We as Members of your local RCMP Detachment appreciate the support we receive from the general public. That said, we are realistic and accept that we some times annoy or irritate people. Well, charge and arrest people. We often call ourselves “Sheep Dogs”. The sheep don’t like us because we are dogs, however, they sure appreciate us when the wolves are around. That said, we are also your neighbours, coaches, and if you give us a chance, your friends.
In addition, we often get “painted with a wide brush” or stereotyped. This is unfortunate and unfair but it is our reality.
Now if you have a concern come talk to us. You don’t have to be afraid of us, although some suggest we are scary, trust me we are not. I can’t say the same for our spouses. LOL
• If you have warrants and you don’t want us to keep coming to your house let us help you clear up your warrants. This is not “Hollywood”. In Canada it is usually a quick piece of paper and you are on your way. If real serious show up for a court day and you may just have to sit a while and let a Judge release you. I strongly suggest you clear up your warrants when it is convenient to you. Otherwise you may get arrested in a vehicle, or when you are working or trying to get to work. We are willing to work with you, that is if you will work with us.
• YOU ARE NOT A WINNER, YOU DID NOT INHERIT MONEY, YOU DON’T OWE THE GOVERNMENT MONEY FOR UNPAID TAXES. Ok, maybe you are a winner, but if you need to pay money to get your winnings it is a fraud. If you inherited money you will not have to pay money to get it. If you don’t pay your taxes you will not be arrested. In addition, if you are asked to pay in bitcoins, I-Tune cards or anything like an I-Tune card, it is not legit.
• We seem to have had a fair amount of issues with 911 this week. Static lines, which is as best as we can figure a “computer” or “line” issue was the cause of most, however, we still get miss dials, which is usually caused by rushing. We also had our fair share of false alarms and Mental Health calls.
• We had a report of a sign being shot. I would not want to live around any sign in rural Saskatchewan. I don’t get the novelty of shooting signs but it happens.
• If your ex keeps texting you block their number. If they put stuff on social media ignore it. Both parties were spoken to and told to grow up, yes we did tell them to grow up.
• If you are on conditions to not drink, be of good behaviour and reside at a certain place you should not attract attention to yourself. Thus, when you are drunk and knocking on someone’s door they may call the Police and you may find yourself in the custody of the constabulary. Now if you also have warrants . . . yup, they had warrants as well. Not too smart.
• Arcola Agencies was broken into the evening of the 29th, morning of the 30th of May. Our Forensic Identification Section attended, however, at this time we have no suspects.
• We would like to remind students, and their teachers that if you are doing a video project you can not break the law in the process. The video may just become the evidence that will convict you. This relates directly to an investigation we have on going right now.
• The ALPRS (automated licence plate reading system) located a stolen vehicle, which resulted in an arrest of a driver for possessing stolen property, and a 72 hr suspension., which in reality is just a paperwork exercise being they were prohibited, and yes, they were charged with that as well.
• Someone broke the window of a bunk house at the Resort. If you know who did it, or if you have also been a victim of vandalism please contact us.
• We are investigating incidents of youth on golf carts and a small tractor pulling other youth on skateboards. This is against the law and we are looking into these incidents.
• One family member was upset that a sibling may have attended their property. They are OK with their parent attending, however, not the sibling. Basically, not our problem.
• An intoxicated individual was playing in the lake. They were subsequently lodged for their safety and the safety of others. They dried up and dried out and were released the following day.
• We were called to deal with another intoxicated individual and provided them a “Buffalo Cab” ride to a place where they were somewhat welcome.
• An intoxicated individual called to report another intoxicated individual threw water on them and drove away. It seems they were more upset about the water. Patrols were made, however, the alleged impaired driver was not located, however, they may have returned and slashed the tires of our complainant. We are not really sure being the complainant was not only intoxicated, they were also uncooperative.
• Members responded to a collision with a moose. There were no injuries, however, the calf did not survive and the vehicle had to be towed. We had another couple collisions with a deer where the vehicles also required a tow truck, however, the deer did not apparently survive.
• Members are looking into a injury collision involving an ATV and another injury collision involving a motorcycle.
• We had an individual report they were upset that another individual walking a dog on a grid road swore at them when they went past and got “dusted”. The speeds were admittedly under 80 km/hr but over 50 km/hr. They felt it would have been safer for them to walk the dog on the highway. Regardless, pedestrians are permitted to walk on our roadways. Generally, we expect drivers to slow down and show respect. In reality it only delays you a few seconds.
• A rollover collision was reported which resulted in the sole occupant being injured and transported to Regina for treatment. Members believed alcohol to be a factor and a blood demand was made and samples of the individuals blood were obtained. These samples will be analysed at an RCMP Laboratory so as we can determine the blood alcohol concentration.
• We had another individual that broke the mirror on another vehicle then got into their vehicle and drove away. When located by the Police they refused to provide a sample of their breath into an approved screening device. They were subsequently charged with refusal, fingerprinted and had their vehicle seized.
• Members wrote approximately 20 tickets and 30 warning notices over the last week.
• Tickets were issued for no insurance - $580, fail to wear seatbelt - $175, drive left of centre when unsafe to do so - $150, cell phone - $280, drive without a licence - $150, window tint - $115, fail to produce registration - $100, and most expensive speeding ticket was for $843
• Warnings were issued for no insurance, fail to stop at stop sign, speeding, drive left of centre when unsafe to do so, fail to produce drivers licence, fail to have licence plate properly secured, insecure load, and use licence plate on wrong vehicle.
• Inspection notices were issued for mudflaps, produce valid drivers licence, window tint, replace licence plates, replace mirror and replace windshield.
• Tip of the week. Having to go to the washroom is not an excuse to speed.