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Police team up to halt stolen vehicle from entering Saskatoon

Saskatoon man apprehended by police following a pursuit on Highway 41 Friday. children.
Saskatoon man apprehended by police following a pursuit on Highway 41 Friday. children. File / Global News

WAKAW, Sask. – A Saskatoon man was apprehended by police following a stolen vehicle pursuit on Highway 41 Friday. RCMP were initially called to a rollover southwest of Wakaw, Sask. at around 2 p.m.

Wakaw EMS also responded to the crash and came across a man approximately one kilometre away. Shortly after this, the man fled into the tree line.

Investigation revealed that the van involved in the rollover had been stolen earlier that day from Nipawin, Sask.

Saskatoon Police Service Air 1 was dispatched to assist in locating the suspect and directed RCMP to a farm yard.

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An SUV fled from the yard site onto Highway 41 and Mounties pursued the vehicle with emergency equipment engaged.

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The driver failed to pull over, but was identified by RCMP. The pursuit was discontinued while the air unit monitored the vehicle as it travelled towards Saskatoon.

RCMP and Saskatoon police undertook a coordinated effort to prevent the stolen vehicle from entering city limits. Officers used spike belts successfully, disabling the SUV on Highway 41 near Highway 5.

Harley Wayne Reid, 21, was taken into custody. His charges include theft of a motor vehicle, possession of stolen property, driving while disqualified and failing to stop for an emergency vehicle.

He has been remanded into custody and will appear in Saskatoon provincial court June 8.