UPDATE – Female Youth Located

February 17, 2017

The Regina Police Service can confirm that a female youth, who had been reported missing, has been located. Twelve year-old Marie ACROSSTHEMOUNTAIN, (DOB: 2004-12-14), of Regina, has been located and is safe. Thanks to the media and the public for your assistance in this matter.-30-

UPDATE – Male Youth Located

February 17, 2017

The Regina Police Service can confirm that a male youth, who had been reported missing, has been located. Twelve year-old Allan Joseph PASCAL-WOLFE, DOB: 2004/08/12 of Regina, has been located and is safe. Thanks to the media and the public for your assistance in this matter.-30-

Advisory: CEW Discharge

February 17, 2017

On Friday, February 17th, 2017, a Regina Police Service member discharged a CEW, commonly known as a Taser, in an arrest.  This advisory is in keeping with the Regina Police Service’s commitment to notify the public each time a CEW is discharged against a person. On February 17, 2017, at approximately 2:38 a.m., police were dispatched to a residence on the 7000 block of Dagliesh Drive for the report of a female causing a disturbance. When police arrived, a 34 year-old woman was under the backyard deck and refusing to come out. In spite of several minutes of attempted negotiation by police, the female positioned a bladed weapon to her neck, prompting police to deploy the CEW. The female dropped the weapon, and police removed her from underneath the deck, where she was safely taken into custody and transported to hospital. The use of the CEW has been documented as per policy and will be reviewed by a Use of Force Committee – a committee within the Service. All uses of force are also reported to the Saskatchewan Police Commission – an oversight body independent of the Regina Police Service.-30-

Request Assistance: Missing Youth

February 16, 2017

The Regina Police Service is asking the public for their help in locating a 15 year-old female. Fifteen year-old Shaylena Marie KAY (DOB: 2001/05/21), of Regina, was last seen at 8:15 a.m. on February 13, 2017.  KAY is described as being an Aboriginal female, approximately 5’6″, 180 lbs., medium build, with medium-length black hair, and brown eyes. She also has a lisp and a stutter. She was last seen wearing a grey hooded sweatshirt, black pants, and black winter boots. At 15 years of age, Shaylena Marie KAY is a young person and is considered vulnerable.  Police need to locate her to ensure that she is safe. Anyone with information that could assist police in locating Shaylena Marie KAY is asked to contact the Regina Police Service at 306-777-6500, or your local law enforcement agency, or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.-30-

Regina Police Gun Amnesty Wrapped Up

February 16, 2017

The Regina Police Service would like to thank the citizens of Regina who participated in our Firearms Amnesty Program. From February 1st – 15th, 2017, Regina residents were encouraged to contact the Regina Police Service to surrender their unwanted firearms, replica firearms, and ammunition. Police Service members picked up unwanted firearms, ammunition and other weapons from the homes of residents who wished to surrender them. During that time period, no charges were laid in relation to the unauthorized possession or careless storage of these firearms. The Regina Police Service seized the following during this initiative: Ammunition:  59 Exhibits Knives:  4 Misc Gun related items:  4 Pellet/Air/Starter Pistols:  21 Restricted/Prohibited Firearms:  25 Rifles:  81 Shotguns:  30  Total Firearms:  157  Thanks again to the citizens of Regina who called us to turn in their unwanted firearms over the past two weeks! The amnesty period is now over, however, those wishing to surrender a firearm are still encouraged to contact police.

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Police Investigate a Break and Enter with a Firearm

February 16, 2017

The Regina Police Service is investigating an incident that occurred on February 15, 2017 at approximately 9:55 p.m. involving a possible firearm in the 400 block of 17th Avenue East. Police were called at 9:59 p.m. on Wednesday, February 15, 2017, to the 400 block of 17th Avenue East for a report of a possible break and enter with a firearm.  Initial information indicates that a male suspect had forced his way into a home with a firearm.  Police have not yet determined if the weapon was a real firearm. The following description was obtained: The male was described as 25-30 years old, 5’8, approx. 150 pounds, had whiskers (scruffy face), wearing a light grey jacket/hoodie, and baggy pants. The male left in an older black four door car. The victim received a minor injury and was treated on scene by Emergency Medical Services as a result of this incident. This incident is still under investigation.  Anyone with information is asked to contact the Regina Police Service at 306-777-6500 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).  -30-

Missing Youth

February 16, 2017

The Regina Police Service is asking the public for their help in locating a 12 year-old male who was last seen on February 15, 2017. Twelve year-old Xander Pierre THERIAULT (DOB: 2004/12/02), of Regina, was last seen in Regina in the 4500 block of 2nd Avenue on February 15, 2017, at 11:41 a.m. THERIAULT is described as being male, Metis,  approximately 5’4”, 130lbs, athletic build, medium complexion, with short, wavy brown hair, and brown eyes. THERIAULT was last seen wearing a jogger pants, Nike runners, a sweater, a rain jacket, a Chicago Bulls baseball hat, and he was carrying a backpack. There is no reason to believe that THERIAULT has come to harm, however, he is vulnerable because of his age and police need to locate him to ensure that he is safe.  Anyone with information that could assist police in locating Xander THERIAULT is asked to contact the Regina Police Service at 306-777-6500, or your local law enforcement agency, or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.-30-

