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RCMP Reports for June 13 to 19

UNITY SK RCMP REPORTS for June 13 to 19, 2017

Unity RCMP assisted Emergency Medical Services with a patient.

There were two reports of vehicles that collided with deer.  There were no injuries in either incident.

Police received a Mental Health Act complaint.  The subject of complaint was transported to Unity Health Centre for assessment.

Members received a complaint of an individual damaging a tree.  The complainant declined to lay charges.

Unity RCMP are investigating a report of a damaged residence fence.

Police attended a two vehicle collision on Highway 14 near the Scott turnoff.  The driver of one vehicle was transported to Wilkie Health Centre and then to Saskatoon Royal University Hospital by STARS Air Ambulance.  The driver of the other vehicle was not injured.  No charges were laid.

Members received a Mental Health Act complaint.  Members spoke to the subject of complaint who was fine.

RCMP are investigating a report of damage to a residence.

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.

The paper next week

As the rundown to hockey playoffs ramps up and Minor Hockey Week is observed in Canada, the January 12th Unity Wilkie Press-Herald features its annual salute to Minor Hockey. Team photos of the minor hockey teams in both Unity SK and Wilkie SK, along with a mid-season report on standings for the Unity Lazer teams and the Luseland Mallards are featured, along with the history of Ceys playing hockey in Wilkie.

But that is not all! Oh no, that is not all! You can also read about:

  • the thoughts of former hockey referee Fred Winterhalt as he retires from officiating;
  • an opinion on nursing home care, contrasting personal experience with recent negative reports in mainstream Saskatchewan media;
  • the science of fog and hoar frost.

Below, referee Fred Winterhalt talks to the timekeeper and statistician during a Midget A game between the Unity Lazers and the Macklin Mohawks, December 7, 2014 – the last game of his officiating career.

Referee Fred Winterhal




Unity RCMP investigate auto thefts – update

(Press release issued by Unity SK RCMP December 30, 2014. Photos also provided by RCMP. See the January 12, 2015 edition of the Unity Wilkie Press-Herald for additional photos and the print version of this story.)
auto thefts in West Central Saskatchewan

The Unity SK RCMP Detachment began a series of auto theft investigations November 24, 2014, after a Denzil area man discovered a number of vehicles in his yard and some unknown males on his property looking in outbuildings. The man confronted the males and, as they were leaving the property, he was struck by one of the vehicles.

Unity RCMP located the vehicles in the Evesham district minutes later and the subjects fled. It was learned the vehicles headed through Unity where a 2014 Chevrolet “Duck Commander” edition truck was stolen, but not reported until morning. The trucks were located minutes later enroute to Red Pheasant Cree Nation where the stolen vehicles fled the responding Battlefords RCMP members. One of the trucks stolen that night, a black Dodge 4×4 was abandoned by the subjects who fled the vehicle.

Stolen from Unity SK, found on Red Pheasant Cree Nation, charges pending

Since that time, Unity RCMP has been assisting Battlefords RCMP in the investigation of the auto thefts. Members of the Unity/Wilkie/Macklin RCMP have made patrols of the Red Pheasant Cree Nation and have recovered numerous vehicles that were reported stolen from: Maidstone, Biggar, Unity, Provost Alberta, North Battleford and Cut Knife, as well as a finding a stolen snowmobile and trailer from the Battlefords.

RCMP search turns up stolen vehicles and this snowmobile.

The Unity RCMP have used snowmobiles to locate many of the vehicles that have been recovered in varying condition from the secluded areas of Red Pheasant Cree Nations.

searching for stolen vehicles

Efforts are being made to recover those vehicles with salvage value higher than the cost of recovery. As the pictures show, many of the vehicles have been stripped of their wheels, and various drive-line parts which it is believed have been sold by the thieves.

stripped!Found by RCMP

The RCMP have made some arrests in relation to the possession of some of the stolen vehicles, but the matter remains under investigation at this time. Several of the subjects involved in the thefts have been determined to be young offenders, and their names will not be published due to this fact.

During this time there have been other thefts in the community as a 2015 Chevrolet Silverado and a 2006 Chevrolet Malibu were stolen from the Macklin area and used in a number of mischiefs before being burnt near Macklin and Provost respectively.

vehicle theft investigationsInvestigation and the assistance of witnesses in the area have resulted in the formal charges of three males from Macklin. Charged in relation to the thefts are Mitch Mitchell, Quinton Banfield and Brandon Gette. Mitchell was held in for court December 29, 2014 in North Battleford, Gette and Banfield are to be in court in Unity later this month.

The Unity RCMP would like to remind vehicle owners not to leave valuables in their vehicles, especially firearms, and to lock their doors and remove their keys, even when the vehicle is parked inside.

Persons with information about crimes being committed in the Unity/Wilkie/Macklin areas 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.

