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Sudden death in Saskatoon – Man found in snow

Saskatoon Police and the Office of the Chief Coroner are investigating a sudden death after a man was found outdoors and unconscious earlier this morning.

Shortly after 8:00 a.m., November 14, 2020, Police Communications received a report of a man lying in the snow in the 300 block of Avenue Q South. The 47-year-old male was taken to hospital where, at 9:21 a.m., he was declared deceased. The death is not considered to be suspicious at this time, and Police are assisting the Office of the Chief Coroner in their investigation.

Distracted driving was cause of fatal semi collision

Members of the Saskatoon Police Service Traffic Section have determined the cause of a fatal semi truck collision on Oct. 21 to be distracted driving.  

The investigation, which included an analysis of activity on a cell phone found inside the super-bee semi driven by the deceased 51-year-old man, showed evidence of use at the time of the collision. The man’s family has been informed of the findings, said police on Nov. 13. 

The Saskatoon Police Service asks all motorists to put their cell phones away while driving and help ensure the safety of all those using the road.  

The collision involved three, super-bee semis. One other driver was uninjured, and the third driver was taken to hospital with minor injuries.

Man arrested in Saskatoon for importation of a silencer

At the end of September of 2020 the Saskatoon Police Service Guns and Gangs Unit, along with the assistance of the Canada Border Services Agency, began an investigation into the unlawful importation of a prohibited device into Canada.  

On Oct. 29, the Saskatoon Police Service Guns and Gangs Unit executed a search warrant in the 700 block of Appleby Drive. The search resulted in the seizure of two long barrel firearms, a firearm silencer (prohibited device), ammunition and tools suitable for altering firearms.

A 31-year-old man from Saskatoon was arrested and is now facing one criminal charge of Importing a Prohibited Device Into Canada and two criminal charges of unsafe storage of a firearm.     

Four property crimes believed to be related – Maidstone, Lashburn

Overnight between Oct. 16 and 17 at least 4 rural properties near Lashburn and Marshall were the targets of property crime. At least two currently unknown suspects were active in thefts and trespassing.

A grey 2012 Ford F150 and 3 dirt bikes as well as numerous tools have been stolen so far. All four incidents are believed to be related at this time.

Maidstone RCMP are advising all residents, especially those living on rural properties in the RMs of Wilton and Britannia to ensure their vehicles are locked and the keys are removed.

If you see any suspicious activity, people or vehicles in the area please call the Maidstone RCMP.

If you have information related to this advisory please call 310-RCMP for immediate response, or you can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

Suspicious vehicle reported in Prince Albert area

Prince Albert Detachment has received reports of a suspicious in their rural areas around Prince Albert that may be involved in criminal activity. The vehicle is described as a red and black Honda Prelude, 2 door, black hood and black spoiler. Vehicle may have Saskatchewan Licence Plate – 197 LSB or a different one.

If vehicle is seen, contact police and do not attempt to interact or approach the vehicle. Persons believed to be involved in criminal activity.

Call RCMP at 310-5000 or 9-1-1, if it is an emergency.

If you have information related to this advisory please call 310-RCMP for immediate response, or you can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

Pedestrian fatality at Delisle

On Oct. 5 at approximately 10:58 p.m., RCMP Warman Detachment were called to a complaint of a motor vehicle vs pedestrian collision along Highway 7 at the community of Delisle. The Delisle Fire Department and EMS also attended to the scene.

Upon arrival, a deceased 66-year-old male was located along the highway.

Highway 7 was closed and traffic rerouted for approximately five and half hours. It has since been reopened.

Investigation is ongoing.

Homicide at Clarence Avenue and Eighth Street East, Saskatoon

 

Members of the Saskatoon Police, Major Crime Section are actively investigating an early morning death as a homicide.

At approximately 7:20 a.m., Oct. 4, Saskatoon Police received a 911 call regarding an injured person at a business in the 1000 block of 8th Street East.

Patrol officers and Medavie Health Services responded to the area locating an injured and unresponsive 22 year old male laying in the roadway at the intersection of Clarence Avenue South and 8th Street East.  The injured male was transported to hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries. Saskatoon Police, Major Crime and Forensic Identification Sections were called out and are continuing their investigation along with the assistance from the Saskatchewan Coroners Service. An autopsy has been scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 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 an investigator in Major Crimes or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

Alert – Stolen steaks are poisoned

On Saturday, Oct. 3, at 10:16 a.m., Blaine Lake RCMP received a report of a break and enter at a rural residence near the Wingard Ferry road. Preliminary investigation indicates a large amount of household items were taken. The break and enter is believed to have occurred sometime between Tuesday (Sept. 29) and Friday (Oct. 2).  There is no suspect description.

The homeowner advised investigators that six steaks stolen from a freezer located outside the residence were poisoned for use in wild animal control.  If consumed, these steaks could seriously harm or kill someone.

The investigation into the break and enter continues.  If you have information about this or any other crime, please contact Blaine Lake RCMP at 306-497-3600 or you may contact Saskatchewan Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or submit a tip online at www.saskcrimestoppers.com.

 

Cougar sighted in Saskatoon

UPDATE: Further to the previous public advisory regarding the cougar sighting, a search of the park area was conducted with the assistance of the Ministry of Environment. As a result, no signs of the animal was located during the search.

Restrictions have been lifted and the public is asked to be mindful of the wildlife along the riverbank during recreational activities.

BACKGROUND:Saskatoon Police received a call of a possible cougar sighting at the Sutherland Dog Park located at 130 Beef Research Rd on Oct. 1 at 9:19 p.m.

Patrol officers arrived and began asking individuals in the park to exit.  The Sutherland Dog Park will be closed to vehicle and pedestrian traffic until further notice to ensure public safety.  Conservation officers have been consulted and will attend back in the morning to determine if the park is safe.

An update will be sent out once the restrictions have been lifted.   

RCMP use spike belt to stop speeders

During the afternoon of Sept. 29, a member of the Rosetown combined Traffic Services attempted to pull over a vehicle that was speeding on Highway 14 near Perdue. Upon traffic services attempt to pull the vehicle over it fled and was doing speeds in excess of 143 kph. No pursuit was initiated at this time as speeding is not a pursuable offence. The Warman RCMP detachment became involved as the vehicle was last seen headed East bound on Hwy 14 going towards Saskatoon. Even though the suspect vehicle was not being pursued their speed reached over 170 kph. Saskatoon Police Service became involved as Air services was monitoring the attempted stop and located the suspect vehicle. Air services continued to provide the RCMP with updates and direction of travel. The suspect vehicle was located north of Langham when RCMP utilized a spike belt which was successful in deflating the tires of the car. The three occupants of the car eventually fled on foot and Saskatoon City Police K9 unit was on route to Langham to assist in the track. RCMP with the help of Corman Park Police service located the three suspects and took them into custody shortly after, without incident. The three people involved are known to police and are facing several charges.

Suspected arson on Carmel area farmyard

On the morning of Sept. 17, at approximately 7:30 a.m., Humboldt RCMP and Humboldt Fire were dispatched to a structure fire south of Carmel.

An abandoned farm yard located at the junction of Highway 5 and the Carmel grid west of Humboldt was the victim of a suspected arson.

A large multi level barn caught fire and became fully engulfed, rendering the barn a total loss. 4 grain bins were also lost to this fire.

Humboldt Fire Department along with Humboldt RCMP attended and investigated. No one was injured as a result of this fire. At this time the RCMP are treating this investigation as an arson.

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.

 

Update – Saskatoon homicide – Remains identified

Sept. 21 – The Saskatoon Police Service Major Crime Section, in conjunction with the Office of the Chief Coroner, has positively identified the human remains located in a residence in the 400 block of Avenue G South last week.

Eagleson Thomas, 23-years-old, has been identified as the victim of homicide. A cause of death is not being released at this time.

Mr. Thomas was confirmed to have last been seen on August 14, 2020 in Saskatoon. A missing persons report was made on September 10th, and the file was immediately followed up on by both the Missing Persons Patrol Constable, as well as detectives with the Missing Person Unit. On Tuesday, Police received additional information that he may be injured or deceased inside a residence in the 400 block of Avenue G South. With assistance from the Guns & Gangs Unit, Forensic Identification Section, investigators located human remains inside a residence.

This file remains under investigation. Anyone with information on Eagleson Thomas’ whereabouts or this investigation is asked to contact Saskatoon Police at 306-975-8300 and ask to speak to an investigator in the Major Crime Section, or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

Human remains found in Saskatoon, case deemed homicide

UPDATE: An autopsy has been conducted on human remains that were found inside a residence in the 400 block of Avenue G South earlier this week.

Further medical testing by the Coroner’s Service is necessary before the identity of the deceased can be confirmed.

The investigation is continuing and anyone who may have information regarding this incident is asked to contact Saskatoon Police at 306-975-8300 and ask to speak to an investigator in Major Crimes, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

BACKGROUND: Members of the Saskatoon Police Service, Major Crime Section are currently investigating human remains that were located in a residence in the 400 block of Avenue G South.

Detectives with the Missing Person Unit and Major Crime Section received information that an injured or deceased person may be at an address in the 400 block of Avenue G South.

At approximately 6:00 p.m., at the direction of investigators, members of Patrol, Guns and Gangs Unit and Forensic investigators attended to the 400 block where they located human remains inside of a residence. The Major Crime Section has deemed this a homicide investigation.

The Major Crime and Forensic Identification Sections in cooperation with the Saskatchewan Coroners Service are continuing their investigation. Investigators are working to identify the remains at this time. An autopsy has been ordered by the Coroner Service and is scheduled for Friday.

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.

20 year old killed in rollover near Lebret

On Aug. 30 at 2 p.m., Fort Qu’Appelle RCMP were dispatched to a single vehicle roll over on a gravel road south of Lebret known as Wide Awake Road.  Indian Head RCMP, Fort Qu’Appelle Fire Department, Fort Qu’Appelle EMS, Fort Qu’Appelle Conservation Officers and the File Hills Police all attended to the collision. Three occupants were in the vehicle. A 20-year-old female died on scene and an 18-year-old female sustained critical injuries. The 18 year old was airlifted to a Regina hospital. A male youth under the age of 16 years was also injured and transported to a local hospital for medical treatment.  His injuries are not critical and he is believed to be the driver. 

 

A forensic collision reconstructionist attended the scene to assist Fort Qu’Appelle RCMP with the investigation.

RCMP will not be releasing the identities of those involved and the investigation is continuing.

Ninth homicide for Saskatoon

 

Saskatoon Police Major Crimes and Forensic Identification continue to investigate what is Saskatoon’s ninth homicide of 2020. 

At approximately 3 a.m., Aug. 21, police were called to the parking lot of a business in the 200 block of Slimmon Road.  At the scene they located an injured male.  He was transported to hospital where he was pronounced deceased.  An autopsy was conducted Friday by the Saskatchewan Coroner Service.

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

Wollaston Lake RCMP lay charges after significant alcohol seizure

 

On the morning of Aug. 16, a boat was stopped after having come from Barge Landing and docking at Hatchet Lake Dene Nation near the community of Wollaston Lake. Investigation revealed a large amount of alcohol may have been on board for potential resale within the community.

Barge Landing provides a link between Saskatchewan Highway 905 and the community of Wollaston Lake.

There were four adults on the boat and a substantial amount of alcohol was located and seized as part of a search, including 58 bottles of hard liquor, and various other bottles and cans of liquor.

All four adults were charged with: Sell or offer to sell, display or keep beverage alcohol, under Sec. 138(1) of the Alcohol and Gaming Regulations Act.

They will appear in court in Wollaston Lake on Oct. 14.

Another homicide investigation underway in Saskatoon

At approximately 7:20 a.m. this morning, Saturday, Saskatoon police were called to a hotel in the 2000 block of Airport drive in response to an injured male in one of the hotel rooms. Police and Medavie services attended and the injured male was declared deceased at scene.  The incident has been deemed a homicide.

