Saskatchewan RCMP: on duty in your community - Monday, July 3 to Sunday, July 9, 2023, inclusive

July 11, 2023
Saskatchewan, Saskatchewan

News release


Members in Red Serge standing in front of a Tipi
 A/Commr. Rhonda Blackmore greeting attendees at a memorial event in Spiritwood.
Two officers in uniform standing in front of a BBQ.

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

Saskatchewan RCMP - Your Provincial Police Service

On July 7, 2023, Spiritwood RCMP and the Spiritwood, Pelican Lake First Nation and Witchekan Lake First Nation communities joined together at a memorial event honouring Cst. Marc Bourdages and Cst. Robin Cameron, who died on duty on July 7, 2006.

Hundreds of attendees gathered at a park in Spiritwood, named in the officers' honour.

"We lost two tremendous members that day, who died, giving the ultimate sacrifice protecting this community," said Saskatchewan RCMP Commanding Officer Rhonda Blackmore. "In the hours and days that followed, what happened was that this community supported us, they came together and supported us in our time of loss, supported the families who had a more profound loss than any of us can even imagine. We thank you for that."

Attendees enjoyed a free BBQ, a pow wow dance demonstration by dancers from Pelican Lake First Nation and Witchekan Lake First Nation, bouncy castles and face painting. A cake was also served marking the RCMP's 150th anniversary.

"This event allowed the community to join together and collectively honour Cst. Bourdages' and Cst. Cameron's memory," said Sgt. Sebastian Andrews, commander of the Spiritwood RCMP. "We thank everyone who joined us, and who worked hard to make it possible."


On July 3, 2023, Broadview RCMP hosted a RCMP 150 Community BBQ at their detachment. More than 400 people attended and received lots of treats, including BBQed burgers and hotdogs, tours of the detachment and emergency vehicles, goodies from Saskatchewan RCMP Recruiting and Parkland Victim Services – plus the opportunity to see their local police officers in red serge. A photo is attached.

Prairie Sky Dog Rescue also attended – with some furry friends currently up for adoption. Donations were collected for the rescue.

Broadview RCMP thanks everyone that attended this successful community event.

Investigative Recap

July 4: At approximately 8:30 p.m., Rosthern RCMP received a report of a break and enter in progress at a residence on La Plaine Trail, north of Rosthern. Investigation determined a male and female approached the property. The male attempted to steal a vehicle from outside of the residence, then broke into a shed, stole an ATV and then drove away on it with the female. Officers began searching for the suspects and ATV. An adult female was located nearby and was arrested without incident. At approximately 10 p.m., officers located a male on foot at the side of Highway #11 near Rosthern. They told him he was under arrest. The male initially resisted but was soon after arrested without incident. The ATV was later recovered.

20-year-old Alyssa Bear from Sturgeon Lake First Nation is charged with:

  • one count, theft of other vehicle, Section 333.1(1), Criminal Code;
  • one count, fail to comply with release order condition, Section 145(5)(a), Criminal Code.

Alyssa Bear was also arrested on warrants from Prince Albert RCMP and Prince Albert Police Service.

27-year-old Glen Halkett from Sturgeon Lake First Nation is charged with:

  • one count, break and enter with intent, Section 348(1)(a), Criminal Code;
  • one count, theft of other vehicle, Section 333.1(1), Criminal Code;
  • one count, resist/obstruct peace officer, Section 129(a), Criminal Code;
  • one count, possession of property obtained by crime less than $5,000, Section 354(1)(a), Criminal Code; and
  • one count, mischief under $5,000, Section 430(4), Criminal Code.

Both accused appeared in Prince Albert Provincial Court on July 7, 2023.

July 5: Saskatchewan RCMP's Warrant Enforcement and Suppression Team (WEST) was requested by Correctional Service Canada to locate 44-year-old Kyle Bear, who was wanted for being unlawfully at large. As a result of investigation, WEST, with the assistance of Nipawin RCMP, located Bear travelling in a vehicle in Nipawin, SK. Officers initiated a traffic stop and Bear was arrested without incident. He appeared in Saskatoon Provincial Court on July 6, 2023.

July 6: Saskatchewan RCMP STRT charges two males after investigation into forced labour at Saskatchewan restaurants

July 6: At approximately 4:15 p.m., Saskatoon Police Service advised Warman RCMP a truck involved in a theft in the city of Saskatoon was travelling into their jurisdiction. Investigation determined the truck had been reported as stolen in the city of Prince Albert on July 4.

