A 29 year-old Regina male is facing numerous charges in connection with stolen auto incidents in Regina. Two of the cases dates back to December, 2016; the other incidents are from August, 2017. Although investigation pointed to this individual as the suspect in these cases, police were not able to apprehend him until last night. A CEW, commonly known as a Taser, was deployed in the attempt to arrest the individual, but was not effective. 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 Wednesday, September 6, 2017, at about 6:36 p.m., police observed a male matching the description and photo of the suspect in the parking lot of a business in the 500 block of Broad Street. When police members approached on foot, the suspect took off running, eastbound. The suspect refused numerous commands to stop. One of the officers at the scene discharged a CEW, commonly known as a Taser, in an attempt to apprehend the suspect. One of the prongs of the device failed to make contact, so the CEW deployment was ineffective. A police canine unit in the area initiated a track and moments later located the suspect. Again, the male refused command to stop resisting. The police dog was deployed, making contact with the suspect’s right ankle area. The suspect was placed under arrest for numerous outstanding warrants. A search of his person for officer and public safety revealed two shotgun shells. EMS was contacted to assess his injuries and the suspect was taken to hospital, treated and then transported by police to detention.
Investigation led to charges in connection with the following incidents:
On December 12, 2016, a 2013 Nissan Altima was stolen from the 2700 block of Winnipeg Street. It was recovered the next day, damaged, and bearing a stolen licence plate.
On August 29, 2017, police received a report of a 2000 Ford Taurus stolen from the 2200 block of Rae Street. The vehicle was later recovered and evidence obtained linking it to a suspect.
On August 31, 2017, police received a report of a 2017 Nissan Rogue that had been stolen from the 2600 block of Shooter Drive East. The vehicle was recovered on September 1, 2017.
Investigation into these incidents and other matters is ongoing.
Twenty-nine year-old Joshua Troy KAHNAPACE, DOB: 1988-07-26, of Regina, is facing the following charges:
– Possession of Firearm or Ammunition Contrary to Prohibition, s. 117.01(1) CC;
– 3 x Breach of Undertaking, s. 145(3) CC;
– 2 x Possession of Property Obtained by Crime over $5,000, s. 355(a) CC; and
– 2 x Possession of Property Obtained by Crime under $5,000, s. 355(b) CC.
KAHNAPACE appeared in Provincial Court on these charges at 2:00 p.m. today, September 7, 2017. Investigation into these, and other, matters is ongoing.
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.