Two adult males are facing Break, Enter and Commit Robbery charges after an alleged robbery early Saturday morning in Regina.
On Saturday, May 27, 2017 at about 5:07 a.m., the police Communications Centre received a call from a male who reported he’d just been beaten up and robbed. The victim said this event occurred in the 700 block of Rae Street. Responding officers determined the suspects had emerged from, and returned to, a house in the 700 block Rae Street. Police established a safety perimeter. A witness indicated one of the suspects was seen with a firearm. This information, combined with a risk assessment of other circumstances, prompted the request for authorization of Negotiators and SWAT (Special Weapons and Tactics), to assist Patrol and Canine. Four people emerged from the house and were taken safely into custody, but four males remained inside. After several hours of negotiation, SWAT members obtained authorization to use tear gas. Additional arrests were made at approximately 12:30 p.m., with no further incident. A search of the premises revealed a pellet rifle. Further investigation led to charges against two of the males taken into custody.
Twenty-nine year-old Tyrone Joseph AKAPEW, DOB: 1988-02-25, of Regina and 25 year-old Morris POITRAS, DOB: 1992-02-06, of Fort Qu’Appelle, are jointly charged with Break and Enter and Commit Robbery, s. 348(1)(b) CC. Both POITRAS and AKAPEW made their first court appearance on this charge in Provincial Court at 9:30 a.m., Monday, May 29, 2017.
In addition to the aforementioned arrests:
A 25 year-old female was arrested on an unrelated bench warrant and released on an officer’s recognizance to appear in Provincial Court on June 27, 2017.
A 31 year-old female was arrested on a bench warrant and made an appearance in Provincial Court on Monday, May 29, 2017 at 9:30 a.m.
A 28 year-old male was arrested on an unrelated Traffic Safety Act warrant for driving while disqualified.
A 34 year-old male was arrested on a warrant of apprehension and transferred to the Provincial Correctional Centre.