Regina Police Service http://reginapolice.ca Public Service First Tue, 12 Dec 2017 22:19:19 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.1 http://reginapolice.ca/wp-content/uploads/sigpng1-546143aa_site_icon-32x32.png Regina Police Service http://reginapolice.ca 32 32 39650304 Robbery at Financial Institution http://reginapolice.ca/2017/12/robbery-at-financial-institution-2/ Tue, 12 Dec 2017 21:23:43 +0000 http://reginapolice.ca/?p=19147
On the afternoon of December 12, 2017, at approximately 12:28 pm, police were dispatched to a financial institution on the 3400 block of 5th Avenue. The suspect walked in through the front door on 5th Avenue, approached a kiosk and handed a note to the teller instructing her to hand over a quantity of cash.…
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On the afternoon of December 12, 2017, at approximately 12:28 pm, police were dispatched to a financial institution on the 3400 block of 5th Avenue.

The suspect walked in through the front door on 5th Avenue, approached a kiosk and handed a note to the teller instructing her to hand over a quantity of cash. The teller complied and handed the suspect the cash, and the suspect then fled west on 5th Avenue.

The suspect is described as male, Indigenous, heavy set, with facial hair.

No one was injured in this incident.

This incident is still under investigation by police. If you have any information about this incident, please call the Regina Police Service at 306-777-6500.

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Stolen Auto http://reginapolice.ca/2017/12/stolen-auto-5/ Mon, 11 Dec 2017 23:17:52 +0000 http://reginapolice.ca/?p=19145
On December 10, 2017, at approximately 12:00 am, at the intersection of 7th Avenue and McTavish Street, police observed a vehicle reported as stolen, and followed the vehicle to a house on the 1200 block of Pasqua Street. Two males and two females were detained at this house, where one of the females was found…
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On December 10, 2017, at approximately 12:00 am, at the intersection of 7th Avenue and McTavish Street, police observed a vehicle reported as stolen, and followed the vehicle to a house on the 1200 block of Pasqua Street. Two males and two females were detained at this house, where one of the females was found to be in possession of a knife. Investigation led to three of these individuals being charged.

Twenty-four year-old Keena Ocean Sherrisse AISAICAN-CHECKOSIS, of Regina, is charged with:

  • Possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000 [CC 355(A)]; and
  • Possession of a weapon [CC 88].

Twenty-nine year-old Jordon Ivan CYR, of Regina, is charged with:

  • Possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000 [CC 355(A)]; and
  • Failure to comply [CC 355(A)].

A sixteen year-old female Regina youth, who will not be named in accordance with the provisions of the Youth Criminal Justice Act, is charged with:

  • Possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000 [CC 355(A)]; and
  • Fail to comply [YCJA 137].

CYR and AISAICAN-CHECKOSIS made their first appearance in Provincial Court on these charges, today, December 11, 2017, at 9:30 am. The youth also made her first appearance on these charges in Provincial Youth Court today, at 9:30 am.

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Advisory to Public: Combined Agency Special Teams Training http://reginapolice.ca/2017/12/advisory-to-public-combined-agency-special-teams-training/ Mon, 11 Dec 2017 19:07:01 +0000 http://reginapolice.ca/?p=19142
Members of Regina Police Service Emergency Services teams will be conducting training in Regina tomorrow: Tuesday, December 12, 2017, together with personnel from Saskatchewan Polytechnic and STARS air ambulance.  This advisory is being issued in order to reassure members of the public that the sight of police members in tactical gear, numerous police vehicles, and…
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Members of Regina Police Service Emergency Services teams will be conducting training in Regina tomorrow: Tuesday, December 12, 2017, together with personnel from Saskatchewan Polytechnic and STARS air ambulance.  This advisory is being issued in order to reassure members of the public that the sight of police members in tactical gear, numerous police vehicles, and a STARS helicopter at Saskatchewan Polytechnic, Regina campus, Parkway Building, 4635 Wascana Pky, tomorrow (December 12th) is part of scenario-based training.  This training exercise will commence at approximately 8:45 a.m. and will conclude at approximately 2:00 p.m.

