Cpl. Dave WOLFE and I were away for a week as instructors on the Intox EC/IR II Breath Testing Instrument. We had with us a Scientist from the RCMP Lab in Edmonton, a Member from Rosetown RCMP Traffic and a Member from Saskatoon Police Service assisting.
All 23 Candidates, 1 from Weyburn Police Service, 1 from Saskatoon Police Service, 2 from Regina Police Service and 19 from RCMP Detachments across the Province successfully completed the course.
While we were away and since our return we have dealt with quite a variety of files. In addition the traffic members continue to work with other traffic units on projects throughout the area, including most recently in Yorkton.
We had a mis-dialed 911 from the Kisbey Recreation Centre, another from the Carlyle area as well as one from the Arcola area.
We had a report of stray dogs in a yard in Kisbey, and we recommended the caller contact the Municipality.
Members responded to two separate reports of cattle on the highway and on each occasion the cattle had apparently “moooved” along previous to the arrival of the RCMP.
Members investigated an assault in the Carlyle area, however, the alleged victim was intoxicated and chose not to cooperate. EMS attended and treated the victim. This alleged victim reported a Domestic assault several days later and then declined to cooperate, however, he was provided a ride due to his intoxicated state.
A further assault was investigated in Carlyle, however, again we failed to garner the cooperation of the alleged Victim or Witness who were intoxicated.
We assisted Toronto City Police with a Next of Kin Notification in the Wawota area.
A well-being check cause Members to invest a fair amount of time looking for someone who was not at home, or work and not answering their phone. The phone was apparently on silent and the individual was enjoying the day without interruptions.
We had a landlord dispute that seems to be carrying on for several weeks that involves alleged threats and assaults, however, no charges have yet been generated.
Members were investigating a Break and Enter to a Quonset in the Carlyle area and subsequently located an individual in a vehicle with the stolen property. A 24 year old male from Carlyle is now facing charges of Possession of Stolen Property and Possessing Break and Enter Tools.
Two youth were found in an abandoned building in Arcola and arrested and lodged until they could be turned over to responsible adults. They were not charged but were obviously up to no good.
We have had a couple files where members were investigating animal cruelty. Neither resulted in charges.
Members were requested to locate some youth who were not listening to their parents and scare them. As much as people think we are “Scary” our role is not to scare people, rather we are there to help. We contacted Social Services who may be able to help with their challenges with parenting.
We continue to attend meetings, provide talks to schools and community groups. If you feel we could be of assistance by attending a community meeting or talk at a school please do not hesitate to contact us.
We had an individual warned to stop communicating with an individual or attending their residence. Our first suggestion is always to have your phone service block the number. If it continues we can usually convince someone to stop, and if not we will charge them for Harassing Communications.
We had a collision near Redvers involving several youth. The investigation is continuing.
We have Court every 1St.to 4Th Wednesday and as always someone fails to show up and when that happens warrants are issued.
Members responded to two false alarms, one in Redvers and one in Arcola.
We had two Impaired Drivers reported to us and several erratic drivers, however, we were unable to locate the vehicles. Please keep those calls coming.
We lodged one individual for being intoxicated while walking on Highway 9 and released when sober and a further 4 for being intoxicated in the Town of Carlyle.
Members dealt with three Mental Health calls.
We attended a residence in the Carlyle area and one individual was lodged without charges until sober.
Three no insurance violators were dealt with. The fine is $175.00 for an unregistered trailer and $580.00 for a vehicle.
We had seven stop sign violators with one receiving a $100.00 fine for a loud muffler on top of the $230.00 fine for the stop sign.
The most expensive tickets for speeding were $296.00, $554.00
Other Traffic Offences dealt with include Fail to Produce Registration, inadequate windshield, inadequate mud flaps or flares, inadequate side view mirror, replace tail lights, insecure load, window tint and drive with an obstructed licence plate.
Several intoxicated individuals were caught shoplifting from several businesses in Carlyle. Most if not all were caught and lodge for being intoxicated. If someone is intoxicated you do not have to serve them and you can always call the RCMP before they cause problems.
We had five reportable collisions over the last week. No injuries.
Snow has come early and as happens every year people forget to drive. It is time to get the snow tires on. They do make a difference, up to a 30% increase in stopping distance. Although it can be a costly investment it does save you in the long run.