A 28 year-old male is facing 12 charges including three charges of Assaulting a Police Officer, following investigation and an arrest on Saturday, December 7, 2019.
On Saturday, December 7, 2019, at 10:47 a.m., police were dispatched to a restaurant in the 100 block of Albert Street, for a report of a vehicle parked improperly at the rear of the business. There were two occupants in the car, and when officers approached the vehicle, they learned that the driver was on conditions, allowing a search of a residence or car for drugs of any sort. When the driver was asked to exit the vehicle, it’s alleged the driver put the car into gear and attempted to leave. A struggle followed in which police attempted to reach into the vehicle to take it out of gear. It’s alleged the suspect tried to disarm officers, and assault them, while trying to drive away. Even when the officers had the suspect out of the vehicle, the struggle continued. When the suspect was under control, police searched him and found a substance believed to be methamphetamine; a can of bear spray was discovered in a search of the vehicle. The male was subsequently charged.
Twenty-eight year-old Justin Theodore PELLETIER, of Regina, is charged with:
– 3 X Assault Peace Officer [270(1)(a) CC];
– 2 X Dangerous Operation of a Conveyance Causing Bodily Harm [320.13(2) CC];
– 2 X Attempt to Disarm a Peace Officer [270.1 CC];
– Breach of Recognizance [145(3) CC];
– Breach of Probation [733.1(1) CC];
– Resist Arrest [129(a) CC];
– Possession of a Weapon for a Purpose Dangerous to Public Peace [88 CC]; and
– Possession of a Scheduled Substance (methamphetamine) [4(1) CDSA.
PELLETIER made his first court appearance on these charges in Provincial Court at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, December 9, 2019.