Additional photos from RCMP files regarding these investigations:

Recovered Stolen vehicle from November 24thGrey GMC(compressed)_Page_1Blue Ford F350_Page_3stolen vehicle found by Unity RCMP

Thefts from Macklin to Wilkie — trucks, fuel and more stolen

After two weeks of thefts in the Unity, Macklin and Wilkie area, the RCMP are asking the public to immediately take the following steps to reduce their risk of loss of property:

  • Remove keys from vehicles when not driving them, even when parked in a garage or shop.
  • Lock the doors on vehicles and do not leave valuables inside.
  • Do not leave firearms unattended in vehicles.
  • Should they observe suspicious persons/ vehicles on their property to call 911 and not confront the persons.

If you have information about any of the crimes described below or any other crime, please contact the Unity/Wilkie/Macklin RCMP at 306-228-6300 or you may call Saskatchewan Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), through SaskTel at *8477, or submit a tip online at www.saskcrimestoppers.com.

November 19 RCMP media release

The Unity/Wilkie/Macklin RCMP are seeking assistance from the public in solving a series of thefts in the area between Nov. 17 and 19.

On Nov. 17, between 4 a.m. and 5:30 a.m., a series of farmyards were entered north of Macklin, Saskatchewan, near Highway 17. Fuel and other items were stolen from unlocked outbuildings and vehicles and a Chevrolet pickup truck was stolen and later recovered rolled in a ditch east of Wilkie.

On Nov. 19, during the early morning hours, at least two suspects entered a farmyard just north of Wilkie, Saskatchewan and stole a 2008 Ford F450 dually pickup truck, white in colour with a large black slip tank and checker-plate toolbox in the back. The pickup truck is a crew-cab truck and had Saskatchewan Licence plate 124 IAC on it when stolen. RCMP are still searching for the stolen truck which is very distinctive in its appearance.

Residents in the area are reminded to lock their outbuildings and vehicles and not to leave keys in their vehicles to prevent theft.

November 25 RCMP media release

Unity RCMP were contacted by a Denzil area farmer at approximately 10:45 p.m. Nov. 24. The farmer advised he had discovered three trucks in his yard. The farmer went over to confront the occupants of the vehicles whereupon the vehicles fled the farmyard. During the course of the vehicles fleeing the yard, the farmer’s foot was driven over by one of the vehicles.

Minutes later the vehicles were reported driving erratically in Macklin, and were next sighted east of Macklin, near Evesham along Highway 14.  At approximately the same time. there was a report of a quad being stolen from a farmyard near Highway 14 near Evesham.

Unity RCMP members located the vehicles near Evesham and attempted to stop them. The drivers of the vehicles briefly stopped their vehicles before taking off, with their lights off, on Highway 14. They headed east at a high rate of speed before heading in separate directions, all of which posed a risk to other traffic on the highway.

Battleford Police Dog Service and the surrounding detachments were notified, with Battlefords rural members locating the suspect vehicles as they entered the Red Pheasant Cree Nation. The vehicles fled the Battlefords members’ attempts to stop them.

One of the trucks was abandoned and recovered on the Red Pheasant Cree Nation minutes later. The vehicle was determined to have been stolen from a farmyard in the Unity district along Highway 14, west of Unity, Saskatchewan. A Remington model 750 .270  calibre hunting rifle was in the vehicle when it was stolen but was not in the vehicle when it was recovered.

A 2012 white  Chevrolet SLT 1500 was stolen and recovered west of Unity. The recovered 2012 SLT had bullet holes in the windshield, believed to have been from the stolen hunting rifle.

Latest update

(For more complete information on steps taken by the RCMP to investigate these matters, please see the upcoming December 1 issue of the Unity Wilkie Press-Herald.)

An adult male and a young offender have been arrested and more arrests are expected. Some of the stolen vehicles have been recovered but police are still looking for the following:

  • a white 2006 Ford F350 with a chrome push bumper on the front, Saskatchewan licence 895 GRY, stolen from a farmyard west of Unity along Highway 14; and
  • a brown Chevrolet 2014 Silverado, Duck Dynasty edition, with camo flares and box accents, Saskatchewan licence 770 JMR, stolen from a yard east of Unity on Highway 14.

RCMP seeking public’s assistance/Report for June 17 to 23

The Unity detachment of the RCMP is requesting the public’s assistance to identify suspects involved in the following matter.

Sometime between 8 p.m. June 15 and 4 p.m. June 22, a residence on Highway 14, near Wilkie, Saskatchewan was broken into and several kitchen appliances, as well as several smaller items were taken.

If you have information about this or any other crime, please contact your nearest police service or RCMP, or if you wish to remain anonymous Saskatchewan Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, *8477 on Sask-Tel Mobility, text TIP206 plus your message to CRIMES (274637) or submit a tip online at www.saskcrimestoppers.com If your information leads to an arrest or a case being cleared, you may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,000.

UNITY SK Reports for June 17 to 23, 2014

Unity RCMP are investigating a series of thefts from rural residences located near Highway 14 that occurred between June 16 and 17. Two trucks, one SUV, three quads, one dirt bike, a generator, tools, a firearm and moose antlers were stolen as well as other miscellaneous items that were inside vehicles and rural buildings. There were also two incidents of theft of fuel that police believe to be related to this chain of events. One truck was located burned near Battleford. The SUV was also located abandoned in a field.

