 about a 1/4 mile north of the Greek Palace at the junction of Highway #2 and # 5. The car then took off south bound on Highway #2.
RCMP members made patrols and located the larger of the two dogs, a Shepherd mix (photo). The second dog is smaller and grey in color, and has not been located at this time.
If you have information about this or these dogs, please contact Humboldt RCMP at phone number (306) 682-2535 or you may call Saskatchewan Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), through SaskTel at *8477, or submit a tip online at www.saskcrimestoppers.com.
Family survives on rocky island on Wollaston Lake after missing for three days.
On Tuesday, October 21, 2014, four individuals: three adults, two males and one female, and one male youth under the age of 16, left Barge Landing via boat with a destination of Wollaston Lake, SK. Family of the four received a phone call from one of the boaters, advising that they were stranded on a rocky island and had run out of gas for their boat. There was thick fog and their cell phone died before any location information could be obtained.
Family reported the four boaters missing to Wollaston Lake RCMP on Thursday, October 23.
Over the next two days, members of Wollaston Lake RCMP and the Canadian Rangers from the Wollaston Lake Patrol 4th Canadian Ranger Patrol Group searched for the missing individuals with the assistance of local residents familiar with the area. They searched for hours through thick fog, including checking several islands with negative results.
The search was resumed on Friday, October 24 and by 2:00 p.m., the four missing persons were located safe near Gow island in the bay. It was learned that they had coats, a tarp and minimal food and were able to start a fire. The temperature got down to -7 degrees Celsius with the wind and heavy freezing rain on October 22.
Thank you to everyone who was involved in the search efforts to locate the missing individuals and bring them home safe.
At 5:30 a.m. on October 24, 2014, Yorkton Rural RCMP responded to a collision between two semi tractor-trailer units on Highway #10 approximately three kilometers south of Yorkton near the weigh scales.
The collision occurred when one of the semi-trucks began to turn left off the highway onto a gravel road. Resulting in the second semi colliding with the turning semi as it attempted to pass. Members cleared the scene and the Highway reopened at 10:30 this morning. Drivers are asked to be cautious when travelling in the area as some debris remains on the side of the highway. It is anticipated this cleanup will take several hours.
Cut Knife RCMP are seeking the public(s) assistance into the investigation of an arson. The incident occurred on Friday just before midnight, October 17, 2014 at the Old Buzzards Bridge in the RM of Manitou Lake. Unknown suspect(s) set fire to a stolen vehicle from Lloydminster by the bridge. The fire expanded to the bridge and both the vehicle and the bridge's wooden structure were destroyed.
If you have information about this crime please contact the Cut Knife RCMP at 306-398-3500 or you may call Saskatchewan Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).
On Tuesday, October 7, 2014 the Kindersley RCMP responded to a complaint of a break and enter into a residential apartment building on 4th Avenue west in Kindersley. The members found no signs of forced entry into the building, but once inside they discovered the maintenance doors had been pried open. The suspect(s) had gained access to the remainder of the building, including the building’s storage lockers. Several valuable items were stolen.
On Wednesday, October 8, 2014, Rosetown RCMP entered into a similar investigation of a break and enter at a residential apartment building in Rosetown. Biggar RCMP is also investigating a residential apartment building break and enter in their area that occurred on Monday, October 6, 2014. All three investigations indicate the suspect(s) entered the storage area of the apartment complex and small items were taken.
It is believed that the suspect(s) are travelling throughout the area searching for targets of opportunity. Police are asking the public to take extra precautions, to keep valuable items in their apartments or in a secure area if possible, and to report any suspicious activity around their apartment buildings.If you have information about this or any other crime, please contact Kindersley, Rosetown or Biggar RCMP or you may call Saskatchewan Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), through SaskTel at *8477, or submit a tip online at www.saskcrimestoppers.com.
On Monday, October 06, 2014 at approximately 8:30 a.m., Swift Current Municipal RCMP were called to a complaint at a business on the 1400 block of the North Service Road East in Swift Current, Sk. Initial investigation has revealed that a 77-year-old female was forcibly pulled from her vehicle, a 2006 Chrysler Sebring, in the parking lot of the business by a lone 38-year-old Caucasian male.
The suspect got into the car and drove away. The female victim was transported to hospital with undetermined injuries.
Swift Current Municipal RCMP began making patrols in an attempt to locate the vehicle. A second complaint was made by a driver traveling on Highway #1, approximately 20 kilometers east of Swift Current, who advised that there was a car matching the description of the stolen vehicle, traveling east bound at a high rate of speed.
The suspect entered the community of Rush Lake and exited soon after, where an eastbound pursuit began with members of Swift Current Rural RCMP. Halfway between Rush Lake and Herbert, RCMP attempted to deploy a spike belt in the eastbound lane. The suspect avoided the spike belt, crossing the median several times before entering the community of Herbert.
The suspect drove into the front of an RCMP vehicle, causing damage and exited Herbert, traveling westbound in the eastbound lane. He attempted to cross the center median when he lost control, struck a large, round hay bale, careening into the same RCMP vehicle. Both vehicles sustained serious damage and are not drivable.
The suspect was taken into custody and transported by RCMP to the Herbert and District Integrated Health Facility and then to Swift Current Hospital by EMS with undetermined injuries. He remains in police custody.
The lone, male RCMP officer in the vehicle which was hit, was transported to hospital in Swift Current as a precautionary measure, but has since been released. The investigation is ongoing and involved numerous RCMP units and detachments.
Straight across from the boat in the photo, approximately 600 meters, is where a lost boater was located in Cumberland House on Saturday, October 4 at 6:25 a.m. The temperature was down to 1 degree Celsius and his boat was located on the opposite side of this island…
On Friday, October 3, 2014 at 9:38 p.m., Cumberland House RCMP received a complaint of a 33-year-old male that had been traveling back to Cumberland House from a hunting trip when his boat motor broke down. RCMP were advised that the missing male was dressed in only a sweater and pants, had no survival gear and was unsure of his location.
RCMP were able to make contact with the missing male by cell phone, during which time they activated their emergency equipment to try to determine his location, to no avail. Officers searched along the shoreline and the male contacted RCMP again, which provided GPS coordinates to an island just north of Cumberland House. Officers lost contact with the male and contacted Melfort RCMP Police Dog Services and the Cumberland House Detachment Services Assistant (DSA), whose family has knowledge of the area.
The DSA and her father traveled by boat to the island and located the missing male’s boat submerged in shallow water off the island. Police Dog Services attended, but the area was too swampy to track. At 6:25 a.m., RCMP received a call from their DSA, advising that she and her father had located the missing male. Medical assistance waited at the shoreline and the missing male was transported to the Cumberland House Clinic where he was described to be in good health.
