In April, the Saskatchewan RCMP expanded its Crime Watch Advisory Network from the southern part of the province to all of Saskatchewan, and it appears to be paying off. Mounties report 10,341 people have signed up for the free service as of Thursday, June 6.
“The success stories from across the province show that we can all come together to help reduce rural crime and keep our communities safe. I encourage everyone to continue to sign up for the Saskatchewan Crime Watch Advisory Network, and to help be the eyes and ears of their community,” says Christine Tell, Corrections and Policing Minister.
To date, the RCMP have issued 199 advisories aimed at providing subscribers with information relating to their corresponding communities.
Highlights from the past two months include:
- The recovery of a stolen ATV by Milestone RCMP;
- The recovery of two stolen flatdeck trailers and several other pieces of oilfield equipment by Estevan RCMP;
- The recovery of a stolen two trucks by Canora RCMP;
- The recovery of a stolen truck and trailer by the Wadena RCMP;
- White Butte and Southey RCMP received reports of potential sightings of a suspect vehicle that was involved in a pursuit with police; and,
- Milestone RCMP were able to resolve a report of an attempted break and enter. The “suspect” in this incident called in and confirmed that he was in fact a service person.
“We have been able to recover stolen property, lay charges, resolve suspicious persons complaints and make the public more aware of what is happening in their communities,” says Mark Fisher, Commanding Officer of the Saskatchewan RCMP.
“We ask that everyone in the province join the network, so we can expand its reach and give more people an additional tool to help us solve crime.”