Saskatchewan RCMP: on duty in your community - Monday, January 2 to Sunday, January 8, 2023, inclusive

January 10, 2023
Saskatchewan, Saskatchewan

News release

Please note all information below occurred within the time period above, unless otherwise noted.

Saskatchewan RCMP - Your Provincial Police Service

The RCMP is now accepting applications to its Family Violence Initiative Fund (FVIF). The objective of the fund is to help communities respond to relationship and family violence and victim issues. Non-profit organizations and municipal, provincial and territorial partners who have a related mandate can apply by March 10, 2023.

The FVIF supports initiatives that promote awareness of relationship violence, assist survivors, and support crime prevention. It is an opportunity for community organizations to get funding for their projects, collaborate with their local RCMP detachment, and contribute to making our communities safer.

For all the details, visit the RCMP website.

Investigative Recap

January 4: Esterhazy RCMP locate stolen vehicle, arrest male

January 4: As part of an ongoing investigation into trafficking in the Swift Current area, Saskatchewan RCMP's Saskatchewan Trafficking Response Team (STRT) conducted a traffic stop in the City of Swift Current on January 4, 2023.

An adult male fled from officers when the vehicle was stopped and officers located and arrested him shortly after. An adult female was also arrested during the investigation.

Officers searched the vehicle and located approximately 16 grams of cocaine, 10 grams of fentanyl, one gram of methamphetamine and drug trafficking paraphernalia. The illicit substances were seized for further investigation.

As a result, 35-year-old Bailey Bolton from Pennant, SK and 36-year-old Scott Bolton from Swift Current, SK are each charged with:

  • two counts, possession for the purpose of trafficking, Section 5(2), Controlled Drugs and Substances Act; and
  • one count, possession of the proceeds of crime, Section 354(1)(a), Criminal Code.

Scott Bolton is also charged with:

  • one count, resist arrest, Section 129(a), Criminal Code; and
  • one count, breach of undertaking, Section 145(5.1), Criminal Code.

Scott Bolton is scheduled to appear in Swift Current Provincial Court on January 11, 2023. Bailey Bolton is scheduled to appear in Swift Current Provincial Court on February 1, 2023.

"We will not tolerate the trafficking of street drugs into our communities. Last week, we warned Swift Current and surrounding communities of the presence of dangerous illicit drugs after two fatal suspected fentanyl overdoses," says S/Sgt. Ryan How from Saskatchewan RCMP's Saskatchewan Enforcement Response Team. "While it is too early to determine whether these drugs were connected, officers from the Saskatchewan RCMP STRT are continually dedicated to investigating and disrupting drug trafficking networks. We are committed to locating and charging those who choose to traffic illicit drugs and threaten our communities' safety."

Saskatchewan Swift Current Municipal RCMP, RCMP's Swift Current General Investigation Section and Swift Current Police Dog Services assisted in this investigation.


The Saskatchewan Enforcement Response Team (SERT) consists of Saskatchewan RCMP's Crime Reduction Team (CRT) and Warrant Enforcement Suppression Team (WEST), as well as the Saskatchewan Trafficking Response Team (STRT). SERT will help the Saskatchewan RCMP continue to fulfil its mandate as the province's police force – keeping our communities safe. STRT's objective is to stop or disrupt inter and intra-provincial criminal groups involved in the trafficking of controlled substances and firearms, as well as human trafficking.

January 4: At approximately 10:35 p.m., Kamsack RCMP received a report of multiple shots fired on the Keeseekoose First Nation. Kamsack and Canora RCMP responded immediately. Initial investigation determined a male was seen walking in the Keeseekoose Village carrying a firearm. No injuries were reported to police. Officers confirmed the identity of the male and began extensive patrols to locate him. At approximately 9 a.m. the next morning, officers arrested the male without incident at a residence in the community. A search warrant was executed at the residence and four firearms and ammunition were located and seized by officers.