Yorkton Municipal RCMP were called to a complaint of break, enter, and mischief to property that occurred at the St. Mary’s Catholic Elementary School located on the 200 block of Independent Street in the City of Yorkton. At approximately 1:05 am October 2, 2014, a lone suspect gained entry into the school and caused a significant amount of damage to the school’s interior. Charges are pending against a 19-year-old male from the Cowessess First Nation.
Southey RCMP are currently on scene of a single vehicle collision on Highway #322, just north (100 feet) from the Glen Harbour turnoff. A disposal truck flipped on its side and is completely blocking both lanes of the highway at this time. A crane and tow trucks are attending from Regina and the highway is expected to be blocked for the next four to five hours while the vehicle is removed from the roadway. The disposal truck was empty at the time of the collision. The lone adult male driver was not injured. The investigation is ongoing and alcohol is not considered a factor. Weather was good at the time of the collision.
At approximately 5:30 AM on October 2, 2014, Turtleford RCMP were dispatched to a single vehicle rollover on Highway #4, 10 km South of Glaslyn. Initial investigation has revealed that a semi-truck hauling plywood was southbound on Highway #4, lost control and rolled over. The driver sustained undetermined injuries and was transported by ambulance to Battleford Union Hospital for further treatment. Tow trucks were also on scene to clear the roadway. The cause of the rollover is still under investigation.
What's wrong with this picture? On September 26, 2014 at 3:35PM Yorkton RCMP were conducting traffic enforcement in the school zone outside of the two high schools in Yorkton. While on patrol, officers came across a vehicle driving on the wrong side of the road. The vehicle was immediately pulled over by police. The driver, a 24-year-old male from Canora, was issued a ticket for driving on the left side of a center median which has a fine of $150.
On Sunday, September 28, 2014, at 5:45 p.m., Milestone/Avonlea RCMP were called to a fire at a business on the 100 block of Main Street in Rouleau, SK. The Rouleau Fire Department was on scene when officers arrived and the building was already fully engulfed in flames. The fire was contained to the business, which sustained extensive damage.
RCMP were on scene until 9:00 p.m. and fire crews remained on scene until the early morning hours. There were no injuries and no further damage to other buildings in the area.
The RCMP do not believe the fire to be suspicious at this time. This matter is still under investigation, and the RCMP will be working with the Fire Investigator from Moose Jaw, who will be doing their investigation of the scene later today.
31-year-old Curtis Kittiekaywinnie has not been located and an arrest warrant has been issued. Rose Valley/Kelvington RCMP are seeking the public's assistance in locating him. If he is located he should not be approached and the Kelvington/Rose Valley RCMP or your local police service should be notified.
31-year-old Curtis Kittiekaywinnie of Saskatoon remains at large and has been charged with:
Biggar RCMP Locate Stolen Cattle & Offspring Missing Since 2008 in RM of Glenside
On September 18, 2014, Biggar RCMP executed a search warrant at a rural fenced pasture land in the RM of Glenside. The investigation commenced September 11, 2014 after police received a complaint from the Livestock Services of Saskatchewan. It was learned that there were branded cattle stolen and grazing amongst a herd in the RM of Glenside. Brand inspection confirmed the information and a search warrant was executed. Police seized five cow/calf pairs worth a total estimated value of between $13, 000.00 - $15, 000.00 CDN. The cattle had been missing since 2008. It is suspected that the off spring produced from the stolen cattle over the six year period is valued at approximately $17, 500.00 CDN. A 49-year-old female from Sonningdale, SK has been charged with five counts of Fraudulently Keeping Cattle found Astray contrary to the Criminal Code. The animals were in very good condition. They are presently being detained and monitored by Livestock Services of Saskatchewan.
Have you had items stolen and you haven’t reported it to police?
On September 19, 2014, shortly after 8:00 p.m., Saskatoon RCMP received a complaint of a suspicious half-ton truck parked in a farmer's field near the town of Meecham. Members attended to the scene and located the vehicle and a 23-year-old male and a 20-year-old female. Investigators determined the truck had been stolen from Saskatoon. Information obtained by investigators led them to a property in Meecham where they located a significant amount of stolen property. The stolen property ranges from RVs to electronics to vehicles.
The stolen property has been seized and investigators are working to inventory it and contact the owners of the property and make arrangements so the property can be returned. The stolen property is from thefts from across southern Saskatchewan and investigators believe some of the property recovered hasn't been reported stolen to police. If you have been the victim of a theft and haven't reported it to the police, Saskatoon RCMP are asking you to please report the theft to your local police service. Police can only reunite property owners with their stolen property if it has been reported to the police.
Charges are pending against the 23-year-old male and the 20-year-old female. They are currently in police custody.
An update to two stolen vehicles near Yorkton reported on September 18:
At 8:30 pm on September 19, Yorkton Rural RCMP recovered the 1969 Firebird in a Quonset in the Industrial area near York Road in Yorkton. At 1 am on September 20, Yorkton Rural RCMP recovered the 1976 Dodge Dart at an abandon farm north of Grenfell off highway 47. Charges are pending further investigation. The recovery of these vehicles were a concerted effort amongst Yorkton Rural RCMP, Yorkton Municipal RCMP, Yorkton Provincial GIS, Saskatoon RCMP, Saskatoon Provincial GIS, Indian Head RCMP and a special thank you to the media and the general public for their assistance.
Between September 9th and 16th, 2014, three suspects entered a storage Quonset on two separate occasions in the RM of Cana located 22 kilometers southwest of Yorkton. A trail camera captured the suspects initially taking photos of the two cars and then returning a few days later with a dually truck and a flat deck trailer. The suspects loaded both of the cars on the trailer and departed. The trail camera photos will not be released at this time due to the ongoing investigation. If you have information about this or any other crime, please contact the Yorkton Rural RCMP at 306-786-4500 or your local police service.
On Thursday, September 11, beginning at 2:30 p.m. a member of the Watrous RCMP conducted a traffic blitz in the school zone in Watrous, targeting speeders and aggressive driving. In the span of 20 minutes, two drivers were stopped, one for driving at 20 km/h over the posted limit and the other for failing to wear a seatbelt.
Shortly after 3 p.m. another vehicle was seen speeding through the school zone and a traffic stop was conducted. During the investigation it was found that both the driver and the passenger had outstanding warrants. The 25-year-old female driver from Saskatoon was arrested on traffic related warrants from Saskatoon Police Service and the University of Saskatchewan Protective Services. The 22-year-old male passenger, also from Saskatoon, was arrested on traffic related warrants from Hudson Bay RCMP. Both were later released with court dates in October.
