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2014-07-04 at 4:30pm
On June 27th at approximately 1230 pm, Lloydminster and Maidstone RCMP, investigated a fatal motor vehicle collision involving a 2008 North Bound Chrysler Pacifica and a 1986 West Bound Chevrolet Monte Carlo. Erika Bendick (1932-05-20), passenger of the Chrysler Pacifica, was pronounced deceased at the scene. The driver Floyd Bendick (1932-12-09) was transported to Saskatoon Royal University Hospital where he suffered major injuries and died in hospital care yesterday July 3, 2014. The driver of the Monte Carlo was released from Hospital on July 2nd, 2014.
We are requesting that the media and public respect the privacy of the family during this difficult time.
On Tuesday, June 17, 2014, Southey RCMP responded to a call of mischief to a motor vehicle in the RM of Cupar. Between Friday, June 6 and Tuesday, June 17, 2014, a Town of Southey loader had a rock thrown through the front window while it was parked north of town.
On Tuesday, June 17, 2014, Southey RCMP responded to a call of theft of a motor vehicle in the town of Bulyea. Between 10:00 p.m. and 5:45 a.m., a vehicle was stolen from a residence in Bulyea and later recovered on the west end of Regina.
On Tuesday, June 23, 2014, Southey RCMP responded to a call of theft of a motor vehicle in the RM of Cupar. Between 10:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m., a vehicle was stolen from a rural residence in the RM of Cupar and later recovered on the Gordon First Nation Reserve.
On Sunday, June 29, 2014, Southey RCMP received a report of a hit and run to a vehicle parked at the Cupar school. Between 8:00 p.m. and 8:00 a.m. the vehicle was hit from behind. A pack of fireworks was also stolen from the vehicle.
There have been multiple thefts of motor vehicles around the City of Regina over the past few months. We are asking that the public be mindful of suspicious vehicles or persons around their rural properties. Police require vehicle makes, models, license plate numbers and description of suspects to assist in locating the persons responsible for crimes of this nature.
If you have information about this or any other crime, please contact the Southey/Strasbourg RCMP or your local police service. If you wish to remain anonymous Saskatchewan Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, *8477 on Sask-Tel, text TIP206 plus your message to CRIMES (274637) or submit a tip online at www.saskcrimestoppers.com If your information leads to an arrest or a case being cleared, you may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,000.00.
Maple Creek RCMP
On Thursday, July 3, 2014, 15-year-old Tyra Crane, an Aboriginal female, was reported missing to the Maple Creek RCMP. She was last heard from on Monday, June 23, 2014, by her youth worker and was believed to be in Regina at that time.
Tyra Crane is described as 5'5" tall, 120 pounds with long, straight brown hair and brown eyes. Investigation has revealed that Tyra may be in or around Regina, Medicine Hat, or Edmonton, Alberta.
Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Tyra Crane is asked to call the Maple Creek RCMP Detachment at 306-662-5550 or contact your nearest police service or RCMP.
Rose Valley/Kelvington RCMP
The Rose Valley / Kelvington RCMP and Crime Stoppers are seeking assistance from the public in solving the following crime which happened between the 12th and 16th of June, 2014. During this time an unknown person(s) entered a vehicle parked in the town of Kelvington and took an undisclosed amount of money. 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.
2014 July 4 100 pm
Police have cleared the scene and traffic is no longer restricted in the area. The investigation is ongoing and police will be updating the condition of the male driver of one of the vehicles who was air lifted to hospital some time in the afternoon.
Saskatchewan Internet Child Exploitation Unit
On Thursday July 3, 2014, members of the Saskatchewan Internet Child Exploitation (ICE) Unit arrested and charged Russell Dennis WOLFE (D.O.B. 1959-03-06) of Saskatoon, with six additional charges after an ongoing investigation into child pornography. WOLFE had been previously charged with Possession of Child Pornography, Accessing Child Pornography and Distribution of Child Pornography during Operation Snapshot III, which was a national project focusing on sex offenders who collect, possess, share, make available, distribute and produce child sexual exploitation material online.