SPS Major Crimes and Forensic Identification Services have been called out to investigate and are currently on scene.  Anyone with information is requested to contact the Saskatoon Police at 306-975-8300 and to ask to speak with an investigator in Major Crimes or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

Seventh homicide for Saskatoon

Saskatoon Police responded this morning at 2:30 a.m., July 29, 2020, to an injured person in the 300 block of Avenue U South. Emergency responders attempted life saving measures but were unsuccessful.  Members of the SPS Major Crimes and Forensic Identification Section were called out and have now ruled this as a homicide investigation. The victim is a 21 year old male. Any further details on the victim will not be released at this time. This is the city’s seventh homicide of the year.

An autopsy has been ordered by the Office of the Chief Coroner and 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.

 

Male in the water- University Bridge, Saskatoon

The Saskatoon Police received a call of a male on the railing of the University Bridge on July 19, 2020 at 2:50p.m. Sunday. 

Officers attended and made attempts to speak with this male. The male fell from the railing into the water. The Saskatoon Fire Department had been notified and had deployed a boat. The male was rescued out of the water and treated by Medavie Health Services with non life threatening injuries.

Saskatoon – 15 year old charged with second-degree murder

UPDATE: The Saskatoon Police Service, Major Crime Section have charged a 15 year old female youth in connection with the July 11th, 2020 death of 19 year old Hailey Belanger-Weeseekase.

The female youth was arrested this morning at the Kilburn Hall Youth Center where she was being remanded on unrelated charges. It is believed that the victim and the accused were known to each other. The  Major Crime Section continues to investigate this incident.

The female youth is scheduled to appear in Saskatoon Provincial Court at 9:00 a.m. on July 20, 2020. The youth is facing the charge of Second Degree Murder (Court Information # 991133808)

The Major Crime Section  is encouraging anyone with information to call the Saskatoon Police Service at 306-975-8300 or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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

On Saturday, July 11, 2020 at 3:34 p.m., the Saskatoon Police Service attended to an apartment complex in the 3700 block of Diefenbaker Drive for the report of a deceased female located in a vehicle. On arrival patrol officers located and confirmed that 19-year old Hailey Belanger-Weeseekase was deceased.

An autopsy was completed Monday. Based on the results of this autopsy and further investigation by the Major Crime Section the death is now considered a homicide.

The detectives, along with the Forensic Identification Section and with cooperation from the Saskatchewan Coroners Service, continue to investigate the circumstances around the death. 

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

Saskatoon – 18 year old victim of homicide

Saskatoon Police received a 911 call at just after midnight on July 11th, 2020 regarding a male having been shot in a residence in the 100 block of Avenue K South.  Officers responded and upon arrival, a 18 year old male was found injured and was pronounced deceased at scene. The victim’s death is being ruled a homicide.

Investigators with Major Crimes and Forensic Identification, were called out and are actively investigating this incident with Patrol.  A large number of people from the scene are in police custody and being questioned.  

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.

SPS weekend arrest video prompts investigation

Submitted by SPS

The Saskatoon Police Service is aware of a video posted online Monday involving one of our members that had attended a call for service on July 4 regarding suspicious behaviour.  Not all of the interaction is recorded on the posted video, but use of force is captured.  During the arrest and following a several minute struggle with the first responding officer, the arrested subject sustained non-life threatening injury to his face. He was assessed by paramedics at the scene of his arrest, and was observed while in custody by the on-duty paramedic in detention. 

Given our commitment to be transparent, the SPS is treating this as a critical and serious incident. Chief Cooper has confirmed that the Saskatchewan Public Complaints Commission will be responsible for an independent investigation and has spoken to the Ministry of Justice and also the Ministry of Corrections and Policing about ensuring there is appropriate oversight.

The officer involved has been placed on leave until an initial review of his response and use of force can be completed.  The effects of addictions and related mental health issues were present during the incident and this will form part of the investigation as well.  “I recognize this incident was a traumatic event for our community, for those involved and for those who witnessed it, said Chief Cooper.”  Whenever force is used we are accountable and I want to assure the public that this is being taken seriously and we will do our utmost to be open and transparent as the investigation unfolds.”

Woman killed in Saskatoon parking lot, impaired driver fails to stop

Saskatoon Police Major Crimes have charged a 22-year-old female with causing death while driving impaired by alcohol and failure to stop after, in relation to an incident this morning.  At approximately 4:30 am, police and Medavie Health Services responded to a, injured person in a parking lot in the 700 block of Appleby Drive.  A 23-year-old  female victim had been hit by a vehicle and succumbed to her injuries at scene.  The suspect was found a short time later at another location and was arrested.

SPS Major Crimes, Forensic Identification Services and Collision Analysts were called out to investigate.  An autopsy is scheduled to occur later this week. 

In consultation with the victim’s family, they agreed to release her name. It is Kiona Nicotine.

Anyone with information is requested to contact the Saskatoon Police at 306-975-8300 and to ask to speak with an investigator in Major Crimes or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

Saskatoon constable placed on leave over social media posts

The Saskatoon Police Service has placed a constable on administrative leave regarding concerning posts on their personal social media account.

Earlier this morning, we were notified about private posts that a member is accused of making on his personal social media account. These posts were harmful and offensive to the gender and sexually diverse community. As a result, the member was immediately placed on administrative leave and an investigation was initiated regarding his conduct.

“The relationship we have with the gender and sexually diverse community is incredibly important to the Saskatoon Police Service,” says Chief of Police Troy Cooper. “I want to assure the public that we take these complaints seriously. We have acted swiftly to address the issue and a thorough investigation will occur.”

The 12-year member will remain on administrative leave while an investigation takes place.

Saskatoon police seek help in homicide investigation

Saskatoon Police are requesting public assistance in the investigation into a homicide that occurred in the early morning hours on April 13.

At approximately 3:50 a.m., April 13, 2020, an injured 19-year-old woman was located near the intersection of Avenue T and 21st Street. She was transported to hospital where she succumbed to her injuries. The victim has since been identified as 19-year-old Tanya Alcrow.

Through investigation, a dark-coloured truck has been identified through surveillance footage as being involved. The truck was parked on Avenue T facing north at the time of the homicide. Witnesses reported to police that the victim approached the truck when she sustained a gunshot wound. The truck stayed parked for almost one minute after the shooting, and then travelled north toward 22nd Street.

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

BACKGROUND: The Saskatoon Police Major Crime Section are now ruling their investigation a suspicious death as a homicide and confirm that the female victim had been shot.  

Saskatoon Police and Medavie Health Services received a 911 call of an injured female this morning, April 13 at approximately 3:40 am., near the intersection of Avenue T and 21st Street.  The victim was transported to hospital but succumbed to her injuries.

A 19 year-old woman has been identified as the victim. Her name will not be released at this time.

An autopsy is scheduled. 

The investigation continues, and police are asking for anyone with information on this incident 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.

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Saskatoon man charged for child pornography offences

The Saskatchewan Internet Child Exploitation Unit (ICE) has charged a man from Saskatoon with child pornography offences in relation to an investigation that began in December 2019, into a person sharing child pornography using a popular social media chat application.

On May 21, members of the Saskatchewan ICE Unit executed a search warrant at a residence in Saskatoon, which was identified as the location where the offences were occurring. Child pornography was located at the residence and two cellular phones, two laptops, two external hard drives, and a cloud account were seized for further forensic analysis.

Steven A. McEwen, age 37, of Saskatoon, was arrested at the location and has been charged with the following:

·2 counts of Possession of Child Pornography, Sec. 163.1 (4) of the Criminal Code; and

·Make Available Child Pornography, Sec. 163.1 (3) of the Criminal Code.

McEwen appeared in Saskatchewan Provincial Court in Saskatoon on May 21, and was released from custody on numerous conditions. He is scheduled to reappear in court on Aug. 10.

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

Impaired grandfather drives with child; no license since 2005

On Thursday, May 14, 2020, around 11:30 a.m., the Saskatchewan RCMP’s Roving Traffic Unit (RTU) stopped an eastbound vehicle on Highway 1 approaching the city of Swift Current to check if the driver had a valid driver’s license.

During the stop, the male driver handed over a Saskatchewan photo identification card and said he did not have a driver’s license. A check of the male’s driver’s license through SGI showed his driver’s license had been expired since 2005.

During the stop, the investigating officer developed reasonable grounds to suspect that the driver had alcohol in his body. The driver was given the Approved Screening Device demand and provided a fail reading. The driver was subsequently arrested for impaired operation of a conveyance. The male driver’s 8-year-old grandchild was a passenger in the vehicle.

The 55-year-old male driver from Regina, SK, provided breath samples 1.5 times over the legal limit.

The driver has been charged with impaired operation of a conveyance, operating a conveyance over 80mg% of alcohol, driving without a valid driver’s license and consuming beverage alcohol in a motor vehicle. The driver will be appearing in Provincial Court in Swift Current in September.

The child was taken to the Swift Current Municipal RCMP Detachment by members of the Saskatchewan Highway Patrol. The child coloured pictures and ate lunch with the Saskatchewan Highway Patrol officers until the child’s mother arrived a few hours later and picked up her child.

The driver’s name will not be released to protect the identity of the child.

Man rescued from broken ice on Nemeiben Lake

On May 11, 2020, at approximately 2:30 p.m., La Ronge RCMP received a complaint that two persons were delayed and one had possibly fallen through the ice on Nemeiben Lake.

Officers were notified that a 61-year-old male and another male were traveling on an air boat to a cabin. When the air boat broke down, the two individuals retrieved a snowmobile to try and pull the air boat across the ice. While operating the snowmobile, it broke through the ice. The individuals were able to free themselves and both started walking in separate directions. One towards the cabin, the other towards a nearby dock.

The complainant had been watching the 61-year-old male walk towards shore out on the ice and a moment later, they noticed he was gone. They then called La Ronge RCMP.

Officers conducted an initial investigation and once on scene, tried to determine whether the man was on the lake or at the shoreline. Due to poor ice conditions, La Ronge RCMP was also working to get air assistance.

At 4:40 p.m. the officer on scene saw what they believed to be a person on the ice several kilometers away. At the same time, a helicopter was flying to the location and with the combined efforts of the helicopter, Civil Air Search and Rescue Association (CASARA) and the Saskatchewan Ministry of Environment, they located and retrieved the 61-year-old male from the ice.

The 61-year-old male was transported to hospital for treatment.

Mischief based on religion – Saskatoon

Saskatoon Police arrested a man last night after he was found throwing rocks at SPS Headquarters.

At approximately 2:30 a.m., May 13, police were alerted to a man throwing rocks at the Police Headquarters building. Patrol members attended to the exterior of the building where the man was found holding rocks. There was also fresh, orange spray paint on the side of the building. The man was arrested without incident and orange spray paint was located on his person. During his arrest, he told officers that he had also just spray painted three churches. Police attended to the churches in the 200 block of 2nd Street East, the 600 block of Dufferin Avenue and the 600 block of Avenue I South. Spray paint was located on all three buildings.  

The 36-year-old man is facing three charges of committing mischief for reasons of bias, prejudice, or hate based on religion by damaging, without lawful justification or excuse and without colour or right of property that is primarily used for religious worship under $5000 (430(4.1) CC). He is also charged with Mischief for damages caused to SPS Headquarters along with Breach of Conditions.

The accused will appear in court this afternoon, May 13.

Since the beginning of May, the Saskatoon Police Service has charged the same man with eight counts of mischief, six of which were mischief for reasons of bias, prejudice, or hate based on religion.

Man arrested for pointing laser at SPS Air Support Unit

A Saskatoon man is facing charges after pointing a green laser at the Saskatoon Police Service Air Support Unit last night. 

Shortly after 11 p.m., May 3, the Air Support Unit reported that a laser was being pointed in their direction mid-flight. They were able to identify the residence in the 500 block of Avenue H South where the laser beam originated. Patrol units attended and arrested a man.

The 30-year-old Saskatoon man is charged with mischief and breach of undertaking.

