Saskatoon murder toll now at 13

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Saskatoon murder toll now at 13

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SPS Major Crimes, Targeted Enforcement, General Investigations, Technological Crimes and Forensic Identification Services continue to investigate a call of an injured 31-year-old male, not 21 years as previously reported, found inside a residence in the 100 block of Howell Avenue at just after 5 a.m. this morning. The injured male was transported by Medavie Health Services to the hospital but succumbed to his injuries. His death has been ruled a homicide.

Multiple persons from the residence have been interviewed and assisted police in the investigation. At this time police have a number of persons of interest and suspects in custody.

An autopsy to determine the cause of death has been ordered by the Office of the Chief Coroner and will take place Monday, Sept. 23.

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.

Warman RCMP – Missing 13 year old

Warman RCMP is requesting the public’s assistance in locating 13 year old Marcus Lafond . He is described as 5'4" with brown eyes and short blonde hair.

Marcus Lafond went missing from Warman at approximately 7:30 pm on September 20th. He was last known to be wearing a red/blue shirt with a white jacket and dark coloured pants. Marcus Lafond was last seen at the skate park in Warman.  

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Marcus Lafond is asked to contact the Warman RCMP at 306-975-1670, or 310-RCMP (7267). Tips can also be submitted anonymously at 1-800-222-TIPS(8477) or www.saskcrimestoppers.com.

Punnichy RCMP member finds rifles pointed directly at him

On Sept. 18, at approximately 7 p.m., Punnichy RCMP received the report of a break-and-enter and theft at a residence. A single officer from the detachment responded and met the homeowner at the residence. 

When the police officer arrived, he began the investigation by observing the damage to the property and ensuring the residence was empty. The homeowner reported two firearms missing and that the residence and vehicles were damaged with what appeared to be bullet holes. The homeowner believed the break-and-enter happened earlier in the day.  

While in the small basement of the residence with the homeowner, the police officer walked into a dark storage room and found two male youths armed with rifles pointing directly at him. The officer was able to back out of the room and get the homeowner to safety before calling for backup. 

From upstairs, the officer was able to communicate with the youths and convince them surrender. After the two youths discarded the firearms, the officer took them into custody without incident. No one was injured.

Three loaded firearms were located with the youth. 

Two male youths are facing numerous charges and are being held in custody until their next court appearance on Monday, Sept. 23, at Provincial Youth Court in Regina.

Saskatoon – Trio of suspects charged with attempted murder

Following a lengthy investigation by detectives from the Targeted Enforcement Section, and in consultation with Crown Prosecutors, three people are facing charges in regards to an assault and unlawful confinement earlier this year.

Two men, both 26 years old, and a 24-year-old woman are charged with attempted Murder. 

The apartment where officers believe the assault and unlawful confinement took place is in the 1700 block of 20th Street West.

Saskatoon – 12th homicide

UPDATE: A 31-year-old man is now facing a charge of manslaughter, after having been previously charged with Aggravated Assault back on July 29.

The victim, Tun Win, 49 years of age, had been in hospital since the incident, and passed away on Sept. 13, as a result of his injuries.

This is the 12th recorded homicide for Saskatoon in 2019.

BACKGROUND: 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, 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.  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.

Licence plate reader catches man wanted on Canada-wide warrant – 20 charges

A 39-year-old man is facing over 20 Criminal Code charges after Saskatoon Police CTSS members conducted a traffic stop Sunday evening.

Shortly before 7 p.m., Sept. 15, a SPS member of the Combined Traffic Services Saskatchewan was travelling on Highway 7 near McGee, when the patrol vehicle's Automatic License Plate Reader alerted him that the plate of a white Mazda 3 was stolen. A traffic stop was conducted and the driver was also found to have numerous outstanding warrants, including a Canada-wide warrant. Officers also located a semi-automatic non-restricted rifle and ammunition concealed in the trunk of the vehicle.

Further investigation found that the vehicle had been stolen from North Vancouver, B.C., and the license plate on the vehicle was stolen from Prince Albert.

The 39-year-old man is charged with;

Possession of a Dangerous Weapon

Carry Concealed Weapon

Unauthourized Possession of Firearm

Unauthourized Possession in a Motor Vehicle

Possession of Firearm Obtained of Commission of Offence

Prohibited Possession of Firearm

Prohibited Possession of Ammunition

Possession of Stolen Property Over $5000

Possession of Stolen Property Under $5000 (x3)

Possession of Stolen Identity Documents (x2)

Breach of Undertaking (x5)

Breach of Recognizance (x3)

Saskatoon police investigate weekend overdoses, including one death

UPDATE: Saskatoon Police are continuing to investigate overdoses from this past weekend.

