P.A. RCMP looking for male on warrants, do not approach

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Residents and motorists in the area west and north of Prince Albert will see an increased police presence as Prince Albert RCMP officers work to locate an adult male wanted on warrants.

Officers are looking for Jade ERMINE, a 30-year-old male. ERMINE is described as 5 foot, 10 inches in height and 170 pounds. He was last seen wearing a black jacket and dark pants with a white stripe. A photo of ERMINE is attached.

Efforts to locate ERMINE in this area have been ongoing since approximately 2:00 this afternoon. During these search efforts an RCMP officer was injured and transported to hospital for non-life threatening injuries.

The public is asked to be alert and respect any direction given by police officers in the area. If anyone sees ERMINE, or has information about his whereabouts, they are not to approach him and to call the RCMP at 310-RCMP or 911 immediately.

Jade Ermine
Jade Ermine

 

Saskatoon Police – Numerous bear spray incidents

Saskatoon Police have been dealing with numerous bear spray incidents.

Police arrested a man last night in connection to a disturbance involving bear spray.

At approximately 9:30 p.m., Aug. 19, Patrol members were dispatched to a parking lot in the 3400 block of 8th Street East for a report of a weapon. It was reported that a large group of approximately 20 people were involved. Officers learned that there had been a verbal argument between two people. A man had intervened and threatened to deploy bear spray, and was reportedly waving the can of bear spray around. The male suspect had fled in a black Hyundai Genesis before Police arrived. He was quickly located parked in another parking lot in the 2100 block of 8th Street East and taken into custody without incident.

A 22 year old Saskatoon man is charged with Possession of a Dangerous Weapon and Uttering Threats.

Saskatoon Police are searching for a suspect(s) believed to be responsible for assaulting a woman last night.

At approximately 11:00 p.m., August 19, Patrol officers were dispatched to a home in the 800 block of Sauer Lane for a report of an assault. Upon arrival, Police located a 22 year old female victim. She was suffering from the effects of bear spray and was washing her eyes out with the help of Medavie Health Services. The victim reported to Police that she was walking home from a nearby bus stop, when she was approached from behind by possibly two people. She said a suspect, possibly female, said something before deploying bear spray in the victim’s face. The suspect(s) then attempted to steal her backpack. The victim held on to her bag and was struck in the head by a suspect before fleeing to safety.

The possible female suspect is described as having her face covered with only her eyes exposed. No further suspect descriptions are available. The suspect(s) and victim are not believed to be known to each other. If you have any information on this incident, please contact the Saskatoon Police Service at 306-975-8300 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

Saskatoon Police are investigating after a firearm was discharged twice at a residence at approximately 11:00 p.m., August 18. Patrol officers were dispatched to a report of a firearm that was discharged at a residence in the 1000 block of 23rd Street West. A short time later, at approximately 12:30 a.m., August 19, 2019, Police received a second call that a firearm had been discharged at the same residence.

In both instances, Police observed the front window was damaged from what is believed to a firearm. In the second incident, the suspects used the holes in the window to deploy bear spray inside the residence. No one was injured as a result.

Members of the Targeted Enforcement Section are continuing to investigate and ask anyone who may have information on these incidents, to contact Police at 306-975-8300 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

 

Saskatoon – Driver with shotgun in car evades police

Saskatoon Police are searching for a man after he refused to stop for officers last night.

At approximately 5:30 p.m., August 19, 2019, Patrol officers were dispatched to a parking lot in the 700 block of Circle Drive for a report of a suspicious vehicle. Upon arrival, Police located the suspect vehicle; a grey/silver 2010 Chevrolet Impala, covered in dried mud. Officers noted that the car’s engine was on and the windows were down. When they approached the vehicle, they observed a man slumped over the steering wheel with a sawed-off rifle next to him. Officers gave commands to the male suspect, but he began acting in an aggressive manner, and fled the location driving erratically. Police found that the licence plate on the car was stolen. Officers attempted to deploy tire deflation devices, but the suspect continued driving evasively, leaving the roadway numerous times. Taking into account that the Air Support Unit (ASU) was not flying, and that traffic was heavy in rush-hour, Police did not pursue the vehicle.

The male suspect is described as being 25-28 years old, heavy-set with a stocky build. He has tanned skin with thin facial hair. At the time of the incident, he was wearing blue jeans, a long-sleeved coat with a dark-coloured hat.

Anyone who may be able to help identify and/or locate this man is asked to contact the Saskatoon Police Service at 306-975-8300 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

Kelliher – Tavern owner hit over head

On August 17, 2019 at approximately 01:19 3 unknown males entered Club 15 Cheers Tavern in Kelliher. One of the males had a machete type knife, one had a toy gun while another male had a rubber hammer. All three suspects were wearing black balaclavas and gloves. The owner was hit over the head with the rubber hammer and the suspects stole $1,500 in cash and 6-8 liquor bottles.
If you have information related to this, please call 911 or the Melville/Ituna RCMP Detachment 306-728-1700.

15 year old missing from Shellbrook located

UPDATE: Brandy Morissette has been found safe and sound.

BACKGROUND: Shellbrook RCMP are requesting the public’s assistance in locating Brandy Morissette. She is described as a 15 year-old female, with brown eyes and black hair.

Police believe Brandy left her residence in Shellbrook, SK, on Aug. 14, 2019. Brandy could have possibly travelled to Muskoday First Nation, but this has not been confirmed.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Brandy Morissette is asked to contact Shellbrook RCMP at 306-747-2606, or 310-RCMP (7267). Tips can also be submitted anonymously at 1-800-222-TIPS(8477) or www.saskcrimestoppers.com.

Brandy Morissette
Brandy Morissette

Saskatoon – 20th Street incident deemed suspicious death

The Saskatoon Police Major Crime Section is continuing to investigate after Police responded to a report of an injured person at approximately 10:00 a.m., August 18, 2019 in the 1800 block of 20th Street West. The victim was transported to hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. Police are investigating the incident as a suspicious death.

A 25-year-old man has been identified as the victim. Family of the victim have requested that his name not be released at this time.

An autopsy is scheduled for tomorrow.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact Saskatoon Police at 306-975-8300 and request to speak to a Major Crimes investigator, or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

BACKGROUND: Saskatoon police received a 911 call at 10:03 am this morning regarding a male found injured in the 1800 block of 20th Street West. Police and Medavie services responded and attempted life saving measures but were unsuccessful.  SPS Major Crimes and Forensic Identification Services were called out and are continuing with the investigation.

Police are asking anyone that may have information regarding this incident to call the Saskatoon Police Service at 306-975-8300 and ask to speak to an investigator in Major Crimes or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

Melfort RCMP – Missing 16-year-old - Located

UPDATE: Mary Pelly has been located safe and sound.

BACKGROUND: On August 16, 2019, Melfort RCMP received a complaint of a missing 16-year-old female who was last seen leaving her residence in Melfort Saskatchewan at approximately 9:00 a.m. on August 14, 2019.

She was last seen wearing a grey sweater, light blue jeans, and black and white checkered shoes.  Investigators believe she may be in La Ronge or Prince Albert.

Anyone with information is asked to call Melfort RCMP at 306-752-6420 or information can also be submitted anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or online at http://saskcrimestoppers.com/.

Mary Pelly
Mary Pelly

Onion Lake RCMP – Located - Missing Lloydminster man

UPDATE: Sheldon Campbell has been located safe and sound.

BACKGROUND: On August 14, 2019, Onion Lake RCMP received a request to conduct a well-being check for a family member who had not been in contact with family since August 12, 2019.  Onion Lake RCMP officers made several inquiries in the community and were unable to locate Sheldon Campbell, a 44-year-old male from Lloydminster.  Investigators determined Sheldon Campbell was last seen walking west on Chief Taylor Road in Onion Lake, Saskatchewan towards Highway 17.  He may be travelling to Lloydminster.

Sheldon Campbell is described as having a thin build with blonde hair and blue eyes.  He has tattoos on his arms.  Investigators believe he may have difficulty moving one of his arms.  It is unclear which arm. He was last seen wearing camo shorts, DC shoes, a dark hat, a blue jacket and he was carrying a black back pack. 

Anyone with information is asked to call Onion Lake RCMP at 306-344-5550 or information can also be submitted anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or online at http://saskcrimestoppers.com/.

Sheldon Campbell
Sheldon Campbell
Sheldon Campbell
Sheldon Campbell

Saskatoon police investigate - male found dead on 20th Street

Saskatoon police received a 911 call at 10:03 a.m. this morning regarding a male found injured in the 1800 block of 20th Street West. Police and Medavie services responded and attempted life saving measures but were unsuccessful. SPS Major Crimes and Forensic Identification Services were called out and are continuing with the investigation.

Police are asking anyone that may have information regarding this incident to call the Saskatoon Police Service at 306-975-8300 and ask to speak to an investigator in Major Crimes or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

Moose Jaw police to review La Loche broken leg incident

On Jan. 2, 2019, an adult male suffered a broken leg during an arrest in the community of La Loche. On Jan. 5, 2019, the injured male made a public complaint against the arresting officer. 

The public complaint was immediately investigated and determined that the level of force was acceptable, given the circumstances of the arrest.

As part of normal RCMP procedure, the public complaint investigation was further reviewed to ensure all policies and procedures were followed. This review determined that due to the level of injury to the male, the incident should be investigated by an external police agency.    

A request was made by the Saskatchewan RCMP to the Moose Jaw Police Service to review the incident in its entirety. On Aug. 12, 2019, the Moose Jaw Police Service agreed to conduct the external investigation and now has carriage of the investigation.

Melville RCMP: Impersonating peace officer on social media

On August 15, 2019, at approximately 1:00 p.m., Melville RCMP received complaints about racist and threatening comments made on Facebook by an individual claiming to be an RCMP officer.

As police investigated the context of the Facebook interactions, it was determined that making these comments constituted uttering threats of bodily harm and personation of a peace officer.

Patrick Kuhns of Kelliher, SK, was arrested without incident on August 15, 2019, and is facing the following charges under the Criminal Code:

Uttering threats, Section 264.1(1)(a) of the Criminal Code;

Personating a peace officer, Section 130 of the Criminal Code.

Kuhns is scheduled to make his first court appearance in Melville Provincial Court on September 16, 2019, at 10:00 a.m.

Saskatchewan RCMP would like to thank the members of the public who reported these comments to the RCMP.

Saskatchewan RCMP takes these types of threats very seriously.

If you believe you have received a message that contains threats of harm to yourself or someone else, please contact your local RCMP detachment or Saskatchewan RCMP at 310-RCMP (7267).

This matter is still under investigation.

Indian Head RCMP – Fake documents, signal intercept equipment, meth seized

On August 15, 2019 at about 11:45 am, Indian Head RCMP members conducted a traffic stop on the Trans Canada Highway near Indian Head, SK.  Calls about this vehicle's driving behaviour were received including one call that involved a minor collision between this car and another vehicle.  Subsequent investigation resulted in the male driver and female passenger being arrested.  Police located numerous illegal items inside the vehicle and some of the items included the following:

- Numerous fake identity documents

- Numerous fraudulent financial and bank cards

- Identity documents belonging to people that were not in the vehicle

- Electronic equipment that could be used to intercept signals

- Counterfeit document making equipment

- Tax, cheques and other government documents in relation to the fake identity documents

- Illicit drugs suspected as being methemphetamine.

Shawn Anderson, 29 years old and Stephanie Maisey, 33 years old, of North Bay, Ontario have been charged with the following:

- Dangerous driving.  Sec. 249(1) CC

- Possess false identity documents. Sec. 56.1 CC

- Possess instrument for use to create counterfeit tokens of value.  Sec. 458(d) CC

- Possess stolen property.  Sec. 354(1)(a) CC

- Possess schedule 1 substance.  Sec. 4 CDSA

- Breach of Recognizance. Sec. 145(3)  CC

They are being held in custody and will appear in Provincial Court in Fort Quappelle on August 19.  Police continue to investigate.

 

La Ronge RCMP: Located -  Missing 17-year-old female from Sucker River

UPDATE: Danica Charles has been located and is safe, the RCMP would like to thank everyone who called in with information.

BACKGROUND: La Ronge RCMP are requesting the public’s assistance in locating Danica Charmaine Charles.

She is described as a 17-year-old female, with brown eyes and long, dark brown hair.

Officers believe Danica left her residence in Sucker River, SK, in the late afternoon of Aug. 11, 2019. It has been reported that Danica was last seen in the evening of Aug. 13, 2019, in another residence in that community.

Police have followed up on several tips leading to the search of multiple residences across Sucker River, but initial search efforts have been negative so far.

Police and her family are concerned for her well-being.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Danica Charmaine Charles is asked to contact La Ronge RCMP at 306-425-6730, or 310-RCMP (7267). Tips can also be submitted anonymously at 1-800-222-TIPS(8477) or www.saskcrimestoppers.com.

There is no photo available at this time.

La Ronge RCMP: Fatal head on crash

 

On Thursday, Aug. 15 at approximately 1 p.m. members from the La Ronge RCMP Detachment responded to a complaint of a head-on, two vehicle motor vehicle collision on Highway #2 approximately 30 km South of La Ronge, Saskatchewan. La Ronge EMS and La Ronge Fire and Rescue also attended.

A car was travelling north along highway #2 when it collided with a semi truck heading the opposite direction. There was one occupant in the car who was pronounced deceased at the scene. The adult male driver and lone occupant of the semi was not injured. The semi truck was empty at the time.

A traffic collision analyst attended the scene and conducted an investigation. The highway was closed for several hours during the investigation.   

 

 The RCMP and Coroners office are still investigating. The identity of the driver will be confirmed by the coroners office following an autopsy. RCMP do not anticipate releasing the name of the driver.

 

Sturgis RCMP – Stolen quad and tools reappear

UPDATE: On Thursday August 15, 2019, the victims of the crime listed below had their child’s 50cc Arctic Cat quad along with some tools including an air compressor, and battery charger returned to their back yard at Stenen. Several tools are still missing but the RCMP along with the victim’s family would like to thank everyone for sharing this information which perhaps lead to the return the property by putting pressure on the suspects.

“I can say it is not very often we get to share news of the safe return of stolen property so I'm glad I get to send this out. If anyone has any new knowledge of this property being stolen or returned please contact the Canora - Sturgis RCMP,” said Cpl. Dallyn Holmstrom.

BACKGROUND:

On Wednesday July 24, 2019 at approximately 9:15 pm a theft occurred from a farm located north of Stenen. The 2 male suspects were driving an older 2 door white Chevrolet Truck. The suspects stole tools and a black 50cc Arctic Cat quad (photo attached). The suspects were followed into Sturgis before they were lost. If anyone has any knowledge of this theft or the whereabouts of the tools or quad please contact the Canora - Sturgis RCMP.

Saskatoon – Shotgun post gets teen arrested

A Saskatoon teen was arrested Tuesday night in connection to a social media post.

At approximately 8:10 p.m., Aug. 13, patrol members were dispatched to a home in the 700 block of 1st Street East. Officers learned a 14-year-old male had posted a photo online of himself holding a shotgun. The male was located in the garage of the residence where Police took him into custody without incident. The garaged was searched and the firearm was located and seized.

The 14-year-old male was charged with Possession of a Dangerous Weapon.

Saskatoon – Woman threatens motorist with handgun

A 27-year-old Saskatoon woman is facing charges after threatening a motorist with a handgun. 

At approximately 1:30 a.m., August 15, 2019, a motorist reported being stopped in the 1800 block of 20th Street West when she was approached by a cyclist.  The cyclist told the motorist to roll down her window.  When the motorist refused the cyclist pulled up her shirt, showing a handgun.  The motorist fled the scene and notified Police.  Patrol officers located a female cyclist matching the suspect description a short distance away.  They found her to be in possession of a BB gun.

The woman is charged with Carrying a Weapon Dangerous to the Public Peace, Carrying a Concealed Weapon, and Breach of Undertaking.

Shellbrook RCMP: looking for truck involved in theft and hit and run in Holbein

On Aug. 13, 2019, at approximately 8:20 a.m., Shellbrook RCMP responded to the report of an employee who had been struck by a pickup truck at a gas station in Holbein, SK.

Initial police investigation revealed that two young adult males fuelled their pickup truck and attempted to leave without paying. The employee intervened by jumping in the driver’s side of the cabin to prevent the vehicle and the two males from leaving. The driver responded by aggressively driving through the parking lot to remove the employee from the vehicle. The employee was ejected and the two males managed to get away.

The employee was transported by ambulance to hospital in Prince Albert for what appeared to be serious but non-life threatening injuries.

Shellbrook RCMP are requesting the public’s assistance in locating the vehicle and the two males involved in the theft and hit and run.

The two males were seen travelling in a matte black Ford F-350 Harley Davidson edition pickup truck which appears to have been fully coated in rocker guard/box liner material.

It is believed that the two males are travelling towards the west.

A surveillance video captured images of one of the males wearing a black Atlanta Braves baseball cap with a red brim, a black hoodie with large white text in the front and glasses.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of the two males and/or the Ford F-350 Harley Davidson pickup truck involved in this incident is asked to contact Shellbrook RCMP at 306-747-2606.

 Information can also be submitted anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or online at saskcrimestoppers.com.

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Saskatoon - Armed Robbery - One Arrested 

A 19 year old male is facing a charge of robbery following an incident at a gas station yesterday afternoon.

