Released May 31, 2012
Enhancing public safety is the goal of the Regina Police Service as Regina's annual multicultural festival, Mosaic, gets underway for 2012. The Police Service will have officers assigned to "Mosaic duty" as pavilions open this evening at 5:00 p.m. and festivities continue until Saturday night, June 2, 2012.
Over the next few days, police officers will visit the various pavilions around the city to establish a positive presence, interact with the public and encourage compliance with the law. Uniformed members will be joined by plainclothes officers, authorities from Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming, and members of Regina Fire and Protective Services to ensure that there are no infractions of laws, including municipal bylaws and the fire code.
In the weeks leading up to Mosaic, members of the Cultural and Community Diversity Unit of the Regina Police Service met with organizers of Mosaic and its various pavilions. This positive relationship is the basis for the Police Service's presence at Mosaic. The Regina Police Service encourages all who attend Mosaic to be respectful of others; make good choices for their own, and others', safety and to enjoy this family-oriented celebration of the rich diversity of our city.
Released May 31, 2012
Five people: three males and two females, have been charged following an investigation that included a search of a south Regina residence and the seizure of cash and a significant quantity of cocaine.
This investigation began one month ago and culminated on Tuesday, May 29, 2012, with a surveillance operation on a vehicle and its two occupants, involved in what was believed to be a drug transaction in the Cathedral neighbourhood. Uniformed members carried out a traffic stop on this vehicle at about 5:00 p.m. on Victoria Avenue, leading to the arrest of two suspects: a male and a female. At approximately 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 29, 2012, a search warrant was executed at an apartment residence on James Hill Road in Regina. Two males and a female were arrested at that residence and police seized evidence including 540, individually-wrapped, ½ gram packages of cocaine, valued at close to 20-thousand dollars, a significant amount of cash and numerous cell phones. Subsequent investigation led to a total of eleven, mainly drug-related, charges against the five suspects in connection with the May 29th traffic stop and search. Two of the suspects also face a total of four drug-related charges in connection with an alleged drug transaction in the 400 block of Albert Street North on April 27, 2012.
Each of the following individuals has been charged with Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking Cocaine [5(2) CDSA] and Proceeds of Crime over $5000. [355(a) CC], in connection with events on May 29, 2012:
24 year-old Babar ALI, DOB: 1988-02-02, of Toronto; 20 year-old Ruth BANNERMAN, DOB: 1990-04-15, of Toronto; 24 year-old Maria Mong Ly HOANG, DOB: 1988-01-04, of Regina; 24 year-old Joe Louis LIMA, DOB: 1987-11-21, of Victoria, B-C; and 24 year-old Andrew PHAM, DOB: 1988-01-03, of Regina. ALI is also charged with Breach of Recognizance [145(3) CC]. In connection with events on April 27, 2012, both Maria Mong Ly HOANG and Joe Louis LIMA are also charged with Traffic Cocaine [5(1) CDSA] and Proceeds of Crime Under $5000. [355(b) CC]. All five accused made their initial court appearances on these charges in Provincial Court at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 30, 2012.
Released May 31, 2012
A 20 year-old Regina male is facing a charge of Aggravated Assault after a fight at a house party on Tuesday night that sent a 21 year-old Regina male to hospital with injuries described as life-threatening.
On Tuesday, May 29, 2012, at about 10:03 p.m., police were dispatched to a house in the 1000 block of Retallack Street for a report of a fight. When police arrived, there were a number of young adults at the house, including a 21 year-old male, who was found on the ground in front of the house. The 21 year-old was the victim of an apparent physical assault; he was taken to hospital with injuries described as life-threatening. Investigation led to the arrest, a short time later, of a 20 year-old male in the 1200 block of Rae Street. This individual was initially charged with Aggravated Assault and held for court at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 30, 2012 but then remanded by a justice for court the following day. The victim of the assault remains in hospital.
