Busy 24 hours at Craven for RCMP

By battlefordsNOW Staff
July 15, 2017 - 1:50pm

Some at Craven Country Thunder seem to be having quite a blast but others are keeping RCMP busy. In the last 24 hours, RCMP have received 32 calls for service. Among them are six assaults, one resulting in charges and one sexual assault, which RCMP say was a reported incident of unwanted and inappropriate physical contact over clothing. It was investigated and the victim did not wish to pursue charges. 

RCMP say they understand people are having fun, but have noticed some attendees feel inspired to "dance like nobody's watching." They would like to remind them, in fact, people are and they are encouraging people to wear clothes.

Here is full list of calls from the last 24 hours:

  • Assault - 6 (1 resulted in charges - Domestic in nature - no weapons involved)  
  • Public Nudity - 1 
  • Disturbing the Peace - 7 
  • Mischief - 1 
  • Public Intoxication - 6 
  • Roadside Suspensions - 1 
  • Alcohol and Gaming Regulation (AGRA) tickets - 3 
  • Sexual Assault - 1 (reported incident of unwanted and inappropriate physical contact over clothing was investigated and victim did not wish to pursue charges.) 
  • Theft - 1 
  • Prisoners Held - 8

Calls for the RCMP aren’t just limited to the grounds themselves. These are the stats for the last 24 hours from Traffic Services in the surrounding area of the festival:

  • Vehicle contacts - 519
  • Warnings / Inspection Notices - 50
  • Alcohol and Gaming Regulation (AGRA) tickets - 2
  • Speeding - 3
  • Other Traffic Safety Act (TSA) tickets - 41
  • Roadside Suspensions - 1
  • Drive While Suspended - 1


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