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July

July 30, 2014

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.

STEP

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Members are checking brakes and doing stops #SkHwy4 north of North Battleford.

Members are checking brakes and doing stops #SkHwy4 north of North Battleford.


July 29, 2014

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.

Damage and destruction to the Montreal Lake arena.Damage and destruction to the Montreal Lake arena.

Damage and destruction to the Montreal Lake arena.Damage and destruction to the Montreal Lake arena.

Damage and destruction to the Montreal Lake arena.Damage and destruction to the Montreal Lake arena.


July 25, 2014

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.


July 24, 2014

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.

RCMP Historical Case Unit will be searching the Souris River in Estevan for the #CourtneyStruble homicide file

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.

Estevan, Saskatchewan

Souris River in Estevan and members in a canoeRCMP canoe packed with gear

Unmanned Aerial Vehicle taking offRCMP members in front of a canoe

RCMP member posting the Courtney Struble posterTwo male RCMP members in a canoe

View of the Souris River bank from the canoeTwo male RCMP members in a canoe

Souris River in Estevan and members in a canoeView of the Souris River from a canoe

bones along shorelineSouris River in Estevan and members in a canoe

Larry in the canoeView of the Souris River from a canoe

RCMP members docking the canoeRCMP members docking the canoe


July 24, 2014

Loon Lake

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.


July 22, 2014

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:

  • sexual assault, contrary to Section 271 of the Criminal Code (2 counts)
  • sexual interference of a person under the age of 16, contrary to Section 151 of the Criminal Code
  • procuring miscarriage, contrary to Section 287 (1) of the Criminal Code
  • assault, contrary to Section 266 of the Criminal Code

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. 

Vincent Alex Desjarlais


July 14, 2014

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.

URT Team performing a dive.

URT Team performing a dive.

URT Team performing a dive.


July 9, 2014

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.

Our Underwater Recovery Team went to #Lestock July 4 for recovery of an unknown vehicle.

Our Underwater Recovery Team went to #Lestock July 4 for recovery of an unknown vehicle.


July 8, 2014

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

Struble


July 7, 2014

Wally GiesbrechtOn 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.


July 4, 2014

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!

À gauche, photo prise le 28 juin, de la pluie battante et le Service d’incendies de Rocanville de l’autre côté de la route inondée, et à droite, une photo du même endroit, le jour.

À gauche, photo prise le 28 juin, de la pluie battante et le Service d’incendies de Rocanville de l’autre côté de la route inondée, et à droite, une photo du même endroit, le jour.

Flooding near Watrous


June

June 25, 2014

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.

Fire burning house in forest area


June 25, 2014

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:

  • Second Degree Murder contrary to Section 235 of the Criminal Code; and
  • Failure to Comply with an Undertaking contrary to Section 145(3) of the Criminal Code. 

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. 


June 19, 2014

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.

remains of a home burnt

remains of a home burnt


June 11, 2014

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. 

a resident of the Muskowekwan First Nations located what are believed to be human remains in a wooded area near his property.


May

May 30, 2014

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.


May 28, 2014

Une photo des os récupérés

Bones discovered near a creek between Hatchet Lake First Nation and Wollaston Lake. Dr. Walker (a forensic anthropologist) has identified the bones as caribou.


May 27, 2014

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.

Fire in trees with power pole

Fires burning along trail

Homes with forest fire smoke in background


May 12, 2014

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.

Male dog in the back of RCMP vehicle


May 12, 2014

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. 


May 9, 2014

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.

URT team diving to confirm no entrapment in vehicle located in #NutLake.

URT team diving to confirm no entrapment in vehicle located in #NutLake.


May 8, 2014

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.

Prescription drug drop-off


May 7, 2014

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
- Caucasian
- 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

Photo of male

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. 


May 6, 2014

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.

 Surveillance footage of male at a business

Surveillance footage of male at a business Surveillance footage of male at a business

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.


May 2, 2014

Members are on scene on Sask Highway #11 near Regina for a traffic incident.

Vehicles in the ditch

Vehicles in the ditch


May 1, 2014

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.

Four firefighters spraying water on dumpster fire


April

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

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