A 25 year-oldReginamale is facing a total of nine charges following investigation into a hit-and-run, involving four vehicles, that led to evidence of two other criminal incidents.
On Wednesday, October 19, 2011, at about 5:00 p.m. officers were dispatched to the area of Victoria Avenue and Broder Streetfor a report of a hit-and-run in progress. When officers arrived at the scene, a red Chevy truck, described as the suspect vehicle in the hit-and-run, was found abandoned in an alley nearby; the suspect had fled the scene on foot. Preliminary investigation indicated that the Chevy truck had struck a Nissan X-trail east-bound on 12th Avenue and then struck two parked vehicles: a Honda CRX and a Dodge Caravan. No one was injured as a result of these collisions. Investigation led to identification of a possible suspect. Police also found that the red Chevy truck involved in the hit-and-runs had been stolen earlier (between 2:30 and 3:00 p.m.) that day when an unknown person entered the owner’s garage located in the 2300 block ofMcAra Street and stole the truck keys from a shelf. Further investigation, in conjunction with the RCMP, led to evidence the stolen truck was involved in an evade-police incident in the Lumsden area prior to the hit-and-runs. On Thursday, October 20, 2011, at about 12:41 p.m., police were dispatched to a disturbance onLitzenberger Crescent. The male suspect in this disturbance matched the suspect description in the hit-and-runs, evade and vehicle theft from the day before. This individual was subsequently arrested and charged.
Twenty-five year-old Kurt Alexander ROTH, DOB: 1986-10-06, of Regina, is charged with Breach of Undertaking [145(3) CC]; Theft of Auto [333.1(1) CC], Possession of Stolen Property over $5,000 [355(a) CC]; Evade Police [249.1(1) CC]; three charges of Fail to Remain [252(1.1) CC]; Impaired Driving [253(1)(a) CC] and Break and Enter [348(1)(b) CC]. ROTH made his first court appearance on these charges at 9:30 a.m. today (Friday, October 21, 2011) inProvincial Court.