A 33 year-old female has been charged in connection with a stolen auto incident last night. Police officers deployed a spike belt in the arrest of the suspect.
On May 2, 2018, at about 11:00 p.m., police investigators located a vehicle on Lindsay Street which matched the description of a stolen auto. Officers attempted to immobilize the vehicle using a spike belt at Cavendish Street and Cambridge Avenue. The driver continued at a high rate of speed, dragging the spike belt. The vehicle was observed driving through red lights and swerving. Eventually the car, with all four tires deflated, came to a stop in the 3100 block of Edinburgh Drive; the driver fled on foot and was apprehended a short distance away with the assistance of a canine team. The driver was arrested and subsequently charged. In addition to the charges arising from this incident, the driver was found to be a prohibited driver, Canada-wide, and also has several warrants out of Manitoba.
Thirty-three year-old Melissa Sue KAPLUN, of Regina, is charged with:
– Driving While Disqualified [259(4) CC];
– Possession of Property Obtained by Crime over $5,000 [355(a) CC]; and
– Dangerous Operation of a Motor Vehicle [249(1)(a) CC]
KAPLUN made her first court appearance on these charges in Provincial Court this morning (Thursday, May 3, 2018) at 2:00 p.m.