On June 26, 2021, at approximately 9:35 pm, members of the Regina Police Service were dispatched to the area of the 1500 block of Regent Street for a report of gun shots. Four kids in the area reported they saw a male in the neighborhood with a firearm and they believed he had shot at them.
There were two other reports from neighbors, who heard what they believed to be two guns shots.
Police attended to a residence in the 1500 block of Regent Street and established contact with a male sitting on front deck. Police were able to talk the male to the sidewalk where he was arrested without incident.
An Airsoft gun as well as a .22 caliber rifle were recovered at the scene. A number of “blank” rounds were located near the .22 caliber rifle.
Fifty-seven year-old Vasile TATAR, of Regina is charged with:
- 4X Assault with a Weapon [CC 267(A)];
- Careless Storage of a Firearm [CC 86(2)];
- Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm [CC 91(1)]
TATAR will make his first appearance on these charges in Provincial Court on Wednesday, August 18, 2021.
Anyone with information that could help in this investigation is asked to contact the Regina Police Service at 306-777-6500 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS). The Regina Police Service thanks the public and the media for their assistance in this matter.