Monthly Archives: July 2015

RCMP Report for June 30 to July 13

WILKIE SK RCMP REPORTS for June 30 to July 13, 2015

RCMP received a report of a small child left at the Wilkie Co-op service station. The parents returned to retrieve the child who had gotten out of the vehicle while it was being re-fueled.

Members assisted an individual suffering with mental health issues by locating the facility where she was staying.

A truck was stolen from a rural farmyard south of Wilkie, Saskatchewan. This matter is still under investigation.

Police received a report of gunshots in Wilkie but it was unfounded.

RCMP received a complaint of theft but it was unfounded.

There was a complaint of an individual entering a locked compound. This matter is still under investigation, and charges are pending.

A youth was charged with failing to comply with a probation order when members discovered he was not at his approved residence at curfew.

Members acted as mediators between a couple having a disagreement.

Wilkie RCMP assisted North Battleford Probation Office by locating and charging a 47-year-old Wilkie female with two counts of failing to comply with a probation order as she did not participate in programming she was required to complete.

Police issued a 30-day roadside suspension and a traffic ticket to an individual during a traffic stop after she performed poorly when members asked her to complete a field sobriety test.

Members issued two 72-hour roadside suspensions to individuals who blew a warning while providing a breath sample in separate incidents during the past two weeks.

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

There was a complaint of assault but the complainant declined to lay charges.

A 34-year-old Wilkie male was charged with possession of cannabis marihuana when members located the drug in the vehicle during a traffic stop.

Members acted as mediators during a family dispute.

There were also two false alarms and four traffic complaints.

Persons with information about crimes being committed 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 at1-800-222-8477, 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.

 

RCMP Reports for June 23 to 29

WILKIE SK RCMP REPORTS for June 23 to 29, 2015

RCMP received a report of a possible impaired driver. Members patrolled but the vehicle was gone on arrival.

CN Police reported a small fire on train track near Landis, Saskatchewan. No fire department or police presence required. Reported for information purposes.

There was a complaint of an individual going through a vehicle without permission while it was on the complainant’s property. Reported for information purposes. Complainant declined to lay charges.

Members received a request from Central Interior Traffic Services to serve papers to an individual. The individual no longer resides in the Wilkie area.

Police received a complaint of assault. As the incident involves youth, members requested that the subjects of complaint participate in a diversionary program.

RCMP received a report of cut fences at a rural residence in the RM of Buffalo. Nothing was stolen, and no animals escaped the pasture. The owner advises he heard a vehicle near his yard at approximately 6 a.m. that morning.

There was a report of an individual gaining access to the outbuildings at a rural residence. Nothing was stolen.  Reported for information purposes.

Members executed a warrant for Saskatoon Police Services to an individual during a traffic stop.

Police received a report of a male parked by the side of the road lying in the vehicle. Members attended to see if the individual needed medical assistance. The individual was fine and was picked up by a family member.

Members received a report of a possible intoxicated driver. Patrols were made but the vehicle could not be located.

There was also one false alarm.

Unity RCMP attended to a community awareness meeting held in the RM of Buffalo June 25 to discuss the recent bout of thefts occurring in that rural community. Discussed at that meeting was means of owners protecting personal property, target-hardening the community and the possible set-up of a community maintained rural neighbourhood watch and phone notification system.

Persons with information about crimes being committed 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 at1-800-222-8477, 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

Be sure to check out page 2 of the July 27th Unity Wilkie Press-Herald for some reading suggestions for the upcoming long weekend. In next week’s paper, you will also find:

  • an update on the Brewers’ season, including comments from coach Trent Cey;
  • a report on Unity ball teams, including Wilkie players, hosting provincials;
  • an introduction to the new executive director at Prairie Branches; and
  • news that the Outlaws history book will be ready next week!

Book cover - 100 Years of Outlaw Terror

RCMP Reports for June 16 to 22

WILKIE SK RCMP REPORTS for June 16 to 22, 2015

A 28-year-old Saskatoon male was charged with driving while disqualified following a traffic stop on Highway 29. The male had been driving at 150km/hr north of Wilkie, Saskatchewan. The man was also charged with obstructing a peace officer when he lied about his identity as he was aware there were warrants out for his arrest on other criminal charges. The vehicle the male was driving was seized for 30 days under The Saskatchewan Traffic Safety Act.

RCMP received a report of youth hanging around the Wilkie Laundromat. Members spoke to the subjects of complaint and requested they find another place to congregate.

During the early morning hours of June 18, a shop alarm was activated during the night but wasn’t reported to police until the following morning. Nothing was stolen but the shop, located in the RM of Buffalo, was entered by the suspects. This matter is still under investigation and is believed to be linked to other reported thefts and break-ins from that night.

Also in the early morning hours of June 18, a quad was stolen from a rural farmyard in the RM of Reford and was later located rolled in a ditch east of Wilkie. The suspects also attempted to steal fuel from the same farmyard. This matter is still under investigation.

