Four males and one female, all 15 and 16 year-olds, are facing a number of charges, including theft and possession of stolen property, relating to the theft of property from vehicles, alleged to have occurred in the early morning hours of Monday, October 31, 2011.
On Monday, October 31, 2011, at about 2:26 a.m., the Regina Police Service Communications Centre received a call of a group of teens acting suspiciously in the area ofNorwood Crescent and Fairview Road. The youths were trying the handles of vehicles parked in driveways and on the street. Police officers were dispatched and a nearby canine unit took up a position on Fairview Road. When an officer challenged the youths they dispersed. Other officers arrived and two were taken into custody almost immediately; another was located nearby and the canine unit tracked two more suspects, who were located hiding between a nearby house and fence. Subsequent investigation led to charges against four males and one female, all under the age of 18. Police also recovered numerous items believed to have been stolen, including: iPods, CD’s, a wallet, backpack, stereo face plates, sunglasses, a vehicle GPS system and hockey gloves. It’s believed many of the items were removed from unlocked vehicles.
The accused cannot be named in accordance with the provisions of the Youth Criminal Justice Act. Each of the five accused is facing a charge of Theft Under $5,000 [334(b) CC]; Possession of Stolen Property Under $5,000 [355(b) CC]; and Possession of House Break and Enter Tools [351(1) CC]. In addition, one of the 15 year-old males is facing a single charge of Fail to Comply (with court-ordered conditions) [137 YCJA]; one of the 16 year-old males is facing three charges of Fail to Comply (with court-ordered conditions) [137 YCJA]. The five co-accused made their first court appearances on these charges in Youth Court on Monday, October 31, 2011 at 2:00 p.m.
The Regina Police Service reminds residents to remove all valuables from their vehicles and lock them: http://www.reginapolice.ca/removevaluables.php . It is also important to report to police, if you are victim of crime; the information you give may be critical to other, similar investigations. Police also encourage anyone who sees suspicious activity to call police; if it is a crime in progress call 9-1-1.