Crime Spree in Creighton

The RCMP in the north-eastern Saskatchewan community of Creighton are warning people in that area of significant amount of crimes happening in a short span of time.

Since October 1st, police say there have been 15 break and enters, 2 robberies, 5 motor vehicle thefts with an additional three attempted motor vehicle thefts, 3 break and enters involving theft of firearms and 1 arson in Denare Beach and Creighton areas reported to police since October 1, 2022, with the majority being reported in the past four days.

Police believe some of these incidents could be connected.

A second fire was reported to police in Creighton on Friday, and fire fighters found a body inside the home on the 2400 block of Muskwa Street in Denare Beach, which is 20 kilometres south west of Creighton.

The death is considered suspicious and RCMP Major Crimes is investigating. The name of the deceased has not been released.

The RCMP said in a release that “At this time, investigation has determined these suspicious events are not related to a recent increase in calls for service in Creighton RCMP Detachment area.”

The coroner’s service and the RCMP are working to see if this person’s death is suspicious in anyway, as well as to see if this latest fire is connected to the recent string of crimes in the area.

“We want the public to be informed of the recent increased calls for service in our detachment area,” says Sgt. Kelly Dinsdale, Creighton RCMP Detachment Commander in a news release. “We are asking members of the public to ensure their residences, outbuildings and vehicles are locked. We are actively investigating these incidents and to assist with our investigation, we are asking the public to please report all suspicious persons or activity to police immediately.”

Police ask anyone with information about these crimes to come forward.

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