At approximately 2:20 p.m., August 13, 2019, Police received a report of an armed robbery which had just take place at a gas station at the intersection of Highways 5 and 41.  A male had entered the business, threatened the staff member with a knife and fled with an undisclosed amount of cash. A witness reported they were following the suspect vehicle into Saskatoon. Officers responded and located the gray Audi sports car at the intersection of Boychuk Drive and Briarwood Road. Officers arrested the sole occupant of the vehicle and located a knife inside.  

The staff member involved was not physically injured.

 

Saskatoon – Man dies of collision injuries

UPDATE: The 32 year old man involved in a collision at the intersection of 19th Street West and Avenue F South, died of his injuries in hospital on Aug. 1, 2019.  Members of the Collision Analyst Unit are in the process of completing their investigation into the collision.

 BACKGROUND: A 32 year old man is suffering from life-threatening injuries following a collision involving four vehicles this morning.  Two others, a second man and a woman, are suffering from non life-threatening injuries and were transported to hospital by Medavie Health Services.

Members of the Collision Analyst Unit remain on scene conducting their investigation however it appears one vehicle involved may have disobeyed a stop sign at a high rate of speed, causing a second vehicle to collide with it.  Two other vehicles were also struck following the initial collision.  Members of the Saskatoon Fire were required to extricate one of the victims. 

Motorists are asked to avoid travel in the area until the scene is cleared. 

Theft of copper wire spools - Turtleford RCMP

On Aug. 11, Turtleford RCMP received a complaint of theft of a large amount of copper wire from a rural land location in the RM of Frenchman Butte.

The copper wires are spooled on to wooden spools that are approximately 2 feet in diameter. A total of 10 spools were stolen sometime between 7 p.m. on Aug. 10 to 7 a.m. on Aug. 11. Police continue to investigate this occurrence and are seeking public assistance.

If you have information related to this advisory please call 911 or 310-RCMP.

North Battleford - Fraudulent use of a credit card

Battleford RCMP are seeking the public's assistance in identifying a suspect in the fraudulent use of a credit card at several businesses in North Battleford. On June 26, 2019, the male suspect used a stolen credit card several times throughout the day at several business in North Battleford. Three photos have been attached.
 
If you have information regarding this or any other crime, please contact North Battleford RCMP at 306-446-1720 or if you have information and you wish to remain anonymous in your reporting, please contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), submit a tip via their website: http://saskcrimestoppers.com/ or text in a tip: TIP206 + your tip to CRIMES (274637).

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La Ronge RCMP: Request to locate 31-year-old male

BACKGROUND: 2019-08-08 3:55 pm - La Ronge RCMP are requesting the public’s assistance in locating 31-year-old Tyrell Halkett. There are concerns for his well-being.

He is described as being approximately 6 foot 1 inches tall, weighing approximately 155 lbs. He has blue eyes and short, dark blonde and brown coloured hair.

Tyrell was last seen on Elders Road, in Bell's Point on The Lac La Ronge Indian Reserve on July 20, 2019, at approximately 7:00 p.m. It is believed that he has travelled to Prince Albert or Saskatoon, but these communities cannot be confirmed at this time.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Tyrell Halkett is asked to contact La Ronge RCMP at 306-425-6730 or 310-RCMP. You can also report a tip anonymously at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or www.saskcrimestoppers.com

Saskatoon – Charges laid in death of 68 year old

UPDATE: Members of the Saskatoon Police Service Major Crime Section have charged a 37-year-old Saskatoon man in connection with the August 3rd, 2019 death of 68-year-old Richard Fernuk.

The man was arrested on August 7th, 2019 and is scheduled to appear in Saskatoon Provincial Court this afternoon. He is charged with First Degree Murder, Robbery and Unlawful Confinement.

Investigators do not believe the victim and suspect were known to each other.

BACKGROUND: Members of the Saskatoon Police Service, Major Crime Section are investigating a weekend death as a homicide.

On Aug. 3 at approximately 1:20 p.m., the Saskatoon Police Service attended to an apartment complex in the 2200 block of St. Charles Avenue to check on the welfare of a resident. On entering the apartment patrol officers located the 68-year-old resident Richard Fernuk deceased in his apartment.

Members from the Saskatoon Police Service Major Crime Section and Forensic Identification Section, with assistance from the Saskatchewan Coroners Service, began their investigation. An autopsy was completed on Tuesday, Aug. 6, and Fernuck’s death has been determined to be a homicide. Investigators will not be releasing the cause of death.

Major Crime investigators were able to determine that on evening of Thursday, August 1st, Richard Fernuk after visiting friends was suffering chest pains relating to a preexisting heart condition. Fernuck called 911 and requested an ambulance. At approximately 11 p.m. Fernuk was transported to St. Paul’s Hospital where he was examined and treated. After receiving treatment Fernuk approximately four hours later requested to be voluntarily discharged from St. Pauls Hospital.

On Friday, Aug. 2, at 3:46 a.m. Richard Fernuk is observed on security video leaving St. Paul’s Hospital wearing a sleeveless Saskatchewan Roughriders shirt, jean shorts, sandals, and a black baseball cap with the embroidered letters “RF” on the front. Fernuk was also wearing a St. Paul’s Hospital wrist band on his right wrist and was holding an stainless steel coffee mug.

Major Crime investigators are requesting assisting from the public. If anyone has had contact with Richard Fernuk between 3:46 a.m. on Friday morning and Saturday afternoon they are being asked to contact the Saskatoon Police Service at 306-975-8300 and ask to speak to a Major Crime investigator.

La Ronge RCMP: 21-year-old male located

UPDATE: Brandy Ray Lavallee has been located safe and sound.

BACKGROUND: 2019-07-16 - 10:00 a.m.  La Ronge RCMP is requesting the public’s assistance in locating Brandy Ray Lavallee of La Ronge.

He is described as a 21-year-old male, with medium-length black hair and brown eyes. He is approximately 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighs approximately 160 lbs. Lavallee was last seen wearing a red t-shirt, blue jeans and a black Jordan brand hat. 

The last known contact with Lavallee was on Saturday, July 13, 2019, at approximately 6:40 p.m. He is believed to be in the La Ronge area.

There are concerns for his well-being.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Brandy Ray Lavallee is asked to contact La Ronge RCMP at 306-425-6370 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or www.saskcrimestoppers.com.

Brandy Ray Lavallee
Brandy Ray Lavallee

La Ronge RCMP: Seventh suspect arrested in Air Ronge shooting

UPDATE: Riley Andrew Lariviere (DOB: 1990-05-12) was arrested in Saskatoon on Aug. 5, 2019, by the Saskatoon Police Service. 

Lariviere is being held in custody and is scheduled to make his next court appearance on Aug. 8, 2019, at Provincial court in La Ronge.

BACKGROUND: A sixth suspect has been identified in relation to the Air Ronge shooting. His current location is unknown.

Riley Andrew Lariviere, 29 years old, from Pinehouse, Saskatchewan, has been charged by La Ronge RCMP on July 24, 2019 for his participation in the shooting.

Efforts from police officers to locate him have been unsuccessful to date. La Ronge RCMP is seeking the public’s assistance in locating Riley Andrew Lariviere.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Riley Andrew Lariviere is asked to contact La Ronge RCMP at 306-425-6730, Saskatchewan RCMP at 306-310-RCMP, or CrimeStoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or www.saskcrimestoppers.com.

Riley Andrew Lariviere (1990-05-12) has been charged with the following:

· Reckless discharge of firearm – Section 244.2(a) of the Criminal Code;

· Discharge of a firearm with intent – Section 244 of the Criminal Code;

· Criminal negligence with a firearm causing bodily harm – Section 221 of the Criminal Code;

· Participation in a criminal organization – Section 467.11(1) of the Criminal Code;

· Use of a firearm while committing the indictable offence of reckless discharge of a firearm – Section 85(1)(a) of the Criminal Code;

· Unlawfully causing bodily harm – Section 269 of the Criminal Code;

· Assault with a weapon – Section 267(a) of the Criminal Code;

· Possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose – Section 88 of the Criminal Code;

· Use of a firearm in a careless manner – Section 86(1) of the Criminal Code.

So far, five suspects have been arrested by La Ronge RCMP in relation to this incident.

On January 13, 2019, several shots were fired at a residence in the Air Ronge area. One of the bullets penetrated the walls of the residence and injured a five-year-old child who was inside at the time of the incident.

RCMP White Butte – Located - Youth from Pilot Butte

UPDATE: The person mentioned in the release attached below has been located safe and sound. The RCMP would like to thank all of the media outlets for their assistance in located the missing person.

BACKGROUND: White Butte RCMP is requesting the public’s assistance in locating a 14-year-old male youth from a residence in Pilot Butte.

Vaughn is described as being 5’10” tall with a slender build and weighs approximately 140 lbs. He wears glasses and has medium-length blonde coloured hair on the top, with dark brown coloured hair on the sides.

Vaughn’s last confirmed sighting was on August 1, 2019, at approximately 6:30 a.m. Officers received a report of an individual matching his description travelling north on Tower Road by Kings Park Speedway at approximately 7:30 a.m., wearing jeans and carrying a backpack and a light coloured hoodie over his shoulder.

White Butte RCMP believe that Vaughn may be heading toward Regina, but his exact destination and direction of travel are unknown.

The RCMP are concerned for Vaughn’s well-being. If located or seen, please contact White Butte RCMP at 306-781-5050 or any RCMP detachment at 310-RCMP.

Big River RCMP: Victim identified

UPDATE: The male pedestrian has now been identified.

 Anyone who may have witnessed the collision or has any information about it is urged to contact Big River RCMP at 306-469-2590 or 310-RCMP. To report a tip anonymously, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or www.saskcrimestoppers.com.

BACKGROUND: Big River RCMP are asking for the public’s assistance to identify a male pedestrian who was struck by a motor vehicle on Aug. 3.

Big River RCMP and Big River EMS responded to the accident on Highway 793 on Big River First Nation, SK around 3 a.m.

The unidentified male was air lifted to hospital with undetermined injuries.

The male could be described as:

- Indigenous

- Possibly in his 20’s

- Wearing a grey faded New York Yankees baseball hat

-  Olive green checkered jacket

- Black sweat pants

- Tan brown - Timberland (Timber-dry) high top lace up boots

- A gold watch

The driver remained on scene and the investigation is ongoing.

Anyone who can the identify the male or has information about this accident is asked to contact Big River RCMP at 306-469-2590 or 310-RCMP. To report a tip anonymously, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or www.saskcrimestoppers.com.

 

Lost/stolen boat - Yorkton Detachment

 

The victim had been towing a boat behind a camper trailer in a C-train and had been travelling HWY 9 North of Yorkton in the afternoon on Saturday.The owner was flagged down by another motorist to let him know the boat had come off of the trailer. When the owner traced back his steps, the boat was not to be found.

If you have information related to this advisory please call 911 or 310-RCMP.

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Saskatoon police use CEW on man exposing himself

On August 4, 2019 at approximately 2:40 p.m., the Saskatoon Police Service responded to a downtown parking garage in the 100 block of 1st Avenue South to assist security officers with a male who had been exposing himself to the public.

On arrival, police found the male to still be unclothed and exposing himself as well as he climbed into a small space near a stairwell confining himself. He appeared to be intoxicated by drugs and was behaving erratically. The male had several syringes in both of his hands and made motions with them toward police and himself. Concerned for the safety of everyone involved including the subject, police deployed a conducted energy weapon (CEW). After the first deployment, the male refused to drop the needles and subsequently a second deployment was done.  The male complied at this point and was taken into custody. Medavie Health Services West transported the male to St. Paul’s Hospital where he was treated for minor injuries from the CEW and his high level of intoxication.  He was later transported to Detention.

A 33-year-old male faces charges of indecent exposure, breach of probation and also was arrested on an outstanding warrant for breach of probation.  He will appear before a Justice of the Peace on Monday afternoon.

 

RCMP Smeaton - Located - Missing youth from Candle Lake

UPDATE: Clarice Reynlds has been located safe and sound

BACKGROUND: Smeaton RCMP is requesting the public's assistance in locating 13 year old Clarice Reynolds.

Clarice is described as 5"4' tall with blonde hair and weighs approximately 120 lbs. She may be wearing a grey Adidas sweat suit and a red hoodie/bunny hug.

Clarice was last seen by her grandparents while camping at the Sandy Bay campground in Candle Lake around 10 p.m. the previous night (Saturday the 3rd). Clarice may be travelling back to Prince Albert as that is where she lives.

If you have seen or spoken to Clarice, or if you know her whereabouts, please call the RCMP at 310-RCMP or dial 911.

Saskatoon - Suspicious Death

On Aug. 3, at approximately 1:20 p.m., the Saskatoon Police Service attended to an apartment complex in the 2200 block of St. Charles Avenue to check on the welfare of a resident. On entering the apartment the 68 year old resident was found deceased.

Members from the Saskatoon Police Service, Major Crime Section and Forensic Identification Section in cooperation with the Coroners Service are actively investigating this incident.

An autopsy to determine the cause of death has been ordered by the Office of the Chief Coroner and will take place Tuesday, Aug. 6.

Police are asking anyone that may have information regarding this incident to call the Saskatoon Police Service at 306-975-8300 and ask to speak to a Major Crime investigator or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

 

Pinehouse Lake RCMP - Prisoner escaped from Besnard Lake Correctional Camp

The Pinehouse RCMP is asking for the public’s assistance in locating 29-year-old Thomas Albert Hunt. Hunt went missing from the Besnard Lake Correctional Camp on August 2 before 10 p.m. He may be travelling to the Prince Albert area but this cannot be confirmed.

Thomas Albert Hunt is 29-years-old, is described as around 5 foot 9 inches tall and a medium build with black hair and brown eyes. He has “respect” tattooed on his right forearm and “loyalty” on his right hand. 

If you have information regarding the whereabouts of Thomas Hunt, please contact Pinehouse Lake RCMP Detachment at 306-884-2400 or 310-RCMP. You can also submit your information anonymously through Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or online at crimestoppers.ca.

Thomas Albert Hunt
Thomas Albert Hunt

 

Yorkton: Car crashes into fitness club

Yorkton This Week

On July 31, a car drove through the window and into Ramsay Health and Fitness. Yorkton RCMP and Yorkton Fire Protective Services were on the scene of the crash.

There were no injuries in the crash, which was caused by the driver pressing the wrong pedal said Fire Chief Trevor Morrissey. While the building remains structurally sound, there is extensive damage to both the building itself and the equipment inside.

Photo by Yorkton This Week
Photo by Yorkton This Week

 

Saskatoon RCMP recover body along Black Strap Lake

UPDATE: Earlier this afternoon, Saskatoon RCMP have recovered a body along Black Strap Lake.

The investigation is ongoing with the assistance of the Saskatchewan Coroners Service.

BACKGROUND: The Saskatchewan and Manitoba RCMP Underwater Recovery Team have completed their searches last night to locate the 36-year-old male who had gone missing while operating a Jet Ski on July 27. Their search efforts have produced negative results.

Based on the evidence gathered to date, the male is presumed drowned. Victim Services have been engaged and are providing support to the family.

Saskatoon RCMP will continue patrolling the north shoreline of Black Strap Lake (north of the bridge) until recovery efforts are complete.  

Boat launches have been reopened and regular boat trafficking has been resumed.

Assiniboia RCMP - Warning - Possible Fentanyl-Laced Drugs

The Assiniboia RCMP have reason to believe some of the illicit drugs within the community are being laced with fentanyl.

On March 10, at approximately 5:25 p.m., Assiniboia RCMP responded to a report of a sudden death at a residence in the town of Assiniboia. When officers attended the scene, they located a deceased adult male. Shortly after, local EMS arrived and pronounced the man dead at the scene

Recently confirmed evidence has led investigators to believe that the consumption of cocaine, laced with fentanyl, is what caused the death. Public safety is a concern in a situation like this. Therefore, Saskatchewan RCMP wish to warn the public of the dangers of consuming illicit drugs. Street drugs are often sold as one thing but often end up containing other dangerous substances such as fentanyl.

Fentanyl is known to have been mixed with other drugs such as heroin and cocaine. It has also been used in tablets made to look like prescription drugs. It is odourless, tasteless, and hard to detect.

The particular fentanyl-laced drug responsible for the death of a man in Assiniboia may still be circulating in Saskatchewan. The general public across Saskatchewan should remain vigilant, in particular those involved in with illicit drugs.

Contact with any amount of fentanyl should be completely avoided and police should be notified. If any member of the public finds illicit drugs they are concerned may contain fentanyl or carfentanil, they should leave the area and immediately call 911. Do not handle or touch them. Do not bring them to your local RCMP Detachment.

If you suspect an overdose, call 911 immediately.

For more information about Fentanyl, visit:  http://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/en/what-is-fentanyl and https://www.canada.ca/en/health-canada/services/substance-use/controlled-illegal-drugs/fentanyl.html.

 

Morse RCMP – Unstamped tobacco seizure

On June 30, at 8:05 a.m., Morse RCMP officers stopped an Ontario plated vehicle in the town of Herbert. As a result of the stop, a large amount of unstamped tobacco products from Ontario were located and seized, along with small quantities of amphetamine, cannabis and open alcohol.

The driver of the vehicle, a 26–year-old Ottawa man, was arrested for offences under the Traffic Safety Act, the Excise Act, the Criminal Code, and the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act and faces several charges. The male will make his first court appearance July 31 in Swift Current.

Saskatoon – 16 year old charged after domestic stabbing

A 16-year-old male is facing several charges after a domestic dispute became violent.  

