RCMP Lay charges in Death of Inmate of Regina Provincial Correctional Centre

2019-04-18- RCMP Lay charges in Death of Inmate of Regina Provincial Correctional Centre

On August 22, 2017 Kirk Kelly Sabit was an inmate of the Regina Provincial Correctional Centre.  He was found unresponsive in his cell at the Regina Provincial Correctional Centre on the morning of August 23.  The investigation into his death was led by the Regina RCMP General Investigation Section with the assistance of the RCMP Forensic Identification Section.

The investigation revealed that Sabit had lethal doses of Carfentanil and Fentanyl in his body at the time of his death.

Evidence from the investigation has led investigators to charge Nikolai Ellson (dob 1996-12-19) with Manslaughter in the death of Kirk Sabit.  This is the first Manslaughter charge laid by the RCMP in Saskatchewan in which of Carfentanil or Fentanyl was the cause of death.

Ellson will make his next court appearance on Tuesday, April 30 at Regina Provincial Court.

2019-04-18- Stanley Mission RCMP – Suspicious Sudden Death Investigation Results in 2nd Degree Murder Charge

On April 15, 2019, Stanley Mission RCMP received a complaint of an injured male at a residence in Stanley Mission.  When RCMP officers arrived on the scene, they located a deceased 29-year-old male.  The deceased male has been identified as Robert Phillip McKenzie, a resident of Stanley Mission.

Investigators have determined there was an altercation that occurred in the deceased’s residence.  During the altercation the deceased was fatally injured.  The suspect fled the scene and was arrested without incident the evening of April 15, 2019 at the suspect’s residence in Stanley Mission.

As a result of the investigation, Darcy Patrick Charles (DOB: 1980-09-25) of Stanley Mission has been charged with second degree murder.  Darcy Charles made his first court appearance in La Ronge Provincial Court on Thursday, April 18, 2019 at 9:30 a.m.

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2019-04-14
- White Butte RCMP is requesting the public’s assistance in locating a 15-year-old male

 

Brayden Olson was last seen at a residence near Pilot Butte at approximately 2 p.m. on Monday April 8, 2019.

He is described as a 15-year-old male, 5'8" tall, 130 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing jeans and a black sweatshirt.

He has been known to frequent areas in and around Regina, but it has not been confirmed that this is where he may be.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Brayden is asked to call White Butte RCMP at 306-781-5050, their local police service or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

brayden olsen

Barricaded person in a vehicle - Fort Qu’Appelle RCMP

2019.04.17 - 1:35pm - On April 16, 2019 at 10:30 am Fort Qu’Appelle RCMP responded to a complaint of break and enter into outbuildings located just south of the town of Balcarres.  Local inquiries by an officer identified a vehicle of interest parked on a dirt road in close proximity to the crime scene.  Shortly thereafter a male suspect was located a short distance away from the vehicle walking in a farmer’s field.  As the officer made contact with the suspect, he can became agitated and confrontational towards the officer.  The suspect entered the vehicle and fled from the officer for a short distance down a dirt road before stopping. The suspect refused to cooperate with commands to exit the vehicle and additional officers were called to the scene. A firearm was believed to be inside the vehicle so Police Dog Services, Fort Qu'Appelle Traffic Services and Melville RCMP assisted in containing the area. After a two hour standoff, the suspect surrendered to police without incident.

Christopher Adam Miller, 35 years old, of Melville, Saskatchewan has been charged with:

Possession of a Weapon for Dangerous Purpose Sec. 88 Criminal Code

Using Imitation Firearm in Commission of Offence Sec. 85(2) CC

Break and Enter Sec. 348(1)(b) CC

Flight from Peace Officer Sec. 320.17 CC

Drive While Disqualified Sec. 320.18(1)(b) CC

Obstruction Sec. 129(a) CC

Identity Fraud Sec. 403(d) CC

Miller also had outstanding warrants from the Melville RCMP for Drive While Disqualified and charges under the Environmental Management and Protection Act.

