Saskatchewan RCMP Blotter — July 8, 2014

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RCMP Historical Crime Unit South


4:00 p.m.

Ten years ago, Courtney Struble spent the evening watching a movie with a friend and his brother at a vet clinic on the outskirts of Estevan.  When the movie was over, Courtney said she would walk back to her dad’s house.  Her friend’s brother offered her a ride, Courtney said she would walk and left the house.  This was the last time she was seen.

Courtney was reported missing the next day to the Estevan Police Service by her father and a missing person investigation began.  In late 2009, the RCMP Historical Case Unit, within the Saskatchewan RCMP Major Crime Program, was asked by Estevan Police Service to conduct a review of Courtney’s missing person file.  Investigators believe that Courtney was murdered.

Over the past ten years, there have been extensive searches for Courtney and investigators from the RCMP, Estevan Police Service and the Missing Children’s Society of Canada have been working diligently to find out exactly what happened to Courtney.  Since Courtney was reported missing, there have been hundreds of interviews conducted and more than 50 investigators have contributed to the investigation.   The last tip relating to Courtney’s disappearance was received on May 21, 2014.

As a result of the investigation to date, we have determined that after she left the vet clinic, she made it back into the city of Estevan.  At the time of her disappearance, Courtney had a part-time job cleaning a friend’s home in Estevan.  She was to complete the job she had started earlier in the week and pick up her pay the weekend following her disappearance.  She also had made plans to meet friends on Saturday.  Additionally, none of her personal belongings were missing – her wallet, clothes, stuffed animals and make-up were all left behind at her home.  Investigators have determined there has been no banking activity and her Saskatchewan Health Card has not been used.  These facts are not consistent with a girl who ran away from home or chose not to have contact with her family.

Investigators have; however, determined that after Courtney left the vet clinic, she made it back into the city of Estevan.  Investigators have spoken to the two people she spent the evening with at the vet clinic, and determined they were not involved in her disappearance through a variety of investigational techniques including polygraph examination.  

Investigators believe that information relating to Courtney’s disappearance, including her body, is located in and around the city of Estevan.  Therefore, in the upcoming days and weeks, residents in and around Estevan can expect to see investigators conducting searches using ground penetrating radar and an unmanned aerial vehicle equipped with special cameras.  This technology wasn’t available at the time Courtney was reported missing and investigators believe these tools will provide valuable information to assist investigators in bringing Courtney home.  The RCMP also has available, the use of our underwater recovery team, to search bodies of water that prove to be significant in this case.

Over the next week, the attached flyers/posters will be delivered throughout Estevan and the surrounding community.  Investigators are asking residents in the area surrounding Estevan to please check their rural properties, including abandoned buildings, grassy and treed areas, and bodies of standing water.  If you see anything that is out of place or if you have information about Courtney’s death, please call the RCMP Historical Case Unit at 306-780-5582 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

Investigators are committed to determine exactly what happened to Courtney and find those responsible.




Prince Albert RCMP


1:30 pm


Prince Albert RCMP detachment is requiring the assistance from the public in locating a female teenager that went missing on July 5th, 2014 at approximately 11:45 am from the Eagles Nest Youth Ranch north of Christopher Lake, Saskatchewan.


Missing is Hannah BOLIG who was born August 28th, 2000.  She's described as 5'3", 110lbs, Caucasian, green eyes, shoulder length strawberry blonde hair, last wearing a blue plaid shirt with sleeves up to the elbows, and short denim shorts.  BOLIG is from North Battleford, Saskatchewan.

Anyone with information as to Hannah BOLIG's whereabouts is asked to please contact the Prince Albert RCMP at (306) 765-5500 or your nearest Police Service.



Warman RCMP

On July 07, 2014, at approximately 3:00 p.m. members of the Warman RCMP were alerted to a call of numerous cattle on highway 11 near the railway overpass at the City of Warman.  A local farmer was attempting to round up numerous cattle that had gotten loose.


Officers attended in the area and were able to observe several cattle.  The officers assisted the owner and several others in rounding up the loose cattle.


At approximately 4:15 p.m. RCMP received another call.  This time of a loose calf on highway 305 near Crystal Springs Drive on the west side of the City of Warman.  The owner of the calf, a yearling which had been bred for rodeo bucking, was attempting to capture the calf but was unable to do so.  The calf was agitated and injured.  It was bucking and kicking at people as they approached and had apparently suffered a broken leg after having run in the vicinity of railway tracks that run through Warman.


Three RCMP officers and the Warman Bylaw officer attended in the area and located the calf in a ditch adjacent to the roadway.  Their attempts to assist the owner in bringing the animal under control were unsuccessful and the owner requested that officers dispatch the calf out of concern for public safety and to alleviate the animal from further suffering.  It was evident that the animal had a compound fracture to one of it's hind legs.


RCMP members, who were armed with RCMP issued shotguns and RCMP issued service pistols, initially decided to attempt to dispatch the wounded calf with a shotgun, but the owner, a lifetime experienced owner of cattle, advised officers that the duty ammunition of the RCMP issued shotgun would be ineffective and that officers were better advised to utilize their issued service pistols.


One RCMP officer, a member with seven years of police experience, fired 14 shots with his service pistol at the animal.  The first several shots were ineffective which resulted in the officer having to fire more shots until such time as the calf was put down.  A veterinarian who attended at the scene advised the officer that several of the shots landed in an area of the animal's skull that would not have been effective, which resulted in the officer having to fire more shots.


The animal's remains were removed from the area by the owner.


At least one bystander captured a portion of the incident on video, which has been viewed by the RCMP.  That video is consistent with the reports made by the officer and others at the scene.