Now that children are back to school, the Watrous RCMP is asking for the public’s cooperation in an effort to reduce the number of pedestrian involved traffic incidents and increase the safety of the roads in and around the Watrous area.
Saskatchewan RCMP would like to remind the public about the laws associated with the All-Terrain Vehicles (ATV) Act. An ATV - which includes quads, dirt bikes and off-road utility vehicles - is a vehicle designed for off-road use only.
To operate an ATV in any public areas, a person must be at least 16 years old, and hold a valid driver's license. Those who are between the ages of 12 and 15 can operate an ATV in public areas if they are supervised by someone who has a valid driver's license, or who has passed an approved ATV training course. A child under the age of 12 cannot operate an ATV in public areas.
An ATV has restrictions on where it can be operated. They can be operated on Crown land or highway right-of-ways, such as ditches. ATVs cannot be operated on any street, road or highway, or for crossing a bridge, unless it is authorized by permission of the land owner. It is illegal to operate an ATV while impaired by drugs or alcohol, even when doing so on private land. Also, driving in a manner that is dangerous to the public is illegal. These are criminal offences that can result in criminal charges, seizure of the A TV and the loss a driver's license.
If you are found on public land by police, you must provide proof of insurance. Every rider MUST wear an approved helmet and appropriate protective riding gear. Every person who authorizes or permits another person to operate an ATV in contravention of any provision of this Act or the regulations; or without complying with any provision of this Act or the regulations is guilty of an offence against this Act.You may wish to view the Saskatchewan ATV Act
On September 8, 2014, at 12:00 a.m. Pelican Narrows RCMP were called to a residence on Ratt Street in Pelican Narrows. An altercation had occurred inside the residence between two adult males from Pelican Narrows. A 29-year-old male was transported by Emergency Health Services to the Angelique Health Centre in Pelican Narrows with serious injuries and pronounced dead. The two males are known to each other.
32-year-old Adam Terrance Sewap, of Pelican Narrows has been charged with
1 count of second degree murder, section 235 of the Criminal Code of Canada
Sewap has been remanded to appear in Pelican Narrows Provincial Court on Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at 2:00 p.m.
At the request of the victim's family, the RCMP are not releasing the name of the victim at this time. The autopsy for the victim is scheduled for Friday, September 12, 2014 at the Saskatoon City Hospital and the investigation continues with Pelican Narrows RCMP, RCMP Major Crimes North the Office of the Chief Coroner.
Initial investigation has revealed that three adult males were working on sewer lines near the west access road in Fox Valley, Saskatchewan. Two males fell 12 feet down into the sewer lines and a partial collapse occurred. The third adult male called emergency services. Fox Valley, Richmound Fire and Richmound and Leader EMS attended and were able to pull a 25-year-old male from Calgary to the surface. He was transported to Maple Creek Hospital, however he was pronounced dead upon arrival. Emergency services were unable to immediately access the sewer line due to noxious fumes, and a local farmer attended with equipment that was able to lift a 24-year-old male from Calgary to the surface where he was pronounced dead. The weather at the time of the accident was rain/sleet with high winds, but it is unknown if this is a factor. The investigation into this workplace accident has been handed over to the Occupational Health and Safety Division in the Ministry of Labour Relations and Workplace Safety for the Province of Saskatchewan.
Saskatchewan Missing Person: Kaylee Watchmaker is described as Aboriginal female and 5 feet, 2 inches and 100 lbs. Kaylee Watchmaker with brown hair, brown eyes and piercings on lip.
Broadview RCMP and the RCMP Major Crime Unit South - are currently investigating the sudden death of a 40 year old male on the Kahkewistahaw First Nation. On Friday, September 5, 2014 at 1:12 pm, Broadview RCMP were called to a residence on the Kahkewistahaw First Nation. When police arrived, EMS was already in attendance and the 40 year old male from the Kahkewistahaw First Nations was pronounced dead at the scene.
White Butte - Saturday September 6, 2014, 1:50 AM, White Butte RCMP were called to a residential structure fire at the Kathrinthal Colony located northeast of Kronau. The lone resident of the home could not be located. White City Volunteer Fire department extinguished the fire at which time a body was located inside the residence.
Turtleford RCMP - were called to the scene of a collision between a pedestrian and a vehicle that claimed the life of a 38-year-old man on September 6, 2014. The collision was reported at 10:00 PM. It occurred on Highway #26 approximately 5 KM south of St. Walburg. The initial investigation indicates that the male pedestrian was wearing dark clothing while walking on the highway. The male pedestrian was struck by a southbound vehicle and succumbed to his injuries at the scene. The driver of the vehicle remained at the scene and cooperated with the investigation.
Carlyle - September 6, 2014, 11:50 pm, the Carlyle RCMP responded to a complaint of a shooting, which occurred at a local residence. A male victim had sustained a serious gunshot wound to his leg. The male was taken by Carlyle ambulance to the Arcola Hospital and then to Regina by STARS. A local resident, a 49-year-old male, fled the scene on foot. Carlyle Detachment members, along with the assistance of the Regina RCMP Police Dog Services, were able to locate the male at his residence in Carlyle and he was arrested a short time later without incident.
North Battleford - Youth attempted to steal a vehicle on 8th Avenue. Owner was loading a truck for a weekend trip and found the youth attempting to drive vehicle away. Youth was apprehended and held at scene by complainant and arrested by police. 12-year-old has been charged with Theft a Motor Vehicle and Failing to comply with an Undertaking.
Yorkton - September 7, 2014 at 6:50 pm, Yorkton emergency services were dispatched to a motor vehicle collision 1km west of Yorkton on highway 52. A 27 year old female driver and single occupant of a 2 door Chevrolet Cobalt car travelling east bound crossed the center line colliding head on with a semi-truck and trailer west bound. The driver of the car was transported to Yorkton hospital and then airlifted to Regina by STARS. The driver of the semi-truck was not injured.
Humboldt – September 6, 2014 at 5:40 p.m., Humboldt RCMP responded to a single vehicle collision on Highway #6 south of Watson. Initial investigation has revealed that a truck hauling a camper unit and a boat lost control, entered the west ditch and flipped onto its driver’s side. The 45-year-old male driver was deceased at the scene. An adult female passenger was taken to Lanigan Hospital with undetermined injuries and an adult male passenger received no injuries.
On Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at approximately 11:00 a.m., La Ronge RCMP, Waskesiu RCMP and RCMP Police Dog Services, initiated a traffic stop with a blue Ford van, approximately 180 kilometers south of La Ronge on Highway #2.
