A 21 year-old Regina male is facing charges related to a stolen auto incident early this morning, in which a tire deflation device, or spike belt, was deployed in the area of Dewdney Avenue and Fleury Street.
At approximately 4:29 a.m. on Wednesday, April 22, 2020, a Canine officer reported she was following a suspicious vehicle east bound on Dewdney Avenue. The officer activated her emergency equipment in an attempt to stop the vehicle but the driver refused to stop. Other units in the area were notified and a spike belt was successfully deployed in the area of 7th Avenue and King Street. The vehicle continued into an alley in the 1300 block of King Street, where police found it, abandoned. The Canine team tracked the suspect outside a residence in the 1300 block of Queen Street. The male suspect was arrested and a quantity of drugs was found. The vehicle was confirmed stolen and the registered owner was advised. The male was subsequently charged.
Twenty-one year-old James Patrick Albert BLACKSIOUX, of Regina, is charged with:
- Operate Conveyance in a Manner Dangerous to Public [320.13(1) CC];
- Theft of Motor Vehicle [333.1(1) CC];
- Breach of Probation [733.1(1) CC]; and
- 2 X Possession of a Scheduled Substance [4(1) CDSA].
BLACKSIOUX will make his first court appearance on these charges in Provincial Court at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 22, 2020.