Two Regina youths are facing charges in connection with a string of thefts from auto that occurred early yesterday morning.
On Tuesday, January 23, 2018, at approximately 5:17 a.m., police were dispatched to the 3000 block of Angus Street for the report of a two hooded males behaving in a suspicious manner. The males were reportedly looking in parked vehicles and checking doors. Police arrived and searched the area to find vehicles which appeared to have been rummaged through, with doors slightly ajar.
Police noticed a motion detector light on at a nearby residence and approached the house, on the 2900 block of Rae Street. They noticed money, numerous phone chargers, and other items scattered on the ground, with footprints leading towards the residence. As police approached, they observed two males hiding underneath the porch. Police were able to take the two into custody without incident and located other items believed to have been stolen from the vehicles. Investigation led to evidence that items were stolen from seven vehicles in the area. The males were subsequently charged.
The male youths, ages 15 and 16, cannot be named in accordance with the provisions of the Youth Criminal Justice Act. They are jointly charged with seven counts of Theft under $5,000 [CC 334(B)]. In addition the 16 year-old male is facing one charge of Fail to comply with undertaking [CC 145(3)].
The youths made their first appearance in Provincial Youth Court on these charges today, January 24, 2018, at 2:00 pm.
The Regina Police Service would like to take this opportunity to both thank the person(s) who reported the crime in progress, and also to remind citizens that a few moments spent in crime prevention can save considerable loss and expense. We invite vehicle owners to deter thieves by removing all valuables from the vehicle, which includes garage door openers, and to always lock the doors when away from your vehicle. If you are the victim of a property crime such as theft from auto, please report it to us right away at 777-6500 or online at reginapolice.ca. If you see a crime in progress, call 911.