Busy Sunday For Saskatoon Police

Police were kept busy Saturday night and Sunday during the day attending over 300 calls for service.

At approximately 05:48 a.m. Sunday morning, Saskatoon Police along with the Saskatoon Fire Department responded to a garage fire in the 200 blk. Ave. E So. that is suspicious in nature and believed to be arson. Arson investigators from both agencies were called to investigate. There were no injuries.

At 06:09 a.m., a call was received of a suspicious person passed out in a vehicle in the 1600 blk. of Ave. F North. Officers located the vehicle and attempted to initiate a traffic stop, however the vehicle evaded police at a high rate of speed. The evade police incident was terminated shortly after it started due to public safety concerns. It was also determined that the vehicle was stolen.

At 06:23 a.m., a call was received of a male in the area of the 300 blk. of Weyakwin Dr. going yard to yard with knives in his hands. A 32 year old male was arrested for being in Possession of a Weapon Dangerous to the Public. There were no injuries.

At 12:11 p.m., a call was received of a vehicle vs. cyclist collision at 8th St. and Dufferin Avenue. Injuries were reported to be minor.

At 12:12 p.m., a call was received of an injured male all bloody in the 600 blk. of 20th St.West. The male had been assaulted and was transported to hospital by M.D. Ambulance with small laceration requiring medical attention.

At 12:23 p.m., a call was received of a person that had been stabbed in the 500 blk. of Ave. K North. A 35 year old male was transported to hospital by M.D. Ambulance with non life threatening injuries. A 23 year old male has been arrested and charged with Aggravated Assault and will appear in Saskatoon Provincial Court tomorrow morning.

This was not a random incident and the two parties were known to each other.

At 12:45 p.m., a call was received of a robbery that had just occurred in the 100 blk. of Ave. R South. The victim had placed an ad for an article for sale by way of social media. An agreement was reached by the two persons to meet and when the victim tried to sell the article, the suspect pulled out a knife, stole the items, and left on foot.The suspect is described as Indigenous, 19-20 years of age, 6'3" tall, wearing black baggie jeans, black shoes, with short hair. He was wearing a black sweater with a logo on the bottom of the back of the sweater saying "Only God Can Judge Us".

There were no injuries.

Police would like to remind the public not to meet with persons at an unfamiliar area or somewhere that is away from public view.

Anyone with information on any of these incidents is asked to contact the Saskatoon Police Service at 306-975-8300 or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477