Aside from erratic driving, and an instance where a driver actually stepped out his vehicle to engage with a Highways worker, the most recent Rosetown RCMP report for August 18 to August 24 included an important message surrounding scammers targeting the community.
Those calls took place to end the week, as looking back to August 18 members had a very busy start to the reporting period.
Just before noon they would receive word of a suspicious person near Tessier, later attending and locating a hitchhiker as nothing further was required. Shortly after at exactly 12:00 PM police found an abandoned phone, and it was returned to it's rightful owner. Just after 1:00 PM RCMP received a complaint of an unwanted person at a business in Elrose, though they were gone upon member arrival.
August 18 then saw another report come in shortly after, this time detailing an abandoned bicycle. Once the busy afternoon calmed down for members, during the evening they would be called to action as mediators in a family dispute.
August 19 was just as busy. The day started with reports of solar lights being stolen from a yard in Rosetown, and then a more serious theft as Rosetown RCMP received the complaint of a stolen SUV in Rosetown. Thankfully, the vehicle was recovered a short time later. That same night police dealt with a gas-and-dash at a local station, though the subject of complaint was located and paid for the fuel.
Outside of a complaint of mischief in Rosetown on August 20, two situations resulted in traffic complaints near Harris. In one case members spoke to the driver who was given a warning for erratic driving, and in the other the vehicle was unable to be located.
The heat was turned up on August 21 with the report of an altercation between a driver and a highway flag person on Highway 7 near Harris. Once things ended members did locate the driver and issued a warning for causing a disturbance with the flag person. Later that night in Rosetown members would resolve a complaint of disturbing the peace.
On August 22 there was another complaint of an erratic driver on Highway 7 near McGee. Members located the vehicle and spoke to the driver. The day also saw them attempt to locate a suspicious person/vehicle in Rosetown with no luck, and then the report also included a theft of fuel from a local business in Rosetown back on August 23 where the matter is still under investigation.
There were 31 traffic related charges during the week, and one false alarm call.
Finally, the report included the two reports of fraud on August 22 and 23. One was generic, with the other one coming in as a STARS lottery matter. Police are reminding people to never give out their personal information in any circumstances while on the phone.
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Police are asking anyone with information about these or any other crime(s) to please contact the Rosetown RCMP at 306-882-5700, Saskatchewan Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or submit a tip online at www.saskcrimestoppers.com.