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RCMP Reports for August 1 to 7

UNITY SK RCMP REPORTS for August 1 to 7, 2017

RCMP attended the sudden death of a 65-year-old male in Landis, Saskatchewan. The death was not suspicious in nature.

Police received a Mental Health Act complaint. Members transported the subject of complaint to Battlefords Union Hospital for assessment.

CN Police reported a grass fire near Senlac SK. Reported for information purposes. Members did not attend.

CN Police reported three railway crossing malfunctions this week. Reported for information purposes.

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

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

Police attended a single vehicle rollover near Denzil, Sask. The vehicle driver was air lifted to Saskatoon Royal University Hospital by STARS Air Ambulance. This matter is still under investigation. Macklin Fire also attended the early morning scene south of Denzil August  6.

Members received a complaint of a male intoxicated in public. The subject of complaint was transported to North Battleford to remain in cells until sober. No charges were laid.

RCMP received a report of a vehicle collision with an owl. The complainant contacted Saskatchewan Environment and Resource Management to euthanize the injured animal. Members did not attend.

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.

Next week’s paper

You can expect a great variety of news in next week’s Unity Wilkie Press-Herald. Whether you enjoy reading about local activities, profiles of individuals in our communities, the police news, who’s winning what trophies or unusual fundraising methods, next week’s newspaper has it all. And of course you can check out the ads to find out the dates and locations of upcoming meetings and events.

Here’s a short (and incomplete) list of what you will find in the first September 2014 issue:

  • Why was the Unity SK rink rocking with cheering and laughter last Saturday? Find out – pictures and article!
  • As more and more locals take part … a story on the ALS ice bucket challenge.
  • The regular RCMP report as well as requests for assistance for finding those responsible for specific incidents.
  • Photos from the demolition of the Landis elevator.
  • And much more!

For those who went to take part in the festivities at the rink last Saturday, these cheerful balloons greeted them as they entered onto the floor of arena.


RCMP seeking information regarding three separate incidents

The Unity/Wilkie/Macklin RCMP are requesting the public’s assistance with two ongoing investigations.

The most recent incident was a theft of tools which occurred some time overnight Friday, Aug. 22 to Saturday, Aug. 23 at Landis, Saskatchewan.

The suspect(s) entered a vehicle parked at a farm lot adjacent to the Grid Road 656 in Landis and stole over $5,000 worth of tools, including 10 battery powered and electric impact drivers, a blue 1500 watt generator, a black 3000 watt generator and a black battery charger/ engine booster, among other items. The majority of the tools were Dewalt, Makita or Mastercraft brand.

Earlier this month, specifically Monday, August 18, at around 3 a.m., a lone suspect gained access into a convenience store in Macklin, Saskatchewan, breaking the main entrance’s glass door using a crowbar. The suspect stole over 1,000 packs of cigarettes worth approximately $12,000.

This suspect is described as a heavier set male who was wearing grey sweatpants, a black or dark coloured sweater, a camouflage hat and white gloves. The suspect was driving what appeared to be a mid-2000s white four-door pickup truck.

If you have any information about either of these crimes or any other crimes being committed in the Unity/Wilkie/Macklin areas, you 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 at 1-800-222-8477, 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

Immediately to the north of Unity, Saskatchewan, Cut Knife RCMP are also seeking public assistance, with the investigation of a mischief. The incident occurred between Saturday, Aug. and Wednesday, Aug. 13, at the Clayton McLain Memorial  Museum campground in Cut Knife where unknown suspect(s) displaced a railway push cart and overturned a dumpster.

If you have any information about this crime, please contact Cut Knife RCMP at 306-398-3500, submit a Crime Stoppers tip online or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

Latest report on crop progress

With the flooding in southeast Saskatchewan, we thought it might be a good time to update readers on the latest crop report. The following is from the report for July 1 to 10, 2014

Province of Saskatchewan

Warm weather in much of the province has helped with crop development and haying.  Livestock producers now have six per cent of the hay crop cut and one per cent baled or put into silage, according to Saskatchewan Agriculture’s weekly Crop Report.

Many producers on the east side of the province continue to deal with localized flooding and saturated fields.  Although weather conditions have improved, many crops in these regions have been significantly affected by the excess moisture.  Early estimates suggest that between two million to three million acres have been flooded and are unlikely to produce a crop.