Realistic, scenario-based training is conducted regularly by Regina Police Service Emergency Services teams.  The scenario at Saskatchewan Polytechnic will include members of the Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT), Crisis Negotiators and Explosive Disposal teams, as well STARS personnel, and students in the Paramedic and Aboriginal Policing Preparation programs at Saskatchewan Polytechnic.  Emergency preparedness is a critical component of public safety; these are skills and tactics that require regular training, integrated with partner agencies, to produce an effective response to crisis, when/if needed.  Members of the public will see several police vehicles, including specialty vehicles like the Explosive Disposal Unit truck; a helicopter, and numerous emergency response personnel at Saskatchewan Polytechnic.  Students and staff at the educational institution have been advised of the training through e-mail, signage and other internal communications.  Training scenarios never use live ammunition and in the unlikely event that a real emergency situation develops, members of the public and media would be notified immediately.

In order to keep the scenario as realistic as possible, there will be limited opportunities for media agencies to have access; however, Sgt. Casey Ward of the Regina Police Service, Special Weapons and Tactics Team, will be available for a brief media scrum at the start of the exercise at 8:45 a.m., in front of the Saskatchewan Polytechnic, Parkway Building, 4635 Wascana Pky.  Sgt. Ward will be joined by Mr. Darcy McKay, flight paramedic and clinical operations manager, STARS; and Wally Hurlbert, Health, Safety and Security director at Saskatchewan Polytechnic.  Likewise there will be a similar media availability at the end of the exercise (before de-briefing) at approximately 2:30 p.m. in the same location.

The Regina Police Service is grateful to the administration, faculty, staff and students of Saskatchewan Polytechnic for their assistance in staging this training exercise.  RPS also thanks STARS air ambulance for their participation and expertise.  The Regina Police Service is also grateful to Regina residents for their continued trust and cooperation.  This collaborative approach to training and preparedness truly reflects the Regina Police Service Vision: “Working Together to Keep Regina Safe”.

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Request Assistance: Robbery Investigation http://reginapolice.ca/2017/12/request-assistance-robbery-investigation-10/ Sat, 09 Dec 2017 14:50:31 +0000 http://reginapolice.ca/?p=19135
On Saturday, December 9, 2017 at approximately 0115 hours police attended to the 300 Block of Rae Street for a report of a robbery. Two suspects had threatened a male with a weapon in an attempt to take his vehicle. The victim was not injured. There was no description of the suspects available. Anyone with…
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On Saturday, December 9, 2017 at approximately 0115 hours police attended to the 300 Block of Rae Street for a report of a robbery. Two suspects had threatened a male with a weapon in an attempt to take his vehicle. The victim was not injured. There was no description of the suspects available.

Anyone with information that could assist police in this investigation are asked to contact the Regina Police Service at 306-777-6500, or your local law enforcement agency, or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS). The Regina Police Service thanks the public and the media for their assistance in this incident.

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Advisory: CEW Discharge http://reginapolice.ca/2017/12/advisory-cew-discharge-15/ Sat, 09 Dec 2017 12:15:46 +0000 http://reginapolice.ca/?p=19133
On Saturday, December 9, 2017, a Regina Police Service member discharged a CEW, commonly known as a Taser, in an arrest. This advisory is in keeping with the Regina Police Service’s commitment to notify the public each time a CEW is discharged against a person. On December 9, 2017 at approximately 01:53 A.M. police were…
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On Saturday, December 9, 2017, a Regina Police Service member discharged a CEW, commonly known as a Taser, in an arrest. This advisory is in keeping with the Regina Police Service’s commitment to notify the public each time a CEW is discharged against a person.

On December 9, 2017 at approximately 01:53 A.M. police were dispatched to a residence in the 900 block of Devonshire Drive for a report of a disturbance. When police arrived, they located a male in the backseat of a vehicle. Police asked the male to exit the vehicle but the male did not comply with the police requests. Officers attempted to arrest the male but he became combative. The officers feared the possibility of death or grievous bodily harm so a CEW was deployed. The male was taken into custody and transported to the hospital.

The investigation into this incident is ongoing and charges are pending.

The use of the CEW has been documented as per policy and will be reviewed by a Use of Force Committee-a committee within the Service. All uses of force are also reported to the Saskatchewan Police Commission-an oversight body independent of the Regina Police Service.

