P.A. Police stay busy with 37 arrests over Easter

By paNOW Staff
April 18, 2017 - 2:00pm
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The Prince Albert Police Service (PAPS) kept busy over the Easter weekend with 37 arrests and 212 calls for service, most of which were for disturbances, intoxicated people and evictions.

Vehicle Stolen

Police attended 1300 Cook Dr. for a call relating to a vehicle theft. Officers searched the area and later found the stolen vehicle on Branion Dr. The driver ignored police sirens and a pursuit continued. The stolen vehicle later lost control and crashed into a tree on Fifth Ave. and 28 St. E. where occupants fled on foot.

Officers contained the area while police dog Daxa tracked the suspects. She and her handler Const. Bighetty located the three occupants and arrests were made.

A 17-year-old from P.A. was charged with operating a motor vehicle while being pursued by a peace officer, operating a motor vehicle in order to evade a peace officer and stealing a vehicle exceeding $5,000

A 16-year-old was 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, and operating a motor vehicle in a manner dangerous to the public. The teen also faces two breaches of failure to comply with a youth sentence condition.

A 17-year-old 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 and stealing a vehicle exceeding $5,000.

Possession of meth and fentanyl

Yesterday, April 17, around 3:35 a.m., members went to a residence on the 600 block of 21 St. E. Police say the resident seemed to be under the influence of a substance and behaving erratically. Members located a hammer and large knife before searching the home for weapons. Officers found two baggies, one with meth and the other containing fentanyl pills. A total .02 grams of meth was seized along with 32 fentanyl pills worth roughly $800.

A 26-year-old man from P.A. was charged with possession of meth and possession of fentanyl for the purpose of trafficking.

Fraud

Yesterday, April 17 around 5:21 p.m. officers went to CIBC on Central Ave. after receiving a call about a man trying to cash a cheque under a different name. A 26-year-old was charged with possessing stolen property not exceeding $5,000 and knowingly using a forged document to try and defraud CIBC.

All the above allegations have yet to be proven in court.  

 

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