Miller appeared before a Justice of the Peace and was remanded into custody to appear in Provincial Court in Fort Qu’Appelle on April 18, 2019.

 

La Loche RCMP: All-terrain vehicle seizures

It is well known the operation of all terrain vehicles (ATV's) on local streets, roads and highways is not allowed as per the All Terrain Vehicle Act in Saskatchewan.  Community leaders and citizens have expressed concerns with the amount of people operating ATV's in and around the community in an unsafe manner.  RCMP members have seen people operating these ATV's, activated their emergency equipment and stopped or attempted to stop ATV's using the roadway.  Since the start of April several ATV operators have been stopped and complied with members direction to use the ditch or public land however, there have been many instances where ATV operators have not complied with police direction to pull to the left and come to a stop.  In fact this has happened more than 20 times where ATV's have refused to stop for police and drove away, when it was very apparent/evident police were attempting to stop these operators.  It should be mentioned prior to seeing police officers these ATV operators were seen to be driving the ATV in a dangerous and erratic manner that was dangerous to other users of the streets, roadways and highways along with the pedestrians.

A concerted effort was made this past weekend to address these ATV operators.  After a couple nights of eventful covert surveillance, members using unmarked police vehicles and assistance from community members in and around La Loche and the Clearwater River Dene Nation RCMP members seized six (6) all-terrain vehicles.  These ATV's had been seen "fleeing" from police, driving in a erratic and dangerous manner.  Needless to say the use of safety equipment (helmets & appropriate clothing) these operators were using was....."zip"!!!!  They did however do an excellent job in hiding their faces with bandana's and balaclavas to conceal their identity.  This has resulted in open investigations to ascertain the identity of drivers.  All of the ATV's seized have been impounded for a mandatory amount of time ranging from 2 days to 30 days.

We certainly believe we have the attention of these operators as sometime during the night or early morning hours of April 16th,2019,  the vehicle tires of a police vehicle parked outside the residence of an on call RCMP officer were slashed.  It is believed to be associated or should I say "retaliation" from the events over the weekend.   Police and local ATV groups/users have encouraged everyone operating an ATV to do so in a safe manner.  Police officers have responded to ATV collisions in the past which have resulted in injury to the operator or in some cases death.  Helmets and appropriate clothing is encouraged along with the safe use and operation of the ATV.

The investigation into identifying the ATV operators and the slashing of the police vehicle tires is still on going and the RCMP is asking anyone with information to please contact La Loche RCMP at 306-822-2010 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

Missing Persons LOCATED - Warman RCMP 

UPDATE: The youths mention in previous media releases has been located and returned safe and sound.

BACKGROUND: On April 4th 2019, the Warman RCMP received a report of 2 missing females. Shaunte Spavier-Wolfe (2005-12-19) and Niki Scott (2004-10-08) were last seen at Ranch Ehrlo. Niki Scott is believed to have ties to the North Battleford and Moosomin First Nation near Cochin, SK. Shaunte Spavier-Wolfe is believed to have ties to Punnichy area.

Shaunte Sparvier-Wolfe is described as a First Nations female, 5'6" (165cm) tall and approximately 110lbs (50kg), with medium length dark hair. Shaunte Sparvier-Wolfe was last seen wearing all red cloths from head to toe.

Niki Scott is described as a First Nations female, 5'7" (168cm) tall and approximately 135lbs (61kg), with medium length dyed red hair. Niki Scott has lines shaved into her eyebrows. Niki Scott was last seen wearing a Grey long sleeve shirt, black t shirt over top, and black track pants.

Collision with injuries - Big River Detachment

On 2019-04-16 at approximately 5:30 p.m. Big River RCMP with the assistance from Ahtahkakoop RCMP responded to a motor vehicle collision involving 2 vehicles on the 793 highway east of Victoire, Sask. Police arrived on scene and determined there were 3 occupants in one vehicle and 4 occupants in the second vehicle. All occupants sustained non-life threatening injuries and were transported to hospital by ambulance for treatment.
 
