Please note all information below occurred within the time period above, unless otherwise noted.
Saskatchewan RCMP – Your Provincial Police Service
Saskatchewan RCMP also reminds farmers to protect vehicles from theft. In the past month, Saskatchewan RCMP has received a number of reports of thefts of trucks parked in fields, including from the Carnduff, Humboldt, Prince Albert, Melville and Weyburn detachment areas.
Saskatchewan RCMP offers farmers the following tips to help deter vehicle thefts:
- Avoid idling an unoccupied vehicle.
- Install an anti-theft system if your vehicle does not have one, or use a steering wheel lock to deter thieves.
- Lock parked vehicles and remove the keys. While it might be handy to leave a set in or hidden near a vehicle just in case it must be moved, it's also handy for thieves. Last year in Saskatchewan, at least 29% of all stolen vehicles had keys inside.
- While it's not always possible during farming operations, try to park vehicles in well-lit, secure areas, or garages, as often as possible.
When the call comes, Saskatchewan's search and rescue teams have to be ready to work quickly, thoroughly and cohesively. This past weekend, Saskatchewan RCMP Search and Rescue, local fire departments, the Saskatchewan Public Safety Agency (SPSA), Search and Rescue Saskatchewan Association of Volunteers (SARSAV) and Civil Air Search and Rescue Association (CASARA) practiced these skills at a multi-jurisdictional exercise at Good Spirit Lake. They worked together and "responded" to a realistic mock scenario involving a natural disaster. Saskatchewan RCMP thanks SARSAV for organizing this important and effective exercise.
- September 12: At approximately 3:07 p.m., Esterhazy RCMP received a report of a two-vehicle collision on Highway #16 near Bredenbury. A passenger from one of the vehicles was declared deceased by EMS personnel at the scene of the collision. The passenger was identified as a 94-year-old female from Yorkton and her family has been notified. Both drivers were transported to the hospital with injuries described as minor in nature. Esterhazy RCMP continue to investigate with the assistance of a Saskatchewan RCMP Collision Reconstructionist.
- September 13: Spiritwood RCMP: charges laid for firearms discharged investigation
- September 14: Meadow Lake/Green Lake RCMP: three individuals located deceased in submerged vehicle
- September 14: Charges are laid against a 16-year-old male after a report of an assault at North Battleford Comprehensive High School on September 14, 2022. The youth cannot be named as per the Youth Criminal Justice Act. He is charged with: 1 count, aggravated assault, section 268 of the Criminal Code; 1 count, Possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, section 88 of the Criminal Code, 1 count, carry a concealed weapon, section 90 of the Criminal Code. He will appear in provincial court next on October 13, 2022 at 1:30 p.m. in North Battleford.
- September 15: Saskatchewan RCMP Commanding Officer statement regarding ongoing investigation on James Smith Cree Nation and in Weldon, SK
- September 18: Shaunavon RCMP assisted emergency service responders in a single small aircraft crash near Shaunavon, SK, which left two deceased. A Saskatchewan RCMP Reconstructionist attended the scene to assist with the investigation and officers from the Shaunavon RCMP assisted with securing the scene for further investigation.
Incidents in Saskatchewan RCMP jurisdiction September 12 to 18, 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||6741|
|Highest volume of calls for service was on September 17, 2022||1204|
|Reports of Impaired Drivers (RID calls)||80|
|Homicides year to date (January, 2022 to last day encompassed in this report)||26|
|Sexual crime - other (invitation to sexual touching, sexual interference)||9|
|Assault with weapon or cauing bodily harm||52|
|Firearms (use of in the commission of an offence, discharge with intent, pointing a firearm)||5|
|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||112|
|Number of break and enters to a business||27|
|Number of break and enters to a residence||64|
|Number of other break and enters (encompasses sheds, storage containers, unattached garages, etc.)||20|
|Other theft over $5,000||42|
|Theft $5,000 or under||178|
|Number of theft of motor vehicle||41|
|Number of mischief - damage to property||170|
|Number of mischief - obstruct enjoyment of property (example: unwanted, intoxicated person at a residence)||336|
|Breach of probation||23|
|Failure to appear||33|
|Disturbing the peace||199|
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||371|
|Intimate partner violence||375|
|Intimate partner violence||362|
|Total intimate partner violence April-June, 2022||1060|
|Total family violence April-June, 2022||1119|
|Number of roadside suspensions||4|
|Dangerous operation of a motor vehicle||26|
|Speeding (this does not include automated speed enforcement fines issued)||1326|
|Warnings issued (education-focused interaction between police and public)||432|
|Fatal collisions (number of incidents, not victims)||2|
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||109|
|911 Act – other activities||147|
|Mental health act (generally, police officers responding to reports of persons thinking about suicide, or people with mental illness and requiring assistance):||155|
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.)