Biggar RCMP had a shorter list than usual in their October 9 report. It included suspicious activity, long weekend patrols, and theft by harvest.
Police have begun to notice suspicious activity on the rise as a whole in rural areas around Biggar. Reports of increased traffic at night has been noted for the rural area bordering the RM of Biggar and Highway 656 west.
Looking inside Perdue, there have been reports made about a suspicious male wearing a reflective vest who was checking doors around the rink prior to being chased off. Other suspicious activity included a theft of mail reported in Kinley, residents with flashlights being chased off around 7 Street in Perdue, and then yet another noise complaint was noted for Perdue concerning a building on 9 Street around 11:36 PM.
There were 38 occurrences in total handled by the Biggar Detachment throughout the week. They came in large part thanks to "National Traffic Enforcement Weekend" and "Operation Impact 2023", a program with the slogan "Take 0% Risk. Be 100% Thankful!"
Enforcement efforts within the Biggar area resulted in 14 warnings and 12 tickets for local motorists, with the highest speed being clocked at 140 km/h for a ticket worth $570. The long-weekend traffic blitz is nothing new to the area after members from around the province were just in Biggar at the end of September.
Finishing things off, it was a different type of Harvest Festival around Biggar for Thanksgiving weekend. Somebody's plans may have been ruined, after four marijuana plants were reportedly stolen from a local residence.