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Autopsy has revealed that there is insufficient evidence to identify the human remains recovered from the house that burnt down on March 2, 2014 at Witchekan Lake First Nation. There is considerable indication that the remains recovered are those of 10-year-old Iesha Star Amy Rabbitskin who was unaccounted for at the time of the fire. The cause of the fire has been undetermined.
Investigators have determined the identification of the deceased adult Caucasian female in the March 10, 2014 suspicious death investigation in Raymore, Saskatchewan.
The family has consented to the release of her name; 27-year-old Shauna Maureen Welch of Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan was located deceased on March 10, 2014 at a residence in the 1000 block of 4th Avenue in the community of Raymore.
The investigation into the cause of her death continues.
March 12, 2014
Inter-provincial cooperation leads to drug busts
Edmonton, Alberta - On Friday March 7, 2014, the Edmonton RCMP Serious & Organized Crime Team (SOC), RCMP Police Dog Services with the assistance of the Edmonton Police Service Tactical Team executed a search warrant at the Edmonton residence of an alleged drug trafficker who was supplying drugs destined to Saskatchewan. As a result of this search, officers seized over 12 pounds of marihuana, 1000 ml of GHB, a small quantity of MDMA, dozens of containers and vials of various steroids, approximately 3/4 pound of Ketamine and a quantity of cash money.
This investigation began on March 5, 2014 in Kindersley, Saskatchewan by the Integrated Drug Enforcement Street Team in Saskatoon (comprised of officers of the Saskatoon Police Service and the RCMP) as well as the RCMP Kindersley Detachment. Saskatchewan officers reached out to the Edmonton RCMP Serious & Organized Crime Team to cooperate on an inter-provincial drug investigation involving drug smuggling between Alberta and Saskatchewan.
The investigation led to a vehicle stop by Saskatchewan police where individuals were arrested in possession of over a kilogram of cocaine, several ounces of methamphetamine, ketamine as well as 11 pounds of marihuana. Other police searches were conducted in Saskatoon and rural Kindersley, Saskatchewan which led officers to arrest another individual and seize hash oil, hash, cocaine, several ounces of methamphetamine, marihuana, cash and a sawed off shotgun.
"This is a great example of the results we can achieve by working together towards a common goal regardless of the province we work in or the badge we carry", says Inspector Peter Trottier, Officer in Charge of the RCMP Serious & Organized Crime Team 2. "Police officers in both provinces did an excellent job to bring this to a successful conclusion."
As a result of the Edmonton search, RCMP officers charged Jeremy WONG, a 29-year-old male of Edmonton with:
Trafficking marihuana - sec. 5(1) CDSA
Possession of marihuana for the purpose of trafficking - sec. 5(2) CDSA
Possession of Ketamine for the purpose of trafficking - sec. 5(2) CDSA
Possession of 4 - hydroxybutanoic acid (GHB) for the purpose of trafficking - sec. 5(2) CDSA
Possession of Proceeds of Crime over $5000, section 355 of the CC
Jeremy WONG is scheduled to appear in Edmonton Provincial Court on March 24, 2014.
· Marihuana: 12 pounds = 5.4 kilograms = 5400 grams. Dosage unit ranges from .5 to .3 grams per joint. Therefore the number of joints would range from 10,800 joints to 18,000 joints;
· GHB: 1000 ml. Dosage unit is 2.5 ml (2.5 grams). Therefore the number of dosage units is 400 doses;
· MDMA: no information to provide an estimate;
· Ketamine: 3/4 pound = 12 ounces. 28 grams in an ounce. 12 ounces x 28 grams = 340 grams. Dosage unit is 250 mg if taken orally (drank). Therefore the number of doses of Ketamine would be 1360 doses. If inhaled (insufflated) the dosage would be 50 mg. Therefore the number of doses of Ketamine would be 6800 doses;
· Steroids: The dosage unit would depend on the steroid. A typical vial would be 10 ml in volume.
· Edmonton RCMP total seizure
· Steroids seized
· Canadian currency and scale seized
La Loche RCMP
On March 11, 2014 at 8:41 p.m. La Loche RCMP responded to a 911 call for police assistance at a residence in the 100 block of Northshore Drive on the Clearwater River Dene Nation, which is north of La Loche, Saskatchewan. As a result of this 911 call, members entered into an investigation for a number of criminal code offences including assault with a knife. Investigation into this matter revealed that a 26 year old male had assaulted a 32 year old female who are both known to each other. Members were unable to locate the male suspect during the initial stages of the investigation, however were continually attempting to locate him.
