Around 4:45 p.m. on Monday, Wilkie RCMP received a complaint of a suspicious vehicle on a rural property along Highway 29 north of Wilkie. When officers responded, they ran the plates which did not match the vehicle, a green Ford F350 truck, both were registered as stolen. When officers approached the vehicle and advised the man that he was under arrest, he put the truck into reverse and backed into some bushes after striking a play structure on the property. He then put the vehicle in drive and drove toward one of the officers on scene. The officer did not sustain any injuries. The driver then took off through the bush and into a field. Officers were unable to follow due to the terrain but continued to make patrols of the area.
As they came to another rural property, officers witnessed a white Ford F350 driving erratically heading north on a grid road. The green F350 from the previous incident was abandoned at this location. Officers initiated a pursuit but ended it a short time later. The white F350 has since been recovered, but officers are still trying to locate the driver.
As such, a warrant has been issued for the arrest of 38 year-old Sean Reid Schille in relation to this incident. He has been charged with the following:
• Assault peace officer with a weapon, Sec. 270.01(2), Criminal Code (CC)
• Mischief under $5,000, Sec. 430(4), CC
• Flight from police, Sec. 249.1(1), CC
• Motor vehicle theft, Sec. 333.1(1), CC
• Assault with a weapon, Sec. 267(a), CC
• Four counts, possession of property obtained by crime under $5,000, Sec. 354(1)(a), CC
• Impaired operation of a motor vehicle, Sec. 253(1)(a), CC
• Dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, Sec. 249(1)(a), CC
• Possession of marihuana, Sec. 4(1), Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (CDSA)
Unity/Wilkie RCMP are requested anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Schille to contact their local RCMP detachment or police service or Unity/Wilkie RCMP at 306-228-6300. Anyone wishing to report information anonymously can do so by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).