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Onion Lake RCMP releases quarterly report, sees some decreases in offenses

The Onion Lake RCMP say they have seen some decreases in some crimes over the last quarter.

The RCMP posted the update to Facebook on July 20th, which showed a breakdown of police calls in the detachment’s jurisdiction. These areas include Onion Lake Cree Nation, Tulliby Lake and the R.M. of Frenchman Butte.  Over the past three months, from April 1st to June 30th, 2020, Onion Lake RCMP responded to several cases, which are broken down into five categories.

  • Criminal Code: 133 assaults; 117 willful damages or vandalism, 10 break and enters and thefts; 63 thefts; 75 impaired driving calls over 0.08%; 48 disturbing the peace and 144 other criminal code offences.
  • Drugs: 7 possession of drugs offences and 10 trafficking offences.
  • Alcohol: 21 liquor offences.
  • Traffic: 12 accidents and 164 provincial offences.
  • Assistance/Services: 10 missing persons; 52 well-being checks, 38 firearms/violence-related complaints and 1,572 other incidents.

RCMP Community Program Officer Laili Yazdani says there were some decreases in areas and some increases in others.

“Compared to last year, during the same period over three months, the detachment has seen a slight reduction in break and enters and missing persons, and an important increase in impaired driving, disturbing the peace and possession of drugs.”

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Yazdani adds that the increases can also be attributed to a rise in people calling the police during these incidents. Onion Lake RCMP plan to continue posting these quarterly updates for residents online in the future.

“We’ve been regularly releasing the quarterly stats on the Onion Lake RCMP Detachment Facebook page, and that decision to do that on the page was done in consultation with the Onion Lake Chief and Council.”

The Onion Lake RCMP has regularly provided the update on their Facebook for the last two years.

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