70-year-old Louis Baulne was wanted by the RCMP for charges of uttering threats to shoot police officers and damage property of local residents stemming from information received on August 19, 2014. Louis, as well as an adult female passenger, was arrested without incident. In the vehicle police located and seized several weapons including nun-chucks, a samurai sword and bear spray. During the stop, Highway #2 was completed blocked for approximately ten minutes.
Southend and La Ronge RCMP executed a search warrant at the man’s residence, located approximately 70 kilometers north of the community of Southend. Several weapons were seized at the residence including six rifles, two handguns, swords, throwing knives and large amounts of ammunition.
The adult female passenger was taken into custody and released with no charges. 70-year-old Louis Baulne of Southend, Saskatchewan was taken into custody and is charged with: 2 counts, adult uttering threats against a person, 1 count, adult uttering threats to property, 3 counts, adult unauthorized possession of a firearm/prohibited or restricted weapon, 4 counts, carless use of a firearm, 2 counts, possession of a restricted firearm/prohibited weapon with ammunition without license/registration.
He appeared in La Ronge Provincial Court on August 28, 2014.
On August 20, 2014, Pinehouse RCMP received a call from an adult male advising that his parents, a 66-year-old male and 61-year-old female, were on a canoe trip from an area near Pinehouse to Missinippi, Saskatchewan.
He advised that he had stopped receiving updates from his parents’ SPOT Satellite Messenger tracking device on August 17, but expressed that there may have been issues with the device. Pinehouse RCMP advised local outfitters and air charter companies to be on the lookout for the canoeists throughout their travels on the river system.
It was advised that the two were very experienced canoeists and had planned a ten day trip with a two day buffer for travel with an anticipated end date of August 27.
If the canoeists had not made contact with family by August 27, it would be cause of concern. On August 25, boats were put in the water near Churchill River Canoe Outfitters and searches of the immediate area were completed, but they were not located.
On Tuesday, August 26, 2014, at 10:30 a.m., Pinehouse RCMP received a report via a satellite phone of an overturned canoe on Kinosaskaw Lake (approximately 45 kilometers northeast of Pinehouse, Sask). A float plane operator from Shellbrook fishing on the remote lake noted a canoe east of a set of rapids called Needle Falls. Upon closer inspection of the canoe by the float plane operator, the body of an adult male was observed.
Pinehouse RCMP responded at approximately 12:55 p.m. to the area in a chartered plane to conduct an investigation. The plane reached Kinosaskaw Lake at 1:50 p.m. The body was identified as a missing 66-year-old male canoeist who had failed to report to his family with a "SPOT" Satellite Messenger tracking device eight days previous. A 62-year-old female was also identified as part of the canoeing party and was also missing. The male and female have been identified as husband and wife, both from Prince Albert.
The RCMP requested the assistance of the Civil Air Search and Rescue Association (CASARA). CASARA reached the Kinosaskaw Lake area at approximately 5:40 p.m. on August 26. They successfully located the female canoeist at the mouth of the rapids shortly after. The female canoeist was on the shoreline with a fire burning and was waving at the aircraft. CASARA was flying a fixed wing, non-float aircraft and was unable to land in the area.
Two Pinehouse RCMP officers were able to land in the area with a chartered float plane at approximately 7:30 p.m., walked to the female and secured her for transport to La Ronge hospital, where she was treated and released. She was in good health with no injuries. She had spent eight days in the wilderness, relying on her outdoor experience and survival skills after their canoe had capsized on a set of rapids.
The name of the deceased will not be released. The adult female who survived eight days in the wilderness will not be available for interviews. Pinehouse RCMP would like to thank the float plane operators and CASARA, whose assistance was vital in locating the missing female.
On Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at approximately 4:00 p.m., two Humboldt RCMP officers en route back to Humboldt were traveling on Highway #5, 50 kilometers east of Saskatoon, when they noticed a vehicle upside down on its roof in a slough on the south side of the highway.
Saskatoon RCMP, Vonda Fire and Saskatoon EMS responded to the scene. Initial investigation has revealed that a 2004 Black Chrysler PT Cruiser lost control while driving, ultimately going into the south ditch where it rolled onto its roof and into the slough. The vehicle was submerged to the top of the windows which were entirely below the water line.
Four adults were located deceased inside the PT Cruiser. When it was pulled out of the slough by a tow truck the following was confirmed by police: two adult females, one driver and one backseat passenger, believed to be in their 70’s, a front seat adult male passenger whose approximate age has not been confirmed, and a backseat adult male passenger believed to be in his 80’s.
Highway #5 between the St. Denis turn off and Highway #2 was closed for approximately four hours last evening.
The investigation into the cause of the collision is ongoing with the Office of the Chief Coroner, Saskatoon RCMP and Saskatoon RCMP Collision Reconstruction. An autopsy will be conducted on the female driver by the Office of the Chief Coroner. Police are still making efforts to locate the families of the deceased and as such, the names of the deceased are not being released at this time. The four deceased are believed to be from the City of Saskatoon.
Three North Battleford youths are facing several charges after an incident on Trudeau Street at approximately 2:30 am on Sunday, August 24. Several complaints were received in succession of several suspects damaging property and assaulting people in the area. Members located and arrested three youths, two 16 years of age and one 17 years of age who were taken into police custody, all three were intoxicated at the time of their arrest. An investigation into the incidents has shown them to be involved in a Break and Enter to a residence on Thompson Crescent.
The three youths also assaulted a male outside this first scene before proceeding to Trudeau Street where they are alleged to have damaged at least four vehicles and assaulted two other individuals, one of whom suffered a broken leg. All three youths are facing charges that include Assault, Assault Causing Bodily Harm, Break and Enter with intent and Mischief to property. The investigation is ongoing at this time.
On August 24, 2014, Meadow Lake RCMP received a complaint of an adult female who was reported missing in the Boreal Forest, west of Rapid View. The 89-year-old female had become lost while picking blueberries with her family in the late evening.
The female was without a cell phone, or any other means of contact. During the night of August 23-24, the temperature in the area reached a low of 7 degrees Celsius with heavy fog. RCMP members conducted a search of the immediate area in an attempt to locate the woman, but were unable to. Police continued the search along with other various services, including Police Dog Services from North Battleford, Search and Rescue services, Meadow Lake Fire and Rescue, SERM fire crews and civilian volunteers, including CASARA.
After 16 hours of searching, around 1:00 p.m. on August 24, the search plane located what they believed to be an elderly female walking along a cut line, approximately 6.4 kilometers from the location she was reported missing from. Search and Rescue assets made their way to the female's location and located the missing female.
