Historic windmill turns up, thanks to Saskatchewan Crime Watch Advisory

On May 19, 2021, Indian Head RCMP received a complaint that a 41-foot tall, century-old steel windmill was stolen from a farm in Vibank, SK.

 

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Officers began to investigate and determined that the windmill went missing some time between May 16 and 19, 2021. Indian Head Detachment’s Sgt. Ryan Case decided to send out a request for information on the Saskatchewan Crime Watch Advisory Network. It allows police to send advisories to residents via a mobile messaging application, text messages, emails or phone calls.

 

A day later and the Indian Head Detachment had three tips – and one mystery solved. The missing windmill wasn’t stolen at all. It was the victim of a non-criminal misunderstanding and all parties involved are working toward getting it to its rightful home.

 

“The Saskatchewan Crime Watch Advisory Network is a very valuable tool because it allows us to send information or requests out quickly to the public – and it goes right to their phones,” Sgt. Case says. “This is a good example of how members of the public can assist with police investigations. The tips on this one helped conclude this file, which ended up having a happy ending.”

 

Residents can sign up to receive Saskatchewan Crime Watch Advisory Network advisories at www.saskcrimewatch.ca or by downloading the mobile Everbridge application from the Google Play or Apple stores.

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