UPDATE: SIRT Investigating - Arrest - High-Speed Evade Police / Stolen Vehicles

The suspect involved in an earlier high-speed evade police incident sustained a non-life-threatening injury during his arrest. Within the criteria set out in The Police Act, 1990, the Saskatoon Police Service notified the Saskatchewan Serious Incident Response Team (SIRT) of the incident. Following the notification, SIRT’s Civilian Executive Director has accepted carriage of the investigation.

November 9, 2023 2:11 PM

A suspect has been taken into custody following a high-speed evade police incident this morning.

At approximately 8:40 a.m. this morning, November 9, 2023, police received a report of an Audi S4 that had been stolen from the area of Circle Drive West and Avenue C North. Nearby officers quickly observed the vehicle travelling at a high rate of speed north out of Saskatoon. Officers on the ground strategically positioned themselves to maintain visual of the fleeing vehicle without engaging it while those in the air began monitoring its movements. The vehicle continued at dangerously high rates of speed towards Langham where the suspect abandoned the Audi and stole a Hyundai Tuscon. He then continued east towards Dalmeny and subsequently into Warman where the Hyundai was abandoned and a Dodge Ram 3500 was stolen. The suspect re-entered Saskatoon from the north in the stolen Dodge before striking a civilian vehicle at the intersection of 71st Street East and Wanuskewin Road. He then drove through the security gates of the Silverwood Heights Golf Course and continued south through an adjacent park before exiting east onto Adilman Drive and south onto the Meewasin Trail. Members of the Air Support Unit continued to relay details to officers on the ground as the suspect drove erratically through residential streets and parks. A police vehicle was then used to disable the suspect vehicle on Capilano Court; it came to a stop in the bushes down a nearby embankment. The suspect fled the heavily damaged vehicle along Spadina Crescent East where, following a struggle with officers, the 37-year-old man from Saskatoon was arrested.

Throughout the duration of the incident, the suspect drove dangerously on highways and city streets; travelling in oncoming lanes of traffic and through parks or ditches with disregard for public safety. Assorted charges are pending in relation.

(Occurrence Number: 23-150752)