The Canora/Sturgis RCMP responded to 38 calls for service over the past week, which included six traffic offenses, six provincial statutes, two mischiefs, two uttering threats, one theft, one assault, one fraud, and one break and enter.
The Canora/Sturgis RCMP would like to inform the public about a Social Insurance Number (SIN) fraud that has taking place in the area. Members of the public have been getting calls advising that their SIN has been compromised and to press “1” for further details. The fraudsters have been using technology so it appears that a call is coming from a local Canora phone number to add credibility to their fraud. Please never give out any personal or financial information over the phone or to someone you have never met. Fraudsters can be very persuasive making you think they are with law enforcement authorities, government agencies or health care providers but rest assured none of these mentioned would ever take or ask for information or money over the phone.
On June 20 the Canora/Sturgis RCMP responded to a complaint of two males with knives and a pipe knocking on the door of a local bar in Canora. When police were en route to the area they both fled on foot. Police were unable to locate or apprehend the males. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Canora/Sturgis RCMP by calling 306-563-4700. On June 22 the Canora/Sturgis RCMP responded to an intoxicated male trying to ride a bike on Second Avenue West in Canora. Members attended the scene and located a highly intoxicated screaming male in the middle of the street with a bicycle laying on top of him. The male was placed under arrest and placed in RCMP cells until he was sober.
On June 22 Canora/Sturgis RCMP responded to an intoxicated male passed out sleeping in a back alley near Mary Street in Canora. This male was woken by a member of the public. The male then departed the scene and was not located again.
On the night of June 23 the Canora/Sturgis RCMP responded to a complaint of an intoxicated adult male arguing with and pushing a member of the Canora Fire Department as well as throwing a beer can and uttering threats to multiple fire fighters. Police responded to this complaint and the male fled from police with a female passenger. Later in the night RCMP, Canora Fire Department and Emergency Services responded to a single vehicle rollover involving the same vehicle and occupants. Both the male driver and the female passenger were trapped in the vehicle when Emergency Services arrived on scene with serious non-life threatening injuries. The Canora Fire Department members were able to free both occupants and they were transported to hospital for their injuries.
On June 23 the Canora/Sturgis RCMP responded to a suspicious abandoned truck on Highway No. 9 in Canora. The truck was not registered and owners or drivers have not been located. The truck is an early 80s blue Chevrolet 1500 regular cab. Anyone with information about this incident is requested to contact the Canora/Sturgis RCMP by calling 306-563-4700. Information on this or any other crime can be submitted anonymously through CrimeStoppers by calling 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or submitting a tip online at www.saskcrimestoppers.com.