Through the investigation and the examination of evidence, seized at WOLFE’s residence in May 2014, ICE investigators discovered additional evidence which lead to these six new charges: three counts of making child pornography, two counts of sexual assault, and one count of breaching his release conditions.
WOLFE made his first court appearance on these charges at Saskatoon Provincial Court, Friday morning, July 4, 2014.
The investigation will continue as police investigators attempt to identify 14 young females: potential victims with whom WOLFE may have had contact. Anyone with information to assist in this investigation is asked to contact members from the Saskatchewan ICE Unit, the Saskatoon Police Service at 306-975-8363, or any local Police office or RCMP detachment.
On Tuesday, June 24, 2014, at approximately 7:30 p.m., Moosomin RCMP responded to a complaint of a suspicious vehicle on Old Theatre Road, approximately five kilometers east of Moosomin, Saskatchewan.
Members attended and located a lone male inside of a Volkswagon Jetta, causing damage to it. The male was arrested for mischief to the vehicle, which was determined to be a rental vehicle that had been rented by him in Regina. During the arrest, the male assaulted two members of the Moosomin RCMP.
The male was taken into police custody. Moosomin RCMP, along with a Police Dog Service team from Regina, conducted a search in and around the area where the vehicle was initially located and seized a significant amount of cocaine. The two members that were assaulted sustained minor injuries and have since returned to duty.
24-year-old Jesse Yakimchuk of Regina is charged with:
1 count of trafficking cocaine, section 5(2) of the Controlled Drug and Substances Act
2 counts of assault on a peace officer, section 270 of the Criminal Code
1 count of resist arrest, section 129 of the Criminal Code
1 count of mischief over $5000, section 430(3) of the Criminal Code
Yakimchuk made his first appearance in Moosomin Provincial Court on Wednesday, July 2. He has since been released and his next court appearance is scheduled for August 5, 2014 in Broadview Provincial Court.
This matter is still under investigation.
2014 July 4 905 am
STARS ambulance is airlifting one person to Saskatoon Hospital with serious injuries. Fire and ambulance have cleared the scene, but Police remain on scene pending a complete examination of the scene. The highway will remain closed at this location and traffic will be re-routed until at least after noon.
2014 July 4 750 am
Battlefords RCMP are currently at the scene of a two vehicle collision on Highway 4 approximately 5 miles north of the city of North Battleford involving a Semi and a Car. People travelling in the area should expect delays in traffic flow and if at all possible travel by an alternate route. STARS is on route to the area, and police, fire and ambulance personnel are all on scene. Further updates will be provided as the become available.
North Battleford RCMP
2014 July 3 6:00 am - 2014 July 4 6:00 am
2014 July 4 8:00 am
Over 20 calls for service/occurrences reported including, 6 Traffic complaints, 6 False Alarms, 1 False/Nuisance 911 call, 2 calls assisting Social Services with Child Welfare matters,
735 am - Caller receiving repeated calls from a number in Jamaica trying to get complainant to forward money. No case sent out.
142 pm - Caller had several persons at his home on the weekend and someone stole his wallet.
648 pm - Three vehicle collision at junction of Highway 16 and Territorial Drive. Two persons were treated for minor injuries at hospital and two of the vehicles had to be towed from scene. Male driver of one of the vehicles had been charged under the Traffic Safety Act with Failing to yield while turning left.
902 pm - Complaint of ongoing harassment/unwanted attention. Parties involved in a previous relationship. Investigation ongoing.
1030 pm - Report of an assault on Laurier Crescent. Learned the caller was not assaulted, but had been "going crazy" in the house, punching walls and threatening to smash windows. Matter mediated.
148 am - Call to a residence on 97th Street to sounds of fighting and arguing. Upon arrival, persons on scene claimed the offending party had already left. Warned about the noise.