Twenty year-old Elijah Phillip NONAME, DOB: 1992-04-02, of Regina, is charged with Aggravated Assault, contrary to section 268(1) of the Criminal Code. NONAME also faces a Breach of Undertaking [145(3) CC]. NONAME will make his appearance in Provincial Court at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, May 31, 2012. This investigation is ongoing. Anyone who has information that could assist police in this case is asked to contact the Regina Police Service at 777-6500 or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
Released May 29, 2012
The Regina Police Service wishes to remind the motoring public of the Report Impaired Drivers program, or RID. The RID program was introduced in Regina in September, 2010, and encourages anyone who sees a suspected impaired driver to pull over and call 9-1-1 to report to police. While there is no guarantee that police will be immediately available to apprehend the suspect driver, the RID program does aid enforcement efforts and helps to raise awareness of the problem of drinking and driving.
In 2011, the Regina Police Service received 1,528 RID phone calls, which resulted in 716 RID letters being sent to registered owners of reported vehicles. There were 129 instances where drivers were intercepted by police. Of the 129 interceptions there were 88 impaired charges and 76 other charges, for a total of 164 charges as a result of RID calls. Regina Police Service RID statistics are also presented month-by-month at the regular meeting of the Board of Police Commissioners.
The Regina Police Service commends drivers who obey the law and help keep roadways safe for all users. The Report Impaired Drivers (RID) program is a partnership between Police, Saskatchewan Government Insurance (SGI) and the Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Authority (SLGA), with support from Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), Students Against Drinking and Driving (SADD) and Rawlco Radio. More information on RID is also available on the SGI website at www.sgi.sk.ca .
Released May 24, 2012
The Regina Police Service wishes to thank Regina residents, the public and especially motorists for their patience during yesterday's Royal Visit.
The visit to Regina by Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, was part of a Canadian tour marking the Queen's Diamond Jubilee. The Regina Police Service's role in the Royal Visit was to assist the RCMP and Heritage Canada by providing local logistics and security. Logistics is the planning, implementation and co-ordination of the details of an operation. For Regina motorists and the public, that translated to some traffic delays and disruptions to people's normal routines as the Royal couple was transported safely and without delay to a number of venues in the Queen City. To carry out such a plan requires many hours of planning, numerous resources and tremendous co-operation from all. There will certainly be further evaluation of this aspect of the Royal Visit, but the early consensus is that the plan went very well.
Today, the Regina Police Service is receiving thanks for well-devised logistics, but the "Thank You" also belongs to the Regina public for its patience and grace in receiving our Royal visitors.
Released May 24, 2012
The Regina Police Service is asking for the public's co-operation in securing property now that Spring has arrived. The warmer weather prompts most people to spend more time outdoors and that can include criminals looking for easy targets. Spring traditionally brings an increase in property crimes like Break and Enter, Theft from Auto and Mischief.
From April 18th to May 23rd. there have been 56 reported break and enters to garages throughout Regina. In almost half (26) of these incidents, the culprits gained entry to the garage through an unlocked garage door. In nine cases, the perpetrators first broke into cars or trucks parked on the road or driveway, found a garage door remote and then used the remote to gain entry to the garage. In some of these cases, the suspects then stole items for unlocked cars inside the garages.
As suggested in the description of these events, there are a number of preventive measures that can be used to deter these criminals. Everyone who owns a garage should make sure the building is locked after using any of the doors. Check your vehicles to make sure they are also locked. And, remove valuables from inside your vehicle; this includes remote garage door-openers and spare keys to the house or other vehicles.
Police are asking Regina residents to be observant and report any suspicious activity to police by calling 777-6500. Anyone who sees a crime in progress should call 9-1-1. Anyone, who has information pertaining to a garage break and enter or theft from auto incident, should call 777-6500 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477. The Regina Police Service thanks the media and the public for their co-operation and assistance.
