A 41 year old Saskatoon man is facing more than a dozen charges following an incident in which the driver of a stolen vehicle containing firearms, evaded police.
At approximately 4:15 a.m., January 2, 2019, Patrol officers spotted a stolen truck near Idylwyld Drive and Connaught Place. The truck was also displaying a stolen license plate. Prior to any attempt for officers to pursue, the Air Support Unit began tracking the vehicle from the air and witnessed erratic and dangerous driving. Patrol officers attempted to use tire deflation devices as the vehicle drove to the east side of the city and made its way to a yard near Grasswood Road and Lorne Avenue where it came to a stop. Ground units attempted to intervene, however the suspect again began to flee despite having all four tires disabled. The vehicle came to a stop in a field where patrol officers were able to take him into custody after a struggle. Inside the vehicle officers located two sawed-off shotguns, bear spray and a knife. During the incident the suspect attempted to ram a Canine vehicle, was driving without headlights in the wrong direction on Lorne Avenue and Highway 219, and narrowly avoided collisions.
The 41 year old man is now facing charges including; assault with a weapon against a police officer,evade police, possession of a weapon dangerous to the public peace (x3), dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, possession of stolen property and numerous firearms offences.
He is expected to appear in court later today.