A 14 year-old male is facing several charges after police investigation into a truck and utility trailer which were stolen yesterday (Tuesday) afternoon in Regina.
On Tuesday, May 26, 2020, at approximately 3:22 p.m., police were notified of the theft of a Ford F-350 truck and utility trailer. The truck was parked in the 3700 block of Dewdney Avenue. The owner provided description, license plate information and other pertinent details, and officers began an area search. Within a short time, a patrol officer in the area was waved down by two pedestrians who described a truck hitting utility poles nearby. The officer then saw the truck exit an alley and followed it at a distance until other officers were able to assist. The suspect driver of the truck stopped in an alley in the 2300 block of Halifax Street, exited the vehicle and ran eastbound. He was arrested without incident. A prescription drug belonging to the owner of the truck was found in the possession of the suspect. Further investigation led to charges. Officers were able to determine that the damage to utility poles was relatively minor. The damage was documented and added to the report.
The 14 year-old accused cannot be named in accordance with the provisions of the Youth Criminal Justice Act. He is charged with:
- Theft of Motor Vehicle [333.1(1) CC];
- Theft of Property over $5,000 (trailer) [334(a) CC];
- 2 X Possession of Property obtained by crime over $5,000 (truck and trailer) [355(a) CC];
- Possession of Property obtained by crime under $5,000 (prescription) [355(b) CC]; and
- Breach of Release Order [145(5)(a) CC].
The youth made his first court appearance on these charges in Youth Court at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, May 27, 2020.