Also in the early morning hours of June 18, a grey 2009 F150 truck and a green 400cc Yamaha Kodiak quad were stolen from a farmyard north of Wilkie in the RM of Buffalo. The truck was recovered burnt on Red Pheasant Cree Nation June 21. These matters are still under investigation.

Also during this period police received a complaint of a 2005 blue Chev truck stolen from a garage in Wilkie. It was later located burned in a field adjacent to where the 2009 grey F150 and quad were stolen from. This matter is still under investigation.

RCMP received a complaint of an attempted break and enter into a garage in Wilkie. The suspects were unsuccessful and nothing was stolen. This matter is still under investigation.

There was a complaint of theft from a motor vehicle. This matter is still under investigation.

Members are investigating another theft from a motor vehicle from a break and enter into a garage in the west side or Wilkie. Beverages were also taken from the refrigerator. This matter is still under investigation.

RCMP received a complaint of a break and enter into a residence garage on the west side of Wilkie. Several tools were stolen. This matter is still under investigation.

There was another complaint of theft from a motor vehicle on the west side of Wilkie. This matter is still under investigation.

RCMP received a complaint June 21 of a stolen 2010 white GMC Sierra 1500 truck and red 2011 Can-Am side-by-side from a rural residence in the RM of Buffalo. The truck was recovered with front end damages on Red Pheasant Cree Nation later that date. The Can-Am side-by-side was recovered burnt on the Red Pheasant road. These matters are still under investigation.

Also on June 21,  RCMP received a report of two quads stolen from a locked shed in a farmyard on the Cloan Road in the RM of Buffalo. This matter is still under investigation.

Police received a report of a single vehicle rollover on Highway 14 south of Wilkie. There were no injuries. The vehicle driver was issued two traffic tickets.

Police received a report of a residence receiving a call from their own phone number. Residents are asked not to respond to this type of phone call.

Members arrested a 49-year-old Wilkie male for failing to comply with conditions of an undertaking when he was located in a drinking establishment when he was on conditions to not enter a business where the main purpose is the sale of alcohol.

A 22-year-old Wilkie male was charged with failing to comply with conditions of an undertaking when he was located intoxicated in a drinking establishment when he was on conditions not to consume alcohol.

There was a report of a suspicious individual attempting to gain access to a residence in Wilkie. This matter is still under investigation.

There were also three traffic complaints.

Persons with information about crimes being committed 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 at1-800-222-8477, 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.

The paper next week

Wilkie, Saskatchewan hosts the RCMP Musical Ride! Read all about it and check out some more photos in the July 20th issue of the Unity Wilkie Press-Herald! In Monday’s paper, you will also find:

  • two stories on the latest research being done at Scott Research Farm;
  • the story of Gwenevere, Luseland’s whooping crane, in pictures and words;
  • tips on keeping kids’ reading skills sharp over the summer holidays; and
  • player stats in the NSRBL.

Then there is the RCMP Report and news of a big hockey event coming to Unity in November! Check it out!

Of course our local balloon man was featured among the kids’ activities set up to entertain families and children before the main event of the RCMP Musical Ride Tuesday. Below, a boy was spotted with this amazing creation!

Balloon Man creations!

Outlaws celebrating 100 years with homecoming, history book

One hundred years of hockey history, 100 years of wins and losses and 100 years of stories about events on and off the ice will be shared and celebrated in Wilkie July 31 and Aug. 1 and 2. All current and former players, executive, officials, opponents and fans are welcome. Please see the advertisement and registration form in the June 15th, July 6th and July 13th issues of the Press-Herald or call 306-843-7898 for more information. You have until July 15th to register for the Aug. 1st banquet.

A reprint of the book, 70 Years of Outlaw Terror, together with new material detailing the next (last) 30 years and additional photos, is also in the making. The book will be available at the reunion and from organizing committee members.

When Craig Beauchemin reported on the Wilkie Outlaws’ Sask West Hockey League 2015 league title win in the April 2nd Regional Optimist, he ended by saying “Combining playoffs and regular season, the Outlaws had a phenomenal record of 22-3-1 during 2014-15.”

after the win

Sticks, helmets and gloves abandoned after a championship win.

The Outlaws, 100 years earlier in 1915-16, finished their first season with an 11-2 win-loss record.

The 2015 “phenomenal” stat referred to by Beauchemin didn’t include the Outlaws’ wins on route to a second straight provincial senior C title – eight wins and not one loss, giving the 2014-15 team a total win-loss record of 30-3-1.

The league championship was the Outlaws’ third straight, the first two coming in the North Saskatchewan River Hockey League in 2013 and 2014. The provincial win was the Outlaws’ second in as many years.

The Outlaws started as an all-star team selected from Wilkie hockey players midway through the winter of 1915-1916. The history book, 70 Years of Outlaw Terror, explains where the name came from: “By late January this team was known in Wilkie as ‘Well’s Outlaws,’ having derived the name from the manner in which Mr. Wells pulled the team of youngsters together, practised them out of town and then challenged the (official) Wilkie team.”

