Stolen truck flees after dragging Saskatoon officer: police

Saskatoon police are searching for a stolen truck after an officer was allegedly dragged during an arrest attempt. Saskatoon Police Service / Supplied

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Saskatoon police said a driver of a stolen truck allegedly dragged an officer during an arrest attempt on Tuesday.

The vehicle was reported at a gas station in the 1600-block of Idylwyld Drive North at roughly 3:30 p.m. CT.

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The officer located the truck and attempted to detain the driver inside.

Police said a brief altercation took place, then the driver drove off in the vehicle dragging the officer.

The officer suffered minor injuries and was assessed by paramedics at the scene.

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Saskatoon police have released this surveillance photo of a suspect after a stolen truck fled a gas station in the 1600-block of Idylwyld Drive North on Nov. 6, 2018. Saskatoon Police Service / Supplied

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The stolen vehicle was last seen heading northbound on Idylwyld Drive.

It is described as a grey 2002 GMC Sierra with an extended cab, and Saskatchewan licence plate 039 IIE. The truck has after-market taillights and a chrome push-bar on the front.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Saskatoon police at 306-975-8300 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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