A 47-year-old male from Arborfield, SK, has been charged with theft over $5,000 and will make his first appearance in court on June 20, 2019, at Carrot River Provincial Court.
The RCMP would like to thank the public with their help in solving this matter.
Police believe the theft occurred sometime between 4:00 p.m., May 10 – 11:00 A.M., May 13 ,2019.
Anyone with information on this or any other investigation are asked to contact their nearest police service or the Carrot River RCMP at 306-768-1200, or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
Rifle stolen from farmer’s truck in Watrous area
Humboldt Journal – SIMPSON — Watrous RCMP are looking for a firearm stolen from an unlocked truck parked in a field 15 kilometers west of Simpson.
The theft of the Cooper Arms Phoenix 223 rifle with a long range Leupold Scope happened around 10 pm on May 15.
The truck was visible from the grid road and left unattended while the farmer was working nearby.
Those with any information are asked to contact the Watrous RCMP or Crime Stoppers.
Macklin - Theft of and from motor vehicles
On April 27th, 2019 RCMP received a report that a vehicle had been broken into at the industrial park road area in Macklin. A dark coloured Chevrolet or Dodge truck was observed at the scene around the time of the incident.
On April 28th, 2019 RCMP received a report of a stolen white Ford F-250, a trailer and a New Holland skid steer from an oil site north of Macklin. An older model white Chevrolet Silverado was left at the scene. If anyone has information that will might help with the investigation please contact the Unity RCMP at 306-228-6300, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS(8477).
RCMP - Ile-a-la Crosse - 112 grams of crack cocaine seized
On May 10, the RCMP from Ile-a-la Crosse with the assistance of Prince Albert Integrated Street Enforcement Team, Detachment members from La Loche, Buffalo Narrows, Beauval detachments, and RCMP Meadow Lake Police Dog Services, conducted a search under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act on a residence in Ile-a-la Crosse.
Located in the search was 112 grams of crack cocaine packaged for distribution, 30 grams of an unidentified white powder, 10,000 dollars in Canadian currency, a loaded .45 calibre handgun, numerous cell phones, and an electronic scale. The Ile-a-la Crosse Detachment had been working on this investigation since April of 2019 to combat the drug trafficking in the area.
Several people are facing a variety of charges as a result of this investigation:
Adam Mohamed Elmi of Estevan is facing 8 charges including trafficking, possession of the proceeds of crime, possession of a restricted weapon, and possession of a restricted weapon while prohibited.
Omar Ali Nur of Edmonton is facing 6 charges including possession of the proceeds of crime, and possession of a restricted weapon.
Joylene Cassandra Morin of Ile-a-la-Crosse is facing 6 charges including trafficking, possession of the proceeds of crime, and possession of a restricted weapon.
Jaydene Monica Morin of Ile-a-la-Crosse is facing 1 charge of Trafficking in a controlled substance.
Abdul Rahman Al-Tamimi of Edmonton is facing 6 charges including possession of the proceeds of crime, possession of a restricted weapon, and careless storage of a firearm.
All persons charged will appearance in Provincial court on Wednesday June 26th in Ile-a-la Crosse Saskatchewan to answer to the charges.
Melfort RCMP: Requesting public assistance in locating a missing person
Melfort RCMP are requesting public’s assistance in locating a missing 63-year-old male from Naicam, SK. Charles Butler-Grace left from his residence in Naicam the morning of Friday, May 10, and was believed to be hitch-hiking towards Saskatoon.
Mr. Butler-Grace is about 5’ 11” with green eyes. He was last seen wearing a brown jacket, black hat, carrying a black guitar case in the Humboldt area on Highway 5.
Anyone with information on the whereabouts Mr. Butler-Grace, is asked contact Melfort RCMP at (306) 752-6420, or Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.
An RCMP officer went to the residence the next day and spoke with the occupant of the home and then the owner of the home to make them both aware that the community had voiced concerns about these symbols being flown within the community. The home owner and the occupant were also told that it was not illegal to fly these flags and that the RCMP was not acting in an enforcement roll, but rather as a voice for the community.
The owner of the residence had verbally agreed to removing the flags as soon as the rain had stopped as they stated it was dangerous to climb the tower when it was wet. RCMP officers were confident the matter was in the process of being resolved without further incident. Local representatives were notified of the results of those conversations.
On May 11, 2019, a video was posted to social media showing someone who claimed to have removed the flags and then set them on fire. The RCMP is investigating this latest development and will be meeting with the occupant of the home.
RCMP LaLoche External investigation request
On April 27, 2019, La Loche RCMP witnessed an adult male consuming alcohol while sitting on the steps outside a licensed establishment. After observing the behavior of the adult male, La Loche RCMP officers made the decision to arrest the adult male for illegal consumption and being intoxicated in a public place. The adult male resisted arrest and was taken into custody in front of several other members of the local community. He was transported to the La Loche Detachment and was lodged in La Loche RCMP cells for several hours before he complained of pain to his lower body. He was transported to La Loche Hospital and then transported to a Saskatoon hospital where he was treated for non-life threatening injuries. He was transferred back to La Loche Hospital and has since been released from care. The RCMP is unable to discuss the nature of the injuries as this is the male's personal health information.
