Please note all information below occurred within the time period above, unless otherwise noted.
Saskatchewan RCMP - Your Provincial Police Service
December 9: At approximately 10 a.m., Onion Lake RCMP received a report of a stolen truck observed to be driving on Onion Lake Cree Nation. While actively patrolling the community, officers located the truck driving in the community, and activated their emergency lights. The truck did not stop. A spike belt was set up and the truck ran over it. Its tires were flattened but the truck continued driving for approximately 2.5 kilometres before coming to a stop. Six occupants were taken into custody. Officers located and seized 355 grams of methamphetamine and a sum of Canadian currency in a subsequent search of the vehicle.
As a result of continued investigation, Terrance Stonechild, 34, of Wetaskiwin, AB is charged with:
- one count, possession for the purpose of trafficking, Section 5(2), Controlled Drugs and Substances Act;
- one count, possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000, Section 354(1), Criminal Code; and
- one count, breach of probation order, Section 733.1(1), Criminal Code.
Greg Soosay, 29, of Onion Lake Cree Nation is charged with:
- one count, possession, Section 4(1), Controlled Drugs and Substances Act;
- one count, possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000, Section 354(1), Criminal Code;
- one count, flight from police, Section 320.17, Criminal Code; and
- one count, resist arrest, Section 129(a), Criminal Code.
Both accused appeared in court in Lloydminster on December 15, 2022.
The other four occupants were released without charges.
December 12: Saskatchewan RCMP releases homicide stats from 2015-2022
December 12: At approximately 5 a.m., Wollaston Lake RCMP received a report of a missing hunter. A group had been hunting caribou in a remote area approximately 100 kilometres north of Wollaston Lake. One adult male became separated from the group at approximately 4 p.m. on December 11. The other hunters looked for him, but contacted police when their search was unsuccessful. Wollaston Lake RCMP requested the assistance of the Canadian Rangers and the Civilian Air Search and Rescue Association (CASARA), who travelled to the male's last known location. The Rangers, using snowmobiles, located him uninjured at approximately 2:30 p.m. "When you police a remote location like the Wollaston Lake detachment area, partnerships like we have with the Rangers and CASARA are invaluable," says Cpl. David Chamberlain from the Wollaston Lake RCMP. "By working together, we located this missing male safe and sound – despite the rugged and remote terrain, and the 100-kilometre distance from our detachment area."
December 14: Battlefords RCMP responds to five separate incidents of shots fired between Dec. 10-13
December 14: Creighton RCMP recover firearms, lay more than 40 charges after investigating theft in Denare Beach
December 16: Saskatchewan RCMP releases firearm-related violent offences statistics
December 16: Due to recent complaints of property theft, Kindersley RCMP entered into a possession of stolen property investigation at the beginning of December 2022. On December 15, 2022, Kindersley RCMP, with the assistance of Luseland Police Service and the Ministry of Corrections Provincial Protective Services, executed a search warrant at a residence on Rutley Crescent in Kindersley. Several items of stolen property were recovered. As a result of the investigation Kindersley RCMP have issued arrest warrants for: 30-year-old Trent Bodnaruk and 36-year-old Nicole Shepherd both from Kindersley, SK, have each been charged with Possession of Property Over $5,000, Section 354(1)(a) of the Criminal Code, and Possession of Property Under $5,000, Section 354(1)(b) of the Criminal Code. Trent Bodnaruk is facing additional charges of Flight from Police, Section 320.17 of the Criminal Code, Unauthorized Possession of a Restricted Weapon, Section 91(2) of the Criminal Code and a second count of Possession of Property Under $5,000, Section 354(1)(b) of the Criminal Code.
Kindersley RCMP are looking to the public to report any sightings or potential whereabouts of Trent Bodnaruk and Nicole Shepard to Kindersley RCMP by calling 306-463-4642 or by calling 310-RCMP. Information can also be submitted anonymously to Saskatchewan Crime Stoppers by calling 1800-222-TIPS (8477) at online at www.saskatchewancrimesstoppers.com
December 19: RCMP in south-central Saskatchewan remind residents to lock buildings, vehicles after recent thefts. Since mid-November, RCMP detachments in south-central Saskatchewan have noted a steady increase in reports of property crime, including break-and-enters and thefts. A number of items have been reported as stolen in these incidents, including vehicles, firearms, tools and electronics. Investigation has determined these crimes may be committed by suspects armed with weapons. Investigators are working to determined if they are connected. Lumsden, Moose Jaw, Milestone, Southey, Punnichy and White Butte RCMP, in cooperation with the Regina Police Service's Auto Theft Unit, are also working in tandem to conduct neighbourhood inquiries and proactive patrols in the affected areas to help maintain public safety. If you see suspicious activity in your area, please report it to your local RCMP by calling 310-RCMP immediately. Remember to report crimes, even if they seem small. When all crimes are reported, officers get a clearer picture of the types and numbers of crimes occurring in their area.
