It was a busy weekend for the Prince Albert Police Service with 212 calls for service resulting in 37 people being arrested. The top three calls for service were disturbances, intoxicated persons and evictions.
File # 2017 - 11472 - Stolen Vehicle
On April 16, 2017 at 12:43 a.m. Prince Albert Police Service officers attended to 1300 Cook Drive for a complaint of a vehicle theft.
PAPS officers searched the area by vehicle which was later located on Branion Drive. Patrol members attempted a vehicle stop engaging lights and sirens at 1000 Block of Branion Drive but the driver refused to yield and the pursuit continued.
The vehicle was followed for a distance and came to a stop when it lost control and crashed into a tree on 5th Avenue and 28th Street East. The occupants of the vehicle had fled on foot. A containment was set up by patrol members of the area and Police Service Dog (PSD) Daxa was called in to track the suspects. After approximately 45 minutes Daxa and her handler Constable Bighetty located the three occupants of the vehicle. The three suspects were all arrested.
A 17-year-old youth from Prince Albert is charged with operating a motor vehicle while being pursued by a peace officer operating a motor vehicle in order to evade a peace officer, stealing a vehicle exceeding $5,000 (Information #9910078935).
A 16-year-old youth from Prince Albert is charged with operating a motor vehicle while being pursued by a peace officer operating a motor vehicle in order to evade a peace officer, stealing a vehicle exceeding $5,000, operating a motor vehicle in a manner dangerous to the public and two breaches of failure to comply with a youth sentence condition to keep the peace and be of good behaviour (Information #991008937).
A 17-year-old youth from Prince Albert is charged with operating a motor vehicle while being pursued by a peace officer operating a motor vehicle in order to evade a peace officer, stealing a vehicle exceeding $5,000 (Information #991008936).
File # 2017 - 11553 - Possession of Fentanyl/Meth
On Monday April 17, at 3:35 a.m. patrol members attended to a call at a residence on the 600 Block of 21 Street East. The resident at the household seemed to be under the influence of a substance and behaving very erratically. Patrol members noticed a large knife and hammer in visible view. The house was further searched for weapons for officer safety and two baggies were found - one containing methamphetamine and the other containing fentanyl pills. In total .02 grams of methamphetamine was seized and 32 fentanyl pills were seized worth an approximate street value of $800. The male was arrested.
The 26-year-old male from Prince Albert is charged with possession of methamphetamine and possession of fentanyl for the purpose of trafficking (Information 991008984).
File # 2017-11604 - Fraud
On Monday, April 17, at 5:21 p.m. patrol members were dispatched to CIBC on Central Avenue on the report of a male allegedly attempting to cash a stolen cheque.
The cashier recognized that the cheques had been reported stolen by the complainant and called police when a male tried to cash the cheque under a different name.
A 26-year-old male is charged with having in his possession property (a cheque) not exceeding $5,000 knowing that all or part of the property was obtained or derived as a result of an offense punishable by indictment, knowingly use a forged document, a cheque as if it were genuine, did attempt by deceit, falsehood or other fraudulent means to try and defraud CIBC of money (Information 991009102).