“Before we get into the report I just want to talk a little bit about boat and bike safety,” Staff Sergeant Darren Simons said. “I’ve already had people question us whether they can use alcohol on a boat. The only time that it is legally permitted to drink alcohol on a boat is if the boat has a cooking area, sleeping facility, and a washroom. The boat must also be moored or docked – so it can’t be moving.”
“So, no, it’s not legal to be on a pontoon boat cruising, looking at cabins, and drinking beer or wine.”
The other major spring concern that Simons wants to address are bicycles: “Bikes are to behave like motor vehicles. They have to stop at stop signs, youth have to have helmets, and you can’t cycle against traffic – you’re supposed to go with traffic.”
“Spring has sprung quickly and there are people all over our roads. Bikes might have the right of way, but if there’s a collision they could end up being dead wrong.”
“We’d also like to remind all drivers at this time to drive defensively. Drive as though a kid might run out onto the street at anytime or a bike might appear out of nowhere.”
The Carlyle detachment of the RCMP responded to a variety of calls between Thursday, April 19, and the morning of Thursday, April 26.
911 calls reported in this portion of the report are unrelated to other files. The RCMP receives more than are listed in this section, but those will appear in other categories throughout the report.
A static line was determined to be an issue that Sasktel has corrected.
There was a 911 misdial.
There was an assault reported in the Carlyle area. No charges were issued.
Carlyle RCMP assisted Regina Police Services with locating an individual with warrants.
There were a couple of Child Welfare cases RCMP aided with.
RCMP assisted Corrections in May with a temporary absence.
An individual missed their meeting with their probation officer.
Two hit and runs were reported during this time. In the one file a vehicle was damaged by another vehicle hitting it – there are currently no suspects or clues.
The other hit and run resulted in damage to one vehicle, which the other vehicle may not have realized happened.
There was a pasture fire reported near Stoughton.
An individual reported something they thought was a fraudulent transaction. They had purchased a washer and dryer on a buy and sell site. They were delivered, but the purchaser discovered they didn’t work. This is not a criminal matter, however, and is buyer beware.
“Make sure you do your due diligence before purchasing anything in this way,” Simons said.
Alcohol related offences
An impaired driver was stopped and given a 72-hour suspension as well as a warning for an unregistered vehicle.
A caller identified a repeatedly impaired driver. RCMP will be doing frequent patrols to ensure road safety.
Alcohol consumption at a residence in Redvers contributed to a verbal altercation, which RCMP dealt with.
An individual was reported for leaving a residence while impaired. Patrols did not locate the driver.
Intoxicated individuals were causing problems at a residence in Redvers. The matter was resolved by talking it out.
There was an intoxicated male banging on an apartment door. He was arrested and lodged in cells until sober.
An individual reported ATVs and dirt bikes illegally driving through Redvers. This matter is under investigation.
A driver was given a warning for not having a renewed driver’s licence and for not having registration on their trailer.
Three people were stopped for not having their vehicles registered: two were fined $580 and the third was given a warning.
Inspection tickets: a couple of warnings were given for excessive damage to their windshield, inadequate headlamps, burnt out headlights, insufficient taillights, window tint, inadequate daylight running lights, and brake lights that weren’t working.
There were three intersection related offences: two were fined $230 while the third was given a warning.
Top speeders this week were a driver fined $360 and two different drivers were also fined $392 for travelling at excessive speeds.
A speeding ticket was issued to a driver as was a warning for not having their child properly restrained in a booster seat.
There was a ticket given to an individual for improper driver’s licence.
An investigation was conducted regarding a youth driving recklessly and charges are expected.
A warning was given for failing to produce their registration upon request by an officer.
Three different individuals were stopped and given a warning for obstructed licence plates.
Failure to display a licence plate led to the driver being stopped.
A vehicle was stopped for overcrowding the driver’s compartment.
There was an individual who failed to comply with their licence endorsement/restrictions and was also given inspection notices for inadequate fenders/mud flaps as well as for their mufflers/exhaust.
RCMP seized a stolen ATV. Charges are expected to be laid on the individual in possession of it.
Members are investigating the report of an individual uttering threats to another person.
RCMP are currently involved in an ongoing drug investigation.