At approximately 4 a.m., July 30, police were called to a home in the 700 block of McCormack Road.  They located two people at the scene, a 67 year old man and a 14 year old male, suffering from stab wounds.  Two females, ages 40 and 16,  were also at the scene suffering from injuries consistent with a physical beating.  Police located and took the 16 year old male into custody without incident.  

The teen is now facing charges of: Aggravated Assault (x2), Assault (x2) and Uttering Threats (x2).  The victims were either treated and released or are recovering in hospital from their injuries.

La Loche RCMP - Two wanted males now located and in custody

UPDATE: Ronald Gordon Park and Cody Blake Robertson have been located.

All three males involved in this incident are now in custody and will be appearing at the La Loche Provincial Court on August 2, 2019.

29-year-old Ronald Gordon Park and 25-year-old Cody Blake Robertson have been charged with the following:

Assault with a weapon, Section 267(a) of the Canadian Criminal Code;

Point a firearm, Section 87(2) of the Canadian Criminal Code;

Careless use of firearm, Section 86(1) of the Canadian Criminal Code;

Intentional discharge of firearm, Section 244.2(3) of the Canadian Criminal Code.

BACKGROUND:

CORRECTION: At the time of the incident, there were on adult female and one adult male inside the parked vehicle. One of the males on the ATV pointed a firearm at the male passenger of the car.

BACKGROUND: On July 29, La Loche RCMP received a report that a firearm had been discharged towards a vehicle that was parked outside of a business in La Loche.

At the time of the incident, there were two adult females inside the parked vehicle when it was approached by three males who had arrived at the scene on an ATV. After a brief verbal exchange between the two parties, one of the males pointed a firearm at one of the females. The females then fled the scene and heard what they believed was a gunshot as they were driving away.

No injuries have been reported to police.

Three individuals were identified as suspects in relation to this incident. One is currently in custody.

23 year-old Troy Toulejour (DOB: 1995-11-17) was arrested and charged with the following offences under the Criminal Code (CC):

- Assault, Sec. 266 CC

- Assault with a weapon, Sec. 267(a) CC

- Two counts, point firearm, Sec. 87(2) CC

- Careless use of firearm, Sec. 86(1) CC

- Reckless discharge of firearm, Sec. 244.2(3) CC

- Operate vehicle while prohibited, Sec. 320.18(1)(a) CC

Toulejour has been remanded and will make his first appearance in La Loche Provincial Court on August 1, 2019.

29 year-old Ronald Gordon Park and 25 year-old Cody Blake Robertson of La Loche, SK are both wanted on warrant status. Police continue their efforts to locate them.

Both are considered armed and dangerous. They should not be approached.

Park is described as being approximately 5’8” tall, weighing 175 lbs, with black hair and brown eyes.

Robertson is described as being approximately 5’5” tall, weighing 140 lbs, with black hair and brown eyes.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Ronald Gordon Park or Cody Blake Robertson is asked to call 911 immediately, 310-RCMP or their local RCMP Detachment or police service.

RCMP Prince Albert - Manslaughter charges laid.

On July 28, 2019 police from the Prince Albert Detachment were called to the East View Trailer Court for a report of an unresponsive male at one of the residences.

The police located Dennis Hyman deceased in a residence. More police resources were called to the residence to assist with the investigation, including RCMP Major Crimes Unit North, Prince Albert General Investigation Services, and Prince Albert and Tisdale Forensic Identification Service. A forensic autopsy is scheduled for July 30 in Saskatoon.

Charged with manslaughter is Lucinda Rose Smith (dob 1972-09-04).  Her first court appearance is July 30, 2019 at Provincial Court in Prince Albert.

Prince Albert RCMP - Located - Missing 16-year-old male near Christopher Lake

UPDATE: Charles Laliberte has been located safe and sound.

BACKGROUND: Prince Albert RCMP is seeking the public’s assistance in locating Charles Laliberte.

He is described as a 16-year-old male with short black hair and brown eyes. Charles is of slim build, measures approximately 168 cm (5'6") and weighs approximately 54 kg (120 lbs). He was last seen on July 19, 2019, wearing a grey and orange hoodie, grey sweat pants and a white t-shirt.

Charles was last seen north of Christopher Lake along Highway 2 at approximately 1:30 a.m. It is believed he may be trying to get to Ile-a-la-Crosse.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Charles Laliberte is asked to contact Prince Albert RCMP at 306-765-5500, Saskatchewan RCMP at 306-310-RCMP (7267) or CrimeStoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or www.saskcrimestoppers.com.

Search for missing person in Black Strap Lake continues

On July 27, 2019, at approximately 8:45 p.m., Saskatoon RCMP responded to the report of a 36-year-old male who went missing while operating a personal watercraft on Black Strap Lake. He was the lone occupant of the watercraft.

Search efforts began immediately with Dundurn Fire and Rescue, STARS air ambulance, Saskatoon Police Service Air Support and Saskatoon Fire who assisted in locating the male. Initial recovery efforts were unsuccessful due to darkness and strong winds.

The Manitoba RCMP Underwater Recovery Team has been called to assist and began their search today on July 29.

Saskatoon RCMP will remain on scene at the far north end of Black Strap Lake (north of the bridge) until recovery efforts are complete. For the duration of the search, they are restricting boat trafficking at the north end of Black Strap Lake. Officers request the public to use alternate boat launches to provide sufficient space for the setup of the resources required to conduct the search.

Saskatoon – Man charged after exposing himself to care residents

Following an investigation by the Saskatoon Police Service Sex Crime Unit a 72 year old Saskatoon man has been charged with two counts of sexual assault and one count of breach of probation in connection with an incident at a Saskatoon care facility in the 100 block of Wellman Crescent. 

The accused was scheduled to appear in Saskatoon Provincial Court this morning.  He was charged following an incident on March 13, 2019 in which two women ages 78 and 86, were located in a bathroom with a man who was exposing himself. The victims, who are in a vulnerable state, are residents of the facility.

The charged man is not a resident of the facility.

RCMP Melville – Located - Paralyzed person missing from mud bogging event

UPDATE: Zachary Zentner has been found safe and sound

BACKGROUND: Melville RCMP is seeking the public’s assistance in locating 22-year-old Zachary Zentner of Roblin, Manitoba. 

Zachary was attending a mud bogging event at the Filthy Redneck Country Club, located 4.5 kilometres south of Waldron and 750 metres east of Highway 9.

Zachary was last seen driving a 2016 blue Polaris RZR side-by-side all-terrain vehicle at the event on Saturday, July 27, 2019 at 3:00 pm.

Zachary is paralyzed from the chest down. He requires the usage of a wheel chair to move around. He did not have it with him while driving his ATV. He is therefore not mobile if his vehicle broke down in a remote area.

It is believed he may be as a far as the extended area of Stockholm, Saskatchewan, but this has not been confirmed.

The side-by-side all-terrain vehicle he was driving has been modified with hand controls.

Melville RCMP, civilian SAR, CASARA, family members and volunteers continue to search the area for Zachary.

Anyone with any information about the whereabouts of Zachary Zentner is urged to contact Melville RCMP at 306-728-1700, Saskatchewan RCMP at 306-310-RCMP (7267) or CrimeStoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or www.saskcrimestoppers.com.

Saskatoon – man with life-threatening injuries gets himself to hospital

A 31 year old Saskatoon man is facing a charge of aggravated assault following an weekend incident and an investigation by members of the Targeted Enforcement Section.

On July 28, 2019 Police were called to St. Paul's Hospital where a 49 year old man was suffering from life threatening injuries.  The man had self-admitted on July 27, 2019.  Upon further investigation officers learned that the man had been assaulted at a home in the 600 block of 28th Street West.  Investigators located and arrested the 31 year old man at the scene.

Saskatoon - Five Arrested - Stolen Vehicle/Firearm – 80 charges

Two women and three men are in custody following an evade police incident involving a stolen vehicle and numerous weapons.

At approximately 3:30 a.m., July 29, 2019 a patrol officer spotted a stolen Buick Regal at Avenue D and 23rd Street West.  A traffic stop was attempted but the occupants in the stolen vehicle refused to stop and evaded the officer.  The Air Support Unit was able to locate the vehicle from the air and witnessed it stop on Avenue R North where a passenger fled the vehicle and threw items over a fence.  The vehicle proceeded to the 2500 block of 33rd Street West where two more passengers fled the vehicle.  The stolen auto then stopped at Wedge Road and 33rd Street before fleeing again when Patrol Officers attempted to stop it.  They were successful in utilizing a tire deflation device, however the vehicle continued to travel outside the city limits until it was forced into a ditch by officers.  

Officers were able to locate and arrest the fleeing suspects and locate loaded firearms, knives, hatchets, bear mace, ammunition, cell phones and drug paraphernalia.  

The women, ages 22 and 36 year and three men, ages 25, 26 and 27, are all facing approximately 80 charges including evade police, dangerous driving and firearm related charges.  

 

Saskatoon – caught with knife in staff break area

On July 28, 2019 at 2:18a.m., the Saskatoon Police Service attended to 103 Hospital Dr to assist Security Officers who had a male in custody for having a knife on him outside in the staff break area.

When patrol officers arrived, they also located a sawed off rifle in the back pack belonging to the 24 year old male suspect along with a knife and bolt cutters.  The suspect was arrested without incident and will see a Justice of the Peace tonight.  He is facing numerous firearm and weapons related charges, breaches and possession of break and enter tools.

 

Trailer thefts - Davidson - Craik RCMP

From the RCMP Saskatchewan Crime Watch Advisory Network: In the past 3 weeks there have been two trailer thefts in Davidson. July 4, 2019 a 16 foot black transport trailer with Sask plate 715LCT was stolen overnight from Young Equipment in Davidson. On July 25, 2019 a white 30 foot Springdale camper trailer with Sask plate 327KEL was stolen from Fast Toys for Boys lot in Davidson. Police continue to investigate these occurrences and are asking public assistance in these matters.

If you have information related to this advisory please call 9 1 1 or 310-RCMP.

 

Fort Qu’Appelle RCMP - Update - Suspect involved in two armed robberies located

UPDATE: Jarrett Poitras has been located. He is scheduled to appear in Provincial Court in Regina on Monday, July 29, at 9:30 a.m.

Fort Qu’Appelle RCMP – Looking for suspect in two armed robberies of same place

BACKBROUND: Fort Qu’Appelle RCMP is looking for Jarrett Poitras in relation to an armed robbery at the “Stop N Go” and a break and enter into a residence that both occurred on July 23, 2019, in Muscowpetung First Nation, Saskatchewan.

Jarrett Poitras was involved as well with Jere Pinacie in another robbery at the same “Stop N Go” on March 4, 2019.

Jarrett Poitras hasn’t been seen since July 23, 2019. Fort Qu’Appelle RCMP officers believe Jarrett Poitras is considered to be armed and dangerous. He is not to be approached. If you see him, please call 911.    

Relating to the July 23, 2019, incidents, Jarrett Poitras (DOB: 1994-01-14) of Muscowpetung First Nation is charged with the following offences under the Canadian Criminal Code:

- Robbery with Firearm, Sec. 344(1)(a.1);

- Possession of Firearm Contrary to Order, Sec. 117.01(1);

- Pointing a Firearm, Sec. 87;

- Use Firearm in Commission of Offence, Sec. 85(1)(a);

- Careless use of Firearm, Sec. 86(1);

- Unauthorized Possession of Firearm, Sec. 91(1);

- Possession of Firearm in Motor Vehicle, Sec. 94;

- Disguise with Intent, Sec. 351(1);

- Possession of Weapon for Dangerous Purpose, Sec. 88;

- Break and Enter and Steal Firearm, Sec. 98; and

- Break and Enter and Commit Theft, Sec. 348(1)(b).

A second suspect involved in the July 23, 2019 incidents was arrested by the Regina Police Service on July 24, 2019. Michael Ethan Obey (DOB: 1998-05-23) of Regina has been charged with the following offences under the Canadian Criminal Code:

- Robbery with Firearm, Sec. 344(1)(a.1);

- Possession of Firearm Contrary to Order, Sec. 117.01(1);

- Pointing a Firearm, Sec. 87;

- Use Firearm in Commission of Offence, Sec. 85(1)(a);

- Careless use of Firearm, Sec. 86(1);

- Unauthorized Possession of Firearm, Sec. 91(1);

- Possession of Firearm in Motor Vehicle, Sec. 94;

- Disguise with Intent, Sec. 351(1);

- Possession of Weapon for Dangerous Purpose, Sec. 88;

- Break and Enter and Steal Firearm, Sec. 98;

- Break and Enter and Commit Theft, Sec. 348(1)(b); and

- Drive while Prohibited, Sec. 259(4).

Michael Ethan Obey is currently in custody and is scheduled to appear in Provincial Court in Regina on July 25, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. 

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Jarrett Poitras is asked to please call Fort Qu’Appelle RCMP at 306-332-2222 or Saskatchewan RCMP 310-RCMP (310-7267). For anonymous tips, contact Saskatchewan Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or www.saskcrimestoppers.com.

 

Melfort RCMP request assistance locating missing 38-year-old man

UPDATE: Christopher Neilsen has been located safe and sound.

BACKGROUND: Melfort RCMP are asking for public assistance in locating Christopher Neilsen who was reported missing on July 23. He was last seen by his family on July 22 around 7:15 p.m. in Melfort.

Christopher is described as being a 38-year-old male with brown eyes, brown hair, a brown beard, approximately 5'9" tall and weighing approximately 180 lbs.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Christopher Neilsen is asked to contact their nearest police service, Melfort RCMP at 306-752-6420 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or www.saskcrimestoppers.com.

Shooting in Saskatoon, not life threatening

At approximately 300 a.m. police were called to a young male who had been shot while in the 100 block of Ave X South. Wound was to the male’s leg and not believed to be life threatening. Investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information is asked to call Saskatoon Police Service at 306-975-8300 or Saskatoon Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

 

Ponteix RCMP – Missing toddler found

UPDATE: Courtlund Alcide Stuart Barrington-Moss has been located safe and sound by local search volunteers.

Thank you to everyone who assisted in locating Courtlund.

 

BACKGROUND: On July 22, at 9 p.m., Ponteix RCMP Detachment received a report of a missing male toddler, two-year-old Courtlund Alcide Stuart Barrington-Moss. Investigators were advised the child was last seen while attending a family gathering at the farm immediately north of the village of Aneroid, just north of the Aneroid junction. This property is the first farm on the grid road after the town of Aneroid and is located on the west-side of the grid road.  This grid road is one mile east of Highway 609 and does not have a number.

Family members advised RCMP officers they immediately searched the area surrounding the house and yard and all outbuildings on the farm as soon as the child was missing.  Investigators from Ponteix and Assiniboia RCMP Detachments joined the search efforts and requested the assistance of the RCMP Police Dog from Swift Current RCMP and additional officers from the Swift Current RCMP Detachment, including an RCMP Remotely Piloted Aircraft utilizing FLIR technology.  STARS also assisted with the air search and local Ministry of Environment officers assisted with the ground search.

Ponteix RCMP are asking land owners in the area surrounding the village of Aneroid to search their properties and outbuildings for either the child, the clothes he was wearing or anything that has been moved or seems to be out of place.

The missing child is described as 3 feet tall with blonde hair and blue eyes.  He was wearing navy blue shorts, a blue/grey t-shirt with an orange sasquatch on the front, grey Van’s runners with velcro closures.

Anyone with information is asked to call 911, the Ponteix RCMP at 306-625-6400 or 310-RCMP.

 

Melfort - Three vehicles collide waiting for train

Jessica R. Durling / Humboldt Journal

MELFORT — Three vehicles collided while waiting for a train to pass near Melfort over the weekend.

On July 20, at 3:35 pm, Melfort Fire and Rescue responded to a report of a three vehicle collision near the intersection of Highway 3 and Highway 41A.

“Traffic was stopped on both sides waiting for the train to cross the intersection,” said Jason Everitt, Melfort’s fire chief. “One vehicle failed to stop and collided with vehicles that were stopped already, waiting for the train to cross.

“It hit the last vehicle that was parked, pushing that vehicle to the one in front of it.”

None of the vehicles collided with the train.

Crews established a safe work area and traffic control measures,

Canadian National Railway (CN) crews split the train to allow for the passage of emergency vehicles.

“CN staff actually stopped the train and broke the train apart to clear the intersection for emergency vehicles. So that was greatly appreciated.”

Paramedics assessed all occupants and transported two to hospital with minor injuries. Other occupants were assessed and released at the scene.

One vehicle was towed from the scene.

Fort Qu’Appelle RCMP looking for armed robbery suspects

The Fort Qu’Appelle RCMP is requesting assistance in locating two wanted individuals.

On March 4, 2019 at 6:45pm on the Muscowpetung First Nation, a male and female entered the Stop ‘n Go convenience store armed with a shotgun and machete. The suspects stole money and tobacco products before fleeing the area. No one was injured during the incident.

After a lengthy investigation, the Fort Qu’Appelle RCMP have charged two individuals.

Jarrett Poitras (1994-01-14) of Muscowpetung First Nation, is charged with the following offences:

- Robbery with Firearm Section 344(1)(a.1) Criminal Code

- Possession of Firearm Contrary to Order Section 117.01(1) Criminal Code

- Pointing a Firearm Section 87 Criminal Code

- Use Firearm in Commission of Offence Section 85(1)(a) Criminal Code

- Careless use of Firearm Section 86(1) Criminal Code

- Unauthorized Possession of Firearm Section 91(1) Criminal Code

- Possession of Firearm in Motor Vehicle Section 94 Criminal Code

- Disguise with Intent Section 351(1) Criminal Code

- Possession of Weapon for Dangerous Purpose Section 88 Criminal Code

Jere Pinacie (1992-03-17) of Muskowekwan First Nation, is charged with the following offences:

- Armed Robbery Section 344(1)(b) Criminal Code

- Disguise with Intent Section 351(1) Criminal Code

- Possession of Weapon for Dangerous Purpose Section 88 Criminal Code

Jere Pinacie is described as Indigenous, 5’8” feet tall and about 120lbs.  Jarrett Poitras is described as Indigenous, 5’10” feet tall and about 220lbs.