The female was located safe, without any injuries. She was walking and talking, and was tended to by Emergency Medical Personnel for a precautionary check of her status. Alice was released from their care to return home to her family without requiring any further medical treatment.
Efforts from the local community, all volunteers and agencies that were involved in the search were vital to the success of locating the missing female. Many searchers had no sleep during the ongoing search. Thank you to everyone that assisted.
Photo credit: Saskatoon Search and Rescue
The Unity/Wilkie/Macklin RCMP is requesting the public’s assistance in finding the person or
persons responsible for a break and enter that occurred at a convenience store in Macklin. On Monday, August 18, 2014, at around 3:00 a.m., a lone suspect gained access into the convenience store by breaking the main entrance’s glass door using a crowbar. The suspect stole over 1,000 packs of cigarettes worth approximately $12,000.00.
The suspect is described as a heavier set male who was wearing grey sweatpants, a black or dark coloured sweater, a camouflage hat and white gloves. The suspect was driving what appeared to be a mid-2000’s white four-door pickup truck.
If you have information about this or any other crime, please contact Macklin RCMP at (306) 753-2171.
On August 15, 2014, at approximately 9:38 p.m., Wollaston Lake RCMP received a complaint of missing persons/overdue travelers.
Four adults: a 33-year-old male, 40-year-old male, 38-year-old male, 42-year-old female and a 6-year-old male child, all from Wollaston Lake, had departed from Barge Landing (a transportation area where the Wollaston Barge Ferry is located) at Wollaston Lake and the end of Highway #905. The five people boarded an 18-foot aluminum boat and began traveling across Wollaston Lake. One of the people on the boat contacted family with their cell phone to let them know that the boat had run out of gasoline.
Due to safety concerns and nightfall, Wollaston Lake RCMP waited until the morning of August 16, 2014, gathered information on the last known area of the boat and began searching for the travelers in an RCMP boat.
Members and local Search and Rescue searched the area they were provided information on for three hours, but the boat could not be located. Members came back to shore, refueled and went back onto the lake. After 30 minutes, the boat and all five occupants were located quite a distance from their last known location. There were no injuries. The boat was safely towed back to shore by the RCMP boat.
Two of the adult male passengers were arrested and lodged until sober. No charges will be laid. None of the occupants of the boat were wearing life jackets.
Wollaston Lake is approximately 2,286 square kilometers. Thank you to the local community and Search and Rescue for their assistance.
Members are on scene on Sask Highway #10 near Balgonie for a traffic incident.
Semi collision with light standard; the semi drove over it. No injuries. Road open.
La Ronge RCMP: Cabin Fire
On August 17, 2014, at approximately 11:30 p.m., La Ronge RCMP was advised of a cabin fire near Potato Lake, approximately 14 km south of La Ronge. The area was only accessible by boat.
La Ronge RCMP and Ministry of Environment Conservation Officers attended the scene on the morning of August 18, 2014, to find the cabin completely destroyed. Witnesses identified a 28-year-old female from the Lac La Ronge Indian Band as a possible suspect. She was later located and arrested in relation to this incident. She has been released for Provincial Court in La Ronge on October 20, 2014.
The suspects name will not be released until formal charges have been sworn.
On August 14 at 3pm, Turtleford RCMP attended a residence in St. Walburg and observed and seized 18 ounces of Methylenedioxy methyl amphetamine (Ecstasy). A 29 year old female from St. Walburg has been charged with Possession for the purpose of Trafficking and is scheduled to appear in St. Walburg court on October 8th, 2014.
On August 13, 2014, members of the Prince Albert Integrated Street Enforcement Team arrested 3 people during a Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (CDSA) investigation and all 3 people were taken into custody without incident. A CDSA search warrant was subsequently executed on a residence in the Whispering Pines trailer park near Prince Albert, Saskatchewan. During the investigation Police seized 29 individually wrapped packages of cocaine, 19 syringes loaded with cocaine, a small amount of Canadian currency and a 1996 Mercury Sable station wagon. A 24-year-old female and 28-year-old male of Prince Albert have been charged.
Acting on several tips received from the public, the La Ronge RCMP located and arrested Raymond Joseph Roberts on the outstanding Canada Wide and Provincial warrants for him. Roberts was located at a residence in the Fairchild portion of the Lac La Ronge First Nation and was arrested without incident. The La Ronge RCMP would like to thank the public for their assistance in locating Roberts.
August 14 Moosomin RCMP were called to Moosomin Regional Park for a possible intoxicated boater trying to get his boat from the water. Members went to the lake road and located the suspect dealing with his boat, which had come off of his trailer near the bridge on the road to the lake. The driver, a 44 year old male from Moosomin, was arrested for impaired operation of a motor vehicle and was taken to Moosomin Detachment for breath samples. His results were over twice the legal limit. His license was suspended indefinitely and his vehicle has been seized under new legislation. He was released for Court in Moosomin in September.
On August 13 Shellbrook/Ahtahkakoop Detachment members responded to a complaint of a white, four-door SUV that had almost hit a female. The female, whose identity is unknown, was able to identify the driver and had mentioned the possibility of a firearm being in the vehicle. Members located the vehicle with four male occupants inside. The vehicle did not stop when members activated emergency lights and instead pulled into the driveway of a residence on Ahtahkakoop First Nation. Two adult males exited the vehicle and were directed to lie on the ground. Two adult males remained inside the vehicle. A member removed and seized a firearm from the vehicle. The two adult males on the ground did not comply with directions given by the member and were pepper sprayed. One of the pepper sprayed males was not affected and left on foot into the trees. The three remaining adult males were taken into custody. Extensive patrols were made to locate the missing male, however they were unsuccessful. He turned himself into police at 3:15 p.m. on August 14, 2014.
On August 14, 2014, at approximately 6:48 PM, White Butte RCMP detachment and Regina EMS attended to a grid road 6.4 kilometers north and 12 kilometers east of Regina to a call of a small private aircraft (Cessna 172) that experienced engine difficulties and as a precaution made an emergency landing. The aircraft contained two adult females and a male child; none of whom were injured. The pilot was later able to resume the flight and safely land at the Regina airport. Transport Canada will conduct a review of the incident.
On June 3, 2014, the speed limit on Highway #1 near Pilot Butte and White City was lowered to 90 kilometers per hour.
In 2014, from June 3 until August 13, there were 12 collisions reported to RCMP. One resulted in injury, four resulted solely in property damage and five were wildlife related (the remaining one did not need to be reported to police). During this time period, there were 284 speeding tickets issued.
