Monthly Archives: September 2015

SGI says “Slow down!”

Slow down, Saskatchewan!

More than 5,200 speeding tickets were issued in August.  Although commercial vehicle safety was the traffic focus in August, speeders were over-represented, again.

Saskatchewan police issued 6,371* tickets last month. Of those, 5,232 were for speeding and 105 related to commercial vehicle safety, including tickets for exceeding weight and/or height, operating a vehicle with unsecured loads, and failing to maintain daily log books.

Police around the province also reported the following traffic offences in August:

  • 475 tickets for no or inappropriate seatbelt or child car seat
  • 260 tickets for failing to stop at a red light or stop sign
  • 243 impaired driving-related charges
  • 56 tickets for driving while using a cellphone

When you add speed to the equation of already risky driving behaviour like running stop signs, driving impaired or while using a cellphone, or not wearing a seatbelt, the consequences can be even more catastrophic.

As speed increases on the road, damages could increase off the road. You will crash harder, roll faster and further, and receive more injuries. By reducing your speed, you give yourself more ways to find an alternative course of action and more time to react in order to avoid a potential collision. Even driving 10 km/h slower can make the difference between a close call and a fatal collision.

Learn more about commercial vehicle safety and speeding, or get more information about the Road Safety Challenge at www.sgi.sk.ca. Follow SGI on Facebook or Twitter for tips on how #wecandrivebetter.

* Includes all traffic safety focus results for August submitted by police as of September 21, 2015.

Next week’s paper

Fall is here and September is almost over. Next week will be September’s last issue of the Unity Wilkie Press-Herald. Check it out for:

  • the print version of the thieves caught in Wilkie, thanks for residents’ help;
  • photos from Bethany and the museum;
  • McLurg volleyball news; and
  • results from the Candace Heitt Memorial Run in Unity.

You will also find the regular RCMP report, the latest news on federal election candidates and an interesting article on retirement myths.

One arena, four volleyball courts and 16 teams in Wilkie – seniors September 11 and 12 and juniors September 19 and 20:McLurg volleyball tournament - seniors

 

RCMP Reports for September 1 to 7

WILKIE SK RCMP REPORTS for September 1 to 7, 2015

RCMP received a report of a fire at the grain elevator in Landis, Saskatchewan. Elevator staff extinguished the fire.

Police received a complaint of vehicles passing a school bus while the lights were activated by a rural residence. This matter is still under investigation.

Members spoke with an individual regarding a peace bond.

RCMP received a complaint of an impaired driver. Member located the subject of complaint who was not intoxicated.

An 81-year-old Wilkie male was charged with impaired operation of a motor vehicle and failure of approved screening device when he failed to provide a breath sample at the request of the RCMP during a traffic stop.

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.

RCMP Reports for August 25 to 31

WILKIE SK RCMP REPORTS for August 25 to 31, 2015

RCMP received a report of a possible electrical fire at a residence. Non-criminal.

There was a complaint of fraud. Information was sent to the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre.

Police received a complaint of an individual damaging property at a residence. There are no suspects at this time.

A 40-year-old male from Red Pheasant First Nation was charged with impaired operation of a motor vehicle during a traffic stop.

CN Police reported a railway crossing malfunction.

There was also one false alarm.

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

We’re well into September and our calendar page shows it! Along with further details on many of the events listed on our calendar, the September 14th issue of the Unity Wilkie Press-Herald contains introductions and a whole lot more! Learn about:

  • the two new interns at McLurg High School;
  • two new teachers and the new principal at Norman Carter; and
  • what happened at the library this summer and what’s continuing through the fall months.

The RCMP report, advice on saving for your child’s education and a Top 10 on the long-reigning Queen Elizabeth fill out the pages.

Below, two passes caught in the Roughriders’ warmup on Taylor Field before the Labour Day Classic. Like everyone else in the province, Wilkie fans breathed a sigh of relief when the Riders won the game and broke their nine-game losing streak!

Saskatchewan Roughriders

RCMP Report for August 11 to 24

WILKIE SK RCMP REPORTS for August 11 to 24, 2015

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

There was a report of a break and enter at Wilkie Museum. Nothing was stolen. Reported for information purposes.

Police received a complaint of disturbing the peace but the complainant declined to lay charges.

RCMP received a complaint of theft but it was unfounded.

CN Police reported a railway crossing arm malfunction.

Members are investigating a report of identity fraud.

Police received a complaint of assault but the complainant declined to lay charges.

A cellphone was located and turned into Wilkie Detachment.

A member acted as a mediator in a disagreement between family members twice in the past two weeks.

RCMP received a report of farm animals damaging crops. Reported for information purposes.

There was a report of children playing in a construction area. Members patrolled but the children were gone on arrival.

Police received a complaint of an individual ringing a doorbell late at night. Members patrolled but the subject of complaint was gone on arrival.

A 21-year-old Wilkie male was charged with impaired operation of a motor vehicle during a traffic stop.

There was a complaint of fraud. No personal information was given. Members forwarded the information to the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre.

RCMP received a complaint of an aggressive dog tied outside a public building. Members located the owner of the animal and issued a verbal warning.

Members received a request to patrol a neighbourhood for possible intoxicated drivers.

Police issued a 72-hour roadside suspension during a traffic stop.

There was a report of a set of lost keys.

Members issued a 72-hour roadside suspension during a traffic stop. The vehicle driver also received two traffic tickets and the vehicle was impounded for seven days.

RCMP located a firearm in a vehicle during a traffic stop. The vehicle driver did not have a valid possession and acquisition licence so the firearm was seized. No charges were laid. Firearm was later released to a family member with a valid PAL.

A 34-year-old Wilkie female was charged with impaired operation of a motor vehicle by a drug during a traffic stop.

Police received a report of a lost cellphone but it was later located by the cellphone owner.

There was also one traffic complaint and one false alarm.

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.