RCMP had a busy August in and around Creighton.
Throughout the jurisdiction, 109 calls were reported in Creighton, Sturgeon Landing and both the Denare Beach municipal area and Amisk Lake reserve area.
Creighton itself saw 35 calls to the authorities. Four assault reports were called in, with none ending in charges. One involved a man, described in the detachment’s monthly report as someone who “is known to get beaten up commonly,” getting attacked. When asked by police, the man did not provide information as to who beat him up this time.
A second assault call involved a daughter fighting her father, while another call featured a man punching another man at his home. The fourth and final assault call involved a bar fight.
“It wasn’t too bad this past month,” said RCMP Sgt. Sean McPhee while describing the report to Creighton town council members during their Sept. 11 meeting.
“Usually, we see a lot more domestic violence – this was more random, but all with a meaning and a background.”
Six mischief offenses were reported, most involving drunk people causing scenes at homes. One call involved a window being broken at a home by people known to frequent the location.
A single report of a break-and-enter was made after a game console was stolen. The console was later found.
Other calls made from Creighton included bear calls, reports of phone fraud and breaches of conditions.
“Most of the issues we have here on the files are involving the same people – the same three people, I’d say, comprise most of this report. They get special attention from us,” said McPhee.
Creighton RCMP have began responding to calls in the Flin Flon, Saskatchewan area, including South Hudson Street. When asked by a councillor about the impact of the change, McPhee said few calls have come in from the area.
“I think we’ve had maybe three or four calls from there since we’ve taken over. It’s minor stuff, it’s child custody stuff, it’s normal dispute stuff. There’s no real issues there,” he said.
Seventy calls came from the Denare Beach area, including a quartet of assaults. One of the assaults featured a man being bear sprayed by a group of youths. Police suspect the matter may be gang-related.
Another assault, involving a familial fight and a pot of boiling water being spilled on both parties, did not end with charges. Two instances of men punching other men were reported. One of those incidents led to charges.
A whopping 22 mischief offenses were called in. Most featured intoxicated people refusing to leave homes or causing issues.
One offense involved a person arriving at a family home and “causing a scene and breaking items,” according to the detachment’s report.
Another person was found damaging a home under renovation, while another call involved children damaging a shed. Police also responded to someone spraying what appeared to be a fire extinguisher around the Indigineous Child and Family Services building in the community. Yet another call involved teens drinking and making noise.
Four thefts were reported to police, each from the municipality. A bag was reported missing from the main beach area while someone was swimming. It is unknown if the bag was found. Other theft reports included change being stolen from a car, money being taken from a business and a report of a vehicle allegedly stolen after a party.
Sturgeon Landing saw what was considered “actually a busy August” by local standards, according to the reports.
Police responded to the community after a call came in reporting someone of attempting to run people down with a vehicle. Once officers responded, the complainant chose not to press charges.
One assault with a weapon call was made in the community after an intoxicated man allegedly threatened a woman with a knife. The man was arrested and faces multiple charges. Another call included a mischief complaint after a group of people broke windows at a home - charges were laid.
Lastly, a 911 call to a home led to police being met by several intoxicated people who stymied further investigation.