Some offences include: exceeding speed limit of 90 km/h, exceeding 60 km/h past tow truck and/or emergency vehicle with emergency equipment activated and exceeding the speed limit in a photo radar construction zone. One vehicle in the 90 km/hr zone was traveling 136 km/hr which resulted in a $212.00 fine.
In 2013, from June 3 until August 13, there were also 12 collisions reported. Two of these were fatal collisions and two resulted in injury. Seven collisions resulted solely in property damage and the remaining one involved wildlife. During this time period in 2013, 19 speeding tickets were issued.
The reduced speed means it’s a safer place to conduct enforcement. In addition, due to the speed limit reduction, increased enforcement initiatives have taken place in the area.
August 11 - 2 vehicle collision Highway 11 just north of Lumsden. Dodge pickup with two male occupants drove into the rear of a road grader. Undetermined injuries to truck passenger and grader operator. Highway is currently blocked for larger semis and heavy vehicles. Lighter traffic may be rerouted.
Drinking and Driving…. on a Golf Cart?
In the late hours of July 31, 2014, #OnionLake #RCMP were contacted by members of the public advising of a male driving northbound on Highway 17 in a golf cart. RCMP officers located the vehicle, which was later determined to be stolen from the Sandy Beach area, north of Lloydminster. The driver was arrested for impaired driving and transported to the Onion Lake Detachment, where he blew nearly double over the legal limit.The 18 year old male from Onion Lake First Nation is facing charges of impaired driving, driving over the legal limit, and theft of a motor vehicle.
Incidents Sask RCMP members responded to from 4:00 p.m. Friday, August 1 – midnight Monday, August 4, 2014:
RCMP Battlefords: 3 year old girl struck by a motor vehicle on the Mosquito First Nation on July 29 died in hospital August 1 as a result of the injuries she received. No determination on whether charges will be laid.
RCMP Rosetown: August 1 – motor vehicle collision involving 3 vehicles 8km east of Harris on Highway #7. 1 adult male was extracted from his vehicle and transported to hospital. Alcohol not a factor.
RCMP Fond du Lac: responded to a residential fire and advised one person still inside. A 12-year-old female was located deceased in the residence. Investigation is ongoing.
RCMP Southey: 36-year-old male drowned at Last Mountain Lake near the resort village of Pelican Pointe. RCMP URT team located his body within 10 meters of where he was last seen by witnesses. A storm was seen moving in over the lake and strong winds created 5 foot waves. 2 adult males and 1 male youth were fishing off the point and the adult male did not make it to shore.
RCMP Rose Valley: responded to a residence on Yellow Quill First Nation where a group of individuals had surrounded a residence and were causing damage. The group entered the home and maced the occupants. 1 adult male was struck in the leg by a gun shot. 3 adult males in custody.
RCMP Estevan: a truck collided with the side of a train approx. 1 km southeast of Estevan. No derailment and no spills. 2 adult male occupants transported to hospital.
RCMP La Ronge: An adult male was breaking into several vehicles in a locked compound. The vehicles are stored in the compound while the owners are flown to fishing camps in the La Ronge area. RCMP was able to surprise the suspect and arrested him without incident. 23 vehicles had windows broken and contents rummaged through.
RCMP Fort Qu’Appelle: Fatal motor vehicle collision on Highway #10, 10 km east of Balcarres. 2 adults (driver of each vehicle) located deceased. The vehicles involved were full engulfed by fire.
North Battleford RCMP: Shots were fired on 1800 block of Trudeau Street. The residence and vehicle were damaged, but no one was injured.
We would like to send a thank you to all of our partners who assisted our members in these events and more.
A west bound semi-tractor trailer unit was crossing the southbound lanes of Highway #11 at the intersection of Highway #11 and Highway #27 when it struck a southbound semi-tractor trailer unit. No injuries. Highway 11 southbound was closed for 1.5 hours to remove debris. The investigation into the cause of the collision continues.
As part of our commitment to traffic safety, RCMP North West Regional Traffic will be hosting a Selective Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP) summer enforcement blitz on July 30 and 31 in the Battlefords area.
STEP is a multi-agency task force focused on strategies to improve traffic safety in the Province of Saskatchewan. Officers will set up in various locations to identify traffic violations and take enforcement action.
Damage and destruction to the Montreal Lake arena. 6 people, 5 youth and 1 adult, have been charged in connection to this incident. There is damage to the ceiling and rink area, paint on the bleachers and destruction inside the arena itself.
The Rose Valley / Kelvington RCMP and Crime Stoppers are seeking assistance from the public in solving the following crime which happened between the 9:00 PM on July 13, 2014, and 6:30 AM on July 14 2014.
During this time, a group of unknown persons caused damage to the front of the Kelvington Elementary School. The individuals also stole multiple solar garden lights from residences in the town of Kelvington.
The unknown persons then broke the lights and proceeded to throw the broken lights in other yards or on the street. Rose Valley / Kelvington RCMP continue their investigation.
If you have information, call your local RCMP detachment, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
RCMP officers from the Historical Case Unit and Major Crimes will be in Estevan to continue searching for evidence in the Courtney Struble disappearance. We will be live tweeting as RCMP officers canoe the Souris River in Estevan.
Investigators believe that information relating to Courtney’s disappearance, including her body, is located in and around the city of Estevan.
The Souris River is the main body of water that goes through the Estevan area. RCMP Historical Case Unit has plans to examine other bodies of water in the area as well. This search today is phase 1.
On July 22, 2014, at 11:40 PM, Loon Lake RCMP received a call that a 22-year-old male on a Seadoo had left the north east shore of Makwa Lake in Loon Lake. He was going across Makwa Lake to meet his girlfriend at the boat launch.
After 45 minutes of waiting he did not arrive at the boat launch and his girlfriend became concerned for his safety and called police. Loon Lake members searched the lake using the RCMP boat and located the male adrift in the lake. His Seadoo had suffered a mechanical failure. RCMP was able to rescue the male safely and tow his Seadoo back to shore to his awaiting family.
On May 11, 2014, Wadena RCMP received a complaint from a health care worker of a female youth (under the age of 16) who was the victim of a sexual assault. After Wadena RCMP conducted an investigation, Vincent Alex Desjarlais (DOB: 1965-07-30) of Kylemore, Saskatchewan was charged with the following offences:
Investigators have been unable to locate Vincent Desjarlais and believe that he is actively attempting to evade police in Manitoba and/or Saskatchewan. He has connections in the Long Plain First Nation in Manitoba and Punnichy, Yellow Quill First Nation, Saskatoon and Regina in Saskatchewan; however, he could be anywhere in either Manitoba or Saskatchewan. There is a warrant for his arrest.