As a result of further investigation, police have determined that in addition to the five reported overdoses from the weekend, there were another four previously reported since Sept. 8.

Police are continuing to investigate the death of a female on Sept. 14. Naloxone was administered at the scene and she was taken to hospital where she was pronounced deceased. The drug involved has not been identified.

In four of the reported overdoses, the drug that was knowingly consumed was identified as fentanyl, and heroin was identified in a fifth. 

Police continue to remind the public that any drug that is not prescribed by a doctor and dispensed by a pharmacist poses a serious risk of injury or death. 

Police also wish to remind the public that in May 2017, the Good Samaritan Drug Overdose Act became law. The Act provides some legal protection for individuals who experience or witness an overdose. It is part of a comprehensive public health approach to substance use and a strategy in harm reduction. The Act does not protect the dealers or those trafficking the controlled substances.

Anyone with information on the recent overdoses is asked to contact Saskatoon Police at 306-975-8300 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

BACKGROUND: Between Sept. 13-14, Emergency Service crews have responded to 5 overdoses in last 30 hours. 

Four of the overdoses were a result of alleged illicit drug use, including one death.

The SPS continues to warn the public that any drug taken which has not been prescribed by a doctor, or dispensed by a pharmacist, poses a very serious risk of injury or death.

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

Saskatoon – Hit and run with house collision

A 35-year-old Saskatoon man is facing several charges after a hit and run and a collision with a house.

Just before 8 a.m., Sept. 14, police were called to the 1800 block of Avenue D North where an SUV and a small car had been involved in a collision and were on the front lawn of the house. 

A man was located by the homeowner hiding inside the residence. The male was found to be impaired by alcohol and was believed to also be under the influence of crystal methamphetamine. 

It was also found that the SUV had been involved in a collision with another vehicle that was parked nearby before it fled the scene. 

The man is facing charges including impaired driving, exceed .08 and dangerous driving.

Saskatoon – Psychosis wins over energy weapon

A 25 year old man is facing charges following an incident that resulted in police deploying a conducted energy weapon this weekend.

At approximately 9:05p.m., September 13, 2019, Police received a call to check on the welfare of a male in the 200blk of Herold Terr.  The responding officers quickly realized the male was displaying symptoms of psychosis.  Officers attempted to take this male into custody to seek medical attention in which the male became assaultive and injured both officers.  Officers then deployed a CEW, however it had no affect on the man.  It took 3 additional officers to arrive at scene before the male was taken into custody.

Medavie Health Services attended and transported the male to hospital.

One of the officers injured at scene was also treated by Medavie Health Services.  Both officers sustained minor injuries as a result.

The male will be facing 2 charges of assault police officer once he is medically cleared from the hospital.

The incident will be reviewed in accordance with policy.

Prince Albert RCMP – Male shot, non-life threatening injuries

On Sept. 11, 2019, at 4:45 am, a male called 911 stating he was injured and required assistance from a rural area off Highway 2 and 15 Street NW in the Buckland rural municipality.

Prince Albert EMS and Prince Albert RCMP attended and located the male who had been shot. The wound was serious, but non-life threatening. The male was transported to hospital in stable condition by EMS. 

Forensic identification officers have completed an examination of the scene where the male was located. The male has been identified. 

At this time, police do not believe this was a random occurrence. Police believe there is no risk to the public. The investigation is ongoing.

Prince Albert RCMP are looking for any information from members of the public who were travelling in the rural area off Highway 2 and 15th street NW in the Buckland Rural Municipality early Wednesday morning and may have witnessed suspicious activity or unusual items in the area. 

Anyone with information is asked to contact Prince Albert RCMP at 306-765-5500 or Saskatchewan RCMP at 306-310-RCMP (7267). Tips can also be submitted anonymously through CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or www.saskcrimestoppers.com.

Martensville – Barricaded man taken into custody

UPDATE: 7:50 a.m. Thursday - Saskatchewan RCMP officers have safely taken an adult male into custody.  Residents and motorists in the area around the residence will continue to see an increased police presence.  The public is asked to avoid the area and respect all directions provided by police officers on the scene.

No more information is available at this time. Updates will be provided as they become available.

BACKGROUND: A negotiation operation by Saskatchewan RCMP is currently causing an increase in police presence in Martensville, SK.

A potentially armed adult male barricaded in a residence is threatening to harm himself and the police. Police has set up a perimeter around the residence and evacuated nearby residences.

The perimeter includes: 2nd Avenue North to the west, 2nd Street North to the south, Anna Crescent to the east and 3rd Street North to the north.  

These streets are closed until further notice.

