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RCMP Investigative Recap

On duty in your community – Monday, January 15 to Sunday, January 21, 2024

January 16: Battleford RCMP’s Gang Task Force (GTF) were actively investigating illicit drug trafficking in North Battleford. On January 16, with the assistance of Saskatchewan RCMP’s Critical Incident Response Team, GTF arrested an adult male at a residence on St. Laurent Drive in North Battleford in relation to this investigation. Officers then executed a search warrant at this residence, as well as one on 102 Street. They located and seized drug trafficking paraphernalia and an imitation firearm.

As a result of continued investigation, 43-year-old Sean Schille from North Battleford is charged with 12 offences including possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking, possession of property obtained by crime as well as driving in a dangerous manner to the public.

He appeared in North Battleford Provincial Court on January 18, 2024.

January 17: A joint investigation by Saskatchewan RCMP’s Yorkton Saskatchewan Trafficking Response Team (STRT), Yorkton Municipal General Investigation Section and the Melville RCMP Detachment has resulted in drug and weapons charges against three individuals from Melville.

On January 17, 2024, police pulled over a vehicle in Yorkton, resulting in the arrest of three people and the seizure of methamphetamine, fentanyl and cash. A search warrant was executed at a residence in Melville in relation to the traffic stop where police found additional drugs and cash, along with prohibited weapons.

In total, police seized 28 grams of methamphetamine, two grams of fentanyl, a sum of cash and brass knuckles.

As a result of continued investigation, 35-year-old Jesse Dean Starr from Melville is charged with:

  • one count, possession for the purpose of trafficking (methamphetamine), Section 5(2), Controlled Drugs and Substances Act;
  • one count, possession (fentanyl), Section 4(1), Controlled Drugs and Substance Act; and
  • one count, possession of a prohibited weapon, Section 88, Criminal Code.

22-year-old Amber Caitlin Gettel from Melville is charged with:

  • one count, possession for the purpose of trafficking (methamphetamine), Section 5(2), Controlled Drugs and Substances Act; and
  • one count, possession of a prohibited weapon, Section 88, Criminal Code.

Corey Walter Lambie from Melville is charged with:

  • one count, possession for the purpose of trafficking (methamphetamine), Section 5(2), Controlled Drugs and Substances Act.

Starr and Gettel made their first court appearance in Yorkton on January 19, 2024. Lambie is scheduled to make his first court appearance on February 26, 2024.

January 17: Saskatchewan RCMP WEST asking public to report sightings of Michael Roberts

January 17: Saskatchewan RCMP Major Crimes: charges laid in July 2022 homicide

January 18: Prince Albert RCMP charges laid after firearm pointed at officers

January 19: La Ronge RCMP received a request to conduct a wellness check at a residence on Jack Pine Avenue in La Ronge. Officers went to the residence and observed drug paraphernalia in plain view. Officers obtained a search warrant and executed it. They located and seized a small amount of cocaine, illicit marijuana, trafficking paraphernalia, a sum of cash and a 3D printed firearm with a high-capacity magazine.

Seven people were arrested at the residence. As a result of continued investigation, 25-year-old Nolan Ross, 38-year-old Steven Bird, 44-year-old Patricia Charles, 49-year-old Anthony Gaudet-Charles, 30-year-old Carlos Isbister, 20-year-old Silas Prutton and a male youth, who can’t be identified as per the Youth Criminal Justice Act, are each charged with multiple firearms-related offences, possession of the proceeds of crime and possession for the purpose of trafficking. The male youth is also charged with three counts of failure to comply with an undertaking condition.

All accused are scheduled to appear on La Ronge Provincial Court on January 22, 2024.

The La Ronge RCMP General Investigation Section and La Ronge Crime Reduction Team are assisting with this ongoing investigation.

Melfort RCMP investigating break and enter

On October 2, 2023 at approximately 2:00 p.m., Melfort RCMP received a report of a break and enter that occurred at a residence in Kinistino some time between the evening of October 1 and the morning of October 2.

Investigation determined an unknown individual or individuals broke into the residence and stole a dirt bike and two e-bikes.

Melfort RCMP continues to investigate.

Report any suspicious activity witnessed or surveillance video captured around the time of this incident to Melfort RCMP at 306-752-6420. Information can also be submitted anonymously by contacting Saskatchewan Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or www.saskcrimestoppers.com

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