Busy Start To The Long Weekend For Saskatoon Police

Saskatoon Police were kept extremely busy on Friday night with over 200 calls for service in a twelve hour period between 5 p.m. Friday afternoon and 5 a.m. Saturday morning.

Early in the evening, the Tactical Support Unit was called out to assist the Guns and Gangs Unit in executing two high risk search warrants. No further details are available at this time in relation to this.

At approximately 04:26 a.m., police received a call of a suspicious vehicle coming into the north end of the city that had earlier been chased out of a farm yard west of the city. The Air Support Unit was able to locate the vehicle and assist ground units in the investigation.

It was determined the vehicle had been stolen from the Rosthern area. Officers attempted to stop the vehicle but the suspects fled from police at a high rate of speed and the evade police incident was terminated due to public safety concerns. The Air Support Unit observed the stolen vehicle and followed it until it hit a parked vehicle on Matheson Dr. at which time two suspects ran from the vehicle. ASU was able to direct the ground units to the area and with the assistance of the K-9 Unit, 2 male suspects ages 20 and 16, were taken into custody. The 20 yr. old also received medical treatment consistent with a dog bite. Both subjects are facing numerous charges including several Breaches of a Court Order, Evade Police, Possession of Stolen Property over $5000, Possession of Break and Enter Tools, Weapons related offences, and Warrants.

At approximately 04:32 a.m., officers attended a 5 vehicle hit and run collision in the 200 block of Stillwater Drive. The suspect vehicle had been reported stolen and it hit several parked vehicles. At least 3 people were seen running from the stolen vehicle after the collision. No arrests have been made in this incident.

Just after 05:00 a.m., officers attended to St. Paul's Hospital in relation to a 26 yr. old male suffering from 2 stab wounds to the chest and slash wounds to his arms. This was not a random attack and a person of interest has been identified. The victim is listed in stable condition with non-life threatening injuries. The investigation is continuing.

Anyone with any information on these incidents is asked to contact the Saskatoon Police Service at 306-975-8300 or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.