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Multiple charges laid after shots fired

April 15, 2018 10:14 pm


Multiple charges have been laid against a 30-year-old woman and a 19-year-old man after an armed robbery in Regina on Friday, and a theft from a gas station at Lashburn Saturday, followed by a police chase that ended with shots being fired

Saskatoon Provincial General Investigation Section has laid charges in relation to this incident.

Tristan Pinder (19 years old) of Elk Point, Alberta, is charged with:

- Possession of Stolen Property of $5000 - Section 354(1)(a) Criminal Code
- Flight From Police - Section 249.1(1) Criminal Code
- Dangerous Operation of Motor Vehicle - Section 249(1)(a) Criminal Code
- Theft Under $5000 - Section 334(b) Criminal Code
- Discharge Firearm With Intent - Section 244 Criminal Code
- Assault Police Officer - Section 270(1)(a) Criminal Code
- Fail to Comply With Recognizance - Section 145(3) Criminal Code

Verena Petruka (30 years old) of Melville, Saskatchewan, is charged with:

- Possession of Stolen Property of $5000 - Section 354(1)(a) Criminal Code
- Flight From Police - Section 249.1(1) Criminal Code
- Dangerous Operation of Motor Vehicle - Section 249(1)(a) Criminal Code
- Theft Under $5000 - Section 334(b) Criminal Code
- Discharge Firearm With Intent - Section 244 Criminal Code
- Assault Police Officer - Section 270(1)(a) Criminal Code

Both remain in custody and will be appearing in North Battleford Provincial Court Monday, April 16 at 9:30 a.m.

The investigation is ongoing with the assistance of several specialized police units and RCMP detachment resources.

On April 14, 2018 around 11:30 a.m. Maidstone RCMP received a complaint of a theft from a gas station in Lashburn, SK.

The suspect vehicle involved in the complaint, a black Dodge Caravan (a taxi cab van), matched the description of a vehicle involved in an alleged robbery and assault with a weapon that occurred on April 13 in the City of Regina.

Members located this vehicle on Highway #16 and activated their emergency equipment, but the van did not stop.

RCMP members followed the van eastbound on Highway #16 with the assistance of North Battleford RCMP and Police Dog Services.

The van stopped just off Highway #16 west of Delmas and a firearm was discharged from the van.

This resulted in an RCMP member discharging their firearm.

An RCMP vehicle struck the van and the van became stuck in the ditch.

A firearm was pointed towards members and an RCMP member discharged their firearm.

With the assistance of Police Dog Services an adult male and adult female were arrested at the scene. The adult female received medical treatment for what were described as minor injuries as a result of the assistance from Police Dog Services during her arrest.

No RCMP members were injured as a result of this incident.


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