An adult male and adult female, both of Regina, are charged following investigation into an alleged armed robbery reported to police in the early morning hours of Monday November 29th.
On November 29, 2021, at approximately 12:30 a.m., police were dispatched to an address in the 2700 block of 5th Avenue. There they found a 26 year-old male who indicated he’d been held against his will and repeatedly assaulted by an adult male and adult female known to him. The victim also indicated he’d been robbed of personal items by the same two suspects. It’s alleged the events occurred at another location: a residence in the 700 block of Rae Street. Several officers went to that location and found the two suspects believed to be responsible; they were taken into custody without incident. Further investigation led to charges against both adults. The victim was taken to hospital for treatment of injuries.
Thirty-year-old Vanessa Lynn OKEMAYSIM, and 31 year-old Wesley Dwayne TAYPOTAT, both of Regina, are jointly charged with:
- Armed Robbery using a firearm, section 344(1)(a.1) CC; and
- Forcible Confinement, s. 279(2) CC.
In addition, Wesley TAYPOTAT is charged with:
- 2 X Possession of firearm or ammunition contrary to prohibition, s. 117.01(1) CC; and
- Breach of Probation, s. 733.1(1) CC.
Vanessa OKEMAYSIM is also charged with Possession of a Scheduled Substance (methamphetamine), 4(1) CDSA.
OKEMAYSIM and TAYPOTAT made their first court appearances on these charges in Provincial Court at 9:30 a .m. today, Tuesday, November 30, 2021.