One passenger sustained more serious, believe to be non-life threatening injuries and was flown to a Saskatoon hospital by STARS Air Ambulance.
 
EMS from Big River and Spiritwood attended the scene to assist with medical treatment of the occupants.
 
An RCMP Forensic Collision Analyst attended the scene to investigate.
 
Alcohol is believed to be a factor in this collision. No charges have been laid and the investigation is ongoing.
 

Stanley Mission RCMP - Suspicious sudden death

2019-04-16 - 10 a.m. - On April 15, just before 7 a.m., Stanley Mission RCMP received a complaint of an injured male at a residence in Stanley Mission.

When RCMP officers arrived on the scene, they located a deceased adult male.

Investigators are treating the death as suspicious and the RCMP Major Crime Unit - North is leading the investigation, with the assistance of officers from the Stanley Mission RCMP Detachment and Prince Albert Forensic Identification Section. At this time, investigators do not believe there is a risk to public safety. An autopsy will be conducted in the upcoming days.  

No further information can be released at this time as the investigation is in the preliminary stages. Updates will be provided as they become available.

Melville Detachment requesting public’s assistance

2019-04-15 - 3:15 p.m. - Melville Detachment is requesting the public’s assistance locating the person(s) that are responsible for vandalizing a water dispensing machine in an attempt to get the money from it. The incident happened on Main Street in Leross.

Two females were caught on a video surveillance system. One female appears to be in her twenties, wearing glasses. The second female is wearing a black jacket with a fur-lined hood. This incident happened on March 17 between 3:10 a.m. and 3:20 a.m.

If you have information regarding this or any other crime, please contact Melville RCMP at 306-728-1700 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).

 

Vandalism in Cudworth

At approximately 10 p.m. on April 13, the Wakaw RCMP began to respond to multiple reports of vandalism in the town of Cudworth.

Reports of houses, vehicles, and commercial premises were spray painted with various slogans and wording. 

Investigators have attended and seized evidence from various scenes and these are being processed.

If you have any information on who is responsible for these offences, or would like to report a crime, you are requested to contact the Wakaw RCMP at 306-233-5810.

Prince Albert CFSEU - Drug investigation and seizure

On April 9, Prince Albert Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit completed a lengthy drug trafficking investigation that culminated with a vehicle stop near North Battleford that resulted in the seizure of two kilograms of methamphetamine and $1,000 cash.

Prince Albert CFSEU subsequently executed five search warrants in Prince Albert and area that resulted in the seizure of two handguns, ammunition, a money counter, drug trafficking paraphernalia, and a large amount of cocaine cutting agent.

Maggie Clarke, age 22, is charged with the following offences:

- Possession of methamphetamine for the purpose of trafficking, s. 5(2) CDSA

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

- Careless storage of a firearm, s. 86(1) CC

- Possession of a firearm for a purpose dangerous to the public peace, s. 88 CC

- Possession of a restricted weapon without a license, s. 91(1) CC

- Possession of a restricted firearm together with readily accessible ammunition, s. 95(b) CC

Clarke appeared in Prince Albert Provincial Court on Thursday, April 10 and was remanded to her next appearance on Monday, April 15 in Prince Albert.

Anthony Grant Pederson, age 33, is charged with the following offences:

- Careless storage of a firearm x 2, s. 86(1) CC

 Possession of a firearm for a purpose dangerous to the public peace, s. 88 CC

- Possession of a firearm without a license x 2, s. 92(1) CC

- Possession of a restricted firearm together with readily accessible ammunition, s. 95(b) CC

- Fail to comply with a recognizance x 2, s. 145(3) CC

Pederson appeared in Prince Albert Provincial Court on Thursday, April 10 and was remanded to his next appearance on Wednesday, April 17 in Prince Albert.

