Tag Archives: Saskatchewan

Murder charges laid in the suspicious death of Abbie Speir

Emergencey crews were called to a house fire in Yellow Grass Saskatchewan on April 20th. Abbie Speir was found dead in the home.

Police initially called the death suspicious however stated that a Homicide investigation had been launched, and an arrest had been made. Kevin Obina Okafor, 37, who was known to Speir has been charged with first degree murder.

More information will be added as it becomes available.

Simon Grant dies following an armed robbery at Louisiana’s Bar B Que

Police were called to the Louisiana’s Bar B Que in La Ronge SK on April 15th at 10:55pm on report of a robbery.

Police found Simon Grant 64, the owner of the restaurant in serious condition. Grant was transported to hospital where he died of his injuries on April 17th.

Police said masked people entered Louisiana’s Bar B Que with a baseball bat and two handguns. They suspects assaulted Grant, and left with an undisclosed amount of money, in less than 5 minutes.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers.

The body of Melinda Gladys Charles found in Northern Saskatchewan

Melinda Gladys Charles 47, was reported missing by family on March 23. Police said she was last seen in the Deschambault Lake area.

The body of Charles was located on March 27th, Police have not said where her body was found, but have said she was a victim of homicide.

A 44 year old man who was known to Melinda Charles has been charged with second degree murder.

Heidi Veit murdered by her estranged husband in RM of Buffalo Sask

The body of Heidi Veit was found five kilometres northeast of Wilkie in the RM of Buffalo on March 28th. Police have not released the cause of death. at this time.

Wesley John Veit was arrested on March 27th without incident, and is facing a first degree murder charge in the death of Veit.

Heidi Veit was a mother of two and an education assistant at McLurg School.

 

 

Damian Ballantyne, Prince Albert’s first homicide in 2017

Prince Albert police responded to a call for assistance at a home on March 22nd at around 1:20am.  Police arrived at the 300 block of Ninth Street E to assist Parkland Ambulance paramedics with an unresponsive male.

Despite life saving efforts, Damian Ballantyne 34 died from his injuries.

Police arrested two people that were known to Ballantyne, however no charges have been laid.

Update: Sudden death in Pelican Narrows deemed a homicide

Pelican Narrows RCMP were alerted of a death on February 21st at around 1am. The male victim was transported to a local health care center where he was pronounced dead.
Police have not released the name or age of the victim at this time. An autopsy has been scheduled for later this week. More information will be added as it becomes available.
RCMP asked anyone with information to call the Pelican Narrows detachment at 306-632-3300
Update February 25th
River Blade Storm Linklater 22, has been charged with first degree murder of Mark Clarence Michel, 16.

Stacey Lewis dies from a gunshot wound in Hudson’s Bay Saskatchewan

Hudson’s Bay RCMP responded to a report of a woman being shot on February 3rd at a Hudson Street home at around 5pm.

Police arrive to find Stacey Lewis, 27, who was pronounced dead at the scene. Steven Lee Lewis, 32 was arrested at the scene and charged with first degree murder.

Police said the victim and the accused were known to each other.

Steven Lews is expected to make his first court appearance on February 7th in Melfort.