A 31 year-old Regina male has been charged with Uttering Threats after an incident on Thursday, July 9, 2015 in which police were dispatched to a domestic-related weapons call that was thought to involve a firearm.
Police were dispatched at about 5:50 p.m. to a residence in the 2100 block of 12th Avenue North. A caller indicated that a 31 year-old male was at that address with a firearm and was making threats against her and her current boyfriend. The 31 year-old victim had previously been in a relationship with the suspect. Police set up a perimeter and called out additional units. Police then learned that no one had actually seen a gun, but believed the suspect had access to firearms at the residence. Once the area was secure, officers made contact with the occupants of the residence: a 31 year old male and a 63 year-old female, who came out without incident. With the consent of the homeowner, police searched the premises but did not find a firearm. Further investigation into this incident revealed that there were long-standing disagreements between the parties involved and there was evidence that the suspect male had uttered threats against the female in the past (January). The suspect male was charged in connection with these alleged threats. As there were no firearms in the house and police were not able to establish that there had been any firearms involved in this incident, there were no firearms charges laid. Members of the public were not at risk due to this incident.
Thirty-one year-old Gregory Allan ZELINSKI, DOB: 1984-01-03, of Regina, is charged with Uttering Threats [264.1(1)(a) CC]. ZELINSKI was released on an undertaking to appear in Provincial Court on July 23, 2015.