CARLYLE - The 2021-22 Challenge Cup was played on Feb. 15 between the Carlyle RCMP and the White Bear First Nations.
After a hard-fought battle on the ice, your Carlyle RCMP took home this year’s bragging rights. The game was a lot of fun and it was great to see the crowd of people that came out to watch and cheer. Special thanks to Chief Annette Lonechild who took time out of her busy schedule to drop the puck.
We had to say goodbye to two of our officers this week at the Carlyle RCMP. Const. Brian Lee has transferred to Sandy Bay First Nations in northern Saskatchewan, while Const. Joanne Franklin has been promoted to the rank of corporal in Falcon Beach, Man.
Brian and Joanne will be missed both at the Carlyle RCMP and within the community. I would like to wish them all the best in their new endeavours.
On Feb. 17, Cpl. Michael Parker, Const. Doug Pilgrim, Head for the Hills Veterinary Clinic and Bright Eyes Dog Rescue located at rescued seven stray dogs, including four puppies from the area. Special thanks to Parker, who purchased dog food with his personal money to help feed the hungry dogs. I would also like to take this opportunity to make the public aware of a “snip and clip” program set up by the White Bear First Nations administration where you can get your dog spayed or neutered free of charge.
The Carlyle RCMP issued 22 traffic tickets, including a rare fine for driving a commercial vehicle for more than 13 hours following at least eight consecutive hours of off-duty time, which carried a $150 fine.
On Feb. 14, the RCMP received a 911 call from an intoxicated female. She was upset that her husband had gone for a walk rather than stay home with her on Valentine’s Day. The female was told that the fact her husband went for a walk was not an emergency and she should not have called 911.
On Feb. 17, RCMP received a complaint from a concerned parent who reported that a photo had been posted of their six-year-old daughter on Facebook without her consent. The concerned parents had already contacted the owner of the Facebook account who refused to remove the photo. RCMP contacted the person who posted the photo and explained that you needed parent consent to post a photo of a minor. The photo was then removed from Facebook.
On Feb. 18, RCMP received a complaint of threats being made through Facebook. The complainant advised that an adult female had threatened to get someone beat them up and kick them in the head over a previous criminal investigation that was still in court. This matter is still under investigation but I want to warn all the keyboard heroes out there that think they are invincible behind their computer screens. You can, and will be, charged for threats or actions that you send to other people while online.
That same day at 11 p.m., the RCMP received a complaint of a group of young boys knocking very loudly on a female’s door and then driving away in a black Dodge truck. RCMP stopped and spoke with the group of four young boys who admitted to knocking on the complainant’s door, looking for a friend. The group said they were just having fun and they didn’t mean to scare the female or cause any problems. The group told police they would apologize.
On Feb. 19, RCMP received a call from a local business owner in Carlyle. The business owner advised that two employees aged 16 and 18 have been stealing from the business. Video evidence of the thefts has been obtained and both employees have been charged with theft. It really is tough to find good help these days.
On Feb. 20, RCMP responded to a call near Carlyle where a 1996 Ski-doo started on fire. It is believed that an oil leak was the cause. The ski-doo was a total loss in the fire, but luckily no one was hurt.
It’s okay not to be okay
Mental health calls this week varied from people with dementia, people suffering from drug and alcohol psychosis, to people suffering from depression. 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 will always get better. Life can be very difficult to say the least. Please reach out and check in with friends, co-workers, and family 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, or Counselling Connect Saskatchewan Canadian Mental Health Association at 1-306-384-9333