Justice Minister and Attorney General Gordon Wyant has announced the creation of the new Protection and Response Team (PRT) to aid in the reduction of crime in rural Saskatchewan.
The new PRT is being created in response to recommendations by the Caucus Committee on Crime (Committee). The new PRT will consist of 258 armed officers who will have arrest and detention powers, and will be comprised of:
- 120 police officers from RCMP and municipal police services:
- 60 police positions currently deployed to the Combined Traffic Services Saskatchewan (CTSS) Initiative;
- 30 new police positions; and
- 30 re-purposed police positions currently funded by the ministry, will be integrated with,
- 40 Ministry of Highways Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Officers (CVEO) with expanded powers; and
- 98 Ministry of Environment Conservation Officers (CO).
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Saskatoon Police are currently searching for a suspect believed to be involved in an early morning sexual assault.
The suspect is described as a male, between the ages of 18 and 20, Indigenous, 6’ tall, with shaggy dark hair and a noticeable injury to his forehead. He was believed to have been wearing a black t-shirt, skinny jeans, and black or red shoes.
At approximately 5:30 a.m., August 18, 2017, Police were called to a home in the 3200 block of McGill Street in Saskatoon. Two female residents of a home reported that an unknown male had entered the residence and had physically and sexually assaulted one of the women. Continue reading “Saskatoon Police searching for suspect in sexual assault”
Two people are facing numerous theft charges after being arrested earlier this month.
On the morning of Friday, August 11, the Delisle-Warman RCMP received a complaint from some observant residents of Delisle who had noticed their friend’s truck, which had been stolen the previous day, was being driven around in the community .
The stolen truck was located outside of a residence in the community of Delisle and the driver of it subsequently arrested for possession of stolen property.
Further investigation by the Delisle-Warman RCMP resulted in a Search Warrant being executed at the residence where one more person was arrested for possession of stolen property. Recovered during the Search Warrant was approximately $36,000 worth of stolen property, including two construction site GPS units and various tools that had been stolen from the area. Continue reading “Two men arrested after Delisle thefts”