Regina Police Service http://reginapolice.ca Public Service First Thu, 21 Jun 2018 20:08:29 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.6 http://reginapolice.ca/wp-content/uploads/sigpng1-546143aa_site_icon-32x32.png Regina Police Service http://reginapolice.ca 32 32 39650304 Train Safety http://reginapolice.ca/2018/06/train-safety/ Thu, 21 Jun 2018 20:08:29 +0000 http://reginapolice.ca/?p=21571
A recent Facebook post in a Regina neighbourhood group which has been shared over 4,400 times, has prompted community concern around train and railway safety but it also creates an opportunity to have important conversations with young people about rail safety.  The photo in the post depicts a group of children close to, and approaching,…
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A recent Facebook post in a Regina neighbourhood group which has been shared over 4,400 times, has prompted community concern around train and railway safety but it also creates an opportunity to have important conversations with young people about rail safety.  The photo in the post depicts a group of children close to, and approaching, a stationary train. Even though members of the School Resource Officer Unit and Community Services (Patrol) have not been able to verify that this photo was taken in Regina, the Regina Police Service would like to use the momentum of this community conversation to remind parents to teach their children about train and railway safety.

Here are some general train and railway safety guidelines which everyone should follow:

  • Stay off the tracks;
  • Keep off railway property;
  • Use designated railway crossings;
  • Obey all railway signs and signals;
  • Stay alert; and
  • Keep your distance.

For more information on train safety, please visit https://www.operationlifesaver.ca/.

If anyone has any information as to the identities of the children in the photo, please contact Regina Police Service at 306-777-6500.  Our primary goal would be to ensure that the young people in this photo understand the dangers of playing near trains.

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UPDATE: Charges in Cannabis Dispensary Investigations http://reginapolice.ca/2018/06/update-charges-in-cannabis-dispensary-investigations/ Thu, 21 Jun 2018 16:50:43 +0000 http://reginapolice.ca/?p=21569
Two individuals who were the subjects of warrants for arrest have now been arrested and charged in connection to an investigation in Regina into the illegal operation of a cannabis dispensary. Thirty-nine year-old Patrick Lee WARNECKE, of Regina, is facing the following charges: – Trafficking cannabis marihuana [5(1) CDSA]; – Trafficking CBD (cannabidiol) [5(1) CDSA];…
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Two individuals who were the subjects of warrants for arrest have now been arrested and charged in connection to an investigation in Regina into the illegal operation of a cannabis dispensary.

Thirty-nine year-old Patrick Lee WARNECKE, of Regina, is facing the following charges:
– Trafficking cannabis marihuana [5(1) CDSA];
– Trafficking CBD (cannabidiol) [5(1) CDSA];
– Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking cannabis marihuana [5(2) CDSA];
– Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking cannabis resin [5(2) CDSA];
– Possession of Property Obtained by Crime over $5,000 [355(a) CC];
– Trafficking in Property Obtained by Crime over $5,000 [355.2 CC];
– Laundering Proceeds of Crime [462.31(2)(a) CC]; and
– Breach of Undertaking [145(3) CC].

Thirty-one year-old Megan Nicole POTTER, of Regina, is facing the following charges:
– Trafficking cannabis marihuana [5(1) CDSA];
– Trafficking CBD (cannabidiol) [5(1) CDSA];
– Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking cannabis marihuana [5(2) CDSA];
– Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking cannabis resin [5(2) CDSA];
– Possession of Property Obtained by Crime over $5,000 [355(a) CC];
– Trafficking in Property Obtained by Crime over $5,000 [355.2 CC]; and
– Laundering Proceeds of Crime [462.31(2)(a) CC].

Both accused will make their first court appearance on these charges in Provincial Court at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 21, 2018.

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Charges in Cannabis Dispensary Investigations http://reginapolice.ca/2018/06/charges-in-cannabis-dispensary-investigations/ Wed, 20 Jun 2018 22:49:40 +0000 http://reginapolice.ca/?p=21563
Six individuals are facing charges and warrants have been obtained for the arrest of two more individuals as the result of investigations in Regina into the illegal operation of cannabis dispensaries. The arrests in these investigations began earlier this month with investigators locating, arresting and charging each of the suspects identified through investigations, search warrants…
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Six individuals are facing charges and warrants have been obtained for the arrest of two more individuals as the result of investigations in Regina into the illegal operation of cannabis dispensaries. The arrests in these investigations began earlier this month with investigators locating, arresting and charging each of the suspects identified through investigations, search warrants and collection of evidence since the start of 2018.