Jere Pinacie is known to frequent Regina and Muskowekwan First Nation. Jarrett Poitras is known to frequent Muscowpetung First Nation and Regina.

If you have any information regarding the whereabouts of Jere Pinacie or Jarrett Poitras, please contact the Fort Qu’Appelle RCMP at 306-332-2222, your local RCMP/Police Detachment or call 911. You may also call Saskatchewan Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), through SaskTel at *8477, or submit a tip online at www.saskcrimestoppers.com

Onion Lake RCMP - Crystal meth and cocaine seized during arrest

From July 16 to 19, 2019, the Saskatchewan RCMP Crime Reduction Team (CRT) deployed to the Onion Lake RCMP area.

The CRT assists detachments by focussing on capturing prolific offenders, repeat offenders and gang members as well as on addressing any other issues the detachment area may face.

On July 18, 2019, officers from the Saskatchewan RCMP CRT and Onion Lake RCMP noticed several individuals outside a residence in the community of Onion Lake. The officers attended the residence to inquire about an individual who was wanted by police on numerous warrants relating to crimes against the person and firearm offences. The people present denied having any knowledge of the individual’s whereabouts.

While searching the area, officers located a male matching the description of the individual hiding in tall grasses. The individual, a 35-year-old male, was arrested. During the arrest, cocaine, cannabis, methamphetamine and a quantity of Canadian currencies were seized.

As a result, Philip Scott Heathen (1983-08-02) was charged with the following:

- Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking – Cocaine,

- Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking – Methamphetamine,

 - Obstruction - False Name,

- Bring Firearm to Public Meeting,

- Occupy Motor Vehicle with Firearm,

- Assault with a Weapon,

- Fail to Comply with Undertaking,

- Possession of Property Obtained by Crime,

- Breach Recognizance,

- Assault of a peace officer,

- Resisting arrest.

Philip Scott Heathen will make his next court appearance on July 22, 2019, at Lloydminster Provincial Court.

Saskatoon Police - River Rescue

On July 19, 2019, at approximately 10:35 p.m., Saskatoon Police Service Patrol officers, the Police and Crisis Team (PACT), the Saskatoon Fire Department and Medavie Health Services West responded to the report of a female in the river near the University Bridge.

Patrol officers initially arrived on scene to observe that there was in fact a female in the river. The fire department deployed a rescue boat and retrieved the female from the water.

Through investigation it is believed that the female had purposely jumped off the University Bridge in a self-harm attempt. Approximately 30 minutes prior, Police had received a call to the 500 block of 25th Street East regarding the same female threatening to cause herself self-harm with a knife. She fled the area at that time and had not been located.

The 42-year-old female received medical treatment at the scene and was transported to Royal University Hospital for further assessment. Her injuries are believed to be minor.

Prince Albert RCMP – Charge laid in suspicious death at Sturgeon Lake

UPDATE: Ryan Kyle Daniels, a 40-year-old male from Sturgeon Lake First Nation, is charged with manslaughter in relation to the death of 48-year-old Darwin Naytowhow, also from Sturgeon Lake First Nation.

Ryan Kyle Daniels made his first court appearance in Prince Albert Provincial Court today at 9:30 a.m. and will be held in custody until his next court appearance in Prince Albert Provincial Court on July 25, 2019, at 10:00 am. 

BACKGROUND: On July 14, Prince Albert RCMP and EMS responded to a call for assistance of an unresponsive male at a residence on Sturgeon Lake First Nation.

EMS declared the male deceased upon arrival. Preliminary investigation has determined the cause of death to be suspicious.

Saskatchewan RCMP Major Crime Unit South are conducting the investigation with the assistance of Prince Albert and Tisdale Forensic Identification Section and the Saskatchewan Coroners Service. 

Residents of the Sturgeon Lake First Nation will notice an increased police presence in the area. At this point in the investigation, it is believed that there is no threat to public safety.

An autopsy is scheduled for July 18 in Saskatoon. The family of the deceased male has been informed.

The investigation is ongoing.

UPDATE: Prince Albert RCMP - LOCATED - Missing 24-year-old man - Muskoday First Nation

Prince Albert RCMP have announced Waylon Daniels has been located safe and sound.

BACKGROUND: Prince Albert RCMP is seeking the public's assistance in locating Waylon Daniels. 

He is described as a 24-year-old man with black hair and brown eyes. He is of slender build, measures 6 feet 4 inches (1,96 m), weighs approximately 175 lbs (80 kg) and has a tattoo on the side of his neck. He may have fresh cuts on his forehead or the front of his head. He was last seen on July 8, 2019 wearing black pants and a black top. 

Waylon Daniels went missing from the Muskoday First Nation, SK, on Monday, July 8, 2019 at approximately 6:30 a.m. It is believed he may be in a wooded area of the Muskoday First Nation. 

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Waylon Daniels is asked to contact Prince Albert RCMP at 306-765-5500, Saskatchewan RCMP at 306-310-RCMP, or CrimeStoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or www.saskcrimestoppers.com.

Humboldt RCMP – Drug manufacturing ring suspected

On July 18 2019 at Humboldt and Lanigan RCMP executed a search warrant at a residence in the 600 block of 14th street in Humboldt. Humboldt Fire, Humboldt EMS, along with members from the Saskatoon RCMP Federal Serious Organized Crime unit assisted with the search, and safety on scene.

The search commenced at approximately 10:00 am and is expected to continue into the early evening hours. The team is investigating and disassembling what is believed to be a clandestine drug manufacturing operation.

Traffic in the area has been restricted for public safety, and will continue to be until the search is completed. It is anticipated traffic will be restored to normal early this evening. RCMP advise that there is no danger to the public, and this matter is being handled by professionals.

At this time no charges have been laid, but the matter is still under investigation.

Updates will be provided at as they become available.

If you have information about this or any other crime, please contact Humboldt RCMP at 306-682-2535 or you may contact Saskatchewan Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or submit a tip online at www.saskcrimestoppers.com.

Saskatoon Police – 476 charges among 14 people – weapons and drugs

Fourteen people are facing 476 charges following a search warrant executed by Saskatoon Police.

Officers had reason to believe that a number of people in a residence in the 200 block of Avenue W South, were in possession of prohibited weapons and also may be involved in drug trafficking. A search warrant was executed at approximately 8:00 p.m., July 16, 2019. Numerous types of weapons and drugs were located in the home including:

- 35 grams of cocaine

- 99 ecstasy pills

- 22 packages of shatter

- 4 loaded firearms and associated ammunition

- Approximately $1650 in cash

The 14 people arrested range in age from 13 to 33. Eleven of the people charged are youth.

BACKGROUND: On July 16, 2019 at approximately 8:00 p.m., a Search Warrant was executed at a residence in the 200 block of Avenue W South by the Guns and Gangs Unit, assisted by Patrol, Canine, Tactical Support, and Crisis Negotiators.

Pedestrian and vehicular traffic on Avenue W South and 21st Street West was temporarily restricted during the event. Those restrictions have now been lifted.

A number of persons were taken into custody as part of the investigation. Further updates will be provided as they become available.

Saskatoon - Homicide Charges Laid  

UPDATE: A 32-year-old Moose Jaw man is facing a 2nd degree murder in the death of 52-year-old Noreen Moore. The male was arrested on July 17, 2019 by members of the Saskatoon Police Service Major Crime Section, in cooperation with the Moose Jaw Police Service.  The accused is scheduled to appear in Saskatoon Provincial Court this morning.

BACKGROUND: Saskatoon Police are now investigating Friday's suspicious death as a homicide. 

The victim is a 52-year-old woman. An autopsy has been scheduled for Wednesday, July 10, 2019. 

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call Police at 306-975-8300 and ask to speak to a member of the Major Crimes Section, or call Crime Stoppers.

Investigators do not believe the two homicides from Friday are connected in any way. 

This is Saskatoon's 9th homicide of 2019.

UPDATE: RCMP-issued firearm stolen from unmarked vehicle – constable charged

2019-07-17 - 12:30 p.m. - In August 2018, the Saskatoon Police Service investigated the theft of an RCMP-issued firearm and its ammunition from inside an unmarked RCMP vehicle parked in Saskatoon. During its investigation, Saskatoon Police Service was able to recover the stolen firearm and ammunition and return them to the Saskatchewan RCMP.

Following the theft, the RCMP officer responsible for the firearm was placed on administrative duties and an internal RCMP Code of Conduct investigation was initiated. As a result of the conduct investigation, corrective measures were imposed on the officer.

Since then, the officer has returned to operational duties.

The Saskatoon Police Service also investigated the circumstances surrounding the storage of the firearm and laid charges against the officer.

RCMP Constable Shannon Drall was charged with Unsafe Storage of a Restricted Firearm contravening Section 6 of the Storage, Display, Transportation and Handling of Firearms by Individuals Regulations, contrary to Section 86(2) of the Canadian Criminal Code.

Constable Drall will appear in the Saskatoon Provincial Court on July 17, 2019 at 2 p.m.

BACKGROUND - 2018-08-09
8:40 p.m. - At approximately 8 a.m. on Thursday, August 9, 2018, it was discovered that an RCMP issued firearm and ammunition were stolen from inside an unmarked RCMP vehicle. The vehicle was parked at a business in Saskatoon when it was broken into sometime overnight.

The firearm is a 9mm Smith & Wesson 5946, serial number BDX1238. It is silver in colour with a black grip and has an RCMP image etched on the side.

The Saskatchewan RCMP are advising members of the public to refrain from handling the firearm and call 911 immediately if it is found.

Saskatoon Police Service is investigating the theft of this firearm. Therefore, we are unable to speak to the ongoing theft investigation.

The RCMP is also conducting an internal review of the circumstances that lead up to and contributed to the theft of the firearm. Further updates will be provided as they become available.

Melfort RCMP: Still looking for missing 63-year-old man

2019-07-17- 8:45 a.m. - Melfort RCMP are requesting the public’s assistance in locating Charles Butler-Grace from Naicam.

He is described as a 63-year-old male with short, white and grey hair and green eyes. He is approximately 5 feet 11 inches tall. He was last seen wearing dark navy blue or black coloured clothing, a “skull cap” with a yellow decoration and was carrying a black guitar case, dark medium-sized duffle bag and a small backpack.

Butler-Grace left his residence in Naicam in the morning of Friday, May 10, 2019. He was believed to be hitch-hiking towards Saskatoon and/or Alberta and was last seen in the Humboldt area on Highway 5.

Butler-Grace has made no contact with family since his departure. There is a concern for his well-being.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Charles Butler-Grace is asked to contact their nearest police service, Melfort RCMP at (306) 752-6420, or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or www.saskcrimestoppers.com.

Charles Butler-Grace
Charles Butler-Grace
Saskatoon police seek suspect – robbery with violence

Saskatoon Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying and locating a male responsible for an armed robbery this morning.

On July 16, 2019, at approximately 2:30 a.m., patrol officers were dispatched to a convenience store in the 200 block of Pendygrasse Road for a robbery that had just occurred. Upon arrival, officers located a male employee suffering from serious injuries. The 20-year-old victim was transported to hospital.

Officers learned that at 2:16 a.m., a male suspect entered the store, attempted to make a purchase, then exited the store. The suspect returned at 2:25 a.m., with his face now concealed. He was also carrying a pipe with a blade taped on the end of it. He assaulted the victim behind the till before fleeing on foot.

The suspect is described as being in his late teens to early twenties standing approximately 5’7” in height. He wore a black bunnyhug with red lettering on the back and left sleeve. He was also wearing a red Chicago Bulls hat and a black balaclava over his face.

If anyone has information on this incident, please call the Saskatoon Police Service at 306-975-8300 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

Guilty pleas entered in connection with child pornography case

Estevan Mercury - July 15, 2019

An individual charged in a child pornography case earlier this spring has pleaded guilty to two of the three charges he was facing. Brian Christopher Leibel pleaded guilty to two of the three charges he was facing.

Brian Christopher Leibel pleaded guilty to possession of child pornography and accessing child pornography Monday in Estevan Provincial Court on Monday.

A third charge, of transmission of child pornography, was stayed.

Leibel was present in court. His lawyer David Hickie entered the pleas on Leibel’s behalf.

The Saskatchewan Internet Child Exploitation (ICE) Unit announced in April it had charged Leibel with child pornography offences regarding two complaints in December involving a user sharing child pornography through a popular social media application.

Members of the Saskatchewan ICE Unit and the Estevan Police Service (EPS) executed a search warrant at a residence in Estevan on Feb. 14, and found what they described as child pornography. A cellular phone and other computer devices were seized for further forensic analysis.

Leibel was arrested at the residence, charged and later released on numerous conditions.

Sentencing will occur on Aug. 19.

Saskatoon - Suspicious Male/Break and Enter

Saskatoon Police are investigating an incident in which a woman woke up on the weekend, to find an unknown man in her home.

At approximately 5:00 a.m., July 13, 2019, Police were called to the home in the 1100 block of 6th Street East.  The female resident reported that she had woken up to an unknown man standing in her bedroom.  The man then undressed and touched himself in a sexual manner.  The woman struck the man several times in the face before successfully pushing him out of her residence.  An SPS Canine track did not result in any arrest.  The victim was not physically injured during the incident.  

The suspect is described as between 50 and 60 years of age, balding with white hair and a white beard.  He may have some marks on his face from the altercation with the victim.  

Anyone with information is asked to contact the SPS at 306-975-8300.

Saskatoon - Deceased man pulled from river
 
On July 14, 2019 at 12:21 p.m., the Saskatoon Police Service began to receive reports of a person floating in the South Saskatchewan River in the vicinity of the Circle Drive South/Gordie Howe Bridge.
 
Police, assisted by members of the Saskatoon Fire Department, moved into the area to search.
 
Citizens who were already on the River in their personal watercraft, located the 27-year-old male and brought him to shore. He was pronounced deceased at the scene.
 
There is no indication of foul play. The investigation is now under the jurisdiction of the Saskatchewan Coroners Service.
 

Next-of-Kin has been notified.

Warman RCMP – Charges laid for child’s 2018 death

Warman RCMP have charged a driver for a fatal collision last year, citing alcohol impairment.

On Friday, Dec. 21, 2018, at approximately 6:40 p.m., Warman RCMP attended the scene of a head-on two-vehicle collision on Highway 305 and Highway 11 near Warman. A white half-ton truck was travelling along Highway 305, when it was struck by a blue half-ton truck.

There were three occupants in the white truck. Two of them were transported to a hospital with undetermined injuries. The third passenger of that truck, an 11-year-old girl, was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The adult male driver and lone occupant of the blue truck was also transported to a hospital with undetermined injuries.

Warman RCMP have laid nine charges against 32-year-old (1986-09-19) Anthony McClelland under the Criminal Code, which include:

Operating a motor vehicle while impaired by alcohol, Section 320.14(1)(a);

Driving with a blood alcohol concentration that exceeds 80 MG; Section 320.14(1)(b);

Impaired operation causing bodily harm, Section 320. 14(2); and

Impaired driving causing death, Section 320.14(3). 

Anthony McClelland made his first court appearance on Wednesday, July 10, in the Saskatoon Provincial Court and is scheduled to reappear in court on Aug. 7.

Saskatoon – Witnesses direct police to suspect van (children and drug paraphernalia inside)

37 year old woman and a 25 year old man are in custody following a dangerous driving incident that resulted in a number of hit and run collisions.

At approximately 5:15 p.m., July 11, 2019, Police received a report of a hit and run at the intersection of Faithfull Avenue and 51st Street.  A vehicle was rear ended by a purple minivan while stopped at the traffic lights.  The minivan then fled the scene.  Witnesses followed the vehicle and alerted Police.  The vehicle proceeded to make it's way to Highway 16 and Auction Road while being driven erratically and striking other vehicles in the process.  A male was witnessed jumping from the vehicle and fleeing on foot.  The SPS Air Support Unit was able to spot the man from the air and direct ground units to his location where he was arrested.  The minivan changed direction and headed back into the city where Patrol officers located it in a parking lot of a hotel on Circle Drive.  The 37 year old female driver was arrested at the scene.  Upon further investigation officers determined three children were in the mini van during the incident.  They also located a number of items believed to be connected to an earlier shoplifting incident at a drug store on Primrose Drive, and found the woman to be in possession of needles and other drug paraphernalia.  

No one was injured during the incident.  

The woman is now facing charges of Dangerous Operation of a Motor Vehicle and Breach of Probation.  The male was arrested on outstanding warrants from Prince Albert.  Further charges are pending.

Saskatoon - Drug Investigation – Arrests for meth trafficking

The Saskatoon Police Service Drug Unit has completed an investigation into crystal methamphetamine and GHB trafficking. 

At approximately 6:45 p.m., on July 10, 2019, a traffic stop was initiated by members of the Tactical Support Unit and Patrol near 22nd Street West and Whitney Avenue. Two males were taken into custody without incident. 

Investigators then executed multiple search warrants at a motel in the 2000 block of Ave B North.

Five additional persons were taken into custody. Two were later released without charges. 