As a result of this incident, on May 2, 2019, the Saskatchewan RCMP requested an independent investigation be conducted by the Estevan Police Service. Additionally, an independent observer has been assigned by the Saskatchewan Ministry of Justice.
Members of the Saskatchewan RCMP Senior Management Team met with local officials in La Loche on May 7, 2019 to discuss concerns raised by the community as a result of this incident and will continue to keep local officials informed.
Estevan Police Service will be arriving within the next few days to start their investigation into the circumstances surrounding the adult male’s injuries, including how and when the injuries occurred. Until the conclusion of the independent investigation by the Estevan Police Service, the Saskatchewan RCMP is unable to provide any further information or comments to ensure the independence of the investigation.
RCMP Buffalo Narrows – Drug Search Warrant executed
At approximately 3:00 pm on May 8th, 2019 the Buffalo Narrows RCMP Detachment executed a CDSA search warrant at on Barney Avenue in Buffalo Narrows, SK.
An adult female and adult male were arrested inside the residence and were taken into custody without incident.
Located within the residence were 4 grams of packaged crack cocaine and $ 870.
Jacqueline McCallum (BD: 1978-08-30) of Buffalo Narrows, SK was released on conditions to appear in Buffalo Narrows Provincial Court 2019-08-14 and faces the following charges:
1. Possession for the purpose of trafficking Section 5(2) CDSA
2. Possession of property obtained by Crime S. 354(1)(a) Criminal Code
Assistant Commissioner Mark Fisher officially sworn in as 34th CO
On May 9, 2019, at 11:00 a.m., members of the media are invited to attend RCMP Saskatchewan’s official Change of Command Ceremony at the RCMP Academy in Regina, Saskatchewan. The ceremony will mark the symbolic handover of authority from outgoing Commanding Officer Curtis Zablocki to incoming Commanding Officer Mark Fisher.
RCMP Commissioner Brenda Lucki and representatives of the Ministry of Corrections and Policing, Metis Nation Saskatchewan, Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations, Moose Jaw Police Service, Saskatoon Police Service, Estevan Police Service and Weyburn Police Service will be attending the ceremony.
Saskatoon Police - B&E/Assault
Saskatoon Police are searching for four suspects believed to be responsible for a reported break and enter and assault early this morning.
At approximately 1:00 a.m., May 8, 2019, officers on Patrol were dispatched to an apartment building in the 600 block of Confederation Drive. Six people were located inside of the residence including two teenagers that were suffering from minor injuries and received treatment. It was reported that four men entered the apartment armed with a shotgun, a machete and bear spray. The suspects stole various electronics from the home before injuring the two teens with a machete and pointing a weapon at another victim before fleeing the scene.
The suspects are believed to be known to the victims. The suspect vehicle is described as a silver SUV, possibly a Honda CR-V with damage to the passenger side.
The suspects are described as being in their teens, dressed in red and black with bandanas and masks over their faces. One suspect is noticeably smaller than the other three, who are all approximately 5’11” in height with thin builds.
If you have any information on this incident, please call the Saskatoon Police Service at 306-975-8300 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
Combined Traffic Services Saskatchewan RCMP – Swift Current
On May 3rd through 5th, 2019, RCMP Combined Traffic Services Saskatchewan (CTSS) Swift Current hosted a Joint Forces Operation (JFO) throughout the southwest corner of the province. During the three-day initiative, 16 police and peace officers from the RCMP and various municipal and provincial agencies targeted a multitude of traffic safety offences. Over the duration of the operation, 577 vehicle contacts were made with 351 enforcement actions being initiated. Unfortunately, 31 of these charges were laid in relation to exceeding 60 km/hr when passing an emergency vehicle. CTSS also charged one driver for impaired operation of a motor vehicle near the town of Eastend.
Our safety partnerships play an important role in ensuring safe roads throughout the year in all communities throughout Saskatchewan. As we head towards warmer weather this spring and into the summer season, we all will see an increase in traffic volumes on our roadways. CTSS reminds all road users to be cognizant of all rules of the road and be safe while travelling to and from your destinations.
Saskatoon Police - Unlawful Confinement
One man is in custody following a report of people being unlawfully confined in a home yesterday afternoon.
At approximately 3:45 p.m., May 6, 2019, Patrol officers were dispatched to an apartment in the 100 block of St. Lawrence Court for a report of a man holding four people against their will. Two people managed to exit the home and were quickly located by Police at a nearby location. Patrol members along with the Tactical Support Unit, set up a perimeter around the residence as the presence of weapons was unknown at the time. Police learned that after a man and woman engaged in an argument, the man refused to let the woman leave. Other tenants in the building attempted to intervene but were reportedly threatened by the suspect with a knife. Officers gained entry into the home and took the male suspect into custody. He was extremely aggressive toward Police and was believed to be under the influence of an intoxicant.