Released May 21, 2012
A 49 year-old Regina male is facing a charge of Assault With a Weapon after an incident on Sunday, May 20, 2012, in which police had to shoot a large dog.
At 4:18 p.m. Sunday, May 20, 2012, police were dispatched to a complaint of a suspicious vehicle. It was a motorhome parked at a construction site in the 100 block of Osler Street. This is a privately-owned property, and the vehicle had all of the windows covered or blocked. When officers responded, a 49 year-old male inside the motor home, sent a dog to attack the officers. The dog, an adult Rottweiler, attacked one officer, tearing the leg of his pants. The dog was initially locked inside the motor home and police called Animal Protection to come get the dog. The Animal Protection Officer arrived but she was unable to control the dog with a dog pole and the animal got away. It retreated back into the motor home and as one officer went to close the door, the dog ran out once more, attacking another officer who managed to get into the back of a nearby half ton-truck. The dog then turned on the first officer and attacked him once again. The officer had no avenue of escape and no alternative; he fired his weapon, striking the dog and killing it.
Forty-nine year-old Michael Scott WOLFE, DOB: 1963-04-17, of Regina is charged with Assault with a Weapon (the dog) contrary to section 267(a) of the Criminal Code. WOLFE was released on an undertaking to appear in Provincial Court on June 14, 2012.
Released May 17, 2012
A 31 year-old male, who is a two-year constable with the Regina Police Service, is facing a charge of common assault following an RCMP investigation into a report of an assault on Wednesday, May 16, 2012, in the Edenwold District. The police officer was not on duty at the time of the alleged assault.
The assault is alleged to have occurred at about 12:45 p.m. on Wednesday, May 16, 2012 at a home in the Edenwold District. The parties in this incident are known to each other. Yesterday, upon receiving word of the charge against the member, the Regina Police Service placed him on administrative leave. Chief Troy Hagen will decide on the administrative duties suitable for the member within the building, until the member's first court appearance. At that time, the officer's work assignment will be re-evaluated and any appropriate changes made.
Thirty-one year old Scott Frederick DOUGLAS, DOB: 1981-02-22, of Regina, is charged with Common Assault, contrary to Section 266 of the Criminal Code. DOUGLAS will make his first court appearance on this matter in Provincial Court on Monday, June 18, 2012.
In addition, the Regina Police Service will conduct a separate, administrative review of the officer's actions, pursuant to The Police Act, 1990.
Released May 16, 2012
The Regina Police Service is asking for information from the public in its investigation into a weapons offence/home invasion last night (Tuesday, May 15th) at Bauermeister Street in which the male and female occupants of the home were assaulted by two males and one female.
At approximately 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, May 15, 2012, police received a call from a house on Bauermeister Street, reporting that two males and a female had forced their way into the house and had assaulted the couple living there. The male suspects were reportedly carrying firearms. Numerous police units arrived and found an injured 35 year-old male and a 25 year-old female, who'd also been assaulted but was not as seriously injured. Police searched the house and area, but the suspects had fled. EMS transported the male to hospital with apparent gunshot wounds. The 35 year-old male victim remains in hospital, but is expected to recover from his injuries. The female victim was struck a number of times and sustained injuries consistent with a physical assault. She was treated in hospital and released.
The suspects are described as follows: Suspect #1 is male, Aboriginal, about 25 years old, with no facial hair or noticeable markings, 5' 9" tall, weighing about 140 pounds and wearing a red and blue hat. Suspect #2 is also male, Aboriginal, weighing about 140 pounds, wearing a black toque and black hooded sweatshirt. The female suspect is described as Aboriginal, weighing about 150 pounds, with long hair pulled back into a ponytail.
At this time, investigators are following up on leads in this case, but have not yet identified the suspects. Anyone who may have information in this case is asked to contact the Regina Police Service at 777-6500 or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477. This investigation is ongoing.
