April 26, 2014 5:39 pm

Multiple charges after police officer spots stolen vehicle

Multiple charges laid after a police officer spots stolen vehicle in a Saskatoon parking lot.

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SASKATOON – Five people have been charged with a total of 20 offences after a stolen vehicle was spotted in a Saskatoon parking lot Saturday morning.

Around 9:45 a.m., a patrol member spotted a stolen vehicle in a parking lot on 22nd Street.

When the officer got into a position to make a traffic stop, the driver began to exit the parking lot.

Due to public safety reasons, a short chase was aborted.

The vehicle was found abandoned a short time later in the 1000-block of Avenue L North.

With assistance from the canine unit, officers took two men and three women into custody.

Two of the suspects were located in a retirement home.

Their charges include failing to stop for police, possession of stolen property over $5,000 and breaching conditions from previous court orders.

Their names have not been released.

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