The Regina Police Service is asking for information from the public that could assist in the investigation into a Break, Enter and Commit Mischief that ultimately resulted in a building explosion on November 13, 2022.
On Sunday, November 13, 2022, at approximately 10:40 a.m., several police units were dispatched to the area of 6th Avenue and Retallack Street in Regina for a report of a building explosion at 1202 Retallack Street. Police officers assisted at the scene by setting up a perimeter, blocking vehicle and pedestrian traffic, requesting EMS to assist anyone needing medical attention, and alerting other authorities to help make the site safe. Fortunately, there were no injuries reported as a result of the explosion. Police began an investigation to determine whether or not there was a criminal aspect to the event.
Through investigation, it was determined that a gas line in the building had been compromised. It’s believed the explosion itself was accidental, but the compromise of the gas line is a criminal act, caused by a person or persons unknown at this time. Further investigation showed that the gas line was compromised on November 13, 2022 between the hours of 5:00 a.m. – 7:00 a.m.
The Regina Police Service is asking anyone in the area who may have noted suspicious activity at 1202 Retallack on November 13th, 2022, to contact the Regina Police Service at 306-777-6500, or Regina Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). In addition, police are asking anyone in the area with a video surveillance system to check stored video from November 12 – 13, 2022, to see if their cameras picked up any unusual activity in the area of 1202 Retallack Street. The Regina Police Service thanks the public and the media for their assistance in this matter.