Released May 15, 2012
The Regina Police Service would like to extend an invitation to the public and the media to attend Showcase (formerly Open House) on Wednesday, May 16, 2012, at the Brandt Centre, Evraz Place. Shows run from 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm and 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm at. Admission is free. There is a concession available for attendees (Showcase "special" is a hot dog and drink for $4.00).
One of the highlights of Showcase is a crime scenario that will engage members of several units within the Police Service including Patrol, Canine, the Explosives Disposal Unit, Crisis Negotiators and SWAT. Spectators will watch as the incident develops in real time with different units arriving at the scene. As in previous years, the Canine Section will delight the crowd with an agility and skills demonstration. There will also be displays from different sections within the Regina Police Service, community partners, and other partners in law enforcement.
Police Service employees, retired officers and members of the Citizens' Police Academy Alumni Association will be volunteering their time to help welcome guests to the Regina Police Service Showcase.
The Regina Police Service Showcase is a way of thanking the public for its support. This event also brings police and community, especially children, together in a venue where the Regina Police Service can proudly display the work of its many highly-trained, skilled and dedicated employees. Showcase is a valued recruitment opportunity, encouraging young people to consider the possibilities offered by a career in policing with the Regina Police Service.
image of poster
Released May 10, 2012
A 42 year-old Regina male is facing a total of seven charges including Keeping a Common Bawdy House, Procuring and other prostitution-related offences as the result of a two-month investigation by the Regina Police Service Vice Unit. A 21 year-old female is charged with Making Child Pornography in connection with the same investigation. One of the victims in this case was fifteen years old at the time of the alleged offences.
The charges stem from an investigation into alleged prostitution-related activities that was initiated by RPS Vice Unit investigators on March 13, 2012. The officers began the investigation as a result of monitoring online advertisements for escort agencies. Further investigation led to the arrest, at 9:45 p.m. on Wednesday, May 9, 2012, of a 42 year-old Regina male and a 21 year-old Regina female at a residence in the 6500 block of Rochdale Boulevard. The arrests occurred without incident.
Forty-two year-old Kevin James BRUNETTE, DOB: 1970-02-16, of Regina, is charged with two counts of Living on the Avails of Prostitution [212(1)(j) CC]; Living on the Avails of Prostitution of a Person under the age of 18 [212(2) CC]; Communicating for the Purposes of Sex with a Person under the age of 18 [212(4) CC]; Make Available Child Pornography [163.1(3) CC]; Breach of Undertaking [145(3) CC] and Keeping a Common Bawdy House [210(1) CC]. Twenty-one year-old Farrah-Marie Lynn RYDER, DOB: 1990-06-27, of Regina is charged with Making Child Pornography [163.1(2) CC]. Both BRUNETTE and RYDER made their first court appearances on these charges in Provincial Court at 9:30 a.m. today, Thursday, May 10, 2012. This investigation is ongoing.
Released May 10, 2012
The mystery of the damage at City Square Plaza is solved – was solved, in fact, on Saturday, May 5th, but it's likely a gap in internal communications meant officials weren't aware of that fact until today. A 38 year-old Regina man will make an appearance in Provincial Court on Tuesday morning charged with Impaired Driving and Exceed .08. At the time of the incident, the investigation was carried out, reports written and notification made to the City. However, on Monday morning (May 7, 2012), when police issued a request for information, police officials were not aware that the incident had been solved. The Regina Police Service is examining its internal reporting processes to determine where a lapse occurred and will take steps to prevent a similar occurrence in the future.
Police were called to City Square Plaza at 10:32 p.m. on Saturday night for a hit and run in progress. The caller indicated a red, Dodge truck had struck the concrete bollards (posts) and the driver had left the vehicle. Police attended and found a male matching the description of the driver in the southwest corner of Victoria Park. The male showed signs of intoxication. Further investigation resulted in charges against the 38 year-old suspect.
