The Regina Police Service has two individuals, a male and female, in custody after an arrest that occurred in the area of Arcola Avenue and McAra Street this afternoon (August 9th).
This arrest came about as the result of RPS efforts to locate a male, wanted on warrants and believed to be a suspect in a number of recent criminal offences, including both property and violent crimes. On Thursday, August 9, 2018, patrol members were dispatched to assist plain clothes investigators who had observed the suspect male in a vehicle, a Kia Rio, which had been reported stolen a day earlier. The stolen vehicle was observed at a business in East Regina. At about 12:20 p.m., officers were able to successfully deploy a spike belt. (The device works by deflating the tires steadily, but does not force the vehicle to come to an immediate stop.) The suspect and passenger continued to drive around in the Al Ritchie neighbourhood, at one point proceeding westbound in the eastbound lanes of Arcola Avenue. The stolen vehicle eventually came to a stop on McAra Street, close to Arcola Avenue. Both occupants of the suspect vehicle fled on foot and were apprehended a short distance away. A police canine unit apprehended the male suspect; the male was taken to hospital for treatment. He was confirmed to be the subject of several outstanding warrants. In the activity surrounding the arrest, a minor collision occurred when an unrelated civilian vehicle struck an unmarked police vehicle; there were no injuries resulting.
Regina Police Service members are continuing their investigation into this stolen vehicle incident, as well as other incidents believed to be related to the recent activities of the male suspect. It is not known, at this time, what involvement (if any) the female passenger may have had in today’s events. Details on charges and persons accused will be made available at a later time.