No one was injured during this incident. Officers located a small amount of cocaine in the suspect’s possession as well as a knife in the residence.
A 35 year old man is facing charges of Possession of Cocaine and Breach of Undertaking. A charge of Unlawful Confinement is pending as the investigation continues.
Today We Remember … *May 7, 1999* Honour Roll Number 195.
Forty-year-old highway patrol member #35689 Constable Joseph Ernest Jean-Guy Daniel Bourdon was killed after being hit by a tractor trailer, fifteen kilometers south of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.
At approximately 3:00 pm, the nineteen-year veteran was conducting a vehicle check on Hwy. #11. Bourdon pulled over two vehicles for speeding at the same time. He gave a family in an SUV a warning, instead of a ticket, on the condition that the parents take their children to McDonald's with the money saved. When Bourdon went to speak to the driver of the second vehicle, a passing tractor trailer travelling 30 kilometers over the speed limit and too close to the shoulder of the road clipped him propelling him into the ditch. He was rushed to hospital but died of his injuries shortly afterwards.
The truck driver was convicted of driving without due care and attention and for exceeding his driving hours for which he received a $3540 fine.
Dan Bourdon had spent his entire career in Saskatchewan, was married and had a daughter. He had earned his commercial pilots licence and was planning on retiring and pursuing a new full-time career in aviation.
After a regimental funeral attended by over 600 police officers, he was buried at the Weldon Cemetery in Saskatoon.
(From Larry Burden (rtd) "This day in the RCMP" & Commemorated on Page 195 of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Honour Roll Book)
UPDATE: RCMP Rosthern – Missing 12 year old - Found
UPDATE: The youth mention in previous media releases has been located and returned safe and sound.
BACKGROUND: The Rosthern RCMP are attempting to locate a 12-year-old female who went missing from a residence in the town of Duck Lake. Zurcuriah Daniels was last seen at a residence around noon on May 1.
The RCMP have attended to numerous residences since she went missing, but believe she is avoiding the police. There is no indication she is in any danger, but she is vulnerable due to age and the RCMP need to locate her as soon as possible. It is believed that Daniels is till in the Duck Lake and Rosthern areas.
Daniels is described as 5”7’, medium build with brown eyes and black straight shoulder length hair. She was last seen wearing a grey hoodie, dark sweat pants and a white sweater.
If anyone has any information that could assist in locating Daniels they are urged to contact the Rosthern Detachment at 306-232-6400.
RCMP Meadow Lake - Charges laid in domestic assault.
Charges have been laid in connection with a serious domestic assault investigation that occurred in Meadow Lake yesterday.
A 36-year-old male has been charged with:
1) Aggravated Sexual Assault S. 273(2)(b) CC
2) Assault with a Weapon S. 267(a) CC
3) Break, Enter and Commit S. 348(1)(b) CC
4) Overcoming resistance in the commission of an offence S. 246 CC
5) Uttering Threats S. 264.1(1) CC
6) Breach Recognizance S. 145(3) CC x 2.
The male appeared in Provincial court in Meadow Lake this morning and has been remanded into custody. He will make his next court appearance on May 13th at 1:30 pm by video at Provincial Court in Meadow Lake.
The name of the suspect will not be released as a publication ban has been requested by the crown to protect the identity of the Victim.
Update # 3: RCMP Kamsack Drowning: Body of Ernest Severight located
2019-05-05 07:00 p.m. - On May 5, at approximately 10:00 a.m., the body of Ernest Severight, a 30-year-old male from the Cote First Nation, was located by community volunteers in the Assiniboine River, approximately 10 metres downstream from the Kamsack Concrete Weir.
Ernest Severight was observed falling into the water at the base of the Weir on April 23, 2019, shortly before 7:00 pm. He was presumed drowned at that time and an extensive recovery effort was initiated. The recovery efforts included several agencies and volunteers.
Saskatchewan RCMP would like to highlight the work of the several communities and agencies who came together during the recovery efforts to bring a successful resolution to the search for Ernest Severight and provide closure to his family and friends.
Thank you to: Civil Air Search and Rescue Association (CASARA), Cote First Nation, Keeseekoose First Nation, Key First Nation, Town of Kamsack, Duck Mountain EMS, Grandmother's Bay Search and Recovery, Hutterian Emergency Aquatic Response Team (HEART), Kamsack Fire Department, Yorkton Fire Department, Ottawa Valley Search and Rescue, Prince Albert Grand Council Search and Recovery, RCMP F Division Underwater Recovery Team (URT), RCMP Yorkton Forensic Identification Section (UAV), RCMP Kamsack, RCMP Indigenous Policing Service, Parkland Victim Services, Red Cross, Saskatchewan Water Security Agency, Saskatchewan Emergency Management & Fire Safety (EMFS), Saskatoon Fire Department Surface Water Rescue Team, Yorkton Tribal Council Emergency Management, Saskatchewan Environment Resource Management (SERM), as well as countless volunteers from neighbouring communities, inside and outside the province.