Pointing a laser at a plane is extremely dangerous and can cause serious injury. Thankfully, neither the SPS pilot or tactical flight officer were injured during the course of this incident.

Biggar RCMP lay charges after hit and run

On April 21, at approximately 8:50 p.m., Biggar RCMP responded to a motor vehicle collision south of Highway 51, approximately six kilometres east of Biggar.

It was reported that a truck travelling north collided with a parked car. The driver of the truck then drove into a field and fled on foot. The female driver of the car was reported to have sustained minor injuries.

29-year-old Steven Watson from Biggar, Sask., is charged with:

Assault with a Weapon, Sec. 267(a) of the CC;

Dangerous Operation of a Motor Vehicle, Sec. 320.13(1) of the CC;

Failure to Stop After an Accident, Sec. 320.16(1) of the CC; and

Failure to Comply with Release Order Conditions, Sec. 145(5)(a) of the CC.

Watson is scheduled to make his first appearance in Biggar Provincial Court on Aug. 5.

La Loche – Man in custody after uttering threats and police pursuit

On April 27, at approximately 3 a.m., La Loche RCMP responded to the report of an intoxicated adult male verbally threatening harm to the occupants of a residence located in La Loche.

Upon arrival, La Loche RCMP received information that the male was driving a white older model SUV, which they observed next door. While attempting to contact the complainant to obtain more information, officers saw the vehicle leave the residence.

A traffic stop was attempted, which resulted in the driver fleeing from the officers. Based on the initial uttering threats report and the danger to the public from the erratic driving, officers declared a pursuit on the vehicle. The speeds of the pursuit quickly escalated and the officers determined it was too dangerous to continue and terminated the pursuit.

At approximately 5 a.m., La Loche RCMP received a report of an intoxicated driver. Officers determined it was the same vehicle involved in the earlier pursuit, and that it was still in the area. Officers located the vehicle a short time later driving towards them and activated their emergency equipment. The vehicle stopped, but began to drive away as the officers approached the vehicle on foot. One of the officers was struck by the vehicle as it sped past. The officer was reported to not have sustained any serious injuries.

The driver was located later in the morning and arrested at a residence. No persons were injured as a result of this incident.

The investigation is still ongoing.

Missing child located – Loon Lake

 

Loon Lake RCMP would like the public to be aware that a three year old was reported missing in a rural area south of the Village of Makwa shortly before 3pm. The local members and a police dog responded and were able to find the child safe and sound. RCMP thank the public for their quick offers to assist with ATV’s and other assistance. No further action is needed.

Kindersley RCMP officer shoots attacking dog

On April 23, officers from the Kindersley RCMP Detachment attended a residence in Kindersley to conduct a conditions check on an individual who was recently released from custody. 

While RCMP officers were in the process of checking the individual’s compliance with the conditions of release, a large aggressive dog located inside the residence confronted them. The dog broke free from an occupant inside the residence and ran through the open door, charging at the officers as they attempted to retreat. 

Both officers drew their pistols as they retreated. To avoid being attacked by the dog, one of the officers fired a single round from his service pistol, which struck the dog and stopped its charge toward the officers. 

The dog was later euthanized by animal control officers.

This incident is still under investigation and will include an Independent RCMP Officer review.

Roving Traffic Unit seizes cocaine near Maidstone

On April 16, 2020, at approximately 3 p.m., the Saskatchewan RCMP’s Roving Traffic Unit stopped a vehicle near Maidstone for a driver’s licence and vehicle registration check.

During the stop, the officer made several observations which resulted in the driver and lone occupant of the vehicle being arrested under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act.

A search of the vehicle resulted in the seizure of 1,105 grams of cocaine.

Darin Math, 33-years-old, from Edmonton, Alta., has been charged with possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking contrary to Sec. 5(2) of the CDSA.

Math is scheduled to make his next court appearance in Lloydminster Provincial Court on July 14 at 10 a.m.

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Broadview RCMP investigate sudden death

On April 18, shortly before 2 a.m., Broadview RCMP received a report of an adult female requiring medical assistance at a residence on the Ochapowace First Nation.  When RCMP officers and local EMS arrived at the residence they located a deceased adult female.

The RCMP Major Crimes Unit – South is investigating the sudden death with assistance from the Saskatchewan RCMP Forensics Identification Unit from Yorkton and the Saskatchewan Coroners Service.  An autopsy will be conducted in Regina at a date yet to be determined.

The identity of the deceased has been determined and the RCMP Major Crimes Unit – South is in the process of notifying the deceased’s family.

Saskatoon police find deceased person in river

Saskatoon Police are investigating after a person was spotted floating in the South Saskatchewan River this afternoon at Spadina Crescent and 25th Street East.

At approximately 12:45 p.m., April 17, a witness notified police that they saw what appeared to be a deceased person. Police arrived on-scene and confirmed the male was deceased.  Officers are continuing to investigate.

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

19-year-old female victim of homicide

The Saskatoon Police Major Crime Section are now ruling their investigation into this morning’s suspicious death as a homicide and confirm that the female victim had been shot.  

Saskatoon Police and Medavie Health Services received a 911 call of an injured female this morning, April 13, at approximately 3:40 am., near the intersection of Avenue T and 21st Street. The victim was transported to hospital but succumbed to her injuries.

A 19-year-old woman has been identified as the victim. Her name will not be released at this time.

An autopsy is scheduled for Wednesday. 

The investigation continues, and police are asking for anyone with information on this incident 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.

Suspicious death in Saskatoon

Saskatoon Police and Medavie Health Services received a 911 call of an injured female this morning, April 13, at approximately 3:40 am., near the intersection of Avenue T and 21st Street.  The injured female was transported to hospital but succumbed to her injuries.

SPS Major Crimes, Forensic Identification Services, and Technological Crimes have been called out to investigate. More information will be released as the investigation develops.

Anyone with information is requested to contact the Saskatoon Police Service at 306-975-8300 and ask to speak with an investigator in Major Crimes or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

P.A. RCMP: Rare jewelry stolen from residence

On Jan. 29 at approximately 9 a.m., some unknown people were seen outside of a residence in the Spruce Home District (north of Prince Albert). When spotted, they quickly left the area in a dark grey Dodge regular cab truck. As they were not known to be from the area, RCMP were contacted.
 

RCMP conducted an initial investigation and determined the residence had been broken into and some rare items of jewelry were stolen (see attached photo). Also included in the stolen items was a box of approximately 100 watches of various colours, shapes, and sizes.

RCMP are encouraging anyone who may have seen any of these items to contact Prince Albert RCMP at 306-765-5532 or call Crime Stoppers and report it anonymously: 1-800-222-8477.

$11,000 in catte pharmaceuticals stolen – Lanigan

Sometime between 5 p.m. on March 6 and 7 a.m. on March 7, a business on Highway 761 east of Lanigan was broken into. The suspect(s) made off with over $11,000 worth of pharmaceuticals for cattle. This product is unique and RCMP are asking the public to report if they have any information regarding this theft.

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.

P.A. and Creighton RCMP investigate import of prohibited items

On Feb. 28, Prince Albert General Investigation Section (GIS) and Creighton RCMP executed a search warrant in a residence in Creighton.

The search warrant resulted in the seizure of the following items:

·13 non-restricted firearms,

·Two prohibited firearms,

· Several hundred rounds of ammunition,

· Two explosive detonator cords,

· One conducted energy weapon,

· Three prohibited knives,

· One home-made firearm suppressor,

· Electronic devices, some of which include a computer and two cell-phones.

Jacob Christianson (1989-07-04) was arrested and charged with multiple firearms and weapons-related offences including the unauthorized importation of a prohibited device, possession of prohibited firearms, possession of prohibited weapons, possession of a prohibited firearm with ammunition accessible and careless storage of a firearm.

Christianson was released on an undertaking with conditions to appear in Creighton Provincial Court on April 14, 2020.

The investigation is ongoing.

Injured man dies in Saskatoon hospital – suspicious death

A 42-year-old male injured in a shooting yesterday has passed away in hospital.  Members of the Major Crime Section are now investigating what is considered a suspicious death.  

Saskatoon Police are investigating following a report of an injured male in the 600 block of 33rd Street West Monday afternoon.

Police received the report at approximately 2:20 p.m., Feb 24. Upon arrival they discovered several people inside the home including a 42-year-old man suffering from what appeared to be a life-threatening gunshot wound. He was transported to Royal University Hospital.

Members of the Serious Assault Unit are investigating.

Saskatoon police have to shoot attacking dogs

A 40-year-old man is being treated for life-threatening injuries following a dog attack at a home yesterday. 

At approximately 11:50 p.m., Feb. 21, officers were called to the home where it was reported the attack was occurring. Members of the Air Support Unit were able spot the attack from the air and responding ground units arrived to find the male suffering from injuries and still being attacked by the two, large breed dogs.  Both dogs then began to aggressively advance toward the officers who were forced to discharge their service weapons and stop the threat. 

The 40-year-old man was transported to hospital by Medavie Health Services. 

The dogs are deceased. 

Man in bright blue vehicle tries to lure teenager –  Saskatoon

Saskatoon Police are investigating after a suspicious vehicle approached a female teenager Thursday afternoon. 

Shortly before 2:30 p.m., Feb. 20, a female reported being approached by a man in a vehicle while walking in the 1500 block of Idylwyld Drive North. The man reportedly attempted to persuade the teen to get into his vehicle multiple times. The female refused and fled to a nearby gas station where police were called.

The suspect is described as being caucasian, bald, approximately 35-40 years old and was wearing sunglasses. He was driving a bright blue SUV.

Police are continuing to investigate. Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact Saskatoon Police at 306-975-8300 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

RCMP lay charges against armed male in vehicle east of Regina

On Thursday, Feb. 20, at approximately 6:20 a.m., White Butte RCMP received the report of an armed male in a vehicle approximately two miles east of Regina and north of Inland Drive.

When officers attended and made contact with the driver, they saw that he was in possession of a handgun. Officers immediately positioned themselves to safety and ordered the driver to drop the gun and exit the vehicle. The driver remained in the vehicle and attempted to drive away, but the vehicle was stuck.

Officers from White Butte, Moose Jaw, Lumsden, Combined Traffic Services Section, Southey and Regina Police Dog Services set up a containment perimeter until additional resources arrived on scene.

The Saskatchewan RCMP Emergency Response Team attended the scene shortly after and was able to safely take the male into custody without injuries.

The male was found to be in possession of approximately 7 grams of what is believed to be methamphetamine and over $600 in cash.

A search of the vehicle resulted in the seizure of a scale, a handgun and what is believed to be 1 gram of methamphetamine. After the vehicle was searched, it was determined the handgun did not have a magazine or ammunition. The vehicle and the license plate were later determined to be stolen.

Cain Michael Lindahl (1993-04-30) of Whitewood was arrested and charged with the following Criminal Code offences: uttering threats; possession of a restricted firearm; careless use of a firearm; possession of a restricted weapon while prohibited; pointing a firearm; possession of stolen property (4 counts); possession for the purpose of trafficking.

Saskatoon man charged with sexual assault, child pornography and child luring

A 45-year-old Saskatoon man is facing numerous charges relating to sexual assault, child pornography and luring.

Earlier this month, the SPS VICE Unit, along with the Integrated Child Exploitation (ICE) Unit, became aware of two females, ages 15 and 16, who were being sexually exploited. The accused is believed to have had lured the victims through communications on an online app, sending them pornographic images. Police believe both victims were sexually assaulted by the accused.

On Feb. 13, the 45-year-old man was arrested without incident from a residence in the 300 block of Meighen Crescent. Investigators conducted a search warrant at that address and seized numerous electronic devices for further investigation.

The 45-year-old man is facing a number of charges relating to Sexual Assault of a Child, Luring A Child and Child Pornography.

Further charges are pending as the investigation continues.

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

Second homicide for Saskatoon

Saskatoon Police are investigating the second homicide of the year. On Feb. 17, 2020, 17-year-old Isaiah Brunton succumbed to his injuries in hospital.