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Regina Male Charged in Assault Police Officer, Evade & Theft http://reginapolice.ca/2017/12/regina-male-charged-in-assault-police-officer-evade-theft/ Fri, 08 Dec 2017 21:00:40 +0000 http://reginapolice.ca/?p=19127
A 36 year-old Regina male is facing numerous charges after an incident of shoplifting that turned into dangerous driving and injuries to a police officer. This incident began at a retail store in the 2900 block of Gordon Road just after 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 5, 2017. According to preliminary investigation, a male entered…
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A 36 year-old Regina male is facing numerous charges after an incident of shoplifting that turned into dangerous driving and injuries to a police officer.

This incident began at a retail store in the 2900 block of Gordon Road just after 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 5, 2017. According to preliminary investigation, a male entered the store, took two jackets on display and ran out of the store without paying. Loss Prevention Officers tried to prevent the male from driving away in a Jeep, but were unsuccessful. The investigation by police led to a residence in the 1300 block of Aberdeen Street. As police arrived at that location, the Jeep was parked at the rear of the property and a male was getting into a black Alero. Police commanded him to stop, but the driver drove forward striking a police officer, then striking a police car and then fleeing the scene. On December 6th, the suspect vehicle was spotted again by police, in the area of 4th Avenue and Pasqua Street. Officers activated lights and sirens to try to stop the car, but the driver evaded them. On Thursday, December 7th, the suspect was spotted again at about 3:25 a.m.. This time he was arrested without incident and subsequently charged with numerous offences. The officer who was struck by the suspect vehicle on December 5th, sustained relatively minor injuries and has returned to duty.

Thirty-six year-old Lyndon Howard Dale SPRAGUE, of Regina is charged with:
– Theft under $5,000, s. 334(b) CC;
– 2 x Breach of Undertaking, s. 145(3) CC;
– Assault a Peace Officer with a Weapon (car) s. 270.01(1)(a) CC; and
– Evade Police, s. 249.1(1) CC
SPRAGUE made his first court appearance on these charges in Provincial Court at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 7, 2017.

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UPDATE: Analysis of RDU Drug Seizure Shows Carfentanil http://reginapolice.ca/2017/12/update-analysis-of-rdu-drug-seizure-shows-carfentanil/ Fri, 08 Dec 2017 19:21:22 +0000 http://reginapolice.ca/?p=19125
The Regina Police Service is reiterating warnings to the public about the dangers of fentanyl.  A recent investigation conducted by the Regina Police Service Drug Unit resulted in a drug seizure.  Subsequent analysis of the seized drugs was conducted by Health Canada and found to contain carfentanil, a powerful opioid and analogue of fentanyl which,…
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The Regina Police Service is reiterating warnings to the public about the dangers of fentanyl.  A recent investigation conducted by the Regina Police Service Drug Unit resulted in a drug seizure.  Subsequent analysis of the seized drugs was conducted by Health Canada and found to contain carfentanil, a powerful opioid and analogue of fentanyl which, even in minute quantities, can cause death.  Details of this investigation cannot be shared, however the confirmation of carfentanil, underscores the need to warn the public about the extreme dangers posed by drug consumption.

Fentanyl, or its analogue carfentanil, in quantities of as little as two milligrams (about the size of four grains of salt), is enough to kill an adult. The short-term effects of taking carfentanil can include: drowsiness, constipation, nausea/vomiting, headaches, dizziness, difficulty breathing, euphoria, itching and sweating. The signs of carfentanil (and other opioid drug) overdose include: weak breathing, drowsiness, cold/clammy skin, pinpoint pupils, collapse and coma. Anyone observing someone presenting these symptoms should call 9-1-1 immediately.

Police are urging people to pay attention to the dangers of illegal substance abuse.

  • Drug dealers don’t care about the well-being of their customers. The customer never knows what they’re getting; there is no “quality control”.
  • If you don’t take drugs, don’t start.
  • If you see someone presenting the symptoms of a drug overdose, call 9-1-1.
  • If you are struggling with addiction, see a health professional.
  • Parents: have these conversations with your children. Maintain a calm, two-way conversation. Try not to lecture, threaten or judge them. Discuss peer pressure and ways they can say no to drugs.

