Monthly Archives: April 2015

RCMP Reports for April 7 to 13

WILKIE SK RCMP REPORTS for April 7 to 13, 2015

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

Members charged a 25-year-old Wilkie male with assault after receiving a complaint of two adult males fighting.

Police are investigating the arson of vehicle at a rural residence near Wilkie, SK.

RCMP received a complaint of break and enter at a residence. This matter is still under investigation.

A bicycle was located by an individual and turned into RCMP. The owner has not been located.

Police received a report of fraud. This matter is still under investigation.

RCMP received a report of a vehicle hitting a deer. Members euthanized the animal as it was severely injured by the side of the highway.

There was a complaint of harassing phone calls but police could not determine the location the calls were made.

Members received a complaint of a female behaving erratically. Police transported the female to Unity Hospital for assessment.

Police charged a 50-year-old Wilkie male with driving while disqualified during a traffic stop. Members also executed warrants for his arrest.

RCMP assisted Unity fire department with a grass fire in the RM of Tramping Lake.

There was a report of a suspicious vehicle driving around Landis. Members patrolled but the vehicle was gone on arrival.

Police received a complaint of forcible confinement. This matter is still under investigation.

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.

Next week’s paper

See next week’s Unity Wilkie Press-Herald, our local weekly newspaper, for:

  • a report and photo from the Wilkie Outlaws’ awards night
  • an article on gaming grants from SLGA and which Wilkie organizations benefitted; and
  • some timely tips on income taxes and filing your return.

Be sure to check the ads too – there are some job opportunities in Wilkie!

Grain bag recycling program continued

The federal and provincial governments have committed $200,000 to the continuation of the Grain Bag Recycling Pilot Project in 2015.  The program collects both grain bags and twine province-wide.

The new funding will allow Simply Ag Solutions to meet the strong demand for the program.  In 2014-15, Simply Ag Solutions shipped 1,871,000 pounds of plastic from their 13 collection sites.

“Grain bag recycling increased significantly last year, shipping three times more plastic than in the three previous years of the project combined,” Saskatchewan Agriculture Minister Lyle Stewart said.  “The project is doing what it is designed to do and the increased uptake demonstrates the commitment of Saskatchewan farmers and ranchers to maintaining a healthy and sustainable environment.”

Since its beginning in 2011, the grain bag recycling project has recycled approximately 2,421,000 pounds of plastic or 7,345 bags. The Ministry of Environment continues to work on regulations to create a permanent industry-led recycling program in the future.

Farmers and ranchers can access collection sites across the province in Cudworth, Hirsch, Humboldt, Kelvington, Macoun, Marshall, Milestone, Moose Jaw, Mossbank, Prince Albert, Rush Lake, Saskatoon and Unity.

For additional information, producers can contact Simply Agriculture Solutions toll-free at 1-866-298-7222.

grain bag recycling

RCMP Reports for March 31 to April 6

WILKIE SK RCMP REPORTS for March 31 to April 6, 2015

RCMP received a report of a cat, which was a family pet, that was shot with a pellet. This matter is still under investigation.

Police received a complaint that an individual was kicked out of a residence and was not prepared for the weather and needed assistance. The individual later reported that she received aid from a friend and police action was not needed.

Members attended a complaint of disturbing the peace. One individual was transported to another residence. No charges were laid.

RCMP attended the sudden death of a 53-year-old Wilkie female. The death was not suspicious in nature.

There was a complaint of graffiti on the wall of the ATM vestibule at the Wilkie Credit Union. This matter is still under investigation.

An individual requested increased patrols near his residence at a specific date and time.

Police received a report of a lost wallet. The wallet has not yet been located.

There was also one traffic complaint.

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.

This week’s paper

There’s been some luck in and around Wilkie, Saskatchewan this last while! Read all about it on the front page of today’s Unity Wilkie Press-Herald! Also in this week’s paper:

  • an article on who won what when the SWHL handed out its awards;
  • photos of girls having fun at the Wilkie School of Dance recital; and
  • an article on National Immunization Week – what are some of the statistics?

RCMP Reports for March 24 to 30, 2015

WILKIE SK RCMP REPORTS for March 24 to 30, 2015

RCMP received a complaint of a large metal object on Highway 29. The complainant pulled the object off the road. The Saskatchewan Department of Highways and Transportation attended to remove the object from the side of the road.

