Organized Crime Investigation Leads to Charges: Regina Police Service

Regina, Saskatchewan – On Thursday, June 11th, 2020, the Regina Police Service made a number of arrests in relation to an organized crime investigation. The investigation was led by the Regina Police Service Street Gang Unit as a direct result of a series of violent offences that occurred in Regina on July 7, 2019, September 19, 2019 and October 31, 2019.

On June 11th, 2020, members of a Saskatchewan-based street gang, were arrested and charged for a series of Criminal Code offences including Criminal Organization offences, Attempt Murder, Utter Threats and Extortion. Six males, between the ages of 25 and 40, a 23 year-old female and a 17 year-old youth appeared in Provincial Court on Friday, June 12th. A 33 year-old female is also wanted on an outstanding warrant related to this matter.

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Forty year-old Ramie Louis BELLEGARDE, of the Goodeve District, faces eight charges: Instructing Commission of Offence for Criminal Organization [467.13 CC], Commission of Offence for Criminal Organization [467.12 CC], Attempt to Commit Murder [239(1)(a) CC] x 3, Uttering Threats [264.1(1)(a) CC] x 2, and Extortion [346(1.1)(b) CC].

Thirty-six year-old Thomas Adam STEVENSON, of Regina, faces two charges: Commission of Offence for Criminal Organization [467.12 CC] and Attempt to Commit Murder [239(1)(a) CC].

Twenty-five year-old Taylor Jay KESHANE, of Regina, faces three charges: Commission of Offence for Criminal Organization [467.12 CC] and Attempt to Commit Murder [239(1)(a) CC] x 2.

Twenty-eight year-old Kelly Leo LONETHUNDER, of Regina, faces two charges: Commission of Offence for Criminal Organization [467.12 CC] and Attempt to Commit Murder [239(1)(a) CC].

Thirty year-old Justin James PAPEQUASH, of Regina, faces two charges: Commission of Offence for Criminal Organization [467.12 CC] and Attempt to Commit Murder [239(1)(a) CC].

Thirty-two year-old Glenn Travis SUTHERLAND, of Regina, faces two charges: Commission of Offence for Criminal Organization [467.12 CC] and Attempt to Commit Murder [239(1)(a) CC].

Twenty-three year-old Elizabeth Marjorie PASCAL, of Regina, faces two charges: Commission of Offence for Criminal Organization [467.12 CC] and Attempt to Commit Murder [239(1)(a) CC].

The 17 year-old youth, who cannot be named in accordance with the Youth Criminal Justice Act, faces two charges: Commission of Offence for Criminal Organization [467.12 CC] and Attempt to Commit Murder [239(1)(a) CC].

Thirty-three year-old Misty Shay TAYPOTAT, of Regina, is wanted on an outstanding warrant for Participation in Activities of a Criminal Organization [467.11 CC]. Anyone who has information that could assist police in locating her, is asked to contact the Regina Police Service at 306-777-6500, Regina Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477(TIPS), or their nearest police service or RCMP detachment.

BELLEGARDE, STEVENSON, KESHANE, LONETHUNDER, SUTHERLAND and PAPEQUASH make their next court appearance on June 19th, 2020, at 9:30 a.m.

PASCAL makes her next court appearance on June 18th, 2020, at 9:30 a.m.

The 17 year-old youth next appears in Youth Court on June 22nd, 2020, at 9:30 a.m.

The investigation is ongoing.

BACKGROUND September 19th

The Regina Police Service is currently investigating a firearms incident that occurred early this morning, Thursday, September 19, 2019, in the 2200 block of Osler Street.

Police were dispatched at around 0040hrs to the 2200 block of Osler Street for multiple reports of what was believed to be a single gunshot.  Reports also implied that there was a possible victim injured as a result.  Shortly after receiving the calls for service a male arrived at the hospital with an injury consistent with a single gunshot wound and confirmed the area of the occurrence to be the 2200 block of Osler Street.  The victim is currently in hospital with an injury described at this time as non- life-threatening.

Investigation into this incident is still active and ongoing.  While there are still many outstanding questions with respect to the firearms offence, investigators believe this was not a random occurrence.  Investigators are still conducting inquiries in order to clarify the circumstances and determine who is involved in this event.

Anyone with information about this incident that could assist police in this investigation is asked to contact the Regina Police Service at 306-777-6500, or your local law enforcement agency, or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).  The Regina Police Service thanks the public and the media for their assistance in this matter.

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