How do you reach an RCMP officer if it is not an emergency?
It was a question raised by Councillor Cara Teichroeb at the July 27 Town Council meeting.
She said she had called the detachment a few times, left a message on the answering machine, but did not receive a call back.
Corporal Doug Lachapelle said people should follow the phone prompts, which would take them to dispatch.
Cpl. Lachapelle was at the meeting to deliver the quarterly figures for April-June 2021. These show:
Sexual assaults/interference: 2; Assaults (Spousal/other): 7; wilful damage/vandalism: 6; Break and enter: 1; Thefts: 8; Impaired driving/Over 0.08 per cent: 7; Disturbing the peace: 4; Fail to comply with conditions: 15; Other Criminal Code offences: 11;
Possession of drugs: 2; Trafficking: Nil
Liquor offences/driving suspensions: 5; Other: 9;
Collisions: 5; Complaints/Charges laid: 60;
Request to locate/missing person: 6; Sudden deaths: Nil; Assist general public/other agency: 10; By-laws: Nil; Other (False alarms, 911 calls, Mental Health Act, fires, family relations etc.): 29;
Total occurrences: 187
Councillor Al Fournier asked how the figures compare to those of previous years.
“It’s consistent with last year,” Cpl. Lachapelle replied.
Councillor Teichroeb also raised the issues of transients coming into Maple Creek, and the problem of homelessness.