The 23-year-old man arrested last night after an investigation into a stolen auto that resulted in an officer being injured has been charged with Possession of Stolen Property Over $5000. He will appear in Provincial Court this afternoon. (Court info # 991006130)
A 23 year old Saskatoon man is in custody, as a result of a stolen vehicle / motor vehicle collision investigation this afternoon.
At 3:55 PM Tuesday, police received a report of a vehicle being stolen in the 300 block of Ave T N. The vehicle had been left running with the keys in it. Officers working in the area observed the vehicle and followed it to the intersection of 33rd Street and Idylwyld Dr. At this point the suspect operating the stolen vehicle, abandon it and fled on foot. An SPS officer on scene gave chase on foot, however as he ran north across 33rd Street he was struck by a westbound vehicle.
Additional police units responded and the suspect was tracked to an apartment block in the 1100 block of Ave B North, however police were not able to determine the suspect's exact location.
Just after 7:00 PM, police received additional information indicating the suspect was still in the apartment block in the 1100 block of Ave B North. Officers responded and the suspect was taken in to custody without further incident.
The suspect was also wanted on an unrelated arrest warrant. He will be held in custody and appear in court Wednesday afternoon.
The 37 year old SPS constable injured in the collision was transported to hospital by MD ambulance with non-life threatening injuries. He has since been released.
Traffic restrictions in the area of 33rd and Idylwyld Drive have been removed and traffic is flowing normally.