On December 5th, 2015, at approximately 4:38 p.m., police were dispatched to the area of 5th Avenue and Elphinstone Street, for a report of a male armed with a firearm. Police arrived and attended to a residence on the 1100 block of Elphinstone Street. A fourteen year-old male attended to the backyard, gained entry to the residence, and demanded a female occupant turn over her purse. Without receiving her purse he exited the back door where he was challenged by police and arrested without incident. The firearm, a long-barreled BB-gun, was recovered.
A fourteen year-old male, who cannot be named in accordance with provisions of the Youth Criminal Justice Act, has been charged with:
- Break and Enter & Commit [348(1)(B) CC]
- Pointing a Firearm [87 CC]
- Possession of a Weapon [88 CC]
- Disguise with Intent [351(2) CC]
The male made his first appearance in Provincial Youth Court this morning, December 7th, 2015, at 9:30 a.m.
The Regina Police commends the individual who contacted police for his quick thinking, which led to prompt response by police. Police also remind the public that displaying any type of firearm or imitation firearm in public will prompt an immediate response from police. The public is encouraged to report suspicious activity to police by calling 306-777-6500. In an emergency, call 9-1-1.