A teen from the Maple Creek district was released on a series of strict conditions after appearing in Swift Current Provincial Court on charges related to an Amber Alert issued on January 10.
The 16-year-old male was in Swift Current court on Monday facing charges of abduction of a person under 16 years of age, break and enter a residence with the intent to commit mischief, possession of a weapon dangerous to public, and disguise with intent.
He was released to the Rock Solid Refuge, a 24-hour supervised residential program for teen boys situated north east of Shaunavon, until a Feb. 14 court appearance in Maple Creek. His release conditions also include maintaining a residence at Rock Solid Refuge, or a residence approved by his youth worker bail supervisor, while abiding by the residency rules of Rock Solid Refuge. He was prohibited from possessing a cell phone, restrictions were placed on his use and access to the internet, and a non contact provision was added for six individuals.
An Amber Alert was issued on 7:45 a.m. last Thursday, with RCMP attempting to locate a pregnant 14-year-old Maple Creek area girl who had been reportedly abducted. The Alert was subsequently cancelled shortly after 7 p.m. when the boys' family brought the two teens to the Swift Current Rural RCMP Detachment.
A second 16-year-old teen from Maple Creek was arrested on Friday in Maple Creek and is charged with break and enter a residence with the intent to commit mischief, and disguise with intent. He will be making his first court appearance in Maple Creek on Feb. 14.
A 38-year-old woman from the Maple Creek District was arrested on Friday evening in Swift Current. She was released after being charged with a count of abduction of a person under 16 years of age, plus obstruction of a peace officer. She will be making her first court appearance in Maple Creek, also on Feb. 14.
The Youth Criminal Justice Act prohibits the release of names of the youths charged with these offences, or naming individuals which may result in identifying the youth.