Monthly Archives: March 2016

RCMP Reports for March 8 to 14

WILKIE SK RCMP REPORTS for March 8 to 14, 2016

RCMP acted as mediators in a neighbour dispute.

Members assisted a family in a disagreement regarding child custody. This matter is still under investigation.

There was also one bylaw 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.

Local RCMP issue warning about CRA scams

The Unity/Wilkie/ Macklin RCMP Detachment has recently seen an influx of reports of scams from the CRA.

Some recent telephone scams involve threatening taxpayers or using aggressive and forceful language to scare them into paying fictitious debt to the CRA. Victims receive a phone call from a person claiming to work for the CRA and saying that taxes are owed. The caller requests immediate payment by credit card or convinces the victims to purchase a prepaid credit card and to call back immediately with the information. The taxpayer is often threatened with court charges, jail or deportation.

If you get such a call, hang up and report it to the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre.

These types of communication are not from the CRA. When the CRA calls you, it has established procedures in place to make sure your personal information is protected. If you want to confirm the authenticity of a CRA telephone number, call the CRA by using the numbers on its Telephone numbers page. The number for business-related calls is 1-800-959-5525. The number for calls about individual concerns is 1-800-959-8281.

To help you identify possible scams, use the following guidelines:

The CRA:

  • never requests prepaid credit cards;
  • never asks for information about your passport, health card, or driver’s licence;
  • never shares your taxpayer information with another person, unless you have provided the appropriate authorization; and
  • never leaves personal information on your answering machine or asks you to leave a message containing your personal information on an answering machine.

When in doubt, ask yourself the following:

  • Is there a reason that the CRA may be calling? Do I have a tax balance outstanding?
  • Is the requester asking for information I would not include with my tax return?
  • Is the requester asking for information I know the CRA already has on file for me?
  • How did the requester get my email address or telephone number?
  • Am I confident I know who is asking for the information?

The CRA has strong practices to protect the confidentiality of taxpayer information. The confidence and trust that individuals and businesses have in the CRA is a cornerstone of Canada’s tax system. For more information about the security of taxpayer information and other examples of fraudulent communications, go to www.cra.gc.ca/security.

For information on scams or to report deceptive telemarketing contact the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre online at www.antifraudcentre-centreantifraude.ca or toll free at 1-888-495-8501. If you believe you may be the victim of fraud or have given personal or financial information unwittingly, contact the RCMP.

Meanwhile, Madistone RCMP released the following information about a scam in their jurisdiction:

A fraud was reported from Lashburn March 16 where a letter was received from ‘Publishers Clearing House’ stating the victim had won $600,000. Along with the letter a $16,000 cheque was provided. The intention was to have the cheque cashed by the victim and a sum of money sent back to the originator; this cheque would later be returned as fraudulent and the victim would have been out the sum of money. Please beware of these types of Scams and report any similar instances to RCMP and the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre (http://www.antifraudcentre-centreantifraude.ca/index-eng.htm)

 

This week’s paper

here are two “housekeeping” matters to first inform you about.

1) The price of single issues of the Unity Wilkie Press-Herald is going up to $1.25 effective April 4. An annual subscription offers substantial savings. Call the office at 306-228-2267 to order yours!

2) Because the post office is closed today, Easter Monday, the March 28th issue will not be available until tomorrow, Tuesday, March 29.

Be sure to check out that March 28th issue when you get it because it provides you with information on each of the candidates running to represent you at the Legislature in Regina. Both the Kindersley and Cut Knife-Turtleford constituencies are included in the Press-Herald coverage. Along with election news, you will find:

  • smiling faces of local hockey players who have won some championships;
  • a report on the McLurg Science Fair;
  • the Press-Herald’s new freelance reporter makes her presence known with reports and photos from the Ducks Unlimited banquet and the Showcase by Revolution Dance; and
  • a warning from the RCMP on scam artists who pretend to be from the CRA.

Of course, you will also find the latest on the SWHL playoffs, editorial comment and more! Remember, with prices increasing, there’s never a better time to subscribe to your local community newspaper. None of the major media, including television stations, websites and big city newspapers would have done interviews with local candidates running in the provincial election.

Congratulations to the Outlaws on their provincial win – Tuesday they play for the SWHL trophy in the final and deciding game five, at the Unity Community Centre, 8 pm.swhl trophy

 

RCMP Reports for March 1 to 7

WILKIE SK RCMP REPORTS for March 1 to 7, 2016

RCMP received a complaint of a suspicious vehicle. Member made patrols but could not locate the vehicle.

