Please note all information below occurred within the time period above, unless otherwise noted.
Saskatchewan RCMP - Your Provincial Police Service
December 5: Saskatchewan RCMP Federal Serious and Organized Crime lay drug trafficking charges after executing a search warrant
December 6: Traffic stop investigation leads to seizure of suspected methamphetamine and cocaine
December 7: At approximately 1:30 p.m., Waskesiu RCMP received a report of an assault with a weapon in Weyakwin. An adult male sustained serious but non-life-threatening injuries in the incident. At approximately 3 p.m, La Ronge RCMP received a report that a truck suspected to be connected to this assault was travelling into their detachment area. Officers began patrolling the area and at approximately 4 p.m., located the truck in La Ronge. They attempted a traffic stop. The truck did not stop and officers pursued it. A spike belt was set up at the intersection of Riese Drive and Highway #102. The truck drove over it and rammed into an unoccupied police vehicle, causing significant damage. The truck continued driving with a flat tire. Officers were able to manoeuvre the truck off the road and the driver was arrested without incident. One police officer reported non-life-threatening injuries from these events. Further investigation determined the truck had been reported as stolen from Sucker River on December 6, 2022.
As a result of investigation, John Sanderson, 34, of Bell's Point, is charged with:
- - one count, flight from police, Section 320.17, Criminal Code;
- - one count, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, Section 88(2), Criminal Code;
- - one count, possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000, Section 354(1)(a), Criminal Code;
- - one count, assault on police officer causing bodily harm, Section 270.01(2), Criminal Code;
- - one count, mischief over $5,000, Section 430(3), Criminal Code; and
- - one count, operation while impaired, Section 320.14(1)(a), Criminal Code.
Sanderson will appear in La Ronge Provincial Court on December 15, 2022 (Information 90472764).
December 6: Traffic stop investigation leads to seizure of suspected methamphetamine and cocaineMontreal Lake RCMP continue to investigate the assault in Weyakwin. Anyone with information should call Montreal Lake RCMP at 306-663-4420. Information can also be submitted anonymously by contacting Saskatchewan Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or www.saskcrimestoppers.com.
December 8: At approximately 4:30 p.m., Nipawin RCMP received several reports of a robbery at a business on the 600 block of Nipawin Road East in Nipawin.
Initial investigation determined a masked male entered the business and pointed a firearm at occupants. The occupants secured the male and took the firearm from him. Nipawin RCMP arrived immediately and arrested the male without incident.
Robert McKay, 25, of Shoal Lake, is charged with:
- one count, robbery with firearm, Section 344, Criminal Code;
- one count, pointing a firearm, Section 87(2), Criminal Code;
- one count, wear a disguise with intent, Section 351(2), Criminal Code;
- one count, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, Section 88(2), Criminal Code;
- one count, possession of a weapon contrary to order, Section 117.01(3), Criminal Code;
- one count, possession of a restricted firearm/prohibited weapon without license/registration, Section 95(2), Criminal Code;
- one count, careless use of a firearm, Section 91(3), Criminal Code;
- one count, unauthorized possession of a firearm/prohibited weapon, Section 91(3), Criminal Code; and
- one count, fail to comply with probation order, Section 733.1(1), Criminal Code.
He is scheduled to appear in Melfort Provincial Court on Monday December 12, 2022
December 9: Male charged with attempted murder of Saskatchewan RCMP officers
December 9: At approximately 3:40 am, Greenwater RCMP were called to Archerwill for a break and enter at the gas station.
Police investigation determined four individuals stole a large quantity of alcohol and food. The four individuals were travelling in a blue four-door pickup truck believed to be a Ford F-150. The truck has been located later on the morning of December 9, 2022, on Kinistin Saulteaux Nation. The suspects are still at large.
- Suspect 1 wore a black hooded jacket, black pants and black boots.
- Suspect 2 wore a grey hooded sweater, black pants and white shoes.
- Suspect 3 wore a black baseball cap with a white symbol on the front, a dark green-grey jacket with fur on the hood, light pants and black boots.
- Suspect 4 wore a black baseball cap, black jacket, black pants and white running shoes.
If you know or have seen the individuals in these photos, or you have information about who may have been involved in this incident, please contact Greenwater RCMP at 306-322-2550. Information can also be submitted anonymously by contacting Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or www.saskcrimestoppers.com.
December 9: At approximately 12:05 p.m., Maidstone RCMP received a report of a collision on Highway #17, approximately 10 kilometres north of Lloydminster. Initial investigation determined a northbound pickup truck and a southbound SUV collided. The driver of the SUV, a 20-year-old female from Tulliby Lake, AB, was declared deceased by EMS at the scene. Her family has been notified. The adult male driver of the pickup truck was taken to hospital with injuries described as serious. Highway #17 was closed for approximately nine hours for initial investigation. Maidstone RCMP continues to investigate with the assistance of a Saskatchewan RCMP Collision Reconstructionist.
December 10: At approximately 3:30 p.m., Shaunavon RCMP received a report of an armed robbery at a business in the Town of Eastend. An employee reported that a male filled up his vehicle with fuel, then attempted to leave without paying. The employee exited the business and the male pointed a firearm at him before fleeing the scene.
Shaunavon RCMP officers located the suspect vehicle at a residence a short time later in Eastend. With the assistance of a conservation officer with the Provincial Protective Services Branch, RCMP officers were able to get the suspect to exit the residence and he was arrested without incident. A rifle believed to be have been pointed at the victim and a semi-automatic firearm were recovered and seized by police at the time of the arrest.
38-year-old Adam Kormendy has been charged with a number of firearms-related offences, including: one count, robbery using a firearm, Section 344(1)(a.1), Criminal Code; one count, pointing a firearm, Section 87, Criminal Code; one count, possessing a weapon for a dangerous purpose, Section 88, Criminal Code; two counts, unauthorized possession of a firearm, Section 92(1), Criminal Code; and two counts, possession of a firearm contrary to a prohibition order, Section 117.01(3), Criminal Code. Kormendy will make his first appearance in Provincial Court in Swift Current on Thursday, December 15, 2022.
Incidents in Saskatchewan RCMP jurisdiction December 5 to 11, 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||6061|
|Highest volume of calls for service was on December 10, 2022||1133|
|Reports of Impaired Drivers (RID calls)||54|
|Homicides year to date (January, 2022 to last day encompassed in this report)||39|
|Sexual crime - other (invitation to sexual touching, sexual interference)||12|
|Assault with weapon or cauing bodily harm||45|
|Firearms (use of in the commission of an offence, discharge with intent, pointing a firearm)||5|
|Other persons offences (domestic or family dispute, criminal negligence causing bodily harm, extortion with firearm, mischief – danger to life, etc.)||31|
|Break and Enter Total||94|
|Number of break and enters to a business||16|
|Number of break and enters to a residence||54|
|Number of other break and enters (encompasses sheds, storage containers, unattached garages, etc.)||23|
|Other theft over $5,000||33|
|Theft $5,000 or under||134|
|Number of theft of motor vehicle||31|
|Number of mischief - damage to property||68|
|Number of mischief - obstruct enjoyment of property (example: unwanted, intoxicated person at a residence)||399|
|Breach of probation||37|
|Failure to appear||26|
|Disturbing the peace||157|
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||14|
|Dangerous operation of a motor vehicle||14|
|Speeding (this does not include automated speed enforcement fines issued)||1197|
|Warnings issued (education-focused interaction between police and public)||496|
|Fatal collisions (number of incidents, not victims)||2|
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||198|
|Mental health act (generally, police officers responding to reports of persons thinking about suicide, or people with mental illness and requiring assistance):||185|
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.)