Hudson Bay RCMP - Fatal collision on Highway 9
2019-05-03 12:35 p.m. - On May 2, 2019, at approximately 8:40 p.m., Hudson Bay RCMP, Hudson Bay Ambulance and Hudson Bay Fire Rescue were dispatched to a two-vehicle collision on Highway 9 in Hudson Bay.
A southbound car crossed into the northbound lane and struck a northbound SUV.
There was one occupant in each vehicle, both from Hudson Bay. The 23-year-old male driver of the car was transported by ambulance to Hudson Bay Hospital and was later pronounced deceased. The 61-year-old female driver of the SUV suffered minor injuries and was released from hospital.
The family of the deceased male has been notified. The name of the deceased will not be released. The collision is still under investigation.
Update: Saskatoon police arrest homicide suspect
Update - Suspect Arrested - Homicide - 200 Block Avenue K South
Background: May 02, 2019 06:25 PM, Release 2019-0317The Saskatoon Police Service, Major Crime Section, is requesting the public’s assistance in locating a person wanted in connections with Saskatoon’s most recent homicide.
A warrant of arrest has been issued for Jamie Terrence HALKETT, DOB 1992-01-14, in connection with the murder of 32-year-old Robin Godfrey. Godfrey was found deceased in the open courtyard of the apartment /condo complex located at 219 Avenue K South in the early evening of April 20, 2019 as a result of a gunshot wound.
Halkett is known to have previous associations to Saskatoon street gangs. At the time of the homicide he was wanted on a Canada-wide warrant for breach of parole.
Halkett is described as an Indigenous male, 5’9” (175 cm) in height, 150 lbs in weight. (68 kg), with brown hair and brown eyes.
Halkett has a number of visible distinctive tattoos including;
• The numbers “306” on the webbing of his left hand,
• The letters and numbers “EST 1992” on his left and right hand knuckles,
• A full sleeve of tattoos on the right arm and shoulder,
• The word “Dreyson” over the left eyebrow and on the right side of his neck,
• Halkett also has a recent tattoo of a cross with an image of a tattooed face on the back of his neck and head.
A Photo of Halkett is attached for distribution
Members of the public should not approach Jamie Halkett as he may be armed and dangerous. Instead, anyone with information on Halkett is asked immediately contact the Saskatoon Police Service at 306-975-8300, Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, or their local law enforcement agency.
BACKGROUND: On April 20th, 2019 at approximately 9:28 p.m. Saskatoon Police Service, Patrol members along with Medavie Health Services responded to an injured male in the 200 block of Avenue K South.
Upon arrival an injured 32 year old male was located by members. The injured male was transported to hospital where he was declared 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.
Police are asking anyone that may have information regarding this incident call the Saskatoon Police Service at 306-975-8300 or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222- 8477.
(Occurrence Number: 19-38182)
RCMP Carrot River – Looking for B&E artist(s)
On Wednesday, April 17, 2019, Carrot River RCMP received reports of break and enters that occurred in the early hours of the morning. Multiple businesses in downtown Carrot River were broken into and were missing undisclosed amounts of money and alcohol. Carrot River RCMP and Tisdale RCMP Forensic Identification Section attended the buildings.
There was damage to the buildings including smashed windows and additional damage done to the doors. No one was in the businesses/offices at the time of the incident.
Carrot River RCMP-GRC continue to investigate and make patrols. Updates will be provided as they become available.
Anyone with information on this or any other investigation, are asked to contact their nearest police service or the Carrot River RCMP at 306-768-1200, or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
ICE charges – Meadow Lake
On April 30, 2019, the Saskatchewan ICE Unit with the assistance of the Meadow Lake RCMP executed a search warrant on a residence in Meadow Lake in relation to an investigation into the sharing of child pornography on a popular social media application in January 2019.
Shawn Timothy Sullivan (DOB 60/05/08) was subsequently charged with possessing child pornography and making available child pornography. He was released before a Justice of the Peace for court on May 27, 2019 in Meadow Lake.
The Saskatchewan ICE Unit is comprised of investigators from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Regina Police Service, Saskatoon Police Service, and Prince Albert Police Service. Their mandate is to investigate crimes involving the abuse and/or exploitation of children on the Internet.
RCMP - Kamsack drowning recovery efforts
This morning the RCMP Underwater Recovery Team was assisted by the Saskatoon Fire Dept. in the search efforts for Ernest Severight, who went missing in the weir on Tuesday, April 23, and is presumed drowned.
The Saskatoon Fire Dept brought their Creature Craft, which is a unique pontoon styled flotation unit specially designed to maintain stability while searching turbulentwaterways. As seen in the photo, the Saskatoon Fire Dept is assisting with one of their watercraft and the drivers are from the RCMP Underwater Recovery Team. They are searching the water at the base of the dam, which could not be searched a few days ago without the Creature Craft.
