Meadow Lake RCMP exposed to foreign substance during arrests Friday night

Meadow Lake, Saskatchewan – Around 7:00 p.m. Friday, June 4, Meadow Lake RCMP received two complaints of a silver car driving erratically on Highway #55 coming towards Meadow Lake. Investigation revealed the car was reported stolen from Prince Albert.

An RCMP officer located the vehicle on the highway and activated the RCMP vehicle’s emergency equipment. The car did not stop, and was located in the parking lot of a business on the 100 block of 9th Street West in Meadow Lake shortly after.

The RCMP vehicle parked behind the car and the responding officer attempted to arrest the male driver of the car. The male driver began backing into the police vehicle with the car and the female passenger in the car attempted to prevent the male from being arrested. A second RCMP officer arrived to assist.

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Two civilians from inside the business assisted the police officers and the adult male driver was arrested. The female passenger then exited the vehicle with what was believed to be a firearm and began running away from the scene. She was arrested approximately one block away by the same civilians and police. The stock of a shotgun was seized from a garbage nearby.

Immediately after the arrests, the two responding police officers began experiencing symptoms possibly associated to inhaling/being exposed to a foreign substance and were examined by medical professionals.

The two civilians who assisted did not report similar symptoms to police – Meadow Lake RCMP wishes to thank them for their assistance Friday evening.

“This is just one of the many examples of the risks police officers face when they come into work each shift,” shares S/Sgt. Ryan How, Meadow Lake RCMP Detachment Commander. “Risks are an aspect of the job we know exist, but the public may never see or hear about. Every day police officers in Meadow Lake put on their uniforms and go out and help keep our community safe. This is a serious reminder that we are regular people too. Thankfully both police officers involved in this incident report they are feeling better.”

22-year-old Kiefer Morin (DOB:1999-05-07), from Sandy Bay, SK, is charged with:

1 count, flight from police, section 320.17 of the Criminal Code

1 count, dangerous operation of a vehicle, section 320.13(1) of the Criminal Code

1 count, possession of property obtained by crime, section 354(1) of the Criminal Code

1 count, possession of a weapon, section 88 of the Criminal Code

1 count, possess a firearm knowing its possession is unauthorized, section 92(1) of the Criminal Code

1 count, unauthorized possession of a firearm in a motor vehicle, section 94 of the Criminal Code

1 count, possession of a prohibited or restricted firearm with ammunition, section 95(2) of the Criminal Code

1 count, possession of a firearm/ammunition contrary to prohibition, section 117.01 of the Criminal Code

1 count, impaired operation of a motor vehicle, section 320.14(1)(a) of the Criminal Code

2 counts, resist arrest, section 129 of the Criminal Code

1 count, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, section 320.13(1) of the Criminal Code

1 count, fail to comply with order, section 145(5)(a) of the Criminal Code

Morin appeared in Meadow Lake Provincial Court on June 7 at 9:30 a.m.

24-year-old Madison Tinker (DOB: 1997-04-16) from Saskatoon, SK, is charged with:

1 count, possession of stolen property, section 354(1) of the Criminal Code

1 count, resist arrest, section 129 of the Criminal Code

1 count, obstruct a peace officer, section 129 of the Criminal Code

Possess a firearm knowing its possession is unauthorized, section 92 of the Criminal Code

Unauthorized possession of a firearm in a motor vehicle, section 94 of the Criminal Code

1 count, fail to comply with order, section 145(5)(B) of the Criminal Code

Tinker appeared in Meadow Lake Provincial Court on June 7 at 9:30 a.m.

Both appear in court next on June 14 at 9:30 a.m. by CCTV in Meadow Lake Provincial Court.

Meadow Lake RCMP



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