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Regina police recover items from stolen hunting gear investigation

The 46-year-old man was found at approximately 11:30 p.m. Friday.
The 46-year-old man was found at approximately 11:30 p.m. Friday. File / Global News

A 29-year-old man faces five charges after an ongoing investigation led Regina police to a stolen firearm and hunting equipment.

Police shared in a release on Wednesday that officers were sent at 12:45 p.m. Sept. 4 to a parking lot on the 4900 block of Gordon Road near Cabela’s in the Harbour Landing neighbourhood.

Regina police received a report of a theft from a truck, which included a gun, ammunition, three compound hunting bows, other hunting gear and clothing.

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Potential suspects and a suspect vehicle were identified during the investigation.

One suspect, Andrew Pelletier of Regina, was arrested that evening on the 1800 block of Alexandra Street.

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According to police, Pelletier was bitten by a police dog during the arrest. He was taken to hospital by paramedics for treatment before he was transported to a detention area.

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Police also located an unoccupied suspect vehicle on the 1900 block of Connaught Street.

A significant amount of stolen property was recovered, Regina police said in the release.

Pelletier has been charged with three counts of theft over $5,000 and two counts of possession of a firearm or ammunition contrary to an order.

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