Saskatchewan — Is this your pocket watch? Loon Lake RCMP look for owner of watch and coins seized during March 2020 investigation

Source: Royal Canadian Mounted Police

Can you help return some recovered items – which may be someone’s prized collection or even family heirlooms – back to their rightful owner?

As a result of a March 27, 2020 investigation, Loon Lake RCMP seized a number of firearms, a quantity of narcotics – and some unique collectibles.

They include:

  • A significant collection of Canadian coins, including Royal Canadian Mint collector sets. Many of these coins appear to be from the 1980s, with some more recent special edition silver dollars.
  • A collector set of British coins, which appear to be antique.
  • A silver Montauk pocket watch, which appears to be antique.

Loon Lake RCMP have tried to find the owner or owners as part of the investigation and are now asking members of the public for assistance. Investigators believe the items likely originated in Saskatchewan or Alberta.

“We can’t release photos or detailed descriptions of the coins because there’d be no way of us validating who the true owner is,” says Loon Lake RCMP Sgt. Earl Keewatin. “But the pocket watch has a personalized inscription on it. We’re releasing a photo of it – with this inscription blurred – hoping that someone recognizes it and can identify the inscription to claim it. So please take a look. If you see this on social media, share it. You may help us find the watch’s owner, which in turn may also help

help us return the coins and other items to whoever is missing them.”

Anyone with information can call Loon Lake RCMP at 306-837-2440. Information can also be submitted anonymously by contacting Saskatchewan Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or

Abram-Village — East Prince RCMP charge four men in connection with an assault in Abram-Village

Source: Royal Canadian Mounted Police

East Prince RCMP has charged four men in connection with an assault that occurred in Abram-Village in September, 2022.

On September 3, 2022, at approximately 1:30 a.m., police responded to a report of a disturbance outside the Evangeline Recreation Centre. Police learned that there had been an altercation in the parking lot and two men were transported to hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Both have since been released from hospital.

Between September 7, 2022, and September 8,2022, four men were arrested in connection to the altercation. All four were released on conditions and have since been charged as follows:

Samuel Bernard, 25, of Urbainville, Troy Gallant, 28, of Abram-Village, and Darren Richard, 29, of Egmont Bay, have all been charged with Assault. Richard was also charged with Uttering Threats.

Tyson Arsenault, 23, of Wellington, has been charged with Mischief.

“The PEI RCMP recognize that incidents like this have a profound effect beyond the individuals directly involved. We continue to work with the BIPOC community, and all Islanders, towards the common goal of building safer communities” says Cst. Gavin Moore, Media Relations Officer for the Prince Edward Island RCMP.

We are asking that anyone who witnessed the altercation, captured images or video during the incident, or who may have information that could help further the investigation, to contact the East Prince RCMP at 902-436-9300.

File #20221264451

Summerside — Summerside woman sentenced to 14 months in custody for drug trafficking

Source: Royal Canadian Mounted Police

A 30-year-old woman from Summerside, PEI has been sentenced to 14 months in custody following a drug investigation by the Prince District Joint Forces Operations (JFO) Unit.

On November 2, 2021, the Prince District JFO conducted a targeted traffic stop in Summerside as part of a drug investigation. Police arrested the driver, Allison Winchester, and seized four ounces of cocaine after searching the vehicle.

Winchester was subsequently charged with possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking. She plead guilty on June 21, 2022, and on November 22 was sentenced to 14 months in custody.

The Prince District JFO is comprised of members from Prince District RCMP, Summerside Police Services, and Kensington Police Services.

Anyone with information about, or who suspects, illegal drug or firearm activity is asked to contact the Prince District JFO Unit at 902-436-9300.

North Kentville — UPDATE: Missing man located safe

Source: Royal Canadian Mounted Police

The 28-year-old man who was reported missing from North Kentville has been located safe.

The RCMP would like to thank local Ground Search and Rescue teams for their efforts in the overnight search and, the public for their shares and retweets on social media.

File #: 2022-1698771

Moncton — Update: SIRT investigating police actions involving individual in medical distress

Source: Royal Canadian Mounted Police

On November 20, 2022, the New Brunswick RCMP requested the Nova Scotia Serious Incident Response Team (SIRT) to review police actions following an incident involving an individual who was in Codiac Regional RCMP custody over the weekend.

On November 19, 2022, at approximately 11 p.m., members of the Codiac Regional RCMP responded to a disturbance call on Evergreen Drive in Moncton. Upon arrival at the scene, police encountered a man who was detained without incident and taken into custody.

Approximately four hours later, the individual was found to be in medical distress, and was transported to hospital in critical condition. The individual has since passed away.

Support services have been offered to the members involved in the incident.

The New Brunswick RCMP will not be able to further comment, as Nova Scotia’s Serious Incident Response Team is now conducting the independent investigation.

The investigation is continuing.

Moncton — Update: RCMP seeking public’s help following attempted armed robbery

Source: Royal Canadian Mounted Police

Update: On November 25, 2022, the person of interest in this file was identified and subsequently arrested in connection with the investigation. He is scheduled to appear in Moncton Provincial Court on November 26. The RCMP would like to thank the public for their assistance.