The drivers have completed the search of the area at the base of the dam. The search around the area where Severight was last seen has been searched thoroughly as humanly possible with sonar, visual, and manually techniques. All efforts now will continue, as they have all week, downstream along the shores and from the air. The RCMP is keeping family representatives up to date on the ongoing search efforts
RCMP ICE Unit - Child pornography seizure at North Portal
April 30, 2019 – Regina, Saskatchewan – The Saskatchewan Internet Child Exploitation Unit has charged a traveller with child pornography offences, in relation to a seizure made by the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) at the North Portal border crossing in southeastern Saskatchewan.
On April 26, 2019, CBSA officers at North Portal arrested a traveller seeking entry to Canada after locating suspected child pornography on digital devices during the course of a secondary examination. The Saskatchewan ICE Unit attended, confirmed the material as child pornography, and seized devices including a computer, laptop, mobile phone, hard drives, and flash drives for further forensic analysis.
Brent Wallace NELSON, age 52, of Louisiana is charged with the following offences pursuant to the Criminal Code:
Importation of Child pornography Sec. 163.1(3) CC; and,
Possession of Child Pornography Sec. 163.1(4) CC.
He was remanded into custody and appeared in Estevan Provincial Court on Monday, April 29. The matter was adjourned to May 6 at 9:30 a.m.
Canada Wide Warrant
The Regina Police Service is asking for help from the public in locating a male who is the subject of a Canada Wide Warrant for Arrest for Human Trafficking and other offences, including Procuring, Assault, Uttering Threats and Forcible Confinement. These charges stem from investigation into offences alleged to have occurred in this province between the end of March and the beginning of April, 2019.
Twenty-six-year-old Daniel KHET is described as male, medium-dark complexion, about 6’ tall, weighing about 180 pounds. KHET has black hair, often tied back in numerous medium-length braids, and brown eyes. KHET has “sleeve” tattoos on his arms, including numerous tattoos of skulls. KHET has been known to reside in Montreal but is believed to travel frequently to Regina and other Saskatchewan cities. He is fluent in both French and English. KHET has previous convictions for firearms offences, so anyone who sees this individual is asked to contact police. A photograph of Daniel KHET accompanies this news release.
Anyone with information as to the whereabouts of Daniel KHET is asked to contact the Regina police Service at 306-777-6500, Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), or your nearest police detachment. The Regina Police Service thanks the media and public for their assistance in this matter.
McLean man facing 19 charges
Regina, Saskatchewan – Regina police report a 25 year-old male, from McLean, is facing 19 charges in connection with a series of recent thefts, including stolen vehicles, identification documents, and other property.
It’s alleged the following incidents involve the same suspect:
Sometime between the evening of April 26th and the morning of April 27th, a garage in the 3500 block of Garner Avenue was broken into. A bike and other items were stolen.
The morning of April 27th a citizen caught a male going through his truck; he followed the male to the area of Hill Avenue and Montague Street and called the police but the suspect fled.
Also on April 27th, in the 400 block of King Street, a citizen called to report a male stealing a bike from his vehicle.
On April 27th, just after 2:00 p.m., a male victim reported his Chevrolet Impala stolen from a restaurant in the 2400 block of 9th Avenue. The victim had gone to the washroom and alleged his keys and phone were taken from his jacket, which was left at the table.
On April 27th, between 2:15 and 2:30 p.m., a black Honda Pilot, with keys and purse inside, was stolen from the 300 block of Pasqua Street. A Chevrolet Impala was abandoned two blocks away.
On April 27th, between 2:00 and 3:00 p.m., a power tool valued at $1300. was taken from an unlocked vehicle in the 1300 block of Broadway Avenue.
During the late afternoon and evening of April 27, 2019, the stolen Honda Pilot was spotted by police on three occasions. The vehicle was travelling fast and erratically. At about 10:45 p.m., as the stolen vehicle was in the area of Assiniboine Avenue and Windfield Road, officers deployed a spike belt successfully. The driver abandoned the vehicle and tried to evade police by going through residents’ yards and property. At one point, the suspect found a bicycle and tried to escape on it; when confronted by officers, he fled again. He was eventually located, in a yard, by a canine team and taken into custody.
Twenty-five year-old Travis OReilly MILLIGAN, of McLean SK, is charged with:
Possession of Property Obtained by Crime over $5,000 [355(a) CC];
2 X Breach of Probation [733.1(1) CC];
Prohibited Driver [320.18(1)(a) CC];
2 X Theft under $5,000 [334(b) CC];
Fraud under $5,000 [380(1)(b)(i) CC];
5 X Possession of Property Obtained b Crime under $5,000 [355(b) CC];
5 X Possession of Identity Documents [56.1(1) CC]; and
2 X Theft of Motor Vehicle [333.1(1) CC];
MILLIGAN made his first court appearance on these charges in Provincial Court at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, April 29, 2019.
Fatality near Glidden
Kindersley RCMP are investigating a single vehicle, fatal collision which occurred yesterday at approximately 3:10 pm, on Highway 44, one kilometre west of Glidden.
