The Regina Police Service is continuing an investigation after an incident in the Bedford Crescent area of East Regina today: Friday, December 31, 2021. Earlier today, police asked the public to avoid the area, but the incident has now been safely resolved, and the streets are open again to traffic.
Police were dispatched at approximately 10:41 a.m. to Bedford Crescent (in the area of East Dewdney Avenue and Cannon Street) for a report of a male, possibly threatening self-harm. Patrol members responded and established a safety perimeter, while at the same time, working to verify information, and assess the situation as well as any potential risk to the public, and the subject himself. A number of police vehicles and officers responded to this incident in various capacities including traffic control, background investigation, and negotiation. As of 2:10 p.m. hours, police were able to make entry into the residence taking a 45 year-old male safely into custody.
At this time, it is too early to know what charges, if any, may result. This investigation is continuing. Anyone with information to offer may contact the Regina Police Service at 306-777-6500 or Regina Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). The Regina Police Service thanks the public and the media for their cooperation and patience.