A Regina Police Service member discharged a CEW, commonly known as a taser, in the apprehension and arrest of a 30 year-old Regina male early Monday, October 20, 2014. This advisory is in keeping with the Regina Police Service’s commitment to notify the public each time a CEW, or Conducted Energy Weapon, is discharged against a person.
On Monday, October 20, 2014, at approximately 1:55 a.m., police observed a vehicle failing to stop through the four way stop northbound on Pasqua Street and 7th Avenue. Police activated emergency equipment to stop the vehicle, but the vehicle then accelerated through a red light westbound on 7th Avenue and Lewvan Drive. At 2:07 a.m. the vehicle was spotted by police vacant and abandoned. Canine members tracked the suspects in a nearby back alley when the suspects fled. A patrol member intercepted the path of one suspect, a thirty year-old male, and challenged the male to stop as he approached. As the male continued to run towards the police member, the police member deployed the CEW. The deployment had little to no effect on the male and he continued to flee. Canine units apprehended the male a short time later and he was arrested. As the CEW deployment was not effective no medical attention was required. A twenty-eight year-old male was also arrested nearby.
Thirty year-old Allen Daniel GUENTHER (DOB: 1983-11-22), of Regina, is charged with Flight While Pursued by Peace Officer [249.1(1) CC]; Dangerous Operation of a Motor Vehicle [249(1)(A) CC]; Mischief Under $5,000 [430(4) CC]; three (3) charges of Failure to Comply [145(3) CC] and one charge of Obstruction of Justice [139(2) CC]. GUENTHER makes his first court appearance on these charges in Provincial Court at 2:00 p.m. on October 20, 2014.
Twenty-eight year-old Calvin Wayne NAGY (DOB: 1986-08-14) is charged with Failure to Comply [145(3) CC]. NAGY makes his first court appearance on December 2nd, 2014.
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.