There was a report of a railway crossing malfunction near Scott, SK.

Police issued a 72-hour roadside suspension during a traffic stop when the driver blew a warning while providing a breath sample. The vehicle driver was also issued a traffic ticket for operating an unregistered vehicle.

Members patrolled for a vehicle in Landis SK after receiving a complaint that the vehicle was revving its engine and the occupants were yelling and screaming. The vehicle was gone on arrival.

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.

Next week’s paper

It’s been a while since we’ve had a 24-page paper but that’s the treat that’s in store for Unity Wilkie Press-Herald readers next week! There is a LOT going on in town – be sure to check out the ads too so you know what is happening when, especially with Music Festival coming up.

As far as articles go, next week you can read about:

  • the Outlaws’ run to the Senior C Provincial Championship;
  • a former Wilkie resident signing with an NHL team;
  • changes coming up for KC Rescue in Unity (note – foster homes for cats needed); and
  • a Wilkie youth taking up synchronized swimming.

Of course with 24 pages there is much more than that – get your copy of the April 13th issue and read it for yourself. And remember, you can have it delivered to your mailbox for less than 50 cents a copy! Call 306-228-2267 to subscribe.

Below – shot during 3rd period action in the SWHL final between Wilkie and Kindersley

Wilkie Outlaws vs Kindersley Red Lions

RCMP Reports for March 17 to 23, 2015

In addition to the usual reports below, two members of the Unity RCMP who are also members of the North-Central District Containment Team assisted  North Battleford RCMP in a standoff with an armed and intoxicated male, Sunday evening, March 22. The intoxicated male eventually gave up his firearm and turned himself over to the police who had secured the perimeter where the male was located.

As reported by the Battlefords RCMP, “At approximately 4 p.m., the Battlefords RCMP Detachment received a complaint of an intoxicated male threatening to harm himself with a firearm at an address in the 600 block of 102nd Street, North Battleford, Saskatchewan. The male was extremely agitated and threatened to take another occupant of the residence hostage and to harm police and ambulance personnel if they attended. RCMP officers from the Battlefords Detachment, Battlefords Provincial GIS assisted by the “F” Division Containment Team and Police Dog Services formed a secure perimeter around the residence to ensure the safety of all residents in the neighbourhood. RCMP negotiated with the male for the next five hours and the incident drew to a successful close just before 9 p.m. as the male surrendered to the officers on scene without incident.”

A 39-year-old North Battleford male has been charged with a number of firearms and other offences as a result of the incident.

WILKIE SK RCMP REPORTS for March 17 to 23, 2015

RCMP received a report of a traveller not arriving at her destination when she was expected. Complainant called back to report the traveller had arrived safely.

Member located an abandoned vehicle on Highway 14 near Wilkie, Saskatchewan. The vehicle was towed as it was a traffic hazard.

RCMP are investigating a fraud complaint.

Police issued a three-day driving suspension to an individual when he blew a warning while providing a breath sample.

There was a complaint of criminal harassment. This matter is still under investigation.

Members received a request to remove a deer from the highway that had been hit by a vehicle and was a traffic hazard.

RCMP received a complaint of youth throwing debris on the train tracks near Reford. The youth were gone on arrival.

Police received a complaint of two hitchhikers on Highway 29 north of Wilkie. Members located the two youth and noted they were both intoxicated and one of the youth was in possession of a weapon. One youth was charged with failing to comply as he was on probation.

CN Police reported a gate knocked off at a railway crossing in Unity. There are no suspects at this time.

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.

This week’s paper

First, a reminder that the April 6 issue of the Unity Wilkie Press-Herald will not be available until Tuesday, April 7, due to the Easter weekend holiday. The Press-Herald staff, however, will be available Monday, April 6, as usual.

With local teams and athletes dominating at provincial competitions, look for some sports success stories! Along with those, you can expect to find:

  • an introduction to one of the adjudicators at the upcoming Unity Music Festival;
  • a special update on the RCMP’s continuing investigation into the vehicle thefts of last November;
  • a report on the presentation of Treaty Six documents to the Wilkie schools; and
  • photos from Unity and Wilkie Easter egg hunts.

HAPPY EASTER TO EVERYONE and hope you all find some treats to enjoy!

Easter fun