On Saturday, Feb. 15, at approximately 6:45 p.m., officers responded to reports of an injured male in the 200 block of Avenue S North. A male victim, whose identity was unknown at the time, was found suffering from a gunshot wound. He was transported to hospital in critical condition.

The Saskatchewan Coroners Service along with investigators from the Major Crime Section, Forensic Identification Section, Guns and Gangs Unit and Patrol are continuing to investigate.

An autopsy will be conducted this week.

If you have any information on this incident please contact the Saskatoon Police Service at 306-975-8300 and ask to speak to an investigator in Major Crimes. You can also report tips and information anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

Saskatoon police look for Duck Lake man in assault case

UPDATE: Following a lengthy investigation by investigators in the SPS Serious Assault Unit, an arrest warrant has been issued for a 25-year-old man. David Bradley Gamble of the Duck Lake area is wanted for aggravated assault in connection to a stabbing that occurred in Saskatoon on Oct. 8, 2019.

A 44-year-old man was seriously injured during the incident and continues to recover.  

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of David Gamble is asked to contact the Saskatoon Police Service at 306-975-8300 or Saskatoon Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477. 

BACKGROUND: One man is in hospital today following a serious assault early this morning.

At approximately 3:15 a.m., Oct. 8, 2019, Patrol officers were flagged down by a person on 25th Street East and 2nd Avenue North. They reported to police that a man had been stabbed and directed officers to the victim’s location in an alley off of 26th Street, between 3rd and 4th Avenues. The 44-year-old male victim was found suffering from multiple stab wounds. Medavie Health Services attended and transported the man to hospital with serious, life threatening injuries.

The suspects are described as two men believed to be in their early 20’s. One was wearing black pants, white runners and a red sweater with a grey jacket overtop. The second suspect is described as wearing all black with white stripes on the sides. He was also carrying a black backpack.

It is believed that the suspects and victim were 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.

David Bradley Gamble
David Bradley Gamble

Chaplin man charged with two counts of child pornography

The Morse RCMP detachment has charged a Chaplin man with child pornography offences in relation to an investigation that began in November 2019, into the possession and online accessing of child pornography.

On Nov. 29, 2019. members of the Morse RCMP Detachment executed a search warrant at a residence in Chaplin that was identified as the location where the offences were occurring. Several computers and digital storage devices were seized for further forensic analysis by the Regina Technological Crime Unit and the Saskatchewan Integrated Child Exploitation Unit.

On Feb. 9, Robert Scott Ackert, age 56, of Chaplin, was arrested and has been charged with: possession of child pornography; accessing child pornography.

Saskatoon RCMP lay charges after fatal collision near Aberdeen

Saskatoon RCMP have laid 10 charges against one individual after a fatal two vehicle collision on Highway 41 south of Aberdeen on Jan. 23.

A 34-year-old male from Aberdeen has been arrested and charged with the following offences: criminal negligence causing bodily harm; impaired driving causing death; drive over 08 causing death; dangerous driving causing death; two counts of impaired driving causing bodily harm; two counts of drive over 08 causing bodily harm; two counts of dangerous driving causing bodily harm.

He is scheduled to appear in Provincial Court in Saskatoon on Feb. 7 at 9 a.m.

Two counts of child pornography against Onion Lake man

The Saskatchewan Internet Child Exploitation Unit has charged a man from Onion Lake with child pornography offences in relation to an investigation that began in June 2019, into the online accessing of child pornography through file sharing networks.

On Jan. 15, members of the ICE Unit and the Onion Lake RCMP Detachment executed a search warrant at a residence in Onion Lake that was identified as the location where the offences were occurring. Child pornography was located at the residence and a computer, smart phones, and digital storage devices seized for further forensic analysis.

James Gaberiel Buffalo, age 33, of Onion Lake, was arrested at the location and has been charged with: possession of child pornography; accessing child pornography.

James Gaberiel Buffalo has been released from custody on numerous conditions and will next be appearing in Onion Lake Court on Feb. 19 at 10 a.m.

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

Saskatoon man charged with three counts of child pornography

On Jan. 10, the Saskatoon ICE Unit arrested an adult male on outstanding child pornography and breach of probation warrants in relation to two Regina ICE investigations. In Jan. 2019, while on probation, the male was found in possession of a device that contained child pornography.

In April 2019, an investigation into the sharing of child pornography on a popular social media application identified a Moose Jaw location where the offence occurred and that the male was responsible. When ICE checked his approved residence, the male had moved without advising of a new residence. He is also charged with a new breach of probation related to his current arrest for being in possession of a cellular device that accessed the internet. This device will be subject to further forensic analysis.

Ryan Avery Nicholson, age 31, of Saskatoon is charged with: two counts of possession of child pornography; transmitting child pornography; three counts of breach of probation.

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

Driver can’t see, breaches police barrier – Saskatoon

At approximately noon Jan. 14, Saskatoon Police, along with the Saskatoon Fire Department and Medavie Health Services West, attended to a collision on Idylwyld Drive near 8th Street. The single-vehicle collision involved a pick-up truck that was rolled onto its side. The man, and lone occupant of the vehicle, was not injured, but was issued a ticket for driving without due care and attention.

Traffic restrictions were in place as the scene was being investigated and cleared. During that time, the driver of a passing vehicle failed to slow down and drove through the Police barrier. No one was injured. Officers found that the driver’s windshield was obstructed by snow and ice. This driver was charged with driving with an obstructed windshield and disobeying officer commands.  

Police remind motorists to drive with extra caution when passing emergency vehicles, especially during these extreme cold temperatures and slick conditions. Motorists are also reminded to clear all snow and ice from the entire vehicle before driving.

Regina man charged with child pornography offences

The Saskatchewan Internet Child Exploitation Unit has charged a Regina man with two child pornography offences in relation to an investigation that began in July 2019 into the online accessing of child pornography through file sharing networks. On Jan. 10, members of the ICE Unit executed a search warrant at a residence in Regina that was identified as the location where the offences were occurring. Child pornography was located at the residence and a computer was seized for further forensic analysis.

Landon Gilbert Gladue, 31, of Regina was arrested and has been charged with: possession of child pornography; accessing child pornography.

He was remanded into custody and appeared in Regina Provincial Court on Jan. 13. He has been released from custody on numerous conditions and will next be appearing Jan. 21 at 9:30 a.m.

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

Second suspect in Dec. 7, 2019, homicide arrested – Saskatoon

 

Members of Saskatoon Police Guns and Gang Unit arrested Eiryn Ashlee Straigtnose, (1998-09-17) Friday evening without incident. Straightnose was located in a residence in Saskatoon.  

Straightnose had a Canada-wide warrant for first-degree murder of Winston Littlecrow on Dec. 7, 2019. A 17-year-old male has also been charged in relation to this incident.

BACKGROUND: Saskatoon Police are looking for a 21-year-old female in connection with the city’s most recent homicide investigation. As a result of the investigation to date Eiryn Ashlee Straightnose (1998-09-17) is now wanted on a Canada-wide warrant for first degree murder. Straightnose is described as 5’7” in height, weighing 150 pounds, with shoulder length black hair and a tattoo in the shape of a heart under her right eye. A 17-year-old male was arrested and charged with first-degree murder in relation to this incident. 

BACKGROUND: Saskatoon Police Major Crimes, with the assistance of the Guns and Gangs Unit, have charged a 17-year-old male with first-degree murder and possession of a firearm while prohibited to do so, in relation to Saskatoon’s most recent homicide that occurred Saturday morning, Dec. 7, in the 200 block of Avenue X north, where a 35-year-old male victim had been shot.

As a result of the investigation, police were able to determine the identity of the youth.  Members of the Guns and Gangs Unit then located this male later this afternoon and arrested him without incident. As a result of the arrest, police investigators, with the assistance of the Tactical Support Unit, are now executing a search warrant at a residence in the 300 block of Avenue H South to look for further evidence.

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

BACKGROUND: Saskatoon Police and Medavie Services were called to the 200 block of Avenue X North Dec. 7 at approximately 7:20 am. Reports of gunfire and a 35-year-old male having been injured. He was transported to hospital but has succumbed to his injuries. The victim’s death is being ruled a homicide.

Investigators with Major Crimes, Target Enforcement and Forensic Identification, have been called out and are actively investigating this incident.

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.

Further information will be released when it becomes available.

This was the 16th homicide in Saskatoon in 2019.

Razor spiked meat left for dog – Saskatoon

Saskatoon Police are advising the public following a report Monday regarding a suspicious item found in the backyard of a home on Langevin Crescent.

Police were called when a pet owner noticed her dog had picked up a suspicious looking plastic bag while in the yard.  Upon closer inspection the complainant identified what appeared to be a piece of meat containing razor blades inside the bag.  The dog was not harmed and there have been no other reports received, however members of the public should be aware.  

Anyone with information on this incident or who encounters similar items is asked to contact the SPS at 306-975-8300 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477. 

Roving Traffic Unit seizes drugs near Maidstone

On Dec. 29, the Saskatchewan RCMP Roving Traffic Unit conducted a traffic stop on Highway 16 near Maidstone.

During the traffic stop, a search was conducted under the Cannabis Control (Saskatchewan) Act, resulting in a significant seizure of drugs: 259 grams of what is suspected to be crack cocaine and 223 grams of what is suspected to be cocaine located in vacuum-sealed bags. All together almost half a kilogram of drugs were seized, equating to approximately 3,500 uses.

The lone occupant of the vehicle, 27-year-old Darian Smith of Edmonton, Alta., has been charged with possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking.

Smith made his first court appearance in Lloydminster Provincial Court Monday morning.

Saskatoon police arrest 10 in one search

Ten people were arrested and a search warrant was executed Sunday in Saskatoon as part of an investigation into drug trafficking.

At approximately 5 p.m. on Dec. 29, members of the Tactical Support Unit assisted patrol members in entering the home in the 400 block of Avenue G South. It was believed there were both drugs and firearms inside. 

The 10 people, ranging in ages between 39 and 19, were located either inside the residence or were taken into custody after leaving the residence. A 30-year-old male was found to be in possession of hundreds of dollars in cash and a scale, while a 39-year-old woman was in possession of hydromorphone.   

A search of the home did not locate any firearms or drugs, however it did find ammunition and drug paraphernalia.  

Of the 10 arrested, one person was released without charges. The others are facing a variety of charges in connections with other investigations, or they were found to be wanted on outstanding warrants or for breach of court conditions.  

Home invasion results in shooting – Saskatoon

Saskatoon Police are investigating a shooting that occurred during a home invasion.

On Dec. 28 at approximately 5:40 a.m., police were called to the 200 block of Waterloo Crescent to an unknown problem.

When officers arrived they located a 38-year-old man suffering from a gunshot wound. 

They also found several people suffering from the effects of bear spray inside the home.

The 38 year old  was transported to hospital for treatment for what appeared to be a serious injury.  

Witnesses reported that several people dressed in red, entered the home and began spraying bear spray before the male was injured. The suspects then fled the scene in a white SUV. 

A search of the home resulted in officers locating approximately 21 grams of methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia, and a knife.  

Anyone with information is asked to contact the SPS at 306-975-8300 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

Teen dispenses bear spray in Midtown Plaza

Police responded to Midtown Plaza at approximately 5:24 p.m. on the afternoon of Dec. 28 to a call of an unknown substance being dispersed into the air at that location. Upon arrival, Police were directed to 13 year-old female youth who was in custody and was subsequently charged with several criminal offences. 

It was learned that the female and three other male suspects had been involved in an altercation with an unknown male. During the assault that followed, one of the male suspects discharged bear spray at the unknown male. The three male suspects and male victim fled the mall prior to police arrival.

Members of Saskatoon Fire Department and MedaVie paramedics did attend to the mall, both to decontaminate the area and to assist with any medical concerns. No member of the public was injured. 

The parties involved in this assault were known to each other and this was not a random occurrence.  

The female youth was charged with Assault with a Weapon, Possession of a Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose, Administer a Noxious Substance, and Assault x 2.  

