Update - Arrest - Evade Police/Minor Injuries - 1600 Block Idylwyld Drive

A 38 year old Saskatoon man is facing charges including assaulting a police officer and dangerous operation of a motor vehicle following an incident in which an SPS officer was dragged by a stolen truck on November 6, 2018. The officer sustained minor injuries.

Court information # 991071920.

Saskatoon Police are searching for a stolen truck, after the driver refused to stop for officers today.

At approximately 3:30 p.m., November 6, 2018, Patrol officers were dispatched to a gas station in the 1600 block of Idylwyld Drive North for a report of a stolen vehicle. Upon arrival, Police located the vehicle and directed the male suspect driver to exit the vehicle. When he refused, an officer attempted to physically detain the suspect. A brief altercation took place, and the suspect fled the scene in the vehicle, dragging an officer behind. The suspect then fled north on Idylwyld Drive. The officer sustained minor injuries and was assessed by paramedics on scene.  

The suspect vehicle is described as being a 2002 grey GMC Sierra extend cab. It has after-market tail lights and a chrome push-bar on the front of the vehicle. At the time of the incident, it had Saskatchewan licence plate; 039 IIE.

If you have any information on this incident, please call the Saskatoon Police Service at 306-975-8300 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

(Occurrence Number: 18-118504)