Two Youths Charged in Hit and Run/Stolen Vehicle
Two male youths, ages 16 and 17, have been arrested and charged in a Hit and Run incident overnight involving a stolen vehicle. Fortunately there were no serious injuries resulting from the collision. One of the youths also faces additional charges in connection to two recent Break and Enters.
On Tuesday, January 29, 2013, at about 4:00 a.m., police were dispatched to a report of a hit and run collision at 4th Avenue and Albert Street. A vehicle stopped at a red light in a southbound lane was struck from behind by a white Pontiac Grand Am. Two male youths got out of the Grand Am and ran, without giving the driver of the other vehicle any information. Police determined that the Grand Am had been reported stolen from a house on Stice Crescent the day before. With the help of a Canine team, patrol located and arrested two male youths not far from the location of the collision. One of the youths sustained injuries from contact with the police dog and resisting arrest. He was taken to hospital for treatment. The other youth indicated he had hurt his ankle and was also taken to hospital for medical attention. Investigation into this incident led to both youths being charged with Possession of Stolen Property (the car) and breaches of court-ordered conditions. Further investigation led to charges against the 16 year-old in connection with two incidents of Break, Enter and Theft (Stice Crescent between January 26-28, 2013 and Lloyd Crescent on December 4, 2012).
The youths cannot be named in accordance with the provisions of the Youth Criminal Justice Act. The 17 year-old, of the Fort Qu’Appelle District, is charged with Possession of Stolen Property Under $5,000 [355(b) CC] and Fail to Comply [137 YCJA]. The 16 year-old, of no fixed address, is facing one charges of Possession of Stolen Property Under $5,000 [355(b) CC] ;three charges of Fail to Comply [137 YCJA]; two charges of Break Enter and Commit Theft [348(1) (b) CC] and Fail to Remain (Hit & Run) [252(1.1) CC]. Both males made their first court appearance in Youth Court at 2:00 p.m. (today) Tuesday, January 29, 2013.