A 17 year-old female youth has been returned from Calgary to Regina to face charges in connection with the theft of a motor vehicle, the abduction of a pre-school-age child, and assault with a weapon (motor vehicle).
This investigation began in Regina on November 21, 2020, at about 8:17 p.m., when police were dispatched to the area of 2100 block Albert for a stolen auto in progress. They learned a 31 year-old female had given three young females a ride in her car. The woman also had her four-year-old child in the vehicle. When the woman stopped and stepped out of her car briefly, one of the females got behind the wheel and attempted to drive away. When the mother tried to stop this, it’s alleged the driver tried to hit her with the car. A few minutes later, the suspect driver abandoned the child on the street and, luckily, two people found the child and called police. Investigation led to the identification of the female suspect, and the information that the suspect had fled from Regina to Calgary. A warrant was issued for her arrest and on November 24th, RPS members learned that the female had been arrested in Calgary on another criminal matter. She was returned to Regina on Monday, November 30th, and held for court.
The 17 year-old cannot be named in accordance with the Youth Criminal Justice Act. She is charged with:
- Assault with a weapon (motor vehicle) [267(a) CC];
- Theft of Auto [333.1(1) CC];
- Abduction of a child under 14 [281 CC];
- Breach of Probation [137 YCJA].
The accused will make her first court appearance on these charges in Youth Court at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, December 1, 2020.