A 70 year old male was driving a truck eastbound, when it entered the ditch and flipped over on it’s side. The driver was the lone occupant, and was pronounced deceased at the accident scene.
Kamsack RCMP - Drowning Update #2
The Kamsack RCMP, along with volunteer community partners and family are continuing their efforts to locate Ernest Severight at the Kamsack Concrete Weir (low head damn). Ernest Severight went missing in the weir on Tuesday, April 23, and is presumed drowned. Recovery efforts have been underway all week, with assistance from the RCMP's Underwater Recovery Team, the RCMP Forensic Identification Section (UAV), RCMP Indigenous Policing Service, Civilian Air Search and Rescue Association, the Kamsack Fire Department, Duck Mountain EMS, Emergency Management & Fire Safety Saskatchewan, Yorkton Tribal Council Emergency Management, Grandmother's Bay Search and Recovery, and HEART (Hutterian Emergency Aquatic Response Team). The Cote First Nation and the Town of Kamsack (leadership and community members) have also been engaged and providing assistance.
This evening, the recovery operation will have the assistance of the City of Saskatoon Fire Department, Surface Water Rescue Team. They have specialized experience, training, and equipment to deal with weir rescues. As the recovery efforts continue, the RCMP will continue to provide updates to the community.
The RCMP would remind the community that the water flow at this time of year remains fast-moving and dangerous. The weir is especially dangerous, and requires special search tactics with the appropriate safety equipment. People are asked to stay away from the water, except where supported through the on-site RCMP operations centre. Kamsack – Medical episode – Pedestrian struck, driver deceased
Kamsack Times – April 29, 2019 02:36 p.m. – An unidentified 76-year-old male was presumed to have experienced a “medical episode” while driving West on Queen Elizabeth Boulevard in Kamsack around 10:30 a.m. on April 24.
The vehicle operated by the male driver struck a parked SUV in front of the Town of Kamsack office. The SUV then struck an unidentified female pedestrian in the intersection. The female was transported to hospital with what was believed to be non-life-threatening injuries.
Rob King with RCMP media relations confirmed that the male driver has passed away. An autopsy will be performed.
RCMP Big River - Fatal Residence Fire
2019-04-27 - 6:20p.m. - On April 26th, 2019 at 11:45p.m. Big River RCMP received a call of a structure fire on Big River First Nation, Saskatchewan.
When Debden Fire Department and RCMP arrived on scene a house trailer was found fully engulfed in flames. Human remains of one adult was discovered inside the trailer. Police are working to establish the identity of the deceased, but confirmation cannot be made until an autopsy has been completed. An autopsy is scheduled for this week in Saskatoon.
Big River RCMP is continuing the investigation into the cause of the fire with the assistance of the Saskatchewan Coroners Office and a Provincial Fire Scene Examiner.Update - RCMP - Kamsack Drowning
The body of Ernest Severight has not been recovered yet despite massive efforts. The spring runoff and turbulent waters in area where he was last seen are very dangerous and the RCMP is warning people in the area to stay away from the river at this time of the year.
The search for Severight has been extensive and is still ongoing. The URT searched the area for two days using sonar, visual and underwater searches in very hazardous conditions with negative results. All of the areas that could be searched under water have been covered. The search has been hampered by strong currents and poor visibility under water. The surface of the river has been searched down stream using boats, shore patrols, visual and manual methods with the assistance of Kamsack Fire. An aerial drone has also been used in the area with the assistance of the Yorkton Forensic Identification Section. A Search and rescue plane is being used over the next few days for a wider search area. The Saskatchewan Water Security Agency has been consulted in regards to the expected water flow over the next few days.
The search is expect to continue over the next few days if required.
RCMP - Kamsack drowning
RCMP from Kamsack Detachment and the RCMP Under Water Recovery Team are on the scene of a drowning that happened late Tuesday afternoon. The RCMP and Kamsack Fire Department were called to the shores of the river at the Kamsack Golf Course for persons in distress.
When police and fire personal arrived there was a 44-year-old female attempting to rescue a 30-year-old male who was hanging from a log at the dam. Police and Fire and bystanders attempted to save the male and then the female when she fell into the water trying to assist the male. The female was retrieved from the water, but rescuers lost sight of the male as he went under the water. The male is now believed to be deceased and lost in the turbulent current created around the dam.
The Under Water Recovery Team in on scene and attempted to retrieve the male from the dangerous waters and is also searching the shore lines down the Assiniboine River.
Combined Traffic Services Saskatchewan RCMP –Increased police presence in southwest Saskatchewan
2019-04-25 - 2:30 p.m. - As part of our commitment to traffic safety, RCMP Combined Traffic Services Saskatchewan (CTSS) Swift Current will be hosting a Joint Forces Operation (JFO) campaign over the period of May 3rd through 5th, 2019 across southwest Saskatchewan.