It appears the first provincial competition for the Outlaws took place in 1924. The book reports, “Because of their outstanding play, the Outlaws have been ordered by the President of the Saskatchewan Amateur Hockey Association to play off a home and home series with Delisle” as a semifinal for the Northern Intermediate Championship.

Wilkie Outlaws

1923-24 Wilkie Outlaws

It is not recorded who won the series, although complaints about officiating would imply the Outlaws were not the victors. The hockey, however, was excellent. “A packed house in the Wilkie arena for the first game witnessed end to end rushes, superior goal tending and exceptional play by E. Edmundson,” who scored a hat trick.

Although similar complaints about officiating were made the following year, the Wilkie Outlaws did claim the Northern SAHA championship, beating first Delisle and then Melfort.

Percy Thorpe remembered a game in Wilkie, where the referee was brought in from Saskatoon. “The referee definitely favored Delisle… Wilkie lost and the referee was lucky to escape without much injury; as it was, Grandma Muxlow, close to 80 years old, who drove in 16 or 17 miles in an open sleigh with other Narrow Lake fans, hit him over the head with her cane as he left the ice after the third period.”

In 1946, it was reported, “a home and home series with Unity caused quite a stir and was talked about for some time. The first game in Wilkie was a wide open affair with excitement at a high pitch all the way through. Feelings were high too, and in the second period the Unity goalie and the Wilkie and Unity players staged a melee that was reported as a highlight of the game. The return game staged at Unity from all the talk on coffee row and the street corner chatter must have been a humdinger. In the third period a free for all was indulged in with officials, players and others right in the thick of things. The game stopped at this point with the score 3 to 2 for Wilkie and remained unfinished. Local fans and players, of course, state it was ‘all Unity’s fault’, and we have no doubt that Unity fans and players will state ‘it was all Wilkie’s fault’, so there you have it.”

Wilkie Outlaws

1946-47 Wilkie Outlaws

Although there were years where the fortunes of the Outlaws waned, there are also many noteworthy years.

The 1983-84 edition of the Wilkie Outlaws had an 18-game winning streak. They won both the Wild Goose championship and, then for the second year in a row, the senior men’s provincial B championship. This team was inducted into the North Battleford Sports Hall of Fame in 1994.

In the 13 years from 1980 to 1992, the Outlaws won provincials an amazing nine times, a record as yet unmatched by any other Saskatchewan senior men’s team in any division.

Next week’s paper

Come Monday and the July 13th issue of the Unity Wilkie Press-Herald and we will be almost halfway through July already! Get out when you can and enjoy the summer!

The pages of next week’s paper will tell you:

  • what local farmers are saying about this year’s hay crop;
  • about the last Brewers/Cardinals game of the regular NSRBL season; and
  • how much Heartland Health Region plans to spend on capital this year, buying new and replacing old equipment of various types throughout the region..

And don’t forget to check out the ads (two of Unity’s Main Street businesses have specials on this month and the Scott Field Day is coming up!).

Below, pitcher for the Brewers, Rob Cey in a game against the Unity Cardinals, July 6.

Rob Cey

RCMP Reports for June 9 to 15

WILKIE SK RCMP REPORTS for June 9 to 15, 2015

An individual received a phone call that stated he was selected for a deal and the person calling him wanted his credit card number and banking information. No personal information was given. Residents are urged not to respond to this type of phone call.

In the morning hours of June 12, police received a complaint of a quad stolen from a rural residence in the RM of Buffalo, Saskatchewan. It was located by the owner who had jumped in his truck when he heard his quad being stolen from his yard. The owner interrupted a young native male in the act of loading it into the back of a pickup truck. The youths fled in a white truck of unknown make or model. The quad was left in the ditch near the residence where it was stolen from. When the suspects fled, a pressure washer stolen from a rural residence in the RM of Battle River fell out of the back of the pickup truck. This matter is still under investigation.

There was a two-vehicle collision on Highway 14 near Wilkie, SK. There were no injuries.

A utility trailer was flipped over while it was being stored in a back alley. This matter is still under investigation.

There was also one false alarm.

This week’s paper

School is done, the Grade 12 have graduated and summer is here. Stay up to date with local happenings by checking out this week’s Unity Wilkie Press-Herald for:

  • who won what scholarships at McLurg graduation ceremonies;
  • police suggestions on preventing thefts;
  • a report on the closing of the Landis co-op food store; and
  • a NSRBL report and photo.

The police report, editorial page and advice on choosing children’s lifejackets help fill out the pages.

Sometimes the runner is faster than the ball! Somehow Unity Cardinal Dan Feser managed to score on this play, despite being boxed in between Brewer catcher TJ Hoogsteen and third baseman Mitch Nielsen, in a June 25th game at Wilkie.

Cardinals @ Brewers