During the reporting period, The Canora/Sturgis RCMP responded to 44 calls for service, some of which included: three traffic collisions, 18 traffic offences, two dangerous driving, one break and enter, one fraud, one impaired driver, one assault, and one mischief.
On January 10 the Canora/Sturgis RCMP arrested and charged a male and a female for fabricating evidence for a break and enter that occurred in the area. Phone call recordings were obtained by RCMP which recorded the two individuals fabricating and creating a false alibi. This false alibi and evidence was then used in a statement provided to RCMP and in court. The male that was responsible for the break and enter, along with coming up with the alibi was arrested and currently remains in custody. The female that provided the false alibi has also been charged for her involvement and will be appearing in court. Both individuals could face substantial jail time for this crime.
On January 10 a Yorkton man fled from RCMP in a stolen Ford F-150. The man was already wanted in connection to multiple thefts, fail to comply with court orders, and driving offences. The male was located at a residence in Canora the following day without incident and was arrested and taken into custody. The male currently remains in custody to answer to his charges in court.
On January 12 the Canora/Sturgis RCMP were notified of youths driving snowmobiles around the town of Sturgis towing GT snow racers and sleighs behind them. The RCMP would like to remind the public that this is not permitted on public property or within the town limits. The RCMP would also like to warn the public that snowmobiles can and will be taken and impounded if people are found acting irresponsible and reckless on them. Please drive respectfully and carefully when operating snowmobiles in public areas.
On January 13 the Canora/Sturgis RCMP received a complaint of a fire hydrant that was hit by a vehicle in the town of Sturgis. The Canora/Sturgis RCMP is asking for the public’s help in locating the person responsible for this act. The suspect drives a black Ford F-150. The front grille of the truck was broken and left on the scene of the accident. If you know anyone in the area that drives a black Ford F-150 that has had front end damage recently, please let the Canora/Sturgis RCMP know right away.
On January 13 the Canora/Sturgis RCMP received a complaint of an intoxicated male driving his snowmobile in the town of Canora. Charges of impaired driving have been laid against the male responsible.
RCMP would like to continuously remind the public to not drink and ride and to drive carefully. The RCMP would also like the public to know that they are required to have a valid drivers licence to operate a snowmobile on public property. You can be charged with impaired driving, dangerous driving, or flight from police on a snowmobile even if the RCMP do not stop you at the time. If you have any questions or concerns about snowmobile laws or safety, please contact the Canora/Sturgis RCMP.
On January 15 the Canora/Sturgis RCMP arrested a Canora male and charged him with 15 counts of fraud and five counts of forgery. The male is charged with cashing and altering fraudulent checks that, all combined, totalled nearly $60,000. The victims of this crime included: Royal Bank of Canada, Crossroads Credit Union, and Assurant Life of Canada. This completed a four-month investigation by the Canora/Sturgis RCMP. That male will be in Canora court on March 5 for plea.