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Regina police charge local male following series of break-ins

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An investigation following an arrest early Sunday morning led to charges being laid with four recent compound break-and-enters.

At about 4:06 a.m., police officers on patrol noticed a black Chevrolet S10 truck speeding and in the wrong lane of traffic.  Officers followed the truck to a parking lot in the 3400 block of Big Bear Boulevard where it appeared stuck in some snow.

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The lone occupant was seen dashing away from the scene. He was later arrested for being identified as an individual who was wanted on a warrant.

Upon further investigation, officers suspected the S10 had been used on four separate compound break-and-enters, including:

  1. Jan. 13, 2022, 10:18 p.m. – Break, enter and theft at 600 block Adams Street. A suspect breaks the lock on the fence and enters compound. Suspect is believed to use a vehicle to remove several items.
  2. Jan. 14, 2022, 12:05 a.m. – Break, enter and theft at 400 Block Winnipeg Street. Suspect cuts lock on gate to compound. An ATV ($6,000) and a trailer ($3,000) are stolen from the compound.
  3. Jan. 15, 2022, 2:47 a.m.  –  Break, enter and theft at 100 block Henderson Drive.  Suspect breaks lock-off compound gate.  A heater, valued at $7,000, is stolen.
  4. Jan. 15, 2022, 3:00 a.m. –  Break, enter and theft. An enclosed trailer, valued at $6,000, is stolen from a compound at 1100 block Weaver Street. The trailer is located, abandoned, about six hours later.

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Further investigation confirmed evidence to support several charges.

The suspect has been named as 32-year-old Clinton Joseph Durocher of Regina. He has been charged with the following:

  • Dangerous driving
  • 4X Break, enter and commit theft
  • Breach of conditions of a release order

Durocher made his first court appearance on these charges in Provincial Court Monday morning.

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