A JFO is a multi-agency task force focused on strategies to improve traffic safety for all road users in the Province of Saskatchewan. Members that will be present include Combined Traffic Services Saskatchewan, which consists of: RCMP traffic members from Swift Current, Moose Jaw and Regina; Municipal traffic members from Regina Police Service and Moose Jaw Police Service; Saskatchewan Highway Patrol; RM of Swift Current Community Safety Officer.
The three-day initiative will take place in and around Swift Current, Maple Creek, Shaunavon, Kyle and the surrounding communities. Some of the targeted offences will include excessive speed, occupant restraints, cellular phone use, unlicensed and suspended drivers, and commercial vehicle enforcement. As usual, impaired driving will be high on the list of enforcement – impaired driving is a crime and it will be treated as such. Know the limits. Know your limits.
As a reminder, should motorists come across one of the officers that are roadside with their emergency lights active, they are required to slow to 60 km/h while passing them. Failure to do so could result in a fine starting at $170.
RCMP LaLoche – Wanted Person
La Loche RCMP is seeking the public assistance in locating 23-year-old Raylin Wade JANVIER of Clearwater River Dene First Nation.
Raylin JANVIER is wanted in connection with two violent incidents that occurred in both the Town of La Loche, and Clearwater River Dene First Nation during the month of April. He has active warrants for the following charges:
· 1 count, assault with a weapon, section 267(a) Criminal Code
· 3 count, dangerous operation of motor vehicle, section 320.13(1) Criminal Code
· 1 count, Mischief, section 430(4) Criminal Code
· 2 count, uttering threats to a person, section 264.1(1)(a) Criminal Code
· 1 count, uttering threats to property, section 264.1(1) Criminal Code
· 1 count, flight from police officer, Section 320.17 Criminal Code
· 1 count, assault with weapon, section 267(a) Criminal Code
· 2 counts, fail to comply with probation order, section 733 Criminal Code
· 1 count, possession of weapon for a dangerous purpose, section 88(2) Criminal Code
· 1 count, unauthorized possession of firearm, section 92(3)(a) Criminal Code
La Loche RCMP is asking anyone who may know the whereabouts of Raylin JANVIER to contact there nearest detachment or call 911.
Raylin JANVIER is described as 180 cm tall, 75kg, with black hair, brown eyes and a trimmed goatee. (photo attached)
Raylin JANVIER should be considered armed and dangerous. If located, please do not approach him.
RCMP Roving Traffic Units – Drug seizures
The Saskatchewan RCMP Roving Traffic Unit was in the Kindersley area this past weekend. While dedicated to improving traffic safety on Saskatchewan highways, the Roving Traffic Units are also tasked with the interception of traveling criminals across western Canada.
On April 17 and 18, three stops resulted in drug seizures and charges along Highway 7. On April 17, one stop resulted in the seizure of 207 grams of Cannabis. The driver, a 37-year-old male from Summerland BC, was charged under the Cannabis Act.
Also on April 17, a vehicle was stopped traveling westbound on Highway 7. During the interactions with the driver, the officer became suspicious of drug possession. A specially trained police service dog was deployed and indicated that there were drugs present in the vehicle. The driver was arrested and a search was conducted on the vehicle. The search revealed 61 grams of Cannabis and 31 grams of Cannabis shatter. Also located was $7000 cash that was hidden inside the vehicle. The driver a 40-year-old male from Saskatoon is facing charges under the Cannabis Act and possession of Proceeds of Crime under the Criminal Code of Canada.
On April 18, a vehicle was travelling eastbound on Highway 7 and it was stopped for improper use of seatbelts. The vehicle attempted to turn off onto a gravel road but was stopped by the police. Over the course of the traffic stop, officers made several observations consistent with drug possession and the occupants of the vehicle were placed under arrest for possession of a controlled substance. A search of the vehicle located four 29 gram packages hidden within the vehicles interior: two containing cocaine and two containing what is believed to be Phenacetin which is used in the production of crack cocaine. Also located were two bags of Crystal Methamphetamine weighting a total of 1004 grams. This quantity of Methamphetamine seized would break down into 10,000 doses. The driver, a 25-year-old male and a 23-year-old male passenger, both from Calgary, Alberta, have been charged with possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking and will appear in Provincial Court in Kindersley on July 16.
Big River RCMP: Respond to fatal single vehicle collision
2019-04-22 – On April 20, at approximately 12:50 a.m., Big River RCMP received a report of a single vehicle rollover on a grid road about 30 kilometres west of Big River.
When members arrived at the scene, they located a 47-year-old female in the front passenger seat of the vehicle, unable to get out. The Jaws of Life were used to remove her. STARS Air Ambulance airlifted her to hospital in Saskatoon with undetermined injuries.
Big River Fire Department were also present; they located an adult male who had been fatally injured during the collision. The 24 year old was declared deceased at the scene.
An RCMP Traffic Analyst was brought in to assist.
Through investigation, it was determined that there was a third occupant in the vehicle at the time of the collision who was not immediately located at the scene.
