10 arrested, weapons seized, 2 stolen trucks recovered in Saskatoon
SASKATOON – It was a busy day for the Saskatoon police air support unit. The eye in the sky helped ground officers nab 10 people Wednesday in two separate stolen truck investigations, one involving weapons.
The first began around 5 p.m. near the Sid Buckwold Bridge. The driver spotted police and took off, leading officers on a brief chase that was quickly called off over public safety concerns.
The air support unit took up the chase, allowing patrol officers to deploy stop sticks, deflating at least one tire.
Four people abandoned the truck near the intersection of Weldon Avenue and 13th Street West. They were tracked down and arrested.
A search of the truck turned up five weapons.
Officers determined that the truck was the same one involved in a weapons incident earlier in the day. Police received reports a firearm had been pointed at two people from the rear window of a truck in the area of Avenue Q and 22nd Street.
Another report said a gunshot had been fired but police said they found no evidence to support the statement.
Three men and a woman are facing numerous charges.
The second stolen truck investigation started around 10:15 p.m. when officers spotted a truck on Witney Avenue that had been reported stolen from Prince Albert.
The air support unit tracked the truck to a hotel in the 600-block of Idylwyld Drive. Patrol units blocked the truck in the parking lot and took six people into custody.
Charges are pending.
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