Martensville RCMP is asking the public to avoid the area and respect all directions provided by police officers on the scene.

Police is currently discussing with the male to resolve the situation peacefully. Martensville RCMP, Saskatchewan RCMP Emergency Response Team (ERT), Police Dog Services and a crisis negotiator are on scene.

No more information is available at this time. Updates will be provided as they become available.

Saskatoon - Voyeurism Incident on U of S campus

Saskatoon Police are investigating a voyeurism incident on the University of Saskatchewan campus earlier this week.

On September 9, 2019, U of S Protective Services officers located a man in the library who was indecently exposed. It had been reported earlier that he was taking photos of a woman from underneath the cubicle she was sitting at.

The SPS VICE Unit is continuing to investigate.

Anyone with information on this incident, or any others of a similar nature, is asked to contact Saskatoon Police at 306-975-8300 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477

La Ronge RCMP request public assistance to locate male involved in sexual assault

On June 20, at approximately 10:30 p.m., an adult female was physically and sexually assaulted by an unknown male on a walking trail in the Bell’s Point neighbourhood.

The female was taken to hospital for non-life threatening injuries.

The male is described as the following:

·Early 30s;

·Approximately 6’4” tall and 200 lbs;

·Short, black hair and dark-coloured eyes;

·Crooked, yellow teeth;

·Thick eyebrows;

·Last seen in June 2019 wearing a faded black ACDC t-shirt with a white ACDC logo, jeans, a baseball cap and steel-toe boots.

We are looking to the public to help identify the unknown male. Any information about the incident that evening may be key to helping us further our investigation.

If you believe you saw something, or recognize this male, please call La Ronge RCMP at 306-425-6730 or Saskatchewan RCMP at 310-RCMP. Tips can also be reported anonymously at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or www.saskcrimestoppers.com.

A sketch of the unknown male is below.

sketch

Saskatoon – Man found with 85 IDs, tried to flee on bicycle

Saskatoon Police arrested a man last night when he was found with nearly a hundred pieces of identification.

At 9:40 p.m., Sept. 9, officers were patrolling the Meewasin Trail near the University Bridge when they observed a man on a bike. They stopped him for not having a light on his bicycle and found that he had an outstanding warrant for his arrest. He provided officers his backpack to search and subsequently began fleeing on his bicycle. After a brief altercation, the man was arrested. Inside of the backpack, 85 pieces of government issued identification and four credit cards were located, none of which belonged to the suspect.

A 36-year-old Saskatoon man is charged with possession of stolen credit cards (x4), possession of identification (x85) and assault a peace officer with the intent to resist arrest.

RCMP Rosthern – Fatal fire on Beardy’s First Nation

Sept. 8, a house fire was reported to the Beardy’s First Nation Fire Department and the Rosthern RCMP. A home on the Beardy’s First Nation sustained minor damage and smoke damage throughout.

At this point in the investigation, it is believed there was one occupant in the residence when the fire broke out. A 16-year-old female is the only victim of the fire, but the investigation is still ongoing. The identify of the victim of the fire will be confirmed by autopsy conducted by the Coroners Service of Saskatchewan.

The cause of the fire and circumstances leading up to the fire are all under investigation.  The investigation is being conducted by the RCMP Major Crimes Unit North, Forensic Identification Section, Rosthern Detachment, Saskatchewan Coroners Service and the Saskatchewan Public Safety Agency.

Saskatoon Police – Machetes, shotgun, meth seized in traffic stop

Two people are facing 20 charges following a traffic stop on Friday night.

At approximately 10 p.m., Sept. 6, Saskatoon Police observed a suspicious vehicle parked in the 900 block of Avenue P North. A traffic stop was conducted.

While officers were speaking to the driver and passenger of the Pontiac Grand Prix, they observed machetes in the vehicle. The two were arrested without incident. A further search of the vehicle revealed a sawed-off shotgun, ammunition and methamphetamine.

A 24-year-old man and a 23-year-old woman, both from Saskatoon, are each facing six firearms-related charges, possession of a dangerous weapon (x2), possession of methamphetamine and breach of probation.

This post has been corrected as per RCMP info, regarding the date.

Saskatoon - Man takes a shovel to shoppers

A man was arrested Saturday morning following an assault at a hardware store.

At approximately 6:15 a.m., September 7, 2019, Patrol officers responded to a hardware store in the 700 block of Circle Drive East for a report of an assault. Upon arrival, Police located four people suffering from non-life threatening injuries. Two victims were transported to hospital while the other two were treated on scene by Medavie Health Services. It was reported to officers that a male inside the store had assaulted the victims with a shovel for unknown reasons. The suspect was located nearby and taken into custody without incident. The victims and suspect were known to each other.

