A 38 year-old male faces eight charges as the result of investigation into a stolen vehicle incident last night in Regina.
At approximately 10:25 p.m. on Wednesday, November 6, 2019, police members on patrol in the area of Cameron Street and 5th Avenue spotted a red Nissan Murano that was the subject of a suspicious vehicle call the night before. The officers were able to query the license plate and found that the plate visible on the vehicle did not match the registered owner information. The officers observed a male driver behind the wheel. As officers turned to get into a position to make a traffic stop, the suspect vehicle sped away. Other police cars were called to the area, but none were in a safe position to do a traffic stop. The vehicle was found, abandoned in an alley just off Retallack Street near 8th Avenue. Canine attended to assist and a short time later, patrol members found a male running in an alley in the 1300 block Retallack Street. He was identified as the driver of the suspect vehicle. A search of the suspect revealed break-in tools and a folding knife. Further investigation revealed the male was on conditions and had a warrant for his arrest.
Thirty-eight year-old James Stanley BIGSKY, of Regina, is charged with;
- Theft of Motor Vehicle [333.1(1) CC];
- Possession of Break-In Instruments [351.1 CC];
- Possession of a Weapon for a Purpose Dangerous to Public Peace [88 CC];
- Carrying Concealed Weapon [90 CC];
- Possession of Property Obtained by Crime over $5,000 (vehicle) [355(a) CC];
- Operation of a Conveyance While Prohibited [320.18(1)(a) CC];
- Flight from Peace Officer [320.17 CC]; and
- Breach of Undertaking [145(3) CC]
BIGSKY made his first court appearance on these charges in Provincial Court at 2:00 p.m. today (Thursday) November 7, 2019.