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Press releases from RCMP across the province. Unedited and straight from the source.
North Battleford RCMP
At approximately 12:30 am this morning. North Battleford RCMP received a complaint regarding the discharge of a firearm in the 900 block of 110th Street. Investigation revealed there was damage to a residence which was found to be consistent with discharge from a firearm. At the time of this event a dark coloured two door car was observed leaving the area. This matter remains under investigation.
If you have information about this or any other crime, please contact the North Battleford RCMP Detachment at 306-446-1720 or you may call Saskatchewan Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), through Sask-Tel Mobility at *8477, text TIP206 plus your message to CRIMES (274637) or submit a tip online at www.saskcrimestoppers.com where you can also view information on other unsolved crimes.
Rose Valley/Kelvington RCMP
Break & Enter, Theft –Yellow Quill First Nation, SK
The Rose Valley / Kelvington RCMP and Crime Stoppers are seeking assistance from the public in solving the following crime which happened on between May 15th, 2014 at 6:00 PM and May 16th, 2014, 8:00 AM. During this time, unknown persons broke into the Yellow Quill Daycare Center, located at the Yellow Quill First Nation, Saskatchewan. An undisclosed amount of food was stolen from the daycare kitchen during this time. Rose Valley / Kelvington RCMP continue their investigation.
If you have information about this or any other crime, please contact the Rose Valley / Kelvington Detachment at 306-322-2550 or you may call Saskatchewan Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), through Sask-Tel Mobility at *8477, text TIP206 plus your message to CRIMES (274637) or submit a tip online at www.saskcrimestoppers.com where you can also view information on other unsolved crimes.
Prince Albert RCMP
On May 27, 2014, shortly before 3:00 a.m., Prince Albert RCMP received a complaint of break and enter that was in progress at the North Bay Trailer Court, north of Prince Albert. The caller indicated that three adult males had broken into the home and threatened the residents with bear spray and other weapons. Members arrived at the scene and found an injured adult male inside the residence. The injured adult male is not a resident of the home where the incident occurred. The injured adult male was transported to hospital in Prince Albert and then by STARS to hospital in Saskatoon.
The investigation is ongoing.
If you have information about this or any other crime, please contact your nearest police service or RCMP, or if you wish to remain anonymous; contact Saskatchewan Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, or text TIP206 and your message to CRIMES (274637), or online at www.saskcrimestoppers.com If your information leads to an arrest or a charge, or to a case being cleared, you may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,000.00.
Information obtained during the investigation has resulted in additional charges in relation to the homicide of Roger Byer. On Tuesday, May 27, 2014, "F" Division Major Crime North arrested 56-year-old Dwight Windrum of Moose Jaw. Windrum was arrested without incident in Saskatoon and will appear in Saskatoon Court this morning at 10:00. He is facing the following charges:
Accessory after the fact to murder, contrary to Section 240 of the Criminal Code
Weapons trafficking (involving a 40 calibre handgun), contrary to Section 99(2) of the Criminal Code
We have received some media inquiries asking for the hometown of Roger Byer. He was residing in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan at the time of his death.
On Wednesday, May 21, 2014 at 8:30 a.m., F Division Major Crime North and Saskatoon RCMP General Investigation Section (GIS) arrested 57-year-old Daniel Smith of the Ruthilda, Saskatchewan district (southwest of Biggar, Saskatchewan). Smith was arrested without incident in a rural area near Holdfast, Saskatchewan.
Daniel Smith is charged with one count of:
First degree murder, contrary to section 235(1) of the Criminal Code.
The RCMP would like to thank the media and the public for their assistance with this investigation. Their involvement was essential to bringing the investigation to a successful conclusion.
Smith will appear in Saskatoon Provincial Court, Court Room 1, on Thursday, May 22 at 10:00 a.m.
An autopsy was conducted Tuesday, May 27, 2014 on the human remains recovered from the bank of the North Saskatchewan River on Thursday, May 22.
The human remains were positively identified through dental records as 46-year-old Michael Anthony Moss from St. Albert, Alberta, who was reported missing from Edmonton, Alberta on November 18, 2013.
The death is not considered suspicious and the Maidstone RCMP will be concluding the file.
The family has requested that media agencies respect their privacy during this difficult time.
The human remains recovered from the bank of the North Saskatchewan River on Thursday, May 22 were successfully removed and transported to Saskatoon.
An autopsy is tentatively scheduled for Tuesday, May 27, 2014.
The RCMP initially received a private message on May 22 via our RCMP Saskatchewan Facebook account regarding the discovery of human remains by canoeists traveling in the area. Our Divisional Operational Communication Centre made contact with both canoeists and dispatched Maidstone RCMP to the scene.
We would like to take this opportunity to inform the public that our Saskatchewan RCMP social media accounts are not monitored 24/7. We recognize that on rare occasions there may be extenuating circumstances that exist, but would like to stress that in emergency situations, the public should call 9-1-1, or, in non-emergencies, call 310-RCMP, or contact your local detachment/police service.
Further updates will be provided once they become available.
On May 22, 2014 at 2:10 pm, Maidstone RCMP responded to a call of a body on the river bank of the North Saskatchewan River. Canoeists in the area came across the body on the river bank. RCMP members attended and located the human remains approximately 10 km north of Paynton ferry crossing in the RM of Paynton, Saskatchewan.
Maidstone RCMP continue to investigate and will be working in conjunction with RCMP Major Crimes North and Office of the Chief Coroner, to positively identify the remains. Further updates will be provided when they become available.