Saskatchewan RCMP: on duty in your community - Monday, July 25 to Sunday, July 31 2022, inclusive

August 2, 2022
Saskatchewan, Saskatchewan

News release

Please note all information below occurred within the time period above, unless otherwise noted.

Saskatchewan RCMP – Your Provincial Police Service

Investigative Recap

  • June 8: at approximately 6:50 p.m., Melfort RCMP received a report of a theft from a store in Birch Hills. Investigation determined a female entered a store and stole two bottles of liquor. She is described as having dark hair and wearing a black hoodie and green pants. A photo of her is attached. She got into a black Pontiac Grand Am with Saskatchewan license plate 398 MRI. Anyone with information should contact Melfort RCMP at 306-752-6420.
  • July 24: On July 24, 2022 at approximately 4 a.m., Pinehouse RCMP received a report of a theft at a rural business. Investigation determined a quantity of specialized, high-quality tools were stolen. At approximately noon that day, members of the Saskatchewan RCMP Crime Reduction Team observed a vehicle with a stolen license plate on Highway #2, near La Ronge. They activated their emergency equipment but the vehicle did not stop. After officers used a spike belt, the vehicle stopped and the occupants were arrested. Inside the vehicle, officers located and seized the tools reported stolen in Pinehouse earlier in the day, as well as a small amount of methamphetamine, a machete and a Halloween mask.

As a result, Donovan Misponas, 37, of Turnor Lake is charged with: 2 counts, break, enter and theft, Section 348(1)(b), Criminal Code; 2 counts, possession of property obtained by crime, Section 354(1)(a), Criminal Code; 1 count, fail to comply with release order, Section 145(5)(a), Criminal Code; 1 count, possess weapon for a dangerous purpose, Section 88(2), Criminal Code; and 1 count, identity fraud, Section 403, Criminal Code. He will appear in La Ronge Provincial Court on August 11, 2022. Hilarie Misponas, 33, of Pinehouse, is charged with 1 count, resist/obstruct peace officer, Section 129(a), Criminal Code; 1 count, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, Section 320.13(1), Criminal Code; 1 count, flight from peace officer, Section 320.17, Criminal Code; 2 counts, possession of property obtained by crime, Section 354(1)(a), Criminal Code; and 1 count, possess weapon for a dangerous purpose, Section 88(2), Criminal Code. She will appear in La Ronge Provincial Court in August 22, 2022.

  • July 25: Cumberland House RCMP seeks public's assistance locating wanted male
  • July 26: White Butte RCMP investigating fatal collision
  • July 27: At approximately 2:15 a.m., Blaine Lake RCMP received a report of a single vehicle rollover on Highway #12, just south of Blaine Lake. The driver and sole occupant of the vehicle was declared deceased at the scene. She has been identified as a 22-year-old from Blaine Lake and her family has been notified. Blaine Lake RCMP continue to investigate with the assistance of a Saskatchewan RCMP Collision Reconstructionist.
  • July 27: At approximately 7:30 a.m., Prince Albert RCMP received a report that a vehicle stolen from within the City of Prince Albert was travelling southbound out of the city. Officers located the vehicle parked in a rural area west of Highway #11 and arrested the male occupant without incident. Officers located a firearm, two knives and brass knuckles within reach of the driver's seat. As a result of investigation, Glen Halkett, 26, of Little Red River First Nation is charged with: 1 count, possession of property obtained by crime less than or equal to $5000, 354(1)(a), Criminal Code; 1 count, possess firearm, Section 91(1), Criminal Code; 1 count, unauthorized possession of firearm, Section 91(2), Criminal Code; 1 count, possession of a firearm in a motor vehicle, Section 94, Criminal Code; 1 count, possession of a weapon obtained by crime, Section 96(1)(ai), Criminal Code; 2 counts, fail to comply with probation order, Section 733.1(1), Criminal Code. He will appear in Prince Albert Provincial Court on August 2.
  • July 27: Spiritwood RCMP investigating fatal pedestrian-vehicle collision
  • July 27: Prince Albert RCMP investigating fatal collision
  • July 28: Charges laid in Bell's Point suspicious death investigation
  • July 30: at approximately 4 a.m., Pelican Narrows RCMP received a report of two missing boaters, who had been travelling from Jan Lake to Pelican Narrows. Pelican Narrows RCMP and local residents patrolled for the boaters. They were located by some local fishers at approximately 12 p.m. on July 30 and were returned to Pelican Narrows safely.
  • July 31: At approximately 8:00 a.m. Nipawin RCMP responded to a reported hit and run in Candle Lake. Police received multiple calls about a vehicle hitting a pedestrian on Highway #265 in Candle Lake, SK. The lone vehicle involved reportedly fled the scene. The vehicle was located a short time later by first responders in Candle Lake, and the female driver was arrested by a retired RCMP officer before RCMP officers arrived on-scene. The victim of the hit and run was transported to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Nipawin RCMP would like to thank the Candle Lake Fire Department, Candle Lake First Responders, Candle Lake Community Safety Officers, and members of the public for their assistance with this investigation. As a result of the investigation, 19-year-old Libby Huffman of Prince Albert, SK is charged with one count of failure to stop after an accident, Section 320.16(1), Criminal Code and received a 30-day vehicle impound.Huffman is scheduled to appear in Nipawin Provincial Court on October 5th, 2022.