Investigators seized a total of 154.5 grams of crystal methamphetamine, 4 litres of GHB, a loaded 12 Gauge short barrelled shotgun with additional ammunition, 6 cell phones and over $11,000 in cash. 

The five accused individuals are facing a variety of charges relating to drug trafficking, proceeds of crime and firearms offences.

Missing 14-year-old male near Prince Albert located
 

UPDATE JULY 12: Damien Halkett has been located by police safe and sound.

BACKGROUND: Prince Albert RCMP is seeking the public's assistance in locating Damien Halkett. 

He is described as a 14-year-old male with brown hair and brown eyes. He is of slender build, measures 5 feet 4 inches and weighs approximately 120 lbs. He was last seen on July 4, 2019 wearing black jogging pants and a black top. 

Damien Halkett went missing from the Little Red River First Nation on Thursday, July 4, 2019 at approximately 6:00 p.m. It is believed he may be in Sturgeon Lake First Nation or in Little Red River First Nation. 


 La Loche RCMP – Man charged with aggravated assault

On July 6, 2019, at approximately 3:00 p.m., La Loche RCMP responded to a 911 call from a man reporting he had been stabbed on the Clearwater Dene First Nation. An adult male armed with a machete had broken into his home and assaulted him while he was sleeping.

La Loche RCMP police officers attended his house and observed that the victim sustained extensive injuries, including lacerations to his face. The victim was transported to the hospital for treatment by local EMS.

The suspect fled the residence after the assault and was arrested a short time later.

La Loche RCMP have charged Daniel Norman Lemaigre (1988-11-24) with:

-Break and enter to commit an indictable offence, Section 348(1)(b) of the Criminal Code;

-Aggravated assault, Section 268 of the Criminal Code;

-Unlawfully in a dwelling house, Section 349(1) of the Criminal Code;

-Possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, Section 88 of the Criminal Code;

-Carry a concealed weapon, Section 90 of the Criminal Code;

-Unlawfully at large, Section 145(1)(b) of the Criminal Code;

-Resist arrest, Section 129(a) of the Criminal Code;

-Uttering threats, Section 264.1 of the Criminal Code;

-Assault, Section 266 of the Criminal Code; and

-Mischief, Section 430(4) of the Criminal Code.

Daniel Norman Lemaigre will next appear in La Loche Provincial Court via video on July 11, 2019.

Saskatoon Police - Disturbance/Attempted Abduction

A man is in hospital today following a disturbance at an apartment early this morning. 

At approximately 2:00 a.m. on July 9, 2019, Patrol officers were dispatched to an apartment building in the 700 block of Appleby Drive for a report of a disturbance.

Police learned that prior to their arrival, a male suspect was in an apartment suite with two other people and a baby, when he suddenly fled with the baby. One of the people from the suite, chased the male outside and succeeded in regaining custody of the infant. The suspect then returned to the apartment building where he gained access to a different suite. The residents inside reported to Police that the suspect was armed with a knife and threatened to harm people. He then left the apartment and tried accessing other suites in the hallway, before chasing the initial male victim who had also returned to the scene.

Officers located the suspect nearby, injured and bleeding and acting in an aggressive manner. He was believed to be under the influence of methamphetamine. Police deployed pepper spray but it was not effective. With the assistance of additional officers, the man was brought safely into custody. Medavie Health Services and The Saskatoon Fire Department treated the suspect’s non-life threatening injury on scene before transporting him to hospital.

A 29 year old man is facing numerous charges including Abduction, Uttering Threats, Resisting Arrest and Breach of Probation.

Saskatoon - Update - Suspicious Death Now Homicide Investigation

UPDATE: Saskatoon Police are now investigating Friday’s suspicious death as a homicide. 

The victim is a 52-year-old woman. An autopsy has been scheduled for Wednesday, July 10, 2019. 

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call Police at 306-975-8300 and ask to speak to a member of the Major Crimes Section, or call Crime Stoppers.

Investigators do not believe the two homicides from Friday are connected in any way. 

This is Saskatoon's 9th homicide of 2019.

BACKGROUND: Saskatoon Police are investigating after locating a deceased woman in a residence late this afternoon.

At approximately 4:30 p.m., Officers were responding to check on the welfare of an individual in an apartment in the 200 block of Avenue R South. Upon their arrival they located a deceased woman. Her death is considered suspicious at this time and Major Crime is investigating.

UPDATE - Rosthern RCMP locate 84-year-old missing woman

UPDATE: 84 year old Lucinda NIELSEN has been located safe and sound. The Rosthern RCMP thanks the public for their assistance in locating her.

BACKGROUND: Rosthern RCMP are requesting the public's assistance in locating 84- year-old Lucinda NIELSEN last seen in the Rosthern area on June 26th 2019. NIELSEN is described as being 5'3" 120lbs, white hair and green eyes. NIELSEN is believed to be driving a 2013 grey Ford Focus with Saskatchewan license plate 021JYM and could have travelled into Alberta or Manitoba. Family is concerned for her well-being at this time. Please contact Rosthern RCMP at (306) 232-6400 or your nearest police service with any information.

 

 

Rosthern RCMP – 25-year-old man charged with second degree murder

On July 6, 2019, at approximately 06:00 a.m., Rosthern RCMP responded to a complaint of a damaged vehicle found in a wooded area near Beardy’s First Nation, SK, approximately 10 miles north of Rosthern.

Police officers found a green minivan with minor front end damage lodged in trees. They located a 25-year-old man in the driver seat and a 33-year-old woman in the passenger seat.

The female was pronounced deceased on scene by Rosthern Emergency Medical Services. The male had minor injuries.

 Police officers observed inconsistencies between the injuries sustained by the occupants of the vehicle and the damage on the minivan.

 Rosthern RCMP, RCMP Major Crime Unit South, Saskatoon RCMP Forensic Identification Section and Prince Albert RCMP Traffic Reconstruction attended the scene and furthered the investigation. 

On July 7, 2019, Jamie Smallchild (1994-03-02) was charged with the second degree murder of Jessica Cameron, Section 235(1) of the Canadian Criminal Code.

Jamie Smallchild will first appear in court at the Saskatoon Provincial Court on Monday, July 8, 2019 at 9:00 a.m.

Jamie Smallchild and Jessica Cameron were known to be in a domestic relationship.

Saskatoon - Homicide Investigation

Saskatoon Police responded yesterday to an injured person in the 300 block of Avenue T South.  Police and Medavie services attempted life saving measures but were unsuccessful.  SPS Major Crimes and Forensic Identification Services were called out and have now ruled this as a homicide investigation.  The victim is a 45 year old male.  Any further details of the victim will not be released at this time.

 An autopsy to determine the cause of death has been ordered by the Office of the Chief Coroner and will take place Tuesday July 9, 2019.  The investigation continues.

Police are asking anyone that may have information regarding this incident to call the Saskatoon Police Service at 306-975-8300 and ask to speak to an investigator in Major Crimes or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477

 

Spiritwood RCMP - Intersection Hwy 3 and 12 - MVC - Highway Blocked

The Spiritwood RCMP would like to advise the public that the intersection of Highways #3 and #12 near Shell Lake is blocked because of a motor vehicle collision.

Motorists should expect delays when travelling past Shell Lake and are encouraged to locate alternate routes around the intersection as there is no timetable for re-opening the intersection. Motorists may have to backtrack to find alternate routes.
Spiritwood Det. RCMP.

Shellbrook - Two motor vehicle collision with multiple injuries.

 

 On July 5, 2019, the Ahtahkakoop/Shellbrook RCMP were called to a two vehicle motor vehicle collision involving two passenger vans just off of Highway 240, 15 km north of Shellbrook with multiple occupants injured. Ahtahkakoop /Shellbrook & Blaine Lake RCMP, CTSS, Shellbrook Fire Dept, Local First Responders, and Parkland and Spiritwood EMS attended the scene. In total 14 occupants were in the vehicles at the time of the collision. 5 were in serious but stable condition where 6 were treated for minor injuries and were transported to the Shellbrook hospital. The remaining occupants were also transported to the Shellbrook Hopsital. Ahtahkakoop/Shellbrook RCMP continue to investigate the collision.

Saskatoon - Suspicious Death - 200 Block Avenue V South

July 05, Saskatoon Police are investigating after locating a deceased woman in a residence late this afternoon.

At approximately 4:30 p.m., Officers were responding to check on the welfare of an individual in an apartment in the 200 block of Avenue V South. Upon their arrival they located a deceased woman. Her death is considered suspicious at this time and Major Crime is investigating.

An autopsy will be scheduled for next week, after which an update will be provided.  

 

Clarification - Joint ICE investigation results in rescue of two children
 

Clarification of the status of the child in Saskatchewan.
 
The child rescued in Saskatchewan during this investigation was turned over to family members to ensure their care and well-being.   At no point in the investigation was the Saskatchewan Ministry of Social Services involved as was stated in the initial media release.   The RCMP regrets any confusion this may have caused and hopes this makes the status of the child in Saskatchewan clear.

BACKGROUND: A joint investigation involving the Saskatchewan Internet Child Exploitation Unit and the Alberta Law Enforcement Response Teams Internet Child Exploitation Unit resulted in the rapid capture of two men and the rescue of two children in Saskatchewan and Alberta.

 On June 24, 2019, Sask ICE received information regarding two men accessing cloud-based child pornography, sharing child pornography and discussing, via a popular social media application, sexually assaulting children. Sask ICE started an investigation and shared its findings with ALERT ICE to further the investigation.

On June 26, 2019, Sask ICE and ALERT ICE respectively executed search warrants in Rocanville, Saskatchewan, and in Red Deer, Alberta. Numerous electronic devices were seized at several locations and the two men were arrested. The two children are safe and each provinces respective children’s services departments are involved in their care.

In Rocanville, Sask ICE arrested a 35-year-old man and charged him with:

- Sexual interference (x3) – Section 151 of the Criminal Code;

- Agreement to commit a sexual offence against a child – Section 172.2(1)(b) of the Criminal Code;

- Making child pornography – Section 163.1 (2) of the Criminal Code;

- Possessing child pornography – Section 163.1(4) of the Criminal Code;

- Accessing child pornography – Section 163.1(4.1) of the Criminal Code;

- Distributing child pornography – Section 163.1(3) of the Criminal Code.

In Red Deer, ALERT ICE arrested a 40-year-old man and charged him with:

- Making arrangements to commit a sexual offence against a child (x2) – Section 172.2 of the Criminal Code;

- Sexual assault – Section 271 of the Criminal Code;

- Sexual interference – Section 151 of the Criminal Code;

- Sexual exploitation – Section 153 of the Criminal Code;

- Making child pornography – Section 163.1 (2) of the Criminal Code;

- Possessing child pornography – Section 163.1(4) of the Criminal Code;

- Accessing child pornography – Section 163.1(4.1) of the Criminal Code;

- Distributing child pornography – Section 163.1(3) of the Criminal Code;

- Making child pornography available – Section 163.1(3) of the Criminal Code;

- Incest - Section 155 of the Criminal Code

 Sask ICE and ALERT ICE units are anticipating a court publication ban and, as such, will not be providing the names of the accused.

The 35-year-old man arrested in Rocanville is in custody at the Regina Police Service headquarters. He will next appear at the Regina Provincial Court on July 4, 2019.

The 40-year-old man arrested in Red Deer with the assistance of the Red Deer RCMP and held in custody. His next court appearance will be at Red Deer Provincial Court on July 17, 2019.

Anyone with information about this case or any child exploitation situation is asked to contact their local police or to report their concern anonymously at www.cybertip.ca.

Sask ICE and ALERT ICE units would like to thank the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the Regina Police Service, Red Deer RCMP, and Moosomin RCMP for their valuable assistance during this investigation.

The Sask ICE Unit is comprised of investigators from the Saskatchewan RCMP, Regina Police Service, Saskatoon Police Service and Prince Albert Police Service. Their mandate is to investigate crimes involving the abuse and/or exploitation of children on the Internet.

 ALERT was established and is funded by the Alberta Government and is a compilation of the province’s most sophisticated law enforcement resources committed to tackling serious and organized crime. Members of the Calgary Police Service, Edmonton Police Service, Lethbridge Police Service, Medicine Hat Police Service, and RCMP work in ALERT.

The subject of a missing persons investigation has been located.

Itzel Delreal-Daniels, 18-months old, as well as her father, have been located safe and sound in Edmonton, AB.  

Police wish to thank the public and media for their attention.

BACKGROUND: Saskatoon Police Request Public Assistance - Missing 18 Month old Itzel Delreal-Daniels

Saskatoon Police Service are requesting the Public's assistance in locating missing 18 month old Itzel Delreal-Daniels (Date of Birth: 17/11/06)  whom is in the company of her Father, Juan Pablo Carmona-Real (Date of Birth 83/01/25).

 

 

Juan and his daughter, Itzel, left the mother's residence at Summers Place in Saskatoon at 4:20pm on the 4th July 2019. It is unknown where he and his daughter were heading too. He might be on his way to the Province of Alberta where he was living or he might attempt to leave Canada to return to his home country of Mexico.

The vehicle he left in is described as a grey 4 door car, believed to possibly be a Honda. The plate number is unknown however there is a Moose Bobble Head figure on the front dash board with the word "Canada" on it.

Itzel is described as a 18 month old indigenous girl, short curly dark brown hair, wearing black one piece outfit with a skirt that had blue flowers on the skirt portion.

Juan is described as a 36 year old Hispanic male, short black hair, approximately 5 foot 8 inches in height, medium build, wears prescription glasses, wearing shorts and brown shoes.

Police are asking anyone that may have information regarding the whereabouts of Itzel Delreal-Daniels and Juan Pablo Carmona-Real are to call the Saskatoon Police Service at 306-975-8300 or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

 

 

Sketch released re: Armed robbery with firearm in Leroy

The Humboldt RCMP are releasing a sketch of a man suspected of being involved in an armed robbery in Leroy on June 28th 2019. RCMP want to remind the public not to approach the suspect, but contact police if they know his identity or whereabouts.
BACKGROUND: On June 28, 2019 at approximately 11:10 p.m. Humboldt RCMP responded to a complaint of an armed robbery in the 100 block of 1stAvenue in Leroy. Two males on foot were approached by a black Ford F350 truck. One of the males from the suspect truck exited and approached the victims, demanding they give him items they were carrying.

A second male in the suspect truck brandished a firearm during this offence.  It is believed there were several people in the suspect truck at this time. The suspects made off with some goods, and no one was injured during this incident.

leroy sketch

The male suspect that approached the victims on foot is described as:

- Caucasian

- mid 30’s

- approximately 5’10” tall, medium to stocky build

- dirty blond hair, shorter than collar length.

The suspect truck is described as:

- Black 2008-2010 Ford F350 truck

- Blue LED headlights

- Dirty appearance and no licence plate

Humboldt and Lanigan RCMP attended to this incident, and the investigation is ongoing. The suspect truck left Leroy eastbound. RCMP are seeking public assistance, if you saw this suspect truck in the Leroy or surrounding area around the time of this offence, or witnessed anything in regards to this.

If you have information about this or any other crime, please contact Humboldt RCMP at 306-682-2535 or you may contact Saskatchewan Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or submit a tip online at www.saskcrimestoppers.com.

La Ronge RCMP - Fifth arrest in the Air Ronge shooting

 

 The Prince Albert RCMP General Investigation Section and Prince Albert RCMP made a fifth arrest regarding the incident that occurred on January 13, 2019 when several shots were fired at a residence in the Air Ronge area.

 Joshua Lariviere was arrested Wednesday at the Prince Albert Correctional Centre while he was already in custody for separate matters.

He has been charged charged with:

-Reckless Discharge of Firearm – Section 244.2(a) of the Criminal Code;

- Discharge Firearm with Intent – Section 244 of the Criminal Code;

- Criminal negligence with a firearm causing bodily harm – Section 221 of the Criminal Code;

- Participation in a criminal organization – Section 467.11(1) of the Criminal Code;

- Use a Firearm while Committing the Indictable Offence of Reckless Discharge of a Firearm – Section 85(1)(a) of the Criminal Code;

- Unlawfully causing bodily harm – Section 269 of the Criminal Code;

- Assault – Section 267(a) of the Criminal Code.

- Possession of a weapon for dangerous purpose – Section 88 of the Criminal Code;

- Careless use of a firearm – Section 86(1) of the Criminal Code.

Joshua Lariviere will appear in court at the La Ronge Provincial Court on Friday, July 5, 2019 at 9:30 a.m.

RCMP Green Lake Update - Canoeist presumed drowned - body found

 

UPDATE: On June 30, members of the Green Lake RCMP were making patrols with the assistance of CASARA on Smoothstone lake and located the body of the missing canoeist along the shoreline. He was last seen on June 8, 2019.

The family of the missing male has been notified.

BACKGROUND: On June 8, 2019, Green Lake RCMP was called to Smoothstone Lake after receiving a report of a missing canoeist. Two friends were camping in the area and one, a 27-year-old male from Calgary, Alberta, left the campsite at approximately 3 p.m. to go fishing from a canoe. He did not return and a local fisherman discovered his canoe submerged in the middle of the lake.

He was not wearing a lifejacket when he departed the camp and the wind increased a great deal while he was gone.

RCMP and Saskatchewan Conservation Officers checked the shores and any place he may have reached land. Patrols have been made on the water using Sonar and all shorelines of the lake have been searched several times. An aerial search was conducted by CASARA and ATV patrols have been made up and down the local roads. The RCMP Under Water Recovery Team attended to the area and made additional water patrols, all with negative results. Emergency Management Fire Services, Big River and Meadow Lake Search and Rescue teams assisted in shore line searches with boats and drones.