Investigation continues into the involvement of the other parties.

Driver stopped for driving 183 km/h in a 100 km/h zone – $1,168 fine

Submitted by RCMP

Results are in for the 2019 National Safe Driving Week – here’s everything you need to know.

From Dec. 1 to 7, 2019, Saskatchewan RCMP conducted several targeted enforcement initiatives across the province to support National Safe Driving Week in reducing instances of distracted and impaired driving.

Officers checked 10,441 vehicles and laid a total of 2,137 road safety charges including 1291 charges for speeding, 60 charges for cellphone use, 83 charges for seatbelt misuse and 44 charges for careless driving (drive without due care and attention, follow too close, change lanes when unsafe).

We’ve decided to share a few of the stories our officers encountered and hope these steer Saskatchewan motorists away from unsafe driving behaviours.

• No need for speed: On Dec. 1, a driver was stopped for driving 183 km/h in a 100 km/h zone on Highway 7 near Kindersley. A whopping $1,168.00 fine was issued.

• Slippery slope: On Dec. 3, a driver was travelling 54 km/h in a 30 km/h school zone in Prince Albert. The driver did not have a valid license and the vehicle registration was expired. In addition, the windshield had numerous cracks. An infant was sitting in a booster seat that was not fully secured to the vehicle and the belt straps were not tightened. The driver received $1346.00 in total fines ($175.00 fine for infant seat, $115.00 for cracked windshield, $326.00 for speed school zone, $580.00 fine for invalid vehicle registration, $150.00 fine for invalid driver’s license). 

• Couldn’t keep a tab on the road: On Dec. 5, an officer on patrol observed a vehicle drift out of lane in an inattentive manner while driving along Highway 1 near Balgonie. As the officer pulled up beside the moving vehicle, the officer saw the driver holding a tablet on the steering wheel. During the traffic stop, the driver told the officer he was trying to log into a tablet for a conference call. As a result, this driver was issued a $280.00 fine.

Motorists across the province may have seen an increased police presence during National Safe Driving Week, but it is not to be expected that our officers will disappear even though the campaign is over.

Unsafe driving, including impaired driving of any kind, is still an ongoing issue on our roadways. During National Safe Driving Week, 39 drivers were charged with impaired operation in RCMP jurisdiction.

The RCMP remains committed to preventing unsafe and impaired driving and invites you to do the same this holiday season (and all year long). Remember to:

• Make the choice to drive sober

• Plan a safe ride home

• Spend the night at a friend’s house

• Report suspected impaired drivers to police

For the safety of each and every one of us, our loved ones and the communities we’re part of, let’s all commit to driving safe and sober this holiday season.

Fatal fire in Arcola

Shortly after 7 a.m. Dec. 18, Arcola Fire Department and Carlyle RCMP responded to a residential structure fire in the town of Arcola.

A 60 year old male was found deceased in the residence.

The Provincial Fire Scene Examiner and Yorkton RCMP Forensic Identification Section attended to assist with the investigation.

The fire has been extinguished and there is no risk to the public.

The RCMP investigation is continuing and there is no reason to suspect the fire is suspicious a this time.

Canada-Wide Warrant – Second suspect in Saskatoon homicide

UPDATE 2: Saskatoon Police are looking for a 21-year=old female in connection with the city’s most recent homicide investigation.  As a result of the investigation to date Eiryn Ashlee Straightnose, (1992-09-17) is now wanted on a Canada-wide warrant for first degree murder.  Straightnose is described as 5’7” in height, weighing 150 pounds, with shoulder length black hair and a tattoo in the shape of a heart under her right eye (not visible in the picture).  A 17-year-old male was arrested and charged with first degree murder yesterday in relation to this incident and appeared in court this morning at 9:30 a.m. 

Saskatoon Police are asking anyone that may have information on the whereabouts of Straightnose, or 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.

Eiryn Ashlee Straightnose
Eiryn Ashlee Straightnose

UPDATE 1: Saskatoon Police Major Crimes, with the assistance of the Guns and Gangs Unit, have charged a 17 year old male with first-degree murder and possession of a firearm while prohibited to do so, in relation to Saskatoon’s most recent homicide that occurred last Saturday morning, Dec. 7, in the 200 block of Avenue X north, where a 35-year-old male victim had been shot.

As a result of the investigation, police were able to determine the identity of the youth. Members of the Guns and Gangs Unit then located this male later this afternoon and arrested him without incident.  As a result of the arrest, police investigators, with the assistance of the Tactical Support Unit, executed a search warrant at a residence in the 300 block of Avenue H South to look for further evidence.

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

BACKGROUND: Saskatoon Police and Medavie Services were called to the 200 block of Avenue X North this morning at approximately 7:20 am.  Reports of gun fire and a 35-year-old male having been injured.  He was transported to hospital but has succumbed to his injuries. The victim’s death is being ruled a homicide.

Investigators with Major Crimes, Target Enforcement and Forensic Identification, have been called out and are actively investigating this incident.

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 16th homicide in Saskatoon this year.

Recapture of inmate from minimum security unit

CNW – At approximately 11 p.m. on Dec. 11, inmate James Fred Katsiris turned himself in to the Saskatoon police service.

This inmate had been unlawfully at large from the minimum-security unit at Saskatchewan Penitentiary, since Nov. 24.

CSC is conducting an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the incident.

Ensuring the safety and security of institutions, staff, and public remains the highest priority in the operations of the federal correctional system.

RCMP Roving Traffic Unit seizes cocaine

On Wednesday, Dec. 4, the RCMP “F” Division Roving Traffic Unit was working on Highway 16 in the Maidstone area when they stopped an eastbound vehicle for a routine traffic stop.

During the traffic stop, an RCMP officer suspected the presence of drugs in the vehicle. The male driver and lone vehicle occupant was detained for a drug investigation and following further investigation, arrested for possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking.

A search of the vehicle resulted in the seizure of approximately 261 individual bags of powdered cocaine and approximately 435 individual bags of crack cocaine.

The total weight of the seized cocaine was approximately 617 grams.

Mark Richard Adlington, 27, of Edmonton, Alta, has been charged with possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking. Adlington was released from custody and will be making his first court appearance in Lloydminster Provincial Court on Tuesday, January 28, 2020.

35-year-old male Saskatoon’s 16th homicide

Saskatoon Police and Medavie Services were called to the 200 block of Avenue X North Saturday morning at approximately 7:20 a.m. Reports of gun fire and a 35-year-old male having been injured. He was transported to hospital but has succumbed to his injuries. The victim’s death is being ruled a homicide.

Investigators with Major Crimes, Target Enforcement and Forensic Identification, have been called out and are actively investigating this incident.

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.

Further information will be released when it becomes available.

This is the 16th homicide in Saskatoon this year.

Update – Charges laid in August homicide – Saskatoon

The Saskatoon Police Service Major Crime Section has laid homicide charges in regards to the death of a 25-year-old man in August.

A 20-year-old man is charged with first-degree murder, using a firearm in commission of offence, unauthorized possession of firearm and discharging firearm – recklessness. He is expected to appear in Provincial Court Friday.

BACKGROUND: On Aug. 18, 2019, police responded to the 1800 block of 20th Street West for reports of an injured man. Upon arrival they located the victim, identified as 25-year-old Andrew Merasty, suffering from a gunshot wound. He was transported to hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

Following the completion of an autopsy, Saskatoon Police began investigating the call of an injured person, as a homicide.

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.

Kamsack RCMP – Adult male injured after brief foot chase, review requested

On Nov. 28, at approximately 4 p.m., Kamsack RCMP responded to the report of an adult female being held against her will in her residence on the Cote First Nation.

Upon arrival, officers made contact with the female through an open window. Officers could not ensure her safety without entering and searching the residence. The female let the officers in through the front door.

Officers observed an adult male exiting the residence through an open window. The male was known to police and was wanted on several outstanding charges under the Criminal Code.

The male was immediately advised by the officers that he was under arrest. In response, the male fled on foot, and ignored all verbal commands by police to stop.

One officer was able to stop the male after a brief foot chase and both fell to the ground. The ground was icy and very slippery at the time of the arrest.

The male was taken to hospital by EMS for treatment of a head injury. He is in stable condition and remains in custody.  

The 34-year-old male was arrested and charged with resisting arrest under the Criminal Code in relation to this incident.

On Friday, Nov. 29, Saskatchewan RCMP have requested the Ministry of Justice appoint an independent observer.

In accordance with the RCMP Act, the Saskatchewan RCMP have requested Estevan Police Service conduct an external investigation into the circumstances surrounding of this arrest.

Canora RCMP – 22-year-old male wanted on Canada-wide warrant for sexual crimes

Canora RCMP is seeking the public’s assistance in finding a young adult male wanted on a Canada-wide Warrant for three counts of sexual assault, two counts of invitation to sexual touching, two counts of sexual interference and breaching his conditions.

22-year-old John Alfonso Anasarias is wanted in connection with events which occurred in September 2017. Saskatchewan RCMP has investigated these events and Anasarias is now wanted since June 2019. 

Anasarias is described as a 22-year-old male with black hair and brown eyes, who weighs 70 kg (154 lbs), and measures 180 cm (5.9 ft).

He was last known to be living in the Regina and Kelvington areas, but he may have fled the country.

 Anyone with information concerning the whereabouts of John Alfonso Anasarias is asked to contact RCMP Canora at 306-563-4700. Information can be submitted anonymously by contacting Saskatchewan Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or www.saskcrimestoppers.com.

John Alfonso Anasarias
John Alfonso Anasarias

Saskatoon – Sexual assault suspect caught

UPDATE: Ernest Jimmy was located and arrested Wednesday morning at a home in the 300 block of Douglas Crescent.

Patrol officers took him into custody at 7:40 a.m., Nov. During the arrest, a foot pursuit took place between police and Jimmy, and a Conducted Energy Weapon (CEW) was deployed. Paramedics assessed Jimmy on scene prior to police transporting him to detention, where he remains. As with all CEW deployments, this incident will be reviewed in accordance with policy.

The Saskatoon Police Service would like to thank members of the public and media for their assistance in this matter.

BACKGROUND: Saskatoon Police are requesting public assistance in locating a man wanted in relation to a sexual assault investigation.

An arrest warrant has been issued for Ernest Jimmy (1978-06-21). He is facing charges of sexual assault, administering a noxious substance, assault causing bodily harm and forcible confinement with a firearm. 

He is described as 6’ in height, 200 lbs with a medium build. He has black hair and brown eyes.

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

La Loche RCMP – Six males charged after shooting incident on highway

On Nov. 3, La Loche RCMP received the report of a shooting on Highway 155, approximately 15 kilometres south of La Loche.

When officers arrived at the scene, they located a pickup truck with damage to the rear tires and five males hiding in the bushes. The males were transported to the La Loche detachment to be interviewed. They mentioned being chased along the highway by another vehicle and shot at from the same vehicle.

After weeks of investigation, and limited co-operation from the people involved, it is believed the five males traveled from Buffalo Narrows to La Loche to buy illegal drugs. There, they were involved in an altercation and ended up being pursued south on Highway 155, when shots were fired.

The five males from the Buffalo Narrows area have been charged in relation to this incident. Robert Kenney (1991-04-09), Colin McPherson (1999-09-09), Dawson Tyrell Laliberte (2000-09-03) Zachary Reed Montgrand (2001-05-08) and a youth who cannot be named under the Youth Criminal Justice Act are each charged under the Criminal Code of Canada with the following: armed robbery, pointing a firearm, assault with a weapon, possession weapon for a dangerous purpose (x2), possession a firearm in a motor vehicle, unauthorized possession of a non-restricted firearm, possession of a firearm knowing that possession is unauthorized.

Also relating to this incident, George Edwin Fontaine (1964-12-22) from La Loche is charged under the Criminal Code of Canada with the following: trafficking cocaine, discharge firearm with intent (x5), possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, unauthorized possession of a firearm, unauthorized possession of a firearm in a motor vehicle, breaches of judges undertaking (x6).