Background: On January 24, 2018, the Regina Police Service held a news conference to remind the public of the existing laws regarding cannabis marihuana. At this time, Chief Evan Bray made it clear that businesses, operating in the city of Regina, as cannabis dispensaries or compassion clubs were illegal under Canadian law. Chief Bray spoke about a plan for public education on the RPS website, communication with dispensary owners and operators, a request for compliance with the law and, ultimately enforcement, if it were necessary. The January 24th news conference video can be found here.

In March, 2018, after a period of education and communication with dispensary owners and operators, some dispensaries chose to cease their business operations pending passage of federal legislation and the provincially-governed licensing process. The Regina Police Service identified six businesses which were allegedly continuing illegal operations. On Wednesday, March 28, 2018, the Regina Police Service conducted searches at six Regina illegal dispensaries. At the time, it was indicated investigations would continue with charges pending the outcome of the investigations.

In early June, as the result of the investigations into illegal drug trafficking in the city of Regina, the following persons were arrested and charged:
1) Thirty-one-year-old Kelly Jonathan BONOKOSKI, of Regina, arrested on June 6, 2018, is charged with:
– Trafficking cannabis marihuana [5(1) CDSA];
– Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking cannabis marihuana [5(2) CDSA];
– Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking cannabis resin [5(2) CDSA];
– Possession of Proceeds of Property Obtained by Crime under $5,000 [355(b) CC]; and
– Possession of Property Obtained by Crime for the Purpose of Trafficking [355.4 CC].
BONOKOSKI made his first court appearance on these charges in Provincial Court, on Thursday, June 7, 2018.

2) Thirty-nine year-old Tanner L. SCHEIDT, of Regina, arrested June 7, 2018, is charged with:
– Trafficking CBD (cannabidiol) [5(1) CDSA];
– Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking cannabis marihuana [5(2) CDSA];
– Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking cannabis resin [5(2) CDSA];
– Possession of Proceeds of Property Obtained by Crime under $5,000 [355(b) CC]; and
– Possession of Property Obtained by Crime for the Purpose of Trafficking [355.4 CC].
SCHEIDT made his first court appearance in these charges in Provincial Court at 9:30 a.m. on Friday, June 8, 2018.

3) Thirty year-old Jonathan Richard METZ, of Regina, arrested June 7, 2018, is charged with:
– Trafficking cannabis marihuana [5(1) CDSA];
– Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking cannabis marihuana [5(2) CDSA];
– Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking cannabis resin [5(2) CDSA];
– Possession of Proceeds of Property Obtained by Crime over $5,000 [355(a) CC]; and
– Possession of Property Obtained by Crime for the Purpose of Trafficking [355.4 CC].
METZ made his first court appearance in these charges in Provincial Court at 9:30 a.m. on Friday, June 8, 2018.

4) Fifty-five year-old Donald Earl FULTON, of Regina, arrested June 7, 2018, is charged with:
– Trafficking cannabis marihuana [5(1) CDSA];
– Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking cannabis marihuana [5(2) CDSA];
– Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking cannabis resin [5(2) CDSA]; and
– Possession of Proceeds of Property Obtained by Crime under $5,000 [355(b) CC].
Donald FULTON was released on an Undertaking to appear in Provincial Court on July 16, 2018.

5) Twenty-eight year-old Natasha Dawn FULTON, of Regina, arrested June 7, 2018, is charged with:
– Trafficking cannabis marihuana [5(1) CDSA];
– Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking cannabis marihuana [5(2) CDSA];
– Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking cannabis resin [5(2) CDSA]; and
– Possession of Proceeds of Property Obtained by Crime under $5,000 [355(b) CC].
Natasha FULTON was released on an Undertaking to appear in Provincial Court on July 16, 2018.

6) Forty-one year-old Stephen Austin LUCYK, of Regina, arrested June 12, 2018, is charged with:
– Trafficking cannabis marihuana [5(1) CDSA];
– Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking cannabis marihuana [5(2) CDSA];
– Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking cannabis resin [5(2) CDSA]; and
– Possession of Proceeds of Property Obtained by Crime under $5,000 [355(b) CC].
LUCYK made his first court appearance on these charges in Provincial Court at 2:00 p.m., on June 12, 2018.

