Weekly RCMP report

• We had an individual warned about calling 911. They thought they could use 911 to inquire with the Police as to how to find a phone number for a business. Another mistaken call to 911 resulted in the caller being extremely apologetic and embarrassed.

         • We also had false alarms, a variety of mental health and child welfare calls as well as files associated to assisting other Provincial agencies and Police agencies.

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         • An individual reported themselves for having fraudulently cashed the same cheque twice. This had already been dealt with by the bank and due to the lack of intent it is not Criminal. It sure is rewarding to deal with people who are so honest and want to confess to offences that are not truly offences.  

         • We received a Crime Stoppers tip, however, by the time the tip was called in, transcribed and sent to us the alleged offence had already transpired. Please don’t be afraid to call us. We can let you remain anonymous.

         • Another call with a 1.5 hr time delay was also found to be less than valuable being when we made patrols we knew the alleged offender was long gone. We did try, but 1.5 hrs is a long time.

         • Our volunteer firefighters attended and put out a vehicle fire. Nothing suspicious and we sure appreciated their quick response.

         • A funny thing happened the other day, however, some times it is not appropriate for us to share everything. Let us just say watch some video’s on social media that relate to individuals that have had medical procedures and are having some difficulty with reality due to the medication they are on.

         • If you have an abandoned farm site or have family that has an abandoned farm site you might want to take the odd trip out to check on it. Recently an individual did so and found that some of their property stored in a building was stolen. They also discovered a truck stolen out of Alberta. Our Forensic Identification Section assisted with our investigation, however, we were unable to locate any evidence to link anyone to either incident. We are not sure how long the truck was there, however, we know it was stolen over a month before it was found.

         • My colleague in Moosomin, the famous, or is it infamous Sgt. Fefchak had some more good advice that I have borrowed and modified slightly.

         • Be warned there are many fraudsters out there trying to get your money.  You may get a call from an individual where the call display shows RCMP on the display or our phone number. This individual may suggest that you have used your social insurance number or bank account for money laundering. You may then get another call claiming that the RCMP or Police will be arresting you or issuing a warrant for your arrest.  The individual will then try and get you to give them your SIN, or birthday, or banking info.  I have been a Police Officer for almost 30 years and have NEVER had any reason to ask someone for their social security number or banking information. Please don’t give anyone your personal information over the phone ever, and we mean ever. Hang up!, then carry on with your day. If you are concerned call your local RCMP Detachment or bank for assistance, or if you are concerned about using the phone drop by and talk to us or your bank.  

         • Due to a call from the public we were able to arrest an impaired driver in October. This individual finally dealt with their charges last week and the accused now has to pay a $600 fine and $180 victim fine surcharge for driving while prohibited and a further $2,000 fine and $600 victim fine surcharge for the impaired driving offence. They avoided having to pay the ticket for the use of the cell phone, however, did have to pay $360 for having open liquor in the vehicle. All and all a good day for society. Hopefully this individual has learned their lesson.

         • We are investigating an assault involving two individuals that had previously been in a relationship. We have an obligation to investigate and lay charges if the evidence is present, even when the victim chooses not to cooperate. This is to protect victims and from my experience it is often the only way to protect victims of domestic violence.

         • If someone you know blocks your phone number on their phone you so that you can not call them would be a hint that you should not call them. If this individual gets a new phone number and your relationship status has not changed I would assume you might not want to call the former acquaintance on their new phone. Well one individual chose to do so and after a warning from the Police we hope to have resolved the issue.

         • A home owner called to advise they had been made aware there were several intoxicated individuals at their residence and there was a concern how long they would continue getting along. A patrol was made and those that were not welcome left and it appears all concerns were alleviated.

         • If you can’t get your vehicle started and you are in a parking lot and you think you need a boost there is a towing service that can assist with that. If you call the Police we may attend but the chances of us assisting for liability reasons is limited. That said, if you are going to call the Police you should ensure you have a valid licence, which this individual did, and valid registration which this individual did not. No charges were laid, however, the vehicle was quickly registered before it entered a roadway.

         • We just don’t understand why people keep getting behind the wheel, but they do. An individual was charged with impaired driving related offences after a injury collision on a snowmobile. Samples of 110 and 100 mg% were obtained. Another individual was charged for impaired driving after providing samples of 100 mg%. Members also issued a 72-hour suspension.

         • An individual has allegedly been flicking their bright lights and honking their horn when passing certain vehicles. We are hoping that with the warning provided by the Police this will stop. If not we are more than willing to issue tickets.

         • If your driving abstract is poor and you get pulled over for speeding, don’t blame the Police Officer and don’t beg for a warning. It is not our fault you can’t seem to drive in a safe and respectful manner. The following are some of the comments I have heard, “I am going to have your job”, “I am going to lodge a complaint”, “You are going to regret ever meeting me”, “You don’t know how to do your job”, “Anyone could do your job”, “Why are you not catching real criminals?” and “Don’t you have anything better to do?”

         • Members issued approximately 25 tickets and 65 warnings over the past week.

         • Tickets were issued for fail to stop at stop sign - $230, inadequate windshield - $115, operate unregistered snowmobile - $100, operate a commercial vehicle contrary to the hours of service regulations - $150, no drivers licence -$150, Fail to display licence plate -$100, fail to wear seatbelt - $175, exceed 60 km/hr when passing an emergency vehicle - $310, and most expensive speeding tickets were for $306, and $776.

         • Warnings were issued for fail to stop at a stop sign, insecure load, inadequate headlamps, fail to produce drivers licence, inadequate tires, fail to produce registration, obstructed licence plate, inadequate mudflaps, hold more than one copy of a licence, fail to produce drivers licence, fail to display licence plate, no drivers licence, fail to maintain a daily log book, fail to display temporary registration permit, and speeding.

                  • Inspection notices were issued for inadequate tail lights, inadequate windshield, inadequate headlights, inadequate day time driving lights, inadequate licence plate lights, transfer an out of Province drivers licence, obtain a valid licence, inadequate speedometer, inadequate muffler or exhaust, and illegal tint.

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