All of the accused, with the exception of Dawson Tyrell Laliberte, are currently in police custody. The RCMP is seeking information from the public in order to locate Dawson Tyrell Laliberte and bring him before the courts.

Anyone who possess information concerning his whereabouts is asked to contact the RCMP at 310-RCMP (7267). Anyone who wishes to submit information anonymously can contact Saskatchewan Crime Stoppers by calling 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or submitting a tip online at www.saskcrimestoppers.com.

The accused will appear in court on various court dates and times.

14 year old caught in stolen truck with fake gun – Saskatoon

A 14-year-old Saskatoon boy is facing a number of charges following an incident in which the driver of a stolen vehicle refused to stop for police.

At approximately 8:30 p.m, Nov. 24, a member of the SPS Canine Unit spotted a Dodge Dakota truck at 25th Street west and Idylwyld Drive. The truck had been reported stolen from Rosthern. An attempt was made to conduct a traffic stop, however the driver in the stolen vehicle refused to stop and began evading police. A pursuit was called off immediately due to public safety concerns, however officers were able to locate the vehicle again several minutes later and deploy a tire deflation device. The device was successful in disabling two tires on the truck. It continued to travel at a slow speed before striking a parked vehicle on Vancouver Ave. south where it came to a stop and the driver attempted to flee the scene on foot. He was located nearby and taken into custody. Inside the vehicle officers located an imitation firearm.

The 14-year-old boy is charged with possession of stolen property under $5.000, evade police, dangerous driving, possession of a weapon dangerous to the public peace and breach of probation.

Regina man charged with child pornography offences

The Saskatchewan ICE Unit has charged a Regina man with three child pornography offences in relation to many complaints it had received in October 2019, regarding the uploading of child pornography to an Internet image sharing website. The investigation identified a Regina residence where the offences were occurring which was searched by the ICE Unit on Nov. 20. Child pornography was located at the residence and computers, digital storage devices and mobile phone were seized for further forensic examination.

James Stuart Millie, age 48, of Regina, was arrested at the residence and has been charged with the following: possession of child pornography; accessing child pornography; transmitting child pornography.

He was held in custody overnight and appeared in Regina Provincial Court on November 21, 2019. The Crown has opposed his release and his next court appearance will be on November 28.

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

Woman’s death deemed not suspicious – Saskatoon

UPDATE: As a result of the investigation by members of the Major Crime Section, the death of a 32-year-old female has been deemed not suspicious. At the request of the family, the victim’s name will not be released.

BACKGROUND: Members of the Saskatoon Police Service Major Crime Section are investigating the suspicious death of a 32-year-old female.

On Tuesday, Nov. 12, at approximately 4:20 p.m., patrol members responded to a report of a deceased female being located in a vehicle in the 300 block of Avenue H South.

Investigators from the Major Crime Section and Forensic Identification Section, with assistance from the Saskatchewan Coroners Service, are investigating to determine if the death is criminal in nature. 

An autopsy has been scheduled for tomorrow.

Blaine Lake RCMP: Fraud, identity theft, assault, forgery and more

On Nov. 17, Blaine Lake RCMP received information on possible fraud and identity theft. A search warrant was issued later that evening on a residence in Blaine Lake.

A search of the residence resulted in the seizure of the following items:

·144 personal identification cards, with the majority of them being Saskatchewan driver’s licenses and health cards;

· 200 stolen cheques;

· stolen tools; and

· a small amount of what is believed to be crystal meth.

Latecia Juba-Arcand (1992-08-07) of Blaine Lake was arrested and is facing the following charges:

· Assault causing bodily harm;

· Identity theft;

· Fraud;

· Forgery;

· Possession of stolen property obtained by crime; and

· Possession of a controlled substance.

Juba-Arcand was remanded into custody and appeared in Provincial Court in Saskatoon on Nov. 19, 2019.

Child porn charges laid – Sask. Internet Child Exploitation Unit

After a brief investigation into the possession of child pornography, the Saskatchewan Internet Child Exploitation Unit (ICE) executed a search warrant at a residence in Regina on Nov. 15. Child pornography was located at the residence and a computer, digital storage devices and mobile phone were seized for further forensic examination.

Daniel Claude Longpre, age 61, of Regina, was arrested when he returned to the scene and has been charged with the following: possession of child pornography, and; accessing child pornography.

He was held in custody overnight and released Nov. 16, before a Justice of the Peace with numerous conditions. He will be appearing in Regina Provincial Court on Jan. 7, 2020, at 9:30 a.m..

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

Saskatoon – Sudden death of 13 year old under investigation

Members of the Major Crime Section, along with the Saskatchewan Coroners Service, are currently investigating a sudden death.

On Nov. 10, Saskatoon Police and Medavie Health Services were called to an address in the 400 block of Avenue S South for the report of a 13-year-old female in medical distress. The youth was transported to hospital where she received treatment. On Nov. 12, the youth passed away in hospital.

The investigation is ongoing.

La Ronge – Sudden death investigation after suspected drug overdose

Nov. 8, at approximately 8 a.m., La Ronge RCMP responded to a complaint of three adult males in medical distress at a residence on the Lac La Ronge Indian Band.  

The three males were transported by local EMS to hospital in La Ronge where one of the males, a 35-year-old resident of Lac La Ronge Indian Band, was declared deceased. 

While this sudden death investigation is in the preliminary stages, investigators believe this death may be the result of a drug overdose. Investigators also believe the drugs were obtained in the La Ronge area.

It will take some time to confirm the exact cause of death. RCMP are working with the office of the Chief Coroner to determine this. If this death is determined to be the result of a drug overdose, it will also take some time to confirm the substance responsible.



Public safety is a concern in situations like this. Therefore, the RCMP would like to warn the public of the dangers of consuming illicit drugs from unregulated sources. Street drugs are often represented as one thing but can contain other substances such as fentanyl. Contact should be completely avoided.

If any member of the public has 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. After calling 911, the appropriate resources will be deployed.


Getting fentanyl, carfentanil and other illicit opioids off the streets continues to be a top priority for the RCMP. RCMP are collaborating with domestic and international law enforcement partners to actively address this issue by pursuing criminal networks fueling this public health threat.

UPDATE: Third teen charged in homicide – male youth’s death – Saskatoon

UPDATE 3: Major Crime investigators have further charged another 15-year-old male with second-degree murder in the death of a 15-year-old male that occurred on Nov. 2. The male was arrested without incident upon turning himself in to the police later this afternonn.

Once again, Investigators with the Major Crime Section want to thank the public for their assistance in this matter. 

This is the 15th homicide in Saskatoon this year.

UPDATE 2: Major Crime investigators have further charged a 17-year-old male with second-degree murder and breach of undertaking in the death of a 15-year-old male that occurred on Nov. 2.

This is the 15th homicide in Saskatoon this year.

UPDATE: Major Crime investigators have now charged a 15-year old-male with second-degree murder, possession of a firearm while prohibited and breach of probation in the death of a 15-year-old male that occurred on Nov. 2.

Major Crime investigators with the assistance of the Guns and Gangs Unit, Forensic Identification, Tech Crimes, Integrated Intelligence, the Drug Unit and Patrol, executed search warrants at three residences. The first search was conducted the night of Nov. 5 in the 100 block of Weyakwin Drive, followed by two others early the morning of Nov. 6 in the 300 block of O’Regan Crescent and the 400 block of Witney Avenue South. Two teen males were arrested at the time and physical evidence in relation to this homicide was gathered. The second teen arrested remains in custody as the investigation continues. 

An autopsy was completed on Monday, Nov. 4, and the cause of death was determined to have been from a gunshot wound. Investigators have worked diligently over the past number of days, since this incident occurred, and want to thank the public for their assistance in this matter. 

Investigators do not believe that this incident was random in nature. Further information will be released as it becomes available.

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

BACKGROUND: Saskatoon police received a 911 call at 11:52 a.m. the morning of Nov. 2 regarding a teenage male in medical distress at a business in the 2300 block of Arlington Avenue. Police, Fire 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.

Duck Lake man assaults Saskatoon officer

A man is in custody Wednesday following a break and enter incident early this morning.

Patrol officers were dispatched to a residence in the 3100 block of Laurier Drive, Saskatoon, at approximately 12:40 a.m., Nov. 6, for a reported domestic dispute in progress. A man had reportedly broke into the home with a woman inside. There were court orders for the man not to be there. Upon arrival, police observed a shattered window the man had gained entry from. He was found attempting to hide from police and refused to comply with commands. He became extremely combative, striking an officer several times and attempting to choke him. He was taken into custody without further incident, after additional officers arrived. He was found in possession of methamphetamine.

A 26-year-old man from Duck Lake is charged with break and enter, assault a peace officer, possession of methamphetamine, breach of probation and breach of conditions (x3).

Fort Qu’Appelle RCMP – Machete-wielding suspect caught after series of pursuits

RCMP report numerous charges have been laid as a result of a series of criminal offences that took place in the Wadena/Foam Lake, Yorkton, Melville and Fort Qu’Appelle detachment areas. Tyler Calvin Severight, 26 years old, of the Cote First Nation, was arrested in Fort Qu’Appelle after a series of police pursuits.

Beginning in the late evening on Saturday, Nov. 2, Wadena/Foam Lake RCMP were dispatched to a motor vehicle collision in Foam Lake in which one driver fled the scene of the accident. The other driver was able to provide a description to police. Police later located the vehicle unoccupied and confirmed it was stolen from Canora. An officer then located a male matching the description walking near the abandoned stolen vehicle. The suspect disobeyed orders by the officer to stop walking and pulled out a machete from his pants.The suspect pointed the machete at the officer, then held the machete to his own throat telling the officer to “leave me alone.” The suspect then fled the area on foot. A short time later a truck was reported stolen by an armed suspect with a machete in which he entered a residence through an unlocked door. The suspect was last seen on Highway 16 heading towards Yorkton.

Yorkton RCMP located the truck on Highway 16 near Springside and attempted to stop the vehicle, but it refused to stop. Police pursued the vehicle and one officer was nearly struck by the suspect as it swerved into the oncoming lane. Two spike belt attempts were foiled when the suspect drove into the ditch. The suspect entered Yorkton city limits and the pursuit was discontinued for public safety.

Police located the suspect at a gas station fueling up a short time later. Officers attempted to block the suspect at the pumps, but the vehicle fled with the fuel pump still in the vehicle heading towards Melville on Highway 10.

Melville RCMP followed the suspect from a distance on Highway 10 while Fort Qu’Appelle RCMP set up a road block east of Balcarres. Another spike belt was used and was effective causing the vehicle’s tires to deflate. The suspect continued to flee towards Fort Qu’Appelle.

As the vehicle entered Fort Qu’Appelle, the vehicle came to a stop after colliding with a stop sign. The suspect fled the foot to a nearby backyard where he was surrounded by police. The suspect continued to hold the machete to his throat. Two conducted energy deployments were unsuccessful. An officer trained in crisis negotiation made contact with the suspect, but after 70 minutes the suspect would not give up.

Officers used an extended range impact weapon that shoots a foam projectile to disable the suspect. He was arrested shortly thereafter, assessed by EMS and taken into custody.  No injuries were sustained to the suspect or police.

Tyler Severight was remanded and appeared in Fort Qu’Appelle Provincial Court on Nov. 4. He is charged with the following offences: possession of a weapon for dangerous purpose; drive while prohibited; fail to stop after accident; possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000; assault a peace officer with weapon; mischief over $5,000; mischief under $5,000; dangerous operation of a motor vehicle; flight from a peace officer; theft under $5,000; use electronic device while driving.

Tyler Severight continues to remain in custody and will next appear on Nov. 7 in Fort Qu’Appelle Provincial Court.

Saskatoon police lay attempted murder charge

UPDATE: A 26-year-old Saskatoon man has been arrested and is facing a number of charges including attempted murder following a shooting in the 3800 block of Centennial Drive.