  • August 1: Around 2:00 p.m., Lanigan RCMP responded to a report of a two-vehicle collision eight kilometers west of Lanigan on Highway #16. The driver of an SUV, an adult male from the Wilkie, Saskatchewan area, was pronounced deceased at the scene. The adult female passenger of the SUV and the lone adult male driver of a second SUV, were transported to hospital with unknown injuries. The collision scene fully blocked Highway #16 and traffic was rerouted for several hours while RCMP Collision Reconstruction completed their on-scene investigation. The investigation into the cause of the collision continues by Lanigan RCMP and RCMP Collision Reconstruction.
  • Update –The following wanted individuals who were subjects of previous media releases have been located and arrested: Sydney Caisse (Pinehouse RCMP); Kyla Cheenanow (Meadow Lake RCMP); Mason Dante Morrison (Buffalo Narrows RCMP) and Vincent Roy (Beauval RCMP).

Report Tips and Information: If you have information about any of the above crimes, or other criminal activity, please report it to your nearest RCMP Detachment or police service, call 310-RCMP in non-emergencies, 911 in emergencies. Information can also be submitted anonymously through Crime Stoppers by calling 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or submitting a tip online at www.saskcrimestoppers.com.

Report some complaints such as damage/mischief to property under $5,000, theft of bicycle under $5,000, theft under $5,000, theft from vehicle under $5,000, lost or found property and damage/mischief to vehicle under $5000 online here: https://ocre-sielc.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/saskatchewan/en

Incidents in Saskatchewan RCMP jurisdiction July 25 to July 31, 2022

Please note: the statistics below are representative of reports received within the Saskatchewan RCMP jurisdiction. They are from the RCMP records management system and are accurate as the day they are collected. Crime statistics are regularly updated due to changes in reporting procedures, changes in ongoing investigations, etc. As a result, the statistics below may differ from previous or future published reports.

Calls for service total 7809
Highest volume of calls for service was on July 30, 2022 1289
Reports of Impaired Drivers (RID calls) 119
Persons Offences (number of incidents, not victims)
Homicide 0
Homicides year to date (January, 2022 to last day encompassed in this report) 14
Sexual assaults 19
Sexual crime - other (invitation to sexual touching, sexual interference) 6


Assaults

Aggravated Assault 8
Assault 192
Assault with weapon or cauing bodily harm 63
Robbery 3
Firearms (use of in the commission of an offence, discharge with intent, pointing a firearm) 8
Kidnapping/forcible confinement 1
Harassment/uttering threats 117
Other persons offences (domestic or family dispute, criminal negligence causing bodily harm, extortion with firearm, mischief – danger to life, etc.) 34
Property Offences
Break and Enter Total 108
Number of break and enters to a business 21
Number of break and enters to a residence 65
Number of other break and enters (encompasses sheds, storage containers, unattached garages, etc.) 22
Theft Total 243
Other theft over $5,000 37
Theft $5,000 or under 165
Number of theft of motor vehicle 41
Mischief 570
Number of mischief - damage to property 154
Number of mischief - obstruct enjoyment of property (example: unwanted, intoxicated person at a residence) 415

Other Criminal Code Offences

Bail violations 125
Breach of probation 32
Failure to appear/comply 22
Disturbing the peace 230

Reports of intimate partner and family violence

  • Time period reported is quarterly.
  • Data represents number of victims, as there may be more than one victim on a specific investigative file. An individual victimized more than once in a timeframe would be counted more than once. Due to common relationship types in intimate and family violence categories, totals should not be combined.
  • Intimate partner refers to violence committed by spouses (legally married, separated, divorced and common-law), current and former dating partner, or someone with whom the victim was in another type of intimate relationship.
  • Family violence refers to violence committed by spouses (legally married, separated, divorced and common-law), parents (biological, step, adoptive and foster), children (biological, step, adopted and foster), siblings (biological, step, half, adopted and foster) and extended family members (grandparents, uncles, aunts, cousins and in-laws).
January 2022
Intimate partner violence 339
Family violence 320
February 2022
Intimate partner violence 332
Family violence 352
March 2022
Intimate partner violence 389
Family violence 395
Total intimate partner violence January-March 1060
Total family violence January-March 2022 1067
Traffic
Impaired-related offences 133
Number of roadside suspensions 16
Dangerous operation of a motor vehicle 16
Speeding (this does not include automated speed enforcement fines issued) 1269
Fines issued 809
Warnings issued (education-focused interaction between police and public) 460
Collisions 176
Dangerous driving 7
Fatal collisions (number of incidents, not victims) 4

Non-offence Codes (generally, instances where Criminal Codes or Provincial/Federal Statutes aren't broken – for example abandoned vehicles, animal calls, school visits, property or wellbeing checks, etc.)

Assistance 326
False alarms 255
Breach of peace 145
911 Act – other activities 212
Suspicious person/vehicle/property 212
Mental health act (generally, police officers responding to reports of persons thinking about suicide, or people with mental illness and requiring assistance): 177
Non-suspicious sudden deaths/Coroner's Act (generally, police officers responding to reports of persons who died by suicide. Individual numbers associated to people who died by suicide would require a manual review of all RCMP files under this code): 14

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