Please note all information below occurred within the time period above, unless otherwise noted.
Saskatchewan RCMP - Your Provincial Police Service
Blowing snow is creating poor road conditions for most of Saskatchewan today. From 12 a.m. until 12 p.m. today (November 28), Saskatchewan RCMP's Divisional Operational Communications Centre received approximately 35 reports of motor vehicle collisions and two reports of weather-related traffic hazards.
If you are travelling today, please drive according to road conditions. Slow down on slippery or snowy roads. Accelerate, brake and steer gently and smoothly.
Before travelling, check road conditions along your route at https://hotline.gov.sk.ca/
Planning to travel this December? Then plan ahead if you are planning to drink alcohol or consume cannabis. Saskatchewan RCMP, along with our policing and public safety partners, will be taking part in impaired driving checkstops across the province this holiday season. Read more here: https://www.saskatchewan.ca/government/news-and-media/2022/november/28/expect-to-see-impaired-driving-checkstops-this-holiday-season
November 20: At approximately 10 p.m., Spritwood RCMP officers on patrol stopped a vehicle on Pelican Lake First Nation. Officers determined the driver did not have a license and he was ticketed. While investigating, officers located a small amount of suspected methamphetamine and crack-cocaine in the vehicle and the occupants were arrested. As a result of continued investigation, Spiritwood RCMP executed a search warrant at a residence on Pelican Lake First Nation on November 21. Officers located and seized 87 grams of methamphetamine and trafficking paraphernalia.
As a result, Robbie Rabbitskin, 38; Shalane Whitefish, 37; and Clayton Whitehead, 45, all of Pelican Lake First Nation, are each charged with one count, possession for the purpose of trafficking (methamphetamine), Section 5(2), Controlled Drugs and Substances Act. They are scheduled to appear in court in Spiritwood on December 13, 2022.
November 24: At approximately 1:10 a.m., Meadow Lake RCMP received a report of a shooting on 3rd Street West in Meadow Lake.
Initial investigation has determined an adult male was walking on the street when a black four-door car pulled up to him. An occupant of the car discharged a firearm, then the car drove away. The male was transported to hospital with injuries described as serious. No further description of the vehicle or occupants is available at this time.
At approximately 3:10 a.m., Meadow Lake RCMP received a report of an altercation at a business in Meadow Lake. Officers immediately responded and located an injured male. He was taken to hospital by EMS with injuries described as serious. One adult female was arrested at the scene and the investigation continues at this time.
Investigators do not believe these incidents are connected, nor do they believe they are random in nature.
Anyone with information on either incident is asked to contact Meadow Lake RCMP at 306-236-2570. Information can also be submitted anonymously by contacting Saskatchewan Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or www.saskcrimestoppers.com.
November 24: Tisdale RCMP investigating fatal collision
November 25: La Ronge RCMP's General Investigation Section executed a search warrant at a residence on Riese Drive in La Ronge, SK. Officers located and seized approximately 2.6 kilograms of suspected MDMA, 222 grams of cocaine, 5 grams of psilocybin, 275 grams of dried cannabis, 27 cartons of contraband cigarettes, two firearms with ammunition, several knives, a sum of cash and drug trafficking paraphernalia. A photo is attached. Two males were arrested at the residence and have been charged as a result of continuing investigation.
Alex Spence, 26, of Air Ronge, is charged with: two counts, possession for the purpose of trafficking, Section 5(2), Controlled Drugs and Substances Act; one count, possession, Section 4(1), Controlled Drugs and Substances Act; one count, possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000, Section 354(1)(a), Criminal Code; one count, unsafe storage of a firearm, Section 86(2), Criminal Code; one count, unauthorized possession of a firearm, Section 91(3), Criminal Code; two counts, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, Section 88(2), Criminal Code. He will appear in La Ronge Provincial Court on November 28, 2022.
David Inglis, 50, of La Ronge is charged with: one count, unauthorized possession of a firearm, Section 91(3), Criminal Code; one count, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, Section 88(2); and one count, unsafe storage of a firearm, Section 86(2), Criminal Code. He will appear in La Ronge Provincial Court on January 30, 2023.
