Three individuals: two males and a female, are facing numerous charges after an incident on Saturday in which police used a spike belt to stop a truck and make arrests.
On Saturday, November 25, 2017, at about 12:30 a.m., a Regina Police Service officer advised that he had spotted a truck parked in the City’s northwest, which was known to be associated to a male who was the subject of a number of fraud and theft-related warrants from other Saskatchewan Police Services. Police kept an eye on the truck as it left a residence, made a stop for gas and then stopped briefly at two different malls in the city’s north end. Officers initiated a controlled traffic stop but the vehicle evaded police once the officers activated their emergency equipment. Other units were in place to safely, and successfully, deploy a spike belt. When the suspect truck came to a stop, three occupants exited the vehicle and were taken into custody with the help of the Canine unit. There were no injuries to any of the suspects. Further investigation and retrieval of evidence near the scene and in the vehicle, led to charges against two adult males and one female.
The three accused are: 40 year-old Trent Scott PRATT and 31 year-old Meagan Dawn SPAAN, both of Regina; as well as 34 year-old Brandon THERENS, of Coronach, Saskatchewan.
– PRATT is charged with Possession of Stolen Property Under $5000., contrary to section 355(b) of the Criminal Code of Canada.
– SPAAN is charged with Evade Police, s. 249.1(1) CC; two charges of Breach of Undertaking, s. 145 CC; Possession of Stolen Property Under $5000., s. 355(b) CC; and Possession of Counterfeit Currency, s. 450 CC.
– THERENS was arrested on outstanding warrants and also charged with Possession of Stolen Property Under $5000., s. 355(b) CC; Breach of Undertaking, s. 145 CC; and Possession of a Controlled Substance, 4(1) CDSA.
All three accused made their first court appearances on these charges in Provincial Court at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, November 27, 2017.