For more information on opioids, the signs of opioid overdose and the risks, please visit Health Canada’s pages on opioids.

As always, anyone who has information that could assist police in drug investigations is encouraged to contact their local police agency or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

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Two Arrested in SWAT/Negotiators Call http://reginapolice.ca/2017/12/two-arrested-in-swat-negotiators-call/ Fri, 08 Dec 2017 05:00:02 +0000 http://reginapolice.ca/?p=19131
Members of two Regina Police Service Emergency Service Teams were deployed this evening in the execution of an arrest warrant, as part of an ongoing investigation. Special Weapons and Tactics, or SWAT, as well as Crisis Negotiator teams were utilized in the execution of an arrest warrant. This took place at a residence located in…
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Members of two Regina Police Service Emergency Service Teams were deployed this evening in the execution of an arrest warrant, as part of an ongoing investigation.

Special Weapons and Tactics, or SWAT, as well as Crisis Negotiator teams were utilized in the execution of an arrest warrant. This took place at a residence located in the 1100 block of McTavish St. The tactical armoured vehicle (TAV) was utilized for safety reasons. Residents in the area were advised as the police operation unfolded.

A male and female were taken into custody without incident, and the investigation is continuing.

There are no other details for release at this time. Further updates will be provided as the investigation proceeds.

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UPDATE: Death Investigation – Marigold Drive http://reginapolice.ca/2017/12/update-death-investigation-marigold-drive/ Thu, 07 Dec 2017 23:17:36 +0000 http://reginapolice.ca/?p=19121
  The Regina Police Service, in conjunction with the Office of the Chief Coroner, is continuing its investigation into the death of a 38 year-old woman, who was discovered, deceased, in her home on Sunday, December 3, 2017.  Police were dispatched to the home in the 4900 block of Marigold Drive at about 10:54 a.m.…
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The Regina Police Service, in conjunction with the Office of the Chief Coroner, is continuing its investigation into the death of a 38 year-old woman, who was discovered, deceased, in her home on Sunday, December 3, 2017.  Police were dispatched to the home in the 4900 block of Marigold Drive at about 10:54 a.m. on December 3rd, for a report of a deceased person. Police and EMS attended and located the 38 year-old female; EMS pronounced the female deceased at the scene.

Although this is still an ongoing case, investigators say, at this time, the investigation has not revealed any indications of foul play.  Testing, including toxicology, has been ordered; therefore, the investigation will not be concluded for several months.

Police will continue this investigation, in conjunction with the Office of the Chief Coroner.  Anyone who has information to assist in this investigation is asked to contact the Regina Police Service at 306-777-6500 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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Request Information to Locate 14 Year-old Male http://reginapolice.ca/2017/12/request-information-to-locate-14-year-old-male/ Wed, 06 Dec 2017 23:14:38 +0000 http://reginapolice.ca/?p=19115
NOTE: this is the second release of a missing 14 year-old male today.  This is coincidental…the following release is a different case than the news release moved earlier today.  Please read the details. The Regina Police Service is asking for information from the public that could help locate a 14 year-old male who has been…
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NOTE: this is the second release of a missing 14 year-old male today.  This is coincidental…the following release is a different case than the news release moved earlier today.  Please read the details.

The Regina Police Service is asking for information from the public that could help locate a 14 year-old male who has been missing from his residence since November 21, 2017.  Hartley James MATECHUK, DOB: 2003-01-04, was last seen at his residence in the 800 block of Rae Street at about 3:30 p.m. on November 21, 2017.

Fourteen year-old Hartley James MATECHUK, DOB: 2003-01-04, is described as male, Indigenous, approximately 5’ 8” tall, weighing about 165-175 pounds, sturdy build, with brown hair (shaved on sides, short on top), and brown eyes.  He was last seen wearing a red Nike, zip-front hoodie, black gym pants, grey runners, and a white Adidas ball cap.  Police have been checking addresses of friends and extended family members, but to date have not located MATECHUK.  Police do not have reason to believe he has come to harm; however, he is vulnerable because of his age and police want to locate him to ensure he is safe.

Anyone with information as to the whereabouts of Hartley James MATECHUK 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.

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