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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.

Bailey Lonechild stabbed to death in Saskatoon’s second homicide of 2017

Police were called to St. Paul’s Hospital on January 17th at around 4am on report of an injured man. The man had been injured at a home at the 100-block of Avenue M South.

The victim who was later identified as Bailey Lonechild 29, died in hospital from a serious stab wound.

Saskatoon police have issued a warrant for Curtis Kevin Morin, 25, in relation to the death of Lonechild.

Anyone with information as to the whereabouts of Morin is urged to contact police at 306-975-8300

Curtis Morin – Photo made available by the Saskatoon Police Service

Update, January 26th

Curtis Morin was arrested by police on January 25th in a stolen vehicle along with two others. One of the three men had allegedly pointed a shotgun at the officer. The suspects evaded police for several blocks before the men abandoned the car and fled on foot. Morin and one other were arrested, and police dogs were used to find he third man hiding under a deck. Charges are pending for all three.

2017 Saskatoon Homicide Victim’s List is available here.

Second degree murder charged in Nipawin suspicious death of Charles Francis Letendre

Nipawin RCMP responded to a call of an unresponsive man on January 4th at around 11pm in the 500 block of 1st Avenue.

Police located 57 year old Charles Francis Letendre, who was pronounced dead at the scene. Originally police said the death was suspicious, however autopsy revealed that the death of Letendre was a homicide. The cause of death has not been released.

Danny Brian Crate 32, has been charged with second degree murder.


Update: Saskatoon’s first homicide victim on 2017, male victim dies as a result of an assault

Saskatoon police responded to a report of an injured man in a home on the 200 block of Avenue I South, January 11th Just before midnight.

Police found a 45 year old male victim of an apparent assault. The man was sent to hospital where he died of his injuries.

Police have not released the victim’s name at this time.

More to come…

Update January 15th

Daniel Forest, 27, turned himself into Saskatoon police. Forest was questioned by police and charged with second degree murder.

2017 Saskatoon Homicide Victim’s List is available here.