Weekly RCMP report

It was a long weekend and your Members were busy.

         • We had a pair of 911 misdial’s as well as a pair of false alarms. Members and Victim Services were busy with several calls relating to Mental Health as well as Child Welfare.

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         • Members responded to a spousal assault and one individual was charged. 

         • We responded to a fight outside an establishment where one individual was challenging others to fight. Someone finally took up the offer and won the short battle. EMS was dispatched to check on the loser (in more ways than one) and the winner was later located and lodged. This was not because they had been in a fight, rather because they were intoxicated and uncooperative with the police. The moral of the story is just because you are a winner, it does not mean you are not a loser.

         • Members assisted Carlyle Fire Department with a vehicle fire.

         • Several intoxicated individuals were becoming confrontational. Upon arrival of the RCMP one individual chose to be arrested and lodged. OK, they did not choose, rather they chose by their actions.

         • Members received a call of an intoxicated individual causing problems at a residence. Previous to our arrival they left and our involvement was no longer required.

         • STOP, that is stop moving the stop sign which is attached to a cement block in Redvers. The stop sign is there for safety. Please stop moving it.

         • We have a complaint where someone vandalized a vehicle by writing on it with paint. The vandalism is being investigated by the RCMP, however, the poor spelling is an issue to be taken up with the school system. Maybe our vandal should have used their phone to “spell check” first.

         • We had several other calls regarding intoxicated individuals and liquor over the long weekend. Conservation Officers, RCMP and EMS were busy. Several individuals found there was a room at the “Inn” for them. Our guards were gainfully employed this weekend.

         • A cabin was broken into, however, we unfortunately have no evidence to follow up with. There was also a break and enter while the home owner was in the residence. Our Forensic Identification Section from Yorkton is assisting.

         • One individual has been using another individual’s credit card. We have a suspect and we continue to investigate. Another individual is apparently writing fraudulent cheques. This is also being investigated.

         • If you hit an animal with your vehicle and it is still on the road please remove it. It may not have an affect on your semi, or your pickup, however, when a small car hits a dead beaver there will be extensive damage. If the animal is larger like a dead bear we can be looking at injuries or fatalities. Please think of others before yourself sometimes - wait, if everyone did that we would likely not need the Police.

         • We had several calls of erratic drivers and although patrols were made, not all of the drivers were located. We truly appreciate the calls.

         • We had a report of a possible impaired driver and they were arrested as they were pulling into their garage. Samples of 120/110 mg% were obtained, the vehicle was seized, even though it was in the garage. The driver was also charged for driving while suspended and having open liquor in the vehicle. Apparently the caller and the RCMP were the bad people here, rather than the drunk that was driving.

         • A driver was stopped and provided a sample of their breath which resulted in a 72 hour suspension, however, due to a previous suspension this was increased to 21 days. This was one of three driving suspensions issued over the last week.

         • One of our traffic Members had his ALPRS go off. (Automated Licence Plate Reading System) This system runs every licence plate the police vehicle goes by. The driver was wanted by one of our municipal partners and was processed and released for court.

         • Members issued approximately 25 liquor tickets over the weekend. Most were for minors possessing liquor and liquor in a vehicle. Over and above the liquor tickets we issued approximately 45 tickets and 60 warnings.

         • It should be noted that our Members used quite a bit of discretion as it relates to these “liquor tickets”. Members did not venture into the target rich area of the “campground”, where the youth had their tents, rather they dealt with those walking around and driving around.

         • Tickets were issued for driving with undue care and attention - $280, minor possess liquor - $360, possess liquor in a vehicle - $360, consume liquor other than a private place - $250, fail to wear seatbelt - $175, drive with an obstructed licence plate - $150, drive without a licence - $150, fail to comply with licenced restriction - $150, cell phone use - $280, use licence plate on wrong vehicle - $175, fail to move to the right when approached by an emergency vehicle - $125, tinted windows - $115, fail to produce registration - $100, fail to dim headlights when passing another vehicle - $125, operate unregistered motor vehicle -$580, fail to stop at stop sign - $230, Drive at a speed that is greater than reasonable and safe - $205, exceed 60 km/hr when passing an emergency vehicle - $334 and the most expensive speeding ticket was for $570.

         • Warnings were issued for keeping liquor in a vehicle, speeding, minor possess liquor, use licence plate on wrong vehicle, operate an unregistered trailer, fail to produce registration, fail to stop at a stop sign, speeding, brake lights fail to emit red light, fail to produce drivers licence, fail to properly wear seatbelt, drive vehicle with unrestrained passenger, drive with an obstructed licence plate, failure to properly secure licence plate, fail to properly display licence plate, and fail to comply with licence restriction.

         • Inspection notices were issued for inadequate mud flaps, repair or replace windshield, remove window tint, and inadequate headlights.

Police Quote for the week. “If a police officer asks you if you have open alcohol in your vehicle, “Not that I’m aware of” is not a wise answer”.

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