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Man arrested after found asleep in delivery van he stole: Regina police

Regina Police Service deployed a CEW to arrest a Regina man who faces charges including possession of a weapon for a purpose dangerous to public peace.
Regina Police Service deployed a CEW to arrest a Regina man who faces charges including possession of a weapon for a purpose dangerous to public peace. File / Global News

Regina police have arrested a man they say broke into a residential house, then fled the scene in a stolen van.

On Saturday at around 6:30 a.m., Regina police responded to a break and enter in the city’s east end.

Police say a man had broken into a residential home while brandishing a knife.

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When confronted, the man dropped the knife and fled the scene, police say. No one was injured from the incident.

A short time later, the suspect stole a delivery van from a nearby business on Chuka Boulevard, officials say.

The van was found by police outside the city on Highway 33 in a ditch.

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Police say the man was sleeping inside and was taken into custody without incident.

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The man was charged with break and enter, theft of a motor vehicle, being in possession of a weapon considered dangerous to the public and operating a conveyance dangerous to the public.

Regina police say this is an isolated event, and residents of Regina are not in danger.

Police continue to investigate.

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