Saskatchewan RCMP Crime Reduction Team arrest and charge four individuals involved in organized crime

Saskatchewan, Saskatchewan – The RCMP Crime Reduction Team have arrested and charged three males and one female following a lengthy organized crime investigation.

The investigation targeted individuals believed to be involved in organized crime activity in various communities around the Prince Albert area. The RCMP Prince Albert Crime Reduction Team were assisted throughout this investigation by officers from the Prince Albert RCMP Detachment, Prince Albert Police Service and Saskatoon Police Service.

As a result of the overall investigation, which began in October, 2019, Saskatchewan RCMP have charged and arrested the following individuals:

Jesse Dillon, 28 years old from Onion Lake, Sask, was arrested at the Regina Provincial Correctional Centre on April 10, 2020. Dillon is scheduled to appear in court on June 16, 2020. He is charged with:

Traffic a controlled substance in association with, for the benefit of or at the direction of a Criminal Organization;

Utter threats in association with, for the benefit of or at the direction of a Criminal Organization;

Conspiracy to commit assault in association with, for the benefit of or at the direction of a Criminal Organization;

Recruit for a Criminal Organization

Unauthorized possession of a Firearm (X2)

Trafficking Methamphetamine

Obstruction of Justice

Fabricating Evidence

Unsafe Storage of a Firearm

Possess Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose

Unlawful possession of a Restricted Firearm

Possess Firearm/Tampered Serial Number

Possess Weapon Obtained by Crime

24-year-old Shania Yooya from the Prince Albert District was arrested in Prince Albert on April 18, 2020. Yooya is scheduled to appear in court on June 20, 2020. She is charged with:

Traffic a controlled substance in association with, for the benefit of or at the direction of a Criminal Organization

Utter threats in association with, for the benefit of or at the direction of a Criminal Organization

Conspiracy to commit assault in association with, for the benefit of or at the direction of a Criminal Organization

Unsafe Storage of a Firearm

Possess Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose

Unauthorized possession of a Firearm

Possess Restricted Firearm with Ammo Without License

Possess Firearm/Tampered Serial Number

Possess Weapon Obtained by Crime

Trafficking Methamphetamine

Obstruction of Justice

Fabricating Evidence

30-year-old Raini Henderson, from the Nipawin District was arrested at the Prince Albert Provincial Correctional Centre on May 6, 2020. Henderson is scheduled to appear in court on September 14, 2020. He is charged with:

Facilitate the activities of a Criminal Organization

28-year-old Brennen Sanderson, from the Prince Albert District was arrested in Sturgeon Lake on May 16, 2020. Sanderson is scheduled to appear in court on August 24, 2020. He is charged with:

Facilitate the activities of a Criminal Organization

Unsafe Storage of a Firearm

Possess Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose

Unauthorized possession of a Firearm

Possess Restricted Firearm with Ammo Without License

Possess Firearm/Tampered Serial Number

Possess Weapon Obtained by Crime

Fail To Appear

Part of this investigation includes a search warrant executed on February 12, 2020 (news release link below).

Prince Albert RCMP and Crime Reduction Team arrest three individuals for weapons related offences

February 18, 2020

Sturegon Lake First Nation , Saskatchewan – The Prince Albert RCMP Crime Reduction Team have charged a male and two females from the Sturgeon Lake First Nation with weapons offences following a search warrant on February 12, 2020.

The search warrant was executed in a residence located on Agency Road on the Sturgeon Lake First Nation by officers of the Prince Albert RCMP Crime Reduction Team, Prince Albert RCMP Detachment and Prince Albert Integrated Street Enforcement Team.

A search of the residence resulted in the seizure of a sawed-off shotgun, ammunition, a replica handgun, a spear-gun, and a quantity of suspected hydromorphone.

24-year old Shania Yooya, 27-year-old Brennan Sanderson and 29-year-old Shannon Sanderson have been arrested and are facing the following charges under the Criminal Code:

Unauthorized Possession of a Prohibited Firearm

Possess Prohibited Firearm with Ammo

Possess Weapon for Dangerous Purpose

Unsafe Storage of a Firearm

Possess Firearm with Tampered Serial Number

Possess Weapon Obtained by Crime

A sawed-off shotgun, ammunition, a replica handgun, a spear-gun.
A sawed-off shotgun, ammunition, a replica handgun, a spear-gun.

Brennan Sanderson and Shannon Sanderson have been released from custody and are scheduled to appear in Provincial Court in Prince Albert on March 18, 2020.

Shania Yooya will appear in Provincial Court in Prince Albert on February 20, 2020, at 1:30 p.m.

Saskatchewan RCMP Crime Reduction Team



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