Weekly RCMP report

A child thought they would see what would happen if they called 911. They found out very quickly that the Police will get involved. The parent chose to take the opportunity to bring their child to the Detachment to have a Member explain how serious this was. Some parents get it, others don’t.

Another individual chose to call 911 over a dispute with a family member in Ontario over a television. The individual sure was not happy with the response of the Police. Let us just say if I was the parent of this individual I would not give my child the television either, especially after the profanity and insults that were directed to the Police. A second Member tried to resolve the issue but the individual continued to yell and utilize profanity and then hung up on the Member. Tsk, tsk.

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Members responded to a report of a fight. The end result was one individual was lodged, then EMS assessed another who was also lodged. Social Services was contacted and attended because of the children present and the lack of a sober individual to care for the children. Unfortunately, we are not getting the co-operation we require to determine what did or did not happen. It is not expected that any charges will be forthcoming.

An adult child locked their parent out of a residence occupied by both the adult child and parent. The RCMP arrived and the parent chose to find another place to spend the night. I can’t imagine what would happen if I locked my Mom, spouse or child out of the house. Wait, yes I can. I would be in the dog house. That is, if there is room, being I have a dog.

A parent called for advice and support being their teenager was not helping pay bills. We believe substance abuse by both is affecting their ability to pay the bills. There was not much we could do but listen.

We know someone likely hit a deer and then went and hid in their place of business being they had likely had too much to drink. We secured the vehicle and kept the keys for the registered owner to come and pick them up. Hopefully the owner will deal with their employee in an appropriate manner.

We have several people who have committed crimes in other jurisdictions and then move back, or move to our area. If those jurisdictions are aware, they advise us and we generate a file and monitor the release conditions. You may be able to run, but you can’t hide. I do feel bad for those that have warrants for minor matters and stress out over the fact they may get arrested. Generally it is a quick service of documents and you are released. If you have a warrant and are not sure what will happen if you are arrested, call us and we will be truthful.

Some people just don’t know how to comply with their release conditions. One individual recently spent a night in our gaol so they could go to court and explain their challenges.

We are investigating an allegation of Break and Enter and theft of firearm. A family member was involved. Charges were laid in relation to this file and a warrant was issued for the accused.

We stopped a speeder who was found to be suspended. The passenger had a valid licence and the Member let them drive away once the original driver was given the speeding ticket and court appearance to explain to the Judge why they were driving while suspended. We already know the reason, that being, they had unpaid fines. Yes, if you don’t pay your fines SGI will suspend you.

We are investigating a reported theft of fuel from an acreage. There is video that we are hoping will assist us in locating the suspects. For those Criminals or future Criminals that may read this report, there are cameras everywhere. Wait, what I am thinking. As if Criminals read this report.

So an individual with addictions problems is brought to a medical facility, and after being treated they were released. They were apparently not satisfied with their treatment and refused to leave the medical facility. The RCMP got a call and escorted the individual from the facility and yes, you guessed it, lodged them until they were sober.

Now, if you are going to visit someone that may or may not want you to visit, I would highly recommend not showing up at 11 at night. We understand you may want to spend some time, say bonding with your child that is being cared for by your ex, however, 11 at night is not that time. This could result in the Police getting a call, which was the result of this nocturnal visit. No arrests but the individual was escorted to another location.

We are investigating an alleged fraud where someone was able to obtain another person’s banking information. I am not saying you can’t trust your friends and family with your banking information, rather, wait, sorry that is what I am saying. Don’t trust your friends and family with your banking information.

Tis the season where we see an increase in collisions with wildlife. Please slow down and “save a buck” literally, by slowing down you may increase the time you have to react. The buck may not be struck and killed and you won’t have to spend “bucks” to fix the damage to your vehicle.

An individual was in a rush to “go hunting” and got stopped for speeding. They were given the ticket for speeding and a warning for having an insecure firearm. We hope they had success, for selfish reasons of course. If hunters have success there are less animals to be struck and killed which means less work for us. Okay, not the most logical theory, however, we do hope this individual has success this hunting season.

We took another individual to the hospital for a blood test. This is not the kind of test you want to take. It is also not a test you can study for. This resulted from a traffic stop where drugs are suspected as having impaired their ability to operate a motor vehicle. The accused starts with a 72-hour suspension and once we get the results back from the RCMP laboratory in Edmonton, we determine whether Criminal charges are forthcoming. Being it was a company truck, the Member showed compassion and did not seize the vehicle for three days.

Members wrote approximately 15 tickets and 20 warnings over the last week.

Tickets were issued for fail to stop at stop sign - $230, fail to produce drivers licence - $100, fail to produce registration - $100, cell phone $280, and most expensive speeding ticket was for $578.

Warnings were issued for fail to stop at stop sign, inadequate headlamps, excessive damage to windshield, follow vehicle too closely, cell phone, obstructed licence plate, inadequate headlamps and speeding.

Inspection notices were issued for inadequate headlamps, inadequate windshield, repair tail lights, inadequate mudflaps or fenders and window tint.

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