Thus far, attempts to locate him have been unsuccessful and, at this time, he is presumed drowned.

The RCMP has been in contact with the missing man’s family and has been updating them on the search to date.

The search continued on the water and along the shores lines.

Saskatoon's 6th Homicide Update

In consultation with the Saskatoon Police Major Crime Section, family members of the deceased have decided to release his name to the public. 

His name is Gerald Grimard, 60 years of age.

A 15 year old male was charged with 1st degree murder in the death of Grimard.  The next court appearance for the accused is scheduled for tomorrow, July 4th 2019.

BACKGROUND: Members of the Saskatoon Police Service Major Crime Section have charged a 15 year old male with 1st Degree Murder in the death of a 60 year old man.

It is believed that the incident was not random in nature and the victim and suspect were known to each other. The suspect has been in custody since yesterday evening and will see the Justice of the Peace later today.

Investigators are awaiting the results of an autopsy which is being conducted today

BACKGROUND: Members of the Saskatoon Police Service Major Crime Section are investigating the 6th homicide of the year. 

On Monday, June 24th, 2019 at approximately 8:00 pm, Saskatoon Police Service Patrol members along with Medavie Health Services responded to an injured male in the 600 block of Hopkins Street.  Upon arrival, they located a 60 year old deceased male. 

Members from the Saskatoon Police Service Major Crime Section and Forensic Identification Section, with assistance from the Saskatchewan Coroners Service, began their investigation.  It has since been determined to be a homicide and investigators currently have a male youth in custody. The investigation continues.

Police are asking anyone that may have information regarding this incident to call the Saskatoon Police Service at 306-975-8300 or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

La Ronge RCMP - Air Ronge shooting - Fourth man turns himself in

UPDATE: Wolfgang Amadeus McKenzie has turned himself in to La Ronge RCMP today. He will be appearing at the La Ronge Provincial Court on Wednesday, July 3, 2019.
 
Saskatchewan RCMP would like to thank the members of the media and the public for their assistance with this matter.

BACKGROUND: The Prince Albert RCMP General Investigation Section and Beauval RCMP has made a third arrest regarding the incident that occurred on January 13, 2019 when several shots were fired at a residence in the Air Ronge area.

Tristan Lariviere was arrested on June 27, 2019, in Pinehouse, SK, and charged with:

-Reckless Discharge of Firearm – Section 244.2(1)(a) of the Criminal Code;

-Discharge Firearm with Intent – Section 244 of the Criminal Code;

-Criminal negligence with a firearm causing bodily harm – Section 221 of the Criminal Code;

-Participation in a criminal organization – Section 467.11(1) of the Criminal Code;

-Use a Firearm while Committing the Indictable Offence of Reckless Discharge of a Firearm –  Section 85(1)(a) of the Criminal Code;

-Assault – Section 267(a) of the Criminal Code;

-Possess a Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose – Section 88 of the Criminal Code;

-Unlawfully causing bodily harm – Section 269 of the Criminal Code;

-Use a Firearm in a Careless Manner – Section 86(1) of the Criminal Code.

Tristan Lariviere will next appear in court at the La Ronge Provincial Court on Monday, July 8, 2019 at 9:30 a.m.

A fourth suspect has been identified and charged in relation to this incident, but his current location is unknown.

La Ronge RCMP requires the help of the public to locate Wolfgang Amadeus McKenzie, from La Ronge. He is described as a 31-year-old male, of medium built, measuring 5’8’’, with dark hair and brown eyes. He was last seen by police two months ago in La Ronge.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Wolfgang Amadeus McKenzie is asked to contact La Ronge RCMP at 306-425-6730, Saskatchewan RCMP at 306-310-RCMP, or CrimeStoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or www.saskcrimestoppers.com.

Wolfgang Amadeus McKenzie is charged with:

-Reckless Discharge of Firearm – Section 244.2(a) of the Criminal Code;

-Discharge Firearm with Intent – Section 244 of the Criminal Code;

-Criminal negligence with a firearm causing bodily harm – Section 221 of the Criminal Code;

-Participation in a criminal organization – Section 467.11(1) of the Criminal Code;

-Use a Firearm while Committing the Indictable Offence of Reckless Discharge of a Firearm – Section 85(1)(a) of the Criminal Code;

-Unlawfully causing bodily harm – Section 269 of the Criminal Code;

-Assault – Section 267(a) of the Criminal Code.

BACKGROUND: June 19 - The Prince Albert RCMP General Investigation Section and La Ronge RCMP made an additional arrest regarding the incident that occurred on January 13, 2019 when several shots were fired at a residence in the Air Ronge area.

Matt Kurt Misponas was arrested while he was already in custody for separate matters.

He is now facing 15 charges related to his participation in the January 13, 2019 shooting, including:

- Unlawful discharge of a firearm,  Sect 244.2(a) CC

-Criminal negligence with a firearm causing bodily harm,  Sect 221 CC

-Participation in a criminal organization, Sect 467.11(1) CC

-Assault, Sect 267(a) CC

-Unlawfully causing bodily harm,  Sect 269 CC

-Possession of a prohibited weapon.  Sect 92(2) CC

BACKGROUND: June 13 - The Prince Albert General Investigation Service has been investigating an incident that occurred on Jan 13, 2019 when several shoots were fired at a residence on the Air Ronge First Nation.  There were several people inside the residence at the time of the shooting and a five-year-old boy was stuck in the foot while inside the residence.

At this point in the investigation, an 18 male has been charged with the following:

Reckless Discharge of Firearm – S.244.2 CC
Discharge Firearm with Intent – S.244 CC
Criminal Negligence Causing Bodily harm  - S.221 CC
Participate in a Criminal Organization – 467.11(1) CC
Use a Firearm while Committing the Indictable Offence of Reckless Discharge of a Firearm– S.85(1)(a) CC 
Assault with a Weapon – S.267(a) 
Possess a Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose – S.88 CC 
Unlawfully Cause Bodily Harm by shooting – S.269 CC
Use a Firearm in a Careless Manner – S. 86(1) CC

The accused was under the age of 18 at the time of the incident, and as such, we will not be releasing his name.

Sasktoon Police - Update - Homicide Investigation

UPDATE: July 1 - A 21 year old male, who Saskatoon Police had initially taken into custody, has been charged with Second Degree Murder as a result of this investigation.

He has seen a Justice of the Peace, and is remanded until his next court appearance on Wednesday, July 3, 2019.

BACKGROUND: June 30 - SPS Major Crimes and Forensic Identification Services continue to investigate the death of a 47 year old man found injured in the 1700 block of 20th Street West this morning at approximately 4:00 am and have ruled it as a homicide.

 An autopsy to determine the cause of death has been ordered by the Office of the Chief Coroner and will take place Wednesday July 3, 2019.

Through evidence obtained by the Police, an adult male suspect was located and arrested.  The investigation continues.

Police are asking anyone that may have information regarding this incident to call the Saskatoon Police Service at 306-975-8300 and ask to speak to an investigator in Major Crimes or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

BACKGROUND: June 30 - Saskatoon police received a 911 call at approximately 4:00 am this morning regarding a male found injured in the 1700 block of 20th Street West.  Police and Medavie services responded and attempted life saving measures but were unsuccessful.  SPS Major Crimes and Forensic Identification Services have been called out and are continuing with the investigation.

La Ronge RCMP – Escaped prisoner located

RCMP officers from the La Ronge RCMP Detachment located escapee Grant Kenneth McKenzie in Sucker River today at 3:30 p.m.  He was taken into custody without incident.  He will appear in La Ronge Provincial Court on July 3.

BACKGROUND: The La Ronge RCMP is requesting the public’s assistance in locating an inmate who escaped from a non-secure correctional facility vehicle.

On June 21 at 3:45 p.m. the La Ronge RCMP was informed that Grant Kenneth McKenzie, a 30-year-old male, had escaped from a non-secure correctional facility vehicle while travelling through La Ronge. McKenzie was last seen in the area of Brown Street and La Ronge Avenue.

McKenzie is described as 5’8’’ tall with short brown hair and brown eyes. He is of average build, weighs approximately 190 lbs and possesses numerous tattoos. Some of his tattoos include a skull on the top of his head; the word KAIDENCE on the right side of his neck; a cross on his upper left arm; and a cannabis leaf on his right arm.

Saskatoon Police - Stolen Vehicle - Weapons Call

On July 1, 2019, at approximately 3:52 a.m., the Saskatoon Police Service received a complaint of suspects who had gone to a home in the 2400 blk of Taylor St  E and began shooting a BB handgun out the window of a vehicle hitting two victims and the home.

With the assistance of the Air Support Unit, the suspects were located leaving the scene and observed abandoning a stolen vehicle from Alberta in a parking lot on Preston Ave.  The suspects entered another vehicle which was stopped at Clancy Drive and Circle Drive at 4:23a.m.

Officers located two BB replica handguns in the vehicle.

Two men, ages 18 and 20 from Calgary, Alberta,  were taken into custody and face charges of assault with a weapon X8, possession over $5000 and possession of a weapon.  They will appear before a Justice of the Peace tonight.

A 15 year old male youth from Saskatoon was also arrested but released at this time pending further investigation.

The victims and suspects are believed not to be known to each other.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Saskatoon Police Service at (306) 975-8300 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

RCMP Pelican Narrows – Online arrest video triggers review

A video was posted on social media on the morning of Jun 30 from Pelican Narrows showing the arrest of a suspect by RCMP officers at approximately 4:00 am on Jun 30, 2019.  The video is approximately 10 seconds long, some of the audio on the video is from one of the police officers making the arrest and the audio is concerning.

The video does not capture the entire interaction between the suspect and the officers.  The circumstances of the arrest, both before and after and the language used, is now under review. 

The RCMP has been in contact with community leaders and will be advising them of the outcome of the investigation.  

 

Saskatoon’s 7th homicide for 2019

UPDATE: SPS Major Crimes and Forensic Identification Services continue to investigate the death of a 47 year old man found injured in the 1700 block of 20th Street West this morning at approximately 4:00 am and have ruled it as a homicide.

 An autopsy to determine the cause of death has been ordered by the Office of the Chief Coroner and will take place Wednesday July 3, 2019.

Through evidence obtained by the Police, an adult male suspect was located and arrested.  The investigation continues.

Police are asking anyone that may have information regarding this incident to call the Saskatoon Police Service at 306-975-8300 and ask to speak to an investigator in Major Crimes or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

BACKGROUND:

Saskatoon police received a 911 call at approximately 4:00 am this morning regarding a male found injured in the 1700 block of 20th Street West.  Police and Medavie services responded and attempted life saving measures but were unsuccessful.  SPS Major Crimes and Forensic Identification Services have been called out and are continuing with the investigation.

Police are asking anyone that may have information regarding this incident to call the Saskatoon Police Service at 306-975-8300 and ask to speak to an investigator in Major Crimes or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

Saskatoon Police - Lifesaving  measures unsuccessful on injured male - Under investigation

 

Saskatoon police received a 911 call at approximately 4:00 am this morning regarding a male found injured in the 1700 block of 20th Street West.  Police and Medavie services responded and attempted life saving measures but were unsuccessful.  SPS Major Crimes and Forensic Identification Services have been called out and are continuing with the investigation.

Police are asking anyone that may have information regarding this incident to call the Saskatoon Police Service at 306-975-8300 and ask to speak to an investigator in Major Crimes or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

Melville RCMP: Truck box stolen off pickup in Canadian Tire parking lot

2019-06-25 3:30 p.m. - Melville RCMP are requesting the public's assistance locating the person(s) responsible for stealing from the truck box of a white Ford-F150 in the parking lot of Canadian Tire in Melville, Sask. This incident took place on June 7, 2019 between 5:15 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.

If you have information regarding this or any other crime, please contact Melville RCMP at 306-728-1700. Tto report a tip anonymously, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or visit their website at http://saskcrimestoppers.com.

Update - Saskatoon Police - Charges laid in sixth homicide

UPDATE: Members of the Saskatoon Police Service Major Crime Section have charged a 15 year old male with 1st Degree Murder in the death of a 60 year old man.

It is believed that the incident was not random in nature and the victim and suspect were known to each other. The suspect has been in custody since yesterday evening and will see the Justice of the Peace later today.

Investigators are awaiting the results of an autopsy which is being conducted today

BACKGROUND:

Members of the Saskatoon Police Service Major Crime Section are investigating the 6th homicide of the year. 

On Monday, June 24th, 2019 at approximately 8:00 pm, Saskatoon Police Service Patrol members along with Medavie Health Services responded to an injured male in the 600 block of Hopkins Street.  Upon arrival, they located a 60 year old deceased male. 

Members from the Saskatoon Police Service Major Crime Section and Forensic Identification Section, with assistance from the Saskatchewan Coroners Service, began their investigation.  It has since been determined to be a homicide and investigators currently have a male youth in custody. The investigation continues.

Police are asking anyone that may have information regarding this incident to call the Saskatoon Police Service at 306-975-8300 or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

Saskatoon crash – drugs and shotgun turn up

A 21 year old woman and a 34 year old man, both of Saskatoon, are facing a number of firearm related charges following a two vehicle collision at Zimmerman Road and Highway 16 yesterday. The man is also facing a charge of possession of methamphetamine.  

The collision occurred yesterday afternoon in the eastbound turning lanes of Highway 16 at Zimmerman Road.  An SUV was stopped at the left turn traffic lights when it was struck from behind by a pick-up truck.  Responding officers located a shotgun on the floor of the truck and it's male passenger was found to be in possession of methamphetamine.  The female driver of the truck was not injured, however the passenger suffered non life-threatening injuries and remains in hospital.  Two occupants in the SUV were transported to hospital with non life-threatening injuries. 

The 21 year old woman is charged with firearm related offences and breach of court conditions.  The 34 year old man is facing firearm charges, a charge of possession of methamphetamine, and breach of court conditions.  He will appear in court once he is released from hospital.

The collision remains under investigation.

Saskatoon Police – Sixth homicide of the year

Members of the Saskatoon Police Service Major Crime Section are investigating the 6th homicide of the year. 

On Monday, June 24th, 2019 at approximately 8:00 pm, Saskatoon Police Service Patrol members along with Medavie Health Services responded to an injured male in the 600 block of Hopkins Street.  Upon arrival, they located a 60 year old deceased male. 

Members from the Saskatoon Police Service Major Crime Section and Forensic Identification Section, with assistance from the Saskatchewan Coroners Service, began their investigation.  It has since been determined to be a homicide and investigators currently have a male youth in custody. The investigation continues.

Police are asking anyone that may have information regarding this incident to call the Saskatoon Police Service at 306-975-8300 or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

La Ronge RCMP: Search warrant results in trafficking, firearm charges

On June 22, 2019, the Saskatchewan RCMP executed a search warrant on the 1700 block of Bedford Drive in La Ronge.  As a result, the following people have been charged with Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking- 5(2)cdsa, Possession of Proceeds of Crime  - 354(1)(a).c.c  and Unauthorized Possession of a Restricted Firearm  91(3).c.c :

- John CHEA (DOB: 1989-04-24)

- Giir Thiik DING (DOB: 1989-02-14)

- Tyrell MATTHEWS (DOB: 1999-01-19)

- Adrienne RATT (DOB: 1978-05-24)

John CHEA, Giir Thiik DING, and Tyrell MATTHEWS appeared in court in La Ronge on June 24, 2019 at 9:00 a.m.  Andrienne RATT will make her first court appearance in La Ronge on August 19, 2019 at 9:30 a.m.

Cougars sighted in Saskatoon

UPDATE: Further to the previous public advisory regarding the cougar sightings, Saskatoon Police Service Patrol officers and the Air Support Unit with the assistance of the Ministry of Environment searched the area along the riverbank for the animals however none were located.

Police have left the area and the public is asked to be mindful of the wildlife along the riverbank during recreational activities. 

BACKGROUND: At approximately 2:40 p.m. on June 23, the Saskatoon Police Service responded to a report of two cougars in Meewasin Park, north of the pavilion in the 2700 block of Spadina Crescent East.   

At this time the report is unconfirmed however a Conservation Officer from the Ministry of Environment is responding and police are in the area searching for the animals. The public is asked to avoid the area at this time.

La Ronge RCMP - Inmate escapes non-secure facility

The La Ronge RCMP is requesting the publics assistance in locating an inmate who escaped from a non-secure correctional facility vehicle.
On June 21 at 3:45 p.m. the La Ronge RCMP was informed that Grant Kenneth McKenzie, a 30-year-old male, had escaped from a non-secure correctional facility vehicle while travelling through La Ronge. McKenzie was last seen in the area of Brown Street and La Ronge Avenue.
McKenzie is described as 58 tall with short brown hair and brown eyes. He is of average build, weighs approximately 190 lbs and possesses numerous tattoos. Some of his tattoos include a skull on the top of his head; the word KAIDENCE on the right side of his neck; a cross on his upper left arm; and a cannabis leaf on his right arm.
Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Grant Kenneth McKenzie is asked to contact the RCMP.

Pinehouse Lake RCMP – Update – Escaped Besnard Lake prisoner located

UPDATE: 2019-06-19 09:30 a.m. - Randy Timothy Venne was located in La Ronge and has been returned to custody.

BACKGROUND: On June 9, 2019, at approximately 2:00 a.m., Pinehouse Lake RCMP was informed that Randy Timothy Venne, a 30 year-old male, had escaped custody.

