CARLYLE - The snow is finally melting and spring is here. That being said when the snow melts, an abundance of water is left.
This is my plea for all motorists to be considerate of your surroundings. I remember watching a pedestrian get completely soaked by an inconsiderate motorist last year and I don’t wish that same result on anyone.
These driving conditions with puddles of slush and water will remain in the area for weeks to come, so please slow down and be courteous to everyone when you drive through them. There is nothing funny or empowering about this, it just means you’re an inconsiderate jerk. If you are given the opportunity to ruin someone’s day, please don’t.
The number of criminal record checks completed at the Carlyle RCMP detachment has really picked up recently. We are requesting that if you need a criminal record check to call the Carlyle RCMP at 306-453-6707 prior to attending and we can make you an appointment. Criminal record checks are completed at the detachment on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
We are restricted to the number of members of the public we are able to have in our building at one time, as well as we need to ensure proper sanitizing is completed before and after each visitor arrives at our front counter. Thank you for your co-operation.
The Carlyle RCMP had several sensitive files and investigations called in this week relating to domestic and family violence. I don’t like mentioning these types of investigations in the paper, but I thought it could potentially have a positive impact on the community if I reminded people to be kind to one another. Reach out to your friends, colleagues and children because you never know what they might be going through at home, work or even at school.
RCMP Traffic Services were in the area this week and handed several tickets out for speeding, unregistered vehicles and people not wearing seatbelts. They also handed out four tinted window inspection tickets. Tinted window inspection tickets could be on the rise this spring and summer, especially in town, as SGI has deemed tinted windows to be unsafe. Partially due to tempered glass not being able to break apart correctly in the event of a collision.
The RCMP would like everyone to know that window tint, no matter the shade, is not permitted on front side windows of vehicles.
There were also 32 speeding tickets handed out this week in the area with the highest ticket going to a male going 125 kilometres per hour in a 90 km/hr speed zone. The male received a $300 fine.
On March 14, RCMP received a phone call from a concerned civilian who observed a small girl standing in front of an open second story window. The caller was worried the girl could have fallen out and been injured. RCMP attended and determined that due to the window being high off the ground, the child was in no apparent danger, and the child’s parents were also in the room with the child.
On March 16, RCMP received a complaint of cattle being neglected by not being fed or cared for. RCMP attended the rural location with Saskatchewan Animal Protection Services. The cattle were in very poor condition and a total of nine cows and one bull were located deceased on the property. Although RCMP initiated the investigation, Animal Protection Services have taken over the investigation to ensure that all the animals are cared for properly moving forward.
If you see animals in distress or that you believe are not being properly cared for, please contact Animal Protection Services of Saskatchewan at 306-382-0002 or 844-382-0002.
On March 16, RCMP assisted with an intoxicated male who was unresponsive and passed out on the side of the highway. The intoxicated male was transported to hospital where he was assessed and spent the night until he was sober.
On March 19, RCMP responded to an SUV who hit the ditch on Highway 9. It was reported the driver of the SUV was impaired as it crossed the highway into oncoming traffic and hit the ditch on the opposite side of the road. The RCMP demanded a sample of the driver’s breath which confirmed the driver was not impaired. The driver of the SUV advised that he was very tired and just lost control of the vehicle. Luckily no one was hurt during this collision.
On March 19, RCMP responded to an alarm at 502 Railway Avenue West in Carlyle. When members attempted to call the key holder and the detachment phone rang, they realized there was a false alarm at the RCMP detachment. There were actually two false alarms at the detachment this week.
Tax season scams
Taxpayers should be vigilant when they receive, either by telephone, mail, text message or email, a fraudulent communication that claims to be from the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) requesting personal information such as a social insurance number, credit card number, bank account number, or passport number.
These scams may insist that this personal information is needed so that the taxpayer can receive a refund or a benefit payment. Cases of fraudulent communication could also involve threatening or coercive language to scare individuals into paying fictitious debt to the CRA. Other communications urge taxpayers to visit a fake CRA website where the taxpayer is then asked to verify their identity by entering personal information.
These are scams and taxpayers should never respond to these fraudulent communications or click on any of the links provided.
If you remember one thing remember this.
The CRA will never:
•Give or ask for personal or financial information by email and ask you to click on a link;
•Email you a link asking you to fill in an online form with personal or financial details;
•Send you an email with a link to your refund;
•Demand immediate payment by Interac e-transfer, Bitcoin, prepaid credit cards or gift cards from retailers such as iTunes, Amazon or others; or
•Threaten you with arrest or a prison sentence;
The police came to my house tonight holding a picture of my spouse.
They said, "Is this your spouse?" Shocked, I answered, "Yes."
They said, "I'm afraid it looks like they’ve been hit by a bus."
I said, "I know, but they have a lovely personality."