Prisoners Break Free From Yorkton’s Correctional Center- public warned not to pick up hitchhikers.

Public safety is a concern for the RCMP as two men escaped the Yorkton correctional center July 7th, now the public is being warned to remain alert and avoid picking up hitchhikers. At around 1:00 a.m., Yorkton RCMP received a report that two adult males had escaped from the correctional center in Yorkton. The escapees, identified as 30-year-old Brett Schnieder and 22-year-old Chase Ahpay, are now the focus of a search by local law enforcement.

Brett Schnieder is described as approximately 5’6” tall and weighing around 140 lbs. He has distinctive green eyes, brown hair, and numerous tattoos, including a skull on his right hand, a rose on his left hand, and lettering on his eyes and cheek, as well as various tattoos on his neck, arms, and fingers. He was last seen wearing a red t-shirt and blue jeans.

Chase Ahpay, on the other hand, is known for his dark brown hair and was last spotted wearing a grey sweat suit and black and white shoes.

Yorkton RCMP believe that Schnieder and Ahpay may be seeking transportation and are urging the public to be vigilant. Residents are advised not to pick up hitchhikers and to keep their vehicles locked. The authorities have not determined whether the two men are still together or have separated. The RCMP are working to locate and apprehend Schnieder and Ahpay – urging the community to remain alert and report any sightings or information regarding their whereabouts.

If you encounter Brett Schnieder or Chase Ahpay, do not approach them. Instead, immediately contact Yorkton RCMP by dialing 310-RCMP. Additionally, information can be submitted anonymously to Saskatchewan Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or through their website at

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