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Canora RCMP: WEST team arrests wanted man near Good Spirit Lake

The man was wanted by Melfort and Yorkton RCMP for offences including assault, flight from police and driving while prohibited.
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The RCMP's Warrant Enforcement and Suppression Team (WEST) arrested a wanted man in the Good Spirit Lake area.

CANORA — The Canora/Sturgis RCMP responded to 45 calls from Nov. 2 to Nov. 8, some of which included:

  • one 911 Act call,
  • two assaults,
  • one dangerous driving,
  • one disturbing the peace,
  • three failures to appear in court,
  • one Firearms Act call,
  • one harassing communications,
  • one Mental Health Act call,
  • six mischiefs,
  • one sexual assault,
  • one theft,
  • one traffic collision,
  • 14 traffic offenses,
  • four wellbeing checks,
  • and two prisoners.

Cigarette scrounging

On Nov. 8, the Canora/Sturgis investigated a report that a female was roaming around Buchanan, taking cigarette butts from people’s ashtrays. Police have been unable to identify a suspect.

Saskatoon arrest near Good Spirit

Saskatchewan RCMP’s Saskatoon Warrant Enforcement and Suppression Team (WEST) was investigating the whereabouts of a man who was on warrant from Melfort and Yorkton RCMP for offences including assault, flight from police and driving while prohibited.

Investigation determined the man was in the Good Spirit Lake area and on Nov. 6, WEST officers located him, approached him and told him he was under arrest.

He fled from officers in a vehicle for a short distance, but was arrested without incident. Further investigation determined the vehicle he was driving had been reported stolen from the Melfort area on Oct. 13. Charges include: possession of property obtained by crime, flight from peace officer, operation of a conveyance while prohibited, and dangerous operation of a motor vehicle.

Assault investigation

The Canora/Sturgis RCMP were dispatched to a report of an assault on Nov. 3. The caller reported being assaulted by three males. Police continue to investigate.

Welder stolen

The Canora/Sturgis RCMP investigated a report on Nov. 3 that a welder and trailer were stolen from outside a business in Preeceville. Police continue to investigate.

Disturbance at business

On Nov. 2, the Canora/Sturgis RCMP were dispatched to a disturbance report inside a business in Canora. The caller reported two females under the influence of drugs locked themselves in the bathroom. Police attended, arrested the two females, and removed them from the business.

Warrants issued

Provincial Court was held in Canora on Nov. 2. The court issued warrants for the arrest of two females and one male who failed to attend and answer to their respective charges.

Report tips and information

If you have any information about these or any other crimes, or any substances involved in these incidents, please contact the Canora RCMP at 306-563-4700, or you can also report anonymously via Saskatchewan Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or submit a tip online at

Call the Saskatchewan Ministry of Environment Turn In Poachers & Polluters (TIPP) Line, toll-free, at 1-800-667-7561 or #5555 from a SaskTel cellphone (phone calls only, no text messages).