Officers from the Martensville and Warman RCMP and Corman Park Police Service responded immediately and conducted proactive patrols along Highway 11 and 12, where the truck was last seen.

At approximately 4:20 p.m. officers received multiple reports of a vehicle driving dangerously between Martensville and Warman. Shortly after, officers received and responded to a separate report of a two-vehicle collision at the intersection of Central Street and 4th Avenue in Warman.

Upon arrival, officers positively identified one of the vehicles involved in the collision as the suspect truck. Further investigation determined the adult male driver of the truck also assaulted the driver of another vehicle, in an attempt to gain access to it. Officers intervened and the suspect was arrested without incident.

The driver of the other vehicle involved in the collision reported minor injuries, which were treated at the scene.

During the arrest of the male and a subsequent search of the truck, officers located and seized 45 grams of crystal methamphetamine and 20 grams of cocaine.

29-year-old Theron Owens from Prince Albert has been charged with the following:

  • one count, possession for the purpose of trafficking (cocaine), Section 5(2), Controlled Drugs and Substances Act;
  • one count, trafficking (crystal methamphetamine), Section 5(1), Controlled Drugs and Substances Act;
  • two counts, assault, Section 266, Criminal Code;
  • one count, possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000, Section 354(1)(a), Criminal Code;
  • one count, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle causing bodily harm, Section 344, Criminal Code;
  • one count, robbery, Section 344, Criminal Code;
  • one count, fail to comply with probation order, Section 733.1(1); and
  • two counts, weapon possession contrary to order, Section 117.01(3).

Owens is scheduled to appear in Saskatoon Provincial Court on July 10, 2023. The investigation is ongoing.

July 6: Punnichy RCMP: Charges laid following report of assault and break-and-enter

July 7: Canora RCMP: woman charged with attempted murder

July 7: Male charged with manslaughter

Incidents in Saskatchewan RCMP jurisdiction July 3 to July 9, 2023

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)

Note: Weekly calls for service and Report Impaired Drivers statistics are unavailable this week.

Calls for service total N/A
Highest volume of calls for service N/A
Reports of Impaired Drivers (RID calls) N/A

Persons Offences (number of incidents, not victims)
Homicide 1
Homicides year to date (January, 2023 to last day encompassed in this report) 16
Sexual assaults 21
Sexual crime - other (invitation to sexual touching, sexual interference) 6


Aggravated Assault 5
Assault 219
Assault with weapon or cauing bodily harm 49
Robbery 1
Firearms (use of in the commission of an offence, discharge with intent, pointing a firearm) 12
Kidnapping/forcible confinement 5
Harassment/uttering threats 103
Other persons offences (domestic or family dispute, criminal negligence causing bodily harm, extortion with firearm, mischief – danger to life, etc.) 33
Property Offences
Break and Enter Total 126
Number of break and enters to a business 24
Number of break and enters to a residence 71
Number of other break and enters (encompasses sheds, storage containers, unattached garages, etc.) 31
Theft Total 246
Other theft over $5,000 29
Theft $5,000 or under 165
Number of theft of motor vehicle 52
Mischief 579
Number of mischief - damage to property 140
Number of mischief - obstruct enjoyment of property (example: unwanted, intoxicated person at a residence) 438
Other Criminal Code Offences
Bail violations 120
Breach of probation 27
Failure to appear/comply 11
Disturbing the peace 279

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 2023
Intimate partner violence 390
Family violence 437
February 2023
Intimate partner violence 349
Family violence 324
March 2023
Intimate partner violence 330
Family violence 364
Total intimate partner violence January-March 2023 1069
Total family violence January-March 2023 1125
Impaired-related offences 90
Number of roadside suspensions 16
Dangerous operation of a motor vehicle 36
Speeding (this does not include automated speed enforcement fines issued) 1499
Fines issued 1095
Warnings issued (education-focused interaction between police and public) 404
Collisions 150
Dangerous driving 5
Fatal collisions (number of incidents, not victims) 3

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 267
False alarms 224
Breach of peace 110
911 Act – other activities 227
Suspicious person/vehicle/property 241
Mental health act (generally, police officers responding to reports of persons thinking about suicide, or people with mental illness and requiring assistance): 186
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.) 13


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