Police were called to a scene where a male suffering from a gunshot wound was located lying in the street in the early morning hours of Nov. 2. Later that day investigators with the Targeted Enforcement Unit arrested the suspect and executed a search warrant at a home in the 2500 block of William Avenue. A large quantity of psilocybin was located inside.  

The 23-year-old victim continues to be treated in hospital.

BACKGROUND: The Saskatoon Police Service is investigating a shooting that occurred at 3:30 a.m. Nov. 2 in the 3800 block of Centennial Drive.

A 23-year-old male is in hospital with a gunshot wound.

Members of Targeted Enforcement and Patrol are investigating.

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

Saskatoon male youth’s death under investigation

Saskatoon police received a 911 call at 11:52 am Saturday morning regarding a teenage male in medical distress at a business in the 2300 block of Arlington Avenue. Police, Fire 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.

Vehicle vs. pedestrian ‘hit and run’ – La Loche

On Oct. 31, at approximately 5 a.m., a 19 year old La Loche man was hit by a vehicle on a street in the northern part of the village of La Loche. The vehicle did not stop and left the man lying in the street.

The male victim was eventually taken to the hospital in La Loche by family members where it was confirmed that he had serious injuries. He was flown to hospital in Saskatoon for further treatment by Air Ambulance.

This matter remains under investigation.

The La Loche RCMP are requesting assistance from the public in this matter.

If you have information about this or any other crimes, please contact the La Loche RCMP at 306-822-2010 or, if you wish to remain anonymous , you may call 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.

P.A. Street Enforcement Team arrest results in significant meth seizure

On Oct. 29, officers from the Prince Albert Integrated Street Enforcement Team located and arrested a 35-year-old male and a 25-year-old female on the Mistawasis First Nation near Shellbrook.

Narcisse Paul Bear was wanted on a Canada-wide warrant since Aug. 8, 2019, for breaching the conditions of his parole and for being unlawfully at large. Officers located Bear driving a vehicle on the Mistawasis First Nation. Shay Watson was an occupant of the vehicle at the time of Bear’s arrest. Watson was arrested for Breach of Recognizance for violating the conditions of her release on previous charges.

A subsequent search of the vehicle resulted in the seizure of 1.1 lbs of methamphetamine, 3.7 grams of crack cocaine, over $5,000 cash in Canadian currency, weight scales, four cell-phones, bear spray, ammunition, and a homemade conducted energy weapon.

Narcisse Paul Bear (1984-01-30) and Shay Watson (1994-02-01) are facing several charges under the Criminal Code and the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, some of which include possession for the purpose of trafficking Methamphetamine, possession of Cocaine, possession of a prohibited weapon and the possession of a weapon while prohibited.

Bear and Watson made their first court appearance in Prince Albert Provincial Court on Oct. 30.  

The Prince Albert Integrated Street Enforcement Team is comprised of members of the RCMP and the Prince Albert Police Service.

Saskatoon Sex Crimes Unit investigating assault and confinement after online matchup

The Saskatoon Police Sex Crimes Unit is continuing to investigate a serious sexual assault that occurred earlier this month.

A 19-year-old man reported that between October 3 and 5, 2019, he was sexually assaulted and forcibly confined at a residence in the 200 block of Stensrud Road. Through investigation, Police learned that the victim had met the suspect through a social networking app.

As a result of the investigation, a search warrant was executed at the residence on Stensrud Road.

Police have arrested and charged a 36-year-old Saskatoon man with Aggravated Sexual Assault, Forcible Confinement and Breach of Undertaking. He will appear in Provincial Court this afternoon.

Big River RCMP arrest four for dangerous driving and firearms

While officers were driving to the Big River Detachment area on Oct. 19, they noticed a red-coloured Chevrolet Monte Carlo driving at a low rate of speed, all over the road.

Officers attempted to stop the vehicle when it began accelerating at a high rate of speed away from the officers. The vehicle fled the area. No pursuit was attempted.  

Police observed marks on the roadway just a short distance down the road, which were consistent with a vehicle turning at high rate of speed. Officers followed the marks, which led to a dirt road, and located the Monte Carlo. Four individuals were still in the vehicle. One person fled the area and was arrested a short time later by the North Battleford Police Dog Service. 

Some of the items were located and seized from the vehicle include a sawed-off 12-gauge shotgun with 20-gauge ammunition, a .308 calibre ammunition, one machete, multiple knives and masks, a baton, zip ties, four cell phones and $2,895 cash in Canadian currency.

Henry Ratt (1996-11-26), Jerry Stewart Netmaker (1980-05-16), Larry Durocher (1983-10-30) and Kelsey Lee Lachance (1996-01-06) have been arrested and are facing charges relating to the possession of multiple firearms, failure to comply and dangerous driving.

Saskatoon unit seizes motorcycles, vehicles, ATV, personal watercraft as proceeds of crime

A 21-year-old man and a 20-year-old woman are facing charges following a months-long investigation by members of the Guns and Gangs Unit in Saskatoon. 

At approximately 8:50 a.m., Oct. 25, investigators conducted a traffic stop of a Dodge Caravan on Highway 7 just west of Saskatoon. Officers believed the van was being used to transport drugs from British Columbia to be sold in Saskatoon and area. Three occupants were inside the van, the 21-year-old man, 20-year-old woman and a 1-year old child. Also inside the van, investigators located 900 packages of shatter (cannabis extract) and 3.2 kilograms of cannabis marihuana. 

A subsequent search of a residence in the 200 block of Nelson Place in Warman located approximately 60 grams of shatter, 250 grams of cannabis marihuana along with drug paraphernalia. Investigators also located and seized two motorcycles, two vehicles, an ATV (quad) and two personal watercrafts as proceeds of crime

The man and woman are facing charges of possession of cannabis for the purpose of distributing it and possession of the proceeds of crime.

Saskatoon police busy with vehicle collisions

Saskatoon Police have responded to five vehicle collisions since 6 a.m. this morning. One of those collisions resulted in a man being transported to hospital for non life-threatening injuries. Motorists are asked to drive with caution, reduce speeds and be aware of slippery road conditions.

Meth and weapons seized by La Ronge RCMP

On Oct. 23, 2019, at approximately 6 p.m., La Ronge RCMP executed a search warrant at a residence on the Lac La Ronge Indian Band.

A search of the residence resulted in the seizure of 30 grams of crystal meth, a sawed-off shotgun, a sawed-off 22 rifle, a sawed-off .223 rifle and an SKS rifle.

Calvin Charles (1978-06-28) of Lac La Ronge Indian Band has been charged with the following:

Possession of methamphetamine; possession of proceeds of crime under $5,000; breach of probation; two counts of improper storage of firearms; three counts of possession of a dangerous weapon; unauthorized possession of firearms; and three counts of possession of a prohibited or restricted firearm with ammunition.

Charles has been remanded into custody and is scheduled to make his first appearance in Provincial Court in La Ronge on Oct. 25, 2019, at 9:30 a.m.

Arrest made after online threat involving Saskatoon school

An arrest has been made regarding an incident where an online threat was made involving a school in the 100 block of Nelson Road.

On Oct. 23, officers from the Saskatoon Police Service’s School Resource Unit with the assistance of the Dalmeny Police Service arrested a 17-year-old male in relation to this incident. The youth was arrested at his residence in Dalmeny. He has been charged with uttering threats and mischief.

Update: Charge laid in voyeurism incident –  Saskatoon

A 21-year-old Saskatoon man is facing a charge of voyeurism after an investigation by the Saskatoon Police Service’s VICE Unit. 

On Sept. 9, Saskatoon Police received a report from officer with the U of S Protective Services regarding a man who had indecently exposed himself in a library. An investigation was conducted by the VICE Unit which has resulted in a charge of voyeurism being laid on the man. 

The 21-year-old man will be appearing in Provincial Court on Monday, Nov. 18.

Saskatoon – Vehicle collision knocks out Briarwood power

Saskatoon Police are currently investigating a single vehicle collision which occurred at 8th Street and Boychuk Dr. The vehicle hit a meridian and a power pole causing power lines to fall and knock out power in the area of Briarwood and surrounding areas.

The roadway from 8th Street to Briarwood road is closed to north and south traffic. City Crews have been notified and are working at restoring power and repairing the traffic lights.

One male who initially fled the scene has been taken into custody and charges are pending. The investigation continues, there will be updates to follow when road closures are to be lifted.

Robbery with violence – La Loche RCMP request assistance from the public

On Oct. 18, at approximately 1 a.m., a La Loche man caught another man stealing items from the family vehicle at a residence on Lemaigre Street in La Loche.

The male victim came out to confront the unknown male who was looking through the vehicle. The unknown man turned towards the victim and immediately stabbed the victim in the chest. The victim was treated at the hospital and released.

The unknown male suspect ran off with items he stole from the vehicle including 2 portable televisions and a DVD player, all items black in colour.

The suspect was described as approximately 5’10, slim build, black baggy pants, plain dark hooded sweatshirt, dark coloured ski mask.

If you have information about this or any other crimes, please contact the La Loche RCMP at 306-822-2010 or, if you wish to remain anonymous , you may call 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.

Saskatoon police dealing with multiple firearms incidents

At 12:36 a.m. Saturday, Saskatoon Police were called to a parking lot in the 3300 block of Fairlight Dr for a male waving a firearm.

Police attended and the male suspect fled in a vehicle.  A short evade police situation ended after police lost sight of the suspect.

The suspect was located in the 200 block of Whitecap Cr.

A rifle was recovered.

A 27-year-old male is facing numerous charges including:

Impaired driving, drive while over .08, evade police, dangerous driving, possession of a controlled drug, breach of Recognizance, careless use of firearm, possession of a weapon dangerous to the public, unauthorized possession of firearm, possession of a firearm in a vehicle, carry concealed weapon and Criminal Code  warrants from North Battleford RCMP.

He will see a Justice of the Peace later Saturday.

A short time earlier, at 9:40 p.m. on Oct. 18, the Saskatoon Police Service responded to a complaint of a firearm being pointed at several young people in the 200 Block of Av V S.

A 13-year-old female and her friends were walking along 200 Av V S. A male from balcony of an apartment pointed a firearm at them.

Police arrived and conducted their investigation. A loaded air operated bb gun was located.

A 17-year-old male is charged with point firearm. 

Saskatoon – 12 year old arrested by Guns and Gangs Unit – assault weapon seized

CORRECTION: The traffic stop occurred in the 700 block of Appleby Drive.  The search warrant was executed at a motel in the 2500 block of 22nd Street West.

BACKGROUND: Two Saskatoon males, a 21 year old and a 12 year old have been arrested and drugs, cash and an assault weapon have been seized, following an investigation by the SPS Guns and Gangs Unit.

On Oct. 12, officers conducted a traffic stop in front of a motel in the 2500 block of 22nd Street West as part of an investigation into reports that a vehicle had been shot at and threats had been made on social media.  A 21-year-old man was taken into custody. A search warrant was executed at a room in the motel. Inside investigators located the second male, 12 years of age, along with a loaded .22 calibre assault rifle, nine boxes of ammunition, 359 packages of cannabis shatter, one oz. of pre-packaged soft cocaine, and more than $4,200 dollars in cash. 

Both males are facing more than 35 criminal code charges including; possession for the purpose of trafficking (cannabis shatter), possession of the proceeds of crime (cash), possession of a prohibited firearm, intentionally discharging a firearm and breach of probation.

drugs weapon

Shotgun and rifle stolen from vehicle – Watrous RCMP

Watrous RCMP had a report of a stolen vehicle on Oct. 11, the vehicle has since been recovered but a 12 gauge pump action shotgun and .223 rifle were stolen from the vehicle. Please ensure that firearms are not left unattended and keys are not left in parked vehicles..

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

Roving Traffic Unit seize handheld conducted energy weapon at traffic stop

On Oct. 10, at approximately 2:30 p.m., the Saskatchewan RCMP Roving Traffic Unit conducted a traffic stop to check the sobriety of a driver on Highway 16, near Maidstone.

