The Saskatoon Police Air Support Unit (ASU) assisted in making arrests in two separate incidents overnight.
The first occurred at approximately 1:15 a.m., June 7, 2018, when Patrol units observed a Ford Raptor truck driving erratically. Due to high speeds, Patrol was unable to stop the vehicle but ASU was able to aquire its position from the air where they tracked it to a field east of the city, south on Highway 5. ASU directly Canine and Patrol officers to a tree where the suspect was attempting to hide. The truck he was operating was determined to have been stolen. A 23-year-old man was arrested without further incident and is facing charges of; Possession of Stolen Property Over $5000, Dangerous Driving, Evade Police, Breach of Condition and Breach of Probation. The file remains under further investigation.
The second incident occurred at approximately 2:30 a.m., when the RCMP advised that a black Ford F150 was travelling at a high rate of speed towards Saskatoon from Hague, SK. The ASU located the vehicle and determined it was travelling in excess of 200 km/hr. A traffic stop was conducted on 42nd Street and Faithful Avenue. The 33-year-old male driver was arrested and charged with; Impaired Driving, Refusal, Dangerous Driving, Drive While Disqualified, Obstruction, Breach of Undertaking. He was also arrested on an outstanding warrant and issued tickets for Speeding. This incident also remains under investigation.