June 13, 2018 8:05 pm
Updated: June 13, 2018 8:16 pm

Car’s GPS leads Saskatoon police to stolen vehicle, arrest

An update from a stolen car’s GPS showed Saskatoon police where to recover the vehicle, and arrest a wanted man.

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Saskatoon police say a stolen car’s GPS showed officers where to recover the vehicle and make an arrest.

A man originally reported his vehicle stolen from the 3200-block of McGill Street at roughly 8:45 p.m. CT on Tuesday.

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While police were taking his statement, a GPS update showed the car was at St. Patrick Avenue and Hilliard Street.

The vehicle was disabled, and officers arrived in the Exhibition neighbourhood to find a man walking away from the car.

The 30-year-old man then ran through a yard and was arrested in the 100-block of Elm Street.

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Police said they found out that between the time the man left the stolen vehicle and the time he was arrested, he had broken into an apartment in the 100-block of Elm Street.

He is facing charges of possession of stolen property over $5,000, break and enter, possession of stolen IDs and breach of probation.

He also had outstanding warrants.

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