Further to the initial 911 call made on the day prior, La Loche RCMP members responded to a related call at 4:42 a.m. on March 12, wherein the same residence previously attended to by police in the 100 block of Northshore Drive, was on fire. The residence is occupied by the victim of the assault from March 11. Both RCMP and the La Loche Fire Department responded to the house fire and found that the house was fully engulfed. All residents of the home have been accounted for, and no one else was in the home at the time of the fire.
This morning at approximately 11:00 a.m., La Loche RCMP located 26 year old Daniel Norman Lemaigre of Clearwater River Dene Nation at a residence on the Clearwater River Dene Nation where he was arrested in relation to the above incidents.
RCMP members are still on scene of the house fire and have consulted with an RCMP fire scene examiner from North Battleford.
Daniel Norman Lemaigre will make his first court appearance at La Loche Provincial Court on Thursday March 12 at 10:00 a.m. in answer to the following charges:
Assault, section 266 Criminal Code
Assault with a weapon, section 267 Criminal Code
Possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, section 88 Criminal Code
Being unlawfully in a dwelling house, section 349 Criminal Code
FORCIBLE confinement, section 279 (2) Criminal Code
Mischief, section 430 Criminal Code
Arson, section 434 Criminal Code
Uttering threats to damage property, section 264.1 (1)(b) Criminal Code
On March 11, 2014 Rosthern RCMP arrested 32-year-old April Dawn Moostoos of Saskatoon for the February 14, 2014 armed robbery at the Hague Service Station in Hague, Saskatchewan.
Moostoos remains in custody and has been charged with six Criminal Code offences related to the armed robbery including:
Robbery with a firearm, section 344(a1) Criminal Code.
Robbery with violence, section 344(b) Criminal Code.
Committing an indictable offence while wearing a mask, section 351 (2) Criminal Code.
2 counts of breach of undertaking, section 145(3) Criminal Code.
1 count of Obstruction of a peace officer at the time of Arrest for providing a false name, section 129(a) Criminal Code.
Moostoos will appear in provincial court Tuesday, March 12th at 10:00 a.m. in Rosthern, Saskatchewan.
The investigation into the four other suspects involved in the armed robbery is ongoing. Rosthern RCMP would like to thank the media and the public with their assistance.
North Battleford RCMP
Approximately 27 calls for service.
2 Alarm calls, both false.
754am - Two vehicle collision on Territorial Drive near Fairview access. No injuries, both vehicles towed from scene. Cause still under investigation. Icy road conditions were a factor.
947am - Theft of cash from a residence. Possible suspect identified and matter remains under investigation.
1158am - Complaint of a domestic dispute on Winder Crescent. Nothing criminal alleged and subjects separated.
1226pm - 14 year old reported missing, last seen previous evening. Located in the late afternoon.
344pm - Report of a historical assault against a child. Investigation ongoing.
406pm - Complaint of ongoing harassment through text messages.
545pm - 30 year old male arrested for public intoxication on 102nd Street.
619pm - Report of stolen cell phone, suspect known to complainant. Investigation ongoing.
643pm - 49 year old female arrested after report of unwanted and intoxicated person at a residence on 108th Street.
841pm - Break and Enter to a school, damage to front door. Nothing reported to be stolen or damaged inside.
957pm - Report of an assault/fight at a bar. 32 year old male was arrested for assault near scene, second male not located. Investigation on going, no charges laid at this time.
1041pm - Report of unwanted male at a business refusing to leave. Subject located and arrested, small amount of marihuana located on his person. Charges pending.
1054pm - Report of intoxicated unwanted person in a residence on 108th Street. Subjects removed a 29 year old woman from the home and agreed to transport her to a family members residence for the night to keep the peace. On route she thought it would be a good idea to threaten the member giving her a ride and so she was instead placed in cells for the night.
1158pm - 36 year old male arrested for Public Intoxication on 100th Street after report of intoxicated male causing a disturbance at a business.
0100am - Sighting made of a 14 year old, Teisha Wuttunee, at a residence located on the 800 block of 110th Street. This youth remains as a reported missing person until located and returned home. Anyone with information on the location of Teisha Wuttunee are requested to contact the North Battleford RCMP at 306-446-1720.
0253am - A break and enter was reported to a business located on the 1200 block of 101st Street. It is not known how many persons were involved in this break and enter or the exact amount of property that was stolen. Investigation is ongoing and if anyone has any information regarding this occurrence please contact Battleford RCMP"
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