August 8, 2014 10:50 pm

Police search for victim, block off streets for criminal investigation, don’t explain why

A home on the 1600 block of Toronto Street is pictured on Friday prior to its afternoon release.

Steve Silva / Global News

REGINA – Police are trying to find someone who may have been the victim of a crime but are releasing few details, including why they taped off two streets for hours in a criminal investigation Thursday morning.

In a Thursday press release, Regina police wouldn’t divulge the exact nature of the event being investigated, but added: “Police have a duty to preserve the scene of a potential crime until a thorough investigation has been completed.”

Two portions, one on the 1600 block of Toronto Street, and the other on 200 block of Quebec Street North, were taped off while police investigated both scenes they believe are related.

Both streets were reopened Thursday, while a Toronto Street home was released Friday afternoon.

Nearby residents said the home has been the site of a number of loud parties.

“I’ve had to take a sleeping pill so that I can sleep at night without fear,” said a Toronto Street neighbour on Friday who requested his name not be published and did not know why the home was being investigated. “When something like this happens right on your doorstep, it’s very, very nerve-racking.”

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