Two male youths, ages 13 and 15, have been charged in connection with a stolen auto investigation. An eleven year-old male, who was also present during the arrests, was interviewed and released. (In Canada, a person under the age of 12 cannot be charged criminally.)
On Wednesday, May 24, 2017, at approximately 1:20 p.m., police observed a grey Ford Fusion, with two occupants, driving in the area of Rochdale Boulevard. The vehicle was confirmed to be stolen; it had been taken on May 23rd from the Harbour Landing neighbourhood of Regina. Police were able to observe and follow the vehicle as it stopped to pick up a third person. At a location on Dewdney Avenue, officers were able to safely deploy a spike belt. Three male suspects ran from the vehicle. Two were apprehended immediately. The third was commanded to stop by a police canine officer; he refused to stop and was apprehended with the help of the police canine. This suspect was taken to hospital for treatment of injuries to his arm from the canine apprehension. After further investigation, two of the males were charged. The eleven year-old was released into the care of a guardian.
The two accused cannot be named in accordance with the provisions of the Youth Criminal Justice Act. The 15 year-old is charged with Possession of Stolen Property over $5,000 [355(a) CC]; and five charges of Breach of Undertaking [145(3)CC]. The 13 year-old is charged with Possession of Stolen Property over $5,000 [355(a) CC]. Both accused appeared in Youth Court (this morning) Thursday, May 25, 2017. Investigation into this matter is continuing.