Monthly Archives: February 2015

RCMP Reports for February 3 to 9, 2015

WILKIE SK RCMP REPORTS for February 3 to 9, 2015

RCMP received a complaint of harassing text messages. Member spoke to both parties who were warned to stop texting each other.

Police received a report of three youth dragging a garbage can around Wilkie, Saskatchewan. Member located the youth and gave them verbal warnings.

There was a report of assault. No suspects.

RCMP received a complaint of harassing phone calls. This matter is still under investigation.

There was a complaint of a semi blocking traffic on the Scott grid. Wilkie fire and rescue volunteers responded and the semi was moved.

Police received a complaint of disturbing the peace. The subject of complaint was gone on arrival and no one would assist in identifying the subject of complaint.

RCMP received a complaint of an unwanted male at a residence yelling and screaming at the occupants. The subject of complaint had left before members attended. No further issues.

Members assisted Wilkie hospital with a suicidal patient.

Persons with information about crimes being committed in the Unity/Wilkie/Macklin areas are urged to call the Unity RCMP detachment at 306-228-6300; the Wilkie RCMP at 306-843-3480; or the Macklin RCMP at 306-753-2171. If you wish to remain anonymous, you may also call Saskatchewan Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, or *8477 on the SaskTel Mobility Network. Crime Stoppers will pay up to $2,000 for information which leads to the arrest of person(s) responsible for any serious crime. Crime Stoppers is anonymous and does not subscribe to call display, nor are your calls traced or recorded.

You can also submit a tip online at www.saskcrimestoppers.com.

SaskEnergy warning customers about scam phonecalls

SaskEnergy is warning its customers of a telemarketing scam occurring in various areas of the province.

SaskEnergy has received reports that individuals claiming to be from SaskEnergy are contacting customers threatening disconnection of their natural gas service unless a payment is made. The caller claimed to be a SaskEnergy representative.

The calls are reported to be coming from 1-800-983-1304 and the caller ID reads SaskEnergy (the name or number on your call display may vary).  The caller asks for a payment by prepaid debit or credit card.

This is not a SaskEnergy representative. While SaskEnergy does contact customers via phone from time to time, the corporation never requests payment information over the phone, and does not accept prepaid debit or credit cards.

Anyone who has received calls of this nature should report the call to Phonebusters (the Canadian Anti-fraud Call Centre) at 1-888-495-8501. If a customer has provided personal financial information, including bank account or credit card information, over the phone, they should report the matter to their local police, as well as immediately contact their financial institution.

If you have questions about your SaskEnergy bill, or are unsure if the person contacting you is from SaskEnergy, ask for the person’s name, and call SaskEnergy back at 1-800-567-8899 to verify the caller.

Next week’s paper

The last paper for February, 2015, is already being prepared! Hard to believe! There is plenty of reading in it too – everything from:

  • a recap of the year of the Wilkie Elks;
  • a profile on one of the longest serving firearms safety instructors in the province;
  • a junior curler’s experience at the 2015 Scotties Tournament of Hearts; to
  • a full schedule of Farmers Days weekend activities.

Hockey updates, winners of the JayDee Agtech Men’s Open, the RCMP report, a new Faith Matters column and more are also in the pages of the February 23rd Unity Wilkie Press-Herald. Your community newspaper is available at local news stands for only $1, starting Monday.

RCMP Reports for January 27 to February 2, 2015

WILKIE RCMP REPORTS for January 27 to February 2, 2015

RCMP received a complaint of disturbing the peace but it was unfounded.

A member acted as a mediator between two people dealing with a child custody agreement.

A 25-year-old female from Red Pheasant Cree Nation was charged with impaired care and control of a motor vehicle in Wilkie, SK.

There was a report of an injured deer at Wilkie.

Police arrested a 26-year-old male from Red Pheasant Cree Nation during a traffic stop after it was discovered that there was a warrant out for his arrest for contempt of court. He was remanded in Battleford.

RCMP received a complaint of theft. This matter is still under investigation.

There were also two traffic complaints.

Persons with information about crimes being committed in the Unity/Wilkie/Macklin areas are urged to call the Unity RCMP detachment at 306-228-6300; the Wilkie RCMP at 306-843-3480; or the Macklin RCMP at 306-753-2171. If you wish to remain anonymous, you may also call Saskatchewan Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, or *8477 on the SaskTel Mobility Network. Crime Stoppers will pay up to $2,000 for information which leads to the arrest of person(s) responsible for any serious crime. Crime Stoppers is anonymous and does not subscribe to call display, nor are your calls traced or recorded.

You can also submit a tip online at www.saskcrimestoppers.com.

A long weekend and a new paper

Wishing all our readers and subscribers, in print and online, a very Happy Family Day weekend! The February 16th Unity Wilkie Press-Herald will be available Tuesday, February 17. In its pages you can expect to learn:

  • about a McLurg student, from Unity, pursuing an unusual sport for this area;
  • about a “school of rock” in Luseland; and
  • who the winners were in the Denzil men’s curling bonspiel.

And of course more, including a thought-provoking piece on vaccinations, the RCMP report, hockey reports and a Royal Purple/Elks report.

Free ice fishing weekend!

