CARLYLE - It’s the ticket everyone wants.
The Carlyle RCMP have teamed up with Southern Plains Co-op to help spread some positivity this summer. Carlyle RCMP Officers will be on the lookout to catch people doing positive acts this summer.
This year’s positive ticket will earn you a free medium slushie. Some actions that can earn you a positive ticket include following proper bike safety, completing a random act of kindness, picking up litter, being a positive role model and assisting the elderly.
As police officers we issue tickets every day for speeding, not wearing seatbelts and other infractions. These positive tickets give our Carlyle RCMP members the tool to reward and recognize the good we see in people.
We really want people to be rewarded for all the positive things that happen in our communities so I really hope we catch you.
Traffic enforcement was busy again this week, laying 34 fines for various charges including not having a driver’s licence, unregistered vehicles, not wearing seatbelts and, of course, everyone’s favourite, speeding.
The fastest speeder of the week was clocked at 135 kilometres per hour in a 100 km/h zone, which resulted in a $530 fine. I want to remind everyone that the speed limit is 60 km/h in construction zones as well as when passing emergency vehicles.
On July 4, a brown purse was turned into the RCMP that was located beside one of the town buildings in Carlyle. RCMP used identification from inside the purse to contact the owner. The owner of the purse was very grateful to have her purse and contents returned to her. The owner advised that she had a really fun weekend and couldn’t remember where she left her purse.
Also on July 4, the cows were up to their old tricks again for their beef with the RCMP on Highway 13 near Redvers. They have been udderly impossible to deal with as they continue to leave their fields and play on the road. I think they are milking the RCMP’s discretion for all its worth. The steaks are always high when they play on the highway.
That same day, RCMP received a call of a possible impaired driver driving a Chevrolet Monte Carlo on White Bear First Nations. The RCMP located the car and found that the driver was not impaired by alcohol. However, the driver was suspended from driving and there was open alcohol in the vehicle, which the driver was ticketed for.
On July 5, RCMP received a complaint of a white Buick Lesabre being vandalized on Highway 48 near Wawota. The car had the passenger side window broken and its battery cables cut. Carlyle RCMP is requesting anyone with information about this incident to contact the Carlyle RCMP by calling 306-453-6707. Information can be submitted anonymously through Crime Stoppers by calling 1-800-222-8477 or submitting a tip online at www.saskcrimestoppers.com.
That same day, RCMP received a call from a concerned son advising that his dad was intoxicated and he thought that he should come and spend the night in cells. The RCMP spoke with the caller and advised that his dad was allowed to drink and be intoxicated in his own house, but that if his dad started to cause problems to please call the RCMP back.
On July 6, RCMP responded to a loud party noise complaint in Arcola. Several neighbours in the area contacted the RCMP and advised the loud music was keeping them awake. The RCMP attended and had the party turn its music down and warned the homeowner about possibly being issued a noise bylaw ticket should the problem continue.
On July 8, RCMP received a complaint of five youths drinking alcohol and smashing bottles on the playground at Kenosee Lake. The caller had yelled and chased the five youths away. RCMP arrived and saw a mess of bottles and red solo cups in the playground, as well as two pedal bikes that were left behind. The RCMP delivered the bikes to conservation officers in the area for safe keeping.
Also on July 8, RCMP responded to an assault that took place at Kenosee Inn. A female was assaulted and suffered injuries to her face, neck and forearm. The female victim was transported to hospital for further treatment. This investigation is still ongoing. No charges have currently been laid in relation to this assault. The Carlyle RCMP is requesting anyone with information about this incident to contact the detachment or Crime Stoppers.
That same day, RCMP responded to a cabin on fire at Good Birds Point on White Bear First Nations. The fire department attended and was able to contain the fire. It was also reported that neighbouring cabins may have been broken into prior the cabin catching fire. A fire scene investigator attended and determined that the cabin was intentionally set on fire. Carlyle RCMP is requesting anyone with information about this incident to contact the detachment or Crime Stoppers.
On July 9, RCMP received a call of a vacant white car parked on the side of Highway 9 near Carlyle with a small white dog in it. The caller was worried it was too hot for a dog to be alone in the vehicle. RCMP attended and determined that the driver of the white car was actually in the car with the dog but had laid down to have a sleep prior to continuing to drive. A reminder that in the summer it gets far too hot for animals to be safely left unattended in vehicles.
On July 10, RCMP received a complaint of an assault that took place in the area. A male had hit a female in the head with a chair and then fled the residence. RCMP were able to locate the intoxicated male a short distance away and placed him under arrest for assault. After a short stay in the Carlyle RCMP Bed and Breakfast, the male was released to attend court to answer to his actions.
It’s okay not to be okay!
I want to ensure that if someone needs help the Suicide Prevention line is always available in the paper for them. We want to encourage everyone to reach out for help and talk to someone if they can. No matter how bad things may seem, remember that they can always get better. Life can be very difficult to say the least.
Please reach out and check in with friends, co-workers and family to see how they are doing. It’s a perfectly normal question to ask people how they are doing. Don’t let people suffer in silence. If you see someone that you believe needs some help but won’t accept help from you, please let the police or their family know.
In Saskatchewan you can call/text the mental health crisis line at 2-1-1 Counselling Connect or the Saskatchewan Canadian Mental Health Association at 1-306-384-9333.
Me: It’s not about how many times you fall, it is about how many times you get back up.
Police officer: That is not how field sobriety tests work.
Have a great week and stay safe.