SPS responded to 1000 calls for service this weekend, about a hundred more calls than usual.
Many of the weekend calls came out of Saskatoon’s Central Division. There were four separate reports of people having been sprayed with bear mace, and numerous crimes involving stolen vehicles.
At approximately 12:30 a.m., June 12, 2017, Patrol Officers witnessed a vehicle driving erratically on Duke Street. Officers found that the vehicle was stolen and attempted to conduct a traffic stop, but the driver refused to stop for Police. The vehicle evaded officers before colliding with a tree. Five occupants fled on foot. A canine track was attempted but was unsuccessful.
Three people had their vehicles stolen in Central Division over the weekend. In the first case, a truck was left running with its keys in it, in the 100 block of 3rd Avenue South. The complainant went into a business for a few minutes and, when he returned, the truck was gone. It was later recovered after being involved in a hit-and-run in Saskatoon’s North-West Division.
The second case saw a car stolen from a parking lot on 22nd Street West. The driver had left the keys inside the car.
The third case involved a van being stolen by someone known to the complainant. The keys were taken with the van.