Venne is suspected to have left Besnard Lake Correctional Facility at around 10:00 p.m. on June 8, 2019. He was last seen on Highway 165 at the 50 km marker around 1:45 a.m on June 9, 2019. It is believed he could be on his way to La Ronge, SK.

Randy Timothy Venne is described as a 5'6" male with shaved brown hair and brown eyes. He is of average build, weighs approximately 170 pounds and possesses numerous tattoos.

Some of his tattoos are: two tears under his left eye; the letters KV on his left cheek; stars on his right wrist; a diamond, a crown and the number 306 on his right hand; the word FAMILY on his left arm, the word KOBY on the inside of his right forearm; a cross with the numbers 89, 03 and 00 around it on the inside of his left forearm.

Pinehouse Lake RCMP believes Venne can be dangerous and advises he is not to be approached. 

 

Melfort RCMP: Stolen Vehicle and Police Pursuit

2019-06-18 3:20 p.m. On June 16, 2019, at approximately 7:45 a.m. Melfort RCMP received several reports of a dangerous driver who was knocking over street signs in the east end of Melfort. The streets were busy with residents as there was a baseball tournament underway near where the driver was spotted.

Officers located the vehicle and observed it driving at a high rate of speed. Officers activated their lights and sirens and caught up with the vehicle heading west on Highway 3 towards Prince Albert.

Once on the highway, the suspect vehicle sped up to 150 kilometers per hour and police then pursued the vehicle.  Additional officers joined the pursuit and the suspect vehicle was rendered useless when it was driven into a field. The officers were then able to apprehend the lone occupant without incident.

As a result, 24-year-old Justin Umperville of Beatty, Saskatchewan has been charged with:

·        Impaired driving – Section 320.14(1)(a) of the Criminal Code

·        Theft of a motor vehicle – Section 333.1(1) of the Criminal Code

·        Break and enter – Section 348(1)(a) of the Criminal Code

·        Dangerous operation of a motor vehicle – Section 320.13(1) of the Criminal Code

·        Flight from police – Section 320.17 of the Criminal Code

·        Mischief Under $5000 – Section 430(3) of the Criminal Code

·        Drive While Prohibited – Sec 320.18 of the Criminal Code

·        Theft Under $5000 – Sec 334(b) Of the Criminal Code

He is scheduled to appear in Melfort Provincial court on June 20, 2019.

Meadow Lake RCMP - Discharge of police firearm during pursuit

2019-06-18 01:37 p.m. On June 16, 2019, at approximately 2:45 a.m., Meadow Lake RCMP were searching the Waterhen Lake First Nation for suspects believed to be involved in a reported home invasion earlier that day.

Two male suspects were reported to be seen in a vehicle in the area. After locating the suspect vehicle, officers attempted to pull it over, but the driver failed to stop. The suspect vehicle was pursued by police on a trail going through a field and wooded area, came to a brief stop, and then reversed into the police vehicle. The airbags of the police vehicle were deployed, disabling the police vehicle.

The police officers exited the vehicle to attempt to arrest the suspects. One of the officers discharged an RCMP-issued carbine after perceiving a threat from the suspect vehicle. Neither suspect was hit. Both suspects then fled the area in the vehicle they were operating, which was later determined to be stolen.

A short time later, RCMP responded to a report of the same stolen vehicle having struck a residence in the community. Officers were able to locate the two previous suspects fleeing the scene and running across the road. One of the suspects was taken into custody after a foot pursuit.

The second suspect was stopped by an RCMP Police Service Dog and taken into custody. The second suspect struck the police dog several times during the arrest. The second suspect sustained minor injuries from his encounter with the police dog and received medical treatment by EMS at the Meadow Lake Detachment.

The circumstances around the discharge of the firearm by an RCMP police officer are being investigated by the Saskatoon Police Service at the request of the RCMP. 

Dylan Basil Lasas (DOB: 1990-08-16) and Stuart Alphonse Lasas (DOB: 1998-10-14) are facing the following charges:

- Break, enter and commit assault with a weapon;
- Assault police with weapon;
- Resist arrest;
- Robbery;
- Flight from police;
- Dangerous operation of a motor vehicle;
- Mischief under $5000;
- Possess stolen property over $5000.

Dylan Lasas faces two additional charges of:

- Injure law enforcement animal; 
- Drive while disqualified.

Their next court appearance will be in Meadow Lake Provincial Court on July 8, 2019.

Wollaston Lake RCMP member charged with assault

2019-06-18
10:50 a.m. - On May 21, 2019, Wollaston Lake RCMP received a report that an off-duty officer had committed an assault at a residence in the community on the evening prior.

The officer was immediately placed on administrative duties and a criminal investigation was initiated.

On May 30, Corporal Luay Toma was arrested and charged with one count of Assault, Section 266 of the Canadian Criminal Code.

As a result, Cpl. Toma is now the subject of an internal RCMP Code of Conduct investigation and has been suspended with pay.

He will make his first appearance in Wollaston Lake Provincial Court on July 10, 2019.

Saskatoon Police - Stolen Auto/Evade Police/Cocaine Possession

A 29 year old Saskatoon man is facing a number of charges following a high-risk traffic stop on the weekend.

At approximately 5:15 p.m., June 15, 2019, Police spotted a Cadillac Escalade that had been reported stolen and was believed to have been involved in a previous incident with a firearm. Officers conducted a high-risk traffic stop while the vehicle was in a gas station parking lot in the 300 block of Avenue C North.  As one man was being brought into custody, a second suspect moved into the driver's seat of the vehicle and fled the scene.  Officers did not pursue the vehicle, however members of the Air Support Unit were able to monitor and witnessed the vehicle being driven in a dangerous manner before it was abandoned at Prince of Wales Avenue and Spadina Crescent.  The driver then fled the scene on foot and ASU witnessed the man throwing items into the river before he was arrested by ground units.  The 29 year old man was found to be in possession of cocaine and cash.  He is now facing charges of Possession of Cocaine, Dangerous Driving, Evade Police, Possession of Stolen Property, Breach of Recognizance and Breach of Undertaking.  The second male was released without charges.

 

Prince Albert RCMP – Missing 13 year old located

UPDATE: Prince Albert RCMP report Quinton Pone has been located safe and sound. Quinton is 14 years old.

BACKGROUND: 2019-06-10 06:50 p.m. Prince Albert RCMP is seeking the public's assistance in locating Quinton Pone.

He is described as a 14-year-old male with black hair and brown eyes. He is of slender build, measuring 5 feet 9 inches and weighing approximately 130 pounds. He was last seen on June 10, 2019 wearing a black baseball cap, a black shirt, a black hoodie, gray sweat pants and grey shoes.

Quinton Pone went missing from the RM of Buckland, 20 kilometres north of Prince Albert, SK on Monday, June 10, 2019 at approximately 11:00 a.m. It is believed he may be in Prince Albert or on his way to Saskatoon.

Saskatoon Police investigate shooting
 
Saskatoon Police are currently investigating a shooting that took place in the early morning hours of June 16, 2019 in the 300 block of Pendygrasse Road. A 24 year old male sustained gunshot wounds which sent him to hospital in stable condition.
 
Investigators from the Targeted Enforcement Unit and Forensic Identification Unit are investigating the shooting incident. Anyone with information is requested to contact the Saskatoon Police Service at 306-975-8300.

 

CORRECTION from RCMP: The victim was noted as being from the Maidstone area in yesterday's press release, but the release should have read that he was from the Milestone area

Train and semi collision - Maidstone man deceased

UPDATE #3 -8:00 p.m. Foam Lake RCMP remain on scene of the semi and train collision 3 miles west of Foam Lake.  RCMP are requesting the public to remain vigilant while driving in this area. There is currently one lane of travel open and RCMP will be assisting motorists though the area until both lanes re-open. Both lanes should re-open shortly.
UPDATE #2 - Saskatchewan RCMP - Train and Semi collision
6:00 p.m. RCMP Members and the Foam Lake Fire Department are still on scene of the collision 3 miles west of Foam Lake and expect to be on scene until this evening.
The collision was reported around 10:40 am, on a grid road that intersects the Canadian Pacific Rail Line just off Highway 16.
The southbound semi was struck by the eastbound train and then dragged until the train could be brought to a halt.  The truck was hauling non-hazardous goods and the train was transporting empty cars to Winnipeg.  The train did not derail and is still on the tracks.
The male driver and lone occupant of the semi, a 65 year-old from the Maidstone area was declared deceased at the scene. None of the train's crew reported injuries.
Highway 16 is still closed and detours are still in place until the highway can be cleared. Please try to avoid the area if possible and follow directions given by officers at the scene for detour information.
This incident will be investigated by the Canadian Pacific Police.

Saskatchewan RCMP - Train and Semi Collision

Wadena RCMP along with Canadian Pacific Police and Foam Lake Fire Department are attending to a collision between a semi truck and a train along Highway 16, 3 miles west of Foam lake. Traffic travelling along Highway 16 will be detoured around the scene of the collision.

Please try to avoid the area if possible and follow directions given by officers at the scene for detour information.

More information will be passed along as it become available.

RCMP La Ronge – 5 year old shot, arrests made

The Prince Albert General Investigation Service has been investigating an incident that occurred on Jan 13, 2019 when several shots were fired at a residence on the Air Ronge First Nation.  There were several people inside the residence at the time of the shooting and a five-year-old boy was stuck in the foot while inside the residence.

At this point in the investigation, an 18 male has been charged with the following:

Reckless Discharge of Firearm – S.244.2 CC
Discharge Firearm with Intent – S.244 CC
Criminal Negligence Causing Bodily harm  - S.221 CC
Participate in a Criminal Organization – 467.11(1) CC
Use a Firearm while Committing the Indictable Offence of Reckless Discharge of a Firearm– S.85(1)(a) CC 
Assault with a Weapon – S.267(a) 
Possess a Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose – S.88 CC 
Unlawfully Cause Bodily Harm by shooting – S.269 CC
Use a Firearm in a Careless Manner – S. 86(1) CC

The accused was under the age of 18 at the time of the incident, and as such, we will not be releasing his name

The youth made his first court appearance this morning at Provincial court in La Ronge and will make his next court appearance on June 20 at 9:00 am in La Ronge Provincial Court.

 

Saskatoon Police – Woman charged with human trafficking

A 23-year-old woman is facing charges of Human Trafficking following an investigation by the Saskatoon Police Service VICE Unit.

In March, the VICE unit began an investigation after receiving information that a 23-year-old woman was recruiting and trafficking three different women for the purpose of sexual exploitation between various cities in Saskatchewan and Alberta.

Investigation found that victims were recruited in various ways including personal introductions and through social media. She is also alleged to have stolen money and personal belongings in an effort to maintain control over the victims.

The victims are two 20-year-old women from Quebec and an 18-year-old woman from Moose Jaw, SK.

The 23-year-old woman has ties to Quebec and may go by the name ‘Mina’. She is charged with three counts each of Trafficking Persons, Uttering Threats and Theft Over $5000. She will appear before a Justice of the Peace this evening. (Court Info # 991093528)

Police are concerned that there may be additional victims related to this case or others, and encourage anyone affected to report to Police at 306-975-8300 or Crime Stoppers 1-800-222-8477.

La Ronge RCMP: Controlled Drugs and Substances Search

On June 9, 2019, a Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (CDSA) warrant was executed on a residence in the town of La Ronge. As a result of the search warrant, 2 males were arrested and charged for Trafficking and Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking. 

Located within the residence was a small amount of cocaine and cash. A vehicle was also seized and searched by warrant in relation to one of the accused. A weapon was located within the vehicle.

Jaiden Ross (DOB: 1996-09-05) is charged with Trafficking Cocaine, Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking, Possession of Proceeds of Crime, and Possession of a Weapon.

Also charged is Tristan Lariviere (dob 1996-11-26) with Trafficking Cocaine, Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking, Possession of Proceeds of Crime, and Possession of a Prohibited Weapon.

Both of the accused will make their next court appearance on August 19, 2019 at La Ronge Provincial Court.

Pinehouse RCMP: Controlled Drugs and Substances Search

On June 9, 2019 at approximately 11:35 a.m., Prince Albert General Investigation Section, Prince Albert Integrated Street Enforcement Team, Prince Albert Crime Reduction Team, and Pinehouse RCMP executed a Controlled Drugs and Substances (CDSA) warrant on a residence in Pinehouse Lake. 

The search resulted in seizures of a small amount of cocaine, ammunition, and cash. 

Riley Lariviere (DOB: 1990-05-24) was arrested and charged with the following offences:

Information: 90184202

1. S. 117.01(3) Possess Ammunition While Prohibited

2. S. 5(1) CDSA Trafficking a Controlled Substance – Schedule I (Cocaine)

Lariviere will make his next court appearance on August 14, 2019 at Provincial Court in Pinehouse.

Deschambault RCMP assist residents of a multiplex during a fire

2019-06-10 3:30 p.m. On the afternoon of June 7, 2019, members of the Deschambault Lake RCMP were on patrol and spotted heavy smoke coming from a multiplex housing unit. Three children came out of the residence telling officers that the thick smoke was from a pot that was left on the stove and that there were people still inside the apartments.

The two officers entered the main floor units and helped three adults out of the house. The officers then went to the upper units and evacuated the residents as the thick smoke had billowed upstairs.

Once all the residents were evacuated, one officer dawned his masks and took a fire extinguisher with him as he performed a secondary sweep of all the units, ensuring everyone made it out of the house safely. It was determined that there weren’t any flames, only thick smoke from the stove.

Both of the officers were treated for smoke inhalation but due to their quick response, only one resident required medical attention. Everyone was treated and released.

Saskatoon Police - Attempted Armed Robbery/Civilian Apprehension

One man is in custody after an unsuccessful attempt at robbing a group of people early Saturday morning.

At approximately 2:00 a.m., June 8, 2019, Patrol members were dispatched to a bar in the 2300 block of Preston Avenue South for a report of an armed robbery. Upon arrival, officers located a suspect and several patrons outside of the business. The patrons told Police that the male suspect had attempted to rob them. It was reported that a silver Chevrolet Trailblazer had pulled up to a group standing outside of the bar. A male exited the passenger side of the vehicle, approached the group and demanded money as he pointed a firearm at them. When the group didn’t react, the suspect began walking back to the waiting vehicle, but the patrons disarmed and apprehended the suspect until Police arrived. The driver of the Trailblazer fled the scene. Police took the suspect into custody without incident, as well as his sawed-off rifle.

A 23 year old Saskatoon man is charged with Armed Robbery (x2), Pointing a Firearm (x2), Careless Use of a Firearm, Possession of Dangerous Weapon and Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Saskatoon Police Service at 306-975-8300 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

Yorkton RCMP Fatal three-motor-vehicle collision on Highway 9

2019-06-09 10:15 p.m. - On June 8, 2019, at approximately 3:00 p.m., Yorkton RCMP attended the scene of a three-motor-vehicle collision on Highway 9, 3 km north of Yorkton, SK.

A minivantravelling southbound came into contact with a northboundutility trailer and collided with a northbound pickup truck.

Thedriver of the minivan, an 82-year-old female from Canora, SK, was pronounced deceased at the scene. The driver of the pickup truck, a 37-year-old female from Yorkton, SK, was transported by STARS Air Ambulance to Regina to be treated for core and lower body injuries. The occupants of the vehicle pulling the trailer were not injured.

The family of the deceased female has been notified. The name of the deceased will not be released.

A collision analyst attended the scene and the collision is still under investigation.

Highway 9 reopened to circulation on June 8, 2019 at approximately 10:30 p.m.


Pinehouse Lake RCMP - Prisoner escaped from Besnard Lake Correctional Facility

2019-06-09 09:05 p.m. - OnJune 9, 2019, at approximately 2:00 a.m.,Pinehouse Lake RCMP was informed that Randy Timothy Venne, a 30 year-old male, had escaped custody.

Venneis suspected to have left Besnard Lake Correctional Facility at around 10:00 p.m. on June 8, 2019. He was last seen onHighway 165 at the 50km marker around1:45 a.m on June 9, 2019. It is believed he could be on his way to La Ronge, SK.

Randy Timothy Venne is described as a 5'6" male withshaved brown hair and brown eyes. He is of average build,weights approximately 170 pounds and possesses numerous tattoos.

Some of his tattoos are: two tears under his left eye; the letters KV on his left cheek; stars on his right wrist; a diamond, a crown and the number 306 on his right hand; the word FAMILY on his left arm, the word KOBY on the inside of his right forearm; a cross with the numbers 89, 03 and 00 around it on the inside of his left forearm.
 

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Randy Timothy Venne is asked to contact Pinehouse LakeRCMP at 306-884-2400, Saskatchewan RCMP at 306-310-RCMP or CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.

Meadow Lake RCMP: Aggravated assault with a firearm, looking for two suspects

On June 6 at 2:30 a.m., Meadow Lake RCMP were called to a residence in Meadow Lake after it was reported that two people entered a home in the middle of the night, assaulting and shooting one of the occupants twice at close range. The suspects then fled the residence. The victim of the shooting remains in hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Meadow Lake RCMP Police Dog Services, detachment members, Meadow Lake General Investigation Services, and North Battleford RCMP Forensic Identification Unit are assisting with the investigation. 

The police are searching for two male suspects.

