A 35 year-old Regina male faces numerous charges in connection with recent thefts of mail and thefts from motor vehicles. On June 26, at approximately 8:24 a.m., police were dispatched to an apartment complex on the 00 block of Angus Road for the report of mail theft. A male had broken into mailboxes and had fled via a bicycle.
The suspect was located nearby on the 100 block of Albert Street, where he was arrested. A search revealed multiple items, including a substance believed to be methamphetamine, a machete, credit and debit cards, and identity documents (which include driver’s licenses, health cards, Status cards, and permanent residence documents). Many of the recovered items were reported stolen in previous incidents of theft from auto. Of note, one of the items recovered was a cheque in the amount of $370,000, which had been stolen from a vehicle. The Regina Police Service cannot over-emphasize the importance of removing valuables from vehicles. If people take time to remove the opportunities for crime, the losses to individuals and our community can be greatly reduced.
Thirty-five year-old Jeffery Vincent CROSS, of Regina, is charged with:
- Obstruct peace officer [CC 129(A)];
- Possession of a scheduled substance (methamphetamine) [CDSA 4(1)];
- Possession of break in instruments [CC 351(1)];
- Mischief under $5,000 [CC 430(4)];
- Identity fraud – possession of an identity document [CC 56.1(1)];
- Possession of a credit card [CC 342(1)(C)];
- Fail to comply with probation order [CC 733.1(1)];
- Fail to comply with undertaking [CC 145(3)];
- Theft from mail [CC 356(1)(A)(I)];
- Possession of stolen mail [CC 356(1)(B)]; and
- Possession of a weapon [CC 88].
CROSS made his first appearance on these charges in Provincial Court this morning, June 27, 2018, at 9:30 a.m.