A 57 year-old Regina male is charged following the recovery of stolen property in an investigation by the Regina Police Service Street Crimes section.
On November 19, 2019, the Regina Police Service received notification, through Safer Communities and Neighbourhoods (SCAN) of a residence that had what appeared to be a large quantity of bicycles inside. On the suspicion that this might be stolen property, patrol units attended to a residence in the 800 block of College Avenue. Further investigation led to the arrest of the resident at that address and the recovery of numerous items believed to be stolen including about 70 bicycles, and numerous expensive tools, such as a paint sprayer, pressure washers, power saws, a cement mixer, and planer. The male was subsequently charged for possession of stolen property. Investigation into this matter is ongoing.
The Regina Police Service recognizes that the recovery of numerous stolen bicycles (and other property) may prompt victims of theft to call RPS. Please note: it will take some time to properly record each item seized and then start the process of looking for the owners of the bikes. If you believe your bike may be among these recovered bicycles, please ensure that you have made an original report to Regina Police Service, reporting your bike stolen. If you did not report it stolen, you can still do so; please give a serial number (if you have it) and any other unique, identifying characteristics. Then, please be patient: it will take at least two weeks for our investigators and Evidence Management staff to process the recovered bikes. Then, once the bikes are logged into our computer system, RPS will contact the owners of the bikes. There is no opportunity at this time to view the recovered bikes.
Fifty-seven year-old David Anthony SOUCY, of Regina, is charged with Possession of Property Obtained by Crime over $5,000, contrary to section 355(a) of the Criminal Code. SOUCY was released on a Recognizance and will make his first court appearance on these charges in Provincial Court on Tuesday, January 7, 2020.