February 14 to 16 marks another free fishing weekend in Saskatchewan – the first in winter – to promote the province’s many ice fishing opportunities.  This means everyone, including visitors from outside the province, can fish in Saskatchewan on Family Day weekend without having to purchase a licence.

Environment Minister Scott Moe said.  “The Family Day weekend is an excellent opportunity for people of all ages to learn about and enjoy the sport of ice fishing, and to recognize the province’s diverse angling opportunities.”

Caution and common sense are key to safe and enjoyable ice fishing.  Test the ice thickness before you travel on it.  A minimum of 10 cm of good ice is required for walking and 30 cm for light vehicle travel.

Anglers are reminded that all other fishing regulations, including possession limits and reduced limits on some lakes and rivers, remain in effect.

More information about fishing in Saskatchewan can be found in the 2014 Anglers’ Guide, available wherever fishing licences are sold, or online at saskatchewan.ca/fishing

RCMP Reports for January 20 to 26, 2015

WILKIE SK RCMP REPORTS for January 20 to 26, 2015

RCMP received a report of a truck hitting a power line. There were no injuries and no charges were laid as the vehicle was of legal size and it was determined that the power line had sagged.

Police received two complaints of theft of natural gas. In one occurrence, the complainant declined to lay charges. The other matter is still under investigation.

There was a report of a two-vehicle collision in Wilkie. There were no injuries and no charges were laid.

Members initiated a traffic stop to search a vehicle to determine if the vehicle driver was breaching his conditional sentence order. No charges were laid.

RCMP received a complaint of a missing lock on a garden shed. This matter is still under investigation.

A 51-year-old Wilkie male was charged with refusal of approved screening device and impaired operation of a motor vehicle after he refused to provide a breath sample during a traffic stop.

Police received a complaint of break and enter at an industrial shop. This matter is still under investigation.

There was a report of theft of fuel at a rural residence. This matter is still under investigation.

There were also two traffic complaints, one false 911 call and one false alarm.

Persons with information about crimes being committed in the Unity/Wilkie/Macklin areas are urged to call the Unity RCMP detachment at 306-228-6300; the Wilkie RCMP at 306-843-3480; or the Macklin RCMP at 306-753-2171. If you wish to remain anonymous, you may also call Saskatchewan Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, or *8477 on the SaskTel Mobility Network. Crime Stoppers will pay up to $2,000 for information which leads to the arrest of person(s) responsible for any serious crime. Crime Stoppers is anonymous and does not subscribe to call display, nor are your calls traced or recorded.

You can also submit a tip online at www.saskcrimestoppers.com.

Another jam-packed paper

Not only will the February 9 issue of the Unity Wilkie Press-Herald feature a wide variety of stories, it includes the always popular Babies of 2014 feature! Along with three pages of cuteness, you’ll find:

  • a photo and article from the Mark Mallett concert in Wilkie SK;
  • photos and details from the Luseland wildlife dinner;
  • information on what’s available at the Wilkie library, including ebooks and e-audiobooks; and
  • a Landis skier will soon be off to the Canada Winter Games.

Then there is the RCMP Report, hockey news, more movie reviews, a special Valentine’s Top 10 and more. Don’t miss one of our most popular editions of the year!

press-herald baby edition

Outlaws celebrating 100 years!

The weekend of July 31, August 1 and 2 is going to be a very, very busy time, with the Wilkie Outlaws Senior Hockey team celebrating 100 years of being a part of the community!

The call is being put out to invite all former players, executive members, coaches, fans and those involved in any way the Outlaws. The plans are in the works to have a book written and printed for this special occasion! The book will use the information from 70 Years Of Outlaw Terror and incorporate the past 30 years of the team’s history. The book 100 Years of Outlaw Terror will be compiled and partially written by Helena Long.

As a way to help with the publication of the book, the present Wilkie Outlaw executive are selling 100 Years of Outlaw crests at $20. You can help by purchasing the crests and also help by contacting anyone who would have pictures, programs and any other memorablia of the Outlaws.

Please contact Kim Lorenz at 843-2442 to purchase a crest. 100 Years of Outlaw Terror

Contact Wally Lorenz if you have any pictures, programs, stories or other material that could be used in the book: 843-7898, znerol.w (at sasktel.net.

 

RCMP Reports for January 13 to 19, 2015

WILKIE SK RCMP REPORTS for January 13 to 19, 2015

RCMP received a report of a truck with elk horns on it. Members located the vehicle and the driver provided valid hunting licences for elk. No police action necessary.

Police received a complaint of theft of mail. This was determined to be unfounded as the complainant found the mail that was lost.

An individual reported a person walking on the highway. The person was subsequently picked up by a vehicle. No police action necessary.

RCMP received a request to assist a person to get their vehicle back that was sold but not paid for.  This is a civil matter.

Persons with information about crimes being committed in the Unity/Wilkie/Macklin areas are urged to call the Unity RCMP detachment at 306-228-6300; the Wilkie RCMP at 306-843-3480; or the Macklin RCMP at 306-753-2171. If you wish to remain anonymous, you may also call Saskatchewan Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, or *8477 on the SaskTel Mobility Network. Crime Stoppers will pay up to $2,000 for information which leads to the arrest of person(s) responsible for any serious crime. Crime Stoppers is anonymous and does not subscribe to call display, nor are your calls traced or recorded.

You can also submit a tip online at www.saskcrimestoppers.com.