Kassie Svendsen, age 22 is charged with the following offences:

- Careless storage of a firearm x 2, s. 86(1) CC

- Possession of a prohibited firearm without a license, s. 91(1) CC

Svendsen will make her first appearance in Prince Albert Provincial Court on Wednesday, April 24, 2019.

The Saskatchewan Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit (CFSEU) is a province wide integrated policing task force formed to investigate existing and emerging organized crime groups.  Saskatchewan CFSEU has units located in Regina, Saskatoon, and Prince Albert with a common mandate to target criminal organizations operating within the participating agencies jurisdiction and surrounding areas and to disrupt and dismantle criminal organizations.

RCMP Yorkton: UPDATE More homicide charges

Additional people have been charged in relation to the death of Colin Focht, first reported missing in August 2018

Facing charges of second degree murder are Jordan Ironstand (dob 1995-12-04) and a male youth who cannot be named.

Another individual, who was a youth at the time of the crime and so cannot be named, has been charged with accessory after the fact of murder.

All are currently in custody and will be appearing at Regina Provincial Court on unrelated matters on April 15.  

The fourth person previously charged, Taiya Hudy, will also appear on April 17 in Yorkton Provincial Court.

A preliminary torensic autopsy was conducted with the assistance of Dr. Ernie Walker on April 5 to confirm the identify of the recovered remains as those of Colin Focht. A complete forensic autopsy will be conducted this week.

Witchekan Lake teen located

Update: RCMP report Aiden Keenatch has been located safe and sound.

Background: On March 30, 2019, 13-year-old Aiden Keenatch was reported missing to Spiritwood RCMP. Keenatch is residing on Witchekan Lake First Nation and was last seen on March 30 at 2 p.m. on Witchekan Lake First Nation walking to an unknown location. 

Aiden Keenatch is described as an Aboriginal male, 154 cm tall and 54 kg in weight, with brown hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a black jogging outfit. 

Big River holds RCMP Town Hall

On April 11, Big River RCMP hosted a Town Hall meeting in Big River. A modest group of citizens attended the meeting and productive discussions were held between the citizens and members of Big River detachment.

Detachment crime stats were reported and a significant decrease in property crime is noted, especially in the areas of reported cabin and residential break and enters. Cpl. Rempel of Big River RCMP credits this decrease in property crime to the detachment Offender Management Program where offenders living in the community on court ordered conditions are closely monitored by police. Big River detachment initiated the program in November, 2018 and has committed significant resources to this program. To date, Big River members have made over 300 checks on prolific offenders living in the community on court ordered conditions. The RCMP works together with Probation Services in identifying the highest risk offenders living in the community.

Cpl. Rempel says, “This means our members are out knocking on the doors of offenders all hours of the night, ensuring these people are abiding by their conditions. It’s working, it’s reducing crime and it’s holding these people accountable to their conditions.”

Cpl. Rempel said, “Big River detachment will continue to work with our community partners and citizens of our communities to provide an effective, quality policing service.”

Child Exploitation (ICE) Unit: Charges laid against Saskatoon man

2019-04-11
- 3:00 p.m.- The Saskatchewan Internet Child Exploitation Unit has charged a Saskatoon man with child pornography offences, in relation to complaints received regarding three separate user profiles sharing child pornography through popular social media applications.

Joseph George CYR, age 53, has been charged with the following:


· 4 counts of Possession of Child Pornography – Sec. 163.1(4) CC

· 2 counts of Make Available Child Pornography – Sec. 163.1(3) CC

· 1 count of Transmits Child Pornography – Sec. 163.1(3) CC

The investigation identified the same person was associated to all three profiles and on April 10, 2019 members of the Saskatchewan ICE Unit executed a search warrant at a residence in Saskatoon. Child pornography was located and a cellular phone and laptop seized. Joseph CYR was arrested at the residence, charged and held in custody overnight.

