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Saskatoon police recover 5 stolen vehicles, charge 11 people

The Saskatoon Police Service has recovered five stolen vehicles and arrested and charged 11 people with various offences. File / Global News

SASKATOON – Police in Saskatoon have recovered five stolen vehicles over the last six days. Eleven people have been arrested and are facing a variety of charges.

The most recent case involved a 24-year-old man who was brought into custody after a physical altercation that lasted several minutes with a patrol officer.

On Monday evening, a suspicious vehicle was spotted travelling in the city. The vehicle fled from police and a pursuit was initiated until the vehicle stopped behind a compound in the 600-block of Avenue O South.

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The suspect abandoned the vehicle and scaled a fence in an attempt to evade police. The suspect continued through to the front of the business and then engaged in a physical altercation with an officer.

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The officer attempted to Taser the suspect but it was ineffective.

A passerby noticed the altercation and assisted the officer until other police members were able to arrive and help take the suspect into custody.

The officer was taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Investigators determined that the suspect was wanted on an outstanding warrant for being unlawfully at large. The vehicle had been reported stolen from Kindersley, Sask.

The 24-year-old is facing numerous charges including possession of stolen property over $5,000, assaulting a police officer and carrying a concealed weapon. The accused is scheduled to appear next in Saskatoon provincial court Thursday.

In another case, a sawed-off shotgun and methamphetamine were seized by police.

Although the incidents were separate, police say several of the stolen vehicle was taken after keys were left unsecured or in the ignition.

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