Coyotes have been spotted on and around campus this spring. Please remember to “Be Coyote Aware” and visit Project Coyote for more information:
With the increase in bicycle traffic on campus, it is important for both cyclists and motorists to be careful driving on our campus.
Cyclists must remember to follow the same rules as motorists while on the road and use proper hand signals when applicable. Ensure your bicycle is equipped with a bell, headlight and rear reflector for proper visibility.
Bicycles are allowed on campus pathways, but a reminder that crosswalks are for pedestrians only: Cyclists are expected to dismount and walk with their bicycle when crossing the street.
Both motorists and cyclists must be aware of their surroundings and drive and ride as safely as possible to prevent injury. Collisions between bicycles and vehicles can be deadly for cyclists; please always wear a helmet when you ride.
The following news release was issued by Saskatoon Police Service last evening….
Escaped inmate Steven Best has been arrested at 10:25 PM, after being seen in a vehicle in downtown Saskatoon. The arrest was made without incident by utilizing Patrol members, K9 and the Air Support Unit
At Approximately 0555 a.m. a serving prisoner escaped from his guards at the Royal University Hospital. Twenty-Nine year old Steven Best is 5 ft 8 inches tall and weighs approximately 175 pounds with blue eyes and blond hair. He was serving a sentence for weapons offences and was awaiting sentencing on robbery charges. It is unknown what he is wearing.
If seen do not approach and call 911. Police are still at scene and more updates will be released as the situation develops.
The University of Saskatchewan is seeking public assistance in identifying a suspicious male noticed peering into windows several times over the past week. Campus Safety suggests residents living in or near south campus residences take precautions against this “Peeping Tom” who was most recently reported looking into windows on October 19th.
The suspect is described as:
- Caucasian (White)
- 150-180lbs (68-80kgs)
- Light Coloured Hair
- He was last seen wearing a black bunny-hug (hoodie), light (white) pants and light coloured shoes
Photographs taken by a witness are available online at www.usask.ca/campussafety/identify-these-people.php
Witnesses last week stated that they first saw the suspect on October 8th tapping on the glass outside their window. Two days later he was spotted by the same witness across the courtyard looking into another window. At that time, the university sent out a campus-wide email and text message to alert the community.
Residents are reminded to keep windows and blinds closed in the evenings, and to make sure gates and doors are securely locked.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Campus Safety at 966-5555 or the Saskatoon Police Service at 975-8300.
Campus Safety would like to remind faculty, staff and students to protect their valuables while leaving their vehicles parked on campus.
Sometime over the night of September 3rd and 4th, seven vehicles parked in U Lot in McEown Park had their contents removed, with an eighth vehicle having been stolen completely. Vehicle owners are reminded to remove all items such as keys, shopping bags, purses and ipods from their vehicles, and ensure all doors and windows are shut and locked. Theft from vehicles is a crime of opportunity, and often the more difficult a vehicle is to steal from, the less likely it will be a target.
Please report all suspicious activity in or around campus parking lots immediately to Campus Safety at 966-5555
The Edmonton Police Service has identified a person of interest in the early-morning shootings at the University of Alberta.
Homicide Investigators are trying to determine the whereabouts of Travis Brandon Baumgartner, 21, a G4S employee, who is believed to be one of several armoured company employees that attended the U of A around midnight today, Friday, June 15, 2012, to make a delivery.
Baumgartner (See photo below) is the owner of a dark blue Ford F-150 pick-up truck with an Alberta licence plate number, ZRE 724. Baumgartner’s status in relation to this investigation is unknown at this time. Members of the public are urged to use extreme caution if they happen to come in to contact with Baumgartner, and to contact the EPS complaint line at 780-423-4567 or CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
OTTAWA, ON – Fredericton Police Chief Barry MacKnight, [Vice-President of the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police (CACP) and Chair of the CACP Drug Abuse Committee] joined the Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, Minister of Health and Member of Parliament Shelly Glover to announce that MDPV will be regulated as a Schedule 1 Drug under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act following a fast-track process.
“In recent months there has been an increasing awareness of this harmful drug, commonly known as “bath salts” which is becoming growingly available in many communities, in particular Eastern Canada” stated Chief MacKnight. “This drug, along with the behaviours associated to it, is a serious concern for the police and many others in our communities.”
Chief MacKnight continues: “Swift action in scheduling MDVP in the Controlled Drug and Substances Act is an important step from both an enforcement and education perspective. This is sending a strong message to Canadians, and especially young Canadians, that this drug is extremely harmful while also allowing enforcement agencies to deal with those who victimize some of the most vulnerable people in our communities – the young and those who suffer from addiction.”
The CACP supports a balanced approach to the issue of substance abuse in Canada consisting of prevention, education, enforcement, counselling, treatment, rehabilitation, and where appropriate, alternative measures and diversion to counter Canada’s drug problem.
“Today’s announcement is an important part of that balance and I, on behalf of the CACP, would like to commend the federal government for their quick response in recognizing the extreme dangers of the “bath salts.”
A Health Canada News Release can be found at:
www.hc-sc.gc.ca/ahc-asc/media/nr-cp/_2012/2012-93-eng.php. Further information on “Bath Salts” has been published by the June 5, 2012 Canadian Centre for Substance Abuse: CCSA-CCENDU-Drug-Alert-Bath-Salts-2012-en.pdf
The Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police (CACP) was established in 1905 and represents approximately 1,000 police leaders from across Canada. The Association is dedicated to the support and promotion of efficient law enforcement and to the protection and security of the people of Canada. Through its member police chiefs and other senior police executives, the CACP represents in excess of 90% of the police community in Canada which include federal, First Nations, provincial, regional and municipal, transportation and military police leaders.
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For further information, please contact:
Timothy M. Smith,
Government Relations & Strategic Communications
Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police
The Saskatoon Police Service is reminding residents to be conscious and aware of ATM/Banking Fraud.
In incidents that have been reported across the city, the victim is approached by a lone male who asks them to deposit an envelope into the ATM and withdraw their own cash to cover it. It is later discovered that the envelope was empty. In other cases, the suspect gives them fraudulent cheques and asks the victim to cash them for him. Police have recorded at least eight similar incidents in the last two weeks.
The suspect is described as between 5’8″ and 6’0″ in height and 170 lbs. He is Caucasian and has a number of marks on his face.
Saskatoon Police would like to remind the public to never complete a transaction on someone else’s behalf.
Victims of similar incidents are encouraged to contact Saskatoon Police at 975-8300 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
A Canada-Wide warrant was issued for Luka Rocco MAGNOTTA today in relation to a homicide in the city of Montreal. If you see this person, contact your local police or 911 emergency immediately.
Last name: Magnotta
First name: Luka Rocco
Age: 29 ans
Height: 1.78 m
Weight: 61 kg
Ethnic origin: Blanche
Investigator in charge: 911
Investigator phone number : 911
File no.: CM-12-011