The 29 year old Saskatoon man is charged with Aggravated Assault (x2) and Assault (x2).

Saskatoon Police – 300 people at noisy party

Police attended a noisy party complaint in the 300 block of Cumberland Avenue South, starting at approximately 11:15 p.m. on the evening of Sept. 7. When they arrived, they were met with a city block full of what was estimated to be a crowd of more than 300 people.

In the face of having projectiles thrown at them, and the crowd acting in an aggressive manner, the officers safely and methodically moved the groups along and out of the area. The scene was cleared shortly before midnight.

A male was charged with one count of assaulting a police officer. He was transported to detention cells and will appear in court to answer to the charge at a later date.  

Update - Charges laid in Saskatoon voyeurism case

UPDATE: Following consultation with Crown Prosecutors, Saskatoon Police have charged a man involved in a voyeurism incident at a gas station in the 400 block of Circle Drive East on Sept. 1, 2019.

The accused turned himself in to Police yesterday evening and is now charged with Voyeurism. (Court Info # 991103842)

The investigation into this incident, including obtaining a search warrant to access the accused’s cell phone, is ongoing.

BACKGROUND: Saskatoon Police has arrested a 25-year-old Saskatoon man for voyeurism, and are now working to obtain a search warrant to see what he recorded on his cell phone.

The incident was reported to Saskatoon Police over the weekend.

At approximately 12:10 p.m., Sept. 1, patrol officers were dispatched to a gas station in the 400 block of Circle Drive East. The caller, a 29-year-old woman, told police she believed a man in the gas station had recorded her, as well as four female youths, while they were using the washroom. The woman said the male suspect exhibited suspicious behaviour prior to the victims using the washroom. She reported to police that she had observed the camera of a cell phone visible through a damaged ceiling tile in the washroom.

Officers arrested a man from inside the gas station and seized his cell phone. He was later released and the investigation continues. Police are working to obtain a search warrant in order to access the content of the cell phone.

UPDATE: Pinehouse Lake RCMP - Escaped  Besnard Lake Correctional Camp prisoner located

UPDATE: Thomas Albert Hunt has been located and arrested on Sept. 1 by the Prince Albert Police Service. Pinehouse RCMP would like to thank the public for their assistance.

BACKGROUND: 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

 

Saskatchewan RCMP - Search being conducted in Flin Flon for missing Leroy George Custer

Flin Flon RCMP and the Saskatchewan and Manitoba RCMP Underwater Recovery Teams have searched the waters of Hapnot Lake in Flin Flon in relation to the disappearance of 34-year-old Leroy George Custer.

While investigating the disappearance of Leroy, investigators have determined that Leroy has not been seen or been in contact with his family or friends over the past year.

Saskatchewan RCMP would like to ask for the public’s assistance in determining what happened to Leroy and where he is.

Leroy is from Pelican Narrows. He is described as 5’8”, 140 lbs, with black hair and brown eyes. He was last seen late summer 2018, in Prince Albert.

At the time he was reported missing in October 2018, police had reason to believe he might have been in Pelican Narrows, Creighton, Deschambault Lake, Flin Flon, Prince Albert or Saskatoon.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Leroy George Custer since the summer of 2018 is asked to contact Pelican Narrows RCMP at 306-632-3300 or Saskatchewan RCMP at 310-RCMP. Information can also be submitted anonymously by contacting Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or saskcrimestoppers.com.

Hapnot Lake is located on the Manitoba-Saskatchewan border.

Leroy George Custer
Leroy George Custer
RCMP divers searched Hapnot Lake.
RCMP divers searched Hapnot Lake.

 

Saskatoon – Driver charged after hitting officer on bike with truck mirror

A Saskatoon police officer with the SPS Bike Unit sustained minor injuries as a result of a collision with a pick-up truck earlier this morning.

On Sept. 6, at 8:10 a.m., a member of the SPS Bike Unit was patrolling downtown. She was riding eastbound in the 100 block of 22nd Street East in the curbside lane when a truck driving behind the officer attempted to pass and struck the officer with the truck mirror. 

The 38-year-old female officer sustained minor injuries and was transported to the hospital.

The 25-year-old female driver of the truck has been charged under the Traffic Safety Act with Driving Without Due Care and Attention.

Update - White Butte RCMP - Located - 14 year-old males

UPDATE: Both Evan Nadli and Kaiden Brass-Nyhus have been located safe and sound. The White Butte RCMP would like to thank the public for their assistance.

