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During the early morning hours of February 20, 2014, between midnight and 3:30 a.m., several vehicles were broken into in the City of Warman. Several men were observed by an area resident behaving in a suspicious manner and police were contacted.
RCMP patrols in the area resulted in a suspicious vehicle being observed, which fled from police. The driver of the vehicle attempted to evade police and attempted to leave the area at a high rate of speed, but lost control on the icy street surface and collided into a snowbank. A lone male occupant jumped from the vehicle and led police on a brief foot chase before he was captured.
Police observed a second suspicious vehicle in the vicinity and when an attempt was made to stop it, the driver quickly accelerated from police. Police attempted to follow the vehicle, but lost sight of it. The second vehicle was found abandoned a short while later. Warman RCMP was assisted by a Saskatoon Police Canine Unit, but two male suspects from the second vehicle were not located.
Warman RCMP have received complaints of 8 vehicles that were broken into, and 4 vehicles that were stolen. Police have since recovered two of the stolen autos from the Warman area, and a third vehicle which was reported stolen from Saskatoon. Two stolen autos from Warman are still outstanding, a white Ford Edge and a Blue Oldsmobile Cutlass.
One 15 year old male from Saskatoon is in custody facing 9 counts of theft related offences, two counts of possession of stolen property, one count of breaching an undertaking, and one count of dangerous driving. The youth is in custody pending a court appearance on Friday morning. The investigation is continuing.
Meadow Lake RCMP
Provincial Coroner's office confirmed yesterday that the remains found during the fire scene examination are in fact those of Robert Ellenor age 61.
Mr Ellenor was home alone at the time of the fire, the cause of the fire is unknown.
A member of the Provincial Fire commissioners office along with a RCMP member from North Battleford Provincial GIS, local Fire Chief and members from Meadow Lake RCMP were on scene today trying to determine the cause of yesterdays fire. During their examination of the burnt out residence bones were discovered. Saskatoon Major crimes has been contacted along with the Coroner's office. The bones discovered have been sent to Saskatoon by the Coroners office in hopes of determining there origin.
On February 12th 2014 at 615 AM Meadow Lake RCMP responded to a house fire along with the Meadow Lake Fire Department in the RM of Meadow Lake. Members are still on scene and attempts are being made to locate the home owner and the cause of the fire is still under investigation.
North Battleford RCMP
2014.02.19 6am - 2014.02.20 6am
Just under 30 calls for service/occurrences reported. 3 alarms responded to,
600am - 21 year old male arrested after complaint of unknown person knocking on apartment doors on St Laurent Drive. Subject extremely intoxicated, held in custody until sober.
832am - Hit and run reported to a vehicle parked on 1300 block of 97th Street over night. Minor damage to driver's side of vehicle.
1000am - Failure to pay cab fare reported. Suspect later cleared up bill.
1151am - Members called to residence on 104th Street, youth reported to be out of control, screaming and breaking things. Youth was apprehended and turned over to social services.
814pm - Call of suicidal male attempting to harm himself and has since left residence. Members searched for subject for several hours and were able to locate him shortly after 1100pm, safely taken to hospital.
941pm - Complaint of suspicious vehicle possibly following someone. Members attended to location to ensure safety of caller. Suspect vehicle no longer in area.
1016pm - Reports of several vehicles and residences struck by paint balls on 1700 block of 97th and 9000 block of 16th Avenue.
1236am - Warning given for noisy party complaint on 103rd Street.
253am - Vehicle parked on 2100 block of 95th Street entered and some papers moved around. Vehicle found by patrolling members with door open and secured.
255am - Hit and run called in from Railway Avenue East. Suspect vehicle located a short time later and driver facing charges under Traffic Safety Act.
401am - Warning given for noisy party on Winder Crescent.
431am - Members called to residence, report of a male threatening to get a gun, possibly to harm himself. Members attended and suspect was being controlled by another male at home, taken into custody without further issue.
512am - 17 year old youth arrested on 101st Street, in violation of her court imposed curfew.