On April 11, 2019 Joseph CYR appeared in Saskatchewan Provincial Court in Saskatoon where he was released on numerous conditions and is scheduled to reappear on April 25, 2019 at 2:00 p.m.

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.

RCMP White Butte - Body located near Hwy 11 UPDATE

The forensic autopsy of the 29-year-old male that was located along Hwy 11 north of Regina was conducted on April 9.

It has been determined at this point in the investigation that foul play is not suspected.

There are still some outstanding tests that must be conducted, but those will be completed as part of the investigation of the Saskatchewan Coroners Service.

Erratic driver assaults officer during traffic stop

By Devan C. Tasa / Humboldt Journal

HUMBOLDT — A 24-year-old Saskatoon woman was charged with assaulting a police officer after being pulled over for erratic driving.

At around 5 p.m. on April 2, Humboldt-Lanigan RCMP were dispatched after receiving complaints about an erratic driver on Highway 5 west of Humboldt heading eastbound towards town. “A traffic stop was conducted with the person, found to be breaching her conditions, at which time, the member took her into custody and a scuffle ensued,” said Cst. Geoff Applegate with the Humboldt-Lanigan RCMP.

“As a result of that incident, that 24 year old female from Saskatoon was charged with assaulting a police officer, uttering threats, resisting arrest, two counts of breaching of probation, as well as charged under the Traffic Safety Act for driving without a valid driver’s licence.”

The woman was taken into custody and appeared in court April 3.

RCMP White Butte – body found

April 8 – 3:03 p.m. - Police are currently on scene at Hwy 11 north of Regina, near the new overpass. They are investigating a body that was located in the east ditch. 

The investigation is only in the first steps and police be in will the area for the next few hours. Traffic maybe delayed in the northbound lanes while the police conduct the investigation.

The Saskatchewan Coroners Service is attending and assisting with the investigation.

RCMP Meadow Lake – Arrests made to curb criminal activity

Over this past weekend there was an increased police presence in the Meadow Lake area. The Meadow Lake RCMP was joined by the Crime Reduction Team, Emergency Response Team, Prince Albert Integrated Street Enforcement Team and the RCMP Police Dog Service. The increased presence was a planned operation to combat an escalation in drug trafficking and criminal activity.

Search warrants were executed on six residences. Several people were taken into custody and evidence was seized as a result of the searches. Seven people were charged as a result of the executed search warrants and four other people had outstanding warrants for other incidents.

The following people are facing charges and will be appearing in court:

Brenden Yew (DOB:1994/11/25)              

1.    Possession of prohibited weapon 117.1(1) CC  x 2

2.    Intimidation of justice participant 423.1(3) CC

Candice Sergeew (DOB:1978/11/22)

1.    Possession Sch 1 (Meth) 4(1)CDSA

2.    Possession Sch 1 (Cocaine) 4(1)CDSA

Keenan Partridge (DOB:1997/12/21)

1.    Possession Sch 1 (Meth) 4(1)CDSA

2.    Possession of cannabis for distribution - 10(2)CDSA

Sidney Head (Senior) (DOB:1955/05/23)

1.    Trafficking 5(1)CDSA

Sidney Head (Junior) (DOB:1978/09/19)

1.    Fail to comply with probation 733.1(1)CC

2.    Fail to comply with probation 733.1(1)CC

Mervin Villebrun (DOB:1967/10/28)

1.    Possession for the purpose of trafficking 5(2)CDSA

Elizabeth Skyopyk (DOB:1975/06/10)

1.    Possession Sch 1  4(1)CDSA

 

RCMP seeking owners of stolen copper

Since the beginning of March, 2019, RCMP detachments in the Swift Current and Morse areas have recovered several large amounts of copper wire. In some cases the wire is identifiable via markings and labels, however, efforts to identify the owners of the copper wire have been fruitless so far. The RCMP are asking companies and individuals that work with or own copper wire, bare and coated, to check their stock and determine if they have been the targets of theft. 