BACKGROUND: White Butte RCMP is asking the public for their help in locating two 14-year-old males, Evan Nadli and Kaiden Brass-Nyhus. The two were last seen August 19, 2019, at approximately 9:30 p.m. at a residence near Pilot Butte, SK.

Evan Nadli is described as male, approximately 5’ 7” tall, with a medium build, brown eyes and short brown hair. Evan was last seen wearing black pants and black hoodie.

Kaiden Brass-Nyhus is described as male, approximately 6’2’ tall, weighing 160lbs, with short brown hair and brown eyes. Kaiden was last seen wearing a burgundy Nike hoodie and black sweat pants.

There is no evidence to indicate that harm has come to either Evan or Kaiden, however police seek to confirm that they are safe.

White Butte RCMP has reason to believe that they may be in Regina, but their exact destinations are unknown.

Anyone with information that could assist RCMP in locating Evan Nadli and/or Kaiden Brass-Nyhus is asked to contact White Butte RCMP at 306-781-5050 or your local law enforcement agency. You may also contact Saskatchewan Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or submit a tip online at www.saskcrimestoppers.com.

Suspicious vehicle and theft – Ahtahkakoop / Shelbrook

On Sept. 5 at approx. 3:35 a.m., the Ahtahkakoop/ Shelbrook RCMP received a complaint regarding a theft of gas, chainsaws, and hand tools in the Canwood area. The suspect vehicle involved is described as a newer Ford cargo van, white with black trim, no side windows. No licence plate obtained and it was last seen with two males as the occupants. If located do not approach the vehicle or any occupants and call 911 or 310-RCMP immediately..

Saskatoon – Guns & Gangs Unit arrests five

Five people are facing charges after an investigation by the Guns & Gangs Unit last night.

At approximately 8:00 p.m., September 4, 2019, members of the Guns & Gangs Unit conducted a check on a person with conditions who was seen entering a residence in the 200 block of Avenue R South. Inside the residence, officers located numerous individuals, a shotgun, ammunition, knives and methamphetamine. 

Four men, ages 24, 26, 41 and 63, are charged with: Careless Storage of a Firearm, Possession of a Dangerous Weapon, Unauthourized Possession of a Firearm, and Possession of a Weapon Obtained by Commission of Offence.

The 24-year-old man is facing additional charges of Possession of Firearm Contrary to Order and Breach of Undertaking. 

A 32-year-old man was arrested for Breach of Undertaking, Breach of Probation, and outstanding warrants.

Police wait on warrant to search cell phone in Saskatoon voyeurism case

Correction: This incident occurred at 12:10 p.m. Sept. 1, not 12:10 a.m. as the previous release stated.

Saskatoon Police has arrested a 25-year-old Saskatoon man for voyeurism, and are now working to obtain a search warrant to see what he recorded on his cell phone.

The incident was reported to Saskatoon Police over the weekend.

At approximately 12:10 a.m., Sept. 1, patrol officers were dispatched to a gas station in the 400 block of Circle Drive East. The caller, a 29-year-old woman, told police she believed a man in the gas station had recorded her, as well as four female youths, while they were using the washroom. The woman said the male suspect exhibited suspicious behaviour prior to the victims using the washroom. She reported to police that she had observed the camera of a cell phone visible through a damaged ceiling tile in the washroom.

Officers arrested a man from inside the gas station and seized his cell phone. He was later released and the investigation continues. Police are working to obtain a search warrant in order to access the content of the cell phone. 

Update: Rosthern RCMP - Located - 15-year-old female

UPDATE: Ashantae LANDRY has been located safe and sound.

BACKGROUND: Rosthern RCMP are requesting the assistance of the public in locating 15 year old female Ashantae LANDRY.  Ashantae LANDRY was last seen in Rosthern on September 2nd, 2019 at approximately 1:00 PM.   LANDRY is described as being 5'4", 120 lbs, brown hair and brown eyes. LANDRY was last seen wearing a green hoodie with "Walnut Grove" on the front, dark coloured pants and glasses. Police believe LANDRY could be in the Saskatoon area and attempting to travel to Alberta.

 Anyone with information on her whereabouts is asked to contact Rosthern RCMP at (306) 232-6400 or their nearest police department.

Weyburn RCMP looking for suspect Cheri-Lynne Johnson

The RCMP at Weyburn, Saskatchewan are requesting the assistance of the public in locating Cheri-Lynne Johnson, born May 5th, 1976.

Please note that Cheri-Lynne Johnson has been known to use several aliases including, but not limited to; Cher Johnson, Sherry Johnson, Cheri Johnson, Sherri Johnson, Cher Lynn Johnson, Christie Williams, Danielle Grew, Katelyn Greanya, Shanda Jackson, Carol Cole, Andra Meuller, Kathleen McKay, Valerie McKay, Roberta Russell, Suzanne Ratzlaff, Deena Thompson, Eva Vaughan and Andrea Watson. She commonly goes by the nickname “Apple.”

