Two men are in custody following two separate incidents in which suspect vehicles evaded police.
The first incident occurred just before 2:00 a.m., November 3, 2017. Patrol officers spotted a Dodge Neon in the area of Avenue P and 29th Street. The vehicle had previously been reported stolen. They attempted to conduct a traffic stop, however the driver refused and began driving in an evasive manner for several blocks before ending up traveling westbound on 22nd Street. Other officers in the area were able to successfully deploy a tire deflation device, however the suspect vehicle continued to drive on flat tires and ended up colliding with another vehicle at the intersection of Confederation Drive and 22nd Street. The driver then fled the scene on foot before being brought into custody a short distance away. No one was injured in the collision. A search of the stolen vehicle resulted in officers locating a sawed-off shot gun.
The 27 year old Saskatoon man is now facing at least 12 criminal code charges including; evade police, possession of stolen property and a number of weapons offences.
At approximately 2:45 a.m., November 3, 2017, officers on patrol in the 3100 block of Arlington Avenue noticed a vehicle which began driving in a suspicious manner. The officers continued to follow the driver as he traveled for several blocks before abandoning the Chrysler 300 in an alley along Arlington Avenue. A Canine Officer and his Police Service Dog conducted a track in the area and located the suspect hiding in a nearby park.
The 36 year old Saskatoon man is now facing charges of dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, evade police, breach of recognizance, and driving while suspended.
Both men are expected to appear in Saskatoon Provincial Court later today.