Weekly RCMP report

Unfortunately we are seeing an increase in calls to 911 that do not warrant the use of 911.

We had another false alarm. My colleague in Moosomin hates these alarms more than I do. He has determined there have been at least 7,691 so far this year in Saskatchewan.

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As we have reported many times, 911 is for an emergency. The following are a couple of examples we have seen recently. An individual had been kicked out of a residence and didn’t have a ride so they called 911. Another individual locked themselves out of their truck and apparently forgot their phone in the truck so went the extra length to borrow a phone to call 911. Fortunately, it appears the individual managed to get into their vehicle before any extensive involvement by the RCMP. It is not that we won’t respond to your concerns, it is just that if it is not an emergency, please call 310 RCMP (7267)

So you are trying to unlock an old phone and can’t remember the password. It can be frustrating and annoying, more so when the Police show up being you somehow dialled 911. No emergency, and no further Police involvement was required.

We had approximately 800 litres of fuel reported stolen from a well site south of Kisbey. If you have any information about this theft, please call our Detachment.

One of the individuals we deal with frequently has again chosen not to comply with their release conditions and they are facing another charge. The idea behind release conditions is an individual promises to comply with the conditions of their release so they can get out of gaol. Our experience is most of these people who have already failed to comply with the law. Well, they have a hard time following their release conditions and find themselves breaching there conditions and often spend more time in gaol for that offence.

We had a black Ford Ranger possibly stolen and driven a short distance and damaged at Good Birds Point. If you have any information regarding this incident, please advise our Detachment.

We assisted Manor Fire Department with a tractor fire. Unfortunately, the tractor did not do so well and was totally destroyed.

It is always rewarding when the public suggests we focus on something in our article to the paper. As we often state, we can’t do this alone without the help of the community. A concerned citizen brought up the issue of vehicles driving with obscured windows. This usually occurs during the winter months when our windows frost over. Don’t fool yourselves folks, this is dangerous and people have been injured and killed because someone could not see out of their vehicle. In addition, we find there is an increase in collisions because people cannot see. We know you are in a rush and don’t have time, however, please take the time, so we don’t come along and delay you, or worse, you get involved in a collision because you could not see through your windows.

A domestic dispute resulted in one individual being charged and the victim being treated for injuries at the hospital.

We kept the peace as one individual left a residence that they previously occupied with another individual. Many people don’t realize that we can assist to keep the peace, however, we can only assist individuals until they remove personal items such as clothing and toiletries. We are not there to determine who owns the car or the TV. If you are in a marriage, common law relationship or anything that may resemble such a relationship we look at the property as being owned by both parties and it becomes civil and we do not generally deal with civil matters.

Every week, one way or another we deal with offences relating to drugs. We often get involved in investigations where individuals sell or give away their prescription drugs. If you are aware of any such instances please advise us so we can better conduct our investigations and attempt to prevent this from continuing. This is not a harmless crime. The drugs are being abused

Many people have been surprised to find a cat or dog curled up on their front steps. Recently someone found a person passed out curled up on the front steps of their residence. They did not know who it was, but we were able to identify them and give them a warm place to sober up and be safe for the night.

A partner agency asked for us to inquire in relation to the whereabouts of someone they were looking for that might be residing in our area. We checked and they must be in trouble if the Police are looking for them and the subject’s parents had kicked them out of the house. We will continue to look for this individual as will our partner agency.

We had a hit and run reported, however, apparently nobody witnessed this. If you witness someone backing into or hitting another vehicle in any way with their vehicle please document what you saw, leave it for the damaged vehicle owner, or call the Police.

We had traffic court last week and one individual had chosen to fight their $180 ticket for speeding. Once the evidence was heard and their unenviable driving record was produced the Justice increased their fine to $480.

We would like to remind everyone that we don’t make the rules, nor do we make the laws, rather we do our best to enforce them and we utilize discretion quite frequently. When someone is impaired there is little, if any, discretion. We arrest the operator of the motor vehicle and we seize the vehicle they were driving as per SGI regulations. Unfortunately, many people lend their vehicles to people they thought they could trust, or hoped they could trust, and the vehicle gets towed and seized. If you want your vehicle back early it is up to the discretion of SGI as to whether you get your vehicle out early.

Members issued approximately 10 tickets and 25 warnings over the last week.

Tickets were issued for fail to stop at stop sign - $230, fail to wear seatbelt - $175, cell phone -$280, fail to produce drivers licence - $100. ATV operator fail to wear approved helmet or eye wear - $100, Fail to complete daily log - $150, fail to adequately secure licence plates - $100, and most expensive speeding ticket was for $300.

Warnings were issued for no insurance, insecure load, fail to stop at stop sign, operate a motor vehicle without a valid licence, obstructed licence plate, excessive damage to windshield, and speeding.

Inspection notices were issued for inadequate headlights, remove window tint, inadequate windshield, inadequate day time running lights, and inadequate exhaust. 

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