RCMP activity report for October and November

Increase in break and enters

Recently, there has been an increase in break and enters in the RM of Sliding Hills, around the Mikado area. Anyone with information about these crimes or any other crime, is asked to please contact the Canora/Sturgis RCMP 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.

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Traffic Enforcement

On the afternoon of November 5, the Canora/Sturgis RCMP were out in full force providing traffic enforcement in high priority locations around the community. The Canora/Sturgis RCMP issued a total of nine tickets and 14 warnings. The tickets and warnings were made up of speeding, distracted driving (cell phones), disobeying stop signs, and seatbelt violations, as well as some other Provincial Statutes. The reason for the increased traffic enforcement was to educate the people of the communities on rules of the road, and to try and create safer roads in high priority locations. The Canora/Sturgis RCMP asks the community members that if they notice unsafe drivers to contact the Canora/Sturgis RCMP to advise on where these problem areas are located.

Sturgis Office

Starting in December, the Sturgis Office will be open every second Wednesday of the month for administration duties. Those who need a criminal record check, to report a motor vehicle accident, or other related services may attend the Sturgis Detachment on the second Wednesday of each month, times to be determined. Otherwise, the Canora Detachment is open Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Questions may be directed to the Canora Detachment at (306) 563-4700.

Cabin break and enters

Sometime between October 16 and October 17 there was a break and enter to a cabin on Good Avenue at Canora Beach. The suspect(s) entered in a side window by using a ladder already on the property. The suspect(s) stole various wildlife-themed items. Anyone with information about this crime or any other crime is asked to please contact the Canora/Sturgis RCMP 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.

In the early morning of October 19 there was a break and enter at Park Street at Burgis Beach. The suspect(s) broke into a cabin and stole multiple items, including TV's, food, and pellet guns. A snowmobile trailer was also broken into where snowmobile accessories were stolen. Those with information about this crime or any other crime are asked to please contact the Canora/Sturgis RCMP 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.

Paul’s Drugs break and enter

On November 20 at 7:20 a.m. Paul’s Drugs in Preeceville was broken into. The lone suspect gained entry to the front of the store, and made his or her way to the pharmacy and stole various prescriptions. The suspect was carrying a blue and white checkered reusable shopping bag around his or her neck which held the break-in tools and was used to carry the stolen prescriptions. The suspect then exited the store from the point of entry and proceeded on foot to the back alley behind the library and liquor store where some of the stolen items were dropped. It is believed that the suspect drove off in a waiting white Chev or GMC four-door pickup truck.  The suspect was wearing a ball cap, grey pants, black sweatshirt, and black runners. His or her face was covered with what looked like a bandana. Anyone with information about this crime or any other crime is asked to please contact the Canora/Sturgis RCMP 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.

CRA Fraud

The Canora RCMP would like the public to be aware of ongoing CRA (Canada Revenue Agency) fraud. These can come via a phone call, e-mail or by text messages. In all cases, the sender will pose as a CRA agent and attempt to gather personal information. Phone scammers will tell you that you owe money, that there is a warrant out for your arrest, etc. to try and intimidate you into given them your information. The CRA will never threaten you with arrest or use abusive language. The e-mail or text messages will state something similar and ask recipients to click a link. In all cases, these are a fraud. Payments would never be requested in the form of gift cards, pre-paid credit cards or online currency (i.e. bitcoin.) Any text messages from the CRA are a scam, as the CRA will never send out a text message, nor will it send a link for recipients to click in an e-mail. Individuals unsure of their tax status, are asked to confirm with CRA by its online portal or by calling 1-800-959-8281. Anyone who has sent money to what is believed to be a scam is asked to please contact local police.  Those with information on a new fraud or wanting to provide more information on this fraud, are asked to please call the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre at 1-888-495-8501 or online at www.antifraudcentre.ca.