Police canine unit captures suspect

A 58-year-old man is facing several traffic and drug-related charges following an early-morning takedown by the Saskatoon Police Service canine unit in Saskatoon on Saturday, June 24.

At approximately 3:00 a.m., June 24, 2017, Officers attended a residence in the 1500 block of 1st Avenue north after receiving a complaint of suspicious activity. They approached a male in a truck parked behind the home, but before Officers could speak to him, he quickly reversed the truck crashing into a fence. Officers attempted to conduct a traffic stop but the suspect vehicle drove off at a high rate of speed and began driving erratically.

Police disengaged and the SPS Air Support Unit monitored the suspect vehicle until it came to a stop in an alley in the 700 block of Avenue N south. A Canine Officer attended and the suspect attempted to flee on foot. The suspect was apprehended by the Police dog and taken into custody after attempting to resist arrest.

MD Ambulance assessed the suspect’s injuries from the dog bite. The suspect was then transported to hospital for further medical attention before being taken to SPS Headquarters.

A 58-year-old male was charged with Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking Marihuana and Methylphenidate, Evade Police, Dangerous Operation of a Motor Vehicle, Breach of Probation and Breach of Recognizance.

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Osler firefighters douse vehicle fire

Osler firefighters arrive on the scene of a vehicle fire in Osler on Friday, June 23

Osler firefighters responded to a vehicle fire on 1st Street in Osler on Friday, June 23.
No one was injured in the incident, which happened at about 3:30 p.m. A 2006 Dodge Caravan minivan caught fire while heading southbound on 1st Street. The male driver and a male passenger in the van were able to exit the vehicle before the fire spread.
The fire apparently started in the engine.
By the time Osler firefighters arrived, the front end of the vehicle was fully involved, with flames and black smoke pouring from under the hood.
Firefighters were able to extinguish the blaze in a few minutes.
Warman RCMP are investigating the incident.

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