Desjarlais is described as 48-year-old, aboriginal male with black hair (may have a pony tail) and brown eyes. He is 5 foot, 10 inches, 176 pounds, with a medium build. He has several tattoos: right outer arm, circle with feathers extending down; left arm, eagle head and flower with red centre; left forearm, daggers into a circle; right forearm, various images including a heart and the text "Fuck You"; neck, small red star with black outline; right shoulder, First Nations male with long hair, an eagle and feathers.
It is not typical practice for the RCMP to issue media releases relating to sexual assault, especially when the incident involves a youth. However, efforts to locate Vincent Desjarlais have not been successful and we are asking the public and the media for their assistance in locating Vincent Desjarlais.
On Friday, July 11, 2014 at approximately 10:00 p.m., an F-350 pickup truck with a 39-year-old male driver and a ten-year-old male passenger from Imperial, Saskatchewan, was traveling across a rural grid road approximately four kilometers south of Highway #15 in the R.M. of Wood Creek. Approximately 200 meters of the rural road was underwater. The water covering the rural road is from a slough near the roadway that overflowed due to recent flooding in the area.
The truck veered off the east side of the road and began to submerge into the deeper water. The driver ensured that the 10-year-old passenger, his son, got out first and swam to safety. The driver also exited the vehicle, but was unable to reach safety.
Saskatoon RCMP Police Dog Services, Watrous EMS and STARS attended the scene and searched the area around the body of water by foot. Saskatoon Traffic Services utilized the RCMP unmanned aerial vehicle FLIR video system (detects hot and cold) in attempt to locate heat signatures along the shoreline in the hopes that the male may have made it to shore. These searches were negative.
With the assistance of the RCMP Underwater Recovery Team, the body of the deceased male driver and the truck was located and removed from the water. An autopsy has been ordered by the office of the Chief of the Coroner to determine the exact cause of death.
The name of the deceased will not be released and the investigation into the cause of the incident is ongoing.
On Friday morning at 5:50 a.m. RCMP Punnichy Detachment were called out to a submerged truck in a slough 1 mile south and 2 miles west of Lestock. Evidence on scene indicated the vehicle had lost control and rolled into the slough.
Although evidence indicated one person exited the vehicle, the RCMP Underwater recovery Team were called in to assist in search and assist in the extraction of the vehicle from the water. The vehicle was found to be stolen out of Regina. Investigation is ongoing. They removed the vehicle from the water at 9:00 p.m.
Hello. My name is Courtney Struble….and I need your help to find my way home. I have been gone for 10 years now, but have always been close by. With your help my journey can finally come to an end.
The RCMP Historical Case Unit – South is asking for the assistance from the general public in efforts to locate Courtney Struble. Please safely check all of your rural properties including all abandoned buildings, grassy/treed areas, and bodies of standing water.
If you locate anything unusual or if you have any information concerning Courtney’s case, please contact the RCMP, Estevan Police Service or Crime Stoppers.
Submit a tip:
RCMP: (306) 780-5582
EPS: (306) 634-4767
Crime Stoppers: 1 800 222-TIPS (8477)
SaskTel at *8477
Submit a tip online at www.saskcrimestoppers.com
On July 6, 2014 at approximately 7:00 am 58 year old Wally Giesbrecht of Elrose, Saskatchewan left a local hotel on the 16 Highway Bypass in North Battleford to go for a walk.
Giesbrecht inquired with hotel staff about the walking bridges that go over the North Saskatchewan River and the walking paths on Finlayson Island.
When he didn't return to the hotel his family went and searched for him. Going for walks is a common practice for him, however it is not common for him to be gone for this length of time.
At 10:00 am North Battleford RCMP were called to assist with searching for Giesbrecht. North Battleford Fire Department deployed their boat into the river and along with the RCMP conducted an extensive search of the North Saskatchewan River, the shore line and Finlayson Island.
Wally Giesbrecht is described as Caucasian, 5'9", 190 lbs, black hair, brown eyes, wearing a grey shirt and beige pants. It is not determined at this time the reason for him to be missing and the investigation is still on going.
June 28 to July 1 Moosomin RCMP responded to 21 calls regarding flooding starting with an alarm on the 28th. A home on Heritage Place had an alarm connected to the sewer, when the home started to take on water the alarm went off. This was soon followed by many calls that basements were flooding. By this time, Moosomin Fire Department was out trying to help pump water from basements and trying to keep the town sewers from flowing. This was a similar situation in Maryfield with the local Fire Department. Moosomin RCMP traveled north on Highway #8, between the 703 grid and Highway #308 (Welwyn), where it was reported that water was flowing over the highway.
Police found one car abandoned in the east ditch near the 308. Rocanville Fire Department came to assist Members as they had to wade into the water-filled ditch to check if the vehicle was empty. The owner later returned to pull the vehicle from the ditch.
Members had to block the Highway until Department of Highways employees could come and block off the roadway. Water was being forced up and over the road over a 100 yard stretch of the highway by torrential rains and high winds. A second vehicle went into the ditch at the 703 and the Highway was closed from Moosomin to Spyhill.
Moosomin RCMP would like to thank the numerous people who went out of their way to assist others in their communities. First responders spent many hours helping during and after the rainfall. Others helped by pumping basements, checking on stranded neighbours, and just looking out for each other. It made the job of the Moosomin Detachment that much easier. Thank you!
This house fire in Big River was the result of careless use of lighters. Caregivers should educate their children that playing with fire can have serious consequences.Don’t play with matches and lighters. Fire is not a toy. Tell an adult immediately if you start or see a fire.
On Tuesday, June 24, 2014, RCMP Major Crime Unit North and Saskatoon RCMP charged the adult female who was taken into custody shortly after this incident was reported to police.
Frances Rose Sugar (DOB: 1963-09-01) of Calgary, Alberta, has been charged with:
The victim of the homicide has been identified as 34-year-old Lindey Sugar (who has ties to both Alberta and Saskatchewan), and police have confirmed her to be the daughter of Frances Sugar. Police have also confirmed the death resulted from an altercation that took place outside of a vehicle on and near the public roadway.
Background: On June 23, 2014, at 8:00 p.m., Saskatoon RCMP received information from Saskatoon Police Service regarding a female who had suffered an injury to her neck at Clarence Avenue and Victor Road. The female was transported to the Royal University Hospital where she was pronounced deceased. One adult female is currently in custody. Investigators have determined the death is a homicide and the investigation is ongoing.
