Saskatoon police make arrests in two vehicle theft cases | The Canadian News


The Saskatoon Police Service (SPS) and surrounding detachments worked together on two stolen vehicle incidents that resulted in arrests over the weekend.

The first incident occurred on Saturday around 9:30 p.m. when an SPS officer spotted a Dodge RAM 1500 driving erratically near 20th and 1st Avenues.

SPS air support tracked the vehicle as it was leaving Saskatoon heading eastbound on Highway 16.

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The RCMP was notified, and officers from Saskatoon, Lanigan, Humboldt and Watrous converged near Young, Sask, where the truck was reported.

The driver ran off the road, the vehicle became stuck in a field, and officers detained the man.

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It was later discovered that the truck had been reported stolen in Rosthern. The man was wanted on warrants out of Shellbrook and Blaine Lake, and police said the 32-year-old Saskatoon man faces charges of evading police, dangerous driving, prohibited driving and possession of stolen property over $5,000.

The other incident occurred early Monday around 2:30 a.m., when an SPS officer spotted a Dodge Nitro that was reported stolen in Prince Albert.

The driver refused to stop for police and ran a red light at 22nd Street and Idylwyld Drive North.

SPS air support followed the vehicle, which sped out of town on Highway 11 toward Warman.

Warman RCMP and Corman Park Police launched tire deflation devices and disabled the car.

The driver, a 21-year-old Prince Albert woman, was arrested and bear spray, methamphetamine and psilocybin were found in the search of the vehicle.

Police said she faces charges of dangerous driving, evading police, possession of a weapon dangerous to the public peace, carrying a concealed weapon, possession of stolen property over $5,000, possession of methamphetamine and possession of psilocybin.

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“These incidents are an example that serious and potentially dangerous situations are not limited to the area within Saskatoon city limits,” said Saskatoon Police Chief Troy Cooper.

“As is often the case, a successful conclusion is a direct result of our extensive training, police coordination and valuable partnerships.”

“The safe and successful arrests of these fleeing suspects were the result of seamless teamwork between the Saskatoon RCMP, Lanigan RCMP, Humboldt RCMP, Watrous RCMP, CTSS, SPS and SPS Air One during the entirety of these incidents,” added Cooper.

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