Members charged a 35-year-old Calgary male and a 49-year-old Calgary female with theft over $5,000, mischief over $5,000 and disobeying a court order after receiving a complaint of theft from a residence in Landis,Saskatchewan. The male was also charged with failing to comply with an undertaking.  The Calgary couple were arrested in Manitoba and are being returned to Saskatchewan to deal with these charges.

There was a complaint of a break and enter into a residence but it was unfounded.

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

RCMP received a complaint of snowmobilers driving around the Town of Wilkie. Members patrolled but did not locate the snowmobiles.

Members are investigating a complaint of possession of property obtained by crime.

RCMP charged a 30-year-old Wilkie male with driving while disqualified during a traffic stop.

There was a report of a dog running loose in Landis. Member located the owner of the animal and issued a verbal warning.

There was also one false alarm and 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 February 23 to 29

WILKIE SK RCMP REPORTS for February 16 to 23, 2016

RCMP completed a welfare check on an individual at the request of a family member.

Police received a complaint of a broken house window. Nothing was stolen.  Reported for insurance purposes.

There were also two 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.

Sask Central Victim Services – local board members needed

Sask Central Victim Services – “Helping victims of crime and traumatic events through Support, Information, Referral and Advocacy” – is looking for volunteer board members.

Qualifications

  • Mature and responsible
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to commit to two years
  • Willing to complete a criminal record check
  • Experience working with a Governance Board is an asset
  • Ability to work as a team
  • Community minded
  • Willingness to learn
  • Support board decisions as well as professional staff appointed to serve the organization

If you are interested in becoming a board member, please contact Sask Central Victim Services at:

  • Phone: 306-260-0820
  • Fax: 306-975-1612
  • Email: crystal.chahley@rcmp-grc.gc.ca
  • Regular mail: Box 179, Martensville SK. S0K 2T0.

(Funding provided by the Province of Saskatchewan)

Next week’s paper

28 pages of local information, including ads for specials at area businesses, recognition of local people’s accomplishments, photos of local youth and adults, financial and agricultural advice – what a deal the March 14th issue of the Unity Wilkie Press-Herald is for only $1 at the store and less than 50 cents if you’re a subscriber!

Check it out for all of the above, including:

  • a story on and photos of the karate tournament held as part of Farmers Days in Wilkie;
  • all the details on the Wilkie wrestlers’ – both Gorilla Club and Mclurg High School – medal-winning weekend;
  • finally, a photo of Wilkie’s Citizens of the Year; and
  • Press-Herald ad man, Tim Holtorf shares memories of growing up on a small family farm.

All that, along with the RCMP Report, hockey playoff updates, etc.,  AND next week’s issue is also our annual tribute to the farmers in our community so be sure to check out all the local businesses saluting our agricultural producers!

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RCMP Reports for February 16 to 22

WILKIE SK RCMP REPORTS for February 16 to 22

RCMP received a complaint of theft but it was unfounded.

Members spoke to an individual regarding a custody agreement.

Police received a call of a suspicious vehicle. Police requested the owner have it moved.

Members attended a single vehicle collision at Landis, Sask.,  to assist the vehicle driver in having the vehicle towed.

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.

Tomorrow’s paper

Lots of photos of local youth in next week’s issue of the Unity Wilkie Press-Herald! You don’t want to miss it as along with the photos, you will find:

  • CIBC makes a donation to the rebuilding of the Wilkie Community Centre;
  • Norman Carter kids recognize Pink Day against bullying;
  • a response from Canadian Blood Services regarding removal of blood donor clinics from Unity; and
  • a return of the Faith Matters column!

Some employment ads if you’re looking for work (or a change) and more … Check it out!

RCMP Reports for February 9 to 15

WILKIE Sk RCMP REPORTS for February 9 to 15, 2016

RCMP received several reports of individuals going through the contents of parked vehicles.

Police received a complaint of a hit and run causing damage to a vehicle. Member obtained a statement and photos.  This matter is still under investigation.

Members received a complaint of a break and enter into a residence garage. Nothing was stolen.  This matter is still under investigation.

There was a complaint of graffiti spray painted on a residence garage and shed. This matter is still under investigation.

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

Members are investigating the theft of fuel from a local gas station.

Police received a complaint of fraud. Information sent to the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre.

Members attended a single snowmobile collision south of Wilkie, Saskatchewan. The snowmobile driver suffered minor injuries.  No charges were laid.

There were also four false 911 calls.

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.