Topsoil moisture conditions are improving for many areas.  Across the province, topsoil moisture on cropland is rated as 34 per cent surplus, 64 per cent adequate and two per cent short.  Hay land and pasture topsoil moisture is rated as 25 per cent surplus, 71 per cent adequate, three per cent short and one per cent very short.

The majority of fall cereals are in the shotblade to dough stages of crop development, while most spring cereals are in the tillering to shotblade stages.  The majority of pulse crops are in the vegetative to flowering stages and flax crops are mostly in the seedling to flowering crop stages.  Most canola and mustard crops are in the seedling to flowering stages of development.

Crop damage this week is attributed to excess moisture, localized flooding, hail, wind and insects such as the cabbage seedpod weevil.  Root rots and leaf spot diseases have also caused some damage.  There is adequate water available for livestock, and pasture conditions are rated as 27 per cent excellent, 62 per cent good, 10 per cent fair and one per cent poor.

Farmers are busy controlling pests and haying.

West Central Saskatchewan

Six per cent of the hay crop has been cut and less than one per cent has been baled or put into silage. Hay quality is rated as 89 per cent good and 11 per cent fair; yields are not expected to be as high as normal in many areas. Crop reporters rate pasture conditions as 44 per cent excellent, 49 per cent good and seven per cent fair. Livestock producers report having adequate water supplies for their animals.

Rainfall in the region ranged from small amounts to 35 mm in the Landis area. The Sonningdale area continues to lead the region in total rainfall, having received 287 mm of rain since April 1. Topsoil moisture on cropland is rated as five per cent surplus, 94 per cent adequate and one per cent short. Hay land and pasture topsoil moisture is rated as three per cent surplus, 90 per cent adequate and seven per cent short.

Localized flooding, wind, insects and diseases such as root rots are causing the majority of damage this week. Spraying continues and many producers are now spraying fungicides in some fields. A storm went through the area bringing baseball-sized hail and high winds. There are reports of several tornadoes touching down and damaging fields and yards.

Farmers are busy haying, controlling pests and hauling grain.


RCMP Report for Unity SK, April 29 to May 5, 2014

UNITY SK REPORTS, April 29 to May 5, 2014

Police received a complaint of fraud by email.

Members assisted other RCMP detachments and police services by serving two subpoenas to individuals in the area and taking fingerprints of an individual.

RCMP attended several grass fires in the Unity area that were believed to be started by trains.

There was a report of an abandoned vehicle east of Unity. The registered owner was located and asked to have it towed.

Police received a report of two sheds burning down at a rural residence. The cause of the fire is undetermined.

RCMP are investigating the report of a male fraudulently offering the sale of trees to rural residents.

Police attended a collision between a semi and a train by Landis. The driver of the semi had no injuries and was charged with failing to obey a stop signal at a railway crossing. See the May 12 issue of the Unity Wilke Press-Herald for photos and additional details.

RCMP are investigating a report of an individual failing to comply with his undertaking conditions.

Police issued a liquor ticket to a 23-year-old Unity male after he was causing a disturbance in public and fled from the scene on foot.

There was a report of threatening text messages. This matter is still under investigation.

RCMP are investigating a fire that was set on the road in front of a residence in Unity.

There was also one traffic complaint and one false alarm.

Jason Lee Morgan, wanted for fraudUnity RCMP arrested Jason Lee Morgan, age 38 of the Kerrobert District, after he was caught by some Unity area residents who accused him of defrauding them by taking money to plant trees and not doing so. The Unity area residents used farm implements to prevent MORGAN from leaving their yard and called the RCMP. Morgan was wanted by the RCMP in Kerrobert for fraud under $5,000 and had warrants for his arrest from Watrous RCMP for break and enter, theft of a motor vehicle, and obtaining food and lodgings fraudulently. Morgan is also facing criminal charges in Alberta. Unity RCMP are investigating Morgan’s business dealings in and around the Unity area and encourage anyone who may have provided him with money to contact the RCMP and provide details of the dealings to them. Please see the accompanying photograph of Morgan.

Sgt. Rusk explains Landis school closure

In a press conference held late in the morning of September 25, the day there was a “substantial” trail derailment just west of Landis, Saskatchewan, detachment commander of the Unity/Wilkie/Macklin RCMP, Sgt. Grant Rusk explained why Landis School was closed for the day.


For more information and photos of the derailment, see the Sept. 30 issue of the Unity-Wilkie Press-Herald.