The Carlyle RCMP detachment will hold a Town Hall meeting in Carlyle Tuesday, March 6 at 6:30 p.m. in the Carlyle Memorial Hall. Staff Sgt. Darren Simons says: “We're hoping to do three other Town Hall meetings - in addition to the Carlyle event - within the detachment area. We want to hear from our communities about their concerns and we encourage everyone to attend.”
“It is our desire that the RCMP focuses our efforts in the proper direction to meet the expectations of the communities we serve,” explains Simons. “We are hoping that this meeting and subsequent meetings throughout our detachment area will give community members the opportunity to provide input in developing policing priorities.”
“This information will then assist us in meeting the expectations of the communities and citizens we work with to make our communities safer and more productive,” he adds. “We desire true community engagement, ensuring community input is acknowledged.”
Carlyle RCMP responded to several calls from Thursday, Feb. 8 to Thursday, Feb. 15.
Two 911 calls were received this week. One was the result of a computer glitch at an area business. The other call was from an individual (not the business owner) reporting a mechanical problem at a business in Carlyle.
Carlyle RCMP Staff Sgt. Darren Simons says: “I'd like to remind everyone that 911 is reserved for emergencies only. This week, an individual called 911 to advise that a car wash's doors would not go down. We do appreciate the intent of this call because this is a situation that could become costly for the business owner.”
“However, it was not a life or death emergency situation or a crime in progress, so in a case like this, please don't call 911.”
“We do appreciate people using the car wash to keep their licence plates clean and visible, but please remember, 911 is for emergencies only.”
Five alarms went off in error this week. One originated in Carlyle and two each originated in Arcola and Redvers.
Reports of underage drinking at a facility in Carlyle are currently under investigation by RCMP.
An assault investigation in Arcola resulted in charges.
An assault in the Carlyle area is still under investigation by RCMP.
In Redvers, an assault is currently under investigation.
Another assault reported in Redvers was deemed to be unfounded by police.
Carlyle RCMP assisted the Regina Police Service in an attempt to locate a wanted individual. Later, it was determined that this person was not in the detachment area.
Members assisted the Weyburn and Fillmore RCMP detachments by obtaining statements.
Break and enter
A break-in occurred at the Redvers Rec Centre. There are currently no suspects or clues that could lead to an arrest. Carlyle RCMP is asking for the public's assistance in this matter. Anyone having any information regarding this crime is asked to call the Carlyle RCMP at (306)-453-6707.
A break-in occurred at a business in Redvers.
A break-in at a property in Manor is unsolved at this time. The property sustained damage to a gate.
Child Welfare Act
Carlyle RCMP dealt with two situations involving the Child Welfare Act during this period.
Failure to comply
Carlyle RCMP charged an individual from the Arcola area for failing to comply with their release conditions. This person was held in custody due to the seriousness of their original charges.
RCMP members dealt with a situation at court in Carlyle involving an individual who failed to comply with their release conditions, which involved a no-contact order. No additional charges were laid.
Members charged a youth for failing to comply with a probation order.
Staff Sgt. Simons says that incidences of attempted frauds “of all kinds” are resurfacing.
“We've had reports of people being threatened by someone saying they're from Revenue Canada,” he says. “And we've also had reports of calls coming from numbers that people don't recognize. I'd advise everyone not to call these numbers back. If it's important, they'll leave a voice mail or find another legitimate way to get in touch.”
“And remember, it's not a prize if you have to pay to get it. Legitimate companies will spend the time and effort to contact you properly,” adds Simons. “It's the same thing if someone's contacting you about an inheritance. A legal representative will find a legitimate way to get in touch with you.”
“Please, please don't call these numbers back. If you don't keep your curiousity in check, it could cost you.”
Mental Health Act
RCMP members provided assistance to local EMS regarding situations involving the Mental Health Act.
In an incident involving property damage, an intoxicated individual was removed from an area residence and lodged in cells until sober.
Carlyle RCMP investigated a report of a missing person this week. Members determined that this individual was not missing and was safe.
Obstruction of justice
Carlyle RCMP are currently investigating the case of an individual regarding possible obstruction of justice for interfering with a police officer while they were performing their duty.
“If you interfere with a police officer while they are doing their job, you could face criminal charges,” Staff Sgt. Simons. “We all want to help our friends, but when a police officer says: 'Stop what you're doing and leave the area,' then do so.'”
A reported theft under $5,000 in the detachment area was deemed to be unfounded. Police concluded that it was a civil matter.
An individual was fined $500 in court for failing to report a collision. Another individual was also fined $500 for failing to report property damage. Staff Sgt. Simons says: “There is no legitimate reason not to report a collision where a vehicle is damaged and/or needs to be towed. We have 24-hour dispatch, so it's easy to report an accident. Even if there are no injuries involved, accidents involving damage to a vehicle or other property should be reported to police.”
Members made patrols in response to two incidents involving possibly-impaired drivers - one in the Carlyle area and one near Manor.
Three individuals were fined $280 each for using a cellphone while operating a motor vehicle.
Two individuals were charged with failing to wear seatbelts.
RCMP issued just under 20 tickets for speeding this week, with fines reaching a high of $360.
A motorist was fined $580 for not insuring their vehicle.
An individual was fined $230 for failing to stop at a posted stop sign.
Police dealt with several incidents involving drivers who were unable to produce their drivers licences and/or driving without a valid drivers licence. “Put simply, you must carry your drivers licence with you when you're operating a motor vehicle,” says Staff Sgt. Simons. “The fine for failing to produce your drivers licence is $100.”
Members also issued tickets or warnings for the following: obstructed licence plates, damaged windshields, an inadequate speedometer, non-working tail lights, failure to pull over when approached by an emergency vehicle, inadequate daytime running lights and illegal window tint.
A report of an individual uttering threats from within the detachment area remains unsolved.