As a result of this investigation, 22-year-old Dylan Kakakaway, from Keeseekoose First Nation, is charged with:

  • one count, discharge a firearm in a reckless manner, Section 244(2)(a), Criminal Code;
  • one count, careless use of a firearm, Section 86(1), Criminal Code;
  • one count, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, Section 88(2), Criminal Code; and
  • one count, unauthorized possession of a weapon, Section 91(3), Criminal Code

He is scheduled to appear in court in Kamsack on January 24, 2023.

January 5: Calls about a plugged bathtub, a hostile cat and a hungry roommate make top 10 calls that "missed the mark" in 2022

January 7: At 1:10 p.m., Broadview RCMP received a report of an adult male attempting to break into a residence on Cowessess First Nation. It was reported the male uttered threats and left the area in a truck. The truck was located stuck in the ditch and it was reported the male had a firearm with him. The male left the area in an unknown direction on foot.

Broadview RCMP, officers from neighbouring RCMP detachments, Saskatchewan RCMP's Police Dog Services and Critical Incident Response Team and Regina Police Service Air Services worked together, located the male and arrested him without incident on Cowessess First Nation.

25-year-old Austin Bellegarde from the community of Shesheep (part of Zagime Anishinabek First Nation) is charged with:

  • one count, careless use of firearm to wit a firearm, Section 86(1), Criminal Code;
  • one count, carry a weapon for a purpose dangerous to the public, Section 88(1), Criminal Code;
  • one count, take motor vehicle without consent, Section 335(1), Criminal Code; and
  • one count, mischief under $5000, Section 430(4), Criminal Code

He is scheduled to appear in Yorkton Provincial Court on January 9, 2022. The investigation continues.

Incidents in Saskatchewan RCMP jurisdiction from January 2 to 8, 2023

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 5838
Highest volume of calls for service was on January 7, 2023 946
Reports of Impaired Drivers (RID calls) 44
Persons Offences (number of incidents, not victims)
Homicide 0
Homicides year to date (January, 2023 to last day encompassed in this report) 0
Sexual assaults 15
Sexual crime - other (invitation to sexual touching, sexual interference) 6
Aggravated Assault 2
Assault 156
Assault with weapon or cauing bodily harm 44
Robbery 1
Firearms (use of in the commission of an offence, discharge with intent, pointing a firearm) 8
Kidnapping/forcible confinement 1
Harassment/uttering threats 89
Other persons offences (domestic or family dispute, criminal negligence causing bodily harm, extortion with firearm, mischief – danger to life, etc.) 27
Property Offences
Break and Enter Total 59
Number of break and enters to a business 14
Number of break and enters to a residence 31
Number of other break and enters (encompasses sheds, storage containers, unattached garages, etc.) 14
Theft Total 154
Other theft over $5,000 31
Theft $5,000 or under 93
Number of theft of motor vehicle 30
Mischief 429
Number of mischief - damage to property 89
Number of mischief - obstruct enjoyment of property (example: unwanted, intoxicated person at a residence) 339
Other Criminal Code Offences
Bail violations 105
Breach of probation 24
Failure to appear 11
Disturbing the peace 117

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).
July 2022
Intimate partner violence 421
Family violence 438
August 2022
Intimate partner violence 385
Family violence 389
September 2022
Intimate partner violence 347
Family violence 361
Total intimate partner violence July-September, 2022 1153
Total family violence July-September, 2022 1188
Impaired-related offences 67
Number of roadside suspensions 1
Dangerous operation of a motor vehicle 9
Speeding (this does not include automated speed enforcement fines issued) 1169
Fines issued 732
Warnings issued (education-focused interaction between police and public) 437
Collisions 191
Dangerous driving 6
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.)

Assistance 268
False alarms 147
Breach of peace 129
911 Act – other activities 178
Suspicious person/vehicle/property 103
Mental health act (generally, police officers responding to reports of persons thinking about suicide, or people with mental illness and requiring assistance): 196

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.)



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