The Canora/Sturgis RCMP responded to 62 calls during the week of June 3 to June 10, some of which included: two traffic accidents, 24 provincial traffic offences, two impaired operations, eight other provincial statutes, four harassments/threats, four mischiefs, one theft, and 11 other occurrences.
On June 4, Canora/Sturgis RCMP members assisted the Preeceville Care Home with returning a resident to the home.
Canora/Sturgis RCMP members were patrolling Highway No. 9 south of Canora on June 5 when a vehicle was observed swerving all over the road. Police initiated a traffic stop and found the driver showing signs of being intoxicated. The driver was arrested for impaired operation of a motor vehicle. Two breath samples were obtained that registered over the legal limit. The driver’s vehicle was seized, drivers licence suspended, and they were criminally charged for impaired operation of a motor vehicle and operating a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol level over 80mg%.
The Canora RCMP received a complaint that urine and chocolate was used to commit mischief on a vehicle in Canora on June 5. Police continue to investigate.
Skid steer abuse
On June 7, the Canora/Sturgis RCMP received a complaint of a skid steer being damaged in the RM of Good Lake. If you have any information about this incident, please contact the Canora RCMP or Saskatchewan Crime Stoppers anonymously.
The Canora/Sturgis RCMP responded to a complaint on June 7 of a male and female attempting to steal car parts from a farm yard in the RM of Buchanan. Police have identified the suspects and continue to investigate.
The Canora/Sturgis RCMP responded with the Preeceville Fire Department to a single vehicle motor vehicle collision in the town of Preeceville on June 8. Through the investigation, it was learned that a truck was parked at a local business. The truck was left in neutral and began rolling down a hill causing it to crash into a house. The occupants of the residence were not home at the time of the incident and no injuries were reported. There were major damages to the residence.
On June 10, the Canora RCMP received a complaint of an attempt to cut the brake line on a vehicle in Canora. If you have any information about this incident, please contact the Canora RCMP or Saskatchewan Crime Stoppers anonymously.
Canora/Sturgis RCMP members responded to a panic alarm on June 10 coming from a home in Sturgis. Police attended and learned the homeowner was currently not living at the residence. Alarms are a great tool for protecting property and reporting emergencies, however if contact information is not updated with the alarm company, police have a hard time investigating the alarm and contacting the property representative. If you have an alarm, please ensure the alarm company has your updated contact information.
Anyone who has information about these or any other crimes is asked to please contact the Canora RCMP at 563-4700 or Saskatchewan Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). 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).