Thirty-eight year-old Christopher William HOGG, DOB: 1973-08-06, of Regina, is charged with Impaired Driving [253(1)(a) CC] and Exceed .08 [253(1)(b) CC]. HOGG will make his first appearance on these charges in Provincial Court at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, May 15, 2012.
Released May 10, 2012
Under the authority of, and pursuant to, the Saskatchewan Public Disclosure Act, the Regina Police Service is repeating its notice to the public of a male, residing in Regina, who is considered to be a high risk to reoffend sexually. Forty-five year-old William Bill TEDJUK is now permitted unsupervised absences from his place of residence in the Heritage neighbourhood of Regina, prompting police to remind the Regina public of what he looks like and the conditions of his parole. THIS INFORMATION IS INTENDED TO ENABLE MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC TO TAKE SUITABLE PREVENTATIVE MEASURES, NOT TO EMBARK UPON ANY FORM OF VIGILANTISM OR OTHER UNREASONABLE CONDUCT DIRECTED AT THIS INDIVIDUAL.
William Bill TEDJUK, DOB: 1966-02-28, is described as male, Aboriginal, 45 years old, approximately 5' 5" tall, weighing about 139 pounds, with greying-black hair and brown eyes. TEDJUK has numerous tattoos on his arms and chest, including: a heart with wings on the right hand; a dove/heart/ribbon on the chest; a heart/dagger/ribbon on the left upper arm and a cross with flowers and a ribbon on the right upper arm TEDJUK also has scars on both right and left forearms. A recent photograph of TEDJUK accompanies this news release and is available at www.reginapolice.ca.
A brief description of TEDJUK's offending behaviour is as follows: William Bill TEDJUK has a history of committing violent sexual offences against female children and adults.
William Bill TEDJUK is bound by the following conditions:
1) That he reside at a Community Correctional Centre or Community Residential Facility and return to that facility nightly;
2) That he shall not be in, near or around places where children under the age of 18 are likely to congregate such as elementary and secondary schools, parks, swimming pools and recreational centres unless accompanied by an adult previously approved in writing by his parole supervisor;
3) That he not be in the presence of any female children under the age of 18 unless he is accompanied by a responsible adult who knows his criminal history and has been previously approved in writing by his parole supervisor;
4) That he immediately report all intimate sexual and non-sexual relationships and friendships with females to his parole supervisor;
5) That he not enter an establishment where the primary source of income is derived from the sale or consumption of alcohol;
6) That he not consume, purchase or possess alcohol;
7) That he not consume, purchase or possess drugs other than prescribed medication taken as prescribed and over the counter drugs taken as recommended by the manufacturer;
8) That he not associate with any person known or believed to be involved in criminal activity or the drug sub-culture.
Any member of the public who has questions or concerns is encouraged to contact the Regina Police Service at 777-6500. Any person who wishes to report an incident where William Bill TEDJUK is in violation of the aforementioned conditions, should call the Regina Police Service at 777-6500 or Crime Stoppers at 545-TIPS (545-8477). Concerns or reports from persons living outside of Regina should be directed to the nearest detachment of the RCMP or local municipal police department.
This information is intended to raise community awareness about the presence of this offender so that people may make informed choices about contact with this person. This information is not to be used for an unlawful purpose. The Regina Police Service stresses: THIS INFORMATION IS INTENDED TO ENABLE MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC TO TAKE SUITABLE PREVENTATIVE MEASURES, NOT TO EMBARK UPON ANY FORM OF VIGILANTISM OR OTHER UNREASONABLE CONDUCT DIRECTED AT THIS INDIVIDUAL.
Jpeg of William TEDJUK
Released May 8, 2012
The Regina Police Service is asking for information from the public that could assist in an investigation into a suspicious person near an elementary school in the 4200 block of 4th Avenue today.