During the course of the traffic stop, officers smelled cannabis in the vehicle and a search under the Cannabis Act was commenced. The driver of the vehicle passed for sobriety through a Standard Field Sobriety Test.

A subsequent search of the vehicle resulted in the seizure of a handheld conducted energy weapon belonging to the passenger. There was a legal amount of cannabis in the vehicle and was not seized.

Bethanie Johnson (1998-12-02) of North Battleford, has been charged with the following:

· Possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose;

· Carry a concealed weapon; and

·Possession of a prohibited weapon.

Johnson was arrested and released with a promise to appear in Provincial Court in Lloydminster on Nov. 26.

Charges laid in Saskatchewan ICE investigation

The Saskatchewan Internet Child Exploitation Unit has charged a man from Regina with five child pornography offences in relation to three complaints it had received since July regarding the uploading of child pornography images and videos to a popular social media application.

Aaron Charles Campeau, age 27, has been charged with the following:

– Accessing child pornography

– Possession of child pornography

– Transmitting child pornography

On Oct. 9, members of the Saskatchewan ICE Unit executed a search warrant at a residence in Regina and found child pornography on electronic devices. Two computers, a tablet and two cellular phones were seized for further analysis. Aaron Campeau was subsequently arrested and held in custody. He appeared in Saskatchewan Provincial Court in Regina on Oct. 10 where he was released on numerous conditions and is to reappear on Oct. 24.

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

Saskatoon: man on bicycle turns out to be wanted on Canada-wide warrant

Saskaton Police arrested a man Monday night after he was observed biking without a light. 

At approximately 3 a.m., Oct. 8, patrol officers observed a male cyclist near 29th Street and Idylwyld Drive without a light. A traffic stop was conducted in a nearby alley. The male was found to be wanted on a Canada-wide warrant. He was also found in possession of a knife.

A 29-year-old Saskatoon man is charged with possession of a dangerous weapon and carrying a concealed weapon.

Swift Current RCMP arrest dangerous offender wanted on Canada-wide warrant

While travelling to work in the morning of Oct. 2, an off-duty Swift City RCMP police officer noticed a suspicious vehicle with a Manitoba license plate driving in an erratic manner.

The officer called the Swift Current Rural RCMP Detachment to conduct a background check on the vehicle and received information that the vehicle was stolen from a car dealership in Winnipeg, Man., on Sept. 30.

At approximately 9:30 a.m., Swift Current Rural RCMP stopped the vehicle just outside of Swift Current on Highway 1.

The driver was identified as a 58-year-old male who was wanted on a Canada-wide warrant issued by Correctional Service Canada.

A search of the vehicle led to the discovery of two large knives, a black balaclava, zip ties, a forged social insurance card and a forged driver’s license.

Rodney Carl Starke (1961-01-19) of Red Deer, Alta., has been arrested and is facing the following charges under the Criminal Code:

· Possession of stolen property;

· Illegal possession of government documents; and

· Identity theft.

Starke has been taken into custody and will be appearing in Provincial Court in Swift Current on Oct. 9.

The investigation is ongoing.

RCMP need help locating escaped prisoner in Stanley Mission

Stanley Mission RCMP are requesting assistance from the public in locating Ethan Merasty.

On Sept. 28, 2019, Ethan Merasty (DOB: 2000-08-18) was arrested for breaching a court order and was transported to the Stanley  Mission Detachment. As the officer opened the door of the police vehicle upon arrival at the detachment, Merasty immediately fled on foot. A pursuit was initiated; however, officers were unable to locate him.

Merasty is described as being 5’8”and weighs approximately 170 lbs. He has black hair and brown eyes.

Police received reports that Merasty was seen in Stanley Mission at a residence on MacKenzie Street on Sept. 28 or 29, 2019.

Merasty is from the Denare Beach area. Officers believe he may be returning to that area.

If you have information regarding the whereabouts of Ethan Merasty, please contact Stanley Mission RCMP 306-635-2390 or call your local police detachment. Information can also be submitted anonymously through Saskatchewan Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), or online at www.saskcrimestoppers.com.

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Ethan Merasty

Saskatoon officer assaulted – Civilian steps in

At 8:30 p.m. on Oct. 2, the Saskatoon Police Service was called to the 100 block of 1 Ave. N for a suspicious male. An officer located the male and initiated an investigation. The suspect male obstructed the officer by providing a false name. The male then resisted arrest and an altercation ensued. A member of the public observed the altercation and aided the officer subdue the suspect. Other officers arrived and the male was taken into custody.

A 29-year-old man will be in court today charged with obstruction, assault on a police officer, failing to comply with court conditions and numerous warrants for his arrest.

The Saskatoon Police Service is grateful for the assistance provided by the member of the public.

Saskatoon Police – Firearm pointed at member of the public, charges laid

Approximately 12:30 a.m. Oct. 1 Saskatoon Police Service were notified by a member of the public that a male had pointed a rifle at him from a residence in the 200 block of Avenue M North. The male pointing the firearm was with other males, all who identified themselves as members of a street gang.

Upon police arrival, several suspects fled the residence, including one in possession of a loaded firearm. Six suspects were initially detained as a result of a firearms investigation. Four were released later with no charges, one was arrested in possession of a illicit drug and breached on his court conditions and the male in possession of the firearm is facing 10 criminal charges including several firearm offences. No one was injured during the incident.

The two charged male suspects will remain in police detention cells until they appear in front of a judge.

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

Carnduff RCMP – Impaired driver released, shoots RCMP vehicle and flees

A publication ban has been ordered for this investigation.

On Sept. 26, at 10:15 p.m., an officer from the Carnduff Detachment was transporting to his residence in Carnduff a 65-year-old man who had been arrested, charged and released for impaired driving and refusal to submit to a breath test.

The accused had been cooperative with the police and was being turned over to his spouse at their residence until his court appearance.

The accused was taken out of the police car by the officer outside of the residence. They moved inside the double garage attached to the house where they were met by the spouse of the accused.

The accused then told the officer he had to go to the bathroom. The officer told him not to leave, but the accused continued to walk away toward a door within the garage. The officer asked the spouse if there was a bathroom in that area. She reported the door does not lead to a bathroom.

The officer got closer to the unknown door when he heard the distinctive sound of a round of a shotgun being chambered. The officer drew his pistol and backed away from the door as the accused exited the room carrying a shotgun pointed at the ceiling. The officer told him to drop the shotgun.

The accused instead told his spouse to open the garage door. He exited the garage and fired rounds at the police car before fleeing on foot. The officer was not in the police car, but still in the garage.

The officer quickly moved the spouse to safety inside the residence while tracking the armed accused with his pistol.

Additional RCMP members and Police Dog were called to the scene and set a perimeter to contain the accused. Shortly after the police dog arrived at the scene, the accused walked out of a nearby wooded area, unarmed, and surrendered.

The shotgun was recovered from the wooded area where the accused was hiding. The accused was taken into custody. The accused made his first court appearance on Monday.

14th homicide in Saskatoon

Saskatoon Police are asking anyone with information, including recordings of an altercation restuling in death Saturday morning, to come forward.

Police say they are aware that numerous people were present during the altercation and that some recorded video of some or all of the incident.

Saskatoon Police Service says it’s investigating a homicide after a 27-year-old man died from injuries following an altercation early Saturday morning.

Police say they were called to a parking lot at 2:18 a.m. after an altercation broke out in the city’s northwest.

They say the man was rushed to hospital but died from his injuries.

Two people of interest have been arrested and are currently in custody after spotting a vehicle associated with the incident.

Nipawin RCMP: Man found deceased in Candle Lake

On Sept. 23, at approximately 12:50 a.m., Nipawin RCMP received the report of a deceased adult male at a residence in Candle Lake, near the Fisher Creek Trading Post in Saskatchewan.

Police attended the scene and called for assistance from the Prince Albert Forensic Identification Service and the Saskatchewan Coroners Service.

At this time, any type of foul play cannot be discounted or confirmed without further investigation. The Saskatchewan Coroners Service maintains carriage of the investigation as criminality has not been confirmed.

The RCMP will continue to assist with the investigation and work with the Saskatchewan Coroners Service to determine the cause of death. 

The investigation is ongoing.

New SaskPower scam reported

Indian Head RCMP were recently notified of a suspicious occurrence in Montmartre, and police are asking the public to remain vigilant when it comes to the ever evolving world of scams.

In the morning of Sept. 3, a Caucasian male went to a residence in Montmartre requesting entry identifying himself as a SaskPower worker. He had a lanyard around his neck with an ID card attached to it. The well-dressed Caucasian male said that he had received an email from the homeowners with a request to do repairs of the outlets, lights and switches inside the residence. The homeowners had not sent any such email, and when they refused him entry, the male advised he made a mistake and quickly left the property in a brown SUV marked with SaskPower logos.

Police have confirmed with SaskPower that the male was not sent by their company and that they only use white vehicles in their fleet.  Public are also reminded that the work requested by this male is completed by an electrician hired by homeowners.  This type of work is not completed by SaskPower employees.

Police are asking that the public remain vigilant and report any suspicious occurrences to the RCMP or your local police.

Hit and run fatality near Canoe Narrows – Beauval RCMP

On Sept. 22, at approximately 5:11 a.m., Beauval RCMP responded to the report of a pedestrian versus motor vehicle collision on Highway 965 near Canoe Narrows.

The driver, a 28-year-old male, struck a 52-year-old-male with his vehicle and left the scene. The 52-year-old male was pronounced deceased on scene. His name will not be released.

Police officers located the driver at a residence in Canoe Narrows and arrested him without incident.

North Battleford RCMP Forensic Identification Services, Saskatchewan RCMP Traffic Reconstruction Unit and Saskatchewan Coroners Service attended and processed the collision scene. Patuanak and Buffalo Narrows RCMP also attended and assisted.

Alec Bouvier (1990-12-31) of Cole Bay, has been charged with the following: impaired operation over 80 causing death; impaired operation of conveyance; fail to stop at scene causing bodily harm; and operation of a conveyance while prohibited.

Alec Bouvier was remanded and appeared in Provincial Court in Meadow Lake on Sept. 23.

Beauval RCMP continue to investigate the collision.

Man charged after shooting – Big River RCMP

On Sept. 22, at 12:30 a.m., Big River RCMP responded to a complaint of a discharged firearm at a residence located on Big River First Nation. RCMP and EMS responded to the dispatch address and upon arrival located a 33 year old male suffering from a gunshot wound to his upper body. The male was conscious and able to advise police and medical personnel of his condition. The victim was transported by EMS to Shellbrook Hospital for immediate care. 

 The victim is in stable condition.

Sunday, Big River RCMP along with Prince Albert Forensic Identification Services conducted a search warrant at a residence on Big River First Nation. Multiple firearms were seized by police.

As a result of the police investigation, 19-year-old Tristan Whitefish, from Big River First Nation has been arrested. Whitefish has been remanded to custody and has been charged with aggravated assault – Sec 368 C.C. as well as numerous firearms related offences under the criminal code. 

Whitefish will be appearing in Provincial Court in Prince Albert

Saskatoon murder toll now at 13

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.

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.

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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.

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.

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. 

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 – 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.

Photos - Shellbrook RCMP: looking for truck involved in theft and hit and run in Holbein_2

 

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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.

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.

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: 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: 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.

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.

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.

Photo by Yorkton This Week
Photo by Yorkton This Week

 

Saskatoon RCMP recover body along Black Strap Lake

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

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

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

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

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

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

Assiniboia RCMP – Warning – Possible Fentanyl-Laced Drugs

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

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

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

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

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

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

If you suspect an overdose, call 911 immediately.

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

Morse RCMP – Unstamped tobacco seizure

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

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

Saskatoon – 16 year old charged after domestic stabbing

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

BACKGROUND:

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

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

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

No injuries have been reported to police.

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

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

– Assault, Sec. 266 CC

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

RCMP Prince Albert – Manslaughter charges laid.

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

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

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

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.

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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