If you believe you have been, please contact your local RCMP, or 310-RCMP, to make arrangements to identify your missing property.

Missing Persons - Warman RCMP

2019-04-06 - 7:20pm - On April 4, the Warman RCMP received a report of 2 missing females. Shaunte Spavier-Wolfe (2005-12-19) and Niki Scott (2004-10-08) were last seen at Ranch Ehrlo. Niki Scott is believed to have ties to the North Battleford and Moosomin First Nation near Cochin, SK. Shaunte Spavier-Wolfe is believed to have ties to Punnichy area.
Shaunte Sparvier-Wolfe is described as a First Nations female, 5'6" (165cm) tall and approximately 110lbs (50kg), with medium length dark hair. Shaunte Sparvier-Wolfe was last seen wearing all red clothes from head to toe.
Niki Scott is described as a First Nations female, 5'7" (168cm) tall and approximately 135lbs (61kg), with medium length dyed red hair. Niki Scott has lines shaved into her eyebrows. Niki Scott was last seen wearing a Grey long sleeve shirt, black t shirt over top, and black track pants.
Warman RCMP are seeking the public's assistance in locating this missing person, if you see either of these two girls or know of her whereabouts please contact the RCMP at 306-975-1670 or 310-RCMP or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or submit a tip online at www.saskcrimestoppers.com

Missing Person - Ahtahkakoop RCMP

UPDATE - The Ahtahkakoop RCMP have located Ms. Josie HEAD safe and sound.  They would like to thank the public and media with their assistance in locating this missing person.

2019-04-05 3:40pm -  On April 5th 2019, the Ahtahkakoop/Shellbrook RCMP received a report of a missing female- Josie Brenda Lee HEAD (DOB: 1998/11/03) from Mistawasis First Nation. Josie HEAD was last seen April 3rd at Mistawasis High School. Josie Head has since stopped all contact with family and friends since 3:00pm April 4th.

Josie Head is described as a First Nations female, 5' 5" tall and approximately 110lbs with shoulder length dark hair. Josie HEAD was last seen wearing a blue jeans, black Bench jacket with pink Bench logo and lining and red running shoes.

 
Her last communication was that she was in Prince Albert and may be heading to James Smith First Nation. 
 
Ahtahkakoop/ Shellbrook RCMP are seeking the public's assistance in locating this missing person, if you see Josie HEAD or know of her whereabouts please contact the RCMP at 306-747-2606 or 310-RCMP or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or submit a tip online at www.saskcrimestoppers.com
 

Break, Enter and Theft at Farm near Bruno

2019-04-05 3:30 p.m.

In the early morning hours of March 21, 2019, 2 unknown suspects entered a farmyard off highway 5 just west of the Bruno turnoff. Once on the property they forced entry into 2 storage containers, and stole a 12v car battery. The pair also attempted to access the fuel tanks on the property. The 2 suspects were captured on camera and can be seen in the attached photos. Both suspects are male, and appear to be middle aged. The unique van they were driving is described as an older model blue and white Chevrolet Panel van, with no side windows.

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.

Humboldt RCMP: Requesting the public’s assistance with finding owner(s) of recovered tools 

On March 28, 2019, Humboldt RCMP conducted a search of a residence in Humboldt and recovered several tools as a result. The items are listed below:

Air compressor, weed eater, industrial lights, chain saw, socket set, welding torch, gas generator, tire rack, solar panels, miter saw, heavy duty vehicle jack. RCMP have conducted local checks against our stolen property files and cannot determine the rightful owners of these items. If you have lost or had any of these items stolen, and can described/identify them, please contact Humboldt RCMP.

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

Yorkton RCMP lay homicide charges laid in relation to missing person investigation

On April 3, 2019, an adult female was arrested in connection with the disappearance and death of Colin Focht of Yorkton (previous releases are below).