Deschambault Lake RCMP Member saves Female from Burning Residence
On Tuesday, June 17, 2014, at approximately 7:00 p.m., a member of Deschambault Lake RCMP was conducting a traffic stop on Kistapiskaw Street in the community of Deschambault Lake when he noticed smoke coming from a nearby residence.
Several individuals outside the residence were waving their arms to get the member’s attention. The residence was on fire and they believed one person was still inside. The member carefully entered the residence, realizing that the back of the home was fully engulfed in flames and there was a significant amount of thick smoke.
The member located a 21-year-old female from Deschambault Lake who was asleep on a couch in the front of the residence. He was able to wake the female and get her safely out of the house.
Once outside, the member was told that there may be children still inside the home. He entered the residence again, but the heat was too intense to search the home. The children were located safely outside the home a short time later.
The residence was completely destroyed, but the Deschambault Lake fire service team was able to assist in keeping the fire from spreading to other residences in the area. The 21-year-old female is not the owner of the home.
Deschambault Lake RCMP and an RCMP fire scene examiner from Battlefords RCMP continue to investigate the cause of the fire.
On June 10th, 2014, a resident of the Muskowekwan First Nations located what are believed to be human remains in a wooded area near his property. The Punnichy RCMP were contacted and have secured the scene to conduct an investigation. The Office of the Chief Coroner, a Forensic Anthropologist, Yorkton Forensic Identification Section and the RCMP Major Crime Unit South are working to confirm the remains are human and positively identify them.
May 29, 2:40 pm, Carlyle RCMP, EMS and Fire responded to a collision between a truck and a Medichair mobility scooter at the intersection of #9 & #13 Highways at Carlyle, Sk. Investigation revealed that the driver of the Medichair mobility scooter was struck by a West bound pickup pulling a covered trailer, while on the highway near the intersection. 84-year-old male driver of the Medichair mobility scooter sustained serious injuries and was airlifted by STARS to hospital in Regina.
Bones discovered near a creek between Hatchet Lake First Nation and Wollaston Lake. Dr. Walker (a forensic anthropologist) has identified the bones as caribou.
Stanley Mission Sask fire images taken by Cst. Woodman. Cst. Tiffany says, “These are a few photos from the fire. That’s when the State of Emergency started in Stanley Mission. ”Numerous individuals have been evacuated to Saskatoon LaRonge Prince Albert.
On May 10th, Fort Qu’Appelle RCMP received a call about a possible drowning of a dog on the river bank in Fort Qu’Appelle. RCMP members came upon a male husky that was trapped in some reeds on the river bank and unable to get out. Officers were able to coax the husky out with some food and encouragement.
The husky was taken to the detachment so he could be fed and given a warm place until the owner was found. The husky and the owner were reunited on Saturday. Kudos to Cst. Oman, Cst. Dodds, and Cst. Muirhead at Fort Qu’Appelle detachment.
On Saturday, May 10, 2014 between midnight and 4:00 a.m. members of the Warman RCMP conducted a check stop operation on Highway #12 in the northbound lanes, north of the Highway #11 overpass. Numerous officers from the Warman and Martensville RCMP were utilized as a part of Operation Overdrive, a province-wide initiative to reduce impaired driving. Approximately 450 vehicles were checked.
In the first hour, six impaired drivers were arrested. One additional motorist was issued a 24-hour driver’s license suspension. Charged were: a 22 year old Martensville male, a 26 year old Martensville male, a 22 year old Saskatoon male, a 40 year old Waldheim male, a 54 year old Saskatoon female and one additional male. All individuals charged were released for court dates in June.
Those individuals charged with impaired driving had their driver's license suspended for 90 days and their vehicles were towed.
On Monday, May 5, 2014, two people walking behind Nawigizigweyas Education Centre on Yellow Quill First Nation noticed a vehicle submerged in Nut Lake, approximately 50 feet from shore. The vehicle is believed to be a newer model black Ford Explorer Sport Trac.
Preliminary investigation has revealed that the possibility of the vehicle entering the water recently is not likely due to the presence of trees and bushes surrounding the body of water and the absence of tire tracks. It is likely that the truck may have been driven onto the water while it was frozen and entered onto the ice from another point around the body of water.
There is no indication that there is entrapment within the vehicle and as such, the RCMP Underwater Recovery Team will be conducting a dive to confirm this May 9.
Prescription drug drop-off: Clear out your medicine cabinet.
Locations to return your unused medication: Saskatoon RCMP Detachment, Kindersley RCMP Detachment, “F” Division HQ Building
May 10, 2014: 12:00 p.m. – 4:00p.m.
Each location will have a place available for the dropping off of unused prescription medication.
On May 1, 2014 at approximately 7:15 PM the Swift Current Municipal RCMP received a call of a possible attempted child abduction. The caller stated that an 8 year old female was walking home on the south side of Swift Current when a red Econoline style van pulled up beside her. An unknown adult male passenger opened the door and told the female to get in the van. The girl ran from the male and he chased her for a short distance. The driver of the van was also an unknown male.
The male passenger is described as follows:
- Approximate age of 30 years old
- Acne on face
- Wearing a dark coloured hoodie
The suspect van is described as follows:
- Older model Econoline style van
- Red in colour
- Silver spoke-style hubcaps
- No licence plate number available
The Swift Current RCMP, with the assistance of Police Dog Services, conducted patrols for the suspect vehicle, however it was not located. The matter is still under investigation. Anyone with any information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Swift Current Municipal RCMP at 306-778-4870 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
North Battleford are investigating a complaint of an Armed Robbery which occurred at a business on the 2000 block of 100th Street shortly before 10 pm on Monday May 5th. The suspect produced a knife and demanded cash. He fled the area with an undisclosed amount of money on foot. No employees/customers were injured during the altercation.
If anyone has any information on this matter they are asked to contact the North Battleford RCMP detachment at 306-446-1720 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
Members are on scene on Sask Highway #11 near Regina for a traffic incident.
Yorkton City RCMP and Yorkton Fire Services were dispatched to a dumpster fire at the new hotel on Smith Street. Firefighters put out the fire immediately which was contained to just the dumpster. The dumpster contained mostly cardboard. There was no damage to the hotel. Police believe a lit cigarette thrown into the dumpster may have been the cause of the fire. Thank you to Yorkton Fire Services for their assistance.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
House fire in Witchekan Lake First Nation on March 2, 2014.
On 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.
HCU Member deploying the pig carcass into the South #Sask River.
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.
RCMP on the North Saskatchewan River - September 2013
If you have any information about this robbery, please call Crime Stoppers 1-800-222-8477.
5 Suspect Armed Robbery in Hague at service 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.
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.
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.
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.