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Saskatoon Police respond to more than 1,000 calls on weekend

The Saskatoon Police Service (SPS) responded to 1000 calls for service this past weekend, about a hundred more calls than usual.

According to the SPS, many of the weekend calls came out of Saskatoon’s Central Division. There were four separate reports of people having been sprayed with bear mace, and numerous crimes involving stolen vehicles. Continue reading “Saskatoon Police respond to more than 1,000 calls on weekend”

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Warm weather brings out speeders

Although the roads are clear and the weather is warm, the Saskatoon Police Service is cautioning drivers to slow their speeds.

On May 21, 2017, Police issued a $572 speeding ticket after officers recorded a vehicle going 138km/hour in a 50km/hour zone on 8th St. E.  Then On May 22, 2017, a driver was caught going 153km/hour in a 60km/hour zone at Claypool Drive and McClocklin Rd.

SPS would like to remind all drivers to watch for, and abide by the posted speed limits in and around Saskatoon.

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Traffic check stops to be set up during long weekend

A lower speed limit is in place at the intersection of Highway 11 and Highway 305 north of Warman. Motorists are advised to exercise caution during the May long weekend

Police are encouraging motorists to drive with caution during the May long weekend, which is traditionally the official launch of summer travel in Saskatchewan. Highways typically see an increase in traffic and with that, an increase in serious collisions.

In order to make the weekend safer for all road users, the Combined Traffic Services Saskatchewan unit (Central Region), along with the Saskatoon Police Service Traffic Unit, are teaming up to ensure that everyone gets to their destinations safely.

High visibility sobriety check stops are planned for each night of the long weekend both in the city of Saskatoon and surrounding highways. Continue reading “Traffic check stops to be set up during long weekend”

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