Focht was last seen on Aug. 31 of last year and, at this point in the investigation, it is believed he was killed on Sept. 1.

On April 4 of this year, human remains believed to be Colin Focht were discovered in a rural area outside of Yorkton. The identity will need to be confirmed through forensic autopsy.

Charged with Second Degree Murder is 19-year-old Taiya Alice Hudy (dob 1999-07-19) of Yorkton. She will make her first court appearance Friday in Yorkton Provincial Court.

The family of Colin Focht has been updated on the investigation to date.

The investigation is still ongoing.

Earlier press releases:

Missing Person

The Yorkton RCMP received a complaint of a missing person on Sept 2. The last time that 25-year-old Colin Robert Focht was seen was at 9 am and the last time anyone heard from Focht was the afternoon of Sept 1 via a text message that he was planning attend a local restaurant. 

Members have inquired at all of the usual places Focht is known to frequent, but they are unable to locate him or anyone that has seen or heard from him in the last two days.

He was last seen wearing a white sweater and blue jeans near the 100 block of Bradbrooke Drive in Yorkton.

RCMP Yorkton  Missing person

Yorkton RCMP continue to search for 25-year-old, Colin Robert Focht of Yorkton, SK. Focht was last heard from on Sept. 1, 2018. Investigation thus far has not uncovered any information regarding his whereabouts. He has not been in contact with his family or friends, which is out of character for him. Investigators have also been trying to find some type of electronic footprint of Focht with checks on bank transactions or social media usage and there has been no activity, which is unusual for Focht. He is severely diabetic and requires insulin injections multiple times a day; it is believed that he is not in possession of his medication. There is serious concern for his well-being.

Focht has some associates in Alberta, but there have been no reported sightings of Focht in Alberta or Manitoba.

He was last seen wearing a white sweater and blue jeans near the 100 block of Bradbrooke Drive in Yorkton.

Regina man charged for pornography

Saskatchewan Internet Child Exploitation Unit – Charges Laid


2019-04-04

3:15 p.m.

The Saskatchewan Internet Child Exploitation (ICE) Unit has charged a man from Regina with two child pornography offences in relation to a complaint it received in February 2019, of a person using publicly available Wi-Fi at a City of Regina facility to access child pornography on a laptop computer.

David William STOUT, age 46, has been charged with the following:

- Possession of child pornography – Sec. 163.1(4) CC

- Accessing child Pornography – Sec. 163.1(4.1) CC

On April 3, 2019, David STOUT was again observed at the Regina facility using his laptop and public Wi-Fi where he was arrested by members of the Saskatchewan ICE Unit and his laptop computer, cellular phone and storage devices were seized. He was subsequently charged with the offences and held in custody overnight to appear in Saskatchewan Provincial Court in Regina at 9:30 a.m.

David STOUT was released on numerous conditions to reappear in court on April 17 at 9:30 a.m.

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.

 

Saskatchewan Internet Child Exploitation Unit – charges laid

April 2, 2019 – The Saskatchewan Internet Child Exploitation (ICE) Unit has charged a man from Estevan, Saskatchewan with child pornography offences in relation to two complaints in December involving the same user sharing child pornography through a popular social media application.

Brian Christopher Leibel, age 30, has been charged with the following:

Possession of child pornography – Sec. 163.1(4) CC

Accessing child Pornography – Sec. 163.1(4.1) CC

Makes available child pornography – Sec. 163.1(3) CC

On Feb. 14, 2019, members of the Saskatchewan ICE Unit and Estevan Police Service executed a search warrant at a residence in Estevan and found child pornography. A cellular phone and other computer devices were seized which will be subject to further forensic analysis. Christopher Leibel was arrested at the residence, charged and later released on numerous conditions for a future court appearance.

On April 1, 2019, Christopher Leibel appeared in Saskatchewan Provincial Court in Estevan. He was released on numerous conditions and is scheduled to reappear on May 6 at 9:30 a.m.

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.

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