Ms. Johnson has an outstanding warrant for her arrest and has been charged with the following offences:

- Fail to Comply with the conditions of an undertaking given to a judge contrary to Section 145(3) of the Criminal Code (X2)

- Ms. Johnson has numerous additional outstanding charges in Saskatchewan which include trafficking in cocaine and trafficking in methamphetamine as per Section 5(1) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act.

Cheri-Lynne Johnson was last seen in the city of Regina on June 28, 2019. She is described as follows:

- 39 year old female

- 163 cm tall (5’4) and 65 kg (143 lbs)

- Dark brown, wavy, shoulder length hair

- Green eyes

- Fair complexion

Cheri-Lynne Johnson is believed to be in the area of Edmonton, AB. She also frequents southern Saskatchewan and western Manitoba.

Weyburn RCMP is seeking the public’s assistance in locating this wanted person. If you have information concerning her whereabouts you are asked to please contact the Weyburn RCMP at 306-848-4640 or, if you wish to remain anonymous, you may contact Saskatchewan Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), or submit a tip online at www.saskcrimestoppers.com. You may be eligible for a reward.

Cheri-Lynne Johnson
Cheri-Lynne Johnson

Saskatoon - Update - Suspicious Death Investigation

UPDATE: August 25th, Police were called to a hotel in the 600 block of Idylwyld Drive North regarding a deceased male, identified as Joseph Raymond Skillen. At the time, and as a result of initial investigation, the circumstances surrounding his death appeared suspicious in nature.

An autopsy was completed yesterday and as a result, Major Crime investigators do not believe Mr. Skillen was the victim of homicide. The investigation into his death will continue in conjunction with the Saskatchewan Coroners Service.

Saskatoon Police would like to thank the media and public for their assistance in creating awareness of this investigation that allowed them to speak with those familiar with the deceased.

There remain 11 recorded homicides in 2019.

BACKGROUND: Saskatoon Police were called to a hotel in the 600 block of Idylwyld Drive North this morning at approximately 10:30 am regarding a deceased male.  SPS Major Crimes and Forensic Identification Services attended and are continuing with the investigation.  The death is being considered suspicious in nature, at this time, and the police and victim’s family are looking for the public’s assistance.

The deceased is Joseph Raymond Skillen, 50 years of age.

Update - Located - 13 year old missing from Big River

UPDATE: Dallan Cote has been found safe and sound.

BACKGROUND: Big River RCMP is seeking the public’s assistance in locating 13-year-old Dallan Cote.  Dallan was last seen at approximately 3 p.m. on Aug. 27 at his residence on Big River First Nation. He was last seen wearing grey sweatpants, a black hoodie, and carrying a grey backpack.  Dallan is described as 5'4" tall and approximately 105 lbs with brown hair and eyes.  If you have any information on Dallan’s whereabouts, please contact Big River RCMP at 306-469-2590 or Crimestoppers.

Update - Shellbrook RCMP: Suspects identified in theft and hit and run in Holbein 

UPDATE: Through further investigation and information received from the public, police have identified the two fleeing suspects believed to be involved in the theft and hit and run that occurred at a gas station in Holbein.

The two men, both from the Frog Lake area in Alberta, are wanted on warrant in relation to this incident.

The first, 26 year-old John Vincent Fryingpan, is charged with the following under the Criminal Code:

Theft under $5,000, Sec. 334(b);

Aggravated assault, Sec. 268(2);

Dangerous operation of a motor vehicle causing bodily harm, Sec. 320.13(2);

Failure to stop, Sec. 320.16(2);

Possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000, Sec. 354(1)(a).

He is described as being approximately 5’9” tall, weighing approximately 160 lbs, with black hair and brown eyes. A photo of John Vincent Fryingpan is attached.

The second, 31 year-old Bradley Lee Fryingpan, is charged with possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000, Sec. 354(1)(a) of the Criminal Code.

He is described as being approximately 6’2” tall, with a slim build, brown hair and brown eyes. There is no photo of Bradley Lee Fryingpan available.

Police have reason to believe the two may have travelled to Alberta, but this cannot be confirmed.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of John Vincent Fryingpan or Bradley Lee Fryingpan is asked to call 310-RCMP or their local RCMP Detachment or police service.

