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North Battleford RCMP
On July 6, 2014 at approximately 7:00 am 58 year old Wally Giesbrecht of Elrose, Saskatchewan left a local hotel on the 16 Highway Bypass in North Battleford to go for a walk. Giesbrecht inquired with hotel staff about the walking bridges that go over the North Saskatchewan River and the walking paths on Finlayson Island. When he didn't return to the hotel his family went and searched for him. Going for walks is a common practice for him, however it is not common for him to be gone for this length of time.
At 10:00 am North Battleford RCMP were called to assist with searching for Giesbrecht. North Battleford Fire Department deployed their boat into the river and along with the RCMP conducted an extensive search of the North Saskatchewan River, the shore line and Finlayson Island.
Wally Giesbrecht is described as Caucasian, 5'9", 190 lbs, black hair, brown eyes, wearing a grey shirt and beige pants.
It is not determined at this time the reason for him to be missing and the investigation is still on going.
If you have any information in relation to the whereabouts or have seen this man please call North Battleford RCMP Detachment at 306-446-1720 or RCMP Saskatchewan Media Relations at 306-780-3827 for further information.
North Battleford RCMP
2014 July 4 6:00 am - 2014 July 5 6:00 am
2014 July 5 950 am
Over 40 calls for service, including 5 false/nuisance 911 calls, 3 false alarms, 3 assistance to Social Services occurrence, 5 Traffic complaints.
1132 am - Complaint through 911 regarding child custody issues. Referred to family court.
1235 am - Complaint of stolen propane tank from the 1400 block of 114th Street. Investigation ongoing.
1244 pm - Report of underage people drinking at a business in the 900 block of 101st. No underage people located, however a 20 year old male was arrested on warrants and has been remanded to court in Prince Albert.
447 pm - Complaint of a dog left inside a vehicle in a parking lot on 101st Street. Members attended but vehicle had left.
514 pm - Report of an intoxicated male sleeping outside of a residence in the 900 block of 106th Street. A 45 year old male was arrested and lodged for sobering.
938 pm - Call of a domestic assault in the 2300 block of Kildeer Drive. A 31 year old female was arrested and later released with charges pending.
942 pm - Complaint of a male breaching no contact conditions. Investigation ongoing.
1007 pm - Report of a male and female fighting in the 1600 block of 105th. Police attended but no fight occurring.
1009 pm - Report of an intoxicated male on the north end of 100th Street. Male not located.
1028 pm - Complaint of an intoxicated male urinating on a dumpster in the alley in the 1200 block of 100th Street. A 41 year old male was arrested and lodged for sobering.
1052 pm - Report of theft of a purse from a business in the 1100 block of 101st Street. Police were in the area and observed a male running with a purse. The 29 year old male was arrested and the purse was recovered. He was released for court with charges pending.
1120 pm - Complaint of a female assaulted and robbed of her purse at a business in the 900 block of 101st Street. A 23 and 26 year old male and an 18 and 22 year old female were arrested and are currently in custody and charges are pending. The investigation in ongoing.
1158 pm - Report of a female that assaulted another female in the 1700 block of 110th Street. A 17 year old female was arrested and is facing a charge of assault.
1211 am - Complaint of intoxicated people outside a residence in the 1600 block of 104th Street talking about kicking a door in. Police attended and spoke to a male subject in the area. No damage noted.
1233 am - Complaint of a large fight in the 1500 block of 105th Street. Police attended and no one located fighting.
104/106 am - Complaints of a window smashed in the 800 block of 107th Street. Investigation ongoing.
417 am - Report of a brother and sister arguing at a residence in the 1300 block of 103rd Street. Mediated by members.
449 am - Complaint of a male assaulting people at a residence in the 1200 block of 107th Street and having a knife. Members attended and found that no assault occurred, and no knife used.
516/517 - Complaints received of an intoxicated male causing problems and refusing to pay a cab fare. Male was arrested and lodged for sobering.