On Tuesday, May 8, 2012, police were dispatched to Wascana School for a report that a student was approached on the way to school by an unknown male in a vehicle. The student, a 13 year-old female, left her home at about 8:55 a.m. and was walking northbound in the 1300 block of Wascana Street when she saw a silver car approach. The male driver slowed and smiled at her. Moments later, near 7th Avenue and Wascana Street, the same car pulled to the curb behind her and the driver invited her to come to the car. The student ran to the school and reported the incident to school authorities, who reported it to police. The car was described as silver, smaller than a Sunfire, clean, in good shape with no tinting on the windows. The girl described the driver as male, 30-40 years old, black skin, short black hair, no glasses, wearing a green shirt. The student took all the right steps in ensuring her personal safety and reporting to the matter to school staff.
Anyone who has information that could assist police in this case is asked to contact the Regina Police Service at 777-6500 or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477. This incident is a reminder to parents of school-age children to review personal safety plans that can be practiced and incorporated into daily routines.
Released May 8, 2012
Three males, two from Regina and one from Saskatoon, have been charged following investigation into a series of incidents of shoplifting, involving a stolen car.
On Sunday, May 6, 2012, at about 1:30 a.m.,police were dispatched to a hit and run in the alley of the 1400 block of McTavish Street. Investigation into this incident and an area search turned up a vehicle that matched the description of a suspect car in a number of recent incidents of shoplifting. The car, which was a stolen vehicle, was parked at the rear of a house in the 3400 block of Dewdney Avenue. Police located three males who were detained for Possession of Stolen Property. Further investigation led to several charges relating to a series of thefts from Regina businesses from April 20 - May 5, 2012 and a hit and run.
Thirty-one year-old Ryan HASTINGS, DOB: 1981-03-28, of Regina, is charged with Possession of Stolen Property over $5,000 [355(a) CC]; Theft under $5,000 [334(b) CC]; Breach of Probation [733.1(1) CC]; Fail to Stop or Remain [252(1.1) CC]. HASTINGS is making his first court appearance on these charges this morning, Tuesday, May 8, 2012.
Forty-four year-old Glen Matthew MCNEIL, DOB 1968-02-08, of Saskatoon, is charged with Possession of Stolen Property over $5,000 [355(a) CC]; Obstruct Peace Officer [129(a) CC]; two charges of Theft Under $5,000 [334(b) CC]; Fail to Stop or Remain [252(1.1) CC]; seven charges of Shoplifting Under $5,000 [334(b) CC]; two charges of Possession of Stolen Property Under $5,000 [355(b) CC] and Assault With a Weapon [267(a) CC]. MCNEIL is making his first court appearance on these charges this morning, Tuesday, May 8, 2012.
Twenty-six year-old Kashif Jamaal THOMAS, DOB: 1986-03-16, of Regina, is charged with Obstruct Peace Officer [129(a) CC]; and two charges of Breach of Undertaking [145(3) CC]. THOMAS made his first court appearance on these charges at 2:00 p.m. Monday, May 7, 2012.
Released May 3, 2012
The Regina Police Service is asking for the public's help in solving a number of cases of property damage where the suspect or suspects used pellet guns. Police are working to identify suspects in these cases and obtain descriptions of individuals and/or vehicles that may be involved.
From March 21, 2012 to present, the Regina Police Service has received a number of reports of the discharge of pellets or BB's, resulting in damage to property. Although most of these recent incidents have involved property damage, e.g. building and vehicle windows, they also pose a concern to police as a public safety issue. Discharge of pellets or BB's can cause injury and the sight of someone with a gun would prompt a full police response to a firearms complaint, even if the "gun" involved later proves to be a pellet gun. Incidents of this type are a criminal offence and are also in contravention of the City of Regina Bylaw #7692, section 1(a).
The Regina Police Service treats these incidents very seriously. Useful information from the public may include observations of suspicious activity, especially at night, or vehicle license plate information. Anyone with information about recent damage caused by pellet guns is asked to contact the Regina Police Service at 777-6500 or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.