Creighton, Saskatchewan – On July 31, 2018, at approximately 4:20 p.m., Creighton RCMP received reports that a vehicle had been stolen from outside a business on Main Street in Creighton, SK. There was a 3 year-old girl in the backseat of the truck at the time. Reports indicated the vehicle was headed toward Flin Flon and members from the Creighton and Flin Flon RCMP Detachments responded immediately and pursued the vehicle.
The pursuit ended just outside of Cranberry Portage when the stolen vehicle struck a spike belt and rear-ended a vehicle, rendering the suspect vehicle inoperable. The driver got out and fled into the nearby bush. At this time, officers located the 3 year-old unharmed in the backseat of the truck. The child was subsequently reunited with her mother.
RCMP from Creighton, Flin Flon, Cranberry Portage and The Pas set up a perimeter in efforts to contain the male. A police dog from The Pas RCMP Police Dog Service Unit attended the scene and located the driver hiding under a vehicle in an outbuilding. An adult male was apprehended and sustained what were described as minor injuries from a police dog bite. He was taken to hospital for treatment and has since been released into RCMP custody in Saskatchewan.
As a result of this incident, an adult male has been charged with:
- Kidnapping without a firearm, Section 279(1.1)(b) Criminal Code (CC)
- Theft of truck, Section 333.1(1) CC
- Dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, Section 249(1)(a) CC
- Resist peace officer, Section 129(a) CC
- Abduction of a person under 16, Section 280(1) CC
- Operation of a motor vehicle while being pursued by police, Section 249.1(1) CC
The male is not cooperating with investigators. As such, his identity has not yet been confirmed. When confirmation is made, we will provide an update.
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