A 24 year-old Regina female is facing half a dozen criminal charges as the result of an investigation into a weapons offence which occurred the evening of Monday, September 18, 2017.
On Tuesday, September 19th, plainclothes officers were in a North Regina neighbourhood, conducting surveillance on a vehicle believed to have been used in a weapons offence the night before. Canine members also assisted in the surveillance, with one canine member eventually in a position to try to stop the suspect vehicle by activating emergency lights and siren. The suspect vehicle evaded at a high speed, heading south in the 200 block of Lorne Street North. The suspect vehicle driver, by then identified as a person wanted on warrants, was observed ignoring stop signs and reaching speeds well in excess of the posted limit. Eventually, the vehicle turned from 1st Avenue North onto Broad Street (heading south) and got mired in traffic at a train crossing. Police were able to move in and safely make the arrest. A search of the vehicle yielded a quantity of methamphetamine. The driver was found to be in possession of stolen property (identification documents) from a robbery on Monday, September 18th; investigation into that matter is continuing. The driver was charged and held for court.
Twenty-four year old Tawnya DEAL, DOB: 1993-07-03, of Regina, is charged with:
– Dangerous Operation of a Motor Vehicle, [249(1)(a) CC];
– Flight While Pursued by Police (Evade), [249.1(1) CC];
– Possession of a Scheduled Substance, [4(1) CDSA];
– Possession of Property Obtained by Crime under $5,000, [355(b) CC];
– Breach of Probation, [733.1(1) CC] and
– Breach of Undertaking, [145(3) CC].
DEAL made her first court appearance on these charges in Provincial Court at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 20, 2017. Investigation into these matters is ongoing.