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

John Vincent Fryingpan
John Vincent Fryingpan

BACKGROUND: 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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Dogs stabbed in Nunavut

On August 23, Taloyoak RCMP responded to an apparent stabbing of two dogs in the community. RCMP located the injured dogs outside their residence and were taken into care. Fortunately arrangements were made to have the injured dogs flown to Yellowknife in the care of the SPCA and both dogs are expected to make a full recovery.

RCMP believe that the incident occurred between 1:00 am and 2:00 am on August 23, 2019. At this point Taloyoak RCMP continue to investigate the stabbing and are asking the public to come forward with any information.

Shots fired in Meadow Lake

On August 24, 2019 at approximately 5:52am, the Meadow Lake RCMP received multiple reports of shots fired in the Clark Crescent area of the City.  Police responded and found that a residence had been shot and a Break and Enter also occurred.  The home owners were not home at the time and there were no injuries sustained. Police located a suspect vehicle involved in the shooting and subsequently arrested two adult males and one male youth.

Andrew Lachance and Jacob Lachance have both been charged with discharging a firearm with intent, Sec 244 C.C., Break and Enter Sec 348(1)(a), using a firearm during an offence Sec 85(1)(a). The youth is facing the same charges but will not be named at this time as per the Youth Criminal Justice Act.

This investigation is still ongoing. If you have information about this crime or any other crime, please contact the Meadow Lake RCMP at 306-236-2570 or you may contact Saskatchewan Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or submit a tip online at www.saskcrimestoppers.com.

Southey RCMP – Fatal pedestrian vs motor vehicle collision

On August 24, 2019, at approximately 2:20 p.m., Southey RCMP responded to a report of a pedestrian versus motor vehicle collision on a residential laneway in Piapot First Nation.

When officers arrived at the scene, a 43-year-old female confirmed she had struck a 33-year-old-male with her vehicle.

The 33-year-old male was transported by STARS to a hospital in Regina. He was pronounced deceased upon arrival.

The 43-year-old female was arrested at the scene.

Saskatchewan RCMP Forensic Identification Services and Traffic Reconstruction Unit processed the collision scene. The vehicle has been towed and the scene has been released.

Saskatchewan RCMP Forensic Identification Services, Saskatchewan RCMP Traffic Reconstruction Unit, Saskatchewan RCMP Major Crime Unit South as well as Southey RCMP continue to investigate.

In relation to this incident, Leah Nicole Pratt of Piapot Frist Nation has been charged with the following:

Dangerous operation of a motor vehicle causing death, Section 320.13(3) of the Criminal Code;

Criminal negligence causing death, Section 220(b) of the Criminal Code.

Leah Nicole Pratt has been remanded until her first court appearance at Regina Provincial Court on August 26, 2019 at 9:30 a.m.

11th recorded homicide for Saskatoon

At 5:10 am this morning, August 25th 2019, Saskatoon Police received a 911 call regarding an injured male in the 3800 block of Fairlight Drive.  Police and Medavie services responded and the 22 year old victim was transported to hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries.  SPS Major Crimes and Forensic Identification Services were called out and continued the investigation along with the assistance from Patrol.

A 17 year old male suspect has been arrested and is in police custody.  Police believe the victim and suspect were known to each other.  Police are investigating this as a homicide.

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.

This is the 11th recorded homicide for Saskatoon in 2019.

Saskatoon - Suspicious Death - Request for Public’s Assistance

Saskatoon Police were called to a hotel in the 600 block of Idylwyld Drive North this morning at approximately 10:30 am regarding a deceased male.  SPS Major Crimes and Forensic Identification Services attended and are continuing with the investigation.  The death is being considered suspicious in nature, at this time, and the police and victim’s family are looking for the public’s assistance.

The deceased is Joseph Raymond Skillen, 50 years of age.  ‘

Police are asking anyone who may have known the victim or have had any recent dealings with the victim over the past couple weeks, 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.

Crime Reduction Team targets Buffalo Narrows residence

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

On August 24th, 2019 at around 12:30 am, members of the Buffalo Narrows Detachment and the RCMP's Crime Reduction Team executed a search warrant at a residence on Seright Place in Buffalo Narrows, Saskatchewan. Officers arrested three individuals at the residence and the subsequent search lead to the discovery and seizure of 47 grams of suspected cocaine, cash, mobile devices and other drug paraphernalia.

The accused persons and respective charges are as follows;

Roland Francis HANSON, 43 year old male from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
1. Possession of a Controlled Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking 
2. Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Under $5000.00
3. Fail To Comply with a Recognizance

1. Possession of a Controlled Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking 
2. Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Under $5000.00
Myron TINKER, 60 year old male from Buffalo Narrows, Saskatchewan

1. Possession of a Controlled Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking 
2. Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Under $5000.00

HANSON and CAMPBELL were remanded into custody and will appear in Provincial Court in La Loche, Saskatchewan via CCTV on August 26th, 2019. TINKER was released to appear in Provincial Court in Buffalo Narrows, Saskatchewan on September 11th, 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.