RCMP officers also remind members of public to take the following precautions:
- Ensure all windows and doors of your residence, business and all outbuildings are locked when you're not present.
- Consider installing an alarm system and/or video surveillance and ensure that it is always up-to-date and functional.
- Install outdoor lighting: a well-lit property deters thieves.
- Lock your vehicles and equipment. Don't leave valuables, tools or keys in them. Park them in a garage or well-lit areas while not in use.
Incidents in Saskatchewan RCMP jurisdiction December 12 to 18, 2022
Please note: the statistics below are representative of reports received within the Saskatchewan RCMP jurisdiction. They are from the RCMP records management system and are accurate as the day they are collected. Crime statistics are regularly updated due to changes in reporting procedures, changes in ongoing investigations, etc. As a result, the statistics below may differ from previous or future published reports.
Divisional Operational Communications Centre (does not include calls for service by the public directly to local RCMP detachments)
|Calls for service total||6431|
|Highest volume of calls for service was on December 16, 2022||1042|
|Reports of Impaired Drivers (RID calls)||55|
|Homicides year to date (January, 2022 to last day encompassed in this report)||39|
|Sexual crime - other (invitation to sexual touching, sexual interference)||6|
|Assault with weapon or cauing bodily harm||43|
|Firearms (use of in the commission of an offence, discharge with intent, pointing a firearm)||8|
|Other persons offences (domestic or family dispute, criminal negligence causing bodily harm, extortion with firearm, mischief – danger to life, etc.)||29|
|Break and Enter Total||89|
|Number of break and enters to a business||15|
|Number of break and enters to a residence||47|
|Number of other break and enters (encompasses sheds, storage containers, unattached garages, etc.)||23|
|Other theft over $5,000||29|
|Theft $5,000 or under||126|
|Number of theft of motor vehicle||28|
|Number of mischief - damage to property||95|
|Number of mischief - obstruct enjoyment of property (example: unwanted, intoxicated person at a residence)||417|
|Breach of probation||20|
|Failure to appear||27|
|Disturbing the peace||146|
Reports of intimate partner and family violence
- Time period reported is quarterly.
- Data represents number of victims, as there may be more than one victim on a specific investigative file. An individual victimized more than once in a timeframe would be counted more than once. Due to common relationship types in intimate and family violence categories, totals should not be combined.
- Intimate partner refers to violence committed by spouses (legally married, separated, divorced and common-law), current and former dating partner, or someone with whom the victim was in another type of intimate relationship.
- Family violence refers to violence committed by spouses (legally married, separated, divorced and common-law), parents (biological, step, adoptive and foster), children (biological, step, adopted and foster), siblings (biological, step, half, adopted and foster) and extended family members (grandparents, uncles, aunts, cousins and in-laws).
|Intimate partner violence||421|
|Intimate partner violence||385|
|Intimate partner violence||347|
|Total intimate partner violence July-September, 2022||1153|
|Total family violence July-September, 2022||1188|
|Number of roadside suspensions||9|
|Dangerous operation of a motor vehicle||10|
|Speeding (this does not include automated speed enforcement fines issued)||1107|
|Warnings issued (education-focused interaction between police and public)||472|
|Fatal collisions (number of incidents, not victims)||0|
Non-offence Codes (generally, instances where Criminal Codes or Provincial/Federal Statutes aren't broken – for example abandoned vehicles, animal calls, school visits, property or wellbeing checks, etc.)
|Breach of peace||135|
|911 Act – other activities||161|
|Mental health act (generally, police officers responding to reports of persons thinking about suicide, or people with mental illness and requiring assistance):||216|
Non-suspicious sudden deaths/Coroner's Act (Every non-suspicious sudden death police officers respond to including reports of persons who died by suicide, natural, accident or undetermined. Specific breakdowns by cause of death are unavailable.)