North Battleford Police Dog Services attended to assist with the search for the third occupant. The search was negative.
In the early afternoon on April 20, RCMP were notified that the third occupant of the vehicle, a 17-year-old male, had been picked up along a gravel road by a passerby somewhere between where the collision occurred and a nearby community. He suffered what were described as minor injuries as a result of the collision.
The investigation is ongoing.
28-year-old woman charged with Nipawin assaults
Humboldt Journal APRIL 18, 2019 05:16 PM – NIPAWIN — A 28-year-old woman has been charged in connection with three assaults in Nipawin.
The assaults took place April 13. Two of the assaults took place at the same residence, hours apart from one another, while a third incident occurred at a different location but is believed by RCMP to be related to the same suspect.
The woman is charged with aggravated assault, assault with a weapon, robbery, robbery with a firearm, possession of a weapon, carrying a concealed weapon, theft of a motor vehicle, and breaking and entering.
RCMP are also looking for a 24-year-old man and a 27-year-old man, who have been charged with similar crimes.
2019-04-18- RCMP Lay charges in Death of Inmate of Regina Provincial Correctional Centre
On August 22, 2017 Kirk Kelly Sabit was an inmate of the Regina Provincial Correctional Centre. He was found unresponsive in his cell at the Regina Provincial Correctional Centre on the morning of August 23. The investigation into his death was led by the Regina RCMP General Investigation Section with the assistance of the RCMP Forensic Identification Section.
The investigation revealed that Sabit had lethal doses of Carfentanil and Fentanyl in his body at the time of his death.
Evidence from the investigation has led investigators to charge Nikolai Ellson (dob 1996-12-19) with Manslaughter in the death of Kirk Sabit. This is the first Manslaughter charge laid by the RCMP in Saskatchewan in which of Carfentanil or Fentanyl was the cause of death.
Ellson will make his next court appearance on Tuesday, April 30 at Regina Provincial Court.
2019-04-18- Stanley Mission RCMP – Suspicious Sudden Death Investigation Results in 2nd Degree Murder Charge
On April 15, 2019, Stanley Mission RCMP received a complaint of an injured male at a residence in Stanley Mission. When RCMP officers arrived on the scene, they located a deceased 29-year-old male. The deceased male has been identified as Robert Phillip McKenzie, a resident of Stanley Mission.
Investigators have determined there was an altercation that occurred in the deceased’s residence. During the altercation the deceased was fatally injured. The suspect fled the scene and was arrested without incident the evening of April 15, 2019 at the suspect’s residence in Stanley Mission.
As a result of the investigation, Darcy Patrick Charles (DOB: 1980-09-25) of Stanley Mission has been charged with second degree murder. Darcy Charles made his first court appearance in La Ronge Provincial Court on Thursday, April 18, 2019 at 9:30 a.m.
2019-04-14 - White Butte RCMP is requesting the public’s assistance in locating a 15-year-old male
Brayden Olson was last seen at a residence near Pilot Butte at approximately 2 p.m. on Monday April 8, 2019.
He is described as a 15-year-old male, 5'8" tall, 130 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing jeans and a black sweatshirt.
He has been known to frequent areas in and around Regina, but it has not been confirmed that this is where he may be.
Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Brayden is asked to call White Butte RCMP at 306-781-5050, their local police service or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).
Barricaded person in a vehicle - Fort Qu’Appelle RCMP
2019.04.17 - 1:35pm - On April 16, 2019 at 10:30 am Fort Qu’Appelle RCMP responded to a complaint of break and enter into outbuildings located just south of the town of Balcarres. Local inquiries by an officer identified a vehicle of interest parked on a dirt road in close proximity to the crime scene. Shortly thereafter a male suspect was located a short distance away from the vehicle walking in a farmer’s field. As the officer made contact with the suspect, he can became agitated and confrontational towards the officer. The suspect entered the vehicle and fled from the officer for a short distance down a dirt road before stopping. The suspect refused to cooperate with commands to exit the vehicle and additional officers were called to the scene. A firearm was believed to be inside the vehicle so Police Dog Services, Fort Qu'Appelle Traffic Services and Melville RCMP assisted in containing the area. After a two hour standoff, the suspect surrendered to police without incident.
Christopher Adam Miller, 35 years old, of Melville, Saskatchewan has been charged with:
Possession of a Weapon for Dangerous Purpose Sec. 88 Criminal Code
Using Imitation Firearm in Commission of Offence Sec. 85(2) CC
Break and Enter Sec. 348(1)(b) CC
Flight from Peace Officer Sec. 320.17 CC
Drive While Disqualified Sec. 320.18(1)(b) CC
Obstruction Sec. 129(a) CC
Identity Fraud Sec. 403(d) CC
Miller also had outstanding warrants from the Melville RCMP for Drive While Disqualified and charges under the Environmental Management and Protection Act.
Miller appeared before a Justice of the Peace and was remanded into custody to appear in Provincial Court in Fort Qu’Appelle on April 18, 2019.