Prince Albert Police Discover Homemade Explosive Device During Vehicle Examination

Prince Albert, Saskatchewan – On Wednesday June 14, 2017 at 11 p.m. a vehicle was located on 2nd Avenue West by Prince Albert Police Service patrol members with a suspect wanted for recent break-and-enters and a stolen vehicle. Back-up was assisted and the vehicle was pulled over in the parking lot exiting a fast food drive-thru.

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The male suspect was searched and had 7.5 grams of cocaine and .4 grams of methamphetamine on his person. A database search also revealed the male suspect had an outstanding warrant in Regina for possession of stolen property exceeding $5,000 and he was arrested.

The vehicle was impounded and searched. The vehicle contained suspected stolen good including stolen electronics, a vehicle manual and two rifle scopes.

The suspect was brought back to cells at Prince Albert Police Service. The suspect’s truck that was involved in recent break-and-enters was also located and brought back to impound.

A subsequent search of the truck on Thursday, June 15, 2017 by Prince Albert Police Service found a homemade explosive device which was safely extracted from the vehicle.

PAPS and Prince Albert RCMP Detachment have both laid charges on the suspect for a string of recent break-and-enters in Prince Albert and surrounding communities.

The 22-year-old suspect from Regina, Saskatchewan was charged on Friday, June 16, 2017 by the Prince Albert Police Service with possession of methamphetamine, possession of cocaine, breach of court order (Information #991015568) possession of a weapon (a homemade explosive for a purpose dangerous to the public peace), operating a motor vehicle in a manner dangerous to the public, operating a motor vehicle while being pursued by a peace officer in order to evade the peace officer, have in his possession stolen property (a motor vehicle) exceeding $5,000. (Information #991015659.)

Police File: 2017-19313

Prince Albert Police Service


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