Ricky Lafond (2000-09-15) has a warrant out for his arrest in relation to this incident. He is charged with the following:

· Possession of a Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose S. 88(2) CC,

· Discharge a Firearm with Intent to Wound S. 244(2)(b) CC,

· Aggravated Assault S. 268(2) CC,

· Break, Enter and Commit an Indictable Offence S. 348(1)(b) CC,

· Robbery with a Firearm S. 344(1) (a.1) CC,

·  Using a firearm in the commission of an offence S. 85(3) CC,

· Assault with a Weapon S. 267(a) CC,

·Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm S. 91(1) CC.

If you have information regarding the whereabouts of Lafond, or the circumstances surrounding this incident, please contact Meadow Lake RCMP at 306-263-2570 or 306-310-RCMP. You may also contact Saskatchewan Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or submit a tip online at www.saskcrimestoppers.com.

Saskatoon man charged for child pornography

The Saskatchewan Internet Child Exploitation (ICE) Unit has charged a man from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan with three child pornography related offences. Don Michel Roullaud, age 50, has been charged with the following:

- Possession of Child Pornography – Sec.163.1(4) C.C.

- Accessing Child Pornography – Sec.  163.1 (4.1) C.C.

- Making Child Pornography Available – Sec. 163.1 (3) C.C.

On May 20, 2019 the ICE Unit began investigating the activities of an unknown person who was downloading and sharing child pornography images and videos on the Internet. The investigation identified a Saskatoon location where the offences were occurring. On June 5 members of the ICE Unit executed a search warrant at this location where they located child pornography and seized several computers and other devices for further forensic examination.

Don Roullaud was arrested at the location, charged and held in custody to appear in Saskatchewan Provincial Court in Saskatoon on June 6.

The Saskatchewan ICE Unit is comprised of investigators from the RCMP, Regina Police Service, Saskatoon Police Service, and Prince Albert Police Service. Their mandate is to investigate crimes involving the abuse and/or exploitation of children on the Internet.

 

Saskatoon - Forcible Confinement/Sexual Assault

A Saskatoon man is facing numerous charges following a report of a woman being forcibly confined and sexually assaulted.

On June 4, 2019, at approximately 7:30 a.m., Saskatoon Police received a call reporting that a woman had been held against her will and sexually assaulted in her home before she was able to escape. She told officers that the suspect may still be in her apartment, located in the 100 block of Wellman Crescent. Patrol members attended to the address where the male suspect was located and arrested without incident.

The 21 year old female victim told Police that she was in her apartment at approximately 5:00 p.m., June 3, 2019 when the suspect knocked on her door and asked to use her phone. After refusing the man, he forced his way into the apartment and reportedly sexually assaulted the victim. The suspect threatened harm on the victim if she attempted to leave. She was able to leave the apartment the next morning at approximately 7:30 a.m. and report the incident. The suspect and victim are not believed to be known to each other.

The 37 year old man is charged with Sexual Assault and Forcible Confinement. He will make his first provincial court appearance tomorrow morning at 9:30 a.m.

Saskatchewan RCMP: Update – Attempted murder charge

2019-06-05 - Additional charges have been laid in connection with the previous charges listed in earlier releases relating to this incident (included below as background).

Derek Ewan Pasap is additionally charged with:

- Attempted Murder - Sec. 239(1)(b) CC

- Possession of a firearm in a Vehicle - Sec.‎ 94 CC

- Possession of a prohibited firearm firearm in the commission of an offence -  Sec. 88 CC

- Possession of a prohibited firearm - Sec. 95 CC

- Two counts, Possession of a firearm while prohibited - Sec. 117.01(1) CC

- Possession of property obtained by crime - Sec. 354(1) CC

- Three counts, Breach of recognizance - Sec. 811 CC

Pasap’s next court appearance will be June 5, 2019, in Regina Provincial Court.

Donnely Nanaquewetung is still wanted by the RCMP and has not been located to date. If anyone has knowledge of his whereabouts, they are asked to call 911 or their local RCMP detachment or police service immediately.

BACKGROUND

The arrests of two suspects north of Regina May 22 and one suspect the previous evening, were the result of several violent incidents that occurred over the last few days.

On Wednesday, May 22 at 3:45 pm, Punnichy RCMP received a complaint of a shooting near a residence on the Muskowekwan First Nation.  The suspects, driving a stolen Ford Explorer, struck a male that was on foot and then shot him with a firearm.  

Donnely Nanaquewetung (dob 1993-07-03) from Regina, SK, has been charged and is wanted for the following offences:

Attempted Murder – Sec. 239(1)(b) C.C.

Dangerous Operation of Motor Vehicle – Sec. 320 C.C.

Possession of Firearm in a Vehicle – Sec. 94 C.C.

Donnely Nanaquetung is considered armed and dangerous. Members of the public are encouraged not to approach him and contact your local police service if he is located.

Later the same day around 6:00 pm, a Grey Explorer was reported driving erratically near the Marijuana dispensary on the Muscowpetung First Nation.  The originally reported suspect vehicle could not be located, but a different stolen vehicle was observed and the lone male occupant was arrested for Possession of Stolen property.

Tyler Layne Gambler (dob 1998-09-18) of Muscowpetung First Nation is charged with Possession of Stolen Property and Breach of Probation.

On Thursday, May 23, there was an altercation at the gas station on the Piapot First Nation. Two adult males in a vehicle stolen from Pilot Butte were observed in a verbal altercation with two other males that escalated into a physical confrontation with a machete as a weapon.   One adult male victim was struck with the machete by one of the suspects.  The victim of the machete injury was immediately taken by family members to hospital in Regina.  The second male fled with his family to the Muscowpetung First Nation.  The suspects chased the vehicle to the medical clinic on the Muscowpetung First Nation, attempting to ram it off the road several times.  Once at the clinic, the male was able to create distance from the suspects by fleeing into the clinic.  The suspects then stole his vehicle and fled the scene in the second newly acquired stolen vehicle.   The suspects now had two stolen vehicles and the police were flooding the area.

Both of the suspects were arrested in the two stolen vehicles at separate times after two different pursuits.  One ended on Hwy 6 outside of Regina in the northbound lanes.  The other pursuit ended after the suspect rolled the stolen vehicle in a field.  No injuries were reported during these arrests. Officers from all of the surrounding detachments, Regina Police Service, Regina Police Canine, and RCMP Air Service Units were involved in the search and arrests.  

Two adult males are facing several charges:

Dereck Ewan Pasap (dob 1992-06-03)

Operate a motor vehicle while being pursued by a Peace Officer and fail to stop (Sec. 320.17 c.c.)

Dangerous Driving X 2 (Sec. 320.13(1)

Possession of Stolen Property (Sec. 354(1)(a)

Robbery (Sec. 344)

Possession of a Weapon for a dangerous purpose (Sec. 88(2)cc)

Breach of Recog. under sec. 810 (Sec. 811 c.c.) X 4

Jamie Ray William Munroe (dob 1995-04-06)

Assault with a weapon (Sec. 267(a)cc)

Assault with a weapon (Sec. 267(a)cc)

Assault causing bodily harm (Sec. 267(b)cc)

Robbery (sec. 344)

Dangerous driving X 2 (320.13(1)cc)

Operate a motor vehicle while being pursued by a Peace Officer and fail to stop (Sec. 320.17 c.c.);

Operate a motor vehicle while being prohibited from doing so (Sec. 320.18(1)(a) cc)

Possession of stolen property (sec. 354(1)(a)cc)

Breach of Recog. under sec. 810 (Sec. 811 c.c.) X 4

 

RCMP Shellbrook - Drug investigation finds energy weapon

On June 3rd, the Ahtahkakoop & Shellbrook RCMP Detachment executed a Controlled Drugs and Substance Act Search warrant on a residence in Canwood.

During the search of the residence, police seized several items including: methamphetamine (crystal meth), drug related paraphernalia, electronic devices, and a Conducted Energy or Tazer like weapon.

As a result, 37-year-old Tyler Fleury was arrested and charged for possession for the purpose of trafficking methamphetamine and possession of a prohibited weapon.

Fleury appeared before a Justice and was released on strict conditions and is to appear on a later court date in Shellbrook.

RCMP La Loche – Aggravated assault

On Jun 2 at 6 :08 am, the La Loche detachment members received a call from a residence in the town of La Loche.

An adult male had broken into a home and assaulted another adult male with a knife while the victim was sleeping in the residence.   The victim was stabbed multiple times in the face and upper torso, including part of his ear being cut off.  The victim was later air lifted to Saskatoon for treatment.  

The suspect fled the home after the assault and was arrested a short time later and held in custody until his first court appearance this morning.

Charged is Austin Lee Herman (dob 1966-06-26) with the following:

Aggravated Assault- 268(2) CC

Assault- 266 CC

Assault with a weapon- 267(a) CC

Break and enter to commit an indictable offence - 348(1)(b) CC

Fail to comply with Judges Undertaking - 145(3) CC X 5

Mischief under $5000 - 430(4) CC

Possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose - 88(2) CC X 2

Kindersley/Kerrobert RCMP and Crime Reduction Team: Drug/firearms seizure

2019-06-01, 10:30pm, TheKindersley/Kerrobert RCMP and the F Division Crime Reduction Team havechargeda male from Kerrobertwith a number of offences following the execution of a search warrant in Kerrobert, Saskatchewan.

OnJune 1st, 2019 at around 10:30pm, members of the Kindersley/Kerrobert Detachment and the RCMP's Crime Reduction Team executed a search warrant at a residence on Alberta Avenue in Kerrobert, Saskatchewan. Officers arresteda maleat the residence and further investigation lead to the discovery of2 firearms, ammunition, and varying quantities of suspected methamphetamine, suspected "Shatter" which is a Cannabis derivative, suspected cocaine, and other drug paraphernalia.
The accused and respective charges are as follows;
Alexander SMARCH, 36 year old male from Kerrobert

1.Possession ofa Controlled Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking
2. Possession of a Controlled Substance
3. Trafficking a Controlled Substance
4. Possession of Illicit Cannabis
5. Possession of Cannabis for the Purpose of Trafficking
6. Possession Property Obtained by Crime Under $5000.00
7. Unsafe Storage of a Firearm
8. Possession of a Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose
9. Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm (x2)
10. Possession of a Firearm While Prohibited (X2)
11. Possession of Ammunition While Prohibited
SMARCH was remanded into custody and will appear in Saskatoon Provincial Court on June 3rd, 2019.

The Saskatchewan RCMP has two permanent Crime Reduction Teams (CRTs) operating in the province. Their mandate is to overtly target known criminals, prolific offenders, and repeat offenders to reduce crime and make Saskatchewan safer. The two teams, based out of North Battleford and Prince Albert, are completely mobile and travel to areas that require assistance where community safety has been identified as a concern.

Weyburn RCMP - Two fatalities confirmed in three-vehicle collision

On 2019-06-01 at approximately 3:30 P.M Weyburn RCMP, Fire and EMS responded to a three vehicle collision on Highway 13 approximately 11 miles east of Weyburn. Two of the vehicles were travelling  east bound and one vehicle was travelling west bound. RCMP are working with the coroner’s office to identify the occupants of one of the vehicles. That vehicle was engulfed by flames. We can confirm two fatalities at the scene. The names of the individuals are not being released at this time.

Also, early in the morning of 2019-06-02 Weyburn RCMP responded to a semi tractor trailer rollover also on Highway 13 approximately 8 miles west of Weyburn.  The Semi is carrying butane. There is no spill or leakage  and efforts to clean up the site of this incident will be occurring at approximately 10:00 a.m June 2 which will result in the closure of highway 13 for a period of time.  Traffic travelling this portion of highway 13 will be re-routed for a few hours.
 

Kindersley RCMP and F Division Crime Reduction Team: Search Warrant leads to drug seizure
 

The Kindersley RCMP and the F Division Crime Reduction Team have charged two individuals from Kindersley with a number of offences following the execution of a search warrant in Kindersley, Saskatchewan.

 
On May 31st, 2019 at around 1:00 am, members of the Kindersley Detachment and the RCMP's Crime Reduction Team executed a search warrant at a residence on Kay Crescent in Kindersley, Saskatchewan. Officers arrested three individuals at the residence and the subsequent investigation lead to the discovery of 27 grams of suspected crack cocaine and 3 grams of suspected methamphetamine.
The accused persons and respective charges are as follows;
 
Shawn W. FINLAY, 33 year old male from Kindersley     

         1. Possession of a Controlled Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking 
         2. Possession of a Controlled Substance
         3. Fail To Comply with a Probation Order
 
Brooke GASSNER,, 19 year old female from Kindersley; 
         1. Possession of a Controlled Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking 
         2. Possession of a Controlled Substance
 
FINLAY was remanded into custody and will appear in Provincial Court in Kindersley on June 4th, 2019. GASSNER was released to appear in Provincial Court in Kindersley on July 16th, 2019. The third person arrested during the execution of the search warrant has been released without charge.
The Saskatchewan RCMP has two permanent Crime Reduction Teams (CRTs) operating in the province. Their mandate is to overtly target known criminals, prolific offenders, and repeat offenders to reduce crime and make Saskatchewan safer. The two teams, based out of North Battleford and Prince Albert, are completely mobile and travel to areas that require assistance where community safety has been identified as a concern.


RCMP Kamsack Drowning Update.
 

The body of the adult male, Dallas Miller of Benito Manitoba has been recovered by the RCMP Underwater Recovery Team.   The investigation is now falls under the Saskatchewan Coroners Service.

RCMP Kamsack - Adult male presumed drowned saving child

Late Thursday afternoon the RCMP was called to Pelican Point on Madge Lake for an adult male that was presumed drowned.

Three adults, a male and two females were on the water with five children in a boat and enjoying the day.   One of the children was playing in the water by the ladder of the boat and was pulled away from the boat by the wind and waves.  The adult male jumped into to assist the child and was also pulled away from the boat.  The two females tried to assist by throwing lifejackets, but the wind prevented them from reaching the struggling male and child.  One of the females was able to jump into the water and the male pushed the child toward her and into her reach.  The male was then lost and did not resurface.

The area was surface searched last night by family members and Ministry of the Environment Conservation officers. The boat launch and Pelican Point is closed and the RCMP Underwater Recovery Team is attending to the area.  Assisting in the search is the Saskatchewan Emergency Services, the Beniot Fire and Rescue Department, Victim Services, the Red Cross and Conservation officers.

The missing and presumed drowned Male is 29-year-old Dallas Miller, a father of 2 from Benito Manitoba.   The Immediate family is requesting privacy at this time and Lyle Penner 306-594-4640 will be the family contact for any media inquires.a

Saskatoon – Meewasin death ruled homicide

Members of the Saskatoon Police Service Major Crime Section are investigating the fifth homicide of 2019.

Following an autopsy conducted by the Saskatchewan Coroners Service, and with the consent of the family, the Saskatoon Police Service has identified a 36 year old male, Daniel Joseph Morrison as the victim of Saskatoon’s latest homicide investigation. The cause of death will not be released at this time.

On Sunday evening a person walking on the Meewasin Trail discovered Daniel Morrison injured below a pedestrian bridge adjacent to the 800 block of Spadina Crescent East. A nearby Saskatoon Police Service member on foot patrol was directed to Morrison’s location where additional officers and Medavie Health Services attended to. Morrison was transported to hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

Daniel Morrison did not have a fixed address but was known to frequent the downtown core and riverbank area, including the area along the Meewasin Trail where he was found injured.

Morrison is described as having been 6’4” tall, weighing 176lbs. He had long hair and unshaven facial hair. At the time he was found, Morrison was wearing a light jacket, dark green in colour with blue jeans. He was also wearing distinct size 18, yellow Nike high-top shoes, (included in attached photo).

Investigators are asking for the public’s assistance in speaking to any witnesses who may have seen Morrison downtown or along the Meewasin Trail on Sunday May 26, 2019.

If you have information in regards to this homicide, please call the Saskatoon Police Service at 306-975-8300 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

RCMP La Ronge – Fire starts during search

On May 29, 2019, members of the La Ronge RCMP along with the Prince Albert RCMP Emergency Response Team and RCMP Police Dog Services executed a search warrant at a residence on the Lac La Ronge Indian Reserve.  During the execution of the search warrant a fire started inside the residence. The fire was put out by RCMP members using fire extinguishers, but the fire flared back up and was then extinguished by the La Ronge Fire Department.  The residence suffered some fire and smoke damage. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

As a result of the search of the residence, several firearms were seized and small quantity of cocaine packaged for distribution.

Charged with possession of a controlled substance and several firearms related charges is 18-year-old Colton Ratt (dob 2001-04-11) of La Ronge, he made his first court appearance today at La Ronge Provincial Court.  Also facing firearm related charges is 46-year-old Russell Ratt (dob 1973-04-24), his next court appearance is July 28 at Provincial court in La Ronge.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Suspicious Death - 200 Block Avenue V South

July 05, 2019 05:41PM, Release 2019-0475


 


Saskatoon Police are investigating after locating a deceased woman in a residence late this afternoon.

At approximately 4:30 p.m., Officers were responding to check on the welfare of an individual in an apartment in the 200 block of Avenue V South. Upon their arrival they located a deceased woman. Her death is considered suspicious at this time and Major Crime is investigating.

An autopsy will be scheduled for next week, after which an update will be provided.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Suspicious Death - 200 Block Avenue V South

July 05, 2019 05:41PM, Release 2019-0475


 


Saskatoon Police are investigating after locating a deceased woman in a residence late this afternoon.

At approximately 4:30 p.m., Officers were responding to check on the welfare of an individual in an apartment in the 200 block of Avenue V South. Upon their arrival they located a deceased woman. Her death is considered suspicious at this time and Major Crime is investigating.

An autopsy will be scheduled for next week, after which an update will be provided.  

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