Moose Jaw Police Service had recently received several complaints of online and phone scams. The most recent include:
Scammers contact potential victims to advise that they have won a prize through “Publisher’s Clearing House” or “Reader’s Digest”. In order to receive the winnings, the scammers request fees up front through Western Union or money transfers in order to cover taxes or legal fees associated to the prize. Scammers will make several requests for further fees, and the victim never receives the prize.
Scammers post online ads offering loans. Victims who respond to the ads are required to send advanced fees or payments in order to cover insurance or initial payments before receiving the loan. Scammers will make several requests for further fees, and the victim never receives the loan.
Moose Jaw Police Service would like to remind the public that unsolicited calls advising that you have won a lottery or prize are scams. Companies such as Publisher’s Clearing House or Reader’s Digest will never request money or fees upfront of receiving prizes. Any fees associated will never be paid through a money service business.
Financial businesses cannot request fees prior to obtaining loans. Never give out your personal information over the phone.
If you have been victim of or believe you have been victim of a scam, contact the Moose Jaw Police Service or go online to the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre for more information. www.antifraudcentre-centreantifraude.ca
On March 18, 2017 at approximately 9:54 pm, Moose Jaw Police were called to attend the 200 block Ominica Street West for a report of a disturbance. Information revealed that a 23 year old Moose Jaw male with multiple stab wounds was transported to the hospital where he was treated for non-life threatening injuries.
Police continue to investigate.
Police are asking if anyone has any information regarding this crime to please contact police or Crime Stoppers.
On 2017 March 18th police attended to a 911 call at a residence in the 0 block of Maple St E. In the course of investigating the 911 call an adult male was taken into custody for outstanding warrants. Further investigation lead to the discovery of a stolen firearm and ammunition inside the residence.
The adult male was remanded into custody for court on Monday 2017 March 20th.
The male is being charged with:
*Careless storage of a firearm 86(1) CCC
*Unauthorized possession of a firearm 91(1) CCC
*Possession of a weapon obtained by the commission of an offence 96(1) CCC
*Breach of probation x3 733.1(1) CCC
On 2017 March 17 at 1646 hours, Moose Jaw Police Service, CP Police along with EMS and Moose Jaw Fire Department attended to 9th Ave NW at Edmonton St for a report that a vehicle had hit a pedestrian.
The pedestrian, a 16 year old female, was taken to the hospital by EMS with undetermined non-life threatening injuries.
Damage to the vehicle is estimated at $3,000.
This incident is still under investigation by Moose Jaw Police Service by obtaining further statements from witnesses.
Moose Jaw Police Service
March 24-25, 2017
0700 hours to 0700 hours
Total calls – 55
0740hrs – 700blk 1st Ave NE – Noise Bylaw – Report of loud music. Resident was advised to turn the music down.
0810hrs – 0blk Ross St W – MVA – Two vehicle MVA, no injuries. Approximately $8000 damage, one tow required.
1207hrs – Main St N/#1 Hwy W – MVA – Semi hit overpass. Approximately $20,000 damage to load. Ticket issued for non-compliance with permit.
1327hrs – 100blk Ross St E – Hit & Run – Occurred on the 7th of March. Damage to driver’s side door approximately $500 damage.
1333hrs – 1400blk 9th Ave NE – Recovered Stolen Vehicle – Recovered by Moose Jaw PS. Stolen out of Assiniboia RCMP area.
1355hrs – 1200blk Main St N – MVA – Two vehicles involved, one minor injury. One charge for Drive with Undue Care and Attention and one tow. Damage estimated at $15,000.
1554hrs – 900blk Main St N – Theft – Fuel drive off. Suspect left in a red SUV. Still under investigation.
1754hrs – 1200blk Main St N – Dispute – Report of about 3 youth fighting. Still under investigation.
1826hrs – 700blk 1st Ave NE – Dispute – All parties spoken to. Mediated.
1959hrs – 0blk Athabasca St W – Prohibited Driving – Routine traffic stop led officers to find the driver not in possession of a valid license. Driver charged for driving while suspended, vehicle seized for 30 days.
2104hrs – 800blk High St W – Prohibited Driving - Routine traffic stop led officers to find the driver not in possession of a valid license. Driver charged for driving while suspended, vehicle seized for 30 days.
2303hrs – River St E/Main St N – Intoxicated Person – Police were able to locate the person. It was deemed that the intoxicated person had a few beverages, but was still of sound mind.
2338hrs – 1200blk Vaughan St – Intoxicated Person – Held in cells until sober.
0003hrs – 300blk River Park Dr – During general patrol, police came across a parked vehicle. One adult occupant was charged with having open alcohol in vehicle.
0157hrs – Main St S/Home St W – Intoxicated Person – Brought to cells then transported by EMS to hospital due to level of intoxication.
0159hrs – 0blk MacDonald St – Impaired Driving – Police attended to the area after a report of an impaired driver. Police located the vehicle and charged the driver with Impaired Driving and Exceed .08. Indefinite SGI license suspension and vehicle impounded for 60 days.
0207hrs – 0blk Blue Sage Dr - Impaired Driving – During a routine traffic stop, police determined the driver of the vehicle to be impaired. Driver was charged with Impaired Driving and Exceed .08. Indefinite SGI license suspension and vehicle impounded for 60 days.
911 Calls - 5
Warrants Executed – 2
Assist Other – 4
Curfew Checks – 4