The Codiac Regional RCMP is seeking the public’s help to identify a person of interest following an attempted armed robbery at a business in Moncton, N.B.

On September 13, 2022, at approximately 4 a.m., an individual entered a business on Mountain Road, and demanded money while brandishing a knife. The individual fled the scene before police arrived. Nothing was taken during the incident, and no one was injured.

Anyone who has information that could help further the investigation, is asked to contact the Codiac Regional RCMP at 506-857-2400. Information can also be provided anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), by downloading the secure P3 Mobile App, or by Secure Web Tips at

Beresford — Man and woman die following three-vehicle collision

Source: Royal Canadian Mounted Police

A 37-year-old woman from Bathurst, N.B., and a 53-year-old man from Belledune, have died following a three-vehicle collision in Beresford.

On November 25, 2022, at approximately 6:10 a.m., members of the Chaleur Region RCMP responded to a report of a collision between a tractor trailer and a pickup truck on Highway 11 in Beresford. When police arrived on the scene, they found that a third vehicle, a small car, was also involved in the collision. The driver and sole occupant of the pickup truck died at the scene as a result of his injuries. The driver and sole occupant of the car also died at the scene as a result of her injuries. The driver of the tractor trailer was uninjured. A garbage truck also sustained minor damage during the incident.

The collision is believed to have occurred when the driver of the pickup truck, travelling southbound, crossed the centreline into the northbound lane of oncoming traffic. The pickup truck then struck the car head on, and a tractor trailer which was also travelling northbound, struck the pickup truck.

Members of the Beresford Fire Department, Ambulance New Brunswick, the New Brunswick Department of Public Safety, and an RCMP collision reconstructionist also attended the scene. A member of the New Brunswick Coroner’s Office is assisting with the ongoing investigation.

Autopsies will be conducted to determine the man and woman’s exact cause of death.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

Souris — Souris RCMP investigate ingestion of cannabis by elementary students

Source: Royal Canadian Mounted Police

On November 23, 2022, at approximately 6:25 pm, Souris RCMP responded to an elementary school in Shilo, Manitoba, following a report that children had become ill during the school day.

Officers attended and were informed that three students, between the ages of 5 and 9 years old, had become ill during the day. One child had to be transported to hospital by ambulance. The other two children were transported to hospital by their parents. All were treated and released.

It was later determined that the children had inadvertently ingested cannabis gummies on the school bus that morning.

“At this point, we believe a child brought the edibles onto the bus and shared them with the other children thinking it was candy,” said Corporal Julie Courchaine of the Manitoba RCMP. “We continue to investigate and are working with the school and the parents who were affected.”

The RCMP would like to remind everyone to:

-Store all cannabis products in a locked box or container, and separate from regular food and drinks.
-Ensure these products are labeled.
-Be extra careful with edible cannabis, which can be mistaken for regular food, drink and candy.

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FBI Media Alert: FBI Offers Reward in Laguna Pueblo Homicide

Source: Federal Bureau of Investigation FBI Crime News (b)

The FBI is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the stabbing death of a Laguna Pueblo man.

On August 12, 2021, Victor G. Jones, 42, was found deceased in the driveway of a residence in New Laguna, New Mexico.

The cause of death was a stab wound to his chest.

Anyone with information is asked to the contact the FBI at (505) 889-1300 or online at

The Laguna Police Department is assisting with this investigation.

The FBI poster with a downloadable photo of Jones can be found at:

Coast Guard rescues overboard cruise ship passenger near Southwest Pass, Louisiana.

Source: United States Coast Guard

News Release  

U.S. Coast Guard 8th District Heartland
Contact: 8th District Public Affairs
Office: 504-671-2020
After Hours: 618-225-9008
Eighth District online newsroom

Coast Guard rescues overboard cruise ship passenger near Southwest Pass, Louisiana.

NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard rescued a cruise ship passenger Thursday evening, approximately 20 miles south of Southwest Pass, Louisiana.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a call from the Carnival Valor at approximately 2:30 p.m. Thursday, reporting a passenger aboard the cruise ship was missing. Watchstanders then coordinated the launch of several rescue crews to begin searching.  

At 8:25 p.m., a Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-60 Jayhawk aircrew rescued the 28-year-old male who had fallen overboard from the Carnival Valor on Wednesday evening. The aircrew was vectored into the area by the bulk carrier CRINIS who had observed a person in the water. The Jayhawk aircrew hoisted the man onto the helicopter and transferred him to awaiting emergency medical services at the New Orleans Lakefront Airport.

“We are beyond grateful that this case ended with a positive outcome,” said Lt. Seth Gross, a Sector New Orleans search and rescue mission coordinator. “It took a total team effort from Coast Guard watchstanders, response crews, and our professional maritime partners operating in the Gulf of Mexico to locate the missing individual and get him to safety. If not for the alert crew aboard the motor vessel Crinis, this case could have had a much more difficult ending.”

The man was last reported in stable condition.

Involved in the search were:

  • A Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-60 Jayhawk aircrew
  • A Coast Guard Station Venice 45-foot Response Boat-Medium boatcrew
  • A Coast Guard Aviation Training Center HC-144 Ocean Sentry aircrew

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