La Ronge RCMP and Saskatchewan RCMP Police Dog Services assisted with this investigation.
November 25: At approximately 3:40 a.m., White Butte RCMP received a report of a collision at the intersection of Highway #6 and Industrial Drive. Initial investigation determined a vehicle struck a pole. The adult male driver and sole occupant of the vehicle was declared deceased at the scene. He has been identified as a 37-year-old male from Piapot First Nation. His family has been notified. White Butte RCMP continues to investigate with the assistance of a Saskatchewan RCMP collision reconstructionist.
November 26: Smeaton RCMP received a report of a break and enter into a seasonal residence in Candle Lake. On arrival, officers found 13 residences/trailers were broken into in the area. There were no occupants at any of the residences at the time of the investigation. Police spoke with the owners, and are compiling a list of stolen items. The investigation is ongoing with the assistance of the Candle Lake Community Safety Officers.
Smeaton RCMP understand the area is largely seasonal however would like to ask people in the area of the Candle Lake Airpark to contact police if they have seen anything suspicious recently.
Anyone with information can contact Smeaton RCMP at 306-426-2630. Information can also be submitted anonymously through Saskatchewan Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or at www.saskcrimestoppers.com.
November 27: At approximately 8 p.m., Rose Valley RCMP received a report of a collision on Highway #35, approximately 6 kilometres north of Rose Valley. Initial investigation determined a pick-up truck and a farm tractor hauling a trailer collided.
The pick-up truck had three occupants. An adult female passenger was declared deceased by EMS at the scene. She has been identified as a 78-year-old from Sylvania, SK. Her family has been notified. A child passenger was taken to hospital with injuries described as serious. We do not have an update on their condition. The adult male driver was taken to hospital with injuries described as non-life-threatening.
The driver of the farm tractor was not injured.
Highway #35 was closed for initial investigation but has since re-opened. Rose Valley RCMP continue to investigate with the assistance of a Saskatchewan RCMP collision reconstructionist.
Incidents in Saskatchewan RCMP jurisdiction November 21 to 27, 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.
Divisional Operational Communications Centre (does not include calls for service by the public directly to local RCMP detachments)
|Calls for service total||5955|
|Highest volume of calls for service was on November 26, 2022||1001|
|Reports of Impaired Drivers (RID calls)||88|
|Homicides year to date (January, 2022 to last day encompassed in this report)||38|
|Sexual crime - other (invitation to sexual touching, sexual interference)||8|
|Assault with weapon or cauing bodily harm||39|
|Firearms (use of in the commission of an offence, discharge with intent, pointing a firearm)||10|
|Other persons offences (domestic or family dispute, criminal negligence causing bodily harm, extortion with firearm, mischief – danger to life, etc.)||29|
|Break and Enter Total||80|
|Number of break and enters to a business||21|
|Number of break and enters to a residence||44|
|Number of other break and enters (encompasses sheds, storage containers, unattached garages, etc.)||21|
|Other theft over $5,000||30|
|Theft $5,000 or under||136|
|Number of theft of motor vehicle||36|
|Number of mischief - damage to property||93|
|Number of mischief - obstruct enjoyment of property (example: unwanted, intoxicated person at a residence)||343|
|Breach of probation||28|
|Failure to appear||20|
|Disturbing the peace||126|
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).
|Intimate partner violence||421|
|Intimate partner violence||385|
|Intimate partner violence||347|
|Total intimate partner violence July-September, 2022||1153|
|Total family violence July-September, 2022||1188|
|Number of roadside suspensions||10|
|Dangerous operation of a motor vehicle||16|
|Speeding (this does not include automated speed enforcement fines issued)||1526|
|Warnings issued (education-focused interaction between police and public)||547|
|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.)
|Breach of peace||89|
|911 Act – other activities||172|
|Mental health act (generally, police officers responding to reports of persons thinking about suicide, or people with mental illness and requiring assistance):||174|
Non-suspicious sudden deaths/Coroner's Act (Every non-suspicious sudden death police officers respond to including reports of persons who died by suicide, natural, accident or undetermined. Specific breakdowns by cause of death are unavailable.)