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 26-27, 2017
0700 hours – 0700 hours
Total calls: 34
1113 hours – 900 blk Coteau St W – Disturbance – Disgruntled citizen approached workers in the area with regard to his concerns about potholes. Was advised to complain to the city – not to the workers.
1251 hours – 1300 blk 12th Ave SW – Mischief – Vehicle window was smashed out. Owner was notified.
1348 hours - 1200 blk High St W – Erratic Driver – Complainant reported a vehicle following too close and then passing. The owner of the vehicle was spoken to and warned for their driving actions.
1356 hours – 1600 blk Lakeview Rd – Theft - $55 worth of gasoline was stolen when subject left gas station without paying. File is under investigation to contact vehicle owner.
1420 hours – 1200 blk 5th Ave NW – Prohibited Driver – File is under investigation to contact suspect.
1457 hours – 1000 blk 12th Ave SW – Erratic Driver – Vehicle was reported speeding through a school zone and near a park. Statements were taken. Possible charges pending.
1652 hours – 1000 blk Alder Ave – Theft – Cell phone was stolen. Under investigation to speak with suspect.
1705 hours – 200 blk Maple St E – Unwanted guest – Subject was transported to a relative’s home.
1739 hours – 0 blk Wood Lily Dr – Threats – No direct threats made. Options were explained to complainant.
1947 hours – 300 blk Ross St W – Seized Vehicle – Vehicle suspected to be involved in thefts in the area was located and seized. Investigation is ongoing. Subject was also arrested on outstanding warrants and charged with breaching court ordered conditions.
2026 hours – Grandview St W at 5th Ave SW – Hit & run – smaller two-door dark colored car was noted running into a fence, backing up and driving off without reporting the incident.
2034 hours – 1000 blk Oxford St E – Loud Stereo – Homeowner was warned under the Noise Bylaw after police received two separate calls regarding the noise.
2039 hours – 1200 blk Gordon Rd – Noisy party – Resident was warned under Noise Bylaw. Two calls were received regarding the noise. One subject was charged for breaching court ordered conditions, transported home and released for a later court date.
Alarm calls – 4
Warrants - 1
Moose Jaw Police Service
March 25-26, 2017
0700 hours to 0700 hours
Total calls – 40
0741hrs – 1000 blk Prince Charles Pl – Fare Fraud – Adult suspect obtained transportation but fled prior to paying fare. SUI to locate suspect.
0824hrs – 400 blk North Service Rd – Gas Theft – Adult failed to pay for fuel. Contacted, forgot to pay. Agreed to return and pay bill.
0930hrs – 1000 blk Chestnut Av – Mischief – Children being allowed to play with a phone dialing 911. Warned about the misuse of 911.
1033hrs – 1300 blk Manitou Cr – Assist Sick Person – Adult having suicidal thoughts. Transported to hospital.
1129hrs – 3rd Av NW at Hochelaga St W – Flight from Police – During an attempted vehicle stop vehicle fled from Police. Plate obtained, SUI for charges.
1347hrs – 1000 blk Oxford St E – Noise Bylaw – Loud music all the time. Home occupants warned.
1525hrs – 0 blk Thatcher Dr E – Shoplifting – Two youth were apprehended for shoplifting. Youth warned under the YCJA. Taken home to parents.
1835hrs – 600 blk Fairford St E – Noise Bylaw – Children having temper tantrums, parents warned of noise bylaw.
1853hrs – 1100 blk Coteau St W – Noise Bylaw – Dog being allowed to bark outside. Owner warned.
1908hrs – 0 blk Wood Lily Dr – Dispute – Adults arguing – unfounded. Everyone sober and getting along, sitting down to watch movie.
2007hrs – 1000 blk Algoma Av – Dispute – Parent and Child in disagreement over making good decisions. Options given.
2057hrs – 400 blk Athabasca St W – Dispute – Landlord, tenant dispute, options given, not a police matter.
2319hrs – 200 blk Maple St E – Dispute – Alcohol fueled argument, one adult detained in cells for drunk in public.
0016hrs – 300 blk Lillooet St W – Dispute – Alcohol fueled argument. Three adults involved. Disruptive subject left prior to Police arrival.
0046hrs – 13th Av NW at Albert St – Suspicious Adult – Adult walking in the area, seemed disoriented. Homeless male arrested on outstanding Warrants.
0124hrs – 3rd Av NW at Manitoba St W – Vehicle Seized – After registering a WARN on the Alcohol Screening Device roadside, an adult had their license suspended for three days and the vehicle was seized for three days as well.
0137hrs – 1100 blk Hochelaga St W – Disturbance – Adults arguing outside causing a disturbance. All parties advised to quiet down.
0144hrs – 0 blk Wood Lily Dr – Assist Social Services – Wellbeing check of a family situation. Nothing of concern found.
0227hrs – 300 blk Stadacona St W – Theft – Two adults located after stealing a tricycle. Tricycle seized and both subjects warned for theft.
0246hrs – 0 blk Manitoba St W – Breach Court Order – Adult found out past court ordered curfew and intoxicated. Charged with breach of court order and held until sober.
0416hrs – 1300 blk Gordon Rd – Loud Party – Adults too loud during a house party. Owner warned.
911 – 4
Warrants – 2
Alarms - 3