It's a little earlier than usual to see farm equipment on the roads. Safety this time of year was the latest topic of discussion for Biggar RCMP in their latest report.

"It is that time of the year when we will start to see an influx of agricultural equipment moving around on our roads. I would like to ask that people be observant and patient as our rural neighbours are busy moving things around. Safety first, if there is no room to pass, don’t take unnecessary chances if your view is obstructed."

Their message isn't just going out to passenger vehicles. The people in the equipment have a responsibility as well.

"However, road safety also falls on the person moving the equipment as well. Markers, lights and pilot vehicles should all be considered, and if it takes up the entire span of the roadway, consideration should be given to breaking down and moving pieces on there own."

Calls for the detachment over the first week of August saw members deal with 45 different occurrences, handing out tickets to 19 motorists while warning nine others. One collision with a deer was noted on Highway 376 in the RM of Eagle Creek, where the vehicle was found embanked into some bush after a short fall. Police confirm that the occupants were okay, as the vehicle continued to attract attention prior to being towed in a process.

There was a report of 50 Konotopetz Bails being stolen from the Arelee area. The week also noted four suspicious person complaints, three of which were in and around the Kinley area, and then members also assisted EMS with a medical call on 3 Avenue East in Biggar where one female was transport by STARS into Saskatoon.

The final note was a follow up from last week's report. It states members executed a search warrant at a residence in town to recover the remaining stolen liquor and cigarettes taken from a break and enter to a business earlier in the week.

The 23 year old co-accused pregnant female was arrested and released on curfew and conditions and will make her first appearance in Biggar Court on Sept 6, 2023, while her partner in crime remains on remand and will be dealing with her charges through the North Battleford Provincial Court.

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