The Regina Police Service reminds Regina residents to call the RPS Communications Centre anytime they see someone carrying or pointing anything that looks like a gun. Treat it as if it’s real, because that’s what police will do. Regina Police Service patrol members responded to four firearms-related incidents over the weekend. Two of these involved pellet guns; one is unsubstantiated at this time; and the fourth report appears to have involved a real firearm.
1) On July 4, 2015, at about 7:49 p.m., police were dispatched to the 110 block of Athol Street for a complaint of someone waving a gun. Police were able to get a suspect description and learned that the suspect a male in his 30’s was in a nearby house with a number of other people. Other patrol members responded to the house and eventually a male and female exited and were taken into custody without incident. After numerous attempts to get the attention of the remaining occupants of the house, including the use of a loud-hailer, a female and then another male left the house. The male matched the suspect description and, once in custody, was found to have a pellet gun shoved into the waistband of his shorts.
Thirty-two year-old Derek Sean BRUMFELD, DOB: 1982-08-06, of Regina is charged with Possession of an Imitation Weapon for a Purpose Dangerous to Public Peace [88 CC] and Carrying a Concealed Weapon [90 CC]. BRUMFELD was released on an Undertaking and will appear in Provincial Court at 9:30 a.m. on August 19, 2015.
2) Also on July 4, 2015, at approximately 11:20 p.m., while officers were on a call in the 700 block of Pasqua Street, one officer observed four males, one of whom was carrying what appeared to be a handgun. The officer identified herself and commanded the male to drop the gun; but all four ran into nearby bushes. Three eventually emerged again and were taken into custody without further incident. One male had a makeshift bladed weapon concealed under his clothing; the other two were released. A short time later, the fourth suspect was located and arrested. A canine team searched the area where the suspect was last seen and located a pellet gun and an improvised firearm commonly called a “zipgun”, capable of firing a .22 calibre round. The zipgun was not functional; however, it was loaded.
Nineteen year-old Tyson Dylan RAY, DOB: 1996-04-20, of Regina, is charged with Possession of a Firearm Contrary to Prohibition [117.01(1) CC]; Possession of Ammunition Contrary to Prohibition [117.01(1) CC]; and Breach of Undertaking [145(3) CC]. RAY made his first court appearance on these charges in Provincial Court at 9:30 a.m. today, Monday, July 6, 2015.
Nineteen year-old Chase Steven PELLETIER, DOB: 1996-04-20, of Regina, is charged with Carrying a Concealed Weapon [90 CC] and Breach of Probation [733.1(1) CC]. PELLETIER was released on an Undertaking to appear in Provincial Court at 9:30 a.m. on August 19, 2015.
3) On July 4, 2015, police also responded to a third-party complaint suggesting a male with a firearm was at a house in the North Central neighbourhood; however, when police arrived they could not substantiate the original complaint. No suspect and no firearm were located.
4) On July 5, 2015, at about 11:06 p.m., police were dispatched to a house in the 1900 block of Montreal Street after it was reported someone had discharged a firearm at the front window of the house. Police attended and confirmed that the occupants of the house, two adult females and four children, were unharmed. Officers located the projectile, which appears to be bullet from a real firearm. An extensive search of the area around the house failed to locate further evidence. Officers also conducted neighbourhood inquiries to gather more information. It does not appear that the residents of this house were singled out since they had only recently moved into this address.
Anyone with information that could assist in this investigation is asked to contact the Regina Police Service at 306-777-6500 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.