WILKIE SK RCMP REPORTS for July 14 to 20
RCMP received a complaint of individuals loitering behind a business. The complainant was concerned they were attempting to steal equipment. Members attended and searched the property and area but could not locate any suspects. Nothing was stolen.
Police received a complaint of a stolen truck. Shortly after the truck owners’ neighbour, who was helping look for the truck, located the stolen truck and attempted to follow it north in the rural area. The thieves abandoned one vehicle in the ditch and then used the stolen vehicle to back into the neighbour’’ vehicle that was attempting to follow them. The stolen truck was later located rolled in the ditch south of Cando, SK, on Highway 4. This matter is still under investigation.
RCMP received a complaint of a break and enter at Wilkie Swimming Pool. Jakob Martens of Wilkie, 18 years old, was charged with breaking, entering and committing as well as two counts of failing to comply with an undertaking to a police officer. Rilley Bjerkness of North Battleford, 19 years old, was charged with breaking, entering and committing and possession of property obtained by crime as well as with breaching his probation order. A 15-year-old Wilkie male was also charged with breaking, entering and committing, possession or property obtained by crime, and two counts of failing to comply with a recognizance. The youth can’t be named because of his age, and was released to the 24 hour/day custody of his parents.
There was a report of a suspicious vehicle near Scott, Saskatchewan. Reported for information purposes. Members patrolled but could not locate the vehicle.
RCMP received a complaint of break and enter into a residence garage. Following the execution of two separate search warrants, the RCMP have cleared the matter by charges. Jakob Martens was charged with breaking and entering with intent, mischief, and disguised with intent to commit offence. Rilley Bjerkness was charged with breaking, entering and committing, mischief, disguised with intent to commit offence and two counts of fail to comply with probation order. A 15-year-old Wilkie male was also charged with breaking, entering and committing, mischief, disguised with intent to commit offence and failure to comply. All three individuals have appeared before a provincial court judge on these matters and have been released on conditions for court at a future date.
There was a railway crossing malfunction near Landis.
Police received a complaint of theft from a business. A 37-year-old North Battleford female was arrested for theft over $5,000. At the time of her arrest, RCMP members located a quantity of cocaine in her purse. The investigation is ongoing and once charges are sworn all charges and her identity will be made public.
There was a complaint of an unwanted person in a residence. Members advised the homeowner he could remove the person himself as he had invited him over.
Jakob Martens was located in a resident that he was on conditions not to attend. He was charged with failing to comply with an undertaking. Dezirae Falcon of Wilkie, 21 years old, was charged with obstructing a peace officer when she lied about Marten’s location.
RCMP received a report of a suspicious person near a residence. Member located subject of complaint who had just stopped in the area to park in the shade. No charges.
There was also one traffic complaint.
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.