RCMP in Creighton had their hands full last month, dealing with a busy July and a relatively high number of severe offenses.
Throughout the jurisdiction, officers responded to 115 calls in July, with about half each coming from Creighton and Denare Beach.
In total, 59 calls came from the Creighton area, including three assaults. One of the cases involved a person who was “assaulted on the street by people he did not know,” according to the detachment’s monthly report. The victim’s condition is unknown. Charges have been laid in the assault. The two other assaults were both domestic disturbances that ended with charges laid.
Eight mischiefs were also reported, with five instances involving intoxicated people at homes causing a myriad of issues. One of the three remaining calls related to a car alarm going off, with another involving someone found checking car doors, likely related to the car alarms. The last mischief call involved a window found broken in a parked car. A pair of break-and-enters were phoned in to police, with one call coming in relation to a breakin to a business that ended in charges. The other call came following an unlawful entry to a home. A suspect made off with some items, but officers located the suspect and started a foot chase with them, during which they got rid of several of the items taken from the home.
Two thefts were reported in Creighton, one instance of shoplifting at a business and another involving a theft from a vehicle. Breaches, indecent communications, uttering threats and obstruction were all mentioned in the report, along with “many” bear calls, mental health issues, 911 calls, false alarms and abandoned vehicles.
Denare Beach provided 52 calls for police over the month of July - 22 calls from the municipal side of the community and 30 from the Amisk Lake reserve area. The department files statistics for the two areas separately. One sexual assault was reported in the Denare Beach area, with three other assaults also called in, including one domestic violence incident in which charges were laid. Another assault involved a man being bear sprayed by another man, with the sprayer also allegedly threatening some of the victim’s friends. Police laid charges and the suspected offender has been remanded.
Nine mischiefs, most involving alcohol-borne issues, were reported. Only one mischief did not involve alcohol - a matter of kids making noise. Three break-ins were reported, with one in the municipal area of Denare Beach involving stolen property. A suspect was arrested and some of the missing property was found. The other two break-ins, both from the Amisk Lake area, are currently under investigation. Another call involved a scooter reported stolen from the main beach at Denare Beach. The scooter was later recovered.
Four other calls came from the community of Sturgeon Landing, an unusually high amount for the small community. “This is a high number of files for the community. The events seem to have a common element and same offenders,” reads the report. One assault call was made after a man allegedly threatened a woman with a knife. Charges are proceeding in that case. A single intoxicated driving call came in, but the vehicle was not located by RCMP. Another call, a mischief file, involved intoxicated people allegedly smashing a neighbour’s windows.