On Tuesday, November 22, 2022, at approximately 8:25 p.m., police attempted a traffic stop on a vehicle in the area of 8th Avenue and Elphinstone Street. The vehicle evaded police. A short time later, the vehicle collided with another vehicle. The lone occupant of the suspect vehicle then fled on foot. The lone driver of the other vehicle did not sustain serious injury.
A canine track was executed and the suspect was located on the roof of a house on the 1400 block of Montague Street. As a police officer climbed to the roof, the 27 year-old male suspect attempted to jump to a neighboring rooftop, and fell.
Police then apprehended the male, who was taken to hospital. A bag of a substance believed to be methamphetamine was located on the suspect. He was determined to have no serious injury and was discharged from hospital and held in police custody for court appearance.
The male was charged with evading police, hit and run, drug possession, and arrested on several existing warrants, which include charges of vehicle theft, dangerous drive, stolen property possession, and credit card possession.
Twenty-seven year-old Nickolaos James VELIKAS, of Regina, is charged with:
- Flight from peace officer [CC 320.17];
- Fail to stop after accident [CC 320.16(1)]; and
- Possession of a scheduled substance (methamphetamine) [CDSA 4(1)].
VELIKAS makes his first appearance on these charges in Provincial Court today, Wednesday, November 23, 2022, at 2:00 p.m.