A 38 year-old male, of no fixed address, has been arrested in Regina on several outstanding warrants relating to a string of recent crimes. A 36 year-old female, from Winnipeg, Manitoba, was arrested and charged with a Breach of Recognizance. Another male: a 36 year-old Regina man, has already appeared in court on charges in connection to some of the same events.
The Regina Police Service has been investigating a series of criminal offences, between November 16th and December 18th, including frauds, break & enters and identity theft. A lengthy and complicated investigation has led to a total of 23 charges against a 38 year-old male. The incidents are as follows:
– Nov. 16th – Police dispatched to business in the 2100 block of Prince of Wales Drive for fraud complaint. A male suspect attempted to return items he had not purchased. It is alleged the suspect assaulted a staff member and fled.
– Nov. 21st – Police received a report from a business in the 2000 block of Prince of Wales Drive of a similar event where a male fraudulently obtained a gift card and used it to purchase store merchandise. The suspect had already left the store before staff realized that the crime had occurred.
– December 9th – Police were dispatched to Hanbidge Crescent for a report of two males who were breaking into a mail box. Officers arrested and charged two male suspects, who subsequently appeared in court. One of the accused was remanded and the other released on an undertaking. Police later learned that the male, who had been released on an undertaking, had provided a false name and photo identification at the time of his arrest and a warrant was issued for him to be arrested on new charges. (see Dec. 11th)
– December 9th – Break and Enters occurred at four residences on Hanbidge Crescent and were reported to police;
– December 11th – Police interviewed the victim of the identity theft (Dec. 9th); a real person who had been notified of fraudulent activity being conducted in his name.
– December 17th – Police received another report of a break and enter to mailboxes on Hanbidge Crescent.
– December 18th – Police had identified the primary suspect in these cases and had warrants for his arrest on a number of matters. Officers located this individual, along with a 36 year-old female from Winnipeg, at a hotel in the Harbour Landing neighbourhood. A search of the hotel room yielded several forged identifications as well as numerous items consistent with producing such forged documents. Both suspects were taken in to custody without incident.
Thirty-eight year-old James Donald PROVOST, DOB: 1976-04-27, of no fixed address, is charged with the following:
– Four (4) charges of Break, Enter and Commit Theft [348(1)(b) CC];
– Two (2) charges of Possession of Stolen Property Under $5,000 [355(b) CC];
– Assault [266 CC];
– Two (2) charges of Fraud Under $5,000 [380(1)(b) CC];
– Two (2) charges of Theft Under $5,000 [334(b) CC];
– Seven (7) charges of Identity Fraud [56.1(1) CC];
– Personation with Intent [403(a) CC]; and
– Four (4) charges of Breach of Recognizance [145(3) CC].
PROVOST made his first court appearance at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 18, 2014.
Thirty-six year-old Michael David VOGEL (arrested Dec. 9, 2014) was charged with:
– Two (2) charges of Break, Enter and Commit Theft [348(1)(b) CC];
– Two charges of Breach of Undertaking [145(3) CC].
VOGEL made his first court appearance on these charges December 10, 2014.
Thirty-six year-old Yolanda KANG, DOB: 1978-03-07, of Winnipeg, Manitoba, was charged with Breach of Recognizance [145(3) CC] and appeared in court on December 19, 2014.