Although the roads are clear and the weather is warm, the Saskatoon Police Service is cautioning drivers to slow their speeds.
On May 21, 2017, Police issued a $572 speeding ticket after officers recorded a vehicle going 138km/hour in a 50km/hour zone on 8th St. E. Then On May 22, 2017, a driver was caught going 153km/hour in a 60km/hour zone at Claypool Drive and McClocklin Rd.
SPS would like to remind all drivers to watch for, and abide by the posted speed limits in and around Saskatoon.
Police are encouraging motorists to drive with caution during the May long weekend, which is traditionally the official launch of summer travel in Saskatchewan. Highways typically see an increase in traffic and with that, an increase in serious collisions.
In order to make the weekend safer for all road users, the Combined Traffic Services Saskatchewan unit (Central Region), along with the Saskatoon Police Service Traffic Unit, are teaming up to ensure that everyone gets to their destinations safely.
Saskatoon Police are investigating an attempted armed robbery where a 16 year old male was shot.
On April 7, 2017 at approximately 2:00 a.m. police responded to a residence in the 400 block of Avenue W South for a report of 16 year old male who had been shot. He was transported to Royal University Hospital and is in serious, but stable condition.
Police determined that the shooting had taken place near the intersection of 20th Street West and Avenue W South at approximately 1:30 a.m. The victim had been walking down the street when approached by a male suspect who attempted to rob him. The victim refused the suspect’s demands. The suspect then pulled out a concealed firearm and shot him. The suspect fled the scene and the victim made his way to a nearby residence where the Police were called.
The victim and suspect were not known to each other.
Little information is known about the suspect. He is described as having a skinny build, about 6’ – 6’2” tall, wearing black pants, and a black toque.
The investigation is ongoing.
Anyone with information regarding this shooting is asked to contact the Saskatoon Police at 306-975-8300 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.