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North Battleford RCMP
2014 July 23 220 pm
An 18 year old male from Saskatoon has been arrested in connection to this attempted robbery. The male was initially arrested early in the morning of July 20th for unrelated warrants out of Saskatoon and has been in custody since. As a result of the continuing investigation, the male is now facing charges on this matter and was arrested on these new charges while already in custody in Saskatoon. He is scheduled to appear in Saskatoon court on Thursday July 24th for a first appearance. The investigation into this incident is continuing.
2014 July 21 830 am
A 20 year old male was arrested on the evening of July 20th in relation to this investigation. He is currently in custody and is scheduled to appear in North Battleford Provincial Court at 930 am on charges of Robbery with a Firearm, Assault with a Weapon and Possession of a Weapon. The investigation is ongoing.
2014 July 20 1245 pm
North Battleford RCMP are investigating an attempted armed robbery in a parking lot off Territorial Drive at approximately 4:30 am this morning. Two males were approached by three suspects while sitting in their vehicles. The suspects demanded cash and property, and one male appeared to in possession of a firearm. One suspect bear sprayed one victim before both victims were able to flee from the scene. The suspects then fled area without gaining any property. One victim was treated at hospital for the effects of the bear spray. The investigation is ongoing.
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 on July 16th, 2014 between 3:00 AM and 5:00 AM. During this time, unknown persons broke a window at the Yellow Quill School, located at the Yellow Quill First Nation, Saskatchewan. The window was broken on the elementary side of the school. 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.
North Battleford RCMP
RCMP North Battleford - Latest Crime Severity Index Data Released
Each year, Statistics Canada releases data measuring police-reported crime reflecting the relative seriousness of individual offences and tracks changes in crime severity. Each crime is assigned a weight depending on its seriousness which results in serious crimes having more of an impact on fluctuations on the Crime Severity Index. Weights used in the Index range from 6 for gaming and to over 7,000 for murder. The seriousness of each offence is also determined using objective sentencing data from the nation's courts. Individual offences are weighted according to the severity of the sentences given by judges. Sentencing data comes from Statistics Canada's Adult and Youth Courts surveys. This type of reporting was first introduced in 2009 and was developed at the request of the police community to address limitations to the traditional Crime Rate. Three Crime Severity Indexes exist: overall crime, violet crime, and non-violent crime.
The 2013 Crime Severity Index values for North Battleford indicate an overall CSI reduction of 6%. Offences contributing to North Battleford's overall CSI include: mischief, breaking and entering, cocaine trafficking, robbery, and theft. Offences contributing to the violent CSI remain relatively the same with the top five being: robbery, assault, assault with a weapon or causing bodily harm, murder (2nd degree, one incident), aggravated assault. The top five offences contributing to the non-violent CSI include: mischief, breaking and entering, cocaine trafficking, theft $5,000 or under, and fraud.
The largest change from last year was a decrease in cocaine trafficking. This category dropped from 142 offences in 2012 to 70 in 2013. The categories of mischief and breaking and entering accounted for almost half of the non-violent CSI and over 30% of the overall CSI . Mischief includes offences ranging from an unwanted person at a residence to vandalism. The top offence in the violent CSI is robbery, which contributed to 20% of the violent CSI. Of the top five offence types contributing to the overall CSI, robbery is the only violent offence and accounted for 5% of the overall CSI.
Another factor impacting the non-violent CSI is disturbing the peace. This is due to the frequency of this type of complaint, in 2013 North Battleford members responded to more than 1,000 disturbing the peace complaints, which is a 6% reduction from 2012. Also significant is the 17% reduction in the numbers of assault with weapon and/or assault causing bodily harm.
The issue of crime in a community is not only a policing issue and in North Battleford, the RCMP is working with several community organizations and all levels of government to address the root causes of crime. The past year has seen the implementation of several initiatives, including: working with local youth organizations to intervene with young people before they become involved in crime; and the implementation of a common offender reduction strategy that has detachment members closely monitoring individuals who are released on conditions to ensure they are not re-offending.
Initiatives currently under development with our community partners include: enhanced bylaw enforcement that will free up police officers for more serious offences; development of a stabilization shelter to address the issue of public intoxication and other social needs; and creation of a street crime reduction unit focussing on targeted enforcement. Our important work with the North Battleford Hub will continue as we believe this coordinated approach is critical in addressing many of the issues that result in crime in our community.
Sometime between Tuesday, July 22nd 2014 and Wednesday, July 23rd 2014, there were a rash of thefts from motor vehicles in the town of Lashburn. Miscellaneous items of value were stolen. The Maidstone RCMP would like to remind town residents of all communities we serve to be diligent when it comes to locking vehicles and not to leave anything of value in a unsecured place.
Anyone having any information regarding this recent rash of theft from motor vehicles is asked to call Maidstone RCMP or Crimestoppers.
North Battleford RCMP
2014 July 22 6:00 am - 2014 July 23 6:00 am
2014 July 23 730 am
Approximately 30 calls for service/occurrences reported including 10 Traffic related complaints/matters, 3 False/nuisance 911 calls, 1 assistance to Social Services, 3 False Alarms,
832 am - Theft of a lawn mower from a back yard on 18th Avenue some time overnight.
859 am - Keys to a vehicle parked on 1400 block of 103rd stolen, vehicle not taken.
521 pm - Report of someone taking a vehicle without owners consent and getting into an accident with it. Suspect and complainant know each other.
544 pm - Vehicle damaged by what appears to have been a key while parked on 1400 block of 92nd Street.
630 pm - Theft of a scooter from outside a business on the 1800 block of 100th Street.
825 pm - Vehicle parked on 15th Avenue spray painted. Believed to have happened within a short time of complaint.
903 pm - Complaint of assault made. Complainant was not cooperative with investigation. No injuries alleged.
1010 pm - Shoplifting complaint from a business on Railway Avenue East. 3 suspects have all been identified and property was recovered. Investigation ongoing.
1022 pm - 911 call to a residence on 109th Street advising a couple of persons were on scene causing problems. Members attended, one subject already gone. All parties spoken to, everyone now calm and stated everything was now ok.
1030 pm - Theft of tools reported from a residence on 1700 block of 103rd Street.
1215 am - 21 year old male and 17 year old male wanted on outstanding warrants located at a residence on 108th Street and arrested.
304 am - Vehicle parked on 1500 block of 98th Street brown into. Male suspect fled scene is a red Ford truck.