A 48 year-old Regina male is facing charges after an incident last night, (January 10, 2012) involving a single vehicle collision and foot chase. This individual is also facing numerous charges as the result of previous attempts by police to carry out an arrest on a Canada-wide warrant.
On Monday, January 10, 2012, at approximately 7:30 p.m., Regina police plainclothes investigators went to a residence in the 1100 block Broadway Avenue to try to locate an individual wanted on a Canada-wide warrant for being Unlawfully at Large [145(1)(b) CC]. A vehicle, a 2002 Dodge Caravan, associated to the accused, was at that address but before patrol officers could safely make an arrest, a male matching the description of the accused left in the van. The vehicle was followed at a distance until it started to pick up speed and drive erratically. At one point, a police unit activated emergency equipment, but the suspect van did not stop. Some minutes later, the vehicle was involved in a minor, single-vehicle collision (vehicle struck a boulevard) and witnesses directed police to the area of Dixon Crescent, where the vehicle was found, abandoned. Canine members attempted to track the suspect, without success. A short time later a patrol member spotted the suspect and gave chase on foot. The male suspect was apprehended without further incident and subsequently charged in connection with these events, as well as a number of incidents between December 26, 2011 and present, in which police attempted to locate and arrest this individual.
Forty-eight year-old Fiorenzo RICCI, DOB: 1963-08-13, of Regina, is charged with Unlawfully at Large [145(1)(b) CC] (the above-mentioned warrant); six counts of Evade Police [249.1(1) CC]; six counts of Dangerous Operation of a Motor Vehicle [249(1)(a) CC]; Possession of a Controlled Substance (cocaine) [4(1) CDSA]; Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking (cocaine) [5(1) CDSA]. RICCI made his first court appearance on these charges inProvincial Courtat 2:00 p.m. today (January 11, 2012).