Press releases from RCMP across the province. Unedited and straight from the source.
North Battleford RCMP
On Saturday, May 3rd at 5:15 a.m. RCMP in North Battleford responded to a residence in the 1200 block of 103rd Street for an assault complaint. Upon police arrival, a 34 year old male was found bleeding and in need of medical attention. An ambulance was called to the scene immediately. The male was taken to Battleford Union Hospital and later airlifted to Royal University Hospital for treatment of his injuries. He remains in hospital and is in stable condition.
Police arrested a 21 year old female and an 18 year old male at the scene. They are being charged with Aggravated Assault and will be in Provincial court Monday, May 26th, 2014. Their names can be released at a later date.
Please be advised that Keanah Forest was located at a friend's residence on Mistawasis First Nation on Friday May 2nd at approx. 5 pm. She is in good health and the investigation is now concluded.
Meadow Lake RCMP
**Meadow Lake RCMP apologizes for the delayed update on this matter**
On May 2nd, 2014 at around 5:30 p.m. Meadow Lake RCMP responded to a single vehicle rollover 10 kilometres west of Rapidview on Highway #55. 4 occupants were in a 2004 4 door Chevrolet Cavalier.
21 year old Henry Partridge, from Loon Lake, was ejected from the vehicle and was pronounced deceased in hospital a short time later.
The 28 year old driver along with the two remaining female passengers (14 years and 19 years of age) were all discharged from hospital care after treatment for non-life threatening injuries sustained in the crash. Highway #55 was temporarily shut down for a number of hours while the collision analyst conduct his examination of the scene. and has since been re-opened. The cause of the rollover is still under investigation. No charges have been laid at this time.
Yesterday, May 2nd, at approximately 4:30 a.m., Milestone RCMP members were called out to a report of a stolen truck in the town of Briercrest, SK. Members from Milestone attended to Briercrest and located an abandoned vehicle, a grey Dodge Ram, that was reported stolen out of Roleau, SK. Further investigation revealed that another stolen vehicle, a white Subaru Forester, was located in the town of Roleau, SK. The white Subaru was reported stolen out of the City of Regina.
The RCMP members in Milestone, while conducting their investigation in Briercrest, learned that a member of the community had noticed the Dodge Truck in the community and, believing that it was stolen, had disabled the vehicle by removing the keys from the ignition. This same person had also observed three individuals, outside of the vehicle, that were believed to have been in the stolen Grey Truck. By removing the keys, the three suspects had no transportation to depart the village of Briercrest and were now somewhere on foot.
The RCMP contacted their Police Dog Services as well as neighbouring detachment and traffic members to assist in locating the 3 suspects.
The community then mobilized a community phone tree that alerted Briercrest residents of the 3 suspects whose whereabouts were unknown and to report any sightings or suspicious activities to RCMP. Actions by the community to assist in apprehending these suspects consisted of the following:
Residents in pick-up trucks spread out throughout the community on grid roads in hopes of locating the suspects.
One resident, a local pilot, took to the air to search the area for the three suspects.
Other residents canvassed the wet and boggy areas with quads.
The RCMP dog handler initiated his search but after several hours, called off the search as the track was no longer traceable by the Police Service Dog.
Shortly after noon, a local resident reported seeing three people walking through a wet, and muddy field and reported this to the RCMP. The area where the three individuals were located was in a field that was impassable by police 4x4 vehicle. A local farmer offered the services of his tractor to travel through the field. Four RCMP members and the tractor driver headed out into the field to locate the suspects. (Photo of the tractor heading out to the field is attached to this news release).
A short time later, 3 suspects were apprehended in the middle of a farmers field near the town of Briercrest, SK. All 3 were arrested for theft of a vehicle and returned from the field to the grid road where they were taken into custody and put in police vehicles. The three suspects, all male youth from Regina, aged 16, 16, & 17 were transported to cells at the Moose Jaw Police Service. All 3 will be appearing in front of a Justice of the Peace later today and will be facing various charges including Theft, Possession of Stolen Property, and Breach of Probation.
The RCMP would like to thank the entire community of Briercrest who went above and beyond in assisting police in locating these suspects without putting themselves in danger's way. Their efforts in assisting with the investigation yesterday were truly inspiring.
The following units assisted throughout this investigation: Moose Jaw RCMP detachment, Moose Jaw City Police, Regina Police Services, RCMP Traffic Services, RCMP Police Service Dog Section, RCMP Forensic Identification Services as well as the RCMP Provincial General Investigation Section.