Two Regina males, ages 26 and 30, have been charged following investigation into a residential break and enter that occurred in the Lakeview area last night (Sunday, February 8, 2015).
Shortly after 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 8, 2015, police received a call from a resident in the 3000 block of Rae Street, who reported two suspicious males had come up to the front of his house a short time earlier, but then left without knocking. The complainant was able to provide a detailed description of the suspicious males. As police were en route to the area, another incident report came in of a break and enter that had just occurred in the 3000 block of Retallack Street. The caller in this incident reported seeing two males break a window of a neighbouring house; the males entered the house and then emerged a short time later, jumped the back fence and walked northbound in the alley. The suspect descriptions were very similar to the earlier report. Officers arrived and, with the help of canine units tracking, located two males, matching the suspect descriptions, who were taken into custody without incident. Further investigation led to the recovery of break and enter tools and property, stolen from the house in the 3000 block of Retallack Street. The males were subsequently charged.
Twenty-six year-old Joshua Brendan BIRD, DOB: 1989-02-09, and thirty year-old Matthew Derrick KAISWATUM, DOB: 1984-04-03, both of Regina, are jointly charged with Break and Enter with Intent to Commit an Indictable Offence [348(1)(a) CC]. Both made their first court appearances on the charge in Provincial Court at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, February 9, 2015.