Unity RCMP members were called into action back on May 1, as Cut Knife RCMP were not enough to deal with the disturbance call at a residence on Poundmaker Cree Nation. The following call was included in the provincial RCMP report for April 29 to May 5. 

An immediate response was made once reports of the disturbance came in, the subject of complaint later revealed to be an individual on warrants for the Cut Knife RCMP. They stemmed from failing to attend court, failing to comply with a release order, and for resisting arrest.

Police released the following description as the individual was put into custody. 

"Officers told the male he was under arrest. He violently resisted officers, including striking one of them in the head. The officers used a conducted energy device to try to arrest the male safely, but he continued to resist and attempted to take a conducted energy device from one of them." the report stated, later leading to the response from Unity RCMP.

A responding officer suffered non-life-threatening injuries as a result of the situation, and the male youth in question was brought into custody facing the following charges.

  • one count, assault to resist/prevent arrest, Section 270(2), Criminal Code;
  • one count, disarming a police officer, Section 270.1(1), Criminal Code;
  • one count, resist police officer, Section 129(a), Criminal Code; and
  • one count, fail to comply with release order condition, Section 145(5)(a), Criminal Code.

While they couldn't be named, the Poundmaker Cree Nation youth appeared in North Battleford Provincial Court on May 2, 2024.