In addition, after numerous attempts to locate these individuals, the Regina Police Service has obtained warrants for the arrest of 39 year-old Patrick Lee WARNECKE and 31 year-old Megan Nicole POTTER, both of Regina.
Thirty-nine year-old Patrick Lee WARNECKE will be charged with:
– Trafficking cannabis marihuana [5(1) CDSA];
– Trafficking CBD (cannabidiol) [5(1) CDSA];
– Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking cannabis marihuana [5(2) CDSA];
– Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking cannabis resin [5(2) CDSA];
– Possession of Property Obtained by Crime over $5,000 [355(a) CC];
– Trafficking in Property Obtained by Crime over $5,000 [355.2 CC];
– Laundering Proceeds of Crime [462.31(2)(a) CC]; and
– Breach of Undertaking [145(3) CC].

Thirty-one year-old Megan Nicole POTTER will be charged with:
– Trafficking cannabis marihuana [5(1) CDSA];
– Trafficking CBD (cannabidiol) [5(1) CDSA];
– Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking cannabis marihuana [5(2) CDSA];
– Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking cannabis resin [5(2) CDSA];
– Possession of Property Obtained by Crime over $5,000 [355(a) CC];
– Trafficking in Property Obtained by Crime over $5,000 [355.2 CC]; and
– Laundering Proceeds of Crime [462.31(2)(a) CC].

 

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Male Charged in June 16th Robbery http://reginapolice.ca/2018/06/male-charged-in-june-16th-robbery/ Wed, 20 Jun 2018 21:12:52 +0000 http://reginapolice.ca/?p=21561
A thirty-seven year old male is facing a charge in connection to a robbery that occurred on June 16, 2018. In the original news release, on June 16, 2018, police were dispatched to a business on the 4100 block of Albert Street responding to a robbery. A male had shown an employee a weapon and…
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A thirty-seven year old male is facing a charge in connection to a robbery that occurred on June 16, 2018.

In the original news release, on June 16, 2018, police were dispatched to a business on the 4100 block of Albert Street responding to a robbery. A male had shown an employee a weapon and demanded money from the register. The suspect then fled the scene with an undetermined amount of money before police arrived.

Investigation into this robbery led to the arrest of a 37 year-old Regina male.

Thirty-seven year-old William David JAMIESON, of Regina, is charged with Robbery [344(1)(B) CC]. JAMIESON will make his first court appearance on this charge on July 25, 2018.

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Male Charged in Two Robberies http://reginapolice.ca/2018/06/male-charged-in-two-robberies/ Wed, 20 Jun 2018 21:03:11 +0000 http://reginapolice.ca/?p=21559
A 56 year-old Regina male has been charged in connection with two recent robberies. On Tuesday, June 19, 2018, at approximately 3:00 p.m., police were dispatched to a business on the 600 block of College Avenue for the report of a robbery. A masked male entered the business armed with a firearm, demanded money and…
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A 56 year-old Regina male has been charged in connection with two recent robberies.

On Tuesday, June 19, 2018, at approximately 3:00 p.m., police were dispatched to a business on the 600 block of College Avenue for the report of a robbery. A masked male entered the business armed with a firearm, demanded money and merchandise, and fled.

Later that day, June 19, 2018, at approximately 6:30 p.m., a male entered a store located on the 3800 block of Sherwood Drive, and pointed a firearm at the clerk. The clerk handed over cash, and the suspect fled.

Investigation into both of these instances led to a 56 year-old male, who was arrested and charged.

Fifty-six year-old Timothy Steven SOLOMON, of Regina, is charged with:

  • 2 X Possession of a firearm/ammunition contrary to prohibition order [CC 117.01(1)];
  • 2 X Use of imitation firearm during commission of indictable offense [CC 85(2)(A)];
  • 2 X Armed robbery using a firearm [CC 344(1)(A.1)]; and
  • Disguise with intent [CC 351(2)].

SOLOMON made his first appearance in Provincial Court on these charges this morning, Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at 9:30 a.m.

A firearm has not yet been recovered; However, police are continuing the investigation.

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Stolen Auto with Football Team Jerseys Located http://reginapolice.ca/2018/06/stolen-auto-with-football-team-jerseys-located/ Tue, 19 Jun 2018 16:29:32 +0000 http://reginapolice.ca/?p=21549
The Regina Police Service is happy to report the recovery of a stolen vehicle that had been the subject of recent media coverage, not just for the theft of the van but its contents: football jerseys belonging to a local team.  On June 18, 2018 at approximately 3:00pm, Regina Police Service located an abandoned stolen…
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The Regina Police Service is happy to report the recovery of a stolen vehicle that had been the subject of recent media coverage, not just for the theft of the van but its contents: football jerseys belonging to a local team.  On June 18, 2018 at approximately 3:00pm, Regina Police Service located an abandoned stolen vehicle on the 4800 block of 8th Avenue. The vehicle had been reported stolen a week earlier and, because of its contents, became the subject of local news and social media stories.

