Submitted by Staff Sgt. Darren Simons
A shout out to the plow operators and snow removal crews. Without them our roads would be less safe and due to their efforts our job as Police Officers is less difficult.
As it relates directly to the Town of Carlyle Crew we would like to thank them for keeping main street clear. It ensures drivers have visibility to see pedestrians and keeps things clear around the intersections which undoubtedly prevents collisions.
We always seem to have alarms, and this week was no different. We had both residential and business alarms.
A Bobcat was vandalized in Moose Mountain Provincial Park. The owner has no suspects, however, feels it was because they locked the fuel tanks after they noticed some fuel missing and this annoyed a prospective theif. Another vehicle was vandalized inside a shop where a sewage truck normally parks on White Bear. No suspects in either case.
An individual chose to threaten and assault another individual which resulted in charges and they remained in custody for Court on Wednesday. This subject was released on conditions, however, the same meal twice a day for more than 2 days would be enough to make me to change my habits.
Members responded to another assault, however, there was no cooperation from the victim. That said the accused was arrested and lodged for Mischief. They denied being intoxicated and demanded a breathalyzer test. Members refused, being we knew they were highly intoxicated. (Not our first rodeo) The individual was lodged and flushed their socks down the toilet. The remaining clothing was taken and they were provided what can be best described as a gown that can not be ripped and will not fit in the toilet. Thus we were able to ensure no more clothing went down the drain. They alleged the arresting Member injured them on arrest, however, did not realize the Supervisor they were complaining to was the Member that arrested them. Remember they were not “Intoxicated”???? The Supervisor called the subject a liar, which only confused the subject more, like how did the supervisor know they were a liar? They were provided a ride home , however, they were never told how the “wise” supervisor knew they were a liar.
Another conflict between two individuals resulted in one individual being lodged until sober in the Crow Bar Hotel. This is not the manner in which we like to resolve things, however, it was resolved for a few hours.
An argument between a couple resulted in one of the two going for a walk to cool off. With this cold weather I don’t think they had to walk long. The individual that cooled off was confirmed to be safe.
We assisted other Police agencies and Saskatchewan Justice serving subpoenas.
We investigated a complaint of harassment, which was just two people not getting along.
If someone is calling you and texting you and you don’t want it to continue there are some steps to take before you call the Police. First ask them to stop, if it does not stop, or even if it does stop, block the number. If it continues, then call us. More often than not when we get involved we find out nobody has told anybody to stop.
A Diamond Tennis bracelet was lost at the Arcola Buck Night. If you found it please bring it to the RCMP so we can return it to the rightful owner.
If you know someone is doing something that they should not be doing, why not call the Police? We need the public to help us make our community a safer and more positive place to live.
There are people that do help and with the assistance of one of these people we were able to get a driver off the road that is Disqualified for medical reasons. Like really, do we want someone medically unfit to be driving? We did not charge the driver, we just towed the vehicle so they can’t continue driving.
We received an anonymous call of an impaired driver. We prefer not to get anonymous calls being it is hard to call back and get more info. We knew the information to be credible but could not find the driver or the vehicle.
We received another anonymous call of a single vehicle collision involving an impaired driver. Patrols were made by Carlyle Detachment, Carlyle Traffic Services and Moosomin Detachment to no avail. Can you believe the caller was upset with us for asking for more information.
We had two more calls of possible impaired drivers, one went south at Stoughton but we could not find it and another resulted in a vehicle being found in the ditch, however, we were unable to identify the driver.
Members are investigating allegations of spousal sexual assault and assault. Remember folks “No means NO” If the other dance partner does not want to dance, then there is no dance.
If your friend “borrows” your vehicle and you don’t know where your friend is, or your vehicle, maybe choose your friends better. That said we are somewhat knowledgeable and aware about who is who in the Zoo per say and we think drugs are involved in this incident.
If someone is in custody and a family member passes away and their is a funeral we assist Provincial Corrections and Federal Corrections by providing a facility to lodge any family members that are in custody. We did so the weekend after this report. We do so willingly being even though one is in custody they still deserve the opportunity to attend a funeral for a loved one.
Slang we use:
“Crow Bar Hotel”- Gaol or Jail depending on how you like to spell it, “Buffalo Cab” - Police Vehicle, “Unmarked, Ghost Car, Spook” - Fully equiped Police Vehicle without markings, DIPP - drunk in public place. BOLO - be on the look out.
Slang the public uses:
Police Officer - Po Po, Pigs, Bacon, Mounties, Queen’s Cowboys, Cop’s, Coppers, the five “O”, and in Quebec “Poulets” Not sure how we can be chickens and pigs, but what do I know? I am apparently “Stupid, dumb, and clueless”
We had an individual break down on the highway and Members attended. Edgy who is always helping helped again. He is a benefit to our community.
A friendly reminder, if you don’t have a licence or you are a suspended driver don’t drive. If you choose to drive do not break a further law, like speed, fail to stop at a stop sign or drive an unregistered motor vehicle. It you then get caught don’t get mad at the Police Officer for giving you a ticket or towing your vehicle. We are just doing our job and it was not us that put you in the position you are in. Let us just say this has been happening a fair amount lately. For those that don’t know we have Automated Licence Plate Readers on our Traffic Vehicles and they automatically run every licence plate through the computers in the vehicles.
We already know that “We have better things to do” , “We should be catching real Criminals” and “We should be arresting rapists and murders”, so you don’t have to remind us. That said, we also get to give out tickets. All part of the job.
Tickets were issued for no insurance - $580, stop sign - $230, fail to produce drivers licence- $100, fail to wear seatbelt - $175, cell phone use - $280, window tint - $115, speeding with the most expensive being two for $584 and one for $854 (Ouch).
Inspection Notices were issued for inadequate windshields, day time running lights, remove window tint, inadequate mudflaps or fenders, replace rear lights for licence plate and calibrate speedometer.
Warnings were issued for fail to produce drivers licence, speeding, obstructed licence plate, tail light fail to emit red light, follow too close, inadequate headlamps, fail to have licence plate adequately secured, visible or legible, fail to use headlights at night or in poor visibility, and pass when unsafe.
Please take the time to occasionally check your tires for tread, day time running lights, head lights and tail lights. This ensures you are operating a vehicle that is safe for the roads.