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RCMP Reports for January 23 to 29

WILKIE SK RCMP REPORTS for January 23 to 29

RCMP received a report of a house fire. Members discovered it was a controlled burn.

Members received a report of an animal on the highway near Landis, Saskatchewan. The animal was deceased and in the ditch. No police action required.

Police spoke to an individual regarding child custody.

RCMP received a complaint of an individual on a residence property but it was unsubstantiated.

Members attended the sudden death of an 82-year-old Wilkie male. The death was not suspicious in nature.

Police conducted a well-being check at the request of a friend.

Members assisted Yorkton RCMP in attempting to locate an individual. It was discovered the individual no longer lives in the Wilkie area.

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

Annual baby issue on newsstands tomorrow

Another special issue of the Unity Wilkie Press-Herald is on its way! The February 9th issue features many cute babies. You don’t want to miss it, find out who has a new little one and/or who are the new or repeat grandparents in town!

Along with the babies, you will find:

  • winners (and scores) of the hunting and fishing awards handed out at the annual wildlife awards and wild game banquets held around the area;
  • a recap of the Wilkie Outlaws’ first SWHL playoff round victories;
  • a request from across the ocean for information on an old brooch which bears the name “WILKIE” and is shaped like a canoe; and
  •  regular features such as the RCMP Reports and Blast from the Past.

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RCMP Reports for January 16 to 22

WILKIE SK RCMP REPORTS for January 16 to 22, 2018

Members spoke with an individual regarding a child custody agreement.

RCMP received a report of an abandoned vehicle. Members contacted the registered owner who agreed to move the vehicle.

Members acted as mediators in a family disagreement on two separate occasions this week.

A 36-year-old female from Landis, Saskatchewan, was charged with assault with a weapon after members received a complaint of assault with a weapon.

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

Wilkie residents in Hawaii receive false missile attack alert

It was not only people living and working in Hawaii who were terrified by a false emergency alert, warning of an imminent missile attack Jan. 13 – being the middle of January, tourists visiting the islands for fun, sun and relaxation also received the alert on their smartphones.

Among those tourists were the Rob and Lorraine Griffiths family of Wilkie. Lorraine said “It’s the scariest thing I’ve ever been through,” adding that not knowing “where to go or what to do, nothing,” made it even worse.

Saturday morning, some family members were still sleeping. Rob, their daughter, son-in-law and a grandson were on the deck, where suddenly all the phones binged or vibrated in unison. Everyone received the same message: “EMERGENCY ALERT: BALLISTIC MISSILE THREAT INBOUND TO HAWAII. SEEK IMMEDIATE SHELTER. THIS IS NOT A DRILL.”

Stunned, the family members looked up from their phones to ask each other, “Did you just get that text message?” The fact that everyone had received it, and all at the same time, simply made it seem all too real, and even more frightening.

In a rented house, there were no hotel or other staff to talk to for directions or guidance. Not knowing where to go, they stayed at the house, “stressed out with panic and fear.”

Lorraine said the stress and fear were compounded by the fact she and Rob had their family with them: their three children, two grandchildren and son-in-law. She was afraid not only for herself and her husband, but also for her children and grandchildren.

“It was a very long 38 minutes,” said Lorraine, before the second message was received. That one read: “There is no missile threat or danger to the State of Hawaii. Repeat. False Alarm.”

Even after they being advised it was a false alarm, everyone was nervous.

The son-in-law went out and spoke to local people at a nearby shop. A couple of them were going to the airport to try to fly out.

The Griffiths family decided they would “also try to get out of there.” Already scheduled to leave late Jan. 15, phone calls were made to see if they could change their flights. Once, Rob was on hold for two hours and 10 minutes. The ticket agent said, “Everyone is trying to do what you’re doing.”

First told it would cost $300 a person to change flights, by the time everyone had been consulted so a group decision could be made, the extra charge had gone up to $785 a person.

“We finally gave up trying to get flights,” said Lorraine. They flew out at 11:58 p.m. Jan. 15, very happy to be heading home. The entire family was “on edge” the last two days of their holiday.

“We’re glad to be back in Canada,” said Lorraine, speaking on behalf of the entire family.

RCMP Reports for January 9 to 15

WILKIE SK RCMP REPORTS for January 9 to 15, 2018

RCMP were called to a single vehicle collision near Landis, Saskatchewan. There were no injuries.

Police received a report of an abandoned burnt vehicle in a rural area near Wilkie.  The vehicle was discovered to be stolen from the Maidstone area.

Members spoke with an individual regarding a child custody order.

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

RCMP Reports for January 2 to 8

WILKIE SK RCMP REPORTS for January 2 to 8, 2018

RCMP received a report of a single vehicle collision east of Wilkie, Saskatchewan. Reported for insurance purposes.

Members received a complaint of an individual going through the contents of a vehicle. This matter is still under investigation.

Police received a report of a hit-and-run causing damage to a vehicle. This matter is still under investigation.

Members spoke to an individual regarding a child custody order.

RCMP received a report of an intoxicated male at a residence. Members located the subject of complaint at his own residence. No charges were laid.

Police are investigating a break-and-enter at a rural residence near Wilkie.

Members received a complaint of trespassing. This matter is still under investigation.

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.

Unity Red Atoms visit the Wilkie Outlaws

The Unity Red Lazers visited the Wilkie Outlaws in an atom division Hi-Way Hockey League game Jan. 14. Unity won the game 4-3.

For Unity and Wilkie minor hockey team photos, and a complete write-up (and more photos) of this Atoms game, check out the January 19th Unity Wilkie Press-Herald. There are also additional photos at unitystories.com.

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RCMP Reports for December 19, 201 to January 1, 2018

WILKIE SK RCMP REPORTS for December 19, 2017 to January 1, 2018

RCMP received a complaint of fail to comply with an undertaking but it was unfounded.

Members spoke to an individual regarding a child custody agreement.

Police received a complaint of an unwanted item left on a residence doorstep. There are no suspects at this time.

There was a complaint of an individual damaging a vehicle. There are no suspects at this time.

RCMP received a complaint of breach of peace. Members arrested two individuals to lodge in cells in North Battleford until sober.  No charges were laid.

There were also three traffic complaints 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

RCMP Reports for December 12 to 18

WILKIE SK RCMP REPORTS for December 12 to 18

RCMP acted as mediators in a dispute regarding a child custody order.

Members assisted Saskatoon Police Services with an investigation into an assault complaint.

There were also four traffic complaints and three false alarms.

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 December 5 to 11

WILKIE SK RCMP REPORTS for December 5 to 11, 2017

CN Police reported a railway crossing malfunction near Reford, Saskatchewan. Reported for information purposes.

CN Police reported a railway crossing malfunction at Scott, Sask. Reported for information purposes.

Members attended the sudden death of a 68 year old male from Landis SK. The death was not suspicious in nature.

CN Police reported a railway crossing malfunction at Landis. Reported for information purposes.

RCMP are investigating a break and enter into a residence.

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