Home invasion, chases keep Prince Albert police busy
PRINCE ALBERT, Sask. – It’s been a busy 24 hours for Prince Albert, Sask. police officers as they dealt with a home invasion, two stolen vehicle chases and a break and enter.
The home invasion happened around 7:30 p.m. Monday at a home in the 200-block of 9th Street East.
Officers were told that a man and two women had forced their way into the unlocked home and started assaulting people before fleeing on foot.
None of the victims required medical attention.
Police were able to track down the suspects a short distance away.
Gerald Aaron Bear, 27, is charged with break and enter, assault and breach of an undertaking.
Shakira Lucky Ratt, 20, is charged with break and enter, assault and assault with a weapon while Sharlise Justice Sutherland-Kayseas,19, is charged with break and enter and assault.
All three appeared in Prince Albert provincial court Tuesday morning.
The first chase took place just before 1 a.m. Tuesday when police spotted a vehicle at 6th Avenue and 15th Street East that had been reported stolen a short time earlier.
The vehicle went north to River Street and then took off at a high rate of speed east on River before turning south on Central Avenue.
A brief chase then ensued and the vehicle proceeded to 5th Avenue where the driver left the vehicle and left it to roll into a line of parked cars, damaging two.
The canine unit was called in but was unable to locate the suspect.
Then just after 4:30 a.m., officers spotted a dark-coloured vehicle travelling in the 1200-block of 14th Street West with no lights.
An attempt was made to stop the vehicle but the driver evaded police. The vehicle was then located minutes later in the 800-block of 15th Street West.
Officers tried to stop the vehicle but the driver refused and a chase ensued. The driver eventually lost control and hit a street sign on Marquis Drive.
The driver fled on foot while two passengers were taken into custody.
The canine unit was called in and the area was contained by police which resulted in the capture of the 20-year-old driver.
He has been charged with theft of a motor vehicle, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, evading police, impaired operation of a motor vehicle, exceeding .08, obstruction of a peace officer and two counts of breach of probation.
One passenger, a 19-year-old man, has been charged with possession of stolen property obtained by crime and two counts of breach of probation while the second passenger, a 17-year-old female, is charged with possession of stolen property.
Also on Monday, a man entered an unlocked home in the 300-block of 13th Street East and stole a purse.
The thief was spotted by a neighbour who alerted police.
A search of the area by a canine unit failed to turn up the suspect but the purse and contents were recovered.
Police are looking for an Aboriginal male, 14 to 15 years old with collar length hair. He was wearing a faded green hoodie and faded blue jeans.