The vehicle had been reported missing on June 10, 2018. The registered owner of the vehicle has been notified of the recovery and it’s believed all of the football jerseys have been returned to the team.  Investigation into the theft of auto is ongoing. The Regina Police Service is asking anyone with information on this incident to contact the Regina Police Service at 306-777-6500 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).

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Update: Missing 12 year old Tristan WOLFE- located http://reginapolice.ca/2018/06/update-missing-12-year-old-tristan-wolfe-located/ Tue, 19 Jun 2018 07:35:36 +0000 http://reginapolice.ca/?p=21546
The Regina Police Service reports that Twelve year old Tristan WOLFE, (DOB: 2005/12/20), who was the subject of an earlier news release has been found unharmed. The Regina Police Service thanks the public and the media for their concern and assistance. This matter is now concluded.
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The Regina Police Service reports that Twelve year old Tristan WOLFE, (DOB: 2005/12/20), who was the subject of an earlier news release has been found unharmed.

The Regina Police Service thanks the public and the media for their concern and assistance. This matter is now concluded.

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Update: Missing 11 year old Kayley PONACE- located http://reginapolice.ca/2018/06/update-missing-11-year-old-kayley-ponace-located/ Tue, 19 Jun 2018 03:37:10 +0000 http://reginapolice.ca/?p=21544
The Regina Police Service reports that Eleven year old Kayley PONACE, who was the subject of an earlier news release has been found unharmed. The Regina Police Service thanks the public and the media for their concern and assistance. This matter is now concluded.
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The Regina Police Service reports that Eleven year old Kayley PONACE, who was the subject of an earlier news release has been found unharmed.

The Regina Police Service thanks the public and the media for their concern and assistance. This matter is now concluded.

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Police Investigate Home Invasion http://reginapolice.ca/2018/06/police-investigate-home-invasion-2/ Sun, 17 Jun 2018 10:00:38 +0000 http://reginapolice.ca/?p=21534
The Regina Police Service is conducting an investigation into a home invasion that occurred in the 1400 block of Robinson Street. The home invasion occurred at around 11:30 pm on June 16, 2018. Police were dispatched to the 1400 block of Robinson Street after receiving a 911 call from a home that had been victimized…
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The Regina Police Service is conducting an investigation into a home invasion that occurred in the 1400 block of Robinson Street. The home invasion occurred at around 11:30 pm on June 16, 2018.

Police were dispatched to the 1400 block of Robinson Street after receiving a 911 call from a home that had been victimized by three intruders.  The suspects forced their way into the home while brandishing a variety of weapons, and assaulted one of the home’s tenants.  Details of injuries suffered by the any of the victims is unavailable at this point.

This incident is still under investigation.  Anyone who has information that could help police solve this crime is asked to contact the Regina Police Service at 306-777-6500 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477. The Regina Police Service thanks the public and the media for their assistance in this matter.

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Police Investigating an Assault with a Weapon Incident http://reginapolice.ca/2018/06/police-investigating-an-assault-with-a-weapon-incident/ Sun, 17 Jun 2018 02:00:55 +0000 http://reginapolice.ca/?p=21523
At approximately 5:30 pm on June 15, 2018 police were dispatched to the intersection of Pasqua Street North and Pasqua Gate for a report of an assault with a weapon where the victim was receiving assistance from members of the public driving in the area. A lone female was in distress in the area of…
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At approximately 5:30 pm on June 15, 2018 police were dispatched to the intersection of Pasqua Street North and Pasqua Gate for a report of an assault with a weapon where the victim was receiving assistance from members of the public driving in the area.

A lone female was in distress in the area of Rochdale Blvd and Pasqua Street North after being sprayed in the face with bear mace.  The victim was sprayed with bear mace following a brief argument outside of a vehicle in which she was originally a passenger.  A male and female suspect fled the scene after assaulting the victim.

Police attended the location and searched the area in an attempt to locate the two suspects, but at this time have yet to locate either suspect.

The investigation is continuing at this time.  This particular assault with a weapon incident was not a random attack, as the victim is familiar with the suspects. The victim did not receive serious or life threatening injuries.

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