Two Regina males are facing firearms and stolen property charges after investigation into a recent business break and enter that culminated in a police operation on the 1900 block of St. John Street last night (August 25th).
The break-in was reported to police on August 24, 2021. Preliminary information indicated a person or persons entered a business in the 500 block of Victoria Avenue and removed equipment. Investigation into this event by members of the Regina Police Service Property Crimes Unit led to the identification of viable suspects and a potential location for the stolen equipment. Investigators obtained a search warrant and, because of concern for officer and public safety and the possible presence of firearms, the RPS Special Weapons and Tactics Team was authorized. The warrant was executed the evening of Wednesday, August 25th. Several people exited the house and were initially detained; six of them had unrelated warrants for their arrests. One female ignored police commands to exit the house; she was located by a police canine and sustained a bite injury to her arm: she was taken to hospital for treatment. The search of the residence yielded equipment stolen in the business break and enter (500 block Victoria); a bike stolen in an incident on August 13th; and a sawed-off .22 calibre rifle. Two males were charged in connection with the possession of the stolen property and the firearm.
Twenty-five year-old Paul Madison Lane MCKAY, of Regina, is charged with:
- Unauthorized possession of a firearm, s. 91(1) CC; and
- Store a firearm contrary to regulations, s. 86(2) CC.
Forty-two year-old Jeremy Martin John HILL, of Regina, is charged with three charges of Possession of property obtained by crime under $5,000 (kayak), s. 355(b) CC.
Both MCKAY and HILL were released on undertakings with court appearances scheduled for Provincial Court at 9:30 a.m. on October 18, 2021.