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Police issue over 6,000 charges, warnings regarding vehicle violationsFree Access


Since the beginning of 2023, Combined Traffic Services Saskatchewan (CTSS) has issued 6200 charges and 2006 warnings to drivers in Saskatchewan regarding driver’s license or vehicle registration violations.

 

These include:

– 3755 charges and 1631 warnings for having an invalid vehicle registration;

– 491 charges and 147 warnings for having an invalid trailer registration;

– 650 charges for driving while disqualified, suspended, refused by SGI, or prohibited;

– 929 charges and 135 warnings for driving with an invalid license;

– 197 charges and 18 warnings issued to learner drivers unaccompanied by a qualified person; and

– 178 charges and 75 warnings for failing to comply with license endorsement restrictions.

 

Saskatchewan RCMP reminds residents that license and registration regulations exist to ensure our roads are safe. If you don’t have a license or valid registration, don’t drive. If you do, always abide by any rules and restrictions.

 

CTSS consists of officers from the Saskatchewan RCMP and municipal police agencies.

 RCMP SERGEANT RECEIVES AWARD

The Saskatchewan RCMP would like to congratulate one of its own, S/Sgt. Jillian McLaren, on receiving the 2023 International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) 40 Under 40 award!

This international award recognizes recipients that demonstrate exemplary leadership and commitment in the field of policing.

Born and raised in Saskatchewan, S/Sgt. McLaren is a 19-year officer with the RCMP and currently serves as the Detachment Commander in La Loche, Saskatchewan. S/Sgt. McLaren’s extensive career has taken her all over Canada including British Columbia, the Yukon Territory and Saskatchewan. S/Sgt. McLaren has held roles including: Tactical Training Instructor, becoming the first female Tactical Police Trainer in Saskatchewan, Financial Crimes Investigator, Detachment Supervisor, Major Crimes Supervisor and now Detachment Commander.

S/Sgt. McLaren will be honoured at the 2023 IACP Annual Conference and Exposition in San Diego, California, on Tuesday, October 17 joining colleagues from other police services from throughout the world.

“Seeing the success of those around me and having the opportunity to influence or contribute to that success is one of the most motivating aspects of my job,” says S/Sgt. McLaren.

Congratulations S/Sgt. Jillian McLaren!

Investigative Recap

Ongoing missing person investigations. Saskatchewan RCMP continues to ask for public assistance locating the following missing individuals:

 

 

September 6: Beauval RCMP asks public to report sightings of Cory Lafleur

                                                                   

September 7:  At approximately 6 a.m., Nipawin RCMP received a report of suspicious persons on 5th Street West.  Officers immediately responded. Investigation determined two or three unidentified males, one of whom was possibly armed with a firearm, had threatened two adult victims. The males then fled the area in a red van. The victims did not report physical injuries to police.

Nipawin RCMP continues to investigate. Investigators are asking people who were in 500 block of 5th Avenue West to call police if they saw anything suspicious in the area between 1 a.m. and 4 a.m. September 7.  Additionally, investigators also ask anyone in the area to check cameras for any footage of a red van or any other suspicious activity in the same time frame.

Information can be provided to the Nipawin RCMP detachment at 306-862-6270. Information can also be submitted anonymously by contacting Saskatchewan Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or www.saskcrimestoppers.com.

 

September 7: White Butte RCMP: two arrested after serious assault, robbery

 

September 7: Saskatoon RCMP asks public to report sightings of Myles Has

 

September 8: At approximately 8:35 a.m., Prince Albert RCMP received a report of a suspicious vehicle on the Wahpeton Dakota Nation. Investigation determined the vehicle was reported stolen from the Melfort area on September 7.

Officers located the vehicle parked outside of a residence. The lone male occupant of the vehicle was arrested without incident. Officers located a small amount of methamphetamine in the male’s possession during his arrest. They also located and seized a loaded firearm, which was beside the occupant in the vehicle.

As a result of subsequent investigation, 28-year-old Lonnie Eashappie from Prince Albert is charged with:

  • Possession of property obtained by crime over $5000, contrary to section 354(1)(a) of the Criminal Code;
  • Possession of break in instruments, contrary to section 351(1) of the Criminal Code;
  • Possessing a firearm while knowing it is unauthorized, section 86(2) of the Criminal Code;
  • Unsafe storage of a firearm, contrary to section 86(2) of the Criminal Code;
  • Tampering with a serial number, contrary to section 108 of the Criminal Code;
  • 6 counts of failing to comply with a firearms prohibition order, contrary to section 117.01(1) Criminal Code; and
  • Possession of methamphetamine, contrary to section 4(1) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act

 

Lonnie Eashappie is scheduled to appear in Prince Albert Provincial Court on September 11, 2023 (Information # 90489593).

 

September 8: The North Battleford Gang Task Force executed a search warrant with the assistance of Saskatchewan RCMP’s Critical Incident Response Team in the 200 block of 21 Street West in Battleford, SK.  The search was the result of an investigation into drug trafficking and firearms possession at the suspect residence. Officers searched the residence and located and seized approximately 28 grams of suspected cocaine, cash as well as an illegally-possessed firearm. Thee adult males were arrested at the residence.

29-year-old Dalton Paddy of North Battleford has been charged with:

  • Possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking, Section 5(2), Controlled Drugs and Substances Act;
  • Possession of a firearm contrary to an order, Section 117.01, Criminal Code;
  • Careless storage of a firearm, Section 86, Criminal Code;
  • Possession of a firearm while knowingly unauthorized, Section 92, Criminal Code; and
  • Possession of property obtained by crime, Section 354, Criminal Code.

 

39-year-old Kelly Musqua of North Battleford has been charged with:

  • Possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking, Section 5(2), Controlled Drugs and Substances Act;
  • Careless storage of a firearm, Section 86, Criminal Code;
  • Possession of a firearm while unauthorized, Section 91, Criminal Code; and
  • Possession of property obtained by crime, Section 354, Criminal Code.

 

40-year-old Nelson Lewis of North Battleford has been charged with:

  • Possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking, Section 5(2), Controlled Drugs and Substances Act;
  • Possession of a firearm contrary to an order, Section 117.01, Criminal Code;
  • Careless storage of a firearm, Section 86, Criminal Code;
  • Possession of a firearm while unauthorized, Section 92, Criminal Code;
  • Possession of property obtained by crime, Section 354, Criminal Code;
  • Two counts of failing to comply with a probation order, Section 733.1, Criminal Code; and
  • Four counts of operation of a motor vehicle while prohibited, Section 320.018, Criminal Code.

 

They are scheduled to appear in North Battleford Provincial Court on September 11, 2023 (Information #90520462, 90520463, 90520464.

 

September 8: At approximately 1:45 p.m., Wadena RCMP received a report of a collision on Highway #5, west of Kuroki, SK. Officers immediately responded. Investigation determined a car and a semi collided. The driver and sole occupant of the car, an 83-year-old male from Margo, SK, was declared deceased by EMS at the scene. His family has been notified. The semi driver did not report physical injuries to police. Wadena RCMP continue to investigate with the assistance of a Saskatchewan RCMP collision reconstructionist.