March was a slow month for Creighton police with fewer than 100 calls for service from the start of the month to the beginning of April.
A total of 45 calls came from the Creighton area, including four assaults, 10 mischiefs and a litany of other offences. Two assault calls involved domestic incidents, both ending with charges laid against offenders. Another assault involved a woman and her father getting into a heated argument.
The fourth call involved an intoxicated man who appeared beat-up, but could not remember who was involved or what happened.
“He just said that ‘people’ beat him up. After he was released, he couldn’t remember what we had been talking about,” said Sgt. Sean McPhee with Creighton RCMP. McPhee reviewed the report for Creighton with the community’s town council during their April 10 meeting.
Ten mischief calls came in to the detachment, most of which involved intoxicated people causing various problems.
“Typically, a mischief for us is when there’s a drunk guy who’s refusing to leave your house. That’s obstructing the enjoyment of your property,” McPhee said.
One call involved someone who was spotted trying to enter someone else’s vehicle at night, then ringing the doorbell of a nearby house when they couldn’t get in. The matter remains unsolved, but McPhee said he has circulated information to neighbouring detachments including a description of the suspect.
Another mischief call involved an offender damaging the cellblock at the Creighton detachment.
“We charge everything there. If you damage it, you’re charged. There’s no discretion. There’s no tolerance there,” said McPhee.
Other cases involved a report of shoplifting from the Petro-Canada station, an individual who was suspected of stealing money from their roommate, and a camper that had been damaged at some point during the winter.
RCMP responded to a total of 46 calls from the Denare Beach community; seven from the municipal area and 39 from the Amisk Lake reserve area.
Most cases were instances of mischief, which much like in Creighton, mostly involved intoxicated people at homes.
One other call involved a man punching holes in walls, while another call came in regarding a man punching a vehicle. A third incident of mischief involved two children attempting to damage a vehicle and gain access to a shed. The children were not found, but according to the RCMP reports, the pair “had a very distinct description.”
Only one call came in from Sturgeon Landing. It involved a traffic complaint.
Creighton RCMP will soon be looking after the Saskatchewan portion of Flin Flon.
Officers from the Creighton detachment will be responsible for any incident that takes place in the portion of town where 203 people reside, stretching mostly along South Hudson Street. Calls made by Flin Flon, Sask. residents to 911 or to 310-RCMP will be transferred to the Creighton detachment and Saskatchewan RCMP.
A separate report will be produced each month covering Flin Flon, Sask. and the community will be policed as a fifth unique community, separate from Creighton, Denare Beach, Amisk Lake and Sturgeon Landing.
“There will be reports for each community,” said McPhee, adding that he did not anticipate any issues coming from monitoring Flin Flon, Sask.
“It’s a very low volume area. It shouldn’t be too bad.”