The Regina Police Service is continuing to investigate an incident last weekend, which led to a CEW deployment and the use of a spike belt in stopping a stolen auto and making an arrest.
On Friday, October 23, 2020, the Regina Police Service was notified by the RCMP of a robbery that had just occurred east of the city. In this robbery, the suspect had a firearm and stole a vehicle. RPS officers were given the description of the stolen vehicle. Around 9:00 p.m., police members were able to locate and observe the stolen vehicle in the Al Ritchie neighbourhood in Regina. During this surveillance, it’s alleged the suspect discharged a firearm at an unmarked police vehicle, while both vehicles were in motion. The officer was not physically injured. Other officers were able to keep the suspect vehicle in sight until a spike belt could be safely deployed to deflate the vehicle tires. The suspect vehicle came to stop near the intersection of Broad Street and Victoria Avenue. In the struggle to remove the suspect from the vehicle, a police CEW was deployed; however, it was ineffective. Officers managed to get the suspect under control and he was arrested on outstanding warrants. The 27 year-old male suspect was taken to hospital for minor injuries sustained in the arrest. He remained in hospital for much of the past week, for a health matter unrelated to his contact with police. The suspect is now remanded into custody. This investigation is ongoing and it’s anticipated there will be further charges.
Anyone who has information that could assist police in this investigation is asked to contact the Regina Police Service at 306-777-6500 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). The Regina Police Service thanks the media and the public for their cooperation in this matter.