A 32 year-old male is facing charges, after a call for service to a break and enter, last night, in the 2300 block of Hamilton Street. A Conducted Energy Weapon (CEW) was deployed in the suspect’s arrest. Although it is a specific product name, CEWs are often commonly referred to as Tasers. Notice of this CEW deployment is in keeping with a commitment by the Regina Police Service to advise the public each time a CEW is used against a person.
Police were dispatched to a report of a break and enter at approximately 9:38 p.m. on Wednesday, December 22, 2021, at an apartment complex in the 2300 block of Hamilton Street. Early information received indicated the male had broken into the building and was going through unlocked vehicles in the parkade. When police arrived, they located the male in the parkade and he took off running. After a foot pursuit through the building, the male turned towards an officer and started to pull a metal object out from his sweater resulting in the officer deploying a CEW. The male was subsequently taken into custody without further incident. In keeping with policy, the suspect was medically cleared before being taken to the Police Service Detention. The investigation was concluded with charges against the 32 year-old male.
Thirty-two year-old Shane Thomas ASAPACE, of Regina, is charged with:
- Break and Enter [348 (1)(b) CC];
- Possession of Break-In Instruments[351(1) CC]; and
- Possession of Stolen Property [354(1) CC].
ASAPACE will make his first court appearance on these charges in Provincial Court at 2:00 p.m. today, Thursday, December 23, 2021.
The use of the CEW has been documented and will be subject to internal review by a Use of Force Review Board (Regina Police Service) and external oversight by the Saskatchewan Police Commission.