Three people were taken into police custody this evening as the result of a police investigation that involved Patrol and Canine members as well as members of the Crisis Negotiation and Special Weapons and Tactics Teams. The arrests were made without injury to the suspects, members of the public or police.
This event began at approximately 12:38 p.m. on Tuesday, March 24, 2015, with police dispatched to call of a weapons offence in the North Central neighbourhood. Investigation led police to a house in the 400 block of Froom Crescent. Patrol members established a safety perimeter, preventing vehicles and pedestrians from entering the area. While patrol members were trying to establish contact with the occupants of the house, the RPS Communications Centre advised other residents on the block of the situation, asking them to shelter in place until further notice. When the attempts to contact the suspects were unsuccessful, Crisis Negotiators and SWAT were requested and authorized at approximately 4:55 p.m. At approximately 6:45 p.m., three people exited the house voluntarily and were taken safely into police custody. Investigation will continue to determine what roles, if any, these individuals played in the afternoon’s events.
It’s anticipated there will be criminal charges as the result of these incidents; however, there are no other details available for release at this time. The Regina Police Service thanks the public, especially the residents of the 400 block of Froom Crescent, for their patience and co-operation in bringing these events to a peaceful conclusion.