A member spoke to two individuals regarding the Family Relations Act.

CN Police reported damage to a crossing arm on two occasions. In both incidents, the arm was believed to be hit by a vehicle.

RCMP spoke to an individual after receiving noise complaint.

Police attended a fight between two family members. No charges were laid.

There was a report of an individual defecating on a residence lawn.

RCMP received a report of a suspicious male walking in town. The male was not located.

A gold BMX bike was reported stolen from Unity Composite High School. This matter is still under investigation.

Police received a report of harassing phone calls. This matter is still under investigation.

There was a noise complaint in Landis.

RCMP attended a single vehicle collision by Salvador. There were no injuries.

A vehicle hit the door at the Country Car & Truck Wash. Police located the individual responsible for the damage.

Police received a report of a break and enter at a residence. Nothing was stolen.

RCMP attended a domestic assault and charged a 47-year-old female from Unity with assault.

There was one false alarm, one false 911 call, one traffic complaint and one collision with a deer.

Progressive Agriculture Safety Day

About 140  Grade 4 and 5 students from Unity Public School and St. Peter’s School in Unity, SK, and Norman Carter School in Wilkie, SK, attended a Progressive Agriculture Safety day May 22, organized by ADM Agri-Industries of Lloydminster. The safety day was held at the Agroplex in Unity.

Mike Wismer and Darcy Thomas, of Unity Family Foods, provided lunch for all students, teachers, instructors and chaperons.

Unity Family FoodsEnjoy the following photos and please see the June 2nd issue of the Unity Wilkie Press-Herald for additional details of the event.

Eight different safety stations were set up.

Combine safety, hosted by Jeremy Thompson of Moody’s Equipment, Unity, Saskatchewan

Moody's Equipment

First aid, hosted by Robb Henderson and Fay Robertson of Heartland Health Region

Heartland Health, Saskatchewan

Chemical safety, hosted by Jennifer Heyden and Alison Sutherland, Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture

Learning to be safe around chemicals

Fire safety, hosted by Unity firefighter Chris Lebebvre

Unity firefighters

Firearm safety, hosted by hunter safety instructors Mervin Bosch and Gary Neigum

Farm Safety Day, Unity SK

Vehicle/rollover safety, hosted by Sgt. Grant Rusk and RCMP

RCMP with rollover simulatro

Tractor safety, hosted by Larry Budd and Stephen Ireland of JayDee AgTech, Unity

Farm Safety Day, Unity SK

Also hosting a safety station was Ann Chan, public health inspector, who spoke about food safety to the students.

The following photos illustrate the tractor safety demo of the power of a front end loader.

safety melon1tractor safetypower of front end loadertractor safety



RCMP Reports, May 6 to 12, 2014

NOTE: Cut Knife RCMP are requesting the public’s assistance in solving an oil field theft of eight Weatherford hydraulic skids that are valued at approximately $4,000. The skids were stored on a farmer’s field near Baldwinton, Saskatchewan and theft occurred on or between November 2013 and April 2014. The hydraulic skids would only be useful in the oil patch and a picker truck or trailer with picker would have been utilized to move the skids. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Cut Knife RCMP detachment at 306-398-3500 or Saskatchewan CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-8477.


RCMP received a report of an intoxicated female walking on the highway by Wilkie, Saskatchewan.

Police attended a truck fire on Highway 29 north of Wilkie. The vehicle had been reported stolen. North Battleford RCMP detachment is investigating.

There was a complaint of public mischief. This matter is still under investigation.

Members acted as mediators in an argument about material possessions between ex-spouses. This was deemed a civil matter.

Police received a report of four suspicious males attending a rural residence.

There was one false 911 call and one false alarm.

Unity/Wilkie/Macklin RCMP members, along with the North Battleford Police Dog Services, executed a Controlled Drugs and Substances Act search warrant on a residence in the Brentwood Trailer Park in Unity, the early morning hours of May 8.

As a result of this search, three Unity residents, a 41-year-old female, a 35-year-old male and a 22-year-old male, are facing various drug possession charges, including possession of methamphetamine (crystal meth), possession of cannabis marihuana and possession of cocaine. The 22-year-old is also charged with possession of a prohibited firearm. The three Unity residents were released on conditions and are to appear in provincial court in Unity June 16.

Unity RCMP detachment hosted a training exercise for members of the North/Central District RCMP Containment team in Unity May 12.

training exerciseUnity was selected on this occasion as members from the local detachment are part of this team. This training scenario selected for this exercise was that of a hostage-taking. The training exercise involved the deployment and tactical operations of containment team members to result in the successful resolution of the event.

The Unity RCMP would like to apologize to any residents of the community who were alarmed by this training exercise. The purpose of the training is to ensure the policing services provided by the local RCMP detachment is maintained at the highest standard.

training exercise