UPDATE: Firearms Offence

February 15, 2017

The Regina Police Service is continuing its investigation into an alleged firearms offence that occurred on Tuesday, February 14, 2017, in the 2600 block of Dewdney Avenue. When the call was received at 12:41 p.m., the initial information indicated that a female suspect approached a dark-blue and grey truck and pointed what appeared to be a firearm at a passenger in the truck.  The caller said the suspect appeared to fire into the passenger window; however the same caller reported hearing clicks, not bangs.  The suspect then got into the passenger side of a grey car, which fled the scene.  The truck was also gone by the time police arrived onscene.  Several police units dispatched to the area took up various tasks including interviews, an evidence search and an area search which eventually located both vehicles.  When police did a high-risk traffic stop on the suspect car, there were no passengers, only a male driver.  The vehicle was seized for further investigation; police did find BBs and CO2 cartridges in the vehicle, but no firearm or pellet gun.  The driver of the suspect vehicle was initially detained, but then released with no charge at this time.  Neither occupant of the “victim” truck appeared to know the female suspect.  The female passenger acknowledged that an altercation had occurred between her and the suspect, but she appeared to be unaware that a firearm or imitation firearm was present.  The female was unharmed. This investigation is ongoing.  Anyone who has information that could assist police is asked to contact the Regina Police Service at 306-777-6500 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).  The Regina Police Service reminds residents that any offence involving what appears to be a firearm will be treated with urgency, because of the potential risk to public safety.  Even if the object that looks like a firearm turns out to be an imitation, police officers responding to the scene will treat it as real, until they know otherwise.-30-

Male Charged After Attempts to Evade Police

February 15, 2017

A 27 year-old Carrot River man is facing impaired driving charges after an event early on Sunday morning, February 12, 2017.  The accused may also face consequences in connection with an alleged incident of evading police outside the city. At approximately 3:32 a.m. on Sunday, February 12th, Regina Police Service members learned of a Honda Civic alleged to have evaded police in Assiniboia and Moose Jaw, before heading toward Regina.  Once the car entered the west side of Regina, it was detected by Regina Police Service members in unmarked vehicles. Police members briefly encountered the vehicle in the Harbour Landing shopping area where one of the officers got a look at the driver.  A short time later, the two occupants of the Civic abandoned the car in an alley on the 2800 block of Wascana Street.  One of the male occupants of the car was caught by police right away; the other, later identified as the driver, was tracked by a K-9 team and located in a back yard nearby.  The driver was found to have a Traffic Safety Act warrant out of Saskatoon and was also a suspended driver.  The driver also appeared to be very intoxicated.  Subsequent investigation led to alcohol-related charges against this individual.  The passenger was not charged. Twenty seven year-old David B. E. HUNTLEY, DOB: 1989-07-21, of Carrot River, is charged with Impaired Operation of a Motor Vehicle, section 253(1)(a) CC; and Exceed .08, section 253(1)(b) CC.  HUNTLEY will make his court appearance on these charges in Provincial Court on February 28, 2017.  HUNTLEY was held in custody and turned over to the RCMP in order to deal with the allegations he evaded their members prior to his contact with the Regina Police Service.-30-

Amended – Request Information – Firearms Offence

February 14, 2017

NOTE: (added February 15, 2017) Please note an amendment to the information in paragraph 2.  The original information suggested there was a firearm discharged, yet witnesses said there was no sound.  The use of the words “discharged the firearm” was inaccurate, since there is no evidence at this stage that it was a real firearm.  Our apologies for the confusion. The Regina Police Service is investigating an incident that occurred at approximately 12:40 p.m. today, involving a possible firearm in the area of Dewdney Avenue and Albert Street. Police were called at 12:41 p.m. on Tuesday, February 14, 2017, to the 2600 block of Dewdney Avenue for a report of a possible firearm incident.  Initial information indicates that a female suspect allegedly pulled out what appeared to be a firearm, pointed it in the direction of a vehicle occupied by a driver. Police have not yet determined if the weapon is a real firearm.  The following descriptions were obtained: The “victim” left the scene in a vehicle; age or gender of the “victim” is not known yet; The female suspect got into another vehicle as a passenger and the vehicle left the area; Police have located the “suspect vehicle” and its driver, but have not found the passenger/suspect. This incident is still under investigation. Both vehicles fled the area and police are trying to locate both the suspect and victim of this incident. There are no known injuries at this time, as the result of this incident. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Regina Police Service at 306-777-6500 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).-30-