It isn’t just the weather that’s cooled off - evidently, for Creighton RCMP, reports of criminal activity have chilled too.
A decrease in calls from earlier this year was reported in the detachment’s monthly reports, submitted to councils in Creighton and Denare Beach and obtained by The Reminder.
Seventy-two calls were made to Creighton RCMP through November, with a nearly even split in reports between Creighton and the Denare Beach area.
Within Creighton, 38 calls came in to the authorities, including some serious offences. Two assaults were called in to police, with one involving an assault at a sporting event. Charges were being laid in the matter. One report of sexual assault was also reported.
Three mischiefs, including two cases of intoxicated people causing issues at residences, were called to police.
A theft was reported from the Creighton liquor store, with the thief caught by police moments later and remanded into custody. Other calls involved telephone frauds, weapons possession and breaches, as well as false alarms, child welfare matters, disturbing the peace and 11 total liquor offences.
In Denare Beach, the community’s 34 calls included a pair of reported assaults. One involved two males fighting, ending after one fell and hit his head on a wooden box, cutting him open. No charges were filed.
The other assault call turned out to be unfounded. “The assault never actually took place,” reads the detachment report.
Several calls reported to police involved mischief - 11, to be precise.
Most of the calls involved intoxicated people causing scenes at private residences. One call featured kids throwing rocks at a home, while a second included a sweater on fire in the middle of a road.
“There was no known reason for the sweater to be on fire in the road,” reads the report.
A breach, false alarm, 911 hangup, traffic offences, property check, uttering threats and mental health issues were also reported.
No files came in from Sturgeon Landing during a quiet November in the outlying community. Only one file remotely involved Sturgeon Landing - a warrant being issued for a male whose last known address was in the community.