On February 8, 2012, the Yorkton Municipal RCMP responded to several complaints from the night before of vehicles being broken into and items being stolen and scattered around inside. Little information was known at the time and no suspects were identified.
On the evening of February 12, 2012, the Yorkton Municipal RCMP responded to a theft from a motor vehicle in progress. Police attended and located a male a short distance from the scene. The male was arrested and found to have stolen property on him. Further investigation determined the male was responsible for other thefts from motor vehicles on this night as well as the thefts reported on February 8, 2012.
20-year-old Dustin Venne has been charged with five counts of Theft, four counts of Mischief and one count of Possession of Stolen Property. Venne has been remanded by the Yorkton RCMP and will be making his first appearance in Provincial Court on Wednesday, February 15, 2012.
The Yorkton RCMP would like to take this time to remind the public to lock your vehicles and remove any valuables from inside while your vehicle is unattended.
Children rescued from dugout
At approximately 2:10 pm on February 6, 2012, Kamsack RCMP received a report of two five-year-old boys falling into a dugout approximately 3 miles north of Hyas, Saskatchewan.
Five children around the same age had been playing outside when they were able to climb a fenced around a dugout that was being aerated. They proceeded to the area of open water where two of the boys fell into a hole in the ice and became partially submerged in the water. Two of the other boys present remained to assist by grabbing onto the boys while the fifth and youngest ran for help.
Two of the boys’ mothers came running out onto the ice and were able to pull the boys to safety. Both boys were transported by the Norquay Ambulance to Kamsack Hospital, where they were treated for mild hypothermia. The dugout was estimated to be at least 10’ deep.
The Kamsack RCMP would like to commend the heroic efforts of the two mothers as well as the other youth at the scene.
Hyas is located approximately 50 km northwest of Kamsack, Saskatchewan.
The RCMP are reminding everyone to be aware of dugouts and other bodies of water that may have thin ice due to factors such as aeration devices.
Drug charges laid
A traffic stop outside of Yorkton during the evening of February 8, 2012 has led to charges being laid against a 38-year-old Kamsack-area woman.
Charges of possession of hydromorphone for the purpose of trafficking and trafficking in hydromorphone were laid against the female following the traffic stop and the subsequent seizure of approximately 80 hydromorphone pills. Yorkton Provincial General Investigation Section, with the assistance of Yorkton Regional Traffic Services, Yorkton Rural Detachment and Police Dog Services were involved in the investigation.
The woman is expected to make her first court appearance in Yorkton on March 26, 2012. Hydromorphone is a generic brand of morphine which continues to be a highly abused and trafficked drug in the Yorkton and Kamsack areas.
Police are seeking the public’s assistance in locating a 7’ x 14’ enclosed rental trailer stolen from the Yorkton Flaman Sales Ltd. lot. The trailer is a 2011 Royal Transport trailer, white in color, with Saskatchewan license plate 125 HXU.
There are large Flaman Rental decals on both sides of the trailer, as well as the text “Unit 56” on the front. It was last seen on December 18, 2011 and noticed missing on January 3, 2012.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Yorkton Rural RCMP at 786-4500 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.