RCMP policy authorizes RCMP officers to dispatch domestic animals or livestock in cases where an animal is suffering from an injury from which it will not likely recover or where the animal represents a risk to public safety.  In this case, the officer, in consultation with the owner, decided that both criteria had been met.





Saskatoon RCMP




1:00 pm.


On February 16, 2014, Saskatoon RCMP received a complaint from two snowmobilers who had been confronted and assaulted by an adult male who was armed with a shotgun in the RM of Corman Park, Saskatchewan. The two snowmobilers had video of the incident, which was provided to police.


After consultation with Saskatoon Public Prosecutions, it has been recommended that charges be laid in relation to this incident.


61 year-old Deryl Ring (proper spelling) of the RM of Corman Park is charged with:


1 count of assault, Section 266 of the Criminal Code


1 count of assault with a weapon, Section 267(a) of the Criminal Code


1 count of possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, Section 88(2) of the Criminal Code


1 count of mischief, Section 430(4) of the Criminal Code


Deryl Ring will appear make his first appearance in Saskatoon Provincial Court on September 17, 2014, at 2:00 P.M.





Humboldt RCMP

2014-07-08  8:19 hrs

Humboldt, SK

Between June 27th and July 3rd, 2014 the Humboldt and Lanigan RCMP have received numerous complaints of an unknown male  breaking into and stealing from local businesses. The male was driving a Dodge truck that looks to be a 2010 model, is dark in color and has a wooden bedliner. A photo of the male and the truck are attached. Police are looking for assistance in identifying and locating this male.

If you have information about this or any other crime, please contact your nearest police service or RCMP, or you may call Saskatchewan Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), through SaskTel Mobility Network at *TIPS or submit a tip online at  If your information leads to an arrest or a case being cleared, you may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,000.00.



North Battleford RCMP

2014 July 7 6:00 am - 2014 July 8 6:00 am


2014 July 8 8:00 am


Over 30 calls for service including 4 False Alarms, 4 Traffic complaints, 1 Municipal Bylaw/Noise complaint.



1000 am - Vehicle parked on 2000 block of 96th Street struck by unknown vehicle some time in preceding 24 hours.  No suspects at this time.


1004 am - Two unwanted guests at a home on Asquith Avenue reported, both said to be refusing to leave.  Matter mediated.


1113 am - Complainant's identification taken by an acquaintance who has refused to return it.


314 pm - Hit and run at Frontier Mall parking lot.  Parked vehicle struck by unknown suspect vehicle some time this afternoon.


346 pm - 10 year old girl report missing from a residence on 10th Avenue.  Located shortly there after at a residence on 107th Street.


407 pm - Complaint of assault received at detachment.  Incident alleged to have occurred at a residence on Saturday evening.  Minor injuries had been sustained, suspect known to victim and investigation continuing.


436 pm - Call of an assault/neighbour dispute on 106th Street.  All parties spoken to and matter remains under investigation.


710 pm - 54 year old woman arrested and charged with Failing to Comply with Undertaking, found intoxicated and laying down near the Highway at Don Ross Hill.


844 pm - 911 call of a male hanging off the back of a vehicle on Railway Avenue East, the female driver witnessed at one point stopping the car and throwing beer bottles at him before again taking off with the male hanging off the back.  Members located both subjects on Carlton Trail.  The male injured but was quite intoxicated.  He was arrested and has since been released without charges.  He and the driver are in a relationship, appear to have had an argument, and when she attempted to drive away, the male grabbed onto the car.  Investigation found the driver was driving erratically, including running a stop sign with resulted in a near collision with another vehicle.  The driver is facing charges of Dangerous Driving and Mischief, and has also since been released from custody until her first appearance in North Battleford Court on August 11th.


926 pm - Male found laying down on complainant's removed gas cap of her vehicle on 104th Street.  Subject left and appeared very intoxicated.  Not located.


929 pm - Break and Enter to a business on 103rd Street reported.  Three youths identified as possible suspects, investigation ongoing.


1033 pm - A lost walker recovered near 110th Street and 12th Avenue.


1045 pm - Intoxicated person causing a disturbance at a business.  Subject left when police called and was not located.



137 am - Suspicious male knocking on complainants door on 14th Avenue.  Subject left when door wasn't answered and no one located.


310 am - Call of unknown female knocking on a door on 107th Street, then proceeded to go lay on front lawn.  40 year old woman located, arrested and held in custody until sober.


409 am - Woman arrested for Public Intoxication after complaint of female laying in some trees off 107th Street.



Shellbrook RCMP



Police have cleared the scene and traffic is no longer restricted in the area.



Two Vehicle Collision



Shellbrook RCMP are presently on scene of a two vehicle collision at the intersection of Hwy #3 (at Holbein,SK) and Hwy 693.

Preliminary investigation has revealed that a red Dodge pickup truck was eastbound on Hwy #3 when a southbound blue GMC pickup truck proceeded through the intersection and into the path of the Dodge pickup.  The Dodge collided with the GMC hitting it on the passenger side.

2 male occupants of the Dodge pickup along with the male driver and female passenger from the GMC pickup were taken by ambulance to Victoria Hospital in Prince Albert with undetermined injuries.

A collision analyst is en route to the scene and is expected to be there for a few hours along with members of Shellbrook RCMP. At this time traffic is flowing however, motorists in the area can expect delays.

Investigation into this matter is ongoing.

No further details are known at this time.

Organizations: RCMP, Saskatchewan Crime Stoppers, Carlton Trail Victoria Hospital

Geographic location: 96th Street, Asquith Avenue, 10th Avenue 106th Street Railway Avenue East 107th Street North Battleford Court 104th Street 103rd Street 110th Street 14th Avenue Prince Albert

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