Two arrested, weapons seized in Prince Albert

Prince Albert, Saskatchewan – On Wednesday, August 16, 2017 at 4 a.m. patrol officers identified a stolen vehicle traveling westbound on 22nd Street East. The vehicle was followed and it turned westbound onto 27 Street East and stopped. Patrol turned on their emergency lights and sirens and the vehicle sped off. The vehicle sped at high rates through the city and then eventually turned onto 2nd Avenue West to go over the Diefenbaker Bridge. Officers set up two spike belts before and after the bridge which successfully punctured vehicle tires.

The vehicle continued at high speeds exceeding 140 kilometers per hour past the bridge, then reduced speeds down to 60 kilometers. The vehicle turned west onto the landfill road and continued onto 15 Street northwest. The vehicle then began to pick up speeds again accelerating to 100 kilometers per hour past the Buckland Fire Hall and then started to lose control and drove into brush coming to a stop.

A Saskatchewan conservation K9 with officer was called in and assisted in searching for the occupants of the vehicle which had fled. The K9 was successful in tracking a female and male suspect hiding in the grass. Both were taken into custody by PAPS.

The vehicle was searched and was full of suspected stolen electronics and other items, a sawed off 12-gauge shotgun, a 12-gauge shotgun, a .357 Magnum revolver, a knife a set of handcuffs and a case of .22 bullets.

A 27-year-old female from Pelican Lake is charged with Possession of a Stolen Vehicle, Breach of Court Order and several Firearms related offences (Info # 991022443).

A 21-year-old male from Big River is charged with Operating a Motor Vehicle in a Manner Dangerous to the Public, Evading Police, Possession of Stolen Property and numerous Firearms related charges (Info # 991022419).

Both accused will be making their first court appearance in Prince Albert Provincial Court on August 17, 2017.

File # 2017-28130

Prince Albert Police Service

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