Yorkton RCMP: SUV driver dead in collision with semi

Last night at approximately 8 p.m., Yorkton RCMP, Fire and EMS were called to a collision on Highway 16 near Springside, that involved a semi-truck and an SUV.

Initial investigation has revealed that the semi was heading westbound when it collided with an eastbound SUV. The driver of the SUV was killed as a result of the collision. The driver of the semi-truck sustained minor injuries and was treated at hospital in Yorkton and has since been released.

The highway was closed for several hours while the collision was being investigated. It re-opened at approximately 6:30 a.m. today. The Department of Highways assisted in the closure and re-routing of traffic around the scene.

At this time, efforts are ongoing to identify the lone occupant of the SUV and notify their next of kin. The investigation remains ongoing.

Saskatoon – 10th homicide of the year

Following the completion of an autopsy, Saskatoon Police are now investigating Sunday’s call of an injured person as a homicide.

The 25-year-old man, whose identity is not being released at the request of family, was located in the 1800 block of 20th Street West on August 18, 2019. He was found to be suffering from a gunshot wound and succumbed to his injuries in hospital.

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

This is Saskatoon’s 10th homicide of 2019.

BACKGROUND: 2019-0587: 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.

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.

Saskatoon – Noise complaint reveals stolen ATM

Three men were arrested yesterday following an early morning noise complaint.

At 3:40 a.m., August 20, 2019, Patrol members responded to a noise complaint in the 200 block of Waterloo Crescent. It was reported to officers that loud hammering noises and a car alarm could be heard coming from a garage. Officers arrived and knocked on the overhead garage door. Occupants inside raised the door slightly before attempting to close it, but Police prevented that, fully opening the door. They observed three men inside the garage, with one in the process of exiting the man door. Another male was holding a screw driver. Officers observed an ATM on the floor of the garage. All three men were arrested without incident. A 42 year old man was found to be in possession of methamphetamine. The ATM was stolen during a break and enter incident being investigated by the RCMP.

Three men, ages 42, 28 and 18 are all facing a charge of Possession of Stolen Property over $5000. Other charges include Possession of Break and Enter Tools, Possession of Methamphetamine and Breach of Undertaking.

P.A. Police arrest wanted suspect

UPDATE: Members of the Prince Albert Police Service have arrested the man who was the subject of an extensive search by police this week. Prince Albert Police officers were alert to the wanted 30-year-old Jade Ermine, who was taken into custody around 9:30 a.m. Wednesday following a brief foot pursuit in the unit block of 13th Street East. Ermine was also the subject of an RCMP search near Prince Albert following an incident Tuesday afternoon. Ermine is also wanted by the Prince Albert Police Service on several outstanding warrants for charges including flight from police, possession of stolen property and breach of court orders. Prince Albert Police are working with RCMP on this investigation. Additional charges against Jade Ermine are pending.

BACKGROUND: 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.

Fatal collision near Carrot River

On Aug. 19, 2019, at 06:45 a.m., the Carrot River RCMP along with Northeast EMS and the Carrot River Fire Department were called to a two-vehicle motor vehicle collision five miles west of Carrot River on the 789 Highway. A 1990 Dodge Dakota operated by a 25-year-old male was travelling northbound and collided with a 2004 Nissan Pathfinder operated by a 27-year-old male travelling westbound on the 789 Highway. The driver of the Dodge Dakota succumbed to his injuries en route to hospital. The driver of the Nissan Pathfinder was transported to hospital with non-life threatening injuries. RCMP Collision Analyst attended the scene. No charges have been laid.

Saskatoon – Toddler may have been bear sprayed

A 12 year old male is in custody following an incident of assault.

At approximately 8:17 p.m., on August 20, 2019, Patrol Officers responded to a group of individuals fighting near Ave W S and 19th St W.  Upon arrival, Police located a 12 year old male being restrained by adults after he had gone to a residence and deployed bear spray.  A 12 year old female, 35 year old female and 36 year old male were suffering the effects of bear spray but did not require Medavie Health Services.  It was also learned that a young toddler may have been exposed to the bear spray as well but officers were unable to speak with the family as they had left prior to police arrival.

The 12 year old male is facing charges including breach of undertaking, assault with a weapon, possession of a weapon dangerous to the public, and 9 warrants of arrest for various offences.  He will be attending court in the morning.

The victims and suspect are unknown to each other.

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

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.


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.

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/.

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/.

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.

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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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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
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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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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