A pro-active patrol and prompt action resulted in charges against two Regina males in connection with a recent attempted theft of a catalytic converter.
Just after 12:30 a.m. on Friday, March 4, 2022, a sergeant on Patrol was driving in the northeast part of the city, an area where there are many business compounds, as part of a plan to check driveways and business premises for any signs of unlawful entry. The officer spotted signs that a business parking lot in the 200 block of East 1st Avenue had been entered. Two males were located under a moving truck; they were in possession of tools capable of removing a catalytic converter. One male was taken into custody without incident. The other suspect tried to flee on foot and was apprehended by a Canine team. Both males were subsequently charged with the attempted theft.
Thirty-seven year-old Riel Kurtis Wade NAULT and 52 year-old Bradley Michael BELLEROSE are jointly charged with Attempt Theft, contrary to section 334 of the Criminal Code. Both NAULT and BELLEROSE made their first court appearances on the charge in Provincial Court at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, March 4, 2022.