A 29 year-old male has been charged following investigation into a weapons offence last Friday.
On Friday, May 13, 2022, at approximately 1:10 p.m., police were dispatched to a hotel in the 4800 block of Harbour Landing Drive, for a report of a male who was allegedly threatening physical harm to staff. When the employees notified security and police, the suspect left for a short time, returned briefly and then left again when he saw security. They followed him to a nearby business, where he was arrested, without incident, by police. Police recovered two pairs of pliers and a utility knife, along with Saskatchewan health cards that did not belong to the suspect. Investigation revealed the male was on conditions not to possess a knife (except to eat). The individual was subsequently charged with the breach of conditions and the new offences.
Twenty-nine year-old John TAPAK, of Regina, is charged with:
- Possession of a Weapon for a Purpose Dangerous to Public Peace, s. 88 CC;
- Identity Fraud, s. 56.1(1) CC;
- Uttering Threats, s. 264.1(1)(a) CC; and
- Fail to Comply with Conditions of Release, s. 145(4)(a) CC.
TAPAK made his first court appearance on these charges in Provincial Court at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, May 16, 2022.