Creighton RCMP had a busy June, but statistics from the department show a huge decrease in overall calls from last year.
Eighty-seven calls were made to RCMP from Denare Beach, Creighton and Sturgeon Landing in June, a sharp decline from a year ago. In June 2018, the detachment responded to 192 calls - more than double the number received last month.
In total, 42 calls came in from the Creighton area. During the month, a truck was reported stolen, but on investigation, officers discovered the vehicle was not missing, finding the owner hiding in a nearby bush while calling in the missing vehicle.
“Members… could hear him report the truck stolen while hiding in the bushes,” reads the detachment’s report.
Another instance involved a person reported missing to police. It didn’t take the Mounties long to find their man-mostly because the person was already in RCMP custody when the call came in.
Four mischief calls were reported, most involving intoxicated people causing issues. One of the calls ended in charges.
Another mischief call included a report of someone moving tiles around in a women’s washroom. “Members are monitoring this issue,” reads the report.
Forty-four calls came to detachment from Denare Beach, 22 from the municipal area and 22 from the Amisk Lake reserve area. Four assault calls came in from the area, including an uncle who had thrown his niece to the ground in an argument.
One call came after someone entered another person’s home while intoxicated, then smashed items inside and assaulted a homeowner.
“The matter is before the courts,” reads the report.
A fight involving multiple females was also reported at Amisk Lake. The complainant did not cooperate with investigating officers. Another call involved a fight between two children.
Two theft calls came in from the area, including a report of tires that were taken off a van. It is unknown if there are any arrests in the case or if the tires were found. Another involved someone reporting an item stolen from a storage area in a home. After responding, officers found the item elsewhere inside the house.
Seven mischief calls were made, most dealing with intoxication-related issues. A call about a house party taking place while the homeowner was out of town turned out to be unfounded, as nobody was at the house when officers arrived. Another call related to a group of youths seen “lurking around cars at night”.
One break and enter was reported in the Denare Beach municipal area. Few details are known about the case, but RCMP members have concluded an investigation and an arrest has been made.
One call came in from the Sturgeon Landing area, dealing with a driver who was both unlicensed and prohibited from driving. The driver was charged.