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.