The Canora/Sturgis RCMP responded to 47 calls during the week of January 7 to January 14, some of which included: one traffic accident, 24 traffic offences, one flight from police, one impaired driver, five other provincial statutes, one careless use of a firearm, three break and enters, one assault, one possession of methamphetamine, and nine other incidents.
On January 8, Canora/Sturgis RCMP were dispatched to an intoxicated person causing a disturbance outside a residence in the Main Street area of Canora. Police located the subject and were able to resolve this issue without making an arrest.
High speed chase
Canora/Sturgis RCMP members were patrolling in Canora on January 10 when a grey Ford F-150 was spotted north of town without working taillights. Police attempted to stop the vehicle but it fled at a high rate of speed at approximately 150 km/h (93 mph) and turned eastbound on Highway No. 754. Anyone with any information about this incident is asked to please contact the Canora RCMP or Crime Stoppers.
Canora/Sturgis RCMP received a complaint of eight gunshots being heard south of Preeceville on January 10. The subsequent investigation led police to question a local male about discharging fireworks from his truck.
Break and enter
On January 10, Canora/Sturgis RCMP received a complaint in Preeceville that a break and enter was in progress at the complainant’s residence. Police attended and were able to confirm no break and enter happened or was attempted.
Canora/Sturgis RCMP responded on January 12 to a report of an assault in Canora. Police attended and arrested a male and female for assault. Both were charged and released on conditions.
Canora/Sturgis RCMP observed a dark Chevrolet truck travelling northbound on Norway Road in Canora on January 12, swerving all over the road with its hazard lights on. A traffic stop was initiated with the truck. The driver was found to have a suspended driver’s licence and was subsequently detained for an impaired operation investigation. A search of the male resulted in the seizure of methamphetamine, fentanyl, and some needles.
On January 13, Canora/Sturgis RCMP received a complaint on Highway No. 5 near Rama of a semi sliding off the road then being sideswiped by a car which couldn’t stop on the icy highway.
Canora/Sturgis RCMP received a complaint of approximately 40 vehicles stuck on Highway No. 9 at the Amsterdam turnoff on January 13. The icy road conditions caused a semi truck to jackknife on the road, blocking traffic. Police attended and requested the assistance of the Canora Fire Department to help with traffic control and a temporary detour. Saskatchewan Highways Department was able to salt the highway allowing traffic to move again after a few hours. There were no injuries or serious damage to any vehicle during this icy highway event.
Anyone with information about this or any other crime, please contact Canora RCMP Detachment at 306-563-4700 or contact Saskatchewan Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or submit a tip online at www.saskcrimestoppers.com. Call the Saskatchewan Ministry of Environment Turn In Poachers & Polluters (TIPP) Line, toll-free, at 1-800-667-7561 or #5555 from a Sasktel cellphone (phone calls only, no text messages).