Just before 4:30 AM Monday morning, Patrol officers spotted a stolen vehicle in the area of 21st Street and Ave. L. The vehicle had been reported stolen from Prince Albert earlier this month.
The vehicle was subsequently stopped at Ave E N and 26th Street. The driver of the vehicle, a 26 year old man from Sturgeon Lake exited the vehicle and was arrested without further incident. Two 29 year old Saskatoon women, who were also in the vehicle, refused to comply with the arresting officer's instructions. A conductive energy weapon was deployed as well as a weapon known as a beanbag gun. The females were taken into custody, and checked over by MD Ambulance personnel. They were medically cleared and all three are now at the SPS Detention Centre.
The trio will be facing charges of possession of stolen property. One of the women was also found to be in possession of marihuana. They will be in court later today.
As in all cases when SPS members employ use of force options , the situtaiton will be reviewed according to policy.