The Regina Police Service is currently investigating two weapons incidents, in which bear spray was used on two individuals within a short timeframe and in relatively close proximity.
On Friday, September 27, 2019, police were dispatched to the home of a 33 year-old woman who had been the victim of an assault with bear spray. The victim said the incident occurred at about 9:08 p.m., in the area of 12th Avenue and Ottawa Street. The victim said a male in a truck called her over and then bear-sprayed her. She described the truck as blue, with four doors, driven by a Caucasian male with curly hair. The victim was treated in hospital and released.
On Friday, September 27, 2019, at about 9:30 p.m., other officers received a report of a woman who had been bear-sprayed by an unknown suspect driving what was described as a black truck. This event occurred in the 1200 block of the alley between Garnet Street and Cameron Street. EMS was also dispatched and attended to the 44 year-old victim, who was in obvious distress from the bear spray.
Both incidents are still under investigation. Until more is known, police cannot confirm the two incidents are related, but the locations and time-frame indicate a potential link. Anyone who has information, or may have witnessed either of these incidents as asked to contact the Regina Police Service at 306-777-6500 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477(TIPS). The Regina Police Service thanks the public for their help in this matter.