RCMP report

Submitted by Staff Sgt. Darren Simons

Carnduff Members responded to a possible domestic on the side of the highway south of Redvers. Carlyle Members patrolled to assist, however, the subjects were not located. Later in the day Carlyle Members were dispatched to a 911 hang-up involving a possible Domestic on the side of a highway. Coincidence? We thought not.

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Patrols were made and a call was made to the number that called 911 and an argument was overheard and the individual hung up. We had a description of the vehicle and it was identical to the vehicle from the morning. Patrols were again made and Members stopped at a business to ask if they had seen our suspect vehicle. A patron returned shortly afterward to advise us the vehicle had just passed them. Members quickly located the vehicle and pulled it over. Upon being approached by the Police Officer the driver started to utilize some profanity (understatement) and they were acting very agitated. This caused the Police concern being they now believed the other occupant was being held against their will. The driver was arrested and quickly found themselves in handcuffs in the back of a patrol vehicle. The investigation determined there had been arguments, however, there was no evidence of a Domestic Assault. The detained person was advised that if they had been calm and co-operative at the beginning there would have likely been no handcuffs and the time in the back of the patrol vehicle would have been much more comfortable and likely shorter. They were also advised if they had just agreed to meet with the Police after the 911 call the situation would have been resolved in a more comfortable manner. The presence of the Police had a calming effect on the situation and they were permitted to carry on with their travels. We would like to thank those that helped us locate this vehicle and resolve the matter.

Did you know the Police are mandated to follow up with all 911 calls? This usually requires a face-to-face meeting to ensure everyone is okay.

Carnduff brought us a guest to stay in the Crow Bar Hotel. He is facing many charges including impaired driving and assaulting a Police Officer. What is unfortunately not shocking to us is they do not know how they ended up in Carlyle or what happened. Drugs are so scary.

 If you are concerned about a loved one and you live too far away and don’t know anyone else to call please call the Police and we will check on your loved ones well-being. If you have not talked to them for about 8 hours and it is now close to midnight, well let us just say you should call us earlier. It is not good for one’s health to have the Police show up after midnight. It can really scare someone, which is not good for ones well being or their health.

Knock, knock, who’s there? Nobody, which has resulted in one individual being charged for breaching their release conditions. If you have a curfew condition we do occasionally go knocking and we will be doing more of that in the future.

Members were dispatched to an alleged breach of release conditions where one individual was allegedly breaching their conditions by driving near the other individual’s residence. We confirmed the alleged offender was tucked into bed and the vehicle was determined to be operated by some oilfield workers out for a drive. Now, if you are driving around and you are bored, please don’t drive into someone else’s driveway. If you do, please don’t do it more than once.

We are investigating another fraud, this time through the computer. One individual is out a substantial amount of money. Our investigation is continuing.

Someone reported a fraudulent withdrawal from their account. It appears that an old cheque book may have been thrown out and is now being utilized by someone who does not have lawful authority to use the cheque book. Our investigation is continuing.

There is an App for that.  Ok, as much as I told the individuals we dealt with that they would not read about themselves in the paper, well I kind of have to. You see we were being provided directions to another residence, it was just a subpoena for court that we had to serve. The directions are those one often gets, down the highway take the first road south when you come to the corner on the highway, then continue until you cross the bridge, go up the hill, turn right, then your first left and it is the first house on the left.  You get the idea. We have all heard directions like this before. Well I guess I am old school and I wrote down the directions. My partner, new generation Police Officer obtained the land location and stated he will use the APP. So down the highway we go and we go past the grid road at the corner where I thought we should turn and . . . the APP failed. It was telling us how to get there but we could not go there. Although we had a four wheel drive truck I know it is non productive to cross fields and fence lines. Thus back to the directions in my notebook and my partner kept saying, “Yup, the APP says you can get there that way” Although there is always an APP, sometimes the spoken and written word is all we need.

So an individual gets pulled over for an offence and asks me, “Do you know who I am?”

My answer, “Of course I do, I have your drivers licence.”

The individual’s answer “Do you know what I do?

My answer “Yes, you break the law, thus the reason I have your drivers licence.”

The individual’s response “I will make sure you regret this.”

My answer “I already do, however, it is my job and I often regret having to do it.”

The individual’s response “I will be calling your supervisor.”

My answer, “Great, he will then know I am out doing my job.”

We are investigating several different allegations of Uttering Threats. A promise is a promise but if it is threatening you may find yourself charged.

If you do not have proper tires, if you can’t get traction because you are driving a two wheel drive pick up with no weight in box, or your car does not get good traction in inclement weather, you still have to stop at a stop sign. No ands, ifs or buts.

Members arrested on individual for impaired driving where samples of 150/160 mg% were obtained and the vehicle was seized for 30 days, while another driver received a 72 hour suspension and a three-day vehicle seizure.

Tickets were issued for Stop sign - $230, fail to wear seatbelt - $175, stunting - $150, drive without a valid licence - $150 and speeding with most expensive being $200

Warnings were issued for stop sign, speeding, insecure load, fail to wear a helmet on an ATV, obstructed licence plate, inadequate windshield, fail to signal, inadequate signal light and inadequate licence plate light.

Inspection notices were issued